Last updated June 2019
This is the ultimate guide of the Royal Caribbean’s Latest Drinks Packages, you will find all the latest information and Royal Caribbean drink menus needed for your next Royal caribbean cruise in 2019. The packages are available on every ship and this is everything you need to know about Royal Caribbean drinks packages before you sail.
Royal Caribbean drink menus are hard to find online and there are so many questions surrounding drink packages. For instance have you booked your Royal Caribbean cruise and want to order a deluxe drink package? Royal Caribbean drink menus and beverage package questions will be answered here. Such as what Royal Caribbean beverage package do I need? and what is all-inclusive in the alcoholic package? Here are the latest Royal Caribbean drink menus for 2019 as well as cruise drink menu photos and latest information on the Royal Caribbean drink package.
What are the different types of Royal Caribbean drinks packages?
Royal Caribbean drinks packages the Deluxe beverage package
The first Royal Caribbean drinks package is the deluxe beverage package lets you enjoy any beverage onboard including cocktails, wines, spirits, soda, squeezed juices and premium tea and coffee. You also receive a discount on any bottles of wine you wish to purchase – 40% off of bottles priced up to $100 and 20% off of bottles priced over $100.
The Royal Caribbean Refreshment package
The refreshment package is a great idea for those who do not wish to purchase alcohol. You can enjoy any selection of premium coffees and teas along with bottled water, freshly squeezed juices, non alcoholic cocktails and any choice from the soda package.
Classic soda on Royal Caribbean drinks package
The classic soda package is great fun and includes unlimited soda fountain refills in your own souvenir cup. Great for teens!
Cafe select coffee card on Royal Caribbean
Cafe select coffee card is also great idea to let you indulge in up to 15 specialty coffees, premium teas and hot chocolates. This Royal Caribbean drinks package for coffee lets you purchase a card that is punched as you go saving you up 50% on each drink. A one a time purchase card that can be shared between guests.
What is included in the RC soda package?
Soda machines are situated in different areas of the ship including all classes of ship Freedom, Oasis etc. Each Royal Caribbean soda machine has over 100 flavours including all fruit, colas and even energy drinks. The machine is activated by the chip in the bottom of the cup. You can also obtain soda at the bars.
Does the deluxe drinks package have a daily limit for alcohol?
There is no daily limit it really is unlimited! Enjoy all day in a choice of different bars all over the ship.
If one person is buying the alcohol package, does everyone have to have the same package, or can the other just get the soda package?
If you are buying deluxe drinks package every person in your stateroom that is over 21 or 18 ( UK and Australia ) must purchase a package. There is an exception to the rule those guests that do not drink alcohol for certain health or religious reasons and instead are allowed to purchase a refreshment package. To arrange this you should call Royal Caribbean direct.
What is the maximum price of a drink you can purchase on a package?
The cocktails tend to be the most expensive on the Royal Caribbean bar menu. Most cocktails are included in the package (regular price around $12, although on the Oasis class and Quantum class ships the starting price is $13). If you are sailing from the UK cocktail prices seem to start at $14. It’s worth noting that all drinks already include your gratuity and onboard taxes. If you wish to pay the extra few dollars for a more expensive cocktail you can but you may not need to as the list of included cocktails is comprehensive.
Can I buy more than one drink on my sea pass?
No each time you go to the bar you can only purchase one drink at a time. However if you know the bar staff after a few days they may let your partner get your drink for you. If you give them one sea pass card they can tell on system who in your stateroom also has the package.
What is the price of a drinks package?
The drinks package is roughly $65 per person a day. The refreshment package is $30 a day , The soda package $10 a day. This does fluctuate slightly. Keep an eye online (i.e in online Facebook groups, and on your inbox as they may email you with special offers) as Royal Caribbean often do deals to encourage passengers to book before they sail. Sometimes they do a buy one get one half price or discount sales on packages.
Cafe select coffee cards are $36 for every 15 coffees purchased.
Occasionally Royal Caribbean offer free drinks packages when you book and this offers great value for money.
If you wait and purchase onboard is it cheaper?
It can be more expensive to buy onboard in port as the country’s tax will be added to the cost of your package. Look out for offers online such as 20% off before you sail. Sometimes you can book a cruise with a free drinks package!
Can I use my drinks package as soon as I board?
Yes you can! The minute you get onboard to the second before you disembark you are able to use your drinks package and choose from the Royal Caribbean drink menus. Also if you have not purchased a Royal caribbean drinks package prior to your cruise you can purchase a drinks package at any bar when you embark.
What does a drinks package include?
A Royal Caribbean drinks package includes all drinks such as selected glasses of wine, most spirits, speciality coffees, cocktails, beers and fresh juice. The Drinks packages also includes gratuities and taxes so you will not get a nasty shock when your onboard bill arrives!
How much will I use a deluxe drinks package whilst onboard Royal Caribbean?
As little or as much as you want. A general day for instance could include several soft drinks and hot drinks and not just alcohol. Coffee in the morning and a freshly squeezed juice followed by a bottle of water to take with you off the ship. Maybe a glass of wine with your drink package in Vintages specialty wine bar or a cocktail in Schooners before or after dinner. I’ve always found the drinks packages to be worth the money.
Is Starbucks included in the Deluxe Beverage package?
No, all beverage packages exclude any beverages served by licensed Starbucks stores.
Where can I use my drinks package?
