Do you have a Royal Caribbean Cruise booked? Is the drinks package worth it? In this guide to the latest Royal Caribbean Drinks Packages, menus, and alcohol drink prices, we will share our experience of the beverage package and how it worked for us on our recent cruises. Including up-to-date Royal Caribbean drink menus from our last sailing on Odyssey of the Seas.
We will tell you what packages are available, what we booked and whether there are any restrictions. Plus, give you an idea of drink prices onboard Royal Caribbean from our last sailing. Also, check out our Royal Caribbean Formal Night Guide Here and our Dining Package Guide.
The Guide to Royal Caribbean Drinks Packages with The Latest Royal Caribbean Drink Menus and Bars
There are so many questions surrounding cruise drink packages. We will try to answer your Royal Caribbean drink menus and beverage package questions using our recent cruises and experiences. Plus, check our menus and drink calculator as a guide; you can determine how many drinks you would drink.
What Are the Different Types of Royal Caribbean Drinks Packages and How Much Are They?
There are four drinks packages on Royal Caribbean;
- The Deluxe Beverage package costs between $63.00 and $98.00 plus daily gratuities.
- The Refreshment Package is between $29.00 and $38.00 plus daily gratuities.
- The Classic Soda Package is $12.99 – $15.00 plus daily gratuities.
- The Water Bottle Package can be ordered in 6,12, and 24 cans, but prices vary.
The below pic is from our July sailing with the at the time on board prices.
Do Royal Caribbean Offer Special Rates on Drinks Packages.
Yes, checking the website for details on their current promotions is essential! Royal Caribbean does year-round promotions, so you can only book your package immediately if it is a good deal. There are sometimes free drink packages when you book a sailing, so watch Royal Caribbean’s latest drink package deals.
Also, if you see a Royal Caribbean Drinks Packages after you have booked, you can contact your travel agent or Royal Caribbean if you booked directly to request this is added to your booking. It’s not always possible, but I did this year when our agent informed us of a sale and got the Deluxe drinks packages for $47 for all the adults in our cruise party, a significant saving from the advertised regular price.
Classic Soda on Royal Caribbean Drinks Package
The Classic Soda Package costs $12.99 – $15.00 plus gratuities per day.
What Does The Classic Soda Package Include?
Includes unlimited soda fountain refills in your souvenir cup. Great for teens and was perfect for our youngest son. There are tons of different sodas on the soda machines throughout the ship. Choose from Coca-Cola, Fruit flavours and energy drinks using the Coca-Cola souvenir cup you get with your package.
The Royal Caribbean Refreshment Package
The refreshment package is excellent for those not wanting to purchase alcohol. The refreshment package is non-alcoholic but includes non-alcoholic Cocktails and smoothies and costs between $29.00 and $38.00 plus gratuities per day.
Whats Included In The Royal Caribbean Refreshment Package?
- Non-alcoholic cocktails (mocktails)
- Fountain soda and refills at any venue
- Coca-Cola Freestyle beverages from the freestyle machine
- Coca-Cola souvenir cup
- Bottled still and sparkling water
- Premium coffees and teas
- Fresh-squeezed juices
- Johnny Rockets Shakes
Whats Drinks are Included in the Deluxe Beverage Package on Royal Caribbean
The deluxe drinks package is excellent value and includes all of the following in with the price of the package; on our sailing, this was for drinks up to the value of $15.00. This was perfect for the adults in our party and when we worked out how many drinks we would drink, wine, cocktails, water and coffee the value was great.
- Wine by the Glass
- Vodka; Absolut, Belvedere, Grey Goose, Stoli, Tito’s Handmade Vodka
- Gin; Aviation, Beefeater, Bombay Sapphire, The Botanist
- Tequila/Mezcal; 1800, Avion Silver, Patron Silver
- Scotch; Chivas Regal 12 Year Old, Dewars 12 Year, Glenfiddich, Johnnie Walker Black, The Glenlivet
- Whiskey/ Bourbon; Buffalo Trace, Canadian Club, Crown Royal, Jack Daniels, Jameson, Maker’s Mark Whistle Pig Rye
- Cognac; Hennessy VS, Remy Martin VSOP
- Spiked Seltzers; Truly
- Beer and Cider
- Fountain soda and soda refills at any venue
- Coca-Cola Freestyle beverages from the freestyle machines around the ship
- Coca-Cola® souvenir cup (we had to request ours)
- Still and sparkling water (by the can)
- Premium coffees and teas, but not from Starbucks
- Freshly squeezed juices
- Johnny Rockets Shakes
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. This is the perfect package to go for if you want all of the choices.
