Oceania beverage packages

Oceania Cruises do not include alcoholic beverages in the price of their cruise fares. However, they do have a range of exclusive Oceania beverage packages. These drinks packages offer excellent value, but there is also the option of paying per beverage.

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The different Oceania beverage packages are explained in the onboard brochures.
The different Oceania beverage packages are explained in the onboard brochures.

The Oceania beverage packages

There are three Oceania beverage packages. Two of them offer libations by the glass, while the other enables you to select bottles of wine.

In addition, there is also a daily Wine With Lunch promotion as well as two happy hours.

House Select package

US$39.95 per person per day.

The House Select beverage package is the least expensive. It offers champagne, wine and beer by-the-glass during lunch and dinner at any dining venue, including in-room dining.

The price of the House Select package includes gratuities.

It is important to note that only your drinks are covered by the package.

Prestige Select package

US$59.95 per person per day.

The Prestige Select package enables you to order whatever you like, including premium spirits, cocktails, champagne, wine and beer. You can order these by-the-glass from any bar, restaurant or with in-room dining during bar operating hours.

This Oceania beverage package represents excellent value for money. It also includes gratuities.

It is important to note that only your drinks are covered by the package.

Wine By The Bottle package

Starting from US$332.50.

Oceania also have a wine by the bottle beverage package. A range of whites, reds, rosés and late-harvest wines are available.

At the time of writing almost all of these wines were new-world varieties. It’s worth noting that the champagne is a Brut Nicolasfeuillatte Rosé – a very nice drop.

The bottles are priced at US$47.50 each. The price includes gratuities. The package must include at least seven bottles. It’s worth remembering that once ordered, you cannot add extra bottles to the package.

The bottles are not refundable, however you can take home any bottles that you do not drink on board.

Wine With Lunch

US$7.50 per glass + gratuity.

Each day Oceania Cruises have a special Wine With Lunch promotion. This includes one white wine and one red wine offered at a reduced price. The daily Currents newsletter will advertise details of each wine.

The Wine With Lunch promotion is available in the Grand Dining Room, the Terrace Cafe and Waves Grill.

Happy hours

In addition to the beverage packages, Oceania Cruises have two happy hours each day:

  • 5:00pm – 6:00pm in Horizons and Martinis
  • 10:30pm – 11:30pm in Horizons

During these Happy Hours guests can purchase two of the same drink for the price of one. However, the offer only applies to the standard Bar List. It excludes the Martini’s menu, as well as single malt scotches, OXs, the cocktail of the day and the wine of the day.

Visit the Oceania Cruises website to learn more.

43 comments

  1. Richard Ceresa 22 July 2019 at 05:05 - Reply

    How does one find out what specific wines are included in the wine by the bottle package?
    How does a person who chooses that package access the bottles?
    Are they available only at one specific place and during specific hours?
    Can a husband and wife both access the same package?

    • Jason Kerr 22 July 2019 at 12:47 - Reply Author

      Dear Richard

      Thank you for your inquiry.

      The wines offered in the Oceania Wine By The Bottle Package change seasonally. By way of example, here is a list of the wines offered on board Oceania Regatta in March this year. All bottles are priced at USD47.50 and seven bottles are requiered for the package.

      You access any of the bottles you have selected by simply alerting the sommelier in any of the restaurants.

      The Oceania Wine By The Bottle Package can be consumed by a husdand and wife together. i.e. you do not need to purchase a separate wine package for each.

      I hope this helps.

      Jason Kerr
      Managing Editor

    • Jason Kerr 18 August 2019 at 17:01 - Reply Author

      Hi Karen
      Thanks for your question. It’s a good one. I’ve spoken to the good people at Oceania Cruises and you can upgrade prior to your sailing if you purchased in advance. You may also upgrade on embarkation day.

      If you wish to upgrade some days into the cruise you may do so. You will be charged for the Prestige Select package as per the number of days remaining.

      Hope this helps

      Jason Kerr
      Managing Editor

    • Jason Kerr 3 September 2019 at 17:37 - Reply Author

      Dear JC

      The good people at Oceania Cruises tell us that you can indeed take home any bottles you don’t consume on board.

