We have looked hard at the "Princess All-Inclusive Beverage Package". As noted, only one need to buy the package, but no sharing, except for a bottle of wine. Trouble we have is that even at $69.00 pd (includes 15% gratuity) for one of us it doesn't pencil. If they required us both to buy the package like some lines do, at a total of $140.00 per day, it would be ridiculous.
A guest is allowed to share a bottle of wine, purchased in the MDR or a bar with others, but can not share any other drinks. For instance, order a cocktail and give it to your wife.
I've costed it out and it doesn't make sense for us, since a good portion of the package is of no use to us, as we would have to pay full price for wine and other liquor for consumption in the cabin plus if we had cocktails at a bar, only one would get the free one, the other would pay full price. For wine ordered at dinner we would only receive 25% off a bottle. Roughly figuring we would be about $450.00 to $600.00 ahead on a two week voyage to not purchase the package for even one of us.
We are both elites and both drink a little. We do like to drink before dinner and during sail away time in our cabin and on our balcony. I'm a vino nut and wife likes cocktails, she doesn't like my red wine but sometimes has her own bottle of white in the dining room as I do with the red. We get a free mini-bar setup to start with as elites. On a two week cruise, if we averaged a bottle of wine a day total in the dining rooms plus that brought to our cabin by room service, it would amount to about $620. max. In addition, if we bought three bottles of the ship's whiskey or whatever on the voyage that would be another $150.00 (Approx.). As elites we get half off of all special cocktails served throughout the cruise in the elite lounge each evening before dinner, unfortunately, this used to be great but recently Princess decided to limit those drinks to weird concoctions only so we rarely attend. So, that would be about a $770. max total booze bill. We hardly ever drink in the bars, but on occasion I have a drink in the hot tub. What little soda and beer we might drink we get free in the mini-bar setup and we don't do the fancy coffee bit.
A liquor package for just one of us would be $966.00. then factor in another $300. to $400. for wine the package doesn't cover.