Latest July Update, Princess Cruises Drinks And Cruise Packages 2024

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A LOT has changed with Princess Cruise Drinks packages lately as Princess Cruise introduced the new Princess Plus and Premier Package. These Packages include the drinks package plus lots of other extras and sit as stand alone bookable packages that in many cases offer extra value than booking the drinks packages. There have a been a few gradual changes to this package throughout the year with the latest update which see’s much loved free dining venue moved into the casual dining category which now comes with a price tag.

I will be honest, I was on the fence about this one. However we do use speciality dining but that doesn’t make the numbers work, it’s all the other extras that will make the big difference. Also, we are yet to see how Princess Prizes is going to work, intrigued? Grab a cuppa and scroll on down to check out the prices and in’s and out’s of the new Princess Cruises Drinks Packages and what the July 2023 changes are?

Also see our Princess Cruises Drinks Bar Menus post, which menus and drinks prices from many of the bars on Regal Princess, these are 2023 prices but will give you a guide.

Drinks Menus and Prices 2023

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The Princess Cruises Drinks Packages Ultimate Guide.

What Princess Drinks And Cruise Packages 2024 For All Itineraries Except Australia

  • Princess Plus Beverage Package, $64.99 per day plus service charge
  • The Premier Beverage Package $84.99 per day plus service charge
  • Princess Premier Cruise Package, $80.00 per day plus 18% service charge (a total of $100.30 per day)
  • Princess Plus Cruise Package, $60.00 per day plus 18% service charge
  • The Zero-Alcohol Drink Package, $29.99 per day plus 18% service charge
  • Classic Soda Package, USD $14.99 per day plus 18% service charge
  • New Grounds Coffee Package, onboard prepaid coffee card, prices vary.

Drinks Packages On Princess Cruises, As of February 2023 For Australian Sailings

  • Princess Premier Beverage Package, AUD $140.00 per day this includes a service charge.
  • Princess Plus Beverage Package, AUD $110.00 per day, which includes a service charge.
  • The Zero-Alcohol Drink Package, AUD $65.99 per day which includes a service charge.
  • Classic Soda Package, AUD $15.33 per day, this includes a service charge.
  • New Grounds Coffee Package, onboard prepaid coffee card, prices vary.
Ocean Medallion  Drinks Prices

Alcoholic Drinks Packages Vs Cruise Packages

Princess Cruises now offers a choice of 2 alcoholic drinks packages with the introduction of the Premier Beverage Package and Princess Plus Beverage Package. But and its a big but, the drinks package is more expensive than the cruise package.

Princess Premier Beverage Package

The Premier Beverage Package costs $84.99 per day plus 18% service charge (a total of $100.30 per day) or AUD $140.00 per day which includes a service charge. It also offers extras such as 2x speciality dining vouchers the photo package.

Comparison of Each Princess Premier Package

You will see that the Premier Cruise Package is cheaper and has so much more included. When booking your cruise, it’s important to check you are booking the Premier Cruise Package and not the drinks package.

From what we can gather, you can book the premier cruise package direct or with an agent before your cruise. They are also available for purchase or upgrade a package until the second day of your voyage.

Premier Beverage Package, Premier Cruise Package
$84.99 per day plus 18% service charge$80.00 per day plus 18% service charge
All Drinks are (drinks up to $20 each)All Drinks are (drinks up to $20 each)
25% discount on wine bottles (including rare vintages)25% discount on wine bottles (including rare vintages)
25% discount on large bottles of water and cans of soda25% discount on large bottles of water and cans of soda
5G Starlink Wi-Fi (up to 4 devices per guest)
Crew appreciation (Gratuities)
2 speciality dining meals per guest
Photo package (unlimited digital copies + 3 prints)
Princess Prizes
Premium desserts 
Fitness classes
Medallion accessory
Reserved theatre seating ( For Theatre Productions)
NEW Unlimited casual dining meals
NEW OceanNow® delivery
NEW Room service delivery
NEW! Free OceanNow Delivery Service Activation

Whats Included in The Princess Premier Cruise Package

  • Top shelf spirits, reserve wines by the glass and new high-end crafted cocktails.
  • Selection of 75+ spirits, 40+ wines by the glass.
  • Premier wines by the glass, including Cloudy Bay, Hartford Court, Grgich Hills and Freemark Abbey.
  • Private Woodford Reserve Bourbon Selection created exclusively for Princess.
  • Personalised Jack Daniel’s Whiskey Single Barrel Select.
  • All Drinks are (drinks up to $20 each) or up to $30.00 AUD for sailings departing from and returning to Australia and New Zealand.
  • Sparkling and still bottles water (Small)
  • Fresh juices and healthy smoothies
  • Specialty coffees and teas, Frappés at Coffee & Cones
  • Red Bull energy drinks.
  • 25% discount on wine bottles (including rare vintages)
  • 25% discount on large bottles of water and cans of soda
  • 5G Starlink Wi-Fi (up to 4 devices per guest)
  • Crew appreciation (Gratuities)
  • 2 speciality dining meals per guest
  • Photo package (unlimited digital copies + 3 prints)
  • Princess Prizes
  • Premium desserts 
  • Fitness classes
  • Medallion accessory
  • Reserved theatre seating ( For Theatre Productions)
  • NEW Unlimited casual dining meals
  • NEW OceanNow® delivery
  • NEW Room service delivery
  • NEW! Free OceanNow Delivery Service Activation
Cruise Embarkation Day Tips, Princess Drinks Packages 2022 including the new Premier Beverage Package