      Hope this helps

      Jason Kerr
      Managing Editor

  2. They do not have any detailed information about the beverage packages online, even if you have made a paid reservation. I found out more here than on their website – hoping its all true onboard.

    • Jason Kerr 8 September 2019 at 13:30 - Reply Author

      Hi Selena

      I’m glad you found our information so usful. We pride ourselves on the accuracy of our stories. Indeed, the details here have been comfirmed with Oceania Cruises.

      Jason Kerr
      Managing editor

  3. The House Select Package.

    It is unclear as to whether this package is only when one is at table enjoying lunch or dinner, or whether it includes pre dinner drinks. A number of our group have endeavoured to interpret the wording without success
    Please could you clarify?

    Kind Regards,
    John.
    John.

    • Jason Kerr 2 October 2019 at 21:40 - Reply Author

      Dear John
      The House Select Package includes unlimited champagne, wine and beer with your lunch and dinner meals. If you were to have a pre-dinner drink at the table it would be included. However, it is our understanding that it does not include drinks consumed in a bar outside the restaurant.
      Kid regards
      Jason Kerr
      Managing Editor

    • Jason Kerr 13 October 2019 at 00:17 - Reply Author

      Hi Reginald

      If you have the Prestige Package you can order drinks in your stateroom or suite through room service. If you have a Wine By The Bottle Package you can also consume these bottles in your room.

      I hope this helps.

      Jason Kerr
      Managing Editor

    • Jason Kerr 3 November 2019 at 01:32 - Reply Author

      Dear Alan

      Thank you for your question. Yes, non alcoholic drinks, tea and coffees are all included in the cruise fare on Oceania.

      Jason Kerr
      Managing editor

  4. If you go off the radar, bring your own wine, and pay the corkage fee, can you drink it anywhere on the ship? If I pay the corkage fee in the dining room, can I take my bottle to the lounge?

    • Jason Kerr 11 November 2019 at 18:04 - Reply Author

      Hi Anne

      Thank you for your question. It is my understanding that you can indeed take your bottle to the lounge after paying the corkage. Hope that helps.

      Jason Kerr
      Managing editor

  5. The joy of a cruise to my elderly mother is be able to have a glass of champagne when ever she wants. That’s all she will drink. Is that feasible and if so how?

    • Jason Kerr 26 November 2019 at 11:45 - Reply Author

      Dear Caroline

      I would suggest your mother simply order champagne by-the-glass. Alternatively, she could purchase a drinks package but that may be a more expensive option. I hope this helps.

      Jason Kerr
      Managing editor

  6. Konietzko Nikolas 31 December 2019 at 07:38 - Reply

    My wife would not make use of the prestige package so can I buy just one package or do you have to buy for everyone in the suite

    • Jason Kerr 1 January 2020 at 20:38 - Reply Author

      Dear Konietzko

      Thanks for your question. Yes, all adults in the same stateroom must purchase the Prestige Package.

      Happy New Year
      Jason Kerr
      Managing editor

  7. Trying to work out whether to upgrade to the premium package. Please can you give some idea as to the price of a G&T and a Margarita?

    • Jason Kerr 2 January 2020 at 20:28 - Reply Author

      Hi Lyn

      Thank you for your question. When I last sailed with Oceania Cruises in August 2019 the price of a Margarita was US$11.00. From memory a G&T was about the same. Indeed, most basic cocktails like Mai Tai, Aperol Spritz, Long Island Ice Tea, Tequila Sunrise and Manhattan range from US$11.00 to US$11.25. Hope this helps with your decision.

      Happy New Year
      Jason Kerr
      Managing editor

    • Jason Kerr 12 January 2020 at 14:42 - Reply Author

      Dear Leah

      Thanks for your question. The fine print says House Select beverages may only be conusmed in the dining venues.

