Go Back   CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums > Cruise Lines (Mainstream) > Celebrity
Register Forgot Password?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old January 20th, 2005, 04:41 PM
Senior Member
Cruise Maniac
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Posts: 141
Default 1st time cruiser

Hi -- we will be taking our first cruise in May on the Summit....are you allowed to bring wine on the cruise ship? What is the price range of alcoholic drinks served on the ship? How do you join the Captains Club and what is it? Thank you in advance for any help.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old January 20th, 2005, 05:21 PM
newmexicoNita
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: 1st time cruiser

Virginia, I will try to answer some of your questions: yes, you can bring wine on board the ship to consume in your cabin or at dinner. if you take it to the dining room there will be a $15.00 corkage fee (a little steep in my estimation) The wine can not be a type the ships stocks. The price for drinks will range from about $4.50 to $6.50 plus a 15% gratuity. The drinks is the fancy glasses are pricier, but you can keep having the glass re-filled at a little lower price. As for joining the Capt club, you have to sail once first. Have a great cruise. NMNita
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old January 20th, 2005, 11:29 PM
Senior Member
Cruise Maniac
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Southern California
Posts: 202
Default Re: 1st time cruiser

Hi Virginia,

We didn't take wine aboard last May, but know folks that did with no problem. They did consume it in their staterooms however because they didn't want to pay the corkage fee. Our bar bill was pretty high due to the wonderful Martini Bar...those martinis run about $8.95 each if I remember right, so we'll have to watch it this time around...whew! Are you on the Summit's San Diego to Alaska repo cruise? This is our second year in a row on this cruise and our third with Celebrity. (We're hooked on this cruiseline). Have a wonderful time, only 15 more weeks!

__________________
SoCalGal
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old January 22nd, 2005, 01:55 PM
Junior Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 14
Default Re: Re: 1st time cruiser

Sailed on the century in november. Drinks were reasonably priced- prob cheaper than in any of the bars we were in in miami. There are various drinks of the day and specials eg cocktail of the day $4.95, or 2-4-1 offres.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old January 23rd, 2005, 06:13 PM
Junior Member
Beginner
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 2
Default Re: Re: 1st time cruiser

Do you just bring the wine bottles in your suitcase? I don't drink wine but I would like to bring a bottle to maybe make a drink while we are getting ready for dinner. Are you allowed to bring a bottle of alcohol on???
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old January 23rd, 2005, 09:53 PM
Senior Member
Cruise Maniac
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Southern California
Posts: 202
Default Re: 1st time cruiser

We have taken liquor aboard on several cruises. We just take it in a tote bag. It has never been questioned...also have taken "beer runs" in several ports on our Mexican cruises.
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old January 25th, 2005, 10:55 AM
KathieDM
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: 1st time cruiser

We took the Summit on an Alaska Cruise/tour in Aug. '03. You will love it. Be sure to check out the dance band on the top deck.
On our cruise the drink prices started at $4.50, but were a nice size for the price. Every night there was a special on selected cocktails, which I took advantage of most nights at dinner.
We don't take any beverages on board.
You can join the Captain's club on board before you leave the ship or wait till you get home and do it on the website. It's a "loyalty" club that gives repeat cruisers perks on subsequent cruises. This is our second cruise with Celebrity, so I am curious to see what they give us. Since the Alaska cruise/tour was 12 days we actually have 2 cruise credits already instead of one. Any cruise package of 12 days or more is worth extra credits.
We have cruised 3 times with RCI and so far have received free belly bags and large totes, special cocktail parties, coupon books that we used for 2 for 1 drinks, wine tasting parties, free $$ at the casino and Logo shop discounts. Other coupons for discounts at bingo and casino games and other stuff that we aren't interested in are there, too.
Membership is free at Celebrity now, which is why we joined. They used to charge for it. I can't see paying for it when other cruiselines offer it free. Of course, there are a lot of Celebrity snobs, oops--long-time cruisers-- who see the free membership as lowering standards . Free is free as far as I'm concerned.
Depending on your level (how many cruises credits you have), you can get more benefits. Check out the website for more detailed info.

Explorer E. Carib. 1/12/02
Explorer W. Carib. 1/18/03
Summit Alaska cruise/tour 8/3/03
Adventure S. Carib. 2/8/04
Galaxy Panama Canal 2/3/05 --9 days, 9 days, 9 days!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Experienced Cruiser, 1st Time Disney Cruiser Dancyalien Disney 11 March 6th, 2008 09:20 PM
1st time Cruiser Lauralynn27 Chit - Chat for Cruisers 2 September 22nd, 2004 09:54 AM
1ST TIME CRUISER JULIEB Carnival Cruise Lines 3 July 27th, 2004 02:31 PM
1st time cruiser!!! Jason R. Royal Caribbean International 3 July 12th, 2004 03:05 PM
1st time cruiser Sandi Carnival Cruise Lines 3 May 9th, 2001 05:49 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


 

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:49 AM.
design by: Themes by Design

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1