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We booked our cruise for next year and decided to book suites. It will be my wife and I in one suite and our 3 children in the other. They are all teens and are under 21. The suites get the premium drink package. Will that be automatically downgraded to the premium non alcohol package? Also what do you think my chances are that since the non alcohol is cheaper, they will comp the third if I call? I know its a reach but you never know.

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We've cruised the last few years in a suite with our now 6 year old - he has gotten the classic non-alcohol.

 

My guess as minors they will get premium for the first 2 and classic for the 3rd

 

In terms of a credit / comp I don't think they would - if they did I think you are more likely to get it to happen on board vs in advanced 

 

Just my 2 cents

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I think it's very unlikely they will comp the third due to the non-alcoholic package being a savings. On our last Celebrity cruise we tried to downgrade my husband's package from the classic alcohol to the premium non-alcohol  package and they wouldn't do it. Best they offered us was to downgrade him to the classic non-alcohol and let us pay to upgrade to premium non-alcohol.

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17 hours ago, trucker den said:

We booked our cruise for next year and decided to book suites. It will be my wife and I in one suite and our 3 children in the other. They are all teens and are under 21. The suites get the premium drink package. Will that be automatically downgraded to the premium non alcohol package? Also what do you think my chances are that since the non alcohol is cheaper, they will comp the third if I call? I know its a reach but you never know.

 

What type of suite did you book?  When we booked a Royal Suite two years ago, the beverage package was included for all of us (me, husband and 1 child).  We were in a Celebrity Suite last year and the beverage package was only included for me and my husband.  Neither of us drink alcohol, so X saved a ton of money on us, but they did not include a beverage package for our son.  We "circumvented" this, in a way, by upgrading to the "Drinks and More" package (if memory serves, it cost about $120 to upgrade, but we then got $100 in casino chips, which we used, so it was essentially $20).  With "Drinks and More", you get your mini-fridge stocked (we asked for all non-alcoholic beverages), so my son had access to bottled water and soda all cruise long for far less than what we would pay to purchase him a beverage package.  He could also order sodas in Luminae and get whatever he wanted in the Retreat Lounge (not the sundeck - they were checking for beverage packages up there).  I should point out, again, if you are sailing in a Royal Suite or higher, there would be no need to do this as your mini-fridge will already be stocked.  I mean, you could certainly call and ask if they would comp the third beverage package, but I would have some other ideas in hand in case they say no.  We just found the combination of "Drinks and More", Luminae and the Retreat Lounge provided my son with enough beverage choices so we didn't need to purchase an expensive package for him.   

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