thorpe - Answered a Question by C.Morgan (31 Jan 09 03:12)

You are not allowed to take drinks on board but do what every body else does and smuggle it in your cases. drinks are like Warrick states a 30% increase since September. there are wine packages but check the prices on board. alternatively book a suite and drink from 5 till 8 30 for free. be klike the americans ring up and complian about the costs they might offer onboard credit.

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warrick - Answered a Question by C.Morgan (30 Jan 09 21:29)

Jusy came back frm trip on briliance, price of drink is appauling, the only fault with the ship. 7.50 for a pnt, 7e for gin and tinic, towards end of trip we smuggled spirits onto the ship in water bottles, not that we mind spending money, but they were selling litres of any spirits for 10 dolars on ship, they where not giving it to you untill you left the hip, yet chargin 7.50 for a shot of spirit. absolute rip off the price of drink on this ship. there was actually not to many drinking towards end of ship in any of the bars. wonder why!

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Fray - replied to warrick (31 Jan 09 11:59)

How can the cruise lines justify these prices they will be pricing them selves out of the market cruising these days is not just for the affluant but for all people to enjoy although that is what will happen if the the cruise lines insist on these ever increasing on board charges why can't all cruise lines do a drinks package? No wonder passengers take bottles aboard I think many people will be TT at he end of voyages!!

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morgan - replied to Fray (01 Feb 09 00:29)

Many thanks FRAY to my original question. I totally agree with all you said. I am quite new to cruising, we are English but live in Spain. Did my first three cruises with PULLMANTUR cruises, were spanish.all inclusive. We had three great bargin cruises with them - but - sadly they have now been bought out by RCI. lets hope they learn by the success of the ALL INCLUSIVE deal, as I agree they are pricing themselves out of the market in this horrid recession.

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French - replied to morgan (04 Feb 09 17:41)

I'm confused as i just received the latest www.CRUISE.co.uk brochure which has a section on drink prices and it states that Royal Caribbean drinks are priced as follows: bottle of beer $3.45 glass of wine $5.00 and spirit plus mixer $4.75 which is far less thand warricks answer above, even with the exchange rate being bad it only works out as £2.30 for a beer and £3.50 for a glass of wine and £3.40 for the spirit and mixer....can anyone clarify??

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Brownlee - Answered a Question by C.Morgan (31 Jan 09 19:53)

Last year a beer was 4.5 dollars + 15% gratuity. Doesn't matter if a pint or can really - marginal difference. Some places only serve cans eg theatre. Solution - take pint from other location in with you !!

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Moir - Answered a Question by C.Morgan (31 Jan 09 20:44)

Some kind person has put all the drinks menu/list on the internet. This might help you budget for drinks. http://travel.webshots.com/album/559018541CiiBCu .

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Fray - replied to Moir (02 Feb 09 12:21)

Can not get this sight at all.

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