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Cruise lines now offer a wide selection of high-quality beverages on board at little to no markup. Even mass-market lines have expert mixologists and sommeliers, and luxury cruises often have extensive wine cellars.
These days, even mass-market lines have expert mixologists and sommeliers floating around main dining rooms and specialty for-a-fee restaurants with outstanding beverage programs.
Wine and drinks have become an important source of revenue for cruise lines, prompting them to work with experts to create enticing beverage collections. Wine lists are often updated to match the cruise itinerary, offering a great menu and value for guests.
But these lists are not stagnant. Oftentimes, wine lists will be updated to match the itinerary of a cruise-such as boosting Italian, Spanish and French wines on a cruise in the Mediterranean.