The Carnival Victory has been testing a new program this month. What do you think?
For $42.95 per person, per day, plus 15% gratuity, you will get unlimited beer, wine and mixed drinks priced under $10. You can also get a 25% discount on drinks priced over $10 (individual drinks only, not packages). The package must be purchased for all adults in a cabin so there is no sharing of the package.
So for just under $50 a day, per adult, you don’t have to worry about spending too much at the bars. Other cruise lines, like Celebrity and Royal Caribbean, already have unlimited drink packages as well. Celebrity offers a number of packages starting at $14 per night for a Classic Non-Alcoholic Package up to $54 per night for a Premium Package (plus 15% gratuity), but do not have a restriction that all adults in the cabin must purchase. Royal Caribbean offers three packages on just a few ships and are comparable.
I personally have a problem with the soda packages when I am on a cruise line that offers this as I rarely drink enough to make the package worthwhile. I certainly cannot see myself having at least six alcoholic drinks per day, every day on a cruise (on our last cruise, drinks we had were approximately $9 each). To make the package beneficial, that’s what I would need to do.
What are your thoughts on this?