Princess Cruises Alcohol Policy, Drink Prices, Packages

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Princess Cruises alcohol policy - what are the rules on bringing your own liquor on board Princess cruise ships? Princess cruise lines alcohol policy is slightly different than alcohol rules of other major cruise companies (bringing champagne/wine on board is allowed, corkage fee applied if consumed in dining rooms).

Princess Cruises Alcohol Policy

What are Princess Cruises alcohol age restrictions and the permissible age to access the casino and disco?

Princess Cruises alcohol policy, wine, drink prices, packages

Drinking age, bringing liquor/wine on Princess cruises

  • What is legal on Princess is a 21 years drinking age which is always observed and proof of age is often required. Princess onboard staff are advised to take seriously the responsibility for underaged passengers and not serving alcohol to them. Age alcohol restrictions are posted in the bars.
  • Disco entries are limited to 18 years and older passengers. Don't forget to check with kids' and teens' centers for special children's disco events. Kids under 18 years old are welcome in the spa, Jacuzzi, and gymnasium, and when accompanied by a guardian or a parent are also welcome in the entertainment show lounges in the evenings.
  • Princess ships casino is reserved for 21 years and older guests - only they will be allowed to consume alcohol there. For guests of questionable age, picture identification is usually requested.

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Princess Cruises beverage policy rules and allowance

Bringing liquor at embarkation on board all Princess cruise ships is not allowed. All liquor will be confiscated. It will be returned later, at the end of voyage. Bringing champagne or wine onboard is dependent on two-part rule:

  • a guest of drinking age is allowed to bring one single bottle of champagne or wine per voyage, no larger than 750 ml, which won't be subject to any fees if consumed in staterooms.
  • $15 corkage fee is applied when brought to the restaurants.
  • Bringing additional champagne or wine bottles onboard is allowed, but then each bottle will bear corkage fee of $15, no matter where they're going to be consumed.

Champagne and wine can be brought onboard Princess cruise ships for consumption during visits of call ports, but liquor is always held until disembarkation. Passengers agree (as it's provided in Passage Contract) not to bring any alcohol on board Princess ships for consumption, except a bottle of champagne or wine per each adult (who is of drinking age, of course). Beer, spirits or liquor are not permitted.

Don't forget that your luggage will be scanned - alcohol beverages outside of Princess alcohol policy will be discarded. Princess line isn't responsible for discarded alcoholic beverages by security staff shoreside.

Purchasing liquor from Princess ships’ duty-free shops and ashore (in ports of call)

Liquor that is purchased in port and in Princess cruise ships' duty-free shops is retained until the end of voyage. All alcoholic beverages purchased at call ports or duty free from Princess ships' gift shops, are collected for safekeeping, afterwards delivered to the passengers' staterooms on cruise's last day.

Passengers have to report bringing wine and liquor aboard during port visits and embarkation. The staff will assist passengers with storage of shoreside alcohol purchases, and Princess boutiques staff - with shipboard alcohol purchases. Such items aren't eligible for replacement or monetary refund.

Passengers may take complimentary cocktails at Champagne Waterfall, Captain's Welcome, Circle and Farewell Parties, and at art auctions.

Princess Cruises beer list

  • Draught: Stella Artois
  • Bottled: Bass, Beck's, Bud Light, Budweiser, Coors Light, Dos Equis, Foster's, Franziskaner & Spaten, Grolsch, Miller Genuine Draft and Lite.

Specialty bars on Princess ships

"Princess Vines" Wine Bar provides selections of more than thirty wines by glass. "Crooner" Martini Bar provides selections of more than seventy premium Martinis.

Drinks included in Princess Cruises fares

Princess Cruises apply extra charge on carbonated beverages, like all other lines, but complimentary champagne and cocktails are available at Art Auctions, Champagne Waterfall, Captain's Welcome, Captain's Circle and Captain's Farewell Party. Surely, at dinner time the staff will offer you Perrier sparkling water for a small charge, but you can decline politely and enjoy for no fee fresh-tasting ice water. Another tempting thing aboard includes the beverages in the mini-fridge - not-so-free by the way.

