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    P&O Drink Package

    Hi all
    Who would have thought it,,another one joins the modern world of cruising.
    Is this fleet wide or just a one ship trial?,,I had heard they were setting up a trial.

    https://carnivaluk.metafaq.com/resou...ks_Package.pdf

    JC
    C P Scott,,,,,"Comment is Free,,but Facts are Sacred"
    "You are entitled to your opinion. But you are not entitled to your own facts.

    #2
    Hi jc
    15 drinks max per day..will that be enough?
    No good for me...both people in cabin must purchase so in my case cheaper to pay as I go unless we can mix and match packages.
    Regards
    Garfield
    Last edited by Garfield, Waterlooville; 12th July 2018, 09:31 PM.

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      #3
      Yay, that's going to save me a few quid

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        #4
        Apparently it is being trialled on Azura first, and will probably then be rolled out to the rest of the fleet. P&O's drinks are pretty competitive, so the package would have to represent very good value! ...........................................Carol

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          #5
          I was just looking at a P&O cruise earlier today.

          Interesting about the drinks package. Limit of 15 alcoholic drinks per day with a maximum price of £6.95 per drink. I have two questions.

          1) £6.95 seems very low. Does that really include 'almost everything'. What's excluded?. I'd pay more than that for a nice cocktail in a city.

          2) Does the 15 drink limit only apply to alcoholic drinks. i.e. can you still get fresh juices and speciality coffee and have this not count towards your 15 drink limit?

          It's certainly an interesting approach, but feels restrictive compared to other cruise lines. Do they worry that their passengers won't drink responsibly?
          Duncan S

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            #6
            I don't want to be a killjoy, and I understand all the points about people being on holiday, but 15 alcoholic drinks per day? I know someone will justify it by reference to mimosas and seemingly reasonable calculations including small desert wines after lunch which all add up etc etc, but we all know that's not what people do. And definitely not what some British people do. Binge drinking is a danger and one that shouldn't be facilitated, even on holiday.

            Assuming each drink is only one unit of alcohol (highly unlikely), that's over 100 units per week. Liver damage happens way below that level.

            I know that comment won't find favour here with the people who defend alcohol as if it's an everyday jolly social lubricant, but ask yourselves has behaviour on cruise ships improved or declined in recent years?

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              #7
              Originally posted by dst87, Falkirk View Post
              I was just looking at a P&O cruise earlier today.

              Interesting about the drinks package. Limit of 15 alcoholic drinks per day with a maximum price of £6.95 per drink. I have two questions.

              1) £6.95 seems very low. Does that really include 'almost everything'. What's excluded?. I'd pay more than that for a nice cocktail in a city.

              2) Does the 15 drink limit only apply to alcoholic drinks. i.e. can you still get fresh juices and speciality coffee and have this not count towards your 15 drink limit?

              It's certainly an interesting approach, but feels restrictive compared to other cruise lines. Do they worry that their passengers won't drink responsibly?
              Holland America's drink package has the same 15 drink limitation

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                #8
                We know from our last "x" cruises what our drinks quantity/cost are pretty accurately on P&O. It works out at about £20 a day each so £40 a day each is a complete no, no.

                There might be an unforseen benefit in that the waiters will be so busy serving those determined to get their money's worth we might have to wait so long and that will cut down our consumption.
                Last edited by JohnR, Chippenham; 13th July 2018, 07:54 AM.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by 1fifthavenue, birmingham View Post
                  Holland America's drink package has the same 15 drink limitation
                  If I recall correctly, the 15 drink limitation operates on several of the Carnival US brands.

                  Jusr curious as I understand it, P&O are generous in the amount of alcohol you can bring on board for consumption in your cabin - will that policy change? Just curious.

                  Annie
                  Last edited by annie, Glasgow; 13th July 2018, 08:17 AM.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by annie, Glasgow View Post
                    If I recall correctly, the 15 drink limitation operates on several of the Carnival US brands.

                    Jusr curious as I understand it, P&O are geberous in the amount of alcohol you can bring on board for consumption in your cabin - will that policy change? Just curious.

                    Annie
                    From the P&O website Annie,

                    Each guest aged 18 years (21 years in United States of America ports) and older may bring up to 1 *litre of wine, Champagne, beer, spirit or liqueur on board as they embark the ship for the first time *only. Alcohol over the 1 litre limit will be stored and returned to you prior to the end of your *cruise.
                    Wilba

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Wilba View Post
                      From the P&O website Annie,

                      Each guest aged 18 years (21 years in United States of America ports) and older may bring up to 1 *litre of wine, Champagne, beer, spirit or liqueur on board as they embark the ship for the first time *only. Alcohol over the 1 litre limit will be stored and returned to you prior to the end of your *cruise.
                      Thanks Wilba. On US lines you can't take on board spirits - so P&O are more generous.

                      Annie

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                        #12
                        At £40 per day day it is not exactly cheap compared to C&MV at £17 per day or Costa at around £26 per day, neither having an upper limit ceiling...........Wilba
                        Wilba

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                          #13
                          Not for us better for us to pay as you go...Taffy
                          ​Taffy

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by jc, liverpool View Post
                            Hi all
                            Who would have thought it,,another one joins the modern world of cruising.
                            Is this fleet wide or just a one ship trial?,,I had heard they were setting up a trial.

                            https://carnivaluk.metafaq.com/resou...ks_Package.pdf

                            JC
                            Hi JC.
                            According to P&O's web site .it will be trialed on Azura from the 21st July ,no mention of it going fleet wide yet....Taffy
                            ​Taffy

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by dst87, Falkirk View Post
                              I was just looking at a P&O cruise earlier today.

                              Interesting about the drinks package. Limit of 15 alcoholic drinks per day with a maximum price of £6.95 per drink. I have two questions.

                              1) £6.95 seems very low. Does that really include 'almost everything'. What's excluded?. I'd pay more than that for a nice cocktail in a city.

                              2) Does the 15 drink limit only apply to alcoholic drinks. i.e. can you still get fresh juices and speciality coffee and have this not count towards your 15 drink limit?

                              It's certainly an interesting approach, but feels restrictive compared to other cruise lines. Do they worry that their passengers won't drink responsibly?
                              P&O's drinks prices are very reasonable and there is no 15% added. Just about every drink would be available for the £6.95, and apparently you get 20% off if you buy a drink dearer than £6.95 .

                              I think £40.00 a day is way to much for the cost of the drinks on board, and you would have to actually drink 15 to make it worth while. Unless they are now going to put the prices up! ................................................Ca rol
                              Last edited by carol, welwyn garden city; 13th July 2018, 09:17 AM.

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