The most commonly asked questions about getting ready for a cruise revolve around whether to buy the drinks package or not. All cruise lines offer their own versions of a drinks package. Some even offer multiple versions. The basic hook is that you pay some flat daily rate for the privilege of consuming all of the drinks you want. Generally these packages are pitched as a way to save money. But, are they really a good value? For some families – absolutely. For many families – absolutely not. Read on to figure out which side of the divide your family likely falls. And, seven reasons why you should consider skipping the drinks package because it’s probably not right for you.
This article has three main sections:
- A short explanation on the basics of a cruise drinks package
- A discussion of 7 reasons why you should consider skipping purchase of a drinks package
- A few words on additional money-saving tips for beverages