Alcoholic Beverages

Alcoholic beverages for the most part, are not included in the price of your Princess Cruises vacation. However, there are some exceptions. The special beer package, which gives you the opportunity to get a free drink if you buy five, includes Coors Light, Beck's, Dos Equis, Miller Lite and Miller Genuine Draft.

Couples on honeymoon receive a bottle of free champagne to celebrate the happy event. The Repeat Cruiser Reception and Captain's Reception offer free drinks from the bar during special events.

Suite passengers, according to Princess Cruises, also receive at embarkation free glasses of champagne. Once you've sailed the 16th Princess cruise (or 151st day onboard Princess), you are welcomed as Captain's Circle elite member, and this entitles you to complimentary tasting Grapevine wine event.

Coffee, Cocoa, Tea

Hot tea and coffee are free in all Princess dining areas. The additional cafes aboard charge extra for lattes and gourmet coffees. Guests can purchase coffee cards to get discounts on the specialty drinks. Princess ships' bars charge fees for tea and coffee. Hot chocolate is another extra, unless when ordered with room service.

Non-Carbonated Beverages

Lemonade, unsweetened iced tea, regular milk, skim milk, juices (orange or apple juice) - these are always free in Princess dining areas. Juices are charged at the bars. In passengers' staterooms tere are small fridges available, for a few of your favorite drinks.

Soda Packages

Soft Princess drinks, like onboard most ships, are not covered. If you drink more than three sodas per day, better buy unlimited drink plan which is inexpensive. Room service is not included. Princess also provides a soda package entitling guest to six drinks but paying the price of five, which includes Diet Coke, Coke, Diet Sprite, Sprite, tonic water, soda water, orange-flavored soda, and ginger ale. The members of Captain's Circle receive mini-bar setup (complimentary) in their staterooms, including a can of Sprite, Coke, Diet Coke, and a bottle of water, refilled for free when requested.

Water

Chilled and fresh-tasting fountain water in all Princess Cruises dining areas is free. Refill your glasses generously. However, if you want bottled water or Perrier sparkling, will be charged extra.

Princess Cruises alcohol packages

The all-inclusive beverage package includes:

  • all spirits, cocktails, wine and beer priced below $10
  • all nonalcoholic items like mocktails, shakes, sodas
  • tea, espresso, coffee, specialty drinks

Princess Cruises beverage package includes additionally 40% discount on bottled wines (priced under $100), as well as food items included with coffee cards (like gelato and crepes). The "All-Inclusive Bar Package" is currently available for $49 per day, per person. With the 15% gratuity, it costs $56.35.

Before 2015, all adults traveling in the same stateroom had to purchase the all-inclusive beverage package. Minors traveling with adults purchasing the package had to purchase "Unlimited Soda and More" package. After May 2015, you are not obliged to buy all-inclusive beverage package together with your roommate(s) who had it. The all-inclusive drink package is not offered on Sun Princess and Sea Princess, as well as on Princess ships homeported in Australia and New Zealand.

OLD All-Inclusive Beverage Package (with alcohol included)

In July 2015, the company introduced its own alcohol-inclusive drink package. Unfortunately, this is an "exclusive" all-inclusive deal available only on Princess Australian ships.

  • The new all-inclusive beverage package is named "Sip and Sail" and priced AUD 59 PP per day.
  • Package inclusions are drinks priced up to AUD 14 (per drink), including alcohol (liquors, cocktails, beers, wines by glass), non-alcoholic unlimited drinks (sodas, specialty coffees, shakes, juices, bottled water).
  • To whoever buys the Australian unlimited drinks package is offered 40% discounted pricing on wines (by bottle) that cost under AUD 100 per bottle.
  • The new drink package can be bought only on the ship (purchased through any bartender or waiter) but must be purchased for the full cruise. Partial (daily) deals are not available.

NEW all-inclusive drinks package with alcohol (Premier Beverage Package)

In September 2017, Princess Cruises changed its unlimited alcohol package and increased its price.

