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    Royal Caribbean New Drink Packages

    The 'unofficial Royal Caribbean blog' has details of the new RC drink packages.

    I know how excited many of you will be at this news!

    Royal Caribbean officially launches new unlimited alcohol packages | Royal Caribbean Blog

    A major change is that not all adults in your party need buy the package.
    Last edited by Malcolm, Essex; 17th November 2013, 07:17 PM.
    See my cruise blog: HERE

    #2
    Originally posted by Malcolm, Essex View Post
    The 'unofficial Royal Caribbean blog' has details of the new RC drink packages.

    I know how excited many of you will be at this news!

    Royal Caribbean officially launches new unlimited alcohol packages | Royal Caribbean Blog

    A major change is that not all adults in your party need buy the package.
    Regardless as to whether or not these packages are good value I'm pleased that rci have finally recognised the issue of everyone having to buy the package. My hubby is allergic to alcohol so I've never even been able to consider whether I'd like to purchase one for myself or not.

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      #3
      So, converting that to pounds and pence comes out as £12.50 for the "Royal Replenish Package" and £25.01 for the "Select Package". For us (14 nights) that would work out to 175+350.14=£525.14 . Noticed the "Select" does not include premium tea or coffee.

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        #4
        Good new for those who appreciate RCI...over the limited package they offered before.
        Lancashire Cunarder

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          #5
          Does "Mr & Mrs Average" spend over £80 per day on drinks? over £1100 for a fortnight?

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            #6
            Originally posted by ROSEBASKETS, Yorkshire View Post
            Does "Mr & Mrs Average" spend over £80 per day on drinks? over £1100 for a fortnight?
            I'm in danger or repeating myself but: surely the average drinks package (any cruise line) must cost more than the average person drinks!

            These packages must sell to heavy drinkers and those who think they are getting a bargain. I suspect many buyers DO NOT actually break even, let alone get a bargain.

            But hey, it's there if you want it.
            See my cruise blog: HERE

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              #7
              I would think that if we did the packages as in message 3 above, we would break even. Plus, I would rather pay up front and not face a large bill at the end of the holiday. We are planning to pay for as much as possible before the cruise. Oh, and I would describe as ourselves as "Mr and Mrs average". Wife doesn't do like alcohol, and I like an beer or two. Don't go mad, and do not drink to excess.
              Last edited by merlin67, Plymouth; 18th November 2013, 12:19 AM.

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                #8
                Cheapest option: In 14 days you would need to consume £350 of beer and wine by the glass (Royal Select) to break even.
                See my cruise blog: HERE

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Malcolm, Essex View Post
                  I'm in danger or repeating myself but:
                  Bit grumpy this morning Malcolm???

                  RHETORICAL
                  "A rhetorical question is a figure of speech in the form of a question that is asked in order to make a pointThe question, a rhetorical device, is posed not to elicit a specific answer, but rather to encourage the listener to consider a message or viewpoint"

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                    #10
                    Malcolm ... you seem to forget that most drinks packages include the cost of bottled water, soft drinks and regular tea/coffees as well as the 15% gratuities which would have been chargeable for the purchase of these even before you get to the alcoholic drinks. Certainly on my MSC cruises I found having a drinks package saved me a lot of money over all but I've never bothered buying the premium one for branded drinks which would be excessive.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by ROSEBASKETS, Yorkshire View Post
                      Does "Mr & Mrs Average" spend over £80 per day on drinks? over £1100 for a fortnight?
                      Who knows, our drink spend would be nothing like that,but one ex member paid over a £1200 for a 16 night cruise and claimed to be in pocket after 10 nights.
                      I would see it as a convenient way to pay ,but some see it as a challenge,I would think about it it would depend on which wines they had for the package..Taffy
                      ​Taffy

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                        #12
                        If they spent the equivalent of £120 day on booze no wonder they're an "ex" member

                        Gone but no doubt perfectly preserved in alcohol

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                          #13
                          Pickled Dickie now theres a thought

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Malcolm, Essex View Post
                            I'm in danger or repeating myself but: surely the average drinks package (any cruise line) must cost more than the average person drinks!

                            These packages must sell to heavy drinkers and those who think they are getting a bargain. I suspect many buyers DO NOT actually break even, let alone get a bargain.

                            But hey, it's there if you want it.
                            I have only ever guessed at the mark up cruise lines have but for some wines it is about 5 times what we could pay ?
                            Overall you would need to drink 3 times whatever your package cost to even get them worrying about making a loss.
                            Friends who did buy one thought it OK but they did drink lots of Coffees and had wine at lunch and diner ,not for us could not get close to drink our monies worth..Taffy
                            ​Taffy

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                              #15
                              QUOTE: RHETORICAL
                              "A rhetorical question is a figure of speech in the form of a question that is asked in order to make a pointThe question, a rhetorical device, is posed not to elicit a specific answer, but rather to encourage the listener to consider a message or viewpoint" :UNQUOTE Brilliant, I will use that next time we have a disagreement in work.

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