morris - Answered a Question by jenkins (30 Jan 09 15:29)

Not sure what the current price is (sometimes you get it free!!) but you have to book it before you go!

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Lickrish - replied to morris (27 Feb 09 08:21)

Wife & I have recently booked Spirit Red Sea 7 days (depart March '09) and quoted £300-odd for both of us. I'm a 6 - day drinker (only when cruising!) OH is 1 or 2. I did the cost/benefit appraisal and will adopt a pay-as-you-go policy.

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BLYTH - Answered a Question by jenkins (30 Jan 09 15:55)

The last I heard the price quoted was £24 per day per person which seems a lot to me I found a price list for the alcholol prices apologies it is quite small but I think readable http://homepage.ntlworld.com/cjdolan/back.jpg you can work out what you think you will drink form this list, but the premium options are not included in the package. Can't remeber who we thank for this info .... Bill.

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Osborne - replied to BLYTH (09 Jun 09 14:19)

Does the prices on the list include a mixer to go with it i.e bacardi & coke or is it only for the spirit.

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Blyth - replied to Osborne (10 Jun 09 08:49)

The price did include mixers but there are now several comments on this page re Thomsons and the price is varying between £98 to over £300 part of the confusion is that they have a lower rate for summer than winter so be wise to check with your travel agent exactly what the current price is. I had a copy of the price lists for drinks on the Thomson cruises and at Nov 2008 I thought unless you drank a lot it was not worth it, as there average price was in the region of £4 but the decsion is yours....Bill.

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North - Answered a Question by jenkins (01 Feb 09 21:02)

I think you have to book it before you go on the ship - I am pretty sure you can not upgrade to that once on board - ask your travel agent to get you a quote.

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Hulstrom - Answered a Question by jenkins (02 Feb 09 10:31)

The cost of the All Inclusive drinks package is currently £98.00 per person for 14 nights and if you have already booked your cruise, it can be added as an optional extra - speak to your travel agent or the Thomson enquiry line about this. You cannot upgrade to the All Inclusive drinks package when you arrive on board the ship.

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North - replied to Hulstrom (02 Feb 09 18:32)

The cost of the All Inclusive package at £7 per day only applies from May 09 - if the cruise is this winter in the Canaries then it will be more.

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Stroud - replied to Hulstrom (16 Feb 09 14:11)

Travelling on the Thomson Spirit for 7 nights (Red Sea cruise) on 2 April. I have just rung the Thomson enquiry line and been quoted £159 for a 7-night All Inclusive Drinks package. Does anyone know if this is the norm on this cruise please. Seems a lot compared to Hulstrom's £98 for 14 nights. Many thanks.

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Hulstrom - replied to Stroud (18 Feb 09 10:25)

When we first booked our cruise in August last year, the drinks package wasn't available and when we eventually managed to book it in October, we were quoted a price of £368.00 per person for 14 nights - which we booked, reluctantly - then in January, the price was lowered to £98.00 per person for the 14 nights. Subsequently, we cancelled our original cruise booking and re-booked it with the lower priced drinks package but low and behold, Thomsons have now raised the drinks package price back up to £368.00 per person for the 14 nights in July.

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