  • The old "All-Inclusive Beverage Package" (priced USD 59 per day, per person) covered drinks up to USD 14 - including beers, wine by the glass, spirits, cocktails, shakes, juices, water bottles, soft drinks. Passengers received up to 40% discount on bottles of wine (priced at USD 100 or less).
  • The new "Premier Beverage Package" costs USD 86.99 (pp per day) and includes all wines by the glass, beers and cocktails under USD 16, plus unlimited non-alcoholic drinks (bottled water, fresh juices, shakes, fountain sodas). The new package limits the number of alcoholic drinks purchases at 15 pp per day. The company also reduced the discount that passengers receive on bottles of wine under USD 100 - from 40% to 25%.
  • The new package is not available on cruises under 7-days (Australia-based ships) or less than 2-days (on all other ships).

Premier Beverage Package includes unlimited fountain sodas, bottled water (500ml), specialty coffees and teas, fresh juices, smoothies, milkshakes, Red Bull energy drinks, frappe’s (at Coffee & Cones). Package's value was increased by adding alcoholic beverages up to AUD 16 (old AUD 14), offering 25% off all bottles of wine (not only under $100) and including one 1-litre bottle of water (sparkling or still) for free when dining at specialty restaurants.

Non-alcoholic beverage packages cost

You can purchase wine packages in bundles of 3, 5, 7 bottles, and save about 25% off individually purchasing them.

information on Princess Cruises drink prices of alcohol and beverage packages

Currently, Princess Cruises offer the following non-alcoholic beverage packages:

  • "Unlimited Soda" package costs $5.18 per day and provides unlimited soft drinks by the glass at all shipboard restaurants and bars.
  • "Unlimited Soda and More" package costs $8 per day and offers unlimited soft drinks plus bonus cocktails, shakes, floats, juices, hot chocolate - complimentary throughout the voyage.
  • "Canned Soda" package costs $12 per day and includes 6 canned sodas for the price of 5, from the next listed (any combination) Diet Coke, Coke, Diet Sprite, Sprite, soda water, orange soda, ginger ale, tonic water.
  • "Beer Package" costs $28.46 per day - you can choose from the following beers (receive 6 for the price of 5) - Coors Light, Beck’s, Dos Equis, Miller Lite. Price, Miller Genuine Draft.
  • "Coffee Card" costs $31 and includes 15 espresso-based cold or hot coffee drinks with fresh-brewed coffee (complimentary), plus premium tea - all for the duration of the voyage.

Princess Cruises drink prices

This is Princess Cruises Bon Voyage liquor list with prices. All listed here alcoholic beverages are available for pre-purchasing as "bon voyage" gifts (subject to availability). Gratuity is included. All prices are in USD and may be changed by the company without notice.

Wine list with prices

Alcohol Brands (Wines / Beers / Liquors)Bon Voyage drink prices per bottle in USD

Champagne & Sparkling Wine - Dom Perignon (France)

$181

Champagne & Sparkling Wine - Nicolas Feuillate (France)

$62

Cabernet Sauvignon - Kenwood, Jack London (Sonoma, California)

$50

Chardonnay - Simi (California)

$44

Merlot - Oberon, Napa Valley (California)

$42

  • Pinot Noir - Estancia Pinnacles Ranches (California)
  • Shiraz - Rosemount (SE Australia)
  • Zinfandel - Sextant (California)

$36

  • Pinot Grigio - Danzante (Italy)
  • Chardonnay - Robert Mondavi (California)

$34

Cabernet Sauvignon - Casa Lapostelle (Rapel Valley, Chile)

$31

  • Sparkling - Korbel, Brut (California)
  • Sparkling - Martini & Rossi, Asti Spumante (Italy)
  • Riesling - Bex (Germany)
  • White Zinfandel - Woodbridge (California)

$30

Sauvignon Blanc - Puerto Viejo (Chile)

$29

Merlot - Round Hill (California)

$26

Bon Voyage liquor prices

Alcohol Brands (Wines / Beers / Liquors)Bon Voyage drink prices per bottle in USD

Cognac - Courvoisier VSOP (350ml)

$30

Bourbon - Jack Daniel's (375ml)

$26

Scotch - Johnny Walker Red Label (375ml)

$24

  • Bourbon - Crown Royal (375ml)
  • Gin - Bombay Sapphire (375ml)

$22

Vodka - Absolut (375ml)

