According to RoyalCaribbean.com, “Any guest wishing to purchase a Deluxe Beverage Package must do so for all other guests 21 years and older in the same stateroom, for sailings on or after December 31st, 2017.” Previously, not everyone 21 years or older in a stateroom had to purchase the Deluxe Beverage Package if one of their cabin mates did.
This change comes after a test program was run on their newest cruise ship, Harmony of the Seas. This policy change only affects the Deluxe Beverage Package and not any of the other drink packages offered by Royal Caribbean.
The reason for this change is due to passengers sharing drinks with those who did not purchase the package. The sharing of drinks is not allowed and all drink packages are for single guest use only.
The Deluxe Beverage Package costs $55 per day (plus gratuity). The package must be purchased for the entire length of the cruise and includes the following:
- Cocktails, spirits, liquor, and beer
- Bottled still and sparking 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
All single beverages up to $12 per item are included. For drinks over $12, guests will be required to pay the difference in price. Guests will also receive a 40% discount on bottled wines up to $100 and a 20% discount on wines priced above $100.