If you are taking your first cruise with Cunard you might be wondering how much drinks cost.
Cunard does have drinks packages but it’s impossible to work out if the drinks packages are worthwhile without first looking at how much drinks cost. We will be looking at both in this guide.
How Much do Drinks Cost on a Cunard Cruise?
On a Cunard, cruise drinks cost the same as they would in a bar or pub on land. A draught pint of beer costs approximately $6.50 (£5.30), a glass of wine around $14 (£11.30) and a soda $3 (£2.50). All bar purchases automatically have a 15% service fee added on top.
|Drink Cost (Cunard)|
|Draught Pint of Beer||£5.30 ($6.50)|
|Glass of Wine||£11.30 ($14)|
|Spirit with Mixer||£5.80 ($8)|
|Lager Bottle||£4.30 ($6)|
Cunard has a wide variety of drinks available including cocktails, spirits and speciality coffees and teas. At the end of this post, you’ll find real drinks prices taken from Cunard’s menus.
All drinks packages are charged per person per day.
Drinks Package Terms and Conditions:
- Cunard only offer drinks packages on sailings of over 5 nights in length
- If one adult in a cabin has an alcoholic package all adults in the same cabin must purchase it.
- Drinks packages must be bought within the first two days of a cruise and they must apply to the rest of the cruise.
- Alcoholic drinks are limited to 15 within 24 hours
- Only one drink at a time can be ordered (minimum 10 minutes between orders).
Cunard Drinks Package Overview
|Drinks Package||Price (Per Person Per Day)||Includes:|
|Beer, Wine, and Spirits||$69||Beers, spirits, liqueurs, cocktails and wines by the glass.|
Unlimited soft drinks and fruit juices and more.
|Premium Non-Alcoholic Drinks Package||$29||Non-alcoholic cocktails, premium canned or bottled soft drinks. Fruit juices, draft soft drinks, and more.|
|Soft Drinks Package||$10||Draught soft drinks, long-life juices, squash, and cordials|
|Hot Drinks Package||$10||Illy specialty coffees, tea Forté infusions, hot chocolates.|
Beer, Wine and Spirits Package:
Enjoy an incredible array of beers, wines by the glass, spirits, liqueurs and cocktails up to $12 per serving, as well as all the benefits of the Premium Non-Alcoholic Drinks Option.Plus, you’ll also receive a 20% discount on drinks above $12, some bottles of wine and large bottles of water.
$69 is roughly £55.
What Does Cunard’s Beer, Wine and Spirits Drinks Package Include?
- Beers, spirits, liqueurs, cocktails and wines by the glass.
- Unlimited soft drinks and fruit juices
- Non-alcoholic cocktails and small bottles of water (500ml)
- Unlimited speciality coffees, teas and hot chocolates
- Drinks costing over $12 (you’ll get a 20% discount on these by having the package) – $12 is roughly £10
- Room service and mini-bar
- Large bottles of water
It is worth noting that if you purchase a drink which costs over $12 you will have to pay the full price of the drink. On some cruise lines, you only pay the additional amount but this isn’t the case with Cunard.
Is The Package Good Value?
Based on the prices of beer, wine and spirits you’d really have to drink around 10 beers per day or 5 glasses of wine for the package to be worthwhile.
I know many people for which this package would make financial sense but the best way to decide is to estimate how many drinks you’ll have per day and see how much they’ll cost on the menu below.
This package is for people who drink regularly. It is worth remembering though that the package does limit you to 15 alcoholic drinks per day.
That said if you’re likely to have a few glasses of wine per day plus a few soft drinks and some speciality tea/coffee it may be worth booking this package.
Premium Non-Alcoholic Drinks Package:
Enjoy unlimited refreshments from a range of hand-crafted non – alcoholic cocktails, artisan soft drinks, small bottled waters, freshly squeezed juices and speciality hot drinks.
$29 is roughly £24
What Does Cunard’s Premium Non-Alcoholic Drinks Package Include?
