Cost of Drink, Soda Packages on Royal Caribbean Going Up Next Year

Royal Caribbean is raising the cost of their drink and soda packages on 2019 cruises from 10-40%. These packages let guests enjoy unlimited drinks during their cruise. The Deluxe Beverage Package, which includes cocktails, wine, beer, bottled water, fresh squeezed juices, premium coffees and teas, and fountain sodas is going up about 10%. Current pricing for guests that book onboard is $57-$63 per day. In 2019, the price goes up to $63-$70 per day. The cost for the Premium Refreshment Package is changing as well. This package includes premium coffees and teas, bottled water, fresh squeezed orange juice, non-alcoholic cocktails, and fountain sodas. Onboard, pricing is currently $26-$29 per day, but in 2019 the cost will be adjusted to $29 per day. The biggest increase is for the Classic Soda Package, which is going up over 50% on some cruises. The package which includes fountain sodas (plus a souvenir cup) is currently $8.50-$9.50 per day. In 2019, onboard pricing will be $12.99 per day. The prices for all packages listed are for packages booked once onboard a cruise. Discounts are typically offered when packages are booked online in advance of the cruise. As always, packages cannot be shared by guests and all adult guests of legal drinking age in the same stateroom must purchase the same drink package. Source: Cruise Fever / Royal Caribbean