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Is There a Drink Package on Disney Cruises?
While there are options to buy alcohol on board, there is no Disney Cruise drink package with all you can drink alcohol. But have no fear, as there are definitely various options.
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You will have the opportunity to order alcoholic drinks individually or as part of a wine or beer package. While there is no drink package for hard liquor, there are a variety of choices available in the bars and lounges.
A few examples of hard liquor drinks you will be able to order:
Is it Worth Getting the Drink Package on a Cruise?
Disney Cruise drink package options are a great way to save some money and not overdo it on the alcohol. If you choose one of the wine or beer packages, you will end up saving money if you would have otherwise just purchased them individually.
You will have to figure out how much you think you would drink onboard the ship. If you are on a 3-day cruise, do you really need 7 bottles of wine? Probably not.
Buying alcohol on the ship is way more expensive than going into your neighborhood grocery store for it, so you don’t want to buy more alcohol than you will drink.
The majority of other cruise lines do offer drink packages and while it may seem like a good idea, you need to ask yourself if you really need that much alcohol.
Disney Cruise Alcohol Policy
Each guest, 21 years and older, can bring 2 bottles of wine or champagne or 6 beers when they board the ship. They cannot be checked and have to be put in carry-on bags. No hard liquor is allowed on the ship and you cannot bring any open containers on.
If you consume the alcohol in one of the dining rooms, there is a $25 corking fee per bottle. Be aware if you purchase a Disney Cruise drink package, you cannot consume any alcohol in public areas of the cruise ship.
If you purchase any alcohol while in port, you will check them in with a staff member and pick them up at the end of your trip.
In addition, if you bring more than the allowed amount, it will be stored until the end of your trip. You must pick up any unused alcohol before you get off on your last day. It is not advised to try to sneak extra bottles of alcohol on board the ship. The crew will find it and then have to confiscate it.
If you have any additional questions regarding the Disney Cruise Alcohol Policy, take a look at the entire policy online.
Benefit of Purchasing a Wine Package on your Disney Cruise
Purchasing a wine Disney Cruise drink package onboard will save you 25% off the cost if you would have bought the bottles individually. You can purchase either the classic wine package or the premium wine package. You have the option to select either 3, 4, 5, or 7 bottles.
Since you can preorder the wine package, it gives you time to do some research. There are several bottles to choose from, so it’s nice to have some time before to think through your selections.
As you are selecting your options, remember to keep in mind how much you actually think you will drink.
You will receive a message card in your stateroom to bring to your dinner in order to redeem your bottle of wine. Your selection is then served right to your dinner table. It’s always nice knowing exactly what you are going to get when you sit down for dinner.
You are allowed to drink more than one bottle of wine a night and you can take any leftover wine back to your stateroom. In addition, you are able to take up to two bottles off the ship.
A 18% service charge is added to all wine packages.
Classic Wine Package
There are four options in the classic wine package. You can purchase:
3 bottles for $100
4 bottles for $130
5 bottles for $156
7 bottles for $210
The available wines in the classic Disney Cruise drink package are:
White Wines and Sparklings
- Pinot Grigio Albola Veneto, Italy
- Tangley Oaks Chardonnay Napa Valley, USA
- Castello del Poggio Moscato Lombardy, Italy
- Beringer White Zinfandel California, USA
- Kendall Jackson Chardonnay Vintner’s Reserve California, USA
- Simi Sauvignon Blanc Sonoma County, USA
- Zolo Torrontes Mendoza, Argentina
- Murphy-Goode Sauvignon Blanc Sonoma County, USA
- Selbach Riesling Kabinett Mosel, Germany
- Hess Chardonnay Monterey California, USA
- Baccorosa Zonin Rose Piedmont, Italy
- Centine Rosso Di Toscana Banfi, Italy
- Zolo Malbec Mendoza, Argentina
- Seven Daughter Pinot Noir California, USA
- Castle Rock Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles California, USA
- Wolf Blass Cabernet Sauvignon South Australia, Australia
- Cune Crianza Rioja, Spain
- Layer Cake Shiraz South Australia, Australia
- Tangley Oaks Merlot Coastal California, USA
Premium Wine Package
The options are similar in the premium wine Disney Cruise drink package; you just are paying more for better bottles of wine.
3 bottles for $150
4 bottles for $199
5 bottles for $244
7 bottles for $309
The available wines in the premium Disney Cruise drink package are:
White Wines and Sparkling
- Chappellet Cervantes Sauvignon Blanc Sonoma County, USA
- Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough, New Zealand
- Domaine Chandon California, USA
- Pinot Grigio Santa Margherita Trentino-Aldige, Italy
- Brachetto d’Acqui Banfi Rosa Regale Piedmont, Italy
- Selbach-Oster Riesling Spätlese, Germany
- Sofia Rose Sonoma, USA
- La Crema Chardonnay Sonoma Coast California, USA
- Pouilly-Fuissé Louis Jadot, France
- Franciscan Equilibrium Napa Valley, USA
- Conundrum California, USA
- Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon
- La Crema Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast California, USA
- Château Peymouton Saint-Emilion Grand Cru
- Marques de Casa Concha Cabernet Sauvignon, Chile
- Kendall Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Merlot California, USA
- Conundrum California, USA
- Terrazas de los Andes Malbec Mendocino, Argentina
- Chianti Classico Riserva Banfi Tuscany, Italy
Beer Packages on Disney Cruise Line
The Disney Cruise drink package for beer provides you with 6 beers for the price of 5. During the initial days of your cruise, there will be collectible 6 pack soft-sided coolers for sale. The cooler stores flat which make it easy to pack in your suitcase when you are headed home.