$20

Liqueur - Brogan's Irish Cream (350ml)

$19

  • Bourbon - Jim Beam (375ml)
  • Scotch - Cutty Sark (375ml)
  • Rum - Bacardi White (375ml)
  • Rum - Cruzan Coconut Rum (375ml)
  • Gin - Gordon's (375ml)
  • Vodka - Skyy (375ml)

$17

Cruise room-service menu (alcohol list)

  • Passengers under 21 years of age are not served alcoholic beverages.
  • Identification may be required.
  • Princess cruise lines made available the following beverage packages, for stateroom consumption only:
Alcohol Brands (Wines / Beers / Liquors)Bon Voyage drink prices per bottle in USD

Cognac - Courvoisier VSOP (350ml)

$28

Bourbon - Jack Daniel's (375ml)

$24

  • Scotch - Johnny Walker Red Label (375ml)
  • Gin - Bombay Sapphire (375ml)

$22

Bourbon - Crown Royal (375ml)

$20

Vodka - Absolut (375ml)

$18

Liqueur - Brogan's Irish Cream (350ml)

$17

  • Bourbon - Jim Beam (375ml)
  • Scotch - Cutty Sark (375ml)
  • Rum - Bacardi White (375ml)
  • Rum - Cruzan Coconut Rum (375ml)
  • Gin - Gordon's (375ml)
  • Vodka - Skyy (375ml)

$15

NEW cocktail and wine menus with prices

In August 2018, Princess Cruises introduced newly enhanced beverage menus with signature cocktails created by master mixologist Rob Floyd. Ingredients are fresh and based on itinerary-destination. The new menus are offered fleetwide and in all shipboard bars and lounges. In addition to the new cocktails, in company's drink menus were added 20 high-end spirits, 39 premium wines (by the glass) and 17 international and craft beers. Among the new cocktails are:

  • Amaretto Manhattan (Disaronno, Bulleit Bourbon, Angostura orange bitters, sweet vermouth)
  • A Trip to the Tropics (apricot liqueur, Absolut Elyx vodka, orange-pomegranate-pineapple juices)
  • East Side Punch (Absolut Elyx vodka, cucumber, fresh mint, lime juice, club soda, simple syrup)
  • Italian Sunset (Bombay Sapphire gin, Aperol, lemon juice, Angostura bitters, simple syrup)
  • Ivory Coast (Amarula African liqueur, Grey Goose vodka, Kahlua, chocolate shavings)
  • Mayan Heat (Triple Sec, Patron Silver tequila, agave syrup, lime juice, muddled jalapeno)
  • Mint Divine (ginger beer, Bombay Sapphire gin, lime juice, cucumber, fresh mint, simple syrup)
  • Princess Punch (Absolut Elyx vodka, fresh lime, St George raspberry liqueur, Gosling’s ginger beer, simple syrup)
  • The Egyptian Zombie (Gosling’s Dark rum, Bacardi Superior rum, blackberry brandy, grenadine, orange-pineapple juices, sweet-and-sour)
  • VerJus (St-Germain, St George “Terroir” gin, muddled green grapes, simple syrup, lemon juice).
  • New “Zero-proof" (non-alcoholic cocktails) are "Strawberries on Fire" (fresh strawberries, agave syrup, lime juice, jalapeno, soda) and Zero Mojito (fresh mint, lime, Sprite, simple syrup).
COCKTAILS and WINESIngredientsPrices (USD)

WHITE wines by the glass (in brackets - glass and a half price)

  1. Riesling, Hogue, Columbia Valley, Washington, USA
  2. Sauvignon Blanc, Nobilo, Marlborough, New Zealand
  3. Pinot Grigio, Danzante, Delle Venezie, Italy 
  4. Chardonnay, Clos Du Bois, North Coast, California, USA

WHITE wines by the glass (in brackets - bottle price)

  1. Anthilia Donnafugata Sicilia, Italy
  2. Coppo "La Rocca" Gavi Monterotondo Di Gavi, Italy
  3. Ruffino Orvieto Classico Umbria, Italy
  4. Pinot Grigio, Danzante Delle Venezie, Italy
  5. Ferruccio Sgubin Sauvignon Blanc, Friuli, Italy
-

