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Old August 13th, 2006, 07:14 PM
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I would like to know if we need to pay for red / white wine during dinner.

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Yep...you can buy it by the glass, or you can buy a bottle. If you buy a bottle, and don't finish it, they'll save it for your next dinner.

I'm a pro at this, because the lovely Mrs. Jones, (Vita) is FBI (full blooded Italian) and we do lots of wine at dinner!

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Hi Ken,

Do you know how much that they charge for red wine? So what kind of drink, besides water , is FREE during dinners?
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Do you know how much that they charge for red wine? So what kind of drink, besides water , is FREE during dinners?
When we were on Victory, wines by the bottle went from around 22 up to 350. If you have a favorite bottle, you can bring it with you and they will cork it for you in the dining room for a $10 charge.

Iced tea is free in the dining room as well. Not sure about other soft drinks, never got them.
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Iced tea, coffee and tap water are the only beverages free in the dining room.
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Iced tea, coffee and tap water are the only beverages free in the dining room.
All true above BUT add Capachino, milk, chocalate milk, orange juice, apple juice..... Soda pop will go on your Sail & Sign card as well as your wine.... If you prefer a certain wine then buy it & declare it when you board the ship, they will attach your name & cabin number on the bottle.....
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do you mean that we have to pay for capuchino? How much is it for a glass of red wine?
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Yes.. that coffee is a speciality drink. Depending on the wine, I paid $8.00 per glass. Its as if you go to a nice place for dinner. Those are the same prices.
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Just got off the Glory, and capuchino was FREE at the dinner table. The lovely Mrs. Jones (Vita) was drinking the house chardonay, and it was $4.50 plus tag, tax, and dealer prep, for a total of about $5.50 per glass. As stated, you can pay from about $19 up for a bottle of wine.
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Hey Ken. Thats great news. At least you can get that. Thank you for the correction.
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Iced tea, coffee and tap water are the only beverages free in the dining room.
All true above BUT add Capachino, milk, chocalate milk, orange juice, apple juice..... Soda pop will go on your Sail & Sign card as well as your wine.... If you prefer a certain wine then buy it & declare it when you board the ship, they will attach your name & cabin number on the bottle.....
Or you could bring a few bottles in your checked luggage, no one will ever know. Pour about half a bottle into a "Big Gulp" cup and bring it with you - it's free that way!
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Hi Ken,

Do you know how much that they charge for red wine? So what kind of drink, besides water , is FREE during dinners?
When we were on Victory, wines by the bottle went from around 22 up to 350. If you have a favorite bottle, you can bring it with you and they will cork it for you in the dining room for a $10 charge.

Iced tea is free in the dining room as well. Not sure about other soft drinks, never got them.
But wine has alcohol, and even though Carnival allows it, by your standards PR, it is ILLEGAL AND IMMORAL AND IMMATURE AND SELFISH to bring your own. You failed to mention to the OP that if he brings his own wine, you will admonish him to all ends of the Earth.
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I just got off the Conquest. I brought five bottles of wine in a box that I carried on. I did not "smuggle" it on the ship. I brought it too my head waiter, and he would bring it out a bottle at a time for my dinner. He only charged me the $10.00 fee twice. I also bought three bottles during the cruise. I paid $28.00 for each of those, plus 15% fee.
The wine selections are huge from the wine list. I always enjoy a double expresso with dinner, which is free.
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For what it's worth, my one sailing on Carnival had a good wine selection and the prices were certainly as good or better than fine restaurants across the US. I certainly will indulge again when we sail on the Liberty next April.

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Hi Ken,

Do you know how much that they charge for red wine? So what kind of drink, besides water , is FREE during dinners?
When we were on Victory, wines by the bottle went from around 22 up to 350. If you have a favorite bottle, you can bring it with you and they will cork it for you in the dining room for a $10 charge.

Iced tea is free in the dining room as well. Not sure about other soft drinks, never got them.
But wine has alcohol, and even though Carnival allows it, by your standards PR, it is ILLEGAL AND IMMORAL AND IMMATURE AND SELFISH to bring your own. You failed to mention to the OP that if he brings his own wine, you will admonish him to all ends of the Earth.
Sometimes I think you argue just to argue, as you apparently haven't even bothered to read the rules. Not at all. Carnival EXPLICITLY ALLOWS wine. They allow wine, but no other alcohol. Therefore, by bringing wine, he's not breaking the rules, now is he?

If you want to pick an argument, Doug, at least know what you're talking about, mmm-k?
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if you bring your own and do not finish it will they save it for the next nite like they would if you bought it from the cruise ship
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Yes they will. I think that's another reason they charge the "corkage" fee.

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At least they will make some money for Carnival as not buying brings no bucks and also the corkage includes the 15% tip;I believe Iam correct with this statement.Am convinced that they could sell a lot more wine if there was a selection between 15-20$.Am sure their mark up would bring them adequate profits.Will also comment that their fee of 10$ is less than the other lines for what it is worth.Yes, you can bring several bottles of wine on board in your carry on luggage and if desired at dinner this can be arranged with the wine steward.
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