3/7/14 Update: Princess’ trial beverage package has now been rolled out to a total of nine Princess ships, including Coral Princess, Crown Princess, Emerald Princess, Grand Princess, Island Princess, Royal Princess, Ruby Princess, Sapphire Princess, and Star Princess. According to Princess Cruises, the trial package will be rolled out to the Caribbean Princess on her March 22nd sailing, the Golden Princess on her April 1st sailing, and the Regal Princess upon her maiden voyage this May.
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Princess Cruises has begun testing their “All Inclusive Beverage Package” on a ship wide basis aboard the Star Princess and the Sapphire Princess.
The newly available beverage package will cost guests $49 a day with gratuities not included. The package can be used throughout the ship’s bars, restaurants, and lounges and can be used for all cocktails and spirits less than $10, all glasses of wine and beer less than $10, soda, shakes, coffee, tea, espresso, and other non-alcoholic drinks. Guests who purchase the package also receive a 40% discount on any bottled wine less than $100 and free food items included with the coffee card.
The new beverage package can be purchased on any 7 night or longer sailing aboard the Star or Sapphire Princess during the trial. Guests sailing with a cabin mate who has purchased the package will be required to also purchase the beverage package. Minors sailing with an adult in the same cabin will be required to purchase the Unlimited Soda & More Package.
The All Inclusive Beverage Package was previously only available to groups sailing on Princess with more than 30 guests.
According to a Princess spokesperson, if the program is successful on the trial ships, Princess will roll out the program to the entire Princess fleet by Spring 2014.