Tui River Cruises offers passengers the option to purchase an All-inclusive Drinks Package on its river cruise ships but do you need it? In this Tui River Cruises Drinks Guide, I explain what’s included in the drinks package and list the drinks prices onboard so you can decide for yourself if you want the package. These prices are correct as of August 2022.
Tui River Cruises Drinks Package
The All-inclusive Drinks Package costs £126 per person, per week. £18 per person, per day is very good value if you enjoy a drink or two.
This drinks package includes a selection of wines, beers and ciders, cocktails, branded spirits and aperitifs, premium coffees from the Club Lounge and a range of soft drinks.
Like many other cruise drinks packages, you cannot buy the drinks package for one person in your booking, everyone in your cruise booking will need to purchase the drinks package. This prevents passengers sharing a drinks package.
When you are onboard, the Tui River Cruises drinks package can be used for alcoholic drinks from 10.00am to midnight. Soft drinks are available at any time.
How do you add the Tui River Cruise All-inclusive Drinks Package?
You can add the drinks package at the time of booking, later in time before your cruise (by calling 0203 451 2688) or when you get onboard.
What Drinks are Included in a Tui River Cruise?
It’s important to be aware that soft drinks, tea, coffee, beer and wine is included in your cruise fare during mealtimes. This means that you don’t pay extra if you order these drinks with your meals. It doesn’t include cocktails and spirits.
Each cabin on a Tui River Cruise has tea and coffee making facilities and there is a complimentary hot drinks station in the Atrium.
Once on each river cruise, there is a buffet Afternoon Tea in the Observatory Lounge.
Does Tui River Cruises have a Happy Hour?
Yes, Happy Hour is every evening from 6.30pm to 7.30pm in the ship’s Observatory Lounge. During this time you can enjoy discounted drinks.
Tui River Cruises Drinks Menu with Prices
To help you get an idea of prices on Tui river ships, I’ve included a list of drinks and prices. Prices are in Euros and include service and VAT.
The tea served onboard Tui River Cruises is Twinings.
|Hot Chocolate with whipped cream||3.50|
|English Breakfast Tea||1.50|
|Earl Grey Tea||1.50|
|Fruit Tea (Blueberry & Elderflower)||1.50|
|Green Tea with mint||1.50|
|Rooibos Tea with vanilla & caramel||1.50|
|Fresh Mint Tea||3.50|
|Schweppes Bitter Lemon||200ml||2.75|
|Schweppes Slimline Tonic||200ml||2.75|
|Fever Tree Slimline Tonic||200ml||3.75|
|Fever Tree Mediterranean Tonic||200ml||3.75|
|Fever Tree Ginger Beer Tonic||200ml||3.75|
|Schweppes Ginger Ale||200ml||2.75|
|Sparkling Apple Juice||200ml||2.50|
|Sparkling Apple Juice||500ml||4.50|
All juices come served as 200ml and are €2.75. The choice onboard is:
|Mimosa (Prosecco & orange juice)||100cl||5.50|
|Aperol Spritz (Prosecco, Aperol & soda water)||200cl||7.50|
|Martini Fierro (Prosecco, Martini, soda)||200cl||7.50|
All drinks on this section of the menu are served in 50ml measures.
|Vermouth (red, white, dry)||3.75|
|Sherry (medium, dry)||3.75|
|Port (red, white)||3.75|
White Wine Menu
Wine is served as standard 150ml measurements.
|House white wine dry||3.75|
|KWV Contemporary Sauvignon Blanc||5.25|
|Riesling (alcohol free)||3.00|
There is only one Rose wine available onboard, a house Rose is priced at €3.75 for 15cl (150ml).
Red Wine List
|House red wine||3.75|
|Pinot Noir Allendorf||4.25|
|Domaine Boyar Merlot Reserve||5.25|
|Cabernet Sauvignon Rafale||4.75|
|Shiraz (alcohol free)||3.00|
Tui River Cruises Drinks: Beer and Cider
The beer and cider menu has a variety of international options, including gluten-free and alcohol free choices. The ‘Beer of the Cruise’ is local to the destinations of your cruise.
|Size (ml)||Price (€)|
|Lammsbrau gluten-free beer||330||4.00|
|Konig Ludwig white or dark beer||330||4.75|
|Beer of the Cruise||4.00|
|Sommersby Apple Cider||330||4.25|
|Vodka Lemon / Vodka Orange||6.50|
Gin and Tonic
There are five gin and tonic choices onboard Tui river ships, with the option to add Fever Tree tonic for an additional €1.
|Woodland Pink Gin||8.00|
|Size (ml)||Price (€)|
|Jenever, Old Jenever (Dutch Gin)||20||3.00|
|Eaux de Vie||20||3.25|
|Beefeater Dry Gin||40||5.00|
|Bombay Sapphire Gin||40||6.00|
Whiskey is served in 40ml measures.
|Johnny Walker Red Label||5.50|
|Jameson Irish Whiskey||5.50|
|Glenfiddich Scotch Malt||8.00|
|Jack Daniels Bourbon||7.50|
Cognac is served in 40ml measures.
|Size (ml)||Price (€)|
|Amaretto di Saronno||40||5.00|
|Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge||40||5.50|
Tui River Cruises Drinks Cocktail Menu
There is a special ‘Cocktail of the Day’ that is €7.50, you can ask a member of the bar staff to let you know what’s on offer each day.
|Long Island Iced Tea||8.00|
|Tui River Explorer (gin, Aperol, lime juice, grapefruit, tonic water)||8.50|
The ‘Mocktail of the Day’ is €5.00 and you can ask a member of the bar staff to let you know what’s on offer each day.
All other mocktails are €6.00 and you can choose from:
- Virgin Colada
- Bubbles without Troubles (grape juice, elderflower syrup, lemon juice, sparkling water, herbal tea)
- Raspberry Mocktail (raspberry syrup, lime, mint, Sprite)
Key Information about Tui River Cruises Drinks
- Tui River Cruises offers complimentary drinks with meals, this is similar to other river cruise lines such as AmaWaterways
- Although it isn’t all-inclusive, you can purchase a drinks package for £126 for the week (£18pppd)
- There’s a daily Happy Hour when you can enjoy discounted cocktails, beers, wine and spirits
- Drinks prices are what you would expect to pay in a high street bar
- There are excursions that include wine tasting
- You can bring your own alcohol on board but it must be consumed in your cabin to avoid a corkage fee