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Star Clippers Drinks Package: Bar Menu and Prices

What do drinks cost on a Star Clippers cruise?

Many luxury cruise lines, like Seabourn and Crystal Cruises, include wine and alcohol in the cruise fare. (Of course, their higher fares reflect that.)

On most cruises, however, cruise gratuities, shore excursions and drinks are extra.

If you’re not careful, those extras can add up. And before you know it, your cruise can hurt your wallet a whole lot more than originally budgeted.

The Royal Clipper is one of the Star Clippers' sailing ships.
The Royal Clipper is one of Star Clippers’ eye-catching sailing ships

Star Clippers offers unique sailing cruises to off-the-beaten-path ports and islands. (Isle des Saintes in the Caribbean, anyone?)

The line operates three ships: the Star Flyer and Star Clipper (which are identical) and the Royal Clipper, which is a real beauty (she won #2 for “Best Small Cruise Ship” in the 2021 USA Today‘s “10 Best” awards).

Their cruise prices are much lower than those of the luxury lines, and alcohol isn’t included in the rates.

If you’re setting sail on a Star Clippers cruise, you naturally want to get an idea of what your pre-dinner cocktails and after-dinner brandy will cost.

Star Clippers drinks package: What does alcohol cost?
On Star Clippers, the house wines by the glass are very reasonably priced

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Star Clippers drinks package

We’ve cruised with Star Clippers four times now – most recently on the Star Flyer in the Caribbean.

And there is no “drinks package,” per se. You can’t buy a package for one all-inclusive price that includes all your cocktails, soft drinks and wine.

But, no worries. Like the cruise rates, alcohol on Star Clippers is very reasonably priced.

Colorful cocktails can be had for very reasonable prices in the Tropical Bar on Star Clippers' ships.
Colorful cocktails in the Tropical Bar

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Cost of drinks on Star Clippers

Star Clippers bar menu:

The “daily” special cocktail is 5 Euros (about $5.50 USD).

Pina coladas, mojitos and other cocktails ring in at under 6 Euros (about $6.75 USD).

Star Clippers bar menu

As for wines, most guests go with the house white or red.

Cost? 3.50 Euros a glass or 16 Euros a bottle (less than $4 USD a glass or about $18 USD a bottle).

Wine and liqueur prices on Star Clippers cruises

Really, there’s not much chance of breaking the liquor bank at these prices!

Water and tea/coffee:

If you guzzle a lot of water (very healthy!), have no fear. There’s no need to rack up a huge bill for bottled water.

You can always get filtered water, by the glass, in the restaurant at meal times.

There’s also a self-serve water station in the Tropical Bar.


Bring your own refillable water bottle on the cruise, so you can refill it whenever you want. It’s “greener” too than buying bottled water.

We took our collapsible water bottles with us. We love them because they’re leak-proof and roll up for packing (making them very compact).

Help yourself to coffee and tea at any time in the piano bar.

Self-serve coffee and tea are available 24/7 in the Piano Bar on Star Clippers' ships.
Self-serve coffee and tea are available 24/7 in the Piano Bar on Star Clippers’ ships

Bar bill service charges

A 12.5% service charge is added to your bar bill, which you pay at the end of your cruise.

Bon voyage and enjoy your Star Clippers sailing cruise!

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Photo credits: 1, 4, 5, 6 © Janice and George Mucalov, SandInMySuitcase | 3 Star Clippers

About the authors:

Janice and George Mucalov

Luxury travel journalists and SATW, NATJA and TMAC “Best Travel Blog” award winners, Janice and George are the publishers of Sand In My Suitcase. Between them, they’ve traveled to all 7 continents.

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