Took a week-long Celebrity cruise from Bayonne to Bermuda and back the week before last. Overall, Celebrity's product was up to its usual standard.
But this was the first time that the predictable effects of the prepaid liquor package were obvious to me: many people on the pool deck were bombed by noon.
It doesn't take a genius to figure out that any "all-you-can-drink" scheme will incite some people to "get their money's worth"--and then some.
When you boil it down to its basics, this offering is an open invitation to drunkenness. It is unbecoming, and it is counterproductive for a line that markets itself as being reasonably classy, which in most respects, it is.