My bar bill for a whole week on the Elation was $5.50 - the cost of the drink of the day, and you get to keep the glass. I put a quart of vodka in water bottles, and carried them on in a cooler. We had sodas, water, and even cans of beer we inadvertantly forgot were in the cooler when we got on board (we drove and stayed overnight in LA before boarding) and no one even looked in the cooler. We bought liquor in Puerto Vallerta, and no one even took it from us for safekeeping like we were told. We brought drinks we made in our room into all the bars.