A couple of years ago we cruised on the Zaandam. At that time, you could purchase a wine "package." It consisted of pre-paying for six bottles of wine. They had obviously an abbreviated wine list but perfectly acceptable to us. I seem to remember that it was $100 and we could order from that list at dinner and didn't have to choose at the beginning all 6. Does anyone know if HAL still offers something like that? That was a very good deal. Thanks.
Last month on the Amsterdam we had the choice of the following:
4 bottles $82.00
6 bottles $120.00
4 bottle "premium package" $175.00
Every day there is a wine desk set up (on the Amsterdam it is by the Lido deck mid-ship pool), where you can pre-order wine by the bottle at 10% off. This bargain cannot be applied to the packages, however.
The terms you describe are the same.
the selections in the wine packages have greatly been reduced. Only about 4 reds and 4 whites to choose from. We always used this before but now the selection is so limited its just as good to order bottle by bottle when they have toe 10% off for pre orders....jean