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Does The Disney Cruise Line Have a Drink Package? (What You Need to Know)

Since their entrance into the cruise market with the Disney Magic, Disney Cruise Line has revolutionized the cruise market for families. However, many of the adults cruising on DCL (and many adults do cruise without kids) wonder if there is a Disney Cruise Line drink package.

While there isn’t a traditional “all-you-can-drink” package, there are ways to save money on alcoholic beverages. Here’s our overview of Disney Cruise drink package options.

Disclosure: We’ve been on several media cruises with the Disney Cruise Line but have also paid for our cruises.

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Disney Cruise Drink Package Options

Does Disney Cruise Have a Drink Package?

Traditional cruise line drink packages offered by many major cruise lines allow you to pay one fee per day and get any included beverages at no additional cost. You can often get a deal on these packages, and sometimes, depending on the cruise line, it can be included in a package deal on your cruise.

Disney Cruise Line, however, does not offer this option. No beverage or alcohol package is offered that includes all of your drinks.

It’s important to note, however, that, unlike some cruise lines, a lot of non-alcoholic beverages are included in your cruise fare on the Disney Cruise Line.

This includes some juices, sodas, regular coffee, and tea (iced tea and hot tea). So while some cruise lines do offer non-alcoholic drinks packages (primarily for soft drinks), this isn’t offered or needed on the Disney Cruise Line.

You will need to purchase bottled water, although there are refill stations offered for free. There are also lots of opportunities to order multiple bottles of water at a lower cost – sometimes in a cooler bag.

To save money on water, I’d recommend bringing a refillable cup or bottle. While guests are asked to take a new cup with each refill at the beverage station, you can pour it into your refillable cup.

Specialty coffee is also offered at an additional fee at the Cove and other locations. You’ll receive a coffee punch card where you can get a complimentary coffee after purchasing five.

Coffee with the words Coffee Time on  it

Available Beverage Options on Disney Cruise

So, are you wondering how to go about saving on drinks on a Disney Cruise? Several different beverage purchase options let you save money on drinks aboard the Disney Cruise Line. Some of these are purchased before embarkation day while others can be purchased at the beginning of the voyage.

Beer mug: If you plan to drink beer on board, the beer mug purchase can be a good option. To purchase this, you’ll need to buy in advance through onboard gifts and amenities.

You’ll receive a mug with a capacity of 21 ounces which can be used to buy draught beer refills at a 16 oz price. If you don’t want to carry around the souvenir mug, you can get little cards that offer the same discounted price without having the cup on hand.

I don’t drink beer, but saw so many of these cards being used on my last sailing. This option is popular, but you will want to make your purchase in advance.

There’s a similar option offered at Castaway Cay for mixed drinks (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks). You’ll purchase a larger reusable cup and then can use it to get refills at the lower cost of a smaller drink.

Wine and dinner bottle package

Wine and Dine package: Like to have a bottle of wine with dinner? The Wine and Dine package can be purchased for 3, 4, 5, and 7-night cruises.

There are two different wine packages – a classic and a premium option. A card will be on your dinner table on the first night of your cruise listing the wine options offered under both packages. The Wine and Dine package will be purchased from your assistant server in any of the main dining rooms.

These packages claim to save you up to 25%. You can use the wine in any of the sit-down restaurants except for Remy and Enchante. A gratuity is added to the package.

Have leftover wine after dinner? You can either have it brought to your table the following night, or you can carry it to your stateroom.

Survival Beer Package: If you don’t purchase the beer mug in advance of your cruise, you still have an opportunity to save money on beer. The survival beer package, which can be purchased through the pool deck bars and other venues, offers a bulk purchase of beers.

There are three options, depending on the types of beer you like to drink. There’s a classic, signature, and premium package. In addition, you can choose how many beers you want – 6, 12, and 24.

Drink of the Day: While this isn’t a beverage package, it is a way you can save money on mixed drinks – both alcoholic and non-alcoholic. Each day, there’s a drink of the day offered at a discount price. You can find the specific deals on the Disney Cruise Line Navigator app.

Bring Your Drinks: Guests 21 and older are permitted to carry on their own drinks. Limits do apply – you can bring 2 bottles of unopened wine or up to 6 bottles of beer. These need to be in your carry-on bags – not your checked luggage.

A corkage fee will apply if you bring one of these bottles of wine to dinner. Here are all of the specific rules.

Martini glasses on table

Beverage Tastings: There are lots of opportunities for beverage-tasting classes throughout your cruise. These include wine tastings, mixology, martini making, and more. Sign up in advance on the Disney Cruise Line Navigator app or once you are on board (availability will be more limited).

Tips For Purchasing Drinks

  • If you want to save money on alcoholic beverages, it’s a good idea to look at these options in advance to decide what you want to purchase. While most of these things can be bought on the cruise (and have to be bought on the cruise), the beer mug must be ordered in advance.
  • Even if you are flying in for your cruise, you can still bring your own drinks on board. Just stop at a nearby liquor store before arriving at the port.
Cocktail with popsicle on a table overlooking Atlantis

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you purchase alcohol at the ports of call on a cruise?

  • Yes, but this alcohol will be held for you until the conclusion of the cruise.

How do you pay for alcoholic beverages on a Disney cruise?

You’ll charge any purchases you make to your onboard account. You can use your Key to the World card, or a DisneyBand+.

Have you ever purchased any of these drink options on the Disney Cruise Line? Which is your favorite?

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