Our one huge splurge on our Celebrity cruise to Alaska was the Premium Non-Alcoholic Drink Package. We looked at it and debated whether we should get it endlessly. We searched reviews and pros and cons. It was $20 per person, per day which sounded like an exorbitant amount. Finally, Jason said he would get it for me for my anniversary present. Still we didn’t actually buy it. The more I thought about it, if Jason didn’t also have the package it wasn’t going to be that fun for me to just drink all the yummy concoctions in front of him. AND I knew that if he had it too, he would be sure to get his money’s worth and we would have fun trying everything. So in the end we kind of closed our eyes and pushed the button to buy both of us the package. I’m so glad we did!
We go out to eat quite a lot for a family of seven. It’s something we all enjoy doing together. In order to be able to do that we make great use of any coupons, discounts, and kids eat free days that we can find. In addition to that we share meals and don’t buy drinks. On average we pay about $15 to take our family to a fast food place and $25 for a sit down restaurant. For me to get a drink with a meal is a huge deal. It might happen on…an anniversary dinner if my husband is feeling particularly generous. Ha ha! So you can see that buying the drink package and ordering whatever I wanted to drink the entire time was a huge deal for me, and we had so much fun doing it.
The Premium Non-Alcoholic Drink Package includes pretty much anything on board that is Non-Alcoholic. The only exceptions I can remember is the drinks in the stateroom fridge and the gift shop were not included. Other than that if it was liquid and didn’t contain alcohol we could have it-anytime!
The first thing I ordered right when I stepped on board was…a Coke of course. Ha ha! Once that was gone and I was happy, because Coke makes me happy, we ordered a recommended virgin Peach Sangria. Jason and I were living it up!
We tried lots of different things the first two or three days, but then we settled on a few favorites that we ordered each day. Fresh squeezed orange juice with breakfast. Yum!
Our favorite hang out when we didn’t have anything else going on was the Cafe al Bacio! We tried lots of coffees but our favorites were the frozen Igloos. Jason opted for the mocha and I the vanilla. We had two or three each everyday! I loved that I could order them decaf. I am highly sensitive to the caffeine in coffee and was so relieved I could have all the coffee I wanted.
Our other favorite was the Virgin Mojito or Mint Lemonade. I had never had a lemonade with mint in it. I’ve of course heard of mojitos, but didn’t know what it was and had certainly never tried it. We LOVED the Sparkling Mint Lemonades. We sometimes ordered three just with our supper. Toward the end they wouldn’t even need to ask, they would just keep bringing us the mint lemonades!
I was skeptical about spending that much money on drinks, but for us it was completely worth it. The drink package added so much to the fun we had on the ship each day as we were always thinking about what we would order next. Should Jason and I go on a cruise again without the kids we would buy the Premium Non-Alcoholic Drink Package again! We highly recommend it!