- Non-alcoholic cocktails,
- Premium canned or bottled soft drinks
- Fruit juices
- Draft soft drinks
- Small bottles of water (500ml)
- Speciality tea, coffee and hot chocolate
- Room service and mini-bar
- Freshly squeezed deluxe juices
- Large bottles of water
Is The Package Good Value?
Soda or juice is roughly $3 so to make this package worthwhile you’d have to have 10 drinks per day. I personally don’t think that I would be able to do this apart from if I had a cruise with lots of sea days. You don’t want to spend your cruise drinking to try and make back the money you’ve spent on the package!
That said if you are somebody who would like to drink premium teas/coffees, maybe start the day with a juice you might be able to have enough to make it worthwhile.
Soft Drinks Package:
Enjoy unlimited draught soft drinks, selected fruit juices, squash and cordials.
$10 is roughly £8.
What Does Cunard’s Soft Drinks Package Include?
- Unlimited draught soft drinks
- Long-life juices
- Unlimited squash and cordials
- Bottled water
- Canned soft drinks
- Room service and mini-bar
Is The Package Good Value?
To make this package good value you’d only have to drink 4 soft drinks per day. Personally, I drink a lot of soda when I cruise so I’d definitely be choosing this option. I love that it includes squash too, for those of you who aren’t from the UK squash is a kind of diluting juice.
If you are somebody who would like the speciality teas/coffees/juices mentioned in the premium soft drinks package it might be worth upgrading to that one. If not I think that this drinks package is a great option for the majority of people who don’t drink alcohol.
Hot Drinks Package:
Enjoy unlimited illy speciality coffees, Tea Forté infusions and hot chocolates.
$10 is roughly £8.
What Does Cunard’s Hot Drinks Package Include?
- Unlimited illy specialty coffees
- Unlimited Tea Forté infusions
- Unlimited hot chocolates.
- All hot and cold chocolate drinks made with Godiva chocolate
- Liqueur coffees and hot chocolates
- Room service and Mini-Bar
Is The Package Good Value?
Based on the price of an illy speciality tea or coffee which is around $4 you would only have to drink three a day to make back the value of the package. That said, there is already included tea and coffee onboard in the buffet and with meals. The speciality tea/coffee is available in the bars and lounges.
To learn more about what is included in the Cunard cruise fare, including where you’ll find food 24 hours per day, check out this post:
How do You Buy a Cunard Drinks Package?
The drinks package can be purchased from any bar onboard and when you board you’ll no doubt encounter people who are trying to sell the package.
You can also buy the package ahead of your sailing by phoning Cunard.
If you are mid-way through the cruise and would like to upgrade this is usually possible. New packages must be bought within the first two days of the cruise but if, for example, you wanted to upgrade the soda package to the non-alcoholic package this is usually okay.
The prices below are designed to show you which drinks are available onboard. Drinks prices on cruise ships do change regularly so the prices on your cruise may be different to the below.
Cunard Drinks Menu (With Prices):
A cocktail on a Cunard cruise will cost around $10 (£8.10).
Cunard Favourite Cocktails:
Champagne Cocktail – $15.95
Originated in 1899 in New York. Champagne with Cognac, Grand Marnier and a sugar cube soaked in Angostura.
Lost In Translation – $10.50
A twist on the original ‘Sour’, Nikka from the Barrel Japanese Whisky and St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur, shaken with lemon juice.
Cosmopolitan – $9.95
Grey Goose Le Citron Vodka and Cointreau, lifted by a blend of fresh lime and cranberry juice. Bringing just the right amount of acidity with a subtle pink hue and elegant flavour has truly made this a classic.
The Royal Sapphire – $9.95
Bombay Sapphire Gin, elderflower, lemon juice and mint leaves, topped with Prosecco.
Ginny Hendrick’s – $9.95
Hendrick’s Gin muddled with mint and cucumber, topped with fresh lime and St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur, finished with soda water.
Plantation Punch – $9.50
A combination of Plantation Rums, sour mix, pineapple juice and orange juice with a splash of Grenadine.