Everywhere on the ship (excluding Starbucks) – Specialty restaurants including Jamies, Wonderland, Vintages wine bar and the Playmaker sports bar. Cafe promenade is where you will get all your premium coffees and teas (iced coffees, frappes, blended teas, and even chai).
Grab a healthy fruit smoothie in Vitality cafe, or a beer in the English pub on the promenade. Don’t forget the Pool Bars and the Solarium too.
My son doesn’t like fizzy drinks do I need a soda package?
No there is free water, ice tea at all times onboard and some juices available in the Windjammer cafe (buffet restaurant on the pool deck).
TOP TIP if you decide against purchasing a drinks package take a few small concentrated squashes with you to make a juice with the water provided.
What drinks are free on Royal Caribbean that I do not need a drinks package for?
You can get complimentary tea, coffee and hot chocolate in places such as Windjammer, Sorrentos and the Cafe promenade. Windjammers also has iced tea at all times, in addition fruit juices such as orange juice at breakfast time. There is iced water available at all bars. Royal Caribbean drink menus include the price of each drink so anything else on the ship with no price is free.
Is there any free alcohol on Royal Caribbean ships?
Yes! During the welcome onboard reception hosted by the Captain (which is normally the first formal night) there are waiters circulating the area with complimentary glasses of fizz.
At the art auctions you can have a complimentary glass of champagne too.
Can you take alcohol onboard Royal Caribbean ships?
Yes two bottles of wine or champagne per cabin can be taken onboard during turnaround. Perfect for celebrating in your cabin! Any alcohol brought onboard on port days will be held by security until you disembark the ship.
If I do not purchase a drinks package on royal caribbean what will happen?
When you purchase a drink onboard Royal caribbean without a package you will be charged a gratuity fee with every drink.
What drinks are there for Diamond guests and above onboard?
Diamond, Diamond Plus and Pinnacle guests have their on lounge and a chance to drink complimentary in bars at a certain times each day.
For Diamond, Diamond Plus and Pinnacle members there are unlimited drinks between 5pm-8.30pm in the Diamond Lounge with canapés.
You can also get three free drinks loaded on your card to use between 5pm and 8.30pm in any bar. This is part of the Crown and Anchor members club.
This is the Diamond Members club drink menu in the Diamond Club room.
If I have a suite on a Royal Caribbean cruise do I get free drinks?
Yes Suite guests get entry to the Suite lounge if there is one on your ship. Drinks are normally served free between 11.30am to 11pm everyday. Drinks in the Royal Caribbean Suite Lounge include wines, Beers and soft drinks.
This is a photo of the Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas Suite Lounge drinks menu. This is the same for other suite lounges such as Symphony and Harmony of the Seas. Later in the evening between 4.30pm and 8.00pm the Suite lounge includes spirits.
As well as the free drink menu Coastal Kitchen offer another wine menu to purchase full bottles of wine or drinks. You can still use your drink package in the Coastal Kitchen for cocktails.
Are drinks included in the Coastal Kitchen onboard Harmony or Symphony of the Seas?
Yes some drinks are free at the same times as the suite lounge. The same menu from the suite lounge apply’s for guests who are Pinnacle or Sky class in the Coastal kitchen. If you are Star class all drinks apply.
The suite lounge drinks menu is the same menu as the Coastal Kitchen drinks menu. If you have a drinks package the menu does not apply you can have whichever drink you choose including cocktails.
What beers are available in the Royal Caribbean English pubs?
The beer list is extensive and includes beers from all over the world. Ales such as Brown Ale, White Ale, pale Ale and Beers from ashore such as Indian Ale or Belgian Ale. Lagers from the world such as Pilsners Bud Light and Coronas. Not to mention Guiness and non alcoholic beers.
For the full list scroll down to the Independence of the Sea pub bar menu.
Here are the latest 2018 pub beer and cocktail menus. The prices vary from ship to ship but the menu generally is the same.
How much are the drinks onboard Symphony of the Seas?
Drinks are priced between for a $7.75 for a beer to $15 dollars for a cocktail with $13 being the package limit.
For a better idea scroll down to the latest photos of the Symphony of the Seas menu below.
Here is the Vitality bar drink menu as on the Symphony of the Seas
Here are the latest Schooner bar Royal Caribbean drink menus from Independence of the Seas.
The Royal Caribbean drink menu in Schooner bar contains some more sophisticated cocktails such as Lavender Daiquiri.
This is the latest Wonderland restaurant cocktail menu from Symphony of the Seas. Wonderland restaurant is an exciting dining experience onboard Royal Caribbeans larger fleet of ships.
This is the menu for Vintages wine bar on Oasis of the Seas. This is the same wine menu as other vintages bars thoughtout the Royal caribbean fleet.
Vintage’s red wine bar menu onboard Oasis of the Seas
The Vintage white wine bar menu onboard Oasis of the Seas.
Hope you found this article featuring the Royal Caribbean drink menus and beverage packages useful. Stay tuned for more ship drink menus coming soon!
Should I book a Royal Caribbean Drinks Package?
If you enjoy a wine with your dinner and a few cocktails by the pool then one of the Royal caribbean drinks packages is for you. If you look at the prices on the menus to see how much you would spend on drinks onboard. For non alcoholics or you only have the odd drink a day then this may not be needed. You can get tea and coffee in the restaurants as well as some juices.