Use the Celebrity Cruises Beverage Package Calculator to determine the most cost-effective beverage package to purchase for a cruise, based on anticipated beverage consumption/habits and pricing. The calculator was last updated in August 2020.

You can also determine whether a Perks-included fare on Celebrity Cruises is worth it.


Calculator

Instructions and details are included below the calculator. The calculator will auto-update as you enter information about your cruise. The calculator is powered by JavaScript. If you are experiencing blank or invalid results, try refreshing your browser.

Celebrity Cruises is a trademark and subsidiary of Royal Caribbean Group. This calculator is not endorsed by Royal Caribbean Group.

Celebrity Cruises Beverage Package Calculator: Instructions and Explanations

Cruise and Guest Information

Use this section of the Celebrity Cruises Beverage Package Calculator to enter general information about the cruise and the guest. If traveling with others, enter each guest’s information separately, resetting the calculator as needed.

# of Nights

Select the number of nights for the cruise, from a minimum of two nights to a maximum of thirty nights. The number of nights affects the total cost of beverage packages. The calculator will also treat nights as equivalent to “days” for the purposes of per-day beverage calculations.

Captain’s Club Status

Select the Captain’s Club elite status level of the guest, which includes:

  • None (Preview)
  • Classic
  • Select
  • Elite
  • Elite Plus
  • Zenith

Elite Plus members receive complimentary non-specialty coffee and tea throughout the cruise, including cappuccinos, lattes, and espressos. They also receive a 10% discount on all beverage packages. Since only the Water (premium) and Soda beverage packages do not include coffee or tea, these are the only packages where non-specialty coffee and tea would otherwise incur a charge.

The calculator will factor in both the complimentary non-specialty coffee/tea and the package discount for Elite Plus members.

Zenith members receive a complimentary Premium (alcohol) beverage package. The calculator will recommend the Premium (alcohol) beverage package to Zenith members automatically, since it is included at no extra cost.

Anticipated Beverage Consumption

Use this section of the Celebrity Cruises Beverage Package Calculator to enter information about anticipated beverage consumption and pricing information.

The default average cost is per beverage and beverage type and can be edited.

When entering the number of beverages per beverage type, the number entered can either be per day or for the entire length of the cruise for each beverage type.

Beverage Types

The calculator includes the following beverage types:

  • Beer and Cider
  • Beer and Cider (premium)
  • Cocktail
  • Cocktail (premium)
  • Coffee
  • Coffee (specialty)
  • Coffee (cocktail)

  • Energy Drink
  • Juice
  • Mixed Drink
  • Mixed Drink (premium)
  • Spirits & Liquor
  • Spirits & Liquor (premium)
  • Soda
  • Smoothie

  • Tea
  • Tea (specialty)
  • Water (bottled)
  • Water (premium bottled)
  • Wine (by the glass)
  • Wine (premium by the glass)

Premium spirits and liquor include:

  • Aberfeldy 12
  • Absolut Elyx
  • Bacardi 8 Años
  • Baileys Irish Cream
  • Belvedere
  • Belvedere Intense
  • Bombay Sapphire
  • Bombay Sapphire East
  • Brugal
  • Bulleit Rye
  • Cazadores Reposado
  • Chambord
  • Chivas Regal 12
  • Chopin
  • Christiania
  • Cîroc and flavors
  • Cointreau
  • Courvousier VSOP
  • Crown Royal
  • Dewar’s 12
  • Disarronno amaretto
  • Don Julio Reposado
  • Drambuie
  • Flor de Caña
  • Frangelico

  • Gentleman Jack
  • Glen Scotia Single
  • Glenfiddich Reserve Cask
  • Glenfiddich Select
  • The Glenlivet
  • Godiva
  • Grand Marnier
  • Grey Goose
  • Haig Scotch
  • Hangar 1
  • Hendrick’s
  • Herradura Reposado
  • Highland Park Scotches
  • Highland Park Einar
  • Jack Daniel’s Black
  • Jack Daniel’s Honey
  • Jack Daniel’s Rye
  • Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel
  • Johnnie Walker Black
  • Ketel One
  • The Macallan
  • The Macallan Lumina
  • The Macallan Quest
  • Maker’s Mark
  • Malt
  • Mount Gay

  • Patrón Citrónge
  • Patrón Reposado
  • Patrón Silver
  • Patrón XO Café
  • Pearl
  • Plymouth
  • Pyrat XO
  • Rain
  • Remy Martin VSOP
  • Reyka
  • Rittenhouse Rye
  • Russian Standard
  • St-Germain
  • Star of Bombay
  • Tanqueray
  • Tanqueray No. Ten
  • Tuaca
  • Zacapa 23
  • Wild Turkey
  • Woodford Double Oaked
  • Woodford Reserve
  • Woodford Rye

