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We are going on our second Fred Olsen cruise this summer. Our first was 2 years ago and included free drinks package and gratuities which I assume was to attract back customers after covid. However as we dont drink much alcohol we dont want to spend £50 a day on the drinks package. My question is, are guests allowed to bring on board their own non-alcoholic drinks and water? It seems some other cruise lines allow it but cant find anything for Olsen.

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For cabin use, yes.  We always take some water and soft drinks onto the ship at embarkation and then often top the supply up as we go along, bit by bit.  They will not let you take alcoholic drinks on board though.  Drink prices are not bad on Fred though.

 

If we are not on the drinks pack, we usually buy a litre bottle of spirits for cabin use, to drink with the soft drinks.  No more than about £25 generally, DH thinks it was less than that for vodka (about £22).  All drink prices seem to be going up a bit on all cruise lines, so not sure exactly.

 

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4 minutes ago, tring said:

For cabin use, yes.  We always take some water and soft drinks onto the ship at embarkation and then often top the supply up as we go along, bit by bit.  They will not let you take alcoholic drinks on board though.  Drink prices are not bad on Fred though.

 

If we are not on the drinks pack, we usually buy a litre bottle of spirits for cabin use, to drink with the soft drinks.  No more than about £25 generally, DH thinks it was less than that for vodka (about £22).  All drink prices seem to be going up a bit on all cruise lines, so not sure exactly.

 

Thanks for that. Is there a container requirement ie Can, bottle, plastic only?

 

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9 minutes ago, subterranean said:

Thanks for that. Is there a container requirement ie Can, bottle, plastic only?

 

 

Fred is being strict about not using plastics on the ship himself and a number of stock items have been changed accordingly.  Having said that we had no problems taking big plastic bottles of water on to the ship last November, but you cannot buy any plastic bottles on the ship now.  I think you can buy 6 cans of water at a reduced price for cabin use, but not that cheap.  

 

Another thing you could do is take a couple of refillable bottles and you will be allowed to fill them from the water dispensers on the buffet, as long as you use a glass to dispense them and do not fill the bottles direct.  Obviously we do not do that during the standard meal times as the machines will be in use by diners then.  

 

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