All There Is To Know About Oceania Cruises’ Beverage Package

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Oceania Cruises is widely regarded for having one of the best dining experiences at sea. With over nine restaurants onboard, offering menus designed by Michelin Awarded Chefs, adding a beverage package is a no-brainer, but how to get the most value out of your investment? That is what we are here to find out. 

Oceania Cruises’ beverage packages come in two different presentations, both available to include in the simply More program for all bookings. Making a point to offer guests more options to tailor their cruise to their needs, let’s go through what each of these has to offer. 

Oceania Cruises’ Beverage Packages

Oceania Cruises’ beverage packages can be divided into House Select and Prestige Select. Each of them is made to enhance your onboard experience, allowing you to enjoy premium drinks without having to pay extra on the ship. 

Oceania Cruises’ House Select Beverage Package:

As part of the Oceania Cruises simply More program, the House Select beverage package provides three dozen premium label champagnes and wines, plus two dozen beer selections from around the world, all to be enjoyed during lunch and dinner at all onboard restaurants. 

Also included in this package are non-alcoholic cocktails, still and sparkling water, premium coffees and teas, freshly squeezed juices, cocktails, spirits, beer, and wine by the glass. 

This is the most basic plan available and is included as part of the simply More program. The convenience of being able to enjoy a glass of wine at dinner without worrying about additional fees is enticing, and as a simply More amenity, it is the 2nd highest value available (behind Shore Excursions). Samples from this package include but are not limited to:

  • Montaudon Brut, Reims, France – Champagne
  • Pazo de Villarei Abadia do Seixo Albariño, Rias Baixas, Spain – White Wine
  • Solar Viejo Tempranillo, Rioja, Spain – Red Wine
  • American Domestic and selected import beer
  • And more

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Oceania Cruises’ Prestige Select Beverage Package:

As an upgrade from the House Select beverage package, guests can now choose an unlimited amount of premium spirits, wine, and beer at any time, anywhere onboard, for the added cost of $30.00 per guest, per day. If you intend to enjoy cocktails regularly onboard this is an excellent value.

The Prestige Select Beverage Package includes:

  • Non-alcoholic cocktails 
  • Still and sparkling water 
  • Premium coffees and teas
  • Freshly squeezed juices
  • Cocktails
  • Spirits
  • Beer
  • Wine by the glass

The Prestige Select package includes unlimited wine, champagne, beer, and spirits at any time onboard. This would be comparable to many of the traditional beverage offerings in cruising. Guests purchasing this package will enjoy unlimited beverages from any bar or restaurant onboard. 

In addition to the beverages in the House Select package, the Prestige Select gives guests access to spirits such as these:

  • Macallan Makers Edition – Whisky
  • Hendrick’s Gin
  • Remy Martin XO
  • Bacardi Rums
  • Grey Goose Vodkas
  • And more

Deciding whether or not to buy a beverage package simply comes down to whether you prefer the convenience of not having to worry about paying extra for drinks, plus gratuities, if you plan to drink at all onboard. In the end, it is a personal decision how you allocate your budget while on vacation. If wine and spirits are integral to your enjoyment of all that your Oceania Cruise has to offer, then you would be well served to ask your travel agent or concierge to help you select the best package for you. 

You can receive up to 20% discount on any of Oceania Cruises’ exclusive La Reserve wine pairing dinners on board Marina, Riviera, and Vista once upgraded to the Prestige Select beverage package. 

When selecting the simply More package though, your experience onboard becomes truly all-inclusive, adding 2-for-1 cruise fares, free roundtrip airfare with airport transfers, free shore excursion credit, a House Select beverage package, free gourmet specialty dining, and free unlimited WiFi onboard. 

To book your cruise onboard Oceania Cruises, our expert travel advisors are ready to give you a hand. Reach out by clicking this link.

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Mavi Parra is a journalist, content creator, and traveler with over 10 years of experience in various communications fields. Specializing in digital media and advertising, her work focuses on the relationships between travel, culture, and destinations. Currently, she is Luxury Cruise Connection’s content writer, developing engaging content to educate and promote luxury cruise travel.