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 to pay per beverage.
There are three Oceania beverage packages. Two of them offer libations by the glass, while the other enables you to select bottles of wine.
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, including in-suite dining.
Gratuities are included in the price of the House Select package. However, it is important to note that beverages can only be ordered for persons with the drinks package. If you want to order beverages for your companions they must also have a beverage package, otherwise you will be charged for their drinks.
Prestige Select package
US$59.95 per person per day
The Prestige Select package enables you to order whatever you like. Premium spirits, cocktails, Champagne, wine and beer can all be ordered by-the-glass during bar operating hours. Libations can also be ordered with in-suite dining.
This Oceania beverage package represents excellent value for money. It also includes gratuities. However, like the House Select package, beverage orders can only be made for guests with the drinks 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.
All bottles in the package are priced at US$47.50 each. At least seven bottles are required for the package. Gratuities are included, however bottles are not refundable. It’s also worth remembering that extra bottles cannot be added to the initial package.
Wine With Lunch
US$7.50 per glass + gratuity
Each day Oceania Cruises have a special Wine With Lunch promotion. One white wine and one red wine will be offered at a reduced price. The wines will be posted in the daily Currents newsletter.
The Wine With Lunch promotion is available in the Grand Dining Room, the Terrace Cafe and Waves Grill.
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.