Elderflower Mojito – $8.95
Using St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur with the classic taste of Bacardí Superior Rum, lime and sugar, charged with soda water for a deliciously floral and intriguing twist on the traditional serve.
Mango Margarita – $8.95
Tequila Sauza Gold and Grand Marnier shaken with fresh lime, sour mix and mango purée. Served in a sugar-rimmed glass.
Caipirinha – $7.50
Paying homage to Brazil’s national drink, pronounced ‘Kai-Pee-Reen-Ya’, this refreshing yet heady mix, made by muddling lime, sugar and Cachaça churned over crushed ice, is sure to please.
Old Fashioned Deluxe – $8.95
Evan Williams Single Barrel Bourbon stirred with cubed ice, an Angostura soaked sugar cube, cherry juice, orange and topped with soda water.
Singapore Sling – $8.95
Bombay Sapphire Gin, Cointreau, Cherry Liqueur, sour mix, pineapple juice and bitters with a splash of Bénédictine Liqueur.
Bombay Mary – $8.95
Bombay Sapphire Gin, Dry Sherry, Port Wine, tomato juice, horseradish, Worcester Sauce and Tabasco, garnished with a celery stick.
The Original Bacardí Mojito – $8.25
The perfect blend of Bacardí Superior Rum, fresh lime, sugar and mint, spritzed with crisp soda water, creating a drink for instant refreshment.
Margarita – $8.25
Tequila Sauza Gold and Triple Sec shaken with fresh lime and lemon juices with sour mix. Served in a salt-rimmed glass. The
Cunard Cobbler – $7.50
Dry Sherry shaken with Grand Marnier and orange juice, served over ice.
Tennessee Sour – $8.95
Jack Daniel’s Whiskey shaken with sour mix for a simple twist on the classic ‘Whisky’ Sour.
Bloody Mary – $7.50
Smirnoff Vodka mixed with tomato juice, horseradish, Worcester Sauce and Tabasco.
Kir – $7.50
This popular French cocktail made with Crème de Cassis (Blackcurrant Liqueur) and topped with white wine, is purple hued, subtly sweet and fruity fresh.
Collins – $7.50
An all-occasion drink. A touch of sour mix served long over ice, spritzed with soda water and your choice of spirit: Bombay Sapphire Gin (Tom), Bell’s Whiskey (John) or Smirnoff Vodka (Joe).
Mint Julep – $7.25
Jim Beam Bourbon, mint and sugar built over ice, topped with soda water.
Tequila Sunrise – $7.25
Tequila Sauza Gold and orange juice with Grenadine.
Pimms No.1 – $7.25
The traditional Pimm’s No.1 topped with lemonade and served with the traditional fruit ‘salad’ garnish.
Oakheart Spiced Mule $7.25
Teaming the smooth yet robust taste of Bacardí Oakheart Rum with fresh lime and Angostura Bitters, charged with ginger beer for a complex and rich yet refreshing drink.
Pomegranate Mojito $8.50
A modern twist on the classic Mojito, blending Bacardí Superior Rum, fresh lime, sugar and mint, lengthened with pomegranate juice and crisp soda water, creating a uniquely refreshing experience.
Orange & Passion Fruit Mojito $8.50
A fruitful, tropical take on the classic Mojito with the addition of orange and passion fruit.
Grey Goose Citrus Cooler $8.50
A refreshing combination of Grey Goose Le Citron Vodka and Sauvignon Blanc wine, shaken hard with the delicate addition of elderflower and lime, lengthened with apple juice – served over ice.
Pear & Passion Fruit Caipiroska $8.50
A drink with a tropical twist combining the vibrant taste of Grey Goose La Poire Vodka and fresh pear muddled with passion fruit and lime, finished with a dash of soda water.
Tropical Caipirinha $8.25
Malibu Coconut Rum muddled with Cachaça and fresh tropical fruits.
Wild Hibiscus Royale $15.95
Champagne combined with Hibiscus syrup, mint and rose water.
Le Fizz $9.95
An elegant and refreshing combination of Grey Goose Vodka, St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur and fresh lime, topped with chilled soda and served in a flute.
