RSSC charge extra $$$ upfront so you don't have to pay for water and drinks onboard.
I don't mind the "pay as you go" system as we very seldom drink and I can drink the tap water.
Our drink bill for a 14 day cruise on Oceania is under $50.
When I compare that to the extra fare on RSSC I save about $2000.+
Different priorites for different people
Alexandr Pushkin, Carnival-Holiday, HAL-(old)Westerdam, Orient lines-Marco Polo, Royal Olympic-Olympic, NCL-Dream, Dawn-Princess, ACCL-Grande Caribe, Oceania-Insignia (3), Regatta(4) Marina (1) St Lawrence Cruise Lines-Canadian Empress
Scenic River cruise June 11,2012