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Old December 15th, 2005, 09:38 AM
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hello this is mine and my first time going on a cruise and we just found word that drinks aren't included on the cruise. We are going on the Dawn and are wondering what the price ranges for beer and spirits are???
Also we will be bringing cash on the ship and are wondering about that sail card that you use like a credit card?? Are we to pay with our cash at the end of the trip or put money on it first thing?? Also what is a good amount of cash to bring on an 11 day carribean cruise??
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Drink prices - on average expect to pay on the cruise what you would pay backhome at a nice restaurant or bar. Make sure you read the ships daily paper for drink specials.
All cruises are "cashless" everything you purchase (with the expection of the casino) goes onto your sign and sail card. You use a credit card against your sign and sail card - you can
pay on account as you please. You can always check your balance at the Purser's desk. It does not get charged to your credit card until the end of the cruise when you must settle all balances.
Do not bring a lot of cash, use traveler's checks. The only thing that you actually need cash for would be the casino, taxi fares on shore, small purchases on the islands. For large ticket item purchases use your credit card.
Plan on budgeting $50.00-$100.00 per person per day for all expenses(shore trips, salon visits, photographs, drinks, casino, tips, taxi fare, small souveniors you buy on shore etc, etc)
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thank you so much we are new to all of this and i am just a little confused with the whole sail and sign credit card. I heard that the drink prices are reasonable.
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Just happen to have the drink menu from my cruise on the Caribbean Princess this last November 12-19: Add 15% to all prices quoted ... and if there's a specific drink you'd like info on, let me know.

Martinis - $5.25 Domestic beer - $3.50 (foreign beers - more) Glass of wine varies from 4.50 up to 7.50 Margaritas - 5.75 Cocktails - 4.25 to 6.50 Scotch - 3.95 to 9.50 Vodka 3.95 to 5.50 Tequila 3.95 or 5.25 Bourbon 3.95 to 4.95 Gin 3.95 to 4.50 Rum 3.95 to 4.50

There are specials on Bloody Marys in the morning in certain bars. The casino sometimes has specials and there are always the special of the day.

When you board and get to the Lido deck, there will be waiters with trays of fancy drinks in fancy glasses which adds to the price. Unless you want the souvenir glass suggest you go to the bar and order what you want. Plus you can always get the souvenir glass later.

As to the sign and sail card, put it on a credit card and you will receive the itemized bill the morning of debarkation. It's easiest if you just let them charge it to your credit card and pay it later. Otherwise you'll have to go to the purser's office and stand in long lines to settle up.
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You said you'll be celebrating your 21st birthday on the ship ... you have to be 21 to be served any hard liquor. I don't know how they work it when you aren't quite 21 as of sailing date. Maybe someone else can fill you in ... or you could ask your travel agent - or call Princess direct.

Forgot to mention, you can buy a bucket of Dos Equis or Beck's for $14.00 - (5 for the price of 4 in deck bars only) and you can take this to your cabin if you wish and keep it in the fridge (which is really cold - unlike some other lines that have mini-bars).

When you get to your cabin, there probably will be soft drink cans and large bottles of water there ... suggest you have the steward remove them because you'll be charged for them if you use them. The water from the tap is excellent as it's distilled - better than bottle water that you might buy.

You also can check the Cruise Answer Book (which you should have received by now) for prices of beer, liquor, etc. that you can send yourselves as gifts. The beer package is particularly good as you get 6 cans for the price of 5 of domestic beer at $18.25 (and NO 15% tip added later).
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hey cruz nut thanks soooo much that was valuable information i was also wondering what type of clothes to bring on the ship and maybe if you have a great list of what to pack for an 11 day cruise on the dawn??
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another thing to keep in mind is that some drinks come in different sizes and the prices vary with the size. DH ordered a large Bloody Mary one morning by mistake, the thing was huge and it was like $20.00!
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I do not know what Princess's policy is on the drinking age, but on Royal Caribbean it very clearly states that the age you are at sailing is the age you are considered for the whole cruise. So unless you turn 21 before you sail, you would not be able to drink liquor on board. But that is RCI, Princess may have a different policy, you should check it out so you don't have a big surprise once you are on board!
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thanks all i am 21 i will be turning 22 on board so i won't be worried about the age limit
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