Does anyone recall what some of the beverage prices are on Celebrity? We will be sailing on the Galaxy in February, still quite a ways off, but I'm trying to get a budget plan started. The only cost I haven't been able to estimate yet is the bar tab. Some of the beverages of choice among our travel group are Bloody Marys, Beer, Pina Colada's, Greyhound (vodka & grapefruit) and all the wines by the glass or carafe. Mytravel.com has a wine list, but they only provide the prices by the bottle. Also, when ordering room service, can you order bottles or carafes of wine?
Last year when we took a cruise,(Princess) we packed our own wine. When we were getting ready for dinner, we would have a glass of wine and then top it when heading for dinner. They never seemed to mind when we would walk into dinner with a glass of wine. The room stewart made sure we had a clean glass each evening.I can't even tell you how much it saved. We would have a bottle of wine each night.
Also, at the dock, I talked my husband into buying a case of Corona. I said what we didn't drink for the 10 days we would leave for the room stewart. It was sooooo hot the beer was gone by the time we finished the cruise. We thought we are on vacation and why not enjoy ourselves.
I don't know the answer to your question but am also interested in the price of drinks. We are a group of six "Ya-Ya's" going on the Galaxy Feb. 14th. What date are you going? Hope you have a great trip!
Thanks for all the tips and the comparison is very helpful. I'm not a wine connessiour, I like all wines, but I'm not real familiar with how the prices compare between the store and restaurants or cruises. So that helps. I may pack some wine. We going for 11 nights, so a little wine isn't going to make a huge difference in the luggage.
This is my 1st Celebrity cruise and I wasn't sure if they would charge the same as Carnival. The Bloody Mary price is comparable to Carnival and cocktail lounges back home. The beer sounds a little high for a 12 ounce Miller product, I usually don't pay more than $2.50 for a domestic beer at home unless it's a microbrew. Carnival offered buckets of beer which were more economical. I can't imagine Celebrity, or any other line doing that.
The following prices were taken directly from our room bill on Infinity. Husband and I are light drinkers, so bar tabs usually consisted of one drink. We also bought vodka and gin at the duty-free before coming, and had no problem bringing them aboard.
Vodka tonic in the casino: 5.25 + .79 tip = 6.04
Soda in the Constellation Lounge (daytime): 1.95 + .29 tip = 2.24
Soda in the Constellation Lounge (midnight): 2.25+ .34 tip = 2.59
Glass of mid-priced Cabernet in Celebrity Theater: 8.50 + 1.28 tip = 9.78
"Fruity Umbrella Drink" in souvenir glass: 7.50 + 2.63 tip = 10.13 (ouch)
Please note the wide variation in gratuities and prices depending on where, when, and how you ordered your drink. Still haven't figured it out completely, but gratuity amounts are broken out on your final bill.
We bought one "soda sticker" on the first day for 32.50 + 4.73 tip. This allowed bottomless sodas from the tap (including tonic and ginger ale) from any location on board (no cans). Not only was it nice to have soda on demand, we could use it as a mixer.
We also had some success with bringing nice premium liquor to dinner. We fostered some goodwill with our sommelier, by offering him a shot of Patron reserve tequila when we arrived. After that, we had no problem with self-supplied alcohol.
Word of advice: do it discreetly, and try to be classy about it. Someone mentioned something earlier about a "drinkie mug." Don't do it. It brings the level of service down for everyone. Besides, I'm sure you always wanted an excuse to get that sterling silver flask you've been eyeing.
Budget-wise, as light (and cheap) drinkers, our additional room charges amounted to about 350.00. That also included a 75.00 bottle of champagne we bought for friends who got engaged while on the cruise.
> Soda in the Constellation Lounge (daytime): 1.95 + .29 tip =
> Soda in the Constellation Lounge (midnight): 2.25+ .34 tip =
> "soda sticker" on the first day for 32.50 + 4.73 tip. This allowed bottomless sodas
> from the tap (including
> tonic and ginger ale) from any location on board (no cans).
Was there less choice for the drink card? For example, on Princess one could only get diet coke on the drink card but one could get diet sprite if they paid for the can. What diet drinks does Celebrity carry both in the can and from the tap?