For 2019, drink packages are now optional. In previous years, the cost of the drink package was added to the cruise fare (i.e: what used to be a $749 cruise is now a $499 cruise); this was not a good thing for those under 21 or people that did not drink that much… they were essentially being forced to purchase a drink package that they weren’t going to use by simply booking the cruise. We’re very excited to change things up. Royal Caribbean’s Deluxe Beverage package includes things we have not seen in the past such as: Top shelf liquor (Grey Goose, Patron, Crown, and more…), specialty coffees, and even bottled water. In addition, what used to be a major cost of the cruise fare in the past (and had to be paid all up front) can now be pushed all the way until the first day of the cruise – the drink package can be purchased on-board the ship!

Of course, you are free to purchase drinks a la carte off the menu. In average drinks are priced as follows: alcoholic drinks $10, beers $6.50, sodas $3, bottled water $2.50… this is when Drink Packages come in handy. The unlimited deluxe beverage package allows you to enjoy as many cocktails, beers, and other alcoholic drinks as you want for a fixed daily price (as low as $56 per night). If you plan on drinking more than 5-6 drinks per day, we definitely recommend a drink package.

Please see below for all the details regarding the drink packages and how to purchase them.

Deluxe Beverage Package:

$56 per night (+ 18% gratuity)

Price may vary by sail date. You must be 21 by the start of the cruise to be able to purchase this package. Enjoy unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks all cruise long. You can use your drink package at all bars and restaurants on the ship and in Cococay, Royal Caribbean’s private island.  We recommend to purchase your drink package in advance (at least 4 days prior to your sail date) to save more versus purchasing it on the ship. The price will be higher if purchased onboard, usually around $65 per guest, per night.

This package includes:
• Cocktails / Spirits / Liqueurs / Beer
• Bottled still and sparkling water
• Wines by the glass
• Fresh squeezed juices / Non-alcoholic cocktails
• Premium coffees and teas
• Fountain sodas / Coca-Cola Freestyle® beverages
• Coca-Cola® souvenir cup included

An 18% gratuity charge will be added to the package price. Royal Caribbean requires all guests 21+ in the same cabin to purchase the Deluxe Beverage Package if at least one other person in their cabin has one. Royal Caribbean may provide an exemption to this rule (at their discretion) for guests that do not consume alcohol for personal, health or religious reasons. To arrange for an exemption, call Royal Caribbean at (800) 398-9819 and explain the situation. 

Royal Caribbean's Deluxe Beverage Package

Deluxe Beverage Package Terms and Conditions

*Drink package price may vary and does not include an 18% gratuity.

**Package includes any single beverage item with a value up to $12. Plus, receive a 40% discount on bottled wines priced up to $100, and 20% discount on wines priced above $100. Does not include Starbucks. Prices are per person unless otherwise noted and shown in USD. All selections are subject to change. Royal Caribbean International reserves the right to verify eligibility upon arrival to the activity. All guests of legal drinking age in the same stateroom and under the same stateroom booking number are required to purchase the same beverage package. The package cannot be shared by guests. Guest agrees to not provide or share drinks with other guests; a violation of this may result in cancellation of the guest’s package and the guest will not receive a refund or credit of any kind.

Non-alcoholic drink packages:

Refreshment Package:

$26 per night (+ 18% gratuity)

Enjoy an entire selection of:
• Premium coffees and teas
• Bottled still and sparkling water
• Fresh squeezed orange juice
• Non-alcoholic cocktails
• Fountain sodas / Coca-Cola Freestyle® beverages
• Coca-Cola® souvenir cup included

Classic Soda Package:

$8.50 per night (+ 18% gratuity)

Unlimited Thirst Quenchers
• Fountain soda and refills in any venue
• Coca-Cola Freestyle® beverages
• Coca-Cola® souvenir cup included

HOW TO PURCHASE A DRINK PACKAGE

Online:

You can purchase a drink package once you receive a Royal Caribbean Reservation # from us. Once booked, follow these simple steps:
1. Go here: MY CRUISE PLANNER
2. Enter your LAST NAME and your ROYAL CARIBBEAN RESERVATION # which can be found in your email confirmation from us.
3. Enter your departure date and select ‘Mariner of the Seas’ as the ship, then press ‘Submit.
4. Make your purchase online following the prompts
5. You can also purchase Shore Excursions, Specialty Dining Options, Spa Packages and Wifi packages through the Cruise Planner.

If you purchase online, the drink package will be added to all guests in your cabin that are 21 and only one credit card can be used. We recommend calling Royal Caribbean instead to be able to use multiple cards if needed (or purchase them on the ship).

Phone:

You can call Royal Caribbean at (800) 398-9819 in the U.S. or Canada to purchase your drink package. Please have your Royal Caribbean Reservation # ready when you call.

On the Ship:

Another option is to wait and purchase the drink package onboard the ship. Drink packages can be purchased at various kiosks set up around the ship, as well as any bar or lounge. Because this is a 4 night cruise, you must purchase them on the first day of the cruise.