What’s included in the Photo Package?

The Photo Package includes all the digital photos of all guests in a stateroom for photos from your sailing, Including 3rd and 4th guests. The package also includes three physical prints of 8×10 size per guest which must be redeemed onboard at the Photo Gallery. The photo package does not apply to Platinum Studio, weddings, portraits or group special events.

Can the photo package be purchased separately?
Yes, the retail value of the photo package is $125.00 USD.

Multi-Device Wi-Fi

This allows every passenger to access in the stateroom to access WI-FI on up to 4 devices each.

What Is Princess Prizes

Princess Prizes is your chance to win prizes cash to free cruises. To play you simply open your stateroom door, and watch your door portal to see if you’ve won. One in five tries wins, and also you have unlimited spins while the casino is open! Prizes range from onboard spending money from $5 to $250, wine tasting onboard, Chef’s Table Lumiere, free cruises, and the ultimate grand prize of $100,000 cash!

Cocktails on Princess Cruises

Princess Plus Beverage Package

The Princess plus beverage package costs $64.99 per day plus 18% service charge (a total of $76.70 per day) or AUD $110.00 per day, which includes a service charge. Again booking before hand you are able to book the cruise package which offers much better value.

Comparison of Each Princess Plus Package

Premier Beverage Package, Premier Cruise Package
$64.99 per day plus 18% service charge$60.00 per day plus 18% service charge
All Drinks are (drinks up to $15 each)All Drinks are (drinks up to $15 each)
25% discount on wine bottles (including rare vintages)25% discount on wine bottles (including rare vintages)
25% discount on large bottles of water and cans of soda25% discount on large bottles of water and cans of soda
5G Starlink Wi-Fi (1 device per guest)
Crew appreciation (Gratuities)
2 speciality dining meals per guest
Photo package (unlimited digital copies + 3 prints)
Complimentary Room Service
Premium desserts, 2 per day
Fitness classes, 2 per cruise
NEW 2 casual dining meals per guest
NEW OceanNow® delivery
NEW! Free OceanNow Delivery Service Activation
NEW Room service delivery

Whats Included In The Princess Plus Beverage Package

  • Cocktails, wine by the glass, beer, specialty coffees fountain sodas, water to go, juices, fruity mocktails and crafted cocktails.
  • 50 spirits, 25 wines by the glass, 25 beers, all specialty coffees & non- alcoholic drinks
  • 25% discount on wine bottles (including rare vintages)
  • 25% discount on large bottles of water and cans of soda
  • All drinks are (drinks up to $15 each)
  • Wi-Fi (1 device per guest)
  • Crew appreciation (Gratuities)
  • Premium desserts, 2 per day
  • Fitness classes, 2 per cruise
  • Unlimited juice bar
  • Complimentary Room Service
  • NEW 2 casual dining meals per guest
  • NEW OceanNow® delivery
  • NEW Room service delivery
Can I use My Princess Cruises Drinks Packages In The Restaurants?

Princess Cruises Non Alcoholic Drinks Packages

The Zero-Alcohol Drink Package

The Zero-Alcohol Drink Package cost $29.99 per day plus 18% service charge

The Zero-Alcohol Drink Package Includes

  • All specialty or premium coffees and teas
  • Hot chocolate, fountain sodas
  • Fresh juices and healthy smoothies (juice bar)
  • Bottled water
  • Frappes at Coffee & Cones
  • Mocktails, and smoothies
  • Red Bull Energy Drink
  • Milk Shakes (if available).
  • The package provides a 25% discount canned items, soda or bottled juices (if available).
Premier Non Alcoholic Drinks Package?

The Classic Soda Package

How Much Are The Princess Cruises Classic Soda Drinks Packages?

The Classic Soda Package costs $9.99 per day plus 18% service charge (a total of $11.79 per day) or AUD $15.33 per day, this includes a service charge .

What Drinks Are Included In The Princess Classic Soda Package ?

The Princess Cruises Classic Drinks Package includes all fountain sodas, fruit juices, mocktails and smoothies. It also includes one souvenir tumbler based on availability.

