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Royal Caribbean Mocktails – 12 Best Zero Proof Drinks for All Ages at Sea

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Move over alcohol, elevated mocktails are here! Cruise lines like Royal Caribbean are going out of their way to wow passengers with innovative non-alcoholic beverages. These drinks are full of flavor and festivity, minus the booze. Royal Caribbean recently unveiled an array of zero-proof cocktails for the “sober curious” and other thirsty cruisers. I sampled these mocktails on my recent sailing aboard the biggest cruise ship in the world, Wonder of the Seas. Kids, sober folks, and any cruisers who want a tasty beverage without alcohol will love this list of the best Royal Caribbean mocktails.

Read on to learn all about these tempting virgin cocktails as well as other alcohol-free options and Royal Caribbean drink packages.

Royal Caribbean Zero Proof Cocktail, Watermelon Mint Lemonade
My favorite Royal Caribbean Zero Proof Cocktail, Watermelon Mint Lemonade (Photo credit: Colleen Lanin)

Thank you to Royal Caribbean for hosting my husband and me on a recent cruise aboard Wonder of the Seas.

1. Watermelon Mint Lemonade

This thirst-quencher is made from lemonade and watermelon syrup. Fresh sprigs of mint add a refreshing and pretty touch. Both my husband and I vote the Watermelon Mint Lemonade as the best of all Royal Caribbean's non-alcoholic cocktails. Since it's not overpowering, this mocktail pairs well with food.

A no alchohol alternative to a mojito, the Royal Caribbean Blueberry Nojito
Blueberry Nojito (Photo credit: Colleen Lanin)

2. Blueberry Nojito

Whereas other non-alcoholic mojitos taste bland, Royal Caribbean's Blueberry Nojito has a definite kick. Formulated to taste like Sour Patch Kids candy in a glass, it has a lot of flavor. This mocktail is made from blueberry purée, lime juice, simple syrup, and fresh mint. A Blueberry Nojito would make a good dessert drink.

Shirley Ginger mocktail onboard Royal Caribbean Wonder of the Seas
Shirley Ginger (Photo credit: Colleen Lanin)

3. Shirley Ginger

This zippy beverage is fruity with a kick of ginger. If you're a fan of Moscow Mules, then you'll love a Shirley Ginger, made with orange juice, grenadine, lime juice, and ginger ale. I suggest ordering this mocktail as an apéritif before dinner at one of Royal Caribbean's many cruise ship bars.

Strawberry Limeade Royal Caribbean non-alcoholic beverage
Strawberry Limeade (Photo credit: Colleen Lanin)

4. Strawberry Limeade

This light and zingy drink is a fun twist on a classic Strawberry Lemonade. Lime elevates this mocktail, giving it a more sophisticated feel. It's made with strawberry, lime juice, and club soda. Order a Strawberry Limeade poolside as a fancy way to rehydrate.

Tropical Crush Royal Caribbean mocktail
Tropical Crush (Photo credit: Colleen Lanin)

5. Tropical Crush

Of the official Royal Caribbean Zero-Proof Cocktails, the Tropical Crush boasts the strongest flavors of the bunch. This tangy, sweet drink with tropical flair is formulated from pineapple juice, mango, and Red Bull Yellow Edition. Order this caffeinated mocktail with breakfast or whenever you need a pick-me-up.

Virgin Strawberry Daiquiri on Wonder of the Seas
Virgin Strawberry Daiquiri (Photo credit: Colleen Lanin)

6. Virgin Daiquiri

Royal Caribbean makes all sorts of daiquiris with or without alcohol for your sipping pleasure. Choose from raspberry, peach, strawberry, lime, and wild berry. Sometimes these will be topped with fresh fruits. Just don't go bananas when your bartender tells you there are no Royal Caribbean banana daiquiris to be had.

The Travel Mama enjoying a Virgin Piña Colada in an oceanfront hot tub on Wonder of the Seas
That's me enjoying a Virgin Piña Colada in an oceanfront hot tub on Wonder of the Seas (Photo credit: Colleen Lanin)

7. Virgin Piña Colada

Nothing says vacation quite as well as this pineapple and coconut concoction. If you want to get extra fancy, then ask for a Virgin Miami Vice for a half Piña Colada, half Strawberry Daiquiri delight.

Shirley Temple
Shirley Temple (Photo credit: bhofack2, Depositphotos.com)

8. Shirley Temple

The favorite fancy drink of children and teetotalers since the 1930s, you can't go wrong with a Shirley Temple. Sprite plus grenadine and a maraschino cherry combine in this classic mocktail. If you really want to splurge, then ask for extra cherries!

Virgin Mary Mocktail
Virgin Mary Mocktail (Photo credit: elenathewise, Depositphotos.com)

9. Virgin Mary

It's the breakfast drink of champions who don't want to fall asleep before noon: the Virgin Mary. This Bloody Mary sans booze is made with tomato juice and Royal Caribbean's signature blend of spices.