There is a limit of one cooler per adult, 21 years and older. If you choose not to get the cooler, you still will have a beverage cooler in your room, where you can keep your beer chilled.
The below brands of imported beer are available in a 6 pack for $36.25 each.
- Pub Ale
The following domestic beer options are available in a 6 pack with 16 oz aluminum bottles for $36.25.
- Miller Light
- Michelob Ultra
- Bud Light and Bud Light Lime
- Coors Light
How to Order a Disney Cruise Drink Package
It is very easy and convenient to order a Disney Cruise drink package. You can either pre-order your drink packages ahead of time from your reservations page or order them right from the ship. It comes down to what your personal preference is.
While ordering a drink package, you can also pre-order room decorations, cigars, flowers, or sweets. Disney Cruise Line robes are also available.
To sign up for a beverage package, you can either pre-purchase one through Onboard Gifts.
If you booked using a Disney travel agent, just let them know and they can add it for you.
If you decide not to get a Disney Cruise drink package, you can still enjoy the drink of the day on your trip. Each day will bring a new drink to choose from. The drink of the day will be listed on the front page of your Personal Navigator you receive each day. There will always be an alcoholic and non-alcoholic option to choose from.
The drink of the day is a great deal at $5.46 (alcoholic) and $4.89 (non-alcoholic). For an extra charge, you can get a fun, plastic souvenir cup. The price of the cup and the drink is right around $16.
You aren’t required to get the souvenir cup in order to buy the drink of the day. You can use it for refills (not free, of course) and you will get slightly more if you were to have ordered the drink without the cup.
Examples of the drink of the day:
- Parrot Song
- Espresso Chiller
- Mai Tai
- Bahama Mama
- Paradise Punch
A non-alcoholic drink of the day in a souvenir cup would be a fun gift for children!
Disney Cruise Beer Mug
If you want a beer but don’t want to purchase the Disney Cruise drink package, consider the beer mug deal. You can buy a Disney Cruise Line beer mug for $16.95 at one of the various pubs and bars.
A 22 oz glass is given of beer and refills are then offered for the price of a 16 oz mug of beer. You don’t have to keep your beer mug with you at all times. (It’s heavy, so you won’t want to!)
The bartender will give you a paper beer mug token and each time you order, you show your token and they will give you a clean mug. When your cruise is over, turn in your token for a new beer mug to take home.
If you don’t plan on buying more than one beer a day, the beer mug deal might not be for you. Unless of course, you’re only in it for the collectible mug. You can however bring your token back on a further trip to get the same deal.
Disney Cruise Drink Specials
In addition to selecting a Disney Cruise drink package, consider trying one of the daily drink specials. The best way to find out if there are any available drink specials is to ask your bartender. While some specials are announced, they aren’t always advertised, so the best way to find out is to ask.
Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drink specials will be available. Examples of Disney Cruise Drink Specials:
- Conch Coolers
- Mimosas and Bloody Marys
- 2 for 1 deal
Disney Cruise Free Soda
You don’t need a Disney Cruise drink package to receive a free soda. The beverage is free throughout the ship at specific beverage stations. There is a soda machine located on the pool deck that is open 24 hours a day. Soda is also available at the buffet.
You will have to pay for soda at the theater concessions stand and any bar or lounge. If you know you will be going to see a movie, stop by the soda machine ahead of time to get your free drink.
Drinks available at the soda machine are:
- Coke and Diet Coke
- Coke Zero
- Sprite and Sprite Zero
- Fruit Punch and Lemonade
- Iced Tea
What Drinks are Included with the Price of a Disney Cruise?
There is no need to have a Disney Cruise drink package to receive included beverages. The only drinks included in the price of your Disney Cruise are non-alcoholic beverages. This includes soda, coffee, tea and hot chocolate.
It’s important to note, you are able to bring your own sealed cans or bottles of soda and water onto the ship. A 6 pack of bottled water will cost you about $10 onboard, so it’s wise to bring your own.
There is no limit to how many non-alcoholic beverages you can bring on the ship. If you don’t see your favorite soda is available on the ship, you may want to consider bringing your own. Pack them carefully so they are not damaged during the handling of the bags. The last thing you want is your soda to get all over your packed clothes.
That being said, there are plenty of opportunities for free drinks so try not to overload your suitcase too much. If your room isn’t ready when you board, you’re going to have to lug that around the ship.