Hate paying individually for drinks on a mainstream cruise ship -- or perhaps you've been known to run up a huge bar tab onboard? You might be the ideal candidate for an alcohol-inclusive drinks package, offered by the majority of mainstream cruise lines. These programs let cruisers pay one base price that covers most -- if not all -- of their nonalcoholic and alcoholic drinks onboard. Of course, while high prices and annoying fine print may persuade some travellers to buy as you go, for others, the freedom to sample brightly coloured cocktails and unknown wines can be too appealing to ignore.
See below for a line-by-line guide to drink packages available on cruise ships in Australia and around the world.