Royal Caribbean is testing a policy change for passengers who purchase the all-inclusive Deluxe Beverage Package on their newest and largest cruise ship, Harmony of the Seas.
Gina Kramer at Cruise Critic is reporting that on select sailings (September 30 through November 18, 2017) on Harmony of the Seas, all passengers 21 years and older in a stateroom will be required to purchase the beverage package if one person in the stateroom chooses to purchase it.
While this is standard practice on most mainstream cruise lines, Royal Caribbean currently does not require that everyone in a stateroom 21 years and older purchase the Deluxe Beverage Package if one of their cabin mates does.
While the sharing of drinks is not allowed, many cruisers brag on social media about breaking this rule.
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.
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