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Old May 14, 13, 4:48 pm   #1
 
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how much are drinks on Carnival and Royal Caribbean (drink prices 2013)

I guess this is the "booze cruise" post at flyertalk
Carnival cruise drink prices link is this http://www.shipcruise.org/carnival-c...-drink-prices/, and for the Roal Caribbean drink prices see this http://www.shipcruise.org/royal-cari...-drink-prices/. The last one also explains Royal Caribbean alcohol policy changes - about the 2 wine bottles allowance and their so not cheap corkage fee of $25
Bottomline - Carnival is the richest by selling cheap (like always) and RCI is the more greedy one (like a true "Royal" line) Cheers!

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Old May 14, 13, 5:45 pm   #2
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Depending on how much you plan on drinking, the all you can drink for a daily fee on NCL could certainly be the cheapest way to stay drunk for the entire cruise.
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Old May 14, 13, 7:54 pm   #3
 
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Similarly, the Cheers program on Carnival, (not all ships currently) is also a decent way to stay pretty inebriated for the week. It runs just under $50 with gratuity per person per day, and although it isn't an unlimited plan, it does include 15 drinks per day, and I think it also offers a discount on drinks over that. However, all adults in a cabin have to buy in to the plan, so if you have a drinker and a non drinker, it might not be worth it unless the drinker would actually spend $100 or more per day on booze.
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Royal Caribbean also has unlimited drink plans as well - at two different price points.
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Old May 14, 13, 8:42 pm   #5
 
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Similarly, the Cheers program on Carnival, (not all ships currently) is also a decent way to stay pretty inebriated for the week. It runs just under $50 with gratuity per person per day, and although it isn't an unlimited plan, it does include 15 drinks per day, and I think it also offers a discount on drinks over that. However, all adults in a cabin have to buy in to the plan, so if you have a drinker and a non drinker, it might not be worth it unless the drinker would actually spend $100 or more per day on booze.
Yes, found that out the hard way on my last cruise.
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Old May 20, 13, 11:08 am   #6
 
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Pre boarding drink plans

You can also purchase bottles of wine/beer before you get on board. This is a little cheaper than buying as you go onboard.
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You can also purchase bottles of wine/beer before you get on board. This is a little cheaper than buying as you go onboard.
Urrr, only if the mass/main lines allow BYOB (beers, generallly no - wines, corkage fees) unless you attempt the "runners" route & risk being summoned to the naughty room below deck after embarkation - best to check line's website for specific policies & fees. Some will buy duty fees & at ports of calls - USVI comes to mind - and ship security will embargo them until the last evening, which sometimes resulted in midnight parties. Getting ice isn't a problem but you still need the mixers.

You can bring sealed bottled water & soda for consumption, subject to inspection in carryons (coolers) or as checked luggage, wrap & tape and slap a luggage tag or two on it.

The unlimited, all-you-can drink package is good for generic/house brand, in other words: non-premium brands stocked on the ship - no Remy XO, etc. A week's worth of unlimited soda for adults is now around $50 USD w. service charges auto-calculated already ...

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I did some work as an outside contractor in the showroom. We did about 4 hours work but were on board for 3 days. We got 50% off of alcohol purchases and 25% off spa.

The stage manager got a card for Internet - $20 for 10 hours. There is a machine in the crew area. Because we were both guests and employees, we went to the crew bar. $2 for drinks. We didn't wear a uniform and didn't have an ID card. We used both sets of elevators but were never questioned by anyone as we wandered in the back of house.
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Old May 28, 13, 10:03 pm   #9
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Urrr, only if the mass/main lines allow BYOB (beers, generallly no - wines, corkage fees) unless you attempt the "runners" route & risk being summoned to the naughty room below deck after embarkation - best to check line's website for specific policies & fees. Some will buy duty fees & at ports of calls - USVI comes to mind - and ship security will embargo them until the last evening, which sometimes resulted in midnight parties. Getting ice isn't a problem but you still need the mixers.

You can bring sealed bottled water & soda for consumption, subject to inspection in carryons (coolers) or as checked luggage, wrap & tape and slap a luggage tag or two on it.

The unlimited, all-you-can drink package is good for generic/house brand, in other words: non-premium brands stocked on the ship - no Remy XO, etc. A week's worth of unlimited soda for adults is now around $50 USD w. service charges auto-calculated already ...

Cruisecritic has the latest gossips & what's been attempted as workaround.
Believe they were referring to prebuying the wine and beer or packages from the cruise line, not smuggling it on board.

The unlimited all you can drink is not just house brands on all ships. May not be Remy, but it's certainly not just generic either.
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Old Jun 24, 13, 7:41 pm   #10
 
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Normal drink such as Jack and Coke would be around $7 with gratuity from what I recall. Is that still about right?
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Old Jun 24, 13, 7:45 pm   #11
 
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I guess this is the "booze cruise" post at flyertalk
Carnival cruise drink prices link and the Roal Caribbean drink prices link - with the Royal Caribbean Int alcohol policy 2013 changes - about the 2 wine bottles allowance and their so not cheap corkage fee of $25
Bottomline - Carnival is the richest by selling cheap (like always) and RCI is the more greedy one (like a true "Royal" line) Cheers!
When they list those prices for the different liquors, is that for just the liquor or mixed with soda or whatever?
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When they list those prices for the different liquors, is that for just the liquor or mixed with soda or whatever?
Mixed, although you won't get a discount if you just want it straight up.
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Old Jun 26, 13, 3:09 pm   #13
 
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When they list those prices for the different liquors, is that for just the liquor or mixed with soda or whatever?
it's just for the liquor. Mixed drinks are listed by their names as cocktails, frozens, what not.
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