I had a converstaion with a somewhat senior bartender on our last cruise and the ships have to buy all their liquor in their home port. I assume this includes taxes. This was somewhat coroborated by the TV show where an RCCL ship had to trade for liqour with another ship during a cruise rather than buy it in port. The bartender said that there is one wholesaler that has cornered the market for most cruise lines in FL. If he doesnt deliver on turn around day he is responsible to get the booze to the ship at what ever means he has to on his dime even if it means flying stuff in.
I found Carnivals prices a bit high last month. Beefeater martini was $10 and a 16 oz domestic beer was almost $7. Four bottle bucket of beer was something like $22-23.
CCL Inspiration 09
RCCL Explorer of the Seas Eastern 09
CCL Miracle Southern '08
RCCL Enchantment of the Seas Western '07
PCL Caribbean Princess Eastern '05
RCCL Explorer of the Seas Western '05
RCCL Explorer of the Seas Eastern '04
CCL Destiny Southern '01
CCL Sensation Eastern '94
CCL Ecstacy Western '92
CCL Jubilee Eastern '90