      Hope this helps

      Jason Kerr
      Managing editor

  8. Leaving on Cruise Feb 1 – the packages are not worth the money for me.
    do you know prices for beer per the bottle and wine by the glass ?? this is the route we will be taking for our drinks.
    By chance any picture of the drink menu?

    • Jason Kerr 22 January 2020 at 15:41 - Reply Author

      Hi Craig

      In August 2019 the price of a Corona or Heiniken beer was US$7.50. A Budweiser costs US$6.50. Oceania have a selection of American, Australian, Argentinean and European wines. These range in price from US$10 to US$11.50 per glass.

      Cocktails start from US$10.00

      Regards
      Jason Kerr
      Managing Editor

        • Jason Kerr 13 February 2020 at 16:06 - Reply Author

          Hi Janet

          Thank you for your question. If you consume the wine in your stateroom there is no corkage fee. However, if you drink it in a public area or dining venue the corkage fee is typically US$25.

          Regards
          Jason Kerr
          Managing Editor

    • Jason Kerr 26 January 2020 at 18:09 - Reply Author

      Hi Suzanne

      Thanks for your question. Oceania Cruises include both still and sparkling water in your cruise fare, as well as coffee and tea. There is no extra charge for any of these beverages regardless of whether or not you have a drinks package.

      Regards
      Jason Kerr
      Managing Editor

  9. Hi Jason,

    If we purchase the Prestige Select package, how are we identified as having the package? Do we wear wrist bands? Give our suite number each time?

    Many thanks!

    Karen

    • Jason Kerr 26 January 2020 at 23:48 - Reply Author

      Hi Karen

      Thank you for your question – it’s a good one. There are no wrist bands, rather you are issued with a new room key card which indicates your beverage package. You give this to the server each time you order a drink.

      I hope this helps.

      Regards
      Jason Kerr
      Managing editor

  10. Oceania now allows each cabin to bring six bottles of wine on the ship when they board. But it is unclear whether one can also bring wine onboard when coming back from a port. Do you know whether this is possible? (By the way, this page is really informative and helpful — thanks)

    • Jason Kerr 6 February 2020 at 11:19 - Reply Author

      Dear Glenn

      Thank you for your question. I’ve clarified this with our friends at Oceania Cruises and here is what they have told me.

      Guests can bring 3 bottles of wine per stateroom on board at the beginning of the voyage, for consumption in your stateroom or suite. Any additional purchases above and beyond the 3 bottles made during the cruise at any of the ports may be held for you until the end of the cruise.

      I hope this helps.

      Kind regards
      Jason Kerr
      Managing editor

    • Jason Kerr 10 February 2020 at 01:12 - Reply Author

      Hi Kevin

      Thanks for the question. Acoording to Oceania Cruises you can now utilize shipboard credit prior to departure to purchase shore excursions, land tours, onboard beverage packages, culinary classes and dining experiences. I recommend consulting your travel advisor or Oceania Cruises for more information.

      Regards
      Jason Kerr
      Managing Editor

  11. We are cruising in September 2020 with Oceania and have the basic drinks package with lunch and dinner included.
    We would like to upgrade to the premium package. Can you tell me how much this would be and can we buy before the cruise or once we are on board.

    Thanks

    • Jason Kerr 10 February 2020 at 01:08 - Reply Author

      Hi Scott

      Thanks for your question. Yes, you can generally upgrade your beverage package. The House Select package costs US$39.95 per person per day, while the Prestige Select package is US$59.95 per person per day. I would recommend consulting your travel advisor or Oceania Cruises to find out the exact upgrade price.

      Regards
      Jason Kerr
      Managing Editor

  12. do both adults in the cabin have to purchase the drink package? I might be interested in the House Select, but my cruising partner does not drink beer or wine, and doesn’t drink enough alcohol to really justify the Prestige Select package.

    • Jason Kerr 16 February 2020 at 15:55 - Reply Author

      Dear Deb

      Thanks for asking your question. Yes, both guests in the same stateroom must purchase the beverage package. So it might be more cost effective to simply purchase your drinks by the glass.

      Regards
      Jason Kerr
      Managing Editor

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