One of the quintessential cruise experiences is sitting on the sun deck enjoying a lovely, fruity, ice-cold drink… preferably with a little umbrella sticking out of it. It’s a sure sign that you’re on vacation! But all those drinks can easily add up over the course of your cruise. Does Disney Cruise offer drink packages to help offset the cost? Yes, but you might not need them because the drinks that are included in the cost of your cruise are a bit more generous than some other cruise lines. Let’s explore.
What drinks are included in the cost of a Disney Cruise?
Disney cruises offer a number of great drink options included within the cost of your cruise. Here’s a representative sample of the types of drinks you might find available onboard at no additional cost to you – but note that some restrictions might apply.
- Fountain drinks, such as Coca-Cola products, lemonade, and vitamin water (except those sold at bars/cafes/snack bars)
- Tea (iced and hot)
- Hot cocoa mix
- Various juices
- Standard coffee (regular, decaf)
You’ll be able to find these, with free refills, in restaurants onboard and at self-service stations on the pool deck.
What drinks are not included in the cost of a Disney Cruise?
As you might expect, alcohol on your Disney Cruise is not included, and some other specialty drinks also incur a cost. If you’d like any of the following drinks, you’ll need to be prepared to pay extra, either per drink or as part of a package deal:
- Drinks sold at cafes and snack bars onboard
- Canned/bottled sodas & water (such as those offered with room service)
- Cocktails and Mocktails
- Fruit smoothies
- Specialty coffees and teas
- Other specialty drinks
What drink packages are offered onboard Disney Cruise Line?
First, to answer a common question, there is no “unlimited alcohol” or “all you can drink” package onboard Disney Cruise ships. But you can find package discounts for purchasing multiple beverages at once.
Here are some examples of offerings you might be able to buy onboard, or purchase in advance through the Disney Cruise onboard gifts web page.
Prices and offerings are always subject to change, so be sure to check the Disney Cruise website, the Disney Cruise Navigator app, or signage onboard for up-to-date details.
Wine packages come in many varieties, but really all you need to decide is how many bottles you want and whether you want classic (standard) wines or premium wines. The wine options within each package vary by departure port and itinerary; you’ll find an updated list in the Beer & Wine section of the DCL Onboard Gifts web page.
Classic Wine Packages (Standard Wines)
- Three Bottles: $98
- Four Bottles: $128
- Five Bottles: $153
- Seven Bottles: $206
Premium Wine Packages
- Three Bottles: $148
- Four Bottles: $196
- Five Bottles: $240
- Seven Bottles: $316
While most Guests choose to purchase a package that matches the length of their cruise (so they can enjoy a bottle each night at dinner), certainly welcome to order and use a package that matches your preferred usage. You’re free to use more than one of your bottles per day; you’re allowed to take unfinished wine back to your stateroom or just ask your server to keep it at the ready for your next meal). You can even carry up to 2 bottles of wine off the ship at the end of the cruise if you happen to have leftovers.
For $33.75, enjoy a six pack of your favorite beer. At the time this article was written, options included: Heineken, Guinness, Corona, Blue Moon, Miller Lite, Michelob Ultra, Coors Light, Budweiser, Bud Light, and Bud Light Lime.
Disney Cruise Beer Mug Savings Package
This ones a bit more complicated to explain, but beer with us. With this package, you pay $15.25 for a souvenir Disney Cruise Beer Mug and a small token. Then, for the duration of your cruise, you take either the mug or the token to any of the bars onboard the ship. There, you’ll be provided with a 21 oz. draft beer for the price of a 16 oz. beer. In other words, the mug/token will get you an additional 5 oz. for free every time you buy a beer onboard. Typical draft options include Heineken, Bud Light, Miller Lite, Stella Artois, Guinness, Angry Orchard, Michelob Ultra, Samuel Adams, Blue Moon, Kona Longboard, and Newcastle Brown Ale.
Hard Seltzer Packages
For $25, enjoy a six pack of various hard seltzer offerings. At the time this article was written, offerings included Truly Pineapple and Truly Wild Berry.
Soft Drink Packages
Six packs of soft drinks (soda/pop) are offered through Room Service onboard the ship.
Bottled Water Packages
You can pre-purchase Dasani bottled water (usually in 16 oz. aluminum bottles) to be delivered to your stateroom prior to your arrival.
- Six Bottles: $13.75
- 12 Bottles: $27.50
- 24 Bottles: $55.00
Room service typically also offers bottled water options with a bulk discount for larger orders. For example, we’ve seen offerings such as “buy five, get one free,” and “buy 20, get four free.” Check your room service menu for details.
Paying for Drink Packages with an Onboard Credit
All purchases onboard a Disney Cruise are charged back to your shipboard folio account. That means you won’t have to dig out cash or a credit card every time you want a drink. Did you know that many travel agencies will provide you with a free onboard credit that can be used toward these onboard purchases?
Our travel agency partner The Vacationeer offers some of the most generous onboard credits around. Depending on the cruise you pick, you could get up to $1,0000 to use towards drink packages and other onboard purchases!
Their friendly and knowledgeable travel agents will answer all of your questions about cruising with Disney, make your reservations for you, and keep you on track with all your payment deadlines and booking windows. Best of all, there’s no additional cost to use their planning services. (Why? See our “Are Disney Travel Agents Free” article to find out).
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