Harry’s Bellini $8.50
Created and first served in 1934 by Giuseppe Cipriani at Harry’s Bar, Venice. Fresh peach purée topped with Prosecco.
Martini Royale $8.50
A glass of sparkling refreshment, a crafted balance of Prosecco and Martini Bianco over ice with a squeeze of lime and sprig of mint.
First created in 1925 at the Ritz Hotel, Paris. Grand Marnier combined with orange juice and sparkling wine.
Red Beret $7.75
Created in Vancouver, Canada. Raspberry Vodka, Cognac, wild Hibiscus syrup and sparkling wine.
Sparklers. Kir Royale $7.75
This popular French cocktail made with Crème de Cassis (Blackcurrant Liqueur) and topped with sparkling wine, is purple hued, subtly sweet and fruity fresh.
Aperol Spritz $7.75
Aperol poured over ice, combined with Prosecco and topped with soda water.
A light and refreshing cocktail with elderflower, Prosecco and a hint of mint.
Cunard Contemporary Collection:
Hendrick’s Fresca $9.95
Hendrick’s Gin built over ice with grapefruit juice and topped with lemonade.
Pomegranate Ginger Cooler $9.95
Tequila Patron Silver combined with pomegranate syrup and Limoncello served long with a charge of ginger beer.
Russian Elegance $8.25
Raspberry Vodka, Apple Schnapps, Chambord Raspberry Liqueur and cranberry juice.
Puerto Rican Cigar $7.95
Bacardí Superior Rum shaken hard with Amaretto Disaronno and fresh citrus.
Fuego Manzana (Fiery Apple) $7.95
Bacardí Superior Rum shaken with fresh lime and chilli sugar, topped with apple juice.
Tower Guard $8.25
Bombay Sapphire Gin, Blackberry Brandy, Sweet Vermouth and apple juice, finished with ginger ale.
Bombay Sapphire $9.50
Stolichnaya Elit $9.95
Grey Goose $9.75
Smirnoff No. 21 $8.95
Tequila Patron Silver shaken with Cointreau, pomegranate syrup and fresh lime.
Sapphire Rose $9.25
Bombay Sapphire Gin, Maraschino Liqueur and grapefruit juice.
Citrus Sunset $8.25
Smirnoff Vodka, Limoncello, orange and cranberry juices.
Peach Melba $8.25
Vanilla Vodka, Peach Schnapps, Chambord Raspberry Liqueur, peach purée and a dash of cream.
Tropical Itch $8.25
Smirnoff Vodka with Bacardí Oakheart Spiced Rum, mango purée and Maraschino Liqueur.
A Britivic /Pepsi mixer is included.
Gin 1.5oz (44ml)
Tanqueray Ten $8.25
Bombay Sapphire $7.75
Vodka 1.5oz (44ml)
Stolichnaya Elit $8.25
Grey Goose $8.25
Grey Goose La Poire, L’Orange, Le Citron $8.25
Smirnoff No. 21 $7.25 S
Rum 1.5oz (44ml)
El Dorado 15 years $9.95
Plantation Rum, Jamaica $8.25
Plantation Rum, Trinidad $8.25
Plantation Rum, Grenada $8.25
Pusser’s Blue Label 40% $7.25
Bacardí Superior $7.25
Bacardí Oakheart Spiced Rum $7.25
Sagatiba Cachaça $7.25
Captain Morgan Dark Rum $7.25
Malibu Coconut $7.25
Tequila 1.5oz (44ml)
Patron Añejo $11.95
Patron Silver $8.25
Sauza Gold $7.25
Scotch Single Grain Whisky 1.5oz (44ml)
Haig Club $7.75
Scotch Single Malt Whisky 1.5oz (44ml)
Highland Glenmorangie 25 Years old ‘Quarter Century’ $26.00
