Is Starbucks Coffee coming to Royal Caribbean cruises?
Now, Royal Caribbean has confirmed to TheStreet that the cruise line has brought Starbucks to Cafe Promenade and other premium coffee locations on all of its ships. It may seem like a small thing, but it has always been a pain point for cruise passengers paying for a beverage package that they only got access to inferior coffee.
Are Starbucks beverages included on Oasis-class ships?
This can be confusing, since on other classes of Royal Caribbean ships, Starbucks beverages are brewed and included under certain drink packages, but the Starbucks locations on Oasis-class ships are considered standalone Starbucks locations and the drink packages are not covered.
Can I use my beverage package to pay for Starbucks beverages?
On Royal Caribbean ships that have a freestanding Starbucks kiosk, the beverage package cannot be used to pay for Starbucks beverages. Instead, guests with a beverage package can get their premium coffee and teas from Cafe Promenade or other locations. Join the discussion…
Can I buy a drink package on a Royal Caribbean cruise?
You can buy a Royal Caribbean drink package when you embark on your cruise. The drink package will only be available for purchase during the first one or two days of cruising. We recommend buying drink packages in advance as the price is generally higher once you are on the ship.
Starbucks coffee prices
Just like your local Starbucks, the prices can change at any time but in general, they have similar pricing to what you find on land.
Paying for your Starbucks beverage
All Starbucks beverages may be charged to your SeaPass account, or alternatively with the Starbucks app.
Is Starbucks included in Royal Caribbean drink packages?
On Royal Caribbean ships that have a freestanding Starbucks kiosk, the beverage package cannot be used to pay for Starbucks beverages.
1. Johnny Rockets milkshake
UPDATE: As of July 2018, the milkshakes at Johnny Rockets are included with the drink packages.
2. Starbucks on Oasis-class ships
On Oasis-class cruise ships, the standalone Starbucks locations serve the same caffeinated beverages many folks enjoy on land, but Starbucks is not included in any drink package.
3. Room service
Room service is included in your cruise fare and it is hard to deny the great pleasure of enjoying food brought to your room or private balcony, but do not expect extra-cost beverages to be included with your drink package.
Just like room service, the drinks that are waiting for you in your stateroom’s minibar are not included in any drink package.
5. Very few beers
Royal Caribbean’s all-you-can-drink alcohol packages include plenty of beers. In fact, nearly all the beers available on your Royal Caribbean cruise are included in the drink packages but there are a few exceptions.
Royal Caribbean Drink Prices
Before discussing the price of Royal Caribbean’s drink packages, it’s essential to understand the cost of drinks onboard the ship. Royal Caribbean’s drink prices are higher relative to other mainstream cruise lines.
Royal Caribbean Beverage Packages
Royal Caribbean offers a choice of three all-inclusive drink packages, as well as a premium coffee package.
Is a Royal Caribbean Drink Package Worth It?
Before purchasing a drink package from a cruise line, we always suggest running the numbers before you buy.
Does Royal Caribbean Ever Offer Free Drink Packages?
Royal Caribbean doesn’t offer free drinks packages. However, you might be able to find an all-inclusive deal that includes the drink package bundled with your cruise fare.
Can I Find Free Drinks Onboard?
When you are on a Royal Caribbean cruise, there are several places where you might find free drinks.
Do Crown & Anchor Members Get Free Drinks
Royal Caribbean’s Crown & Anchor Society awards cruisers with points for every night they spend onboard a Royal Caribbean cruise ship.
How Do I Buy the Drink Package?
Royal Caribbean makes it easy to purchase the drink package. There are three ways to order the drink package: