In early September 2016, RCI rolled out new drink packages available fleetwide:
- "Deluxe Beverage Package" costs USD 55 per person per day (gratuities not included). With the Deluxe package are offered unlimited alcohol (cocktails, beers, wines), also non-alcoholic drinks, premium coffees and teas, bottled water. By purchasing the Deluxe package, passengers are entitled to the following additional discounts : 40% off on wine bottles priced under USD 100 per bottle, and 20% off on wine bottles priced above USD 100. All package-included beverages can be priced up to USD 12 per drink. For beverages priced over USD 12, a credit is applied towards the beverage for paying the balance.
- "Refreshment Package" costs USD 26 per person per day (gratuities not included). With the Refreshment package are offered unlimited premium coffees and teas, fresh-squeezed juices, nonalcoholic cocktails, fountain soda refills, bottled water, free Coca-Cola souvenir cup.
- "Classic Soda Package" costs USD 8,50 per person per day (gratuities not included). It is inclusive of unlimited fountain soda and free Coca-Cola souvenir cup.
- "evian Bottled Water Package" has 2 available options (prices PP, gratuity not included): USD 39 (12x 1L bottles of "evian Natural Spring Water") and USD 69 (24x 1L "evian Natural Spring Water").
- All these new Royal beverage packages are available for booking via "Cruise Planner" (at royalcaribbean.com) for cruises after September 6, 2016.
- Pre-purchased (already booked) older packages will be honored as follows: "Select Package" (until depleted), "Premium Package" (will be upgraded to "Deluxe" at no extra charge), "Ultimate Package" (will be converted to "Deluxe") and "Replenish Package" (will be converted to "Refreshment").
- The new package inclusions and prices are also pictured below (Cruise Planner scan).
The four old Royal Caribbean beverage packages prices (details pictured below) ranged from USD 20 to USD 65 per day per passenger. These were daily fixed-cost drink plans designed to better budget the onboard beverage spending and to save money. All these plans provided unlimited drinks that can be ordered at any ship bar or restaurant on any RCI ship, as well as at the company's private island resorts. The only exceptions where a beverage package can't be used were the cabin's mini-bar and the room service.
- The "Royal Replenish Package" (cost USD 22,42 pp, pricing inclusive of gratuity) - all non-alcoholic beverages, coffee is included. As items, this package includes: Coca-Cola Souvenir Cup, fountain soda, non-alcoholic drinks, bottled water (volume 500 ml), sparkling water (volume 375 ml), fresh-squeezed juices, Premium coffees / teas. The Royal Refreshment Package's "soda card" option is cheaper (cost $8 pp, pricing inclusive of gratuity) and includes only unlimited Fountain Soda and Coca-Cola Souvenir Cup.
- The "Select Package" (cost USD 42 pp, pricing inclusive of gratuity) - included are unlimited beer, wine by the glass, non-alcoholic cocktails, Fountain Soda, Coca-Cola Souvenir Cup, juices, plus 20% discount pricing on bottled wines.
- The "Premium Package" (cost USD 57 pp, pricing inclusive of gratuity) - included are unlimited wines by the glass, beer, premium cocktails (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), Fountain Soda, Coca-Cola Souvenir Cup, juices, bottled water (volume 500 ml), plus 20% discount pricing on bottled wines.
- The "Ultimate Package" (cost USD 67 pp, pricing inclusive of gratuity). Included are unlimited alcohol and beverages - fine wines by the glass, beer, premium cocktails (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), Fountain Soda, Coca-Cola Souvenir Cup, juices, bottled water (volume 500 ml), sparkling water (volume 375 ml), plus 20% discount pricing on (bottled wines under $100) and 40% discount (on bottled wines above $100).
- Souvenir cups (alcoholic beverages, not Coca-Cola cups) are not included in any of the packages. They cost extra ($10) with the alcoholic drink.
Don't forget - these are prices PP, for each day of your RCI cruise ship vacation, must be purchased for the whole cruise duration. Know, that occasionally (on select sailings), RCI offers drink package discounted pricing. Almost all RCI discounted deals are offered prior to sailing and via "Cruise Planner".
Source (CruiseMapper): Royal Caribbean All You Can Drink Packages