Lopsided in Europe after 13 days of unlimited alcohol
If you have ever wanted to try all inclusive cruising - where even the alcohol is included in the cruise fare, but couldn't afford a line like Seabourn or Silversea, you now have a chance to try the concept on one of the most affordable cruises of the year - a transatlantic crossing.
Royal Caribbean just invited the cruising public to "Embrace the romance and serenity of a classic ocean crossing" along with a complimentary beverage package for each adult cruise fare.
If you haven't heard, Royal Caribbean and Celebrity have recently announced the availability of unlimited alcoholic (and soda and bottled water) beverages onboard their ships for a price. There are the "classic" and the "premium" packages where the first gets you the standard brands of booze and the latter gets new the top shelf brands.
The regular Royal Caribbean price for the "classic package" is $45 per day per person, and that gets you unlimited drinks for beer, house wines by the glass, non-alcoholic cocktails, fountain soda and juices. The Premium Beverage Package costs $55 per guest, per day, and includes the afore-mentioned, as well as frozen drinks and all cocktails including premium brands. Both package prices include service charges.
But if you book one of the forthcoming transatlantic cruises right now they will include a complimentary Premium Beverage Package for two when booking a balcony- or higher-category stateroom aboard the following four trans-Atlantic cruises, sailing throughout April 2013:
- Navigator of the Seas' 15-night sailing from New Orleans to Rome (Civitavecchia), Rome on Apr. 6
- Independence of the Seas' 13-night sailing from Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. to Southampton, U.K. on Apr. 7
- Brilliance of the Seas' 11-night sailing from San Juan, Puerto Rico to Lisbon, Portugal on Apr. 13
- Adventure of the Seas' 14-night sailing from San Juan to Southampton on Apr 21
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The Complimentary Premium Beverage Package offer is applicable only for new U.S. and Canadian individual bookings made on January 24 through February 15, 2013, in balcony and higher category staterooms. Complimentary Premium Beverage Package is only available for first two guests in a booking. The Premium Beverage Package includes house wines, beers under $6.25 each, fountain sodas, and well, call and premium brands of liquors and frozen drinks at restaurants, bars and lounges when open. Offer not applicable for group bookings.
The best part is that these transatlantic cruises are already a bargain, generally some of the lowest priced cruises, on a per diem basis, of the entire year. Even better, you will end up in Europe. Airfare home is your own responsibility, however.
Adventure of the Seas starts at $449 per person, but for to get the package you need to book a balcony stateroom, and those are $1549 per person.
Navigator starts at $449 inside, but the balcony will cost you $1149 per person.
Brilliance start at an astounding $299 per person for a 10-night cruise, but a balcony cabin is $779. But at $77 per day, with a $55 drink package included, it's practically free.
Independence starts at $499, but the balcony stateroom is $1299 per person.
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