Hey Lizy, why not have pre-mixer party at your house before the cruise? Invite your friends and try your hand at bartending! This way by the time your cruise gets here and you get on your board, you will know what you like!
Malibu rum goes great with fruit punch and if you have Sonic, goes great with a Cherry Limeaide as well.
I always bring vodka. Order room service tomato juice or orange juice. (I bring along a shaker of celery salt and Crystal hot sauce for bloody marys.
Also, alot of champagne. (Which you can CARRY ON....put your hard liquor in your checked luggage). When you get sick of MIMOSAS (bubbly and o.j.), try mixing your champagne with the free FRUIT PUNCH. I enjoyed that!
lizzy,i went last january on victory...i discovered that their fruit punch goes awsoem with coconut run such as "parot bay" or "Malibu" kinda tastes liek a fruity pina colada....
also their lemonade and vodka....awsome...packs a punch becuuse its so sweet and acidid it hides the alcohol taste...
have fun...drink up..
and bringing your own drinks might be tuff...smuggle...poland spring looks an awfull lot like absolut and malibu...hahah
Wine and champagne are allowed to be brought aboard for special occassions. They may charge you a corkage fee if you bring it to the dining room to drink but no problem if you want to enjoy it in your cabin.