Mike, my recollection is exactly the same as yours. I don't know if you can still buy the bar set ups or not or bottles from room service. But even when you could the selection was very limited. If they want to charge a premium, that's fine, but I think they should let you buy liquor an board so you can mix your own drinks. That was the case years ago. The old Crown Odyssey had a liquor store aboard that had a good selection of rather over priced booze.
Frankly, I have yet to find a bartender that can make a Margarita the way I like it.
Landlocked in Denver, but cruisin every chance we get.
Polynesia, Carib. '86
Cr. Odyssey, Scandinavia, '91, 30 Day S Pac. 2002
Crystal Harm, Aust., N.Z., '94
Royal Odyssey, AK,'96
Old Cr. Pr. Canal, '97
RCCL, Carib, 1998
Volendam, Car, 2000
Ryndam, 35 day S. Am., Antarctica, '03
Is. Pr., Canal, 2004
Statendam, 34 day China, Japan, AK '06
Cr.Pr., Carib. 08
Eurodam, Atlantic, Med. '10