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cajungirl 03-28-2003 10:37 AM

I've heard that it isn't worth buying the drink cards because they don't include much...What type of drinks are included on the card? Thanks!

cajungirl 03-28-2003 10:37 AM

I've heard that it isn't worth buying the drink cards because they don't include much...What type of drinks are included on the card? Thanks!

jmsettles 03-28-2003 11:33 AM

from what i understand, they don't include any alcohol......I would only purchase it if you are going to drink Alot of pop! not even sure how much the drink cards are, but we payed 2.50 on carnival for a pop which also included the tip to the server., so figure out if it will be beneficial for you.

cajungirl 03-28-2003 12:58 PM

Um...from what I understood there were alcohol drink cards you can buy...Is this true or did I misunderstand?

pgabl1 03-28-2003 01:22 PM

They do offer drink cards for soda, alcohol, and non-alcoholic beverages. I've heard not to buy a card with the intention of purchasing beer because it's priced very reasonable. I pulled this info. from RCCL's site. Hope it answers your questions.

Royal Caribbean offers several beverage programs, for both adults
and children.

Adult's Beverage Programs:

Adult Non-Alcoholic Card
This program is available to all guests nineteen (19) years of age
and up and may be purchased at all bars and lounges. This entitles
the holder to twelve (12) non-alcoholic drinks; fountain sodas, juice,
mineral water and mocktails only.

Charge per card is $29.95 inclusive of service charge.

Royal Cocktail Card
The program is available to all guests twenty-one (21) years of age
and up and may be purchased at all bars and lounges. This entitles
the holder to twelve (12) house/call brand cocktails, domestic beer
and house wine by-the-glass.

Exclusions: Premium brand and super premium brand liquors, full
bottles of water, liquor and wine, cabin sales. Non applicable to
mini bar consumption, room service and Champagne bar.

Charge per card is $39.00 plus a 15% service charge.

DKG 03-30-2003 04:42 PM

So you are saying a soda ... a diet coke or pepsi is $2.50! I have no problem with the alcohol card, but a soda for $2.50 and no refills. That seems a bit high to say the least.

Can we buy soda's off the ship and bring them on? My husband will go through $100 a day just on soda! And a bottle of water is $2.50?

Someone said you get 12 soft drinks for $30.
Alcohol is $3.40 a drink plus you have to pay a service charge on top of that, but that is reasonable and what you pay at a bar for bottom shelf liquor. I can't get over the price of soft drinks!

pgabl1 03-30-2003 06:15 PM

Here is RCCL's soda card prices.
Adult Fountain Soda Package
This program is available to all guests nineteen (19) years of age
and up and may be purchased at all bars and lounges.
3 days $15.00
4 days $19.00
5 days $24.00
7 days $33.00
10 days $46.00
11 days $50.00
12 days $55.00
14 days $65.00

15% gratuity is automatically added to the total price of the soda
package.

Soda packages are accepted at all food and beverage outlets,
including the diningroom and private destinations

pgabl1 03-30-2003 06:19 PM

They also have drink card prices for children.

Pennie

pgabl1 03-30-2003 07:01 PM

What beverages are complimentary in the diningroom?


Iced water, iced tea, lemonade, brewed coffee and hot tea.

Fountain soda is offered at $1.25 per glass, with complimentary refills
during the meal.

Can soda is offered at $1.50 per can.

amy68 04-02-2003 04:44 PM

I have to comment on this. First of all, I wish I had read pennie's responses BEFORE I went on my cruise. In that case, I wouldn't have purchased these Royal coctail cards. I read somewhere that someone was told by a security agent that bringing alcohol in your bags is perfectly fine as no laws are being broken. Now if you buy your liquor on board, then it becomes a problem since they will hold it until the end of the cruise, plus you have a custom's declaration amount you are limited to for purchases ($800.00/person $1600.00/couple) And I know for sure some people have even brought cases of their own soda on board. I was however very disappointed to find out after the fact that these drink cards offered on the ship are in fact a bargain of $40.00 (including gratuity) for 12 alcoholic drinks but like Pennie said, they are restricted to non-premium brand's. Was it worth it? I had to settle for drinks I didn't really care for. I personally feel that $6.00 (for a premium brand drink) coctail is not all that bad if you end up getting what you really want. I ended up paying for drink cards AND individual drinks. I really can't complain, I spent $200.00 on drinks (bottles of wine, soda and drink cards) for the entire 7 day cruise, this is including the 3 kids we brought with us. Figure out what you like, do your homework on cost's, and budget yourself....

Also, take advantage of what the snack bars offer for drinks. On enchantment of the seas, they had coffee, tea and water offered almost all the time (with all the fixing's, sugar, lemons etc). You can pour yourself a glass and bring it to your room. By the way, the water on the ship is the best I've ever tasted, even better than bottled water.

Amy


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