How Much Are Drinks On Royal Caribbean?
Here are a few drink prices from our 2023 family cruise on Odyssey of the Seas; also, scroll down for more drink menus. One of my absolute favourites was the Lavender Daiquiri in Schooners bar. It was delicious.
Beer Prices On Royal Caribbean
- Amstel Light, $8.25
- Coors Light, $8.25
- Daura Damm (Glutten Free) $8.25
- Strongbow $8.25
- Bud Light, $8.25
- Heineken, $8.25
- Heineken 0% £7.75
Wine And Fizz Prices On Royal Caribbean
- 536 Castle Rock Pinot Noir, $12
- 671 Castle Rock Cabernet Sauvignon, $10
- Pinot Grigio, $11
- Sauvignon Blank, $13 (This was my favorite wine)
- Chardonay, $12
- 223 Chandon Brut, $14
- Prosecco, $10 ( Also very nice not acidic at all, There was no pink available which was a shame)
- Sidecar, $15
- Old Fashioned, $15 ( Hubby loved this one)
- Tom Collins, $15
- Lavender Daiquiri, $15 ( My absolute favorite)
- Goombay Smash, $15
- Mint Berry Delight $15
Spirits, Bourbon And Liquors Prices On Royal Caribbean
- Absolut Vodka, $9.50
- Bombay Saphire Gin, $10.50
- Hendricks Gin, $12.00
- Malibu $9.50
- Bacardi, $9.50
- Captain Morgan Spiced Rum, $9.50
- Patreon Reposado, $13.00
- Remy Martin, $12.00
- Chivas Regal, $10.50
- Jack Daniels, $9.50
- Aperol, $10.99
- Baileys, $10.50
- Disaronno, $10.99
Soft Drink Prices Or Royal Caribbean
- Coca Cola and other soft drinks, $3.50
- Mocktails $7.00
- Tonic, $3.50
- Red Bull, $4.95
- Fresh Juice $3.50
Is The Royal Caribbean Drink Package Worth It?
For us, it was; if you like to have wine, lunch, dinner, a few afternoon cocktails, and evening drinks, then it adds up to make it worth it. Especially when you factor in morning coffee, water, soft drinks, and water to take back to your cabin at night. I used to take water back to the cabin, we were able to grab a can of water each before bedtime. I prefer sparkling water and this was available too.
Try Our Royal Caribbean Drinks Calculator
However, if you are still determining if it is worth it, check out our Royal Caribbean drinks Calculator below. We haven’t got all of the drinks on. But all the prices are accurate and enough to give you an idea of how much you will drink.
The Water Bottle Drink Package on Royal Caribbean
The Water bottle package on Royal Caribbean lets you have 6, 12 or 24 packs of Water delivered to your stateroom. Perfect if you want bottled/canned water daily in your mini bar. Although if you have the drinks package, you can get canned still and sparkling water from the bar to take back to your cabin. You do not need this if you have a Deluxe Drinks Package as we were able to get water as part of the package.
Cafe Select Coffee Card on Royal Caribbean
This Royal Caribbean drinks package for coffee enables you to purchase a card that is punched as you go saving you up to 50% on each drink. A cafe select coffee card is also a great idea to let you indulge in up to 15 speciality coffees, premium teas and hot chocolates. A one time purchase card that can be shared between guests. This is not always available, so check your cruise dashboard.
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Most Asked Questions Royal Caribbean’s Latest Drinks Package Guide
What Is in The New Royal Caribbean Soda and Wifi Package?
