I was on the Oosterdam and apparently as of two months ago have eliminated the unlimited soda pop card. I purchased a punch card for approximately $20.00 which entitled me to 18 glasses of pop ( not full cans).
I wonder if the other lines will go that route also. Maybe some of the reason for it was the folks who sent their kids to the bar for a drink and then ended up drinking it and sending them to a different bar immediately for another one. I've seen quite a few people abuse the cards.
Mary Lou Scanlon
NCL Pride of America April 24, 2010
NCL Epic February 12, 2011
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I bought the soda card the first time we cruised on Zuiderdam, but I found I hardly used it. So I just opted for iced tea the next cruise. Still, if you love soda, you can run up a tab real soon, I'll bet!
Costing about 1 or 2 American Lincoln Cents per 8 oz glass..
Why would they limit consumption ?
Maybe Carnival Corp. the Parent now wants something else....but WHAT?
They aren't limiting consumption because of cost. They are going this route to make more money. Use your $20 drink card all up by day 4, and they can sell you another one. More profit for the shareholders.