We are first time cruisers and are debating whether to pre purchase a package or get a bill at the end of our cruise. I looked at the classic package and the premium package..the classic package for 2 of us would be around 670.00 and the premium package would be 900.00. Our cruise includes 3 ports and 3 days at sea so because the port days we would be off the ship anywhere from 2-6 hours we would not be drinking on the ship during those times. Is it really worth pre buying a package or get a bill at the end of your vacation. Both my hubby and I are social drinkers and love a few glasses of wine at dinner.
I averaged the classic package as being about $47-$49/day/person and the premium as $65-$70/day/person...
My question is to seasoned cruisers what is your preference; have you done your cruise both ways and what are the pros and cons in both situations; and what was your average bill at the end of your cruise.
Another idea I had was to purchase one wine package so we could have a bottle of wine at our dinner and purchase one pop and water so we could have something other than alcohol during the day.
I don't buy the package because I don't drink enough to justify it however if you make the purchase on board, make sure you buy it once you are out at sea. If you purchase it while in port, they are required to charge taxes to your account.
thanks for your great ideas...i think your right that buying a package may not be worth it..we enjoying a few drinks socially during the day, and a few glasss of wine at dinner so it may not be a good idea for us to buy a package..i certainly don't want to feel like i have to drink alot just to get my money worth if we did buy the package..