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Drinks package

Post by oceanvillage2 » 11 Feb 2018, 11:40

HI, we are sailing on Oceana next year - very excited ! I have hunted high and low to find out how much the drinks packages are - found mine - Costa Coffee!!! My husband is a beer/cider drinker - any advice would be greatly received.

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Re: Drinks package

Post by barney » 11 Feb 2018, 13:45

The only drinks package for your husband is called " the bar " . :wave:

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Post by Stephen » 11 Feb 2018, 16:16

:lol: .

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Re: Drinks package

Post by kaymar » 13 Feb 2018, 14:47

Welcome to the forum, oceanvillage2.

Barney's response may have seemed a little flippant but, nevertheless, is probably true. Drinks packages usually cover coffee, soft drinks or wine but us poor beer drinkers just have to "pay-as-you-drink". Never mind, I'm sure your husband will cope!

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Re: Drinks package

Post by Mervyn and Trish » 13 Feb 2018, 22:20

On the plus side P&O drink prices are significantly less than most other lines

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Re: Drinks package

Post by Stephen » 14 Feb 2018, 07:12

Mervyn and Trish wrote:
13 Feb 2018, 22:20
On the plus side P&O drink prices are significantly less than most other lines
That's for sure.
Don't even think about a Celebrity cruise unless a drinks package is included or you just won the lottery jackpot.


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Re: Drinks package

Post by Ray B » 14 Feb 2018, 15:42

I have seen that some lines charge a gratuity of £8 to £10 + pp per day, (higher in posher cabins) and then put a 20% gratuity on the drinks from the bar. Another £160 on an £800 tab. :cry: :thumbdown:

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Post by barney » 14 Feb 2018, 16:36

I've never sailed with Cunard, but a friend of mine did last year and was horrified at his final bill.
He said drink prices were extortionate, but still partook as he was on holiday.
He is used to getting 10% off at the end but had 15% added to everything. So, he said it was expensive + 15%

I can't totally remember but I think he said that house wine with dinner was about $30 a bottle + 15%

We have everything we want when on holiday but don't really go mad.
I've always been quite pleasantly surprised at the end.

Like everyone, I chuck the receipts into a draw and if you take a peak halfway through it seems an awful lot of paper, but if you add them up, it's quite reasonable.

From memory, last year, I think it was under £4 for a pint.
I vaguely remember trying a few of those craft ciders. One I took a fancy to was a cloudy one, and very tasty.
It turned out it was about 8% alcohol level.
That was the night I dozed off in the theatre :lol:

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