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Old July 17th, 2006, 03:21 PM
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Default Follow-up> Would you cruise a "dry" ship?

We've had the smoke-free Paradise crash and burn as a concept.

How do you think a booze-free cruise would fly?

No obnoxious drunks, for one...... probably exponentially more chair-hogs and buffet line cutters (to compensate) though

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Old July 17th, 2006, 03:24 PM
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No, I would not.
I like to have the choice to have a drink.
I don't drink soda or iced tea, so I'd pretty much be drinking water the whole trip.

I like my margaritas and mojitos, thank you.
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Old July 17th, 2006, 03:53 PM
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I'd pass on this cruise as well. Just not my thing.
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Old July 17th, 2006, 05:58 PM
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Default Followup: Would You Cruise a "Dry" Ship?

I doubt it . . . too boring. I, too, want a choice in whether I imbibe or not.
When I return from a shore excursion, hot, sweaty, and tired, I look forward to a gin and tonic!
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Old July 17th, 2006, 06:37 PM
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I'd book and go in a heartbeat, however it would make the "people watching" less interesting.
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Old July 17th, 2006, 07:15 PM
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Absolutely, positively, even at half the price of the cruise, no way.

Don't mark me down as un-decided

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As long as the Casino is still there, I would consider it. But it would have to be only a 3 or 4 day cruise....I would miss my Parrot Bay.
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Old July 17th, 2006, 08:02 PM
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Much much more than a booze-free ship, I would love it if a smoke-free ship came back!

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would never work..know why..cruise lines use the "bait and switch" method to get you onboard (bait is $399 pp inside cabins)..with the clear understanding that they will make their money on the back end with high onboard revenue of which alcohol and gambling are the two prime sources

therefore they could offer the alcoholic free cruise but it would cost you a fortune in upfront cabin cost

besides, I enjoy watching the drunk bikini clad young ladies at the pool deck during the day (VBG)
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Old July 17th, 2006, 09:13 PM
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Hey Venice:

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Agree with Rollerdonna
Rather have a smoke free ship!

I definitely would not cruise on a ship with no alcohol served. I would miss my frozen thingies!!!!
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I guess we would have to smuggle the "stuff" on and stay in the room the entire trip.
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The question for me would be, "WHY would I book a dry cruise"?

I suppose if maybe the Pope was onboard and granted me a private audience, I MIGHT consider it. But then, we'd still have some wine together.

Count me as a "no".
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Nope. I want the option to have a drink or not, my choice.
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The fares would be too high. Just look at Disney with their casino free ships, there fares are not family friendly at all BUT they still make the money...go figure.....non smoking and no alcohol..sure I would do it IF I could afford it
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My husband and I had the good fortune of having a long conversation with one of the hotel managers aboard a HAL ship last year.
My husband asked him about the top money maker for a cruise line.
He said it is the excursions.
He also said that the casinos rank very low as money makers. When my husband asked why, he said that most Americans [at least the ones on cruise ships] are not big gamblers.
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