With the announcement of Princess Cruises new 2023 cruises, we decided to answer your most frequently asked questions on the cruise line’s all-inclusive “Princess best value” package.

Princess Best Value Package

What is Princess Best Value and what does it include? Read on to find out everything you need to know.

What does the Princess Best Value package include?

Princess Best Value packages include:

  • Premium Drinks Package
  • Wi-Fi
  • Gratuities

Is Princess Best Value available on all cruises?

The best value package is available on cruises between 3 and 32-nights.

How much does the Princess Best Value package cost?

The package costs an additional £35 per person per day on top of your cruise fare. The Premium Beverage Package, WiFi and gratuities included in the Princess Best Value package are worth over £70 for guests who pay for the items in advance or onboard.

Why can’t I add the Best Value to my Princess Cruises booking within 90 days of sailing?

The Best Value package is an early booking benefit and as such must be added outside of the 90 day threshold.

Does everyone in the cabin have to book the best value package?

The Best Value package will be automatically applied to all guests in the stateroom, however you may remove the package from 3rd and 4th guests by calling Bolsover Cruise Club prior to your balance due date.

Will I receive the Princess Cruises Best Value package at a reduced rate for travelling children?

No. The £35 per person, per day charge is applicable to all guests regardless of age. Guests under the legal drinking age will receive the Premier Coffee & Soda package, instead of the Premium Beverage Package.

What if I don’t drink alcohol?

The £35 per person, per day cost is applicable regardless of whether you drink alcohol but with fountain sodas, fresh juices (if available), speciality coffees and teas, frappes, mocktails, milkshakes and more included, it’s still really great value.

Can we remove the gratuities element of the package if we experience an issue on board?

No, gratuities cannot be removed.

Will the cost for Princess Cruises Best Value apply to all stateroom grades?

Yes, the cost is £35 for all stateroom grades.

Will Princess Cruises Premium and Elite guests receive a discount on the Best Value package if they currently receive discounted internet?

The Best Value package offer fantastic value for money and huge savings, so no further discounts will be provided.

Will Princess Cruises Captain Circle benefits change?

No, there are no changes planned.

Can I still book items in the Best Value package individually?

Yes. Should you wish to purchase WiFi, a Premier Beverage Package or prepaid gratuities separately and not as part of the package, you can do so via the Cruise Personaliser or by calling one of our Cruise Experts.

What is included with the Princess Cruises Drinks Package?

The Premier Beverage Package includes beer, spirits, wine by the glass and cocktails up to a value of $12.00, all non-alcoholic beverages including bottled water (500ml), fountain sodas, fresh juices, speciality coffees and teas, Gong Cha items, Frappes at Coffee and Cones, milk shakes (if available) and Red Bull energy drinks.

The 18% service charge is also included within the package, so no added bar gratuities are required on board.

As part of the package, you will also receive a 25% discount on the following items that are excluded; all bottles of wine, one litre bottles of water, canned soft drinks and bottled juices.

Is there a daily limit on alcohol?

A daily limit of 15 alcoholic beverages over a 24-hour period (6am to 6am) will apply to the Princess Cruises Premier Beverage Package.

How will the WiFi package work?

On ships enabled with MedallionNet, unlimited WiFi will automatically apply when guests sign on to activate their device.

On ships with a minute-based connectivity or PrincessConnect, guests will receive a voucher in their stateroom with redemption instructions. Minute-based connectivity ships receive 5,000 minutes of internet in lieu of unlimited WiFi.

How much will the Princess Cruises Best Value package cover in gratuities?

The package will cover gratuities in amounts of $14.50 per person per day for Interior, Oceanview and Balcony staterooms, $15.50 per person per day for Mini-suite and Club Class staterooms and $16.50 per person per day for Suites.

Still have questions about the Princess Cruises Best Value package? Give Bolsover Cruise Club a call today on 01246 819819 and let our knowledgeable Cruise Experts help!