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Old January 3rd, 2007, 08:28 PM
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We will be on the 2/2/07 Norwegian Pearl cruise. Could someone post the phone # and the e-mail address to order abar set up? Thanks.

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Bar set-up number is: 866-625-1159
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I called that number about bar set ups and the woman didn't know what i was talking about and advised me to go to the website and perhaps there would be something about bar set ups. We wanted to know prices also, but we got nothing from her. ???? Is there something on line about this?
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Old January 20th, 2007, 05:13 PM
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I called it and ordered 2 bottles of whiskey. No problem.

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I called that number about bar set ups and the woman didn't know what i was talking about and advised me to go to the website and perhaps there would be something about bar set ups. We wanted to know prices also, but we got nothing from her. ???? Is there something on line about this?
Quincy, try it again; it certainly should work, but sometimes you get people who are clueless....NMnita
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Did anyone happen to get a name of someone who is not clueless? That way, if you call and get the clueless person, you could ask to be transferred to the person who knows what's going on? Anyone have a name? Anyone?

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Did anyone happen to get a name of someone who is not clueless? That way, if you call and get the clueless person, you could ask to be transferred to the person who knows what's going on? Anyone have a name? Anyone?

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Darn Ti, I don't remember the person's name we always use; let me check and see if I can find it in my records. Nita
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When I talked to NCL over the phone, the operator I spoke to also didnt have any idea about the bar setup. She told me to email the ship coordinator directly because she might have more info about it. Well, she was right, I emailed the coordinator and she called me the next day to set things up. Now Ill 3 bottles of liquor waiting for me when I arrive onboard. 8)

To email to coordinator...

shipcoordinator(insert ships name you'll be sailing)@ncl.com
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You want the name of the ship co-ordinator. The name depends on what ship you are on. When you call the 800# ask for that person or punch in their #. If you can get them give the order. I f not just leave a voice mail message and they will get back to you. I am cruising on the Pearl. The ship co-ordinator for the Pearl is Maybelline. I called the 800#, left a voice mail. She called me back an hour later and took the order. But you have to know the ship co-ordinator to ask for, otherwise you get someone who does not know what you are talking about.

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Thanks for the information about the ship coordinator. I will e-mail and hopefully get a call back. thanks again. quincy
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If that doesn't work, yes the number Magnolia Blossom gave is correct: 866-625-1159; ask for Brittany. NMnita
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One thing I dont understand is why NCL makes it so tricky to get a bar setup in rooms. Its almost like its a secret that they dont want people to know about, lol. I mean, you figure they arent losing any money on selling a bottle of liquor for $40/$55...
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But not making nearly as much as selling it by the drink in the bars. So they don't advertise the bar setup. Maybe even make it hard to order.

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That is very true...
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Please tell me what a "bar set-up" is.
What is included?
Is it something our travel agent can arrange?

Is it very expensive?
I'm not cheap but 50 bucks a bottle is ridiculous.

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Please tell me what a "bar set-up" is.
What is included?
Is it something our travel agent can arrange?

Is it very expensive?
I'm not cheap but 50 bucks a bottle is ridiculous.

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Basically you can call up NCL and arrange for a bottle or 2, or 3, or however many you feel like purchasing, of alcohol to be in your stateroom upon embarkation. Its not cheap ($40 is the cheapest), but if you look at what you'd spend at the bar on deck for the same amount, it is much cheaper.

Here is a list of the liquor NCL offers:

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Very helpful, thank you.

Those prices are for a fifth, I imagine.

Just BARELY cheaper than at the bar.
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I think they are liter bottles.
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I've always considered a fifth to be a litre.
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Bottle name fl.oz. millitiers

Miniature 1.7 50
Half Pint 6.8 200
Pint 12.7 375
Fifth 25.36 750
Liter 33.8 1000

Half Gallon 59.2 1750


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Irish is correct, those prices are for 1 liter bottles.
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ok...lemme clarify.

At the liquor stores here in the NW, I buy booze in two sizes:
1.75 litres (1/2 gallon) and the next size down which I call a fifth.
I don't have a bottle handy but I THINK it is .75.
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ok...lemme clarify.

