all-inclusive beverages

Virgin Voyages Scarlet Lady coffee bar

Virgin Voyages Partners with Sustainable Specialty Coffee Brand

By Sherry Laskin When Virgin Voyages launches Scarlet Lady in 2020, you won’t find any single-use plastic items on board. This includes straws, bottled water, condiment packets, shopping bags, food packaging, stirrers, and take-away coffee and tea cups.  They are all banned. Next up for sustainability and responsibility…coffee. Sustainable Coffee Partnership On Earth Day, Virgin […] Read more…

Carnival CHEERS beverage program

Carnival CHEERS! All-Inclusive Beverage Program Explained

What’s CHEERS? Carnival CHEERS! all-inclusive beverage program is available for guests over 21 years who prefer to pay a flat daily rate for unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.  That said, when I take a closer look at not only the rates but also the detailed restrictions and inclusions, there needs to be a bit of […] Read more…

Cruise Maven News: Royal Caribbean Drink Package Policy Changes

  When drink packages on cruises began, the three mainstream cruise lines, (Carnival, Norwegian and Royal Caribbean) rules about purchases were consistent; one person in a stateroom buys it, all in the stateroom (over 21) must also purchase the package. Logic prevailed that this would prevent people from sharing their one-person drink package with roommates. […] Read more…