Beverage Policies Across Different River Cruise Lines

Beverage Policies can vary dramatically from one river cruise line to the next. While nearly all of the major lines offer at least some complimentary beverages, some are more inclusive than others.

What beverages are included on your river cruise? Photo © 2016 Aaron Saunders

Even if you've sailed with a particular line in the past, you may notice that beverage policies can change from year-to-year. Both Tauck and Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection have gone all-inclusive in recent years, and AmaWaterways has begun offering up an inclusive "Happy Hour" in the lounge onboard its European-based river cruise vessels for the 2018 season.

Other river cruise lines have beverage packages or policies that make all-inclusive cruising affordable. Viking River Cruises leads the way in this respect, offering up its reasonably-priced "Silver Spirits" beverage packages that allow for inclusive beverages outside of mealtimes, in addition to a generous "bring-your-own" policy that doesn't charge corkage for personal bottles of wine brought on board and consumed in the ship's restaurant or lounge.

Keep in mind, however, that beverage policies can vary for non-European river cruise itineraries. It is always a good idea to check with your cruise line of choice beforehand to determine what beverages are included with your cruise, and these should also be spelled out in your pre-cruise documentation.

For now, here is a rundown of 2018 river cruise line beverage policies:

Beverage Policies Across Major River Cruise Operators

 AmaWaterwaysAvalon WaterwaysCroisiEuropeCrystalEmerald WaterwaysRivieraScenicTauckUniworldViking River Cruises
All-Inclusive BeveragesSelect Voyages Only
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Complimentary Bottled Water
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Complimentary Tea and Coffee
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Complimentary Beer, Wine and Soft Drinks with Lunch and Dinner
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Complimentary Happy Hour
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Complimentary After Dinner Drinks
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Optional Beverage Package?
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Silver Spirits Package
"Premium" brands at additional cost?
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2018 Beverage Policies across major river cruise lines and operators. Find out which lines include beverages on your river cruise voyage. Table is applicable to European itineraries only; inclusive amenities in Russia, Egypt and Asia may vary.

Beverage Policies By River Cruise Line

AmaWaterways

Avalon Waterways

CroisiEurope

Crystal River Cruises

Emerald Waterways

Riviera River Cruises

Scenic Cruises

Tauck

Uniworld

Viking River Cruises

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