Roy Rogers Mocktail
Roy Rogers Mocktail (Photo credit: bhofack2, Depositphotos.com)

10. Roy Rogers

This classic drink is simply cola mixed with grenadine and topped with a maraschino cherry. But it sounds way more fun when you order a Roy Rogers, doesn't it?!

Heineken O. O. non-alcoholic beer
Heineken O. O. (Photo credit: Heineken)

11. Heineken O.O.

Okay, it's not really a mocktail but beer lovers who want to sip a brew without getting buzzed will appreciate alcohol-free Heineken O.O. onboard Royal Caribbean's ships. (Cruisers must be of legal drinking age to order or drink Heineken O.O.)

Juice selection at the Windjammer Buffet
Juice selection at the Windjammer Buffet (Photo credit: Colleen Lanin)

12. Other Royal Caribbean Non-Alcoholic Drinks

Of course, you could stick to standard non-alcoholic drinks while sailing with Royal Caribbean, too. Fountain sodas, energy drinks, teas, juices, drip coffee, and premium coffees are available.

Fruit Juices

  • Cranberry
  • Grapefruit Juice
  • Orange
  • Pineapple
  • Apple
  • Strawberry Kiwi
  • Lemonade
  • Fruit Punch
Café Latte on Royal Caribbean Wonder of the Seas
Café Latte (Photo credit: Colleen Lanin)

Coffee Drinks

When sailing with Royal Caribbean, you can order drip coffee (regular or decaffeinated) for free or pay extra for specialty coffees, like lattes and cappuccinos. Look for a selection of syrups in flavors like hazelnut, cinnamon, vanilla, and more to add some pizazz to your cuppa Joe.

Also, on some larger Royal Caribbean ships, you'll find Starbucks coffee shops selling all your favorites from Macchiatos to Frappuccinos and beyond.

Soft Drinks and Energy Drinks

  • Coca-Cola
  • Diet Coke
  • Coca-Cola Zero
  • Sprite
  • Ginger Ale
  • Fanta Orange
  • Tonic
  • Red-Bull Energy Drink (Regular, Sugar-Free, or Yellow Edition)
Royal Caribbean mocktails menu inforgraphic
(Graphic by Colleen Lanin)

Royal Caribbean Drink Prices

Which drinks are free on Royal Caribbean cruises? Complimentary drinks include drip coffee, milk, lemonade, iced tea, and (not fresh-squeezed) breakfast juices.

If you'd like to drink sodas, fresh-squeezed juices, bottled waters, wine, beer, cocktails, specialty coffees, and mocktails — then you'll have to pay extra. Royal Caribbean drink prices vary from $2.25 for bottled water to $25 for a glass of premium wine as of 2019. You can pay as you go or purchase a discounted unlimited drink package upfront.

Bionic Bar cocktails
Royal Caribbean Bionic Bar cocktails (Photo credit: Royal Caribbean)

Royal Caribbean Drink Packages

All Royal Caribbean cruise ships offer an array of Beverage Packages so you'll never go thirsty at sea. In addition to savings on the cost of individual drinks, the best part is you can relax and enjoy your cruise without worrying about money since the cost of drinks is prepaid.

Are cruise ship drink packages a good deal? It really depends on what beverages you like, how much you'll be drinking, and which package you choose. Before sailing, keep your eyes open for special deals on Royal Caribbean Beverage Packages.

Royal Caribbean drink packages are honored at Royal Caribbean International bars, cafés, lounges, Windjammer Café, the Main Dining Room, Specialty Restaurants, Johnny Rockets, and on Perfect Day at CocoCay and Labadee during normal business hours. However, room service, minibar, and Starbucks purchases are not included.

Deluxe Beverage Package

  • Fountain sodas (including Coca-Cola Freestyle Beverage stations)
  • Coca-Cola souvenir cup
  • Non-alcoholic cocktails (mocktails)
  • Still and sparkling bottled waters
  • Premium coffees and teas
  • Fresh-squeezed juices
  • Cocktails, spirits, and liquors
  • Beers
  • Wine by the glass
  • 40% discount on bottles of wine priced up to $100
  • 20% discount on bottles of wine priced above $100

Refreshment Package

  • Unlimited soda (including Coca-Cola Freestyle Beverage stations)
  • Coca-Cola souvenir cup
  • Non-alcoholic cocktails (mocktails)
  • Still and sparkling water
  • Premium coffees and teas
  • Fresh-squeezed juices

Classic Soda Package

  • Unlimited fountain soda and refills at any venue
  • Coca-Cola Freestyle beverages
  • Coca-Cola souvenir cup

Bottled Water Package Options

  • 6-pack, 12-pack, or 24-pack of water bottles delivered to your stateroom

If you plan to drink lots of mocktails during your cruise but won't be ordering classic cocktails and other alcohol drinks, then you'll probably want to choose the Refreshment Package. This will add fun and great value to your Royal Caribbean cruise!

Although paper menus aren't always in plain view, don't be afraid to ask for a Royal Caribbean drink menu from any of the ship bars or restaurants.

