Interesting...where did you get that information? I haven't seen it anywhere.
It doesn't sound too bad to me. My bar tab on my last seven day trip on AOS was about $600 between my wife and I. That did include a couple of decent bottles of wine, though. I am sure I would gain more weight trying to make sure that I got my money's worth.
I will probably try one of the packages on my next trip, if available.
Thanks for the information. I will be interested in seeing what the usual suspects say.