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Old January 3rd, 2010, 01:35 PM
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Default Royal Caribbean ridiculous corkage fee

I just found out that if you order a bottle of wine through the "Gifts and Gear" area, or through their wine package, and have it delivered to your cabin you will be charged a $14 corkage fee if you take it to a dining room.

This is ridiculous. You have purchased the wine from Royal Caribbean at prices equal to or close to the ship's price and now they want to charge you to drink it in a dining room.

I have pre-purchased wine on almost every major cruise line and this is the only line that will charge you a corkage fee for wine purchased through the cruise line.

This is what I call "Nickle and Diming" and while it is not a deal breaker it does put Royal Caribbean in a negative light for me. I have now changed my delivery options to the dining room to avoid the charge. I wonder if they'll charge me if I decide to take the wine out of the dining room?

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Old January 4th, 2010, 11:26 AM
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That is awfully steep, I can see a buck or two, but $14.00.....no way!
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There shouldn't be a corkage fee if you bought the wine from the cruise line that is a bad idea. Carnival allows you to bring wine on board then charges a corkage fee it makes sense you didn't buy the wine from Carnival.
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Yea, that makes more sense to me, especially when you did buy the bottle from them to begin with???
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What did surprise is on NCL was there was NO corkage fee when we brought wine to the dining room...twice..they were gifts bought o the shp
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