I'm sailing on the Grand Princess in January. I'm just curious to know if Princess has a "Captain's Gala Cocktail Hour" similar to what they do on the first formal night on Carnival. Also, do they do 'open bars'(Carnival does Rum Swizzles in the casino some nights) and offer free champagne at the art auctions? Just curious...
Also, does anyone know what complimentary beverages are offered at dinner and at the buffet/Lido deck? Once again, I'm just curious.
I've only sailed with Carnival previously, and this is my husband's first cruise. I want to be able to 'debrief' him beforehand. We're trying to keep our out of pocket expenses low, so expenitures on drinks are a no-no.
I've never had a problem with bring alcohol on board with Carnival(although their policy says otherwise!), but I'm a little nervous due to the liquor threads I've read. Hopefully, they are a little lax. It's not as if we're throwing back brown paper bags on the Lido deck!
Thanks in advance,