P&O drinks menus & prices (2019)
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If you like to enjoy a drink on holiday, it’s a good idea to find out what drinks are available and how much they will cost before you embark, and preferably, before you book. This can help you to decide if the P&O drinks package is worth it or not.
How much are drinks on P&O Cruises ships?
The great news for anyone sailing with P&O Cruises is that P&O drinks prices are similar to what you’d pay in your local pub back at home. And everything is priced in pounds sterling, so it’s easy to know how much you’re spending. The photos of the P&O drinks menus in this post were taken on board Britannia in June 2019.
P&O Cruises drinks menus
Each ship will have many different bars and restaurants onboard, and each venue will have different drinks available. The pub, for example, has lots of different beers but a smaller cocktail menu, whereas the cocktail bars have lots of cocktails and a smaller choice of beers.
The following menu is the standard P&O drinks menu and wine list which you’ll find in several places onboard P&O Cruises’ ships, such as the poolside bars and the buffet restaurant. As you can see, P&O bar prices are quite reasonable.
P&O Cruises serve kosher and vegan wines. You can ask onboard for more information.
Extensive drinks menu
In bars, lounges and nightclubs such as the Live Lounge or the Crows Nest, you’ll find a wider choice of drinks, yet the bar prices remain consistent. This is where you’ll find the largest P&O Cruises cocktail menu. Here are some photos of this drinks menu and wine list:
Brodies pub drinks menu
Each ship in the P&O Cruises fleet has a traditional British pub, whether it’s The Rising Sun on Arcadia, Champions Bar on Aurora, The Yacht & Compass on Oceana, The Exchange on Ventura or Brodies on Azura and Britannia. Each pub has its own unique character and charm, but all offer an extensive drinks menu and wine list. Below are photos of the drinks menus from Brodies on board Britannia:
Room service drinks list
If you’d like to enjoy a drink in your room or perhaps on your balcony, then the following menu lists the drinks that are available to order via room service:
If you have a drinks package, you should note that room service drinks aren’t included in your drinks package.
Mini bar drinks
Each cabin also has a mini bar which is replenished daily. The drinks menu and price list for the mini bar is as follows:
Mini bar drinks are also not included in the P&O Cruises drinks package.
Can you bring your own alcohol on board P&O Cruises ships?
Yes! P&O Cruises is one of the few cruise lines to allow passengers to bring their own alcohol on board. Each adult can bring up to 1 litre of alcohol and unlimited soft drinks.
When we sailed on Britannia I took a bottle of gin and my husband took a bottle of rum and we also took several large bottles of lemonade. We were able to buy more lemonade in port and bring it on to the ship. We called our stateroom attendant each evening to request a bucket of ice. After the first few evenings, the ice was waiting for us without having to ask.
The alcohol that you bring on board can only be consumed in your stateroom, but if you enjoy a drink whilst getting ready to go out in the evening, or perhaps a nightcap, then bringing your own drinks on board can be a great way to save money on your cruise. We saved over £400 by bringing our own drinks, compared to if we had bought the same spirits and mixers individually at bar prices. Plus, they were there in our fridge, which was so convenient.
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Do P&O Cruises offer all-inclusive drinks packages?
In 2019, P&O Cruises introduced a drinks package which can turn your cruise from full-board to all-inclusive. P&O drinks packages are available on cruises of five nights or more and much be purchased for every day of the cruise.
Is the P&O Cruises drinks package worth it?
Before you go ahead and buy a P&O drinks package, it’s vital that you work out whether it’s good value for money, and that will depend on what you drink and how much of it.
In my next article, I detail what’s included in the P&O Cruises drinks package, what’s not included in the package, and which drinks are always free. Then, you can use my P&O Drinks Package Calculator to work out whether you should buy a drinks package for your cruise.