Royal Caribbean: New Beverage and Dining Programs

| 12.18.12

New inclusive beverage and dining packages make cruising more comprehensive and less complicated

Chops Grille is the Royal Caribbean branded steakhouse

Royal Caribbean is introducing two new beverage programs to 13 of its ships immediately that will allow guests to pay one price at the beginning of their cruise and then enjoy a wide selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages at no additional cost for the duration of their voyage.

The two new beverage program options come in two flavors; Classic and Premium, where the Classic Beverage Package costs $45 per guest per day and the Premium Beverage Package costs $55 per guest per day. Both packages include service charges.

The Classic package features beer, house wines by the glass, all non-alcoholic cocktails, fountain soda and juices. The all-inclusive Premium package features the same as the Classic package and adds frozen drinks (like Pina Coladas) and all cocktails including those made with premium brands like Jack Daniels.

Beverage packages are available for purchase on all seven-night or longer sailings and must be purchased on the first day. Guests choosing either package also must purchase the same package for all guests 21 years old or older sailing in the same stateroom. Packages are currently available on 13 Royal Caribbean ships and will be available on the remaining ships with seven-night or longer itineraries by early 2013.

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New Dining Packages, Too

Complementing the new beverage packages are a variety of specialty dining packages which allow guests to pre-book and pre-pay for the cruise line's signature restaurants at an special value price. Dining packages vary from ship to ship as many of the popular Oasis-class specialty restaurants are introduced throughout the fleet as part of the cruise line's "Royal Advantages" revitalization program.

Some of the restaurant concepts include Giovanni's Table, Izumi Asian Cuisine and Royal Caribbean's signature steakhouse Chops Grille. Guests have the option of choosing an all encompassing package for a full gourmand experience or smaller packages for those looking to broaden their palate at a lower price point.

More information on Royal Caribbean's beverage package and dining packages will be available at the cruise line's web site RoyalCaribbean, soon.

Spreading The Packages Out

Expect these same beverage and dining packages to be available on the rest of the Royal Caribbean fleet as well as the ships of sister cruise line Celebrity very soon. The Royal Caribbean ships that will be included must be sailing seven-day itineraries and will have received some of the Oasis-class premium restaurants included in the "Royal Advantages" program.

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