Was wondering if anyone can tell me if the price of the drinks have gone up on the ships. I have seen that the cost of the the drink coupons have gone up from 4 for $15 to 4 for $19.75, and that would mean that you would most likely be paying about $4.90 instead of the $3.75 in the past. If the drinks have not gone up do not see the reason for buying the coupons except for the convenience. But i am looking to save money, I am sailing on May 6 on the Destiny, and want to start purchasing these coupons as I have in the past if it is still worth it.
A bucket of beer is $11.50 plus gratuity totals $13.23 averages out to $ 3.31 per beer, if you buy a single can of beer it totals $ 3.74 with gratuity added. example Bud is now 3.25, Corona 3.75, White Zin 4.50
all scotches & bourbons that were 3.50 now are 3.95.
All of the frozen exotic drinks, Daiquiri's, BBC, blended Margaritas, Mudslides, Miami Vice, Pina Coladas etc. are now $ 4.75 plus gratuity making the drink $ 5.46.
So do you suggest buying drink coupons? Are there daily specials? There are four of us and well...we're pretty big drinkers and that is what we're worried about as far as cash goes. Did you BYOB? What about bringning your own pop (or soda depending where you are from) to mix hard stuff with? Any suggestions would be helpful. Thanks.
buy pop, beer, or whatever cans are best - other than that use plastic bottles - put them in your checked luggage - not carry on and lock your luck - it is best to use those tie wrap, strong plastic thingies (those use them to organize electrical cords) make sure that you bring scissors in a carry on bag to cut open your luggage.