Premium beers include:

  • Anchor Steam
  • Blue Moon
  • Brooklyn Brown Ale
  • Dogfish Head 90
  • Minute
  • Estrella Damm (gluten-free)
  • Fuller’s London Pride
  • Grolsch beers
  • Guinness beers
  • Highland Stout

  • Kingfisher Lager
  • Kronenbourg 1664
  • La Fin du Monde
  • Lagunitas Little Sumpin’
  • Lagunitas Pils
  • Leffe Blond
  • Magners Cider
  • O’Hara’s Irish Red
  • Ommegang Abbey Ale
  • Orion Lager
  • Paulaner Salvator Double Bock
  • Peroni
  • Rogue Dead Guy Ale
  • Sapporo
  • Sierra Nevada
  • Stella Artois
  • Stone IPA
  • Woodchuck Granny
  • Smith Cider
  • Woodchuck Pear Cider

Premium wines include:

  • Champagnes
  • Cherry Tart Pinot Noir
  • Conundrums
  • Decoy Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Ferrari-Carano Fumé Blanc
  • J&H Selbach Riesling Kabinett
  • Mer Soleil Chardonnay
  • Michael David Petite Petit Red
  • Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc

Specialty coffee includes:

  • Caffé Shakerato (chilled)
  • Espresso al Frutti di Bosco
  • Espresso Croccante
  • Espresso Caraibico
  • Espresso Melba
  • Ice Bianco Espresso
  • IGLU (Caffe Frappè)

Specialty tea includes:

  • Honest Iced Teas
  • Iced Tea
  • Matcha Teas

Premium bottled water includes:

  • Acqua Panna
  • Evian
  • Perrier
  • San Pelligrino

The calculator will add the mandatory gratuity to the average beverage cost for all beverage types in its calculations.

Beverage Package and Pricing Information

Use this section of the Celebrity Cruises Beverage Package Calculator to adjust assumptions and default pricing for beverage packages.

Beverage Packages

Available beverage packages include (in descending order of cost):

  • Premium (alcohol) @ $69/day
  • Classic (alcohol) @ $59/day
  • Premium (non-alcoholic) @ $22/day
  • Classic (non-alcoholic) @ $18/day
  • Water (premium) @ $16/day
  • Soda @ $9/day

The default pricing for beverage packages can be adjusted to account for price increases or discounts. The daily cost is per guest.

The calculator will add the mandatory gratuity to the package cost in its calculations. The calculator does not include the Drinks & More package, which starts at $85/day and adds wine bottles to the Premium (alcohol) package, or the Kids package, which starts at $16/day and is similar to the Classic (non-alcoholic) package.

Mandatory Gratuity

The default mandatory gratuity of 20% can be adjusted to account for increases or decreases. The gratuity is applied automatically to all average beverage costs and beverage packages, as well as applicable upcharges for beverages whose cost is not fully covered by a package.

Premium (alcohol) Maximum Covered

This figure reflects the maximum per-alcoholic-beverage cost that is covered with a Premium (alcohol) package. All non-alcoholic beverages are covered in full, regardless of price. The default amount of $15 can be adjusted.

Alcoholic beverages that exceed this amount will be charged the difference plus gratuity on the difference. The calculator will account for these upcharges.

Classic (alcohol) Maximum Covered

This figure reflects the maximum per-alcoholic-beverage cost that is covered with a Classic (alcohol) package. The default amount of $9 can be adjusted.

Alcoholic beverages that exceed this amount will be charged the difference plus gratuity on the difference. The calculator will account for these upcharges.

Certain non-alcoholic beverages are not covered by the Classic (alcohol) package, including specialty coffee/tea, energy drinks, smoothies, and premium bottled water. These excluded non-alcoholic beverages are charged full price, plus gratuity, if purchased.

Results

This section of the Celebrity Cruises Beverage Package Calculator advises you of the most cost-effective beverage package given your anticipated beverage consumption and pricing inputs.

Most Cost-Effective Beverage Package

The calculator recommends the most cost-effective beverage package. If purchasing beverages à la carte (without a package) is the best option, the calculator will recommend “Pay As You Go.”

Elite Plus elite status complimentary non-specialty coffee/tea and discounts are included in the calculations.

The calculator will recommend the Premium (alcohol) beverage package to Zenith members automatically, since it is included at no extra cost.

Estimated Total Cost

The calculator estimates the total cost for beverages, including the cost of beverage packages, gratuities, and upcharges.

Savings

The calculator estimates the savings achieved by selecting the most cost-effective beverage package versus Pay As You Go. If purchasing beverages à la carte (without a package) is the recommended option, then the calculator estimates the savings achieved by Pay As You Go versus the lowest-cost beverage package, factoring in gratuities and upcharges.