The cocktail party was on both of my past 5 day cruises. They had waitresses walking around with trays full of wine, champagne, popular mixed drinks. My husband went to the bar and requested crown and coke. They gave it to him at no charge. Maybe he was lucky but if you don't like whats on the tray give it a try up at the bar. Funship Freddie also makes an appearance so bring the kids if they are with you.