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 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.

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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.

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.

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.

4 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

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