How Does The Cunard Drinks Package Work…And How Can I Buy It?

It’s almost a year since the Cunard drinks package – a World of Drinks – debuted across the entire fleet after a successful trial on Queen Mary 2, 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. Drinks packages on Cunard are only available on sailings of five nights or more and must be purchased within the first two days of your cruise. All adults in your cabin must purchase the same package.

Selection of wines on Cunard

What different drinks packages are available on my cruise?

There are five different drinks packages on Cunard ships and they’re all actually very good value, particularly when you consider that beer, wine and spirits options include up to 15 alcoholic drinks per day, up to a value of $11 per drink!

From the hot drink aficionado to the gin-fiend, there’s an option for everyone. Here are the options:

Quick guide
🥂 Beers, Wine & Spirits Option$69 pp per day
🥤 Premium Soft Drinks Option$29 pp per day
☕ Speciality Hot Drinks Option£15 pp per day
🥛 Soft Drinks Option$10 pp per day
🍷 Wine CollectionsStarting 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 beers, wines by the glass, spirits, liqueurs and cocktails valued at up to $11 each. You’ll also enjoy 20% off drinks above that amount, some 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 (that’s non-alcoholic cocktails to the uninitiated among us!)

There’s also a 20% discount on any non-alcoholic drinks not included in the package.

  • Speciality Hot Drinks Option – $15 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 6 or 12 bottles. To find out more, ask the restaurant sommelier on your Cunard ship to show you the Wine Collection brochure.

Cunard wine selection

Can I get a drinks package on any Cunard ship?

You sure can! As of December 2018, Cunard drinks packages have been available on every ship in the fleet. So, whether you’re warming up with a brew in Alaska, seeing the New York skyline come into view with an early morning orange juice after a Transatlantic Crossing, or sipping cocktails in the Caribbean, you can do it all as part of a drinks package.

So, there you have it – your Cunard drinks package questions answered! Now, you’ll need a ship to drink those coffees and cocktails on; find your next Cunard cruise here.

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Author: Rebecca

Editor of Into The Blue, Bolsover Cruise Club’s specialist cruise magazine. Writer for almost ten years – the words have tended to be more specifically about travel and cruising for six of those. Big fan of beaches, even bigger fan of New York. Still can’t pack a case for toffee and once discovered a stranger in the shower of her Airbnb.