Hi MarkandPam, welcome to CruiseReviews! Congratulations on your upcoming cruise, what a fantastic way to celebrate your birthdays! The wine packages usually are a decent deal. I won't say they're going to save you a ton of money, but in the long run, it will work out about $1-2 a glass less expensive. The drink packages, not so much. With the wine packages, you do not have to drink the entire bottle at one sitting. Whatever is left over, they will re-cork and serve the following evening.
Cruise Fanatic is totally on point, don't bring new shoes to walk around ports
Your feet will thank you for that!
Just a warning, cruising is addictive. We hope to see you back on the board, time and time again, telling us where you next cruises are heading.