At the liquor stores here in the NW, I buy booze in two sizes:
1.75 litres (1/2 gallon) and the next size down which I call a fifth.
I don't have a bottle handy but I THINK it is .75.
/Dan, you are probably right: a fifth used to be the standard size, many moons ago, liters are a little harder to come by, but that is what they have on the ship: It is larger than a fifth. NMnita
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Ok....I can buy a bottle in the store but not get it until we return.

BUT, we can pay more than 4 times the street price to have it delivered to our cabin!!!
As a business owner I understand the cost of money and mark up and profit. I also understand the discounts involved in volume purchases!! Oh yeah....I also get to pay a service charge of 3.00 per bar set up.
This is shameful. :evil:


Now that I'm done crying...

I ordered 2 bottles of Smirnoff and 1 Cuervo!!
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I ordered a 1 litres bottle of Johny Walker Red and 1 of Ablolute Vodka.. Price $40.00 each. Thats not too bad. I pay $29.99 for same size bottle at my local liquor store. Not sure what that would be per drink if bought at ships bars, but I think well over $200.00. If I am on the pool deck then I can just go back to my room and mix a drink and bring it back up to the pool deck to drink. Plenty of free ice and water for mixing the whisky drink and fruit juices for the votka. I think it is a pretty good deal.

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Tuffy,
Yeah, a 25% surcharge on your flavor is pretty good.

I bought 1.75 litre bottles of Smirnoff red at 15.95 each in Alameda a couple weeks ago. I will pay 40.00 for a 1 litre bottle on the ship.

The one thing I'm not understanding is ...if you buy on board they will keep it until the final night.
Is this because the store prices are actually in line with reality?
We bought some Cuervo on HAL on an Alaska cruise and they let us take it to our cabin (?).
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The one thing I'm not understanding is ...if you buy on board they will keep it until the final night.
Is this because the store prices are actually in line with reality?
We bought some Cuervo on HAL on an Alaska cruise and they let us take it to our cabin (?).
They will keep all Booze and cigaretts (carton) and deliver it to your cabin on the final night.

Why? I think the the answer is obvious.
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Ok....I can buy a bottle in the store but not get it until we return.

BUT, we can pay more than 4 times the street price to have it delivered to our cabin!!!
As a business owner I understand the cost of money and mark up and profit. I also understand the discounts involved in volume purchases!! Oh yeah....I also get to pay a service charge of 3.00 per bar set up.
This is shameful. :evil:


Now that I'm done crying...

I ordered 2 bottles of Smirnoff and 1 Cuervo!!
Don't cry; look at it this way, it isn't 4 X the amount, more like about double, depending on what you order and where you live: for DH who drinks scotch it is about double; that being said, think of how many drinks you get from a bottle: let's say 1.5 oz per drink; a liter is about 32 oz, so that is 24 drinks. If you were to buy 24 drinks at the bars I surely wouldn't want your bar bill. NMNita
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Nita, it really is four times the amount I paid in CA.
Here in the NW red goes for about 28 dollars for 1.75 litres (Note: WA taxes are 107% added to the base cost...not a typo, one hundred seven!)

28 dollars for a big bottle is 1.6 cents per ml.
Ship board 1 litre at 40 bucks is 4 cents per ml... 2 1/2 times the highest street price I have seen.

So, 4 times the cost in CA and 250% of the cost in WA. Either way they are making huge profit.
Aaaaaand I have no problem paying 5-7 bucks a drink in the bar...I just want to enjoy some drinks alone on the balcony with the good looking part of our couple.

Which brings me back to the bar set up.

Our TA contacted NCL to set up a bar for us. She was told NCL no longer provides bar set up prior to boarding. Something about claims from passengers that they never ordered the booze or that all the bottles they ordered weren't in the cabin so they're not paying, things like that. Cancelling the service makes sense to me.
She did tell us that there will be a station when we board where we can order booze for our cabin. This is a do-able solution.

The Pearl holds, like, 2300 passengers.

How long do you think that line will be?
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