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Old July 12th, 2010, 02:47 PM
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Are there any cruise lines beside the "luxury" ones that include alcohol?
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Are there any cruise lines beside the "luxury" ones that include alcohol?
Some small specialty ones might include alcohol.
But most mainstreet don't include it. To much revenue
would be lost.
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Some of the European river cruises are starting to include it for a small price.

I believe Azamara and Oceania are starting to offer it for an added fee as well.

But when you start to look at spending an extra $75/day per person you start to wonder if it is worth it.
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Since I'm not a big drinker, I still like the option to purchase when I want it, rather than have it included...Some of the major cruiseline used to have a package you could purchase for the week with so many drinks included...
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I think Carnival does if you have a group of a certain size and everyone in the group signs up for it. Of course, I might have Carnival confused with another mainstream cruiseline.

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Royal Caribbean & Celebrity have such drink packages - I believe they cost $45 to $55 per day. Pretty pricey.
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Royal Caribbean & Celebrity have such drink packages - I believe they cost $45 to $55 per day. Pretty pricey.
And that's before the mandatory 15% gratuity...bringing the total to $51.75 and $63.25 a day.. OUCH
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Never seen the value in these drinks packages. Thompson's a UK cruise line do "all inclusive" I think.
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I know one large group (100+) on our last Carnival cruise had the option between a drink package and a discounted rate.
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But when you start to look at spending an extra $75/day per person you start to wonder if it is worth it.
$75 per day woould be a bargain for me. If you think a bottle of wine with dinner along with port, bloody mary's or banana daquiri during the day, at least four scotches between before dinner and after dinner, and add in a number of diet cokes; $75 would be a bargain. Azamara has a drink package but Oceania does not (last I heard); that is why I am exploring Azamara as an alternative cruise line.
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Celebrity offers different drink packages. I don't know how the prices vary per cruise but for our upcoming cruse the "Classic" package is $44/pp/pd and the "Premium" package is $54/pp/pd. Notice that both packages have limits. There are separate wine packages too.

"Classic"
Upgrade your cruise experience and pay one price to enjoy all of the benefits of our Classic Non-Alcoholic package as well as all Beers up to $5 per serving and spirits, cocktails and wines by the glass up to $8 per serving.

"Premium"
For the ultimate in value and convenience, our premium package provides all the benefits of our Premium Non-Alcoholic Package. In addition, you can enjoy our entire selection of Beers as well as Spirits, Cocktails and Wines by the Glass up to $12 per serving.
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Since I'm not a big drinker, I still like the option to purchase when I want it, rather than have it included...Some of the major cruiseline used to have a package you could purchase for the week with so many drinks included...
So the magic word there is "used to". Why is it past tense, in other words, why did they do away with them? Let me guess, revenue??
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I thought even the drink packages were rather expensive, so I have no idea why they don't continue them. May-be they didn't make enough?
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