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Drink Package Price Increase!!

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I have two cruises the summer of 2020 (one on Harmony and one on Oasis) and just noticed a pretty significant price increase on the Deluxe Beverage Package.  A couple weeks ago it had 20% off with the price of $56 and now it is 20% off with a price of $65 😮. Price increases are always expected but wow! Are other people seeing an increase in their package prices? #StillLoyalToRoyal #StillGoingToPurchaseLOL

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I'm seeing this as well @AlexWinters. Started a separate thread on it in the main Discussion forum. Looks like Royal has decided to raise the on-board price of the package by a sizable margin for reasons unknown, unless this is a new (and far less-favorable) "intern glitch".

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My DBP jumped to $65 too but I locked in at $52 hoping it would go cheaper before we sail in September.  Seems like there is a "sale" every two weeks or so.  Fingers crossed labor day "sale" is a good one.

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19 minutes ago, RatedPG said:

Even the Refreshment Package has gone up to $26 per day.  Good thing I purchased it when it was $20 per day.

I've seen the Refreshment package as high as $28 per day in the not-too-distant past, so that's actually not that bad. If your sailing is not until after Black Friday, check then for a better rate. I was able to grab it for $17/night last Black Friday, and it hasn't gone that low since!

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10 hours ago, marti314 said:

If you look at the prices that are listed they seem to be the price that all sales are based on.  

Close, but not quite with my sailing. On-board price has been a very consistent reverse-calculated $70/day, vs. the current $65/day that's listed as "20% off".

Believe me, I wish this was a simple glitch where it's showing the on-board price with no discount applied, but that really doesn't seem to be the case.

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11 hours ago, KLA said:

Maybe a sharp raise before an incoming sale?

If it is, it's purely to make the "sale" price look good when in reality it's still the same or higher than previous pricing has been for the last year. 😒

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12 minutes ago, JLMoran said:

If it is, it's purely to make the "sale" price look good when in reality it's still the same or higher than previous pricing has been for the last year. 😒

Whatever the reason might be, the threshold for me is 50.00 a day so I personally would be out.  This will just promote more drinking by those that opt to pay 1300 dollars per couple for the week.

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pricing like that will drive away cruisers.or at least cruisers who aren't rich.......that's over $110/day for us Canadians...INSANE.

 

hard to justify the drink package or a cruise when it starts getting that high...close to $1000/person for a week cruise....just for drinks??!..come on now....

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2 minutes ago, monctonguy said:

hard to justify the drink package or a cruise when it starts getting that high...close to $1000/person for a week cruise....just for drinks??!..come on now....

I'm assuming that's $1000CAD. Really close to the total for a 14-night transatlantic on Celebrity. 😒 They never discount their beverage packages from what I can see, and even the "classic" package that limits what wines / beers / cocktails you can order is $59 USD (about $78 CAD) a night. $826 USD ($1,098 CAD) for that "Classic" package, $966 USD ($1,284 CAD) for the "Premium" package at $69/night.

And this particular 14-night is port-intensive, with only 6 sea days to make decent use of the package.

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7 hours ago, JLMoran said:

Close, but not quite with my sailing. On-board price has been a very consistent reverse-calculated $70/day, vs. the current $65/day that's listed as "20% off".

Believe me, I wish this was a simple glitch where it's showing the on-board price with no discount applied, but that really doesn't seem to be the case.

Yep, same. My base for September Anthem sailing was $70 dollars, the sales were consistent for the last year: $56 for 20% and $52 for BOGO50 and as expected the 30% was $49 just a few weeks ago. Now, the BOGO50 is $61 dollars making the base price $81.3333 (repeat). 

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On 8/12/2019 at 3:21 PM, JRT said:

Does this mean onboard drink prices are going up?

How much more than 15.50 (After Gratuity) for a blended drink can they charge?

Anyone ever wonder if they can sell a 1 LITER bottle of STOLI for 10.00 on the ship how much they must be getting it for?  Lets say its 6.00 and there are approx 22 shots in one bottle, YES that 10.00 stoli and soda water is really 35 - 50 cents worth of product itself.  Since RCL is not paying the same US taxes on liquor that bars and restaurants on land there is more profit in these drink packages than people realize, even if you drink 30 drinks a day.

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1 hour ago, CoupleOfCruisers said:

Im curious at what amount would people stop buying drink packages? As long as people pay the price they will keep pushing price up! 😔 

My Max is 50 a day not because I can break even with 5 terribly overpriced drinks but because over 7 days plus 18% I feel that's the max where I personally find value in the benefit.

Drinking to drink because you have a package is a chore and with all of the food its not all that fun. 

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1 hour ago, CoupleOfCruisers said:

Im curious at what amount would people stop buying drink packages? As long as people pay the price they will keep pushing price up! 😔 

They aren't paying these prices which is why they are literally hounding you everywhere on boarding day.

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