Go Back   CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums > Destinations > Alaska
Register Forgot Password?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old March 22nd, 2005, 08:48 AM
Junior Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 12
Default Budget

I have booked a 13 night cruise with NCL on Norwegian Dream for early June and since this was booked have heard some frightening stories of the price of drinks on some of these cruises. Like everyone, I also need to budget and would be grateful for any indication on prices for, wine, alcohol, mixers, soft drinks and tea and coffee (if these are also charged for) with this particular line.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old March 22nd, 2005, 09:14 AM
Senior Member
First Mate
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: midwest
Posts: 480
Default Re: Budget

try using www.cruiseclues.com. you can bring up your ship and they have links for menues and things like that . i hope you find a thread there that will help you.

Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old March 22nd, 2005, 10:39 AM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 3,539
Default Re: Budget

Yes most certainly extra charges for all the above except coffee and tea- but tipping needed if you use room service for these. They run a drink of the day- usually around $4 with an automatic added 15% tip. Rest of drinks higher for large sizes. A can of soda runs- around $1.50/can again with the tip automatically added. There may be a soda card purchase option that would give you unlimited FOUNTAIN drinks? Are you also aware that you will be charged a $10/day/passenger service fee that includes tipping? As a cheap option, you can bring a case of soda on board easily, and no need to HIDE it.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old March 22nd, 2005, 11:53 AM
pg
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Budget

Bring some soda on baord, cooffe and tea are free( if you order it room service a buck or two is suggested for a tip) and juices are included at breakfast.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old March 22nd, 2005, 01:46 PM
mslvp
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Re: Budget

I'm sure you could easily take wine onboard & have in your room. But, I'd put it in checked luggage & wrap really, really well.

On the NCL Wind a few years ago, I brought 2 2ltr bottles of soda-each wrapped in a towel & doubled wrapped in plastic bags in my big suitcase - yes, with all my clothes. Flew via 2 planes into Vancouver with no problems.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old March 22nd, 2005, 01:47 PM
mslvp
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Budget

I'm sure you could easily take wine onboard & have in your room. But, I'd put it in checked luggage & wrap really, really well.

On the NCL Wind a few years ago, I brought 2 2ltr bottles of soda-each wrapped in a towel & doubled wrapped in plastic bags in my big suitcase - yes, with all my clothes. Flew via 2 planes into Vancouver with no problems.
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old March 23rd, 2005, 12:36 PM
Junior Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 12
Default Re: Re: Budget

Thanks for the website info. Have already spent time on it, not come across price of drinks yet, but find the site fascinating. I've a feeling it is going to cost me quite a bit of my time.
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old March 23rd, 2005, 12:45 PM
Junior Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 12
Default Re: Re: Budget

Thanks so much for you quick response to my queries. I was aware of the tipping charges but a bit disappointed it will cost to have a drink in the stateroom and you wont be able to pour your own!

How much is a bottle of medium sweet wine, do you know?

I'll be posting more queries prior to going re shore excursions. Neither the USA nor UK NCL sites have excursions for the Dream on this particular cruise - think it must be fairly new. The Star and Sun concentrate on week long tours of Alaska but the Dream is a 13 day holiday and obviously calls at other ports. I visited my travel agent today and enquiries revealed the shore excursion list for this cruise is not ready for posting yet. The agent will obtain a copy for me as soon as ready and, in the meantime, I will keep checking the two sites.

Jean
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old March 25th, 2005, 06:46 AM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 3,539
Default Re: Budget

For shore excursions- look at the other sailings anyway. They will have the same tours since they are port based. This will give you the extra time to research and decide what you want to do in port. Also consider independent options- some are significantly superior.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How do you budget? 7x57 All Things Cruising 30 August 20th, 2010 08:29 AM
How much $ should I budget for? papermouse Singles 19 September 3rd, 2006 05:24 PM
$$$ budget paradisebound Carnival Cruise Lines 7 April 15th, 2004 07:31 PM
How much $$ to budget? Blaizze Carnival Cruise Lines 4 July 26th, 2003 01:20 PM
Alaska on a budget Bonnie Meehan Alaska 7 November 11th, 2001 10:01 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


 

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:52 PM.
design by: Themes by Design

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1