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5-7 I love drink packages :) on my first cruise (7 day) we spent around 800 !! Good thing we had money .. And it was our first cruise our best vacation yet !! And that's not counting what we had on excursions or shore.

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Here's my story divided into 2 parts.

 

2015 Single traveler with of course the supplement.

 

Barc to Houston 16 Days

Obstructed view 1,540.00

Booze purchase 420.00 bottle wine every other day a few cocktails

Upcharge dining 40.00

Full Spa Pass 200.00 turned out to be a bust.

TOTAL 2,200.00

 

2016

Barc to Florida 13 days

BALCONY ROOM 2,100.00

Booze package 00.00 INCLUDED

Upcharge dining 00.00 6 nights so 4 more than last year

Spa Pass 00.00 it was a bust due to low ceiling and fixed

vertebrae...couldn't use the hot tub.

TOTAL 2,100.00

I will probably drink about my same 1/2 bottle of wine each night with dinner, I will probably have 2 other cocktails a day At home I usually drink 2 legit size glasses of wine with dinner nothing more...so this will be a lot more drinking than normal for me. And BTW the cocktails will probably be more fruity based...not whiskey in a glass.

 

I wish they had a different package like 2 glasses wine with dinner and 2 cocktails of your choice otherwise a day... I feel like if I was paying 64 $ a day for booze, I'd sure get my money's worth. Looking forward to seeing old friends and making new on the EPIC Departing Barc on Oct 30. John

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Maybe a glass of wine with dinner twice on a 7 day and 2 per evening in the casino but this trip January 23rd my plan is to at least DOUBLE that lol

 

 

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We spent maybe 90 bucks for our 7 day...I am a whiskey sour girl and stuck mainly with those. And only drank on the ship on sea days...plus I had my two bottles of wine.

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We had the signature beverage package as part of our deal through our discount retail big box bulk purchase organization to which we have a membership.

:D

 

Sadly, we did not abuse said package as much as I had assumed we would, nor as much as I'd have liked to.

 

I'd say on average I had 2 non alcoholic drinks on average per day (diet cokes) and then maybe 3 beers and 3 drinks a day or some combination there of. SO I was drinking on average 8 drinks a day of my allowed 15.

 

The wife and I had dreamed of sipping drinks on-stop and it never worked out that way. On HAL a lot of the bars close early (before or at 10) and you're left with 3 bars for a lot of people. So it makes it hard to go and chill and drink.

 

That said some of it was our own fault, so it's not all on HAL. But if you are not a DRINKER, I'd think twice about the drink package. I think ours was supposed to be a $450 value (each) I don't know that we'd have drank that much anyway.

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I just discovered that on Carnival you can get wine packages :) and get 3-5 vouchers, for 1 bottle of your choice. They have 3 different tiers.. But it's defiantly something to consider for my next cruise

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We typically get a bottle of Rum from the Fun Shop in the room for a 7 day cruise. With the 2 bottles of wine we bring, we really don't order but maybe 1 drink a each a day.

 

We do enjoy 2 or 3 drinks when we are wandering through a local port.

 

We have discovered that those liquid water additives, like "Mio" come in some great flavors that go well with the Rum, including one that is "close" to a Pina Colada, without the sugary added calories.

 

Therefore:

 

2 Bottles of Wine = 3 Servings per Glass = 6

1 Liter of Rum = 34 Ounces @ 2oz Each = 17 (Tervis Cups)

3 Ports @ 3 drinks per Port x 2 people = 18

1 per Day on the Boat x 2 People = 14

 

Total = 55 +/- About 4 Drinks Each per Day

 

Liter of Rum = $90

2 bottles of Wine = $10

Port Drinks = $60

Boat Drinks = $90

 

Total = $250 or about $4.55 Each

 

No wonder I am a little shaky on Disembarkation Day! :D

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Sheesh. I drink literally all day, except if we're doing an active shore excursion. I used to do mimosas in the morning but haven't for the past few cruises so I can get more water in. I don't like hard alcohol so it's either wine, beer, or preferably champagne for me. On sea days, I'd say easily 13 drinks.

Don't judge me I only drink Fridays and Saturdays when not on vacation!

 

 

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We are going on our first cruise in February 2017 and I keep going back and forth on whether or not to buy the drink package for our Carnival cruise. We don't normally drink a lot at home but we do when on vacation and the break even point would be 6 drinks a day which isn't a huge amount stretched over the course of the day but we do have 4 days at port so how much can you drink and still be in shape for the next day and then someone said long island iced tea yum oh decisions decisions lol

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None

 

About 10 to 15 Diet Cokes

 

Maybe a virgin cocktail or two

 

A few waters.

 

Maybe a coffee but not every day.

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Sheesh. I drink literally all day, except if we're doing an active shore excursion. I used to do mimosas in the morning but haven't for the past few cruises so I can get more water in. I don't like hard alcohol so it's either wine, beer, or preferably champagne for me. On sea days, I'd say easily 13 drinks.

Don't judge me I only drink Fridays and Saturdays when not on vacation!

 

 

 

Finally, someone I can relate to! My wife and I never drink during the week, and only have a few most weekends, but I like to have fun on a cruise! We can easily do 2 mimosas in the morning, a DOD and a couple of beers with lunch, 3-4 mixed drinks or beers in the afternoon, 2 glasses of wine with supper, an espresso martini with dessert, and 4-5 jack or coke or something similar at night. 10-15(on sea days) is very common. However we drink TONS of water during the day. If you continue to drink water, you will get a good buzz, but never once get drunk, or have a hangover! :cool:

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A lot. Last cruise I drank at least 10 lemon drop martinis & 2 pins coladas. That's the one we are sure of. Not saying there wasn't more. lol

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Take the package! Its easy to drink the minimum, my wife did and never drinks. I averaged 12 a day. Besides do you want to think about paying for each drink, only to find out you drank more in $ than the program costs.

 

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Finally, someone I can relate to! My wife and I never drink during the week, and only have a few most weekends, but I like to have fun on a cruise! We can easily do 2 mimosas in the morning, a DOD and a couple of beers with lunch, 3-4 mixed drinks or beers in the afternoon, 2 glasses of wine with supper, an espresso martini with dessert, and 4-5 jack or coke or something similar at night. 10-15(on sea days) is very common. However we drink TONS of water during the day. If you continue to drink water, you will get a good buzz, but never once get drunk, or have a hangover! :cool:

 

Now that they have changed the Cheers package we are going for it for sure. Looking forward