Cruising is the most economical vacation there is. When you compare all of what you get when you cruise to ala carte vacation the savings is significant. Here is a glimpse of what you get for one price. You get to stop at several destinations without paying airfare each time. All the meals included, eat as much as you want anytime you want. You can always find something ready for you. Entertainment from game shows, comedies, musicals, magic acts, you name it. On a cruise there will always be something going on for your amusement. All this and more for one up front price. However; if you are a drinker the expenses can add up pretty quick. Purchasing a spirit, beer and wine package can save you a considerable amount of money. These packages are one of the latest trends in the cruise industry. Having unlimited alcohol beverages was only for cruisers on luxury cruise lines. Royal Caribbean spirits package cost on an average and varies from sailings is $55.00 per day and include all drinks and 20% off bottles of wine.
Carnival offers a Cheer package for $54.95 per day and $49.95 if purchase before sailing. Package includes all spirits, beer and wine.
Gratuity is added to the packages and range between 15-18%.
I hope this has been helpful. Happy sailing, cheers and bottoms up!
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