Glenmorangie 10 Years old $7.95
Dalwhinnie 15 Years old $8.25
Speyside Glenfiddich 12 Years old $7.95
Lowland Glenkinchie 12 Years old $7.75
Auchentoshan Heartwood $7.95
Islay Caol Ila 12 Years old $8.50
Laphroaig QA Cask $8.25
Bowmore Enigma 12 Years old $7.75
Island Talisker 57 North $8.75
Highland Park Svein $7.75
Scotch Blended Whisky 1.5oz (44ml)
Johnnie Walker Blue Label $17.95
Johnnie Walker Gold Label $8.50
Johnnie Walker Black Label $8.25
Chivas Regal 12 years $8.25
Famous Grouse $7.75
Cutty Sark $7.25
Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey 1.5oz (44ml)
Evan Williams Single Barrel Vintage $7.95
Maker’s Mark $7.95
Jim Beam $7.25
Tennessee Whiskey 1.5oz (44ml)
Jack Daniel’s Silver Select $8.50
Jack Daniel’s Black Label $7.95
Canadian Whiskey 1.5oz (44ml)
Canadian Club $7.25
Seagram’s VO $7.25
Irish Whiskey 1.5oz (44ml)
Bushmills 10 Year old Malt $7.95
Japanese Whisky 1.5oz (44ml)
Nikka ‘Yoichi’ Single Malt 10 Years old $18.50
Nikka from the Barrel $8.75
Lagers, Ales, Bitters and Ciders:
Draught Beers Pint (568ml)
Peroni Nastro Azzurro 5.1% abv $6.50
Stella Artois 5% abv $5.95
Boddington’s Bitter 3.5% abv $5.95
Grolsch 450ml – Netherlands 5% abv $6.25
St Peter’s G-Free Pilsner 500ml UK – Gluten Free 4.2% abv $6.25
Peroni Nastro Azzurro 330ml – Italy 5.1% abv $5.75
Corona 355ml – Mexico 4.5% abv $5.75
Brooklyn Lager 355ml – USA 5.2% abv $5.75
Samuel Adams Boston Lager 330ml – USA 4.9% abv $5.75
Amstel Light 330ml – Netherlands 3.5% abv $5.75
Budweiser 330ml – USA 5% abv $5.50
Beck’s 330ml – Germany 5% abv $5.50
Heineken 330ml – Holland 5% abv $5.50
Carlsberg 330ml – Denmark 3.8% abv $4.95
Beck’s Non-Alcoholic Beer 330ml Germany 0.05% abv $4.95
Ales & Bitters
Old Speckled Hen – Pale Ale – 500ml 5% abv $5.95
Sharp’s Doom Bar – Amber Ale – 500ml 4.3% abv $5.95
Ringwood Brewery Old Thumper – Strong Ale – 500ml 5.1% abv $5.95
Fuller’s London Pride – Bitter – 500ml 4.7% abv $5.95
Theakston Old Peculier Strong Ale – 500ml 5.6% abv $5.95
Fyne Ales Jarl – Golden Ale – 500ml 3.8% abv $5.95
Marston’s Pedigree – Pale Ale – 500ml 4.5% abv $5.95
Bass – Pale Ale – 500ml 5% abv $5.95
Boddington’s – Bitter – 440ml 3.5% abv $5.75
Guinness – 500ml 4.2% abv $5.95
Magners Original Irish – 568ml 4.5% abv $6.25
Magners Pear – 568ml 4.5% abv $6.25
Strongbow – 440ml 5.3% abv $5.75
Wines, Champagnes and Sparkling Wines:
Champagne and Sparkling 150ml
Champagne Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label, Brut Non Vintage, Reims, France (2) $16.75
Champagne Veuve Clicquot Rosé, Brut Non Vintage, Reims, France (2) $18.50
Champagne Delamotte, Brut Non Vintage, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, France (2) $11.95
Prosecco, Terre di Sant’alberto, Brut, Valdese, Italy (2) $8.75
White Wine 150ml
Chardonnay Reserva, Carmen, Chile (2) $8.75
Grüner Veltliner, Höpler, Austria (1) $8.75
Macabeo/Sauvignon Blanc, Pez de Rio, Spain (2) $5.95
