Wilba - Answered a Question by monks (06 Jan 09 20:26)

I don't know where you read that, believe me it's total nonsense!! You can order as many as you want at a time at any bar you choose. No voucher required, just hand over your seapass card as for any other drinks. As we tend to travel in groups of 6 or 8 we typically order 3 at a time......Wilba.

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Anderton - replied to Wilba (07 Jan 09 11:40)

Hi Wilba, I'm interested in the concept of a wine package. I have just been on RCI's website, as we are doing the Far East crusise on Legend in February, but can't find any reference to a prepaid wine package - just the one that can be purchased on board. I have e-mailed RCI but won't hold my breath until I get a reply - thought it may be quicker to ask you as you seem to be a fount of knowledge. Can you let me know if they are useful/cost effective - there will just be the two of us and we normally consume a bottle of wine with dinner each evening?

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Bradbury - replied to Anderton (07 Jan 09 12:34)

If you look back at a post made by Wilba on 12th Dec - this should explain if you read through the various comments on that post. Essentially if you look on the RCI dot com US site where cost of wine package is in dollars compared to the UK Site which is in Pounds there is currently a big saving as they have not adjusted with the drop in the exhange rate. I always have difficulty in finding it on their site but I go via this route on RCI UK web site go to Before You Book then What to Know before you go - on the right hand side there is a Serach this site. Type in Wine Package and select Wine and Dine. This brings up the various wine packages. I think I calculated that the 12 bottle Gold if you prepay and buy now paying in sterling is around £60 plus compared to purchsing on board and paying in dollars! - I am sure Wilba will clarify this for you.

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D & B - replied to Bradbury (07 Jan 09 23:10)

Whoops something not quite right here, Wilba actually pasted the web site to go on a few weeks back. I did print of the offers, I am looking at them now and the Gold Package is 12 bottles for 154.50GBP the Diamond Package is 12 bottles for 186.20GBP......tomorrow I shall try and find when he did the post, looked yesterday and could not find it.

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Bradbury - replied to D & B (08 Jan 09 09:04)

Sorry I missed a word out - It should say the SAVING is around £60. Yes £154.50 in Sterling but dollars price is $313.95 which I recon at today exhange is around £224.

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D & B - replied to Bradbury (08 Jan 09 11:49)

No problemo, for a moment I thought I had paid waaay over the top.

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Anderton - replied to Bradbury (08 Jan 09 10:03)

Many thanks for your information and Wilba's also- most helpful. I have found the UK site which is in GBP but when I attempt to access the dot com US site - it always converts it to GBP. Is there another address? Regards, Mrs Anderton.

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Wilba - replied to Anderton (08 Jan 09 10:57)

It's the UK site you need to use. DON'T use the dot com site. My last post on this never got through (why, I don't know). The prices should read as D & B's comment below. Fill out the form, print it off & post it either with a cheque or credit card details to: Royal Caribbean International, Aviator Park, Addlestone Rd, Weybridge KT15 2UE.

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Bradbury - replied to Anderton (09 Jan 09 17:50)

Somewhere at the top of their page it asks something like not from the UK - Click on it and select USA this brings up the price in $ Dollars.

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Wilba - replied to Anderton (07 Jan 09 16:01)

Hi! I have responded with the RCI address of the Wine Package Pre Pay, but any thing that looks 'suspicious' goes to auto moderation, so hopefully it will show later. It's a devil of a job to find on the RCI site. In terms of purchasing onboard, I do have a few reservations as to their value. The smaller packages have a limited choice in my view, & within that pack some wines may be valued at $40 & some around $25 on the 'normal wine list'. If your palette prefers the taste of the cheaper wine, then the saving is not so great overall, if that makes sense. As Mrs B has pointed out the pre pay saving due to the dollar drop is definitely worth having & the wine selection(s) are shown on the order form......Wilba .

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