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Overview of MSC Cruises Drink Packages and Prices

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A drink package is a popular add-on for cruisers who want to save money or are worried about an unexpectedly large bill at the end of their cruise.

MSC Cruises offers its customers five different drink packages to suit different preferences and needs. Whether you want a few beers and a glass of wine, or a more extensive package that provides top-shelf spirits, champagne, and specialty coffees, there is an option for everyone.   

Would be cruisers should consider the cost of the package, how much they think they will drink (including non-alcoholic drinks) and any perks they have based on their cabin type. Also, prices vary with cruise location.

Here is what you need to know about MSC’s drink packages.

Easy Package

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MSC Cruises Easy Package

The most basic drink package with select alcoholic beverages, the Easy Package includes :

  • Heineken draught beer
  • Miller Lite (bottle)
  • House wines by the glass
  • Selection of classic cocktails
  • Non-alcoholic cocktail (mocktails)
  • Soda/ pop by the glass 
  • Juice
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee including cappuccino, espresso, caffe latte and hot tea
  • Package can be used at Ocean Cay
  • Package does not apply to specialty dining restaurants
  • Package does not include Venchi 1878, Lavazza Coffee Ship, Jean Philippe Chocolate

Prices (per person per day)

  • $38 for cruises to Bahamas, Caribbean and Japan
  • €32 for cruises to the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, Emirates and Southern Caribbean
  • $35 for cruises South America

*Classic Cocktails are well known drinks Margaritas, Gin Fizz, Bloody Mary, Pina Colada and Daiquiris.

Easy Plus Package

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MSC Cruises Easy Plus drink package

The Easy Plus Package offers more selection of drinks including spirits and liqueurs and can be used at specialty restaurants.  It includes:

  • Variety of draught and bottled beers
  • Selection of wines by the glass
  • 10% discount on bottles of wine
  • Variety of frozen and classic cocktails
  • Non-alcoholic cocktails (mocktails)
  • Spirits
  • Liqueurs and cordials
  • Pop/ soda
  • Mineral water
  • Coffee including cappuccino, espresso, caffe latte and hot tea
  • Hot chocolate and tea
  • Package can be used at Ocean Cay
  • Applies to beverages up to €8 /$9
  • Does not include Venchi 1878, Lavazza Coffee Ship, Jean Philippe Chocolate.

Price (per day per person)

  • $49 for cruises to Bahamas, Caribbean and Japan:
  • €44 for cruises to the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, Emirates and Southern Caribbean
  • $49 for cruises South America

Premium Extra Package

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MSC Cruises Premium extra drink package

This package offers the most selection of drinks and beverages, a great idea for those who want a worry free cruise. It can be used at specialty restaurants as well. It includes:

  • Wide selection of draught, bottled, and craft beers 
  • Entire selection of wines and champagne by the glass
  • 25% discount on bottles of wine and champagne
  • Extensive variety of frozen and classic cocktails
  • Non-alcoholic cocktails (mocktails)
  • Premium brand spirits
  • Liqueurs and cordials
  • Pop/ soda
  • Energy drinks
  • Mineral water
  • Coffee including cappuccino, espresso, caffe latte and hot tea   
  • Hot chocolate and tea
  • Applies to beverages up to 13 /$15
  • Package can be used at Ocean Cay
  • Does not include Venchi 1878, Lavazza Coffee Ship, Jean Philippe Chocolate.

Price (per day per person)

  • $69 for cruises to Bahamas, Caribbean and Japan:
  • €62 for cruises to the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, Emirates and Southern Caribbean
  • $69 for cruises South America

Alcohol-Free Package

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Alcohol free drink package

A great idea for those cruisers who want a broad selection of non-alcoholic drinks. It includes:

  • Wide selection of alcohol-free cocktails/ mocktails
  • Pop/ soda
  • Energy drinks
  • Mineral water
  • Flavored water
  • Fruit Juice
  • Coffee including cappuccino, espresso and caffe latte 
  • Hot chocolate and tea
  • Soft serve ice cream
  • Package can be used at Ocean Cay
  • Does not apply to specialty dining restaurants
  • Does not include Venchi 1878, Lavazza Coffee Ship, Jean Philippe Chocolate.

Price (per day per person)

  • $25 for cruises to Bahamas, Caribbean and Japan:
  • €23 for cruises to the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, Emirates and Southern Caribbean
  • $25 for cruises South America

Minors Package

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Minor drink package

This package is for minors from 3-20 years of age on itineraries in North America and the Caribbean. For sailings in Europe, it applies to guests  3-17 years of age.  

  • Wide selection of alcohol-free cocktails/mocktails
  • Pop/ soda
  • Energy drinks
  • Mineral water
  • Flavored water
  • Fruit Juice
  • Coffee including cappuccino, espresso and caffe latte
  • Hot chocolate and tea
  • Soft serve ice cream
  • Package can be used at Ocean Cay
  • Does not apply to specialty dining restaurants
  • Does not include Venchi 1878, Lavazza Coffee Ship, Jean Philippe Chocolate.

Price (per day per person)

  • $17 for cruises to Bahamas, Caribbean and Japan:
  • €15 for cruises to the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, Emirates and Southern Caribbean
  • $17 for cruises South America

Cost considerations

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Seashore

Drink menus are quite extensive on MSC cruise ships, and so too are the range in prices. Prices for popular beverages:  

  • Draught beer is $3.50 for 7 oz, $6 for 14 oz
  • Bottled beer is $7
  • Spirits vary, however, there is plenty in the $8 -$12 range
  • Pop is $3.25 per can
  • Frozen drinks $9 
  • Wine $6-$10
  • Coffees and teas $2-$5

When looking at the costs of a drink package, cruisers should factor in that all MSC drink packages include gratuities. And, MSC currently offers a 15% discount on drink packages purchased pre-cruise. A great money saver.

If adults in the cabin purchase a drink package, a Non-Alcoholic Child or the Minors Package must be purchased for all under age guests, which can increase the overall cost. Guests are not allowed to carry on any beverages, which is common on most other cruise lines.

Cabin type, MSC Experiences and destinations

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MSC deluxe suite

MSC cruisers should also consider their cabin type and MSC Experience booked for the cruise. The Aurea Experience comes with the Easy Drink Package, which may be plenty for some guests.  Passengers in the MSC Yacht Club receive the Premium Extra Drink Package as part of their cruise fare, which is the top level drink package.

On MSC World Cruise, a selection of drinks are included such as house wines, draught beer, soft drinks and mineral water which are available during lunch and dinner in main restaurants and the buffet.

Drinks packages are not offered on sailings in South Africa and China. Alcohol is not served in any ports in Saudi Arabia, only once the ships return to international water.

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