(5 p.m. GMT) -- P&O Cruises will introduce four different drinks packages, starting on Azura in March and which will be rolled out across the fleet.
The packages start at £10.95 for a Hot Drinks package; £19.95 for a non-alcoholic drinks package and £39.95 for the "Ultimate Drinks Package".
Passengers taking a cruise of five nights or more will be able to purchase the packages, which can be used in all restaurants, bars and cafes onboard.
There is also a children’s drinks package, which includes draught soft drinks (Pepsi, lemonade, tonic and soda); selected long life juices; hot chocolate and fruit squash/cordial by the glass.
The children’s package costs £7.95 per day and is available to any child aged 16 and under. The package is complimentary for children who are travelling in the same cabin as adults purchasing the ‘Ultimate Drinks Package’.
The "Ultimate Drinks Package" includes a large choice of beers, spirits, cocktails, liqueurs and wines by the glass. Bottled water; draught soft drinks; long life juices; Costa Coffee; teas; hot chocolates and non-alcoholic cocktails are also part of the offer. Items exceeding £6.95, such as bottles of wine are excluded but benefit from a 20 percent discount.
A non-alcoholic drinks package, priced at £19.95 per person per day, is also being introduced across the P&O Cruises fleet. An unlimited array of non-alcoholic drinks is included with a choice of bottled water; draught soft drinks; long life juices; Costa coffees; teas; hot chocolates and non-alcoholic cocktails.
Hot drinks packages are available for £10.95 a day which entitle guests to unlimited Costa coffees, hot chocolate and teapigs teas.
P&O trialled the drinks packages back in September, when Cruise Critic members first started wondering if it would be rolled out across the fleet.
Drinks packages should be purchased during the first two days of the cruise. Loyalty discounts will be applied when purchasing a drinks package. Full terms and conditions of the offers will be available onboard and online. Passengers who purchase the Ultimate Drinks Package are also entitled to a 20 percent discount on a variety of other soft drinks, mixers, bottles of wine or other drinks which are not included in the package.