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Old November 14th, 2003, 07:13 AM
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My hubby brought home a flyer yesterday from a travel agent that is for a May 8th Hal cruise on the Z ship. It says " and Yes all drinks included" has anyone ever heard of any special sailings that do this?
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Old November 14th, 2003, 08:52 AM
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Do you mean Zuiderdam or Zaandam?
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Old November 16th, 2003, 12:52 AM
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I've never seen this on any of the mass market lines, but it's not impossible. Possibly a special group cruise? I'm curious which ship this is on. And which agency it is from. I'm not a lush, but at cruise line wine/drink prices, free beverages would be an attraction.

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Old November 16th, 2003, 05:34 PM
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I also would like to know who is offering this cruise, we take 2x14day vacations a year to a land based resort that is all inclusive, and we love that idea...jean
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Old November 17th, 2003, 11:41 AM
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Sorry all didn't get to read this board all weekend

The crusie is through
Sawtelle Travel Waverly New York phone # 607-565-9300

it is escorted by Gail Romano

Like I said before I just have the flyer my hubby found on someone's desk at work, so I am just going by what I read.
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Old November 17th, 2003, 11:42 AM
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Also it is on the Zuiderdam
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Old November 17th, 2003, 07:02 PM
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I just looked up there site. Yes, it is advertised as:

May 8 15 ALL INCLUSIVE CRUISE Eastern Caribbean
Cruise rates start at $1,535 with air & unlimited drinks!
Zuiderdam.
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Old November 18th, 2003, 12:53 AM
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Occasionally, some travel agencies will arrange a group cruise that will include ALL drinks (alcoholic included.) There is a radio personality here in Milwaukee who hosts a group cruise yearly (so far always on NCL - if he ever changes cruise lines he will get my presence on his cruise!) and it is an all-inclusive cruise. You will usually be charged a lot more for a regular cabin that what you could do on your own. Do the math and figure how many drinks per day you would drink (soda, alcoholic, speciality coffees, etc.) and try and figure out if you will be ahead or behind in the cost of the cruise.

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Old November 19th, 2003, 08:27 PM
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The catch could be what kind of drinks are included. Hal has some pretty expensive bottles on the shelves. I have seen Johnny Walker Blue which cost big bucks. Then there are the special coffee drinks, the fruity tuti drinks etc.
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Old November 26th, 2003, 04:02 AM
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That is so intriguing, I've never heard of all inclusive on a cruise. Mind you I have always been open bar by Mastercard, it's what I do not spend in the Casino.
Is this a concept to come. Not a bad idea. Add 20% to my cruise fare and let me go nuts on MaiTai's (both of them).
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Old November 29th, 2003, 10:40 AM
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As someone that may have 20 drinks all week on a cruise, this would not be economically viable at 20% cruise price increase!

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Old November 30th, 2003, 10:38 AM
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I was curious about this package. I have sent an email asking for more information and some clarification on the drinks. Will post when I receive a response.
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Old December 2nd, 2003, 04:52 PM
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Gizmo, I have always threatened my DH that I am going to order a shot of the Cognac that lists for $90 a shot, maybe on this cruise I might get to try it!!!....jean
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Old December 2nd, 2003, 05:44 PM
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at your cognac.

Mr.Gizmo ordered Johnny Walker Blue once. I don't remember the price but I almost had a stroke. It was the ONE and ONLY time! Once was enough !!!!

I had an email from the TA today. It said ALL drinks. She is sending prices and more details. Apparently you receive a card that you just give the bartender. hmmmmmmmm

I would like to see you order that $90 cognac with that card!!!!!
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