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    Royal Caribbean trialling rule changes for Drink Packages

    Hi All

    https://www.royalcaribbeanblog.com/2...dults-purchase

    Annie

    #2
    Sounds perfectly reasonable to me.

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      #3
      Rather presumptuous of them to assume everyone drinks alcohol. My wife doesn't so it goes fleet wide I can't see us ever setting foot on one of their ships again. Not even if it is a booking perk because you still end up paying for it. (Unless of course it's a last minute ship filling bargain deal).
      www.wansbroughs-cruise-blog.me.uk

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        #4
        This is a horrible policy, and one which will so obviously negatively affect couples with different drinking limits / preferences.

        As usual the few selfish idiots ruin it for everyone else - assuming Royal are honest with their reasons.
        Duncan S

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          #5
          Originally posted by Cooke, Ashby View Post
          Sounds perfectly reasonable to me.
          So if I drink and buy a drinks package, what is reasonable about my wife also having to buy a dinks package, although she does not drink.
          As Duncan says it can only have a negative affect on couples with differing drinking habits.
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            #6
            Originally posted by dst87, Falkirk View Post
            This is a horrible policy, and one which will so obviously negatively affect couples with different drinking limits / preferences.

            As usual the few selfish idiots ruin it for everyone else - assuming Royal are honest with their reasons.
            Plus 1 Duncan, all about the bottom line and not the customer, as to the selfish idiots, catch them and throw them off, it would soon stop.

            John

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              #7
              Originally posted by Delboy, Essex View Post
              So if I drink and buy a drinks package, what is reasonable about my wife also having to buy a dinks package, although she does not drink.
              As Duncan says it can only have a negative affect on couples with differing drinking habits.
              I'm looking at it from the company's point of view. Blame the crooks who abuse the system.

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                #8
                Not sure why this should cause a hoo haa, some cruiselines have operated this system since drinks packages began.

                On one recent cruise, if an adult purchased an all in package, any other adult(s) in the room were automatically charged, and children automatically charged for a soda package.........Wilba
                Wilba

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Haworth, Wokingham View Post
                  Plus 1 Duncan, all about the bottom line and not the customer, as to the selfish idiots, catch them and throw them off, it would soon stop.

                  John
                  The "bottom line" is what companies are in business for surely. They are not philanthropic institutions. All the time they are juggling "product quality" and price.

                  As to drinks packages we like a drink but not £50 pppd so would never buy one (or two)!

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                    #10
                    Assuming there are two passengers in the cabin and under the new rules, if one wants to purchase the package, both occupants must purchase it even though the second occupant doesn't want it, then surely, the answer is quite simple...don't buy the drinks package!

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                      #11
                      I was unaware that the deluxe drinks package costs $61 plus gratuity per day and only covers drink costs to $13.

                      Many of the wines are priced higher than that - so that would be additional??

                      Annie

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                        #12
                        It would stop me buying a package. Saying that I drink so little that they aren't worth it for me anyway. Hubby is tea total for medical reasons. I love Royals replenish package, suits us.
                        Id happily just use my two bottles take on, for a drink on the balcony.

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                          #13
                          Perhaps they should edit the title of the blog post, its a little misleading. It caught me out and serves me right for reading it on my phone.

                          Royal Caribbean testing new unlimited alcohol package rule that requires all adults to purchase a package
                          www.wansbroughs-cruise-blog.me.uk

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                            #14
                            2 points that catch my eye.

                            Firstly drinks prices, either via PAyG or packages on some lines have exceeded £10 with the service charge - NCL and RCI to name 2.

                            Secondly where cruise lines ask all passengers to buy a package then, as some have already stated, couples where only one drink would be far better off in most circumstances not to buy a package - assuming the non alcoholic drinks remain much cheaper.

                            RCI is just following the competition, which many already apply to all passengers.

                            Cheers

                            Tony B

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                              #15
                              With modern technology, you would have thought it quite simple to monitor the drinks distribution. I'm sure on more than one occasion on my recent Celebrity jaunt that I heard bar staff tell passengers one card, one drink!
                              Its not too difficult really is it? That is unless they don't trust their staff anymore.
                              www.wansbroughs-cruise-blog.me.uk

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