Ocean Medallion benefits

New Grounds Coffee Package

The New Grounds Coffee Package allows you to purchase of a specified number of specialty coffees during the voyage of purchase. If you are a fan of speciality coffee’s but not enough to warrant a drinks package then this is the package for you.

Guests are able to redeem their chosen number of specialty coffees purchased in their package in locations onboard where espresso is available. The coffee package is available to purchase onboard.

Coffee Package onboard Princess cruises

Frequently Asked Questions About Princess Cruises Drinks Packages.

Can I Order Drinks With My Ocean Medallion?

This has now changed to NEW OceanNow® delivery. Which is included in the plus and premier cruise packages. If you dont have those you will need to pay a one-time activation fee of $14.99 to gain access to OceanNow delivery. This gives you on-demand beverage delivery; guests will be able to order drinks on and have them delivered throughout the ship and to your stateroom and sun loungers. Plus room service access.

Can I get Access to Room Service Without Ocean Now and the Cruise Package?

You can still access free room service breakfast. However, you must use the in-stateroom breakfast card and put it on the door the night before. All other room services for non-cruise package holders incur a $5.00 room service fee.

What are casual dining meals and where can I get them?

The meals vary by ship but do include: O’Malley’s, Ocean Terrace, Vines, Alfredo’s Pizzeria, Gigi’s Pizzeria, Kai Sushi, Planks, BBQ, Steamers and Salty Dog Gastropub. As you can see Gigi’s and Alfredo’s are now classed as casual dining venues with a cost attached. This is currently £14.99 per passenger.

Can items in Princess Plus or Princess Premier be shared with 3rd and 4th guests in my cabin if don’t have these packages?

For the Princess Premier package the following items can be shared across all guests: Wi-Fi for 4 devices per guest, the digital photo portion of the Photo Package and reserved theatre seating. Free shipping for Medallion® devices and accessories can also be shared across all guests in the stateroom when shipped at once to the same address.

However Casual Dining or Speciality Dining meals cannot be shared with the 3rd and 4th guests in the stateroom.

Can I Use My Princess Cruises Drinks Packages In The Restaurants?

Yes your packages can be used in all food and beverage venues and the theatre. However selections may differ in each venue’s menu. When dining in the specialty restaurants a 1 ltr bottle of still of sparkling water will be covered in your package.

You can also use your drinks packages on Princess private islands.

Are There Any Limitations With The Princess Drinks Package?

Alcoholic drinks are limited to 15 drinks in every 24-hour period (6 a.m. to 6 a.m.). Alcoholic drinks requested above this daily limit are at the discretion of the shipboard management and crew and charged at the menu price.

However non-alcoholic drinks don’t have a limit, nor do they count toward the maximum. So rest assured you can drinks soft drinks and smoothies to your hearts content.

What Is The Legal Drinking Age On Princess Cruises?

When sailing from North America, the legal drinking age on Princess Cruises is 21. However, when sailing from Europe, Asia, South America, Australia and New Zealand, the legal drinking age is 18.

Can I Share My Drinks Package?

Packages can’t be shared, additionally you can only buy 1 drink at a time.

Can I Bring Alcohol On A Princess Cruise?

Yes, each passenger is permitted to bring one bottle of wine or champagne up to 750 ml per sailing. You will be charged a $15 corkage fee for any additional bottles brought onboard.

What are The Prices Of Drinks On Princess Cruises By The Glass?

These are the drinks menus to give you an idea of Princess Drinks Prices and bar menus.

  • Chilled Vodka $5.50-$7.25
  • Classic Gin Martini $10.00
  • Champagne and Sparkling Wine $10.00 – $18.00
  • White Wine $9.00 – $16
  • Red Wine $9.00 – $16
  • Scotch $9 -$25
  • Beer $6.25 -$10
  • Mocktails $5.50
Princess Cruises Drinks Prices 2022, including wine, beer and cocktails
Princess Cruises Drinks Prices 2022, including wine, beer and cocktails

What Are The Prices Of Cocktails On Princess Cruises For The 2023 Season?

Cocktail prices range in price scroll down to see a selection of cocktail prices on Princess Cruises in the list below.

  • Rosemary Sour $15.00
  • Violet Cloud $15.00
  • Negroni $9.50
  • Chairman of the Board £10.00
  • Italian Sunset $8.25
  • Dunes $7.75
  • Gin Julep £8.50
Princess Cruises Cocktails and Drinks Prices 2022 including Sparkling wine, red wine and spirits
Princess Cruises Cocktails and Drinks Prices 2024 including Sparkling wine, red wine and spirits

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2 thoughts on “Latest July Update, Princess Cruises Drinks And Cruise Packages 2024”

  1. Thanks for the helpful information, we will be on our first Princess cruise 1/31/22.

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    • ooh enjoy we love Princess x

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