Wonder of the Seas docked beside sister ship, Freedom of the Seas, at Royal Caribbean's private island, CocoCay in The Bahamas
Wonder of the Seas docked beside sister ship, Freedom of the Seas, at Royal Caribbean's private island, CocoCay in The Bahamas (Photo credit: Colleen Lanin)

Book Your Royal Caribbean Cruise

Ready to set sail with Royal Caribbean? Book your cruise now directly with Royal Caribbean or read ship reviews and look for Royal Caribbean cruise deals via Cruise Critic!

Ultimate Abyss slide on Royal Caribbean Wonder of the Seas
Ultimate Abyss slide on Royal Caribbean Wonder of the Seas (Photo credit: Colleen Lanin)

Learn More Cruise Tips

Cruising with your sweetheart? Check out this list of romantic things to do on a Royal Caribbean cruise.

If you'll be cruising as a family, then read these tips for how to cruise with kids.

Stay healthy during your vacation with these tips on avoiding cruise ship illness and what to do if you do get sick at sea.

Before you set sail, look at what to pack for a cruise.

Best Mocktails and Non-Alcoholic Drinks on Royal Caribbean Cruises

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Which of these Royal Caribbean mocktails and non-alcoholic drinks would you enjoy most? Let us know in the comments below!

A Note from The Travel Mama: My husband and I were hosted aboard the Wonder of the Seas during its inaugural sailing. I will not receive any monetary compensation from Royal Caribbean related to this story. All opinions are mine, as always.

 
About Colleen Lanin, The Travel Mama

Colleen Lanin, MBA, is the founder and editor-in-chief of the popular travel blog, TravelMamas.com. She is an expert in travel with kids and without. As the author of the book, "The Travel Mamas' Guide," she teaches parents how to make the most of traveling with babies and children. Colleen loves sharing tips on hotels, cruises, spas, theme parks, and global lifestyle topics. When she is not traveling the world, she lives in Arizona with her husband and two kids.

Comments
  1. These all sound absolutely delcious. They really know how to do it right. I love these because you can enjoy cocktails and still be clear-headed to enjoy all the other fun.

  2. Bryan Carey says

    Non alcoholic drinks keep getting better and better! All of the above sound fruity and highly drinkable. Non- alcoholic beer has come a long way, too.

    • Colleen Lanin, The Travel Mama says

      Bryan – Agreed on all accounts! I love that cruise lines and restaurants have figured out how to quench the thirsts of sober folks, too!

  3. Life Mag Health says

    Looks delicious! These drinks are also perfect for the summer and for pregnant women like me. 🙂

    • Colleen Lanin, The Travel Mama says

      Congratulations on your baby-to-be! Wishing you a safe and healthy delivery…and many happy family travel memories to come!

  4. jen schreiner says

    What a great post idea!!! Seriously, fun drinks for the kids are a must, and knowing your options ahead of time will make picky kids happy.

  5. Ntensibe Edgar says

    Hhhmmmm….this is a very tight one. I believe I’d begin with the package from Coca Cola and stay on the non-alcohol side!

    • Colleen Lanin, The Travel Mama says

      Ntensibe – The Classic Soda Package is a great option if you want to stick to sodas but there are so many fun options (including all of these mocktails) in the Refreshment Package! Decisions, decisions…! 🙂

  6. Monidipa Dutta says

    I am non-alcoholic so I will say these look so good. Who needs alcohol with these amazing drinks.

    • Colleen Lanin, The Travel Mama says

      Monidipa – Exactly! No reason to have boring beverages just because you don’t want booze!

  7. Such a great list! I only drink on occasion and it is nice to have some fun drinks that are different from the usual. So many pretty drinks on the list too!

    • Colleen Lanin, The Travel Mama says

      Marysa – Somehow drinks taste so much better when they’re so pretty!

  8. Archana Singh says

    These Royal Caribbean mocktails look delicious! These drinks are so good for summers and pregnant ladies.

    • Colleen Lanin, The Travel Mama says

      Archana – Pregnant ladies and other non-drinkers deserve delicious beverages too! Cheers!

  9. khoingn | The Broad Life says

    Wow, thanks a lot for sharing! You made a good suggestions for mocktails and I’m gonna find those recipe now.

  10. Neely Moldovan says

    I do love a mocktail! When I was pregnant I had them all the time.

    • Colleen Lanin, The Travel Mama says

      Neely – Mocktails are such fun for pregnant cruisers and anyone else who doesn’t want to drink alcohol!

  11. this is such a useful article! We’re planning a vacation soon with Royal and it would be great to still have a yummy cocktail without the alcohol! Sharing with our family group!

    • Colleen Lanin, The Travel Mama says

      Ebony – Thanks so much for sharing with your family group! Hope you have a wonderful time on your Royal Caribbean cruise!

  12. Dumb question, if i have refreshment package is it include non alcoholic Heineken?
    Thank you in advance!

    • Colleen Lanin, The Travel Mama says

      Hi Daria – I don’t believe the Heineken O.O. is included in the Refreshment Package since it is a beer. I will check with Royal Caribbean PR, though!

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