The Royal Caribbean classic soda and voom Wi-Fi package costs around $25.00, and it’s a new way to stay connected. As with everything with Royal, the price fluctuates, but that’s okay, as you can sometimes get a great deal.
Sip, save and stay connected all cruise along with a bundle of two great favorites packages. We are bundling our Classic Soda Package with VOOM® high-speed internet. This enables you can enjoy unlimited soda in your Coca-Cola souvenir cup while streaming all your favorite music and movies and sharing your unforgettable moments in real time.
*All Beverage Packages exclude any beverages served inside licensed Starbucks® stores. Classic Soda Package Offerings: • Fountain soda and refills at any venue • Coca-Cola Freestyle beverages • Coca-Cola souvenir cup
Does the Deluxe Drinks Package Have a Daily Limit for Alcohol?
There is no daily limit to the drink packages on Royal Caribbean. I don’t think we would have ever reached the limit, but it was great to know there were no limitations on our drinks package.
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 buy a deluxe drinks package, every person in your stateroom over 21 or 18 ( UK and Australia ) must purchase a package. There is an exception to the rule: those guests who do not drink alcohol for specific health or religious reasons and instead are allowed to buy a refreshment package.
If you want to arrange this, call Royal Caribbean directly. Our two sons were in a joining cabin one was 17 one was 21, and we were able to get two different packages, one fizzy and one Deluxe due to their ages.
What Is the Maximum Price of A Drink You Can Purchase on A Package?
The cocktails are the most expensive on the Royal Caribbean bar menu. Most cocktails are included in the package up to $15 ( This can change on different sailings). It’s worth noting that all drinks onboard already include your gratuity and onboard taxes if you have paid as part of a package.
Some cocktails are above the package price, but only a few. 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 The Royal Caribbean’s Latest Drinks Package with My Sea Pass?
No, you can only purchase one drink at a time at the bar. However, if we found as we got to know the bar staff after a few days, they let my husband, son and I get drinks for each other. If you give them one sea pass card, they can tell on the system which in your stateroom also has the package.
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 complimentary drinks package!
Can I Use My Drinks Package as Soon as I Board?
Yes, you can! From the minute we got on board till we went to bed the night before we disembarked, we were able to use our drinks package and choose from the Royal Caribbean drink menus. Also, if you have not purchased a Royal Caribbean drinks package before your cruise, you can buy a drinks package at any bar when you embark. However we prefer to organise before we get on board. We were once charged Spanish port tax on a package which added a lot to the price.
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, not just alcohol. Coffee in the morning, freshly squeezed juice, and a bottle of water to take with you off the ship.
Aa 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. We are not huge Starbucks fans, so we preferred the special coffees which were included.
Where Can I Use My Drink 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 get all your premium coffees and teas (iced, frappes, blended teas, and even chai).
Grab healthy fruit smoothies in Vitality cafe or a beer in the English pub on the promenade. Plus the Pool Bars and the Solarium too.
Drinks from the Coca-Cola freestyle machines are included; you must request a refillable cup, which are included in the price of your package.
You can use the drinks package in the main dining room and specialty dining restaurants. Plus, the private islands, Labadee and Perfect Day CocoCay.
Do You Need a Soda Package For Children If You Have A Package
No, there is free water, iced 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’s Latest Drinks Package? That I Do Not Need a Drink Package For?
You can get complimentary tea, coffee and hot chocolate in places like Windjammer, Sorrentos and the Cafe Promenade. Windjammers also have iced tea at all times and fruit juices such as orange juice at breakfast time. There is iced water available at all bars.
Is There Any Free Alcohol on Royal Caribbean Ships?
During the welcome onboard reception hosted by the Captain (usually the first formal night) servers circulate the area with complimentary glasses of fizz.
You can also have a complimentary glass of champagne at the art auctions. Also, if you are staying in a suite, there is a Royal suite lounge which offers complimentary drinks.
Can I Use My Drinks Package in my Cruise Stateroom
No, drinks ordered on room service are ordered at current menu prices. Drinks in the cabin or from a mini bar are not included in the price of the Royal Caribbean Drinks Package. Although we took 2 bottles of Champagne to enjoy pre-dinner one night.
