Princess Cruises Beverage Packages

Princess Cruises have some of the best options for drink packages, both alcoholic, non-alcoholic and specialty coffee. Princess has also introduced an all-inclusive type pricing option called Princess Plus, where the Premier Beverage Package is included.

In this post we will examine each drink package, including Princess’ new perk, the Princess Plus Package.

Drink Prices on Princess Cruises

To calculate whether purchasing a drink package is right for you, you would need to know how much Princess charges for beverages. The drink prices on Princess Cruises ships are in line with most other cruise lines. Princess Cruises drinks prices are:

  • Cocktail: $7.50 to $10
  • Mocktail: $5.50
  • Beer: $6.25 to $6.75
  • Glass of wine: $8 to $12
  • Soft drinks: $2
  • Bottle of water (500ml): $2

Princess’ Drink Packages

Princess Cruises offers three drinks packages – one with alcohol, one for non-alcoholic drinks only, and one for soda. Princess also offers the Princess Plus Package.

Premier Beverage Package

Cost – $59.99 USD per day, per person plus an additional 18% gratuity or service charge. Including gratuity.*

What’s included. The Premier Beverage Package includes all drinks priced up to $12 each:

  • Beers
  • Wines (by the glass)
  • Spirits
  • Cocktails
  • Bottled water
  • Fountain sodas and Coke Freestyle machines
  • Fresh juices
  • Speciality teas and coffees
  • Bubble teas at the Gong Cha Cafe
  • Frappés at Coffee & Cones
  • Milkshakes
  • Red Bull energy drinks

What’s not included.

  • Bottles of wine or spirits
  • Buckets of beer
  • One litre bottles of water (except when dining at speciality restaurants)
  • Cans of soda
  • Bottled juices
  • Room service
  • Mini bar
  • Self-service or vending machines

The Premier Beverage Package will get you a 25% discount on: Bottles of wine, one-litre bottles of water, cans of soda and bottles of juice.

Premier Coffee & Soda Package

Cost – $19.99 USD per person, per day, plus an additional 18% gratuity or service charge.*

What’s included. The Premier Coffee & Soda Package includes:

  • Fountain sodas and Coke Freestyle machines
  • Fresh juices
  • Mocktails
  • Smoothies
  • Speciality teas and coffees
  • Hot chocolate
  • Bubble teas at the Gong Cha Cafe
  • Frappés at Coffee & Cones
  • Milkshakes
  • Red Bull energy drinks

What’s not included. The Premier Beverage package doesn’t include:

  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Bottles of water (of any size)
  • Cans of soda
  • Bottled juices
  • Room service
  • Mini bar
  • Self-service or vending machines

The Premier Coffee & Soda Package will get you a 25% discount on: Bottles of water, cans of soda and bottles of juice.

Classic Soda Package

Cost – $9.99 USD per person, per day, plus an additional 18% gratuity or service charge.*

What’s included. The Classic Soda Package includes:

  • Fountain sodas and Coke Freestyle machines
  • Fresh juices
  • Mocktails
  • Smoothies

Drinks package cost on Princess Cruises

The three drinks packages on Princess Cruises each come with an 18% service charge on top.* The Princess drink package cost inclusive of the 18% service charge is:

  • Alcohol package:             $70.79 per day
  • Non-alcoholic package: $23.59 per day
  • Soda package:                 $11.79 per day

Princess Plus package

If you’re considering buying the alcoholic drinks package on your cruise, then you are almost certainly better off by getting the Princess Plus fare.

Princess Cruises offers two fares – Princess Fare, known as Princess Savers in the US, and Princess Plus.

  • Princess Fare or Princess Savers: The standard ‘no frills’ fare
  • Princess Plus Fare: Includes drinks, wifi and gratuities.

Princess Plus is worth it if you plan to drink two or more alcoholic drinks each day. If you only drink soft drinks and coffee, the Princess Plus package is still worth it as it works out at just $2 per day more than the Coffee & Soda Package but you get free wifi included.

For the best value, you may want to consider the Princess Plus Fare. By opting for Princess Plus, you’ll receive the Premium Beverage package , unlimited free wifi and free gratuities.

You can choose the Princess Plus for adults and the Princess Fare for children which means that the adults can benefit from the drinks package and the WiFi which would mostly be wasted on kids. Unfortunately, you can’t get this online, but you can if you book over the phone or with a travel agent.

What drinks are free on Princess Cruises

Free drinks on Princess Cruises ships include:

  • Glasses of iced water
  • Lemonade
  • Iced tea
  • Hot tea
  • Brewed coffee
  • Fruit juice (with breakfast)
* Pricing in Australia is different and it includes the service charge.

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