Princess Increases Price of Alcohol Package

Just read this:

I only drink one or two glasses of wine a day during a cruise so I don't buy the unlimited drinks package. Others might want to catch up on the new info.

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By the looks of it, they raised the package price by $20 per day, the individual drink price by $2.00 and capped it at 15 drinks per day.

It looks like Princess is trying hard not to be my favorite cruise line anymore.Sad

Something very odd is going on with Princess marketing recently ... things like only $50 extra for a balcony, reduced rates via certain emails ... (hubby and I get different offers due to difference in status) they are hitting hard with all sorts of "deals" but don't remember them doing that before.

And the dominos start falling. NCL today announced their beverage package increased up to $89/day plus 18% gratuity, effective today.

Want some more confusion? Here is where I first read about the Princess alcohol package increase. I thought it did not sound too bad.Yes, increase to $59.99 plus 15%.Yes, limit 15/day.

Positives - drink cap increased from $10 to $12. Wine cap of $100/bottle removed.Plan covers drinks on Princess Cay. Below is my link. BIGGEST difference is the daily cost of the two articles for the new Princess Premier Beverage Package. Strange?

It is strange ... either a new marketing manager or they think we are too stupid to notice!

It wasn't cost effective for us before, so I don't think it will be now. Unless of course they are raising the cost of all their drinks .Yummy

My guess is that the cost of drinks is being raised.

The previous $10 limit included almost 98% of their offerings. The limit of $12 would mean virtually nothing, and would be completely unnecessary, unless they raised the cost of the 98% by $2.00.

At this point, though, it is only speculation.

I think you are probably right. This never really effected us as my wife does not drink. So having to buy for both in the cabin is not cost effective.

I'm only a wine drinker and only on vacations. Might just start drinking even less on vacations when I'm on a cruise. Greed effects every corporation, even the airline I work for. Just can't get away from it.

Looks like this might be an industry wide trend. Wonder why? Plenty of complaining taking place on the boards. Most lines seem to claim they are making money, sort of hard to determine though which of Carnival Corp. subsidiarlies are doing good or not so good, cause it is all lumped into the parents profit and loss. Liquor packages are oft discussed. We have looked hard at the "Princess All-Inclusive Beverage Package" more than once. Roughly figuring we find that on a two week cruise we would be about $200.00 to $300.00 ahead to not purchase the package for even one of us, under the old rates that is. What I'm concerned over is the price of wine and spirits, by the bottle, delivered by room service.

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