Can You Take Alcohol Onboard Royal Caribbean Ships?
Yes, you can take your own alcohol on a Royal Caribbean cruise. Perfect for celebrating in your cabin! Two bottles of wine or champagne per cabin can be taken onboard during turnaround and embarkation day. Any alcohol brought onboard on port days will be held by security until you disembark the ship.
We took two bottles of pink champagne to drink in our cabin pre-dinner. However, we only opened one as we tended to have pre-dinner drinks in Schooners Bar.
What Drinks Are There for Diamond Guests and Above Onboard?
Diamond, Diamond Plus, and Pinnacle guests have their lounge and a chance to drink complimentary in bars at a specific time each day.
Royal Caribbean Diamond Happy Hour Drinks Menu
For Diamond, Diamond Plus, and Pinnacle members, there are unlimited drinks between 5 pm-8.30 pm in the Diamond Lounge with canapés.
You can also get three free drinks loaded on your card between 5 pm and 8.30 pm 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.
What Is the Coastal Kitchen Drink Menu Onboard Royal Caribbean?
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 Oasis and Quantum Class Cruise Ships
Drinks are not included in the coastal Kitchen. Some drinks are available at the same time as the suite lounge. The same menu from the suite lounge applies to Pinnacle or Sky class guests in the Coastal kitchen. If you are in Star class, all drinks apply.
The suite lounge drinks menu is similar to the Coastal Kitchen drinks menu. You can have whichever drink you choose, including cocktails. If you have a drinks package, the menu does not apply.
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 Guinness and non-alcoholic beers.
Here are some current beer and drink prices in Royal Caribbeans onboard bars.
- Budweiser beer $7.49
- Corona beer $7.99
- Stella Artois beer $7.99
- Strongbow cider $7.99
For the full list scroll down to the Independence of the Sea pub bar menu.
What Is the Beer Menu on Royal Caribbean Independence of The Seas?
Here are the 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 on Royal Caribbean are priced between $8.25 for a beer and up to 15 dollars for a cocktail, with $15 being the package limit.
For a better idea scroll down to the latest photos of the Symphony of the Seas menu below.
These are the general bar menus for Royal Caribbean’s Latest Drinks Package? Including Royal Caribbean pool bar menus
Vitality Bar smoothie cocktails and drinks menu onboard Royal Caribbean
Here is the Vitality bar drink menu as on the Symphony of the Seas
Schooner bar drinks menu
The Royal Caribbean drink menu in Schooner bar contains some more sophisticated cocktails, such as Lavender Daiquiri.
Royal Caribbean Bionic Bar
Take a look at the drinks on offer in the Royal Caribbean Bionic bar
Royal Caribbean Oasis Class ships Wonderland Bar menu and cocktail list included in package
This is the Wonderland restaurant cocktail menu from Symphony of the Seas. Wonderland restaurant is an exciting dining experience onboard Royal Caribbeans larger fleet of ships. Wonderland cocktails have a n Alice in wonderland theme to them and include;
- Down the Rabbit Hole
- Smoke rings
- White rabbit
- Cheshire Cat Cosmo
Royal Caribbean Vintages Wine Bar wine menu 2023
This is the menu for Vintages wine bar on Royal Caribbeans Oasis of the Seas. This is the same wine menu as other vintage bars thought-out 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.
I hope this article on the Royal Caribbean drink menus and beverage packages is helpful to you. Stay tuned for more ship drink menus coming soon!
Should I book a Royal Caribbean Drinks Package?
You can find out in this Royal Caribbean’s Latest Drinks Package guide if you need to book a drinks package and if it is worth it. If you enjoy wine with your dinner and a few cocktails by the pool, then one of the Royal Caribbean drinks packages is for you.
Look at the menu prices to see how much you would spend on drinks onboard. This may not be needed if you only have the odd drink a day. You can get tea and coffee in the restaurant and some juices.
For more about cruising with Royal Caribbean you can see our Guides to Royal Caribbean section.