The Cunard drinks package – or a World of Drinks as it’s officially known – has become a firm favourite with fans and newcomers to the cruise line alike. It’s been available for a fair few years now, but ‘How does the Cunard drinks package work?’ remains one of our most asked questions.
Drinks packages are a convenient and cost-effective addition to your cruise and, while they can appear a little confusing at first glance, they’re actually really easy to understand once you know how. Here’s our advice on the various drinks packages available from Cunard and how you can buy one on your next cruise.
Cunard Drinks Package
Coffee or cocktails? That is the question. (We’re only kidding, you can totally have both…)
How does the Cunard Drinks Package Work?
Buying a Cunard drinks package means you can cover your bar tab in advance by choosing from a number of fixed-price options. Drinks packages cover most drinks available on board Cunard ships and are available to buy from as little as $10 per person, per day. All adults in your cabin will need to purchase the same drinks package and they are only available on sailings of five nights or more.
What different drinks packages are available on my cruise?
There are five different drinks packages on Cunard ships and we reckon they’re pretty good value. It’s time to get mathematical: If you consider that wine, beer and spirits are included up to the value of $12 in some of the Cunard drinks packages, you can soon recoup your costs. You can order up to 15 alcoholic drinks per day, which excludes room service and the drinks you’ll find in your mini bar.
And not every drinks package is geared towards alcoholic drinks. If you’re a fan of speciality coffees or freshly-squeezed juices, there’s also an option for you.
|🥂 Beers, Wine & Spirits Option||$69 pp per day|
|🥤 Premium Soft Drinks Option||$29 pp per day|
|☕ Speciality Hot Drinks Option||$10 pp per day|
|🥛 Soft Drinks Option||$10 pp per day|
|🍷 Wine Collections||Starting from $299|
(All drinks package prices include a 15% service charge)
A full guide to what is included in the drinks package
- Beers, Wine & Spirits Option – $69 per person, per day
The most comprehensive drinks page offered by Cunard includes numerous draught beer, wine served in 150ml measures, spirits and liqueurs served in 1oz measures, valued at up to $12 each. But that’s not all.
You’ll also enjoy 20% off drinks over that amount, a select number of bottles of wine and large bottles of water.
- Premium Soft Drinks Option – $29 per person, per day
Raise a non-tipsy toast to time spent at sea with a choice of soft-drinks, small bottled waters, freshly-squeezed juices, speciality hot drinks and mocktails.
There’s also a 20% discount on any non-alcoholic drinks not included in the package.
- Speciality Hot Drinks Option – $10 per person, per day
If you can’t contemplate a week or two without really good coffee, Cunard’s Speciality Hot Drinks Option is the one for you. Let someone else put the kettle on for a change and enjoy unlimited Tea Forté infusions, illy speciality coffee and hot chocolates.
- Wine Collections – Fine wines from around the world – Prices from $299
Cunard’s expert sommeliers have created two unique wine collections featuring fine wines handpicked from around the world. The Commodore’s Collection and the Captain’s Collection feature exceptional fine wines, creating your own tailor-made selection of either six or 12 bottles. To find out more, ask the restaurant sommelier on your Cunard ship to show you the Wine Collection brochure.
Can I get a drinks package on any Cunard ship?
You sure can! It doesn’t matter whether you want to warm your cockles with a cappuccino as you sail to icy wilderness of Alaska, or toast the New York skyline with a Manhattan cocktail in your hand, the Cunard drinks package lets you do it affordably.
How do I buy a Cunard drinks package?
If you’ve convinced yourself that a Cunard drinks package is the way to go, the next step is to buy it. You can do this by logging into My Cunard as soon as you’ve booked your cruise, where they’ll be an option to choose your drinks. Alternatively, you can wait until you get on board, where you will be able to buy your drinks package in any bar or lounge. However, they’ll only be available to purchase during the first two days of your cruise, so don’t dither if you are still undecided!
So, there you have it – all your Cunard drinks package questions answered! Of course, the next step is to find a ship to drink all these amazing beverages on. Don’t worry, we’ve got that covered, too. Take a look at our Cunard sailings by clicking here.