(2:41 p.m. EST) -- Eight Princess Cruises ships have the line's all-inclusive beverage package available, which the line
began trialing late last year. Three more are scheduled to receive the package by April 1.
The package includes all cocktails, spirits, beer and wine priced below $10, as well as nonalcoholic items like soda, mocktails and shakes. Also included are coffee, tea, espresso and specialty drinks. Additionally, it includes a 40 percent discount on bottled wines priced less than $100 and any food items usually included with the coffee card like crepes and gelato.
The package is available on cruises longer than seven days and costs $49 per day, per person, plus a 15 percent gratuity. All adults traveling in the same stateroom must purchase the package. Any minors traveling with adults who purchase the package also must purchase the Unlimited Soda & More package.
Ships that already have the package are: Star Princess, Sapphire Princess, Crown Princess, Coral Princess, Royal Princess, Island Princess, Emerald Princess and Ruby Princess. Grand Princess will receive the package March 5, Caribbean Princess will get it March 22 and Golden Princess will get it April 1. Regal Princess will have the package when it launches this May.
The program will not be offered on Dawn Princess, Diamond Princess, Ocean Princess, Pacific Princess, Sea Princess and Sun Princess.
--By Dori Saltzman, News Editor