Pinot Grigio, Luna, Cecilia Beretta, Italy (2) $8.75
Riesling, Billi Billi, Mount Langi Ghiran, Australia (2) $8.75
Sauvignon Blanc, Land Made, Yealands Estate, New Zealand (2) $8.75
Rosé Wine 150ml
Garnacha/Syrah, Pez de Rio, Spain (3) $5.95
Zinfandel Rosé, The Bulletin, USA (4) $7.95
Red Wine 150ml
Black Shiraz, Berton Vineyard, Australia (D) $8.75
Malbec, Chamuyo, Argentina (C) $8.75
Merlot, The Game Reserve, Graham Beck, South Africa (D) $8.75
Pinot Noir, Hunter’s, New Zealand (C) $10.50
Tempranillo/Merlot, Pez de Rio, Spain (D) $5.95
Aperitifs and Digestifs:
Vermouth & Sherry 2oz (59ml)
Dubonnet Red $6.25
Lillet Red, Lillet White $6.25
Aperol $6.25 Pernod $6.25
Martini Rosso, Bianco, Dry $6.25
Harvey’s Bristol Cream $6.25
Tio Pepe $6.25
Digestif 2oz (59ml)
Armagnac 1.5oz (44ml)
Armagnac Domaine Boingnère, ‘Folle Blanche’ 1986 $24.00
Armagnac Baron De Sigognac 1964 $9.95
Cognac 1.5oz (44ml)
Rémy Martin, Louis XIII , 2oz $205.00
Rémy Martin, Louis XIII , 1oz $120.00
Rémy Martin Reserve 28 XO $19.50
Courvoisier VSOP $8.95
Brandy 1.5oz (44ml)
Don Carlos I Solera, Gran Reserva $8.50
Asbach Uralt $7.75
Calvados, Boulard Grand Fine $7.75
Port 2oz (59ml)
Graham’s – Late Bottled Vintage $6.25
Graham’s – 10 Year Old Tawny Port $6.95
Graham’s – 20 Year Old Tawny Port $8.50
Graham’s – 30 Year Old Tawny Port $16.50
Graham’s – 40 Year Old Tawny Port $22.00
Grand Marnier $7.25
Tia Maria $7.25
Baileys Irish Cream $7.25
Chambord Raspberry Liqueur $7.25
St-Germain Elderfl ower $7.25
DOM Bénédictine $7.25
Archers Peach Schnapps $7.25
Amaretto Disaronno $7.25
Sambuca Luxardo $7.25
Southern Comfort $7.25
Atlantic Mist $4.75
Cranberry Juice with lemon and lime juices, topped with ginger beer.
Red Apple Fizz $4.75
Apple juice with passion fruit puree and Grenadine, topped with ginger beer.
Pineapple juice, coconut cream, mango nectar and banana, blended with ice.
Rumless Mojito $4.75
Mint leaves and brown sugar combined with lime and apple juices, topped with soda water.
Cranberry juice, pineapple juice, grapefruit juice and orange juice, built over ice.
Cranberry, orange, apple, tomato, pineapple, grapefruit, pomegranate $2.75
Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, 7-Up, Diet 7-Up, ginger ale, tonic water, club soda water, orange soda, ginger beer $2.75
Coca Cola and Diet Coke Iconic Bottle $3.75
Tonic Water Fever-Tree Mediterranean $3.00
Fever-Tree Tonic Water $3.00
Fever-Tree Naturally Light $3.00
Bottled Water Evian Still 1.5 Ltr $4.95
San Pellegrino 750ml $4.75
Perrier Sparkling 330ml $2.75
Still water 500ml $2.50
Coffee, Hot Chocolate and Twinings Tea:
English Breakfast $2.75
Earl Grey $2.75
Jasmine Pearls $2.75
Mint Humbug $2.75
Café Royale With the addition of Cognac and Grand Marnier. $7.75
Calypso With the addition of Tia Maria. $7.75
Traditional Irish With the addition of Irish Whiskey. $7.75
Nell Gwynn With the addition of Grand Marnier. $7.75