This guide to the Oceania beverage packages explains the various drinks options on board. Indeed, there are different Oceania drinks packages available so it is important to know what’s included when choosing the package that is right for you. In addition, there is also the option of paying per beverage.
About the Oceania beverage packages and drinks options
The Oceania drinks packages can be good value, especially when you consider alcoholic beverages are not included in the price of your Oceania Cruises fare. There are three Oceania beverage packages:
House Select package.
Prestige Select package.
Wine By The Bottle package.
The House Select and Prestige Select packages offer drinks by the glass, while the other lets you choose from a selection of bottled 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, but only during lunch and dinner at dining venues (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 this drinks package. In other words, you can’t order drinks for a friend using this package.
Prestige Select package – US$59.95 per person per day
The Prestige Select package is the top of the line Oceania drinks package. With it you can 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 this drinks package.
Wine By The Bottle package – 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 are priced at US$47.50 each. The price includes gratuities. This drinks 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.
In addition to the Oceania beverage packages, there are 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.