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Old July 31st, 2009, 10:50 AM
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For the HandyMan Cruiser.....

Let's Get Hammered!!!!

To funny, they put booze in anything. Okay what about just wearing it on. That right the reef Sandal has a hidden flask.


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Hi Everyone...I am new to this forum and I did a "search" to see if my question had already been asked and answered. I didn't find my question, but this thread was the closest I could find.

My question is:
The wine packages that are offered by RCCL are offered before you cruise and again when you get on the ship. Are the prices the same or do you save any $$ by buying the package ahead of time?

If this has been answered, I apologize and please direct me to the correct thread.

We are looking forward to our cruise on Mariner next month.

We are not first time cruisers, so you'd think I'd already know this answer, wouldn't you??
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unless something has changed recently, the price is the same.
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Thanks!

I was hoping it was the same price...I'd rather wait until I got on board to buy the package. But of course, if it was less expensive to do it ahead of time...I'd buy it now.
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yellosno is correct, it is the same price either way. However, it is easier to purchase ahead of time because of the mass confusion of boarding a ship, finding your stateroom, lunch, touring the ship; so to me, it's just one less thing to worry about. Cheers
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yellosno is correct, it is the same price either way. However, it is easier to purchase ahead of time because of the mass confusion of boarding a ship, finding your stateroom, lunch, touring the ship; so to me, it's just one less thing to worry about. Cheers
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I must be the only one who doesn't think drinks are extemely
expensive on ships. Beers certainly aren't $7..and gin and tonic
w/Beefeaters, Tanqueray ...about $5.50. Sure if you get the
specialty drink in a take it home glass..it's $7 plus.

We drink moderately on cruises and enjoy it. Prices seem to be
better than a good restaurant in our neck of the woods. We use to
bring a bottle of wine or two for the room while getting ready for
dinner, but no longer do so.....there is no doubt that that clause
that they could deny you passage because of alcohol just me worried
enough to stop.

Where the CL is still operating, we do enjoy that.

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I'm pulling out my receipts now:RCI EOS April 2009
Dewars rocks w/tip $6.33
Gray Goose martini w/tip $10.64
L.I. ice tea $7.75+tip
20 oz. draft beer 5.75+tip

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Dave: Ok Can't believe you still have those receipts.
and I'll admit I was talking pretip prices.
Your beer was 20 oz...
Grey Goose - top top line and yes, we know
martinis are higher priced.

Order a martini at a good steak house..prices, unless there
is a special is at least $10 plus, and GG probably more

I was talking an average drink...drink of the day and you
can still imbibe at moderate prices..IMHO.

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I'll be sailing on RCI next weekend, and you can be sure
I'll be looking at those prices.
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Does anyone know of someone who got caught? Is is just comfiscated or are you thrown of the ship?
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I must be the only one who doesn't think drinks are extemely
expensive on ships. Beers certainly aren't $7..and gin and tonic
w/Beefeaters, Tanqueray ...about $5.50. Sure if you get the
specialty drink in a take it home glass..it's $7 plus.

We drink moderately on cruises and enjoy it. Prices seem to be
better than a good restaurant in our neck of the woods. We use to
bring a bottle of wine or two for the room while getting ready for
dinner, but no longer do so.....there is no doubt that that clause
that they could deny you passage because of alcohol just me worried
enough to stop.

Where the CL is still operating, we do enjoy that.

Lou
I agree the drinks are about the same as going to a restaurant but after nine nights that could really add up. If the cruise lines decide to raise the prices, they just might lose me to the all inclusive resorts.

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If you can take in a "factory sealed" water bottle you can take in liquor. There's a site that sells the sealed caps called camocaps. net so you can empty your water bottles and fill em up with whatever but still be able to keep the seal. Best way I've seen
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We were on the Mariner of the Seas about a month ago to Mexico.
I thought the policy was 2 bottles of wine were alllowed. I was wrong.
My bag with the two bottles was not brought up to my room with my two other bags. After 3 hours, my room steward tipped me off that it was proably being held on the 1st floor due to suspected alcohol. I went down and found over 100 bags being held for inspection. I was asked if I had any alcohol in my bags. I said yes and was told to get it out and that it would be held till after the cruise. The wine was two rather expensive bottles I had brought for a special occassion to have at the specialty restaurant. I thought if you paid a corkage fee this was ok. We had done this with Celebrity only 2 months before.

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The Mariner is the strictest of all. We are on our 17rh with RCCL. Only in LA did they confiscate our wine.
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