 

 

  1. $7 ($10,25)
  2. $8 ($11,50)
  3. $8 ($11,50)
  4. $8 ($11,50)

 

  1. $8 ($36)
  2. $34
  3. $29
  4. $8 ($32)
  5. $3 ($32)

RED wines by the glass (in brackets - glass and a half price)

  1. Zinfandel, Zen of Zin, California, USA
  2. Pinot Noir, Estancia, Monterey, California, USA
  3. Merlot, Ancient Peaks, Paso Robles, California, USA
  4. Cabernet Sauvignon, Clos Du Bois, California, USA

RED wines by the glass (in brackets - bottle price)

  1. Zeni Valpolicella, Valpolicella, Italy
  2. Amarone Classico, Valpolicella, Italy
  3. Marchesi de Frescobaldi Chianti Castiglioni, Toscana, Italy
  4. Ruffino Chianti Ducale Riserva, Toscana, Italy
  5. Marchesi De’ Frescobaldi Rosso Di Montalcino, Toscana, Italy
  6. Giordano "Tradizione" Barolo, Piemonte, Italy
  7. Ferruccio Sgubin Schioppettino, Friuli, Italy
  8. Luce Della Vite Montalcino-Toscana, Italy
  9. Tenuta Dell’Ornellaia Bolgheri-Toscana, Italy

BUBBLES by the glass (in brackets - glass and a half price)

  1. Korbel Brut Reserve (187ml bottle), California, USA
  2. Rose les Fumees Blanches, Côtes de Gascogne, France
-
  1. $7 ($10,25)
  2. $8 ($11,50)
  3. $8 ($11,50)
  4. $8 ($11,50)

 

 

 

  1. $28
  2. $59
  3. $8 ($32)
  4. $42
  5. $49
  6. $12 ($45)
  7. $10 ($40)
  8. ($115)
  9. ($240)

 

 

 

 

 

  1. $8
  2. $8 ($11,50)

CHAMPAGNE & SPARKLING WINES by the bottle

  1. Nicolas Feuillatte Brut Chouilly, France
  2. Veuve Clicquot Brut Reims, France
  3. Domaine Chandon Brut Cuvee Napa Valley, California
  4. Villa Sandi Prosecco Veneto, Italy
-
  1. $60
  2. $89
  3. $38
  4. $34

 CRAFT COCKTAILS

  1. BLOODY DERBY
  2. SEAWITCH STEAM
  3. SALTY DOG NEGRONI
  4. OLD FASHIONED
  5. WHISKEY SOUR
  6. LONG ISLAND ICE TEA
  7. 24K MARGARITA
  8. COSMOPOLITAN
  1. Ubons Bloody Mary Mix (Spicy or Mild), Bulleit Bourbon, Slice of Bacon 
  2. Woodford Reserve, Sweet Vermouth, Seawitch IPA Syrup, Fresh Lemon
  3. Bombay Sapphire, Campari, Sweet Vermouth, Blood Orange Syrup
  4. Knob Creek, Fresh Orange, Bitters, Sugar
  5. John Jacob Rye, Citrus Mix
  6. Grey Goose, Bombay Sapphire, Bacardi, Cointreau, Citrus Mix
  7. 1800 Tequila, Cointreau, Grand Marnier, Margarita Mix
  8. Absolut Citron, Triple Sec, Lime Juice, Cranberry Juice
$8,95 (each)

INTERNATIONAL BEERS/CIDERS

  1. Dos Equis
  2. Budweiser or Bud Light
  3. Heineken
  4. Stella
  5. Guinness
  6. Rekorderlig Strawberry-Lime or Pear Cider
-
  1. $5,25
  2. $5,95
  3. $5,50
  4. $5,95
  5. $5,95
  6. $6,50

