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Old October 6th, 2006, 11:19 AM
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When I was on the Freedom of the Seas, I began my life as a Martini drinker...I think I have zeroed in on my fave[the appletini], but I am so open to try new things!

Phyl mentioned in chat the other night, a certain wine she loved. Since I am not a knowledgable drinker, and don't have the experience of trying interesting wines,[Beringer girl here] I am asking all my fellow crusiers to suggest their faves, wine & cocktails, with a brief description, to make us all want to try something new!
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Old October 6th, 2006, 11:28 AM
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Me: Beefeater martini - three "real" cocktail olives. Or Marker's Mark Bourbon on the rocks.
Betty: Vodka Tonic: Extra Lime. She also likes a shot of tequila with salt and lime.

Nothing extravagant.

I will admit that for a fu fu drink I did like the Ocean Breeze on Island Princess. Haven't had one as good since.

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Mike - I remember when you ordered that Ocean Breeze - I think Mark from Australia was the bartender when you ordered it.

I love trying out all the different martinis....but I've been leaning toward Stoly or Grey Goose on the rocks with extra olives. I also love a good Cabernet Sauvignon..............Robert Mondavi or Jack London are good ones - have a couple of glasses with dinner.
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Our favorite drinks;
Wines : Chardonnay, Mondovie, Gurdige Hills
Beers : Grolsch, Sam Adams dark, Scotch on rocks (Earl)
cocktails: Long Island ice tea, Margarita, Madrus,Tequila Sunrise
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Old October 7th, 2006, 07:34 AM
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Many yrs ago, I sipped a real old style Martini, and never tasted one again, until the girly ones came out.. I am not a big drinker, so anything that tastes really like booze is not for me...Foo Foo is a good thing!

Are the wines mentiones dry, sweet etc? For instance,what's in a Madras?
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Old October 7th, 2006, 08:53 AM
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Trip,
A Madrus is orange juice, Vodka, and a spash of cranbery juice floated on top.
i also like Sex on the beach, which is vodka,midori,cranberry juice, oj.
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A Madrus is orange juice, Vodka, and a spash of cranbery juice floated on top.
i also like Sex on the beach, which is vodka,midori,cranberry juice, oj.
Carole 8)
Doesn't Sex on the Beach usually follow consumption of large quantities of Alcohol ?

My preferences are the Appletini (reminds me of Jolly Ranchers), any Rum drink, and canadian beer (Labatts or Molson). However, I'm not a big wine drinker.
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I like frou frou drinks and sweet martinis - the more calories, the better.

If I'm being good I'll have wine or champagne.

And I love a refreshing beer.

I'm open to trying pretty much anything. Usually on a cruise I'll get whatever's on special that day.

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O boy dont get me started---lol
I'll try almost anything once-----

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I usually like really good Pino Grigio. On hot days, like sitting around the pool an ice cold beer is my drink. Then again a fruity rum drink, or margarita is always good....don't get me started.
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Absolut Mandrin and club soda or a nice margarita for me....Dave will have a beer here and there....I haven't had a glass of wine since the Thanksgiving I don't remember.....think it was 1995......
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Love a BBC (Baileys, banana and coloada) ... also a Pina Coloada when I splurge on the calories and sugar! In the meantime - Miller Lite or Cutty Sark scotch w/water in a tall glass with a glass of water on the side to weaken it/stretch it out ... and Chardonay for wine these days though it used to be Chablis ... but always white wine - and never champagne which gives me a headache.
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I like Appletini's for martini drink, Malibu rum on the rocks, or Malibu and cranberry-all are great, and for a real hot day-a cold beer (Michelob Ultra)
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Nothing fancy here. My very favorite is a gin and tonic, but I also like a good Cab.

Keith cannot drink alcoholic beverages at all because of his anti-seizure med. He likes nonalcoholic O'Doule's or Sharp's beers.

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Old October 9th, 2006, 08:35 PM
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I like wine, Kendal Jackson or Beringer are ok, I'm not fussy really.

I drink beer now and then, usually MGD, and I've switched to Lite lately.

I do like margarita's, too usually around lunch time!!! :-)

Both my sisters have health issues so I drink O'Doul's when I'm with
them, which is pretty good actually.

