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Old August 2nd, 2008, 02:55 PM
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I have never sailed on RCCL before. Have cruised with Princess and NCL several times. Both of those lines have programs where passengers can pre-purchase bottles of alcohol for consumption in their staterooms during the course of the cruise. Does anyone know if RCCL has a similar program?

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Ray,

I am certainly not an authority but I can tell you having cruised twice on RCI's Explorer of the Seas, I know of no such plan.

You might want to query RCI Customer Relations. I'm sure they could answer your question.

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You can order wine for the stateroom, but not hard liquor.

http://www.royalcaribbean.com/giftca...q?catCode=WINE
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Hi,

I've purchased wine packages in the restaurants - if you have some left after your meal you can have it delivered to your stateroom or they keep it for you until the next night.

I would think room service could bring you a bottle of wine and some glasses too.
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They do but it is expensive. Now if you have a good travel agent you might hint about is because they can order the wine for you at a big discount!!!
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They do but it is expensive. Now if you have a good travel agent you might hint about is because they can order the wine for you at a big discount!!!
I'm not sure where you got your information from, but I am a TA and we get NO discounts for wine purchases on RCL.
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I'm not posting that information here but if you log into your account with them on their TA site, it's there.
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Okay Carnival sells the bottle of hard booze. However, nothing on there website shows that they do this. RCCL maybe the same way. I suggest you call the gift dept and ask about it. (800) 722-5443. Let's us know what they say.
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Thanks to all that reponded to my question. I did call the telephone number provided and was told that RCCL does not allow passengers to pre-purchase hard alcohol.

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Once upon a time you could have a "gift basket" containing hard liquor sent to someone on a ship (or yourself) from an outside vendor (such as JBOY). Once upon a time you could purchase a bottle of hard liquor in the duty-free shop on board and pay a "consumption" fee of $9 to take it to your stateroom. Alas, those days are gone.

You can now purchase individual drinks through room service if you want to drink in your cabin or purchase bottles of wine at ridiculously inflated prices - your choice.
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They do but it is expensive. Now if you have a good travel agent you might hint about is because they can order the wine for you at a big discount!!!
That is definitely not true. If your travel agent told you that they were being humble or polite. The cruise lines charge the same amount to TAs to order that wine.
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I am a TA and I order wine as gifts for clients at half off. Only the TA can purchase it and it is on house white and house red only. Most TA's buy gifts for their clients. If your TA does not know that you would prefer wine, they will probably send you flowers or something else. If you make your preference known, they might send you what you want. That is what I was trying to imply.
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I'm so glad I found this topic as I had never seen the Asti Spumanti on another list for the wines. I just ordered a bottle for our stateroom.
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Has anyone ever bought one of their packages? Ie: Wine & Dine Gold, platinum or Diamond? Is it worth it? We do like wine. We dont consider ourselves wine snobs and are up to trying most. Do you save if you buy in advance or should we just wait and order it each night?

Also, we were looking at the soda and juice for our teenagers. I think it would be a waste but I am not sure. We are not big pop drinkers. How much is it if we just buy them when we want them?

Thanks in advance. We are all so excited. We leave on the 28th on Freedom of the Seas and this is everyones first cruise ever!
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RCCL has a wine and dine package that you can pre-purchase. We purchased the Diamond Package (they have lesser ones called Gold and Platinum) and will get 12 bottles during our cruise (enough for a bottle for each dinner). You can pre-order bottles of your choosing through the "Wine Cellar" and have them delivered to your stateroom. If you order online they give you a discount of 20% over the normal onboard pricing. Look at the "Enhancements" tab online at the RCCL website.
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They do but it is expensive. Now if you have a good travel agent you might hint about is because they can order the wine for you at a big discount!!!

I owned my own Travel Agency for years and now just do it on the side here and there but there was never a time Travel Agents could order bottles of wine cheaper than anyone else from our travel agent sites. I WISH!
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What is pop ?!!!!
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What is pop ?!!!!
It is what people other than us "New Englanders" call Soda....lol.
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