DRAFT BEERS

  1. Heineken Draft
  2. Newcastle Brown Ale
-
  1. $4,50
  2. $5,50

ICONIC ITALIAN cocktails

  1. Americano, Gaspare Campari (Caffe Campari Bar)
  2. Negroni Sbagliato (Milan, Italy)
  3. Cardinale (Excelsior Hotel, Rome)
  4. Angelo Azzurro (1950, Italy - Blue Lagoon variation)
  5. Godfather (Marlon Brando favorite)
  1. Campari, Sweet Vermouth, club soda
  2. Sparkling Wine, Campari, Sweet Vermouth
  3. Hendrick’s Gin, Campari, Dry Vermouth
  4. Tanqueray No 10 Gin, Cointreau, Blue Curacao
  5. Johnnie Walker Red Scotch, Amaretto di Saronno
  1. $7,75
  2. $8,25
  3. $8,75
  4. $8,75
  5. $7,75

MODERN DAY ITALY cocktails

  1. Boulervardier
  2. Funky Diva Caipirinha
  3. Vesper Martini
  4. Campari Punch (Serves 8)
  1. Negroni variation swaps out gin for Bourbon
  2. LeBlanc Cachaca, Grand Marnier, Prosecco, Aperol, blood orange, simple syrup
  3. Tanqueray No.10, Lilet Blanc, Stolichnaya Vodka, lemon peel
  4. Campari, Prosecco, Grappa, pomegranate molasses, red currant juice, lemon & orange slice
  1. $7,75
  2. $8,25
  3. $8,25
  4. $62

PROSECCO COCKTAILS

  1. Bellini (Giuseppe Cipriani, Harry’s Bar Venice)
  2. Aperol Spritz (Habsburg, Veneto (Italy)
  3. Rossini (named after Italian Composer Gioachino Rossini)
  1. Prosecco, peach puree
  2. Prosecco, Aperol, soda water
  3. Prosecco, strawberry puree
  1. $10
  2. $7,75
  3. $7,50

SABATINI's after dinner cocktails

  1. DOPO CENA
  2. Sicilian Kiss
  3. Tiramisu Martini
  4. Chocolate Mint Martini
  5. Sorbetto
  6. Sorrento Sunset
  1. Stolichnaya Vodka, Amaretto, Irish Cream, Kahlúa, Cream
  2. Stolichnaya Vodka, Irish Cream, Amaretto, Kahlua, Cream
  3. Grey Goose Vodka, Kahlua, Mascarpone Cheese, Espresso, Sugar, Milk
  4. Stolichnaya Vodka, White Creme de Cacao, Peppermint Schnapps
  5. Stolichnaya Vodka, Sweet & Sour, Limoncello, Cream
  6. Sparkling Wine, Limoncello, Chambord, Sweet & Sour
$7,95 (each)

SABATINI's spirits and liquers

  1. Courvoisier VSOP
  2. Remy Martin XO
  3. Chivas -12 Years Old
  4. Johnnie Walker Black Label
  5. Sambuca, Amaretto, Frangelico
-
  1. $7,25
  2. $10,75
  3. $5,95
  4. $6,95
  5. $5,75

SABATINI's specialty coffees

  1. Espresso, Macchiato
  2. Cappuccino, Café Latte or Mocha
-
  1. $1,75 
  2. $2,50

In addition to the 39 new wines by the glass, Princess partnered with Doug Frost (Master of Wine and Master Sommelier) to update wine menus fleetwide. Princess also revealed new "Sip and Sail" drink promotion offering complimentary beverages for all balcony, mini-suite and suite bookings through September 5, 2018. Sip & Sail promo deals were available for adult residents of USA, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico and Bermuda.

In November 2018, Princess Cruises doubled down on line's culinary travel focus via enhanced wine list across the fleet, featuring bottles chosen by one of the most popular wine experts in the U.S. The main dining room wine list already boasts 142 choices. The menu was completely redesigned in a way making it easy for everyone, even occasional wine drinkers, to find what they like. For example, white wines are described as "light & mild," "refreshing," "fruity and vibrant", "crisp & tangy," "rich & textured."

To develop the list, the cruise company brought in wine expert Doug Frost, who is one of four in the world to have both a Master Sommelier and Master of Wine certification. The new list includes elite choices like Chateau Lafitte Bordeaux which sells for US$1,600 per bottle. However, the list includes wines at a price point that should not bother too many cruisers. 66% of the wines are US$49 and under. A third of the wines cost less than US$39 per bottle.