Celebrity Cruises has designed a new series of beverage packages and is now available for advance purchase for guests in booked status at www.celebritycruises.com. These new packages will give guests the opportunity to design their Celebrity cruise vacation while offering convenience, choice and value.
Inspired by its “Designed for you” brand platform and guests’ positive response to being able to pre-book aspects of their cruise vacation such as shore excursions and specialty dining reservations, Celebrity has created a way for guests to purchase a variety of beverage packages before their cruise.
“We took our guests’ favorite beverages and bundled them into packages that are simple to order from home,” said Jacques Van Staden, Vice President, Culinary Operations. “By the time guests board the ship, they can relax knowing that their favorite drinks are arranged for; they can then focus on enjoying themselves in the spa, exploring destinations through shore excursions, or simply lounging by the pool.”
Celebrity has created four brand-new beverage packages – two classic options and two premium options. According to Celebrity the “Classic Non-Alcoholic Package” features fountain and can soda, bottled and fresh-squeezed juices, premium coffee and bottled water, and is available at $14.95 per person, per day. The “Premium Non-Alcoholic Package” includes everything in the classic non-alcoholic package plus specialty non-alcoholic coffee drinks, additional name-brand bottled water choices, canned energy drinks and flavored bottled water offerings, smoothies, and frozen non-alcoholic drinks, and is available at $18.40 per person, per day. The new “Classic Package” features everything in the classic non-alcoholic package plus beers with a retail value of up to five dollars per serving and spirits, cocktails, and wines by the glass with a retail value of up to eight dollars per serving, and costs guests $44.85 per person, per day. The “Premium Package” features all the premium beverages in the premium non-alcoholic package plus all beers, and spirits, cocktails, and wines by the glass with a retail value of up to 12 dollars per serving, and is available for $56.35 per person, per day. All prices include a standard 15% service charge. Based on feedback from Celebrity guests, Celebrity designed the premium packages to offer even greater value than the classic packages. Basically, the larger the package, the greater the savings.
Included in the pre-booking beverage packages you will still find the longtime fountain soda program at just $5.75 per person, per day, and the premium bottled water package (Evian and Pellegrino) at $12.65 per person, per day. The Riedel Wine Glass Comparative Workshop offered as part of the Celebrity Life “Savor” series, Taste of the Vineyards Wine Packages, and several in-stateroom bar setup packages are also available.
To purchase your beverage packages, visit www.celebritycruises.com/beveragepackages. Packages can be purchased up to four days in advance of sailing. Guests can also access the ordering system when completing their electronic pre-cruise documents, or just wait to purchase their package once onboard ship. When a guest pre-purchases a package, it will flag the check-in system to add corresponding graphics to the guest’s SeaPass card. A guest will simply need to present his or her SeaPass card in bars, restaurants or by the pool.
Please note the Celebrity Expedition which sails in the Galapagos Islands offers complimentary onboard alcoholic beverages and soft drinks as part of the all-inclusive cruise fare, and does not offer beverage packages for purchase. Celebrity’s wine packages are not available on Celebrity Solstice-class ships.