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    #2
    thanks for that seems a lot cheaper than I thought ,especially the gin and tonics

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      #3
      Also their daily cocktails are ship wide and on promotion - am now addicted to the BBC (Baileys - Banana - Cocount (pina colada mix)!
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        #4
        How much Grant for the daily cocktails cant wait to try them see you tuesday.

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          #5
          Thanks for that. One suggestion for Cunard, given this is supposed to be "British", why do Cunard not sell a "British" draught lager. As far as I can recall, they only sell Stella Artois and Becks. Why not sell Carling or Tennants?

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            #6
            Top end Lager on top end line

            Originally posted by lockhart, ayr View Post
            Thanks for that. One suggestion for Cunard, given this is supposed to be "British", why do Cunard not sell a "British" draught lager. As far as I can recall, they only sell Stella Artois and Becks. Why not sell Carling or Tennants?
            Ah, but four Stella's at lunchtime don't half go towards a good siesta.

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              #7
              thanks for the prices not as expensive as what i thought.Yes being a Britsh ship it would be nice to get a good pint of Tennants lager

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                #8
                Why has no one mentioned the small print, 15% service charge is added to these prices.
                It seems to me that rudeness is the refuge of the incompetent

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by george brown, perth View Post
                  thanks for the prices not as expensive as what i thought.Yes being a Britsh ship it would be nice to get a good pint of Tennants lager
                  Hi george
                  Because Stella + Becks are the cheapest,nastiest,most horrible pints of chemicals in the world.
                  And hence the biggest profit margin.
                  That why no cruise line will sell you Guinness cheap.
                  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.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by jc, liverpool View Post
                    Hi george
                    Because Stella + Becks are the cheapest,nastiest,most horrible pints of chemicals in the world.
                    And hence the biggest profit margin.
                    That why no cruise line will sell you Guinness cheap.
                    JC
                    I'm not an afficionado by any means...but Egyptian Stella went down VERY well as we sailed down the Nile! Most refreshing.

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                      #11
                      Hi Richard, the reason Cunard don't sell Tennent's and Carling is because the vast majority of lager drinkers won't touch them! And, Mrs M, the idea of comparing them with Becks or Stella is just wide of the mark. 40 years ago Tennents was a good lager but as competition from cheap lagers increased, the quality fell. Incidentally, Becks and Stella are as British as Carling. Where the name came from is irrelevant.

                      However, the easiest way of telling how much the ship operator is really concerned about passengers is whether or not the "beer" is John Smiths. If it is, you can be certain that they do not give a monkeys about what the passengers think and that turning a profit of £1.70 a pint rather than £1.60 is the be all and end all of their pricing policy.

                      Don't be misled by bar prices being "as a British lounge bar". They might seem to be but the booze is bought duty free giving an exhorbitant profit (and that is why the bars close in territorial waters).

                      Guinness is generally not available because (as JC says) it cannot be bought cheap and because it has to be properly looked after and poured (beyond most staff but not their fault because they are never properly trained). I remember ordering a pint of Guinness and watch the barperson ruin it. I said "That Guinness has travelled 400 miles and you've ruined it in the last 6 inches". It got a laugh and the pourer asked me to demonstrate the correct method. Now, would that happen on board a cruise ship?

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                        #12
                        No such a thing as a British Lager! Lager is a Continental drink British Drinks are Beer/Ale & Stouts.
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                          #13
                          Originally posted by jimmythe one, Edinburgh View Post
                          Hi Richard, the reason Cunard don't sell Tennent's and Carling is because the vast majority of lager drinkers won't touch them! And, Mrs M, the idea of comparing them with Becks or Stella is just wide of the mark. 40 years ago Tennents was a good lager but as competition from cheap lagers increased, the quality fell. Incidentally, Becks and Stella are as British as Carling. Where the name came from is irrelevant...
                          Slightly puzzled here. Why am I mentioned and wide of what mark?

                          My comment was just an off the cuff remark to JC when he said Stella was 'nasty.


                          As I said, I'm not an afficionado by any means but Egyptian Stella WAS very quaffable on a hot afternoon; a 'floating down the Nile drink' without knocking back too much alcohol.

                          Now if you want to talk comparisons...I can give you a run for your money on Malborough S.Bs.

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                            #14
                            Nothing wrong with Cunard drinks




                            They do six draft beers, the others are Stella Artois, Becks and Aspall...



                            Prices? Who cares, we are on holiday.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by jimmythe one, Edinburgh View Post
                              Hi Richard, the reason Cunard don't sell Tennent's and Carling is because the vast majority of lager drinkers won't touch them! And, Mrs M, the idea of comparing them with Becks or Stella is just wide of the mark. 40 years ago Tennents was a good lager but as competition from cheap lagers increased, the quality fell. Incidentally, Becks and Stella are as British as Carling. Where the name came from is irrelevant.

                              However, the easiest way of telling how much the ship operator is really concerned about passengers is whether or not the "beer" is John Smiths. If it is, you can be certain that they do not give a monkeys about what the passengers think and that turning a profit of £1.70 a pint rather than £1.60 is the be all and end all of their pricing policy.

                              Don't be misled by bar prices being "as a British lounge bar". They might seem to be but the booze is bought duty free giving an exhorbitant profit (and that is why the bars close in territorial waters).

                              Guinness is generally not available because (as JC says) it cannot be bought cheap and because it has to be properly looked after and poured (beyond most staff but not their fault because they are never properly trained). I remember ordering a pint of Guinness and watch the barperson ruin it. I said "That Guinness has travelled 400 miles and you've ruined it in the last 6 inches". It got a laugh and the pourer asked me to demonstrate the correct method. Now, would that happen on board a cruise ship?
                              Hi Jimmy
                              Do you know the best way to pour a can of Guinness these days with the modern can.
                              Just open the can,turn it upside down in the glass,and let it empty,remove the can,give it a few seconds.and hey presto,a beautiful Guinness.
                              Make sure its a 440ml can and a pint glass mind,and make sure its a can with a 'widget' in.

                              PS,I love a pint of John Smiths Smooth,,,,,,,Tetley Bitter is better.
                              Jc
                              Last edited by jc, liverpool; 1st March 2013, 06:35 PM.
                              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.

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