By the way, I'm talking on a cruise here, I don't generally drink at lunch every day!
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I am not much of a drinker, never was....until I discovered cruising, and those tempting daily specials! So far, the best drink I've ever had was the Bailey's Bushwacker, available at the very top of the Sky Tram in St. Thomas. Makes that shaky gondola ride up the mountain worth it!
Also love the frozen Margaritas available at Happy Hours on the pier in St. Maarten. Have to go back to both places just for those 2 drinks!

On the Century cruise, I will have to try an official Margaritaville Margarita!

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Sems like I'm not the only one who really doesn't drink much at home, maybe one when we go out to dinner. But on a cruise, at least 2-3 per day, funny how they just taste soooo good.
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My favorite wine is Camus Conundrum. It is a white wine that has a hint of sweetness to it, and just a nice clean crispness. How's that for wine description?

I like wine, as well as other drinks, but I find that one glass is about all I can handle at any given time. I have also found that I really do prefer a red wine with meats and a white wine when I'm having seafood.

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Old October 17th, 2006, 12:14 PM
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Phyll:

That sounds like a great wine. Betty would probably love it.

Actually: I'll toss down a good coffee. I hope that the Cova cafe is good. It used to be very good. The Coffee Bar on Statendam (HAL) was excellent but didn't have the chocolate.

I'm looking forward to a good cup, or four, of coffee each day of the cruise.

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Since Mike mentioned coffee, I don't remember from my other Centruy cruise...is there a coffee bar onboard?

Last night in chat, my last years cruise pal came in and we discussed how many blips our Zuiderdam cruise had..one of those blips, was the coffee bar, which had the oddest hours..one would think after dinner you could get a cup..I had the most devine white chocolate cocoa, and I am hoping that Maybe the Century offers that, somewhere on board.

If they do, that, and an appletini will make me grin!
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Mike - I was at the Cova Cafe a couple of times a day for a Cafe Latte which always included a Cova chocolate candy (yum).

Just so happened that I picked up the menu last April on the Millie and they do have Cioccolata (hot chocolate) $2.50 and Melange (hot chocolate with whipped cream) $3.75 - they also have iced chocolate for the $3.75.

They also have a pastry area open twice a day - FREE - which was right across from the Cafe bar.

You want any other info about what they serve and the cost, let me know.
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Nut,

That is what I missed about the coffe bar on Statendam. No chocolate with my latte. I really enjoyed that extra touch on Mercury and Millenium. However, the latte's were much better on Statendam and less expensive. Perhaps, Century will make up for it.

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Mike - I've found that Celebrity's prices for almost everything are more expensive than Princess - haven't travelled on HAL as yet. Probably won't cuz next cruise after this back-to-back is to return to the Coral in April.

Like the credit onboard of $100 for booking future cruises, and a real fridge and playing trivia (and winning on both X and Princess) and since I've become Platinum, FREE internet ... that was worth over $100 on my 7 day Caribbean Princess trip last November.

The latte on Princess was $2.10 with tip but no Cova chocolate.
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Can you get just plain coffee at no charge ?
I really prefer just plain coffee--- nothing in it--- I save my calories for other things ---like the free pastries---lol and all the other food I eat while I'm on a cruise-----
Just sort of wondering too if the coffee is better at the bar than else were on the ship-----seems to be that way on some of my other cruises---
Thanks Jane or anyone else that has an answer to this question
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April;

Plain coffee is no extra charge in the dining room, lido buffet and room service. It is extra charge in the Cova Cafe.

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Thanks Mike
Do you know if its better coffee than whats served in the other places ? Thinking gourmet roast or other blends ?
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I remember being at the Cova Cafe on the Summit alot but not sure if it was more for the pastry than the coffees!! :-)

I'll give it a try on the Century, definitely as lately I'm into cappuccino!

I ran up quite a bill being on the Sea Princess for 21 days! The lobby bar
was steps away from my cabin and the tray of goodies was hard to pass by! I'd have a cappuccino every morning before heading to the buffet,
substinance to climb the 120 steps to the buffet!
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Gosh Susie - climbing 120 steps (but who's counting ) would work off the pastries and cappucino. I go for the decaf latte and the elevator to the buffet.

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