I remember ordering a bottle of wine on the first night of a cruise and then feeling like the wine steward was hovering and ready to pounce every night thereafter. That was several years ago, and we haven't cruised since.
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Is there anything 'wrong' with bringing a cocktail or glass of wine to the table? If it's ok to being a cocktail to the table,is it also ok to order a glass of wine with dinner?No, and yes---in that order.
No, and yes---in that order.RuthC - I go with both your explanations! When one has been served an exceptional martini, there's no way I'm going to leave it - also, I confess to being too cheap!
When you arrive at the table, cocktail in hand, it's presumed you couldn't finish your cocktail in the lounge and didn't want to hold anyone up at dinner. (Or leave good liquor behind? Horrors!)
You certainly may order a glass of wine in the dining room, or carry an unfinished glass from the lounge as well.
We once shared a table with a family where drinking was against their faith. We asked them if it was okay for us to have wine at their table or would they rather we asked for another table. They said "no way" could we have liquor at their table. We were quickly moved to a lovely table for two.I understand why you moved to avoid a scene and to be more comfortable yourselves, but where did they get the idea it was their table? It was just as much your table as it was their's. Knowing that so many pax on a cruise ship do enjoy a cocktail or wine while dining, they really should have requested a table just seating their own family to begin with.
We once shared a table with a family where drinking was against their faith. We asked them if it was okay for us to have wine at their table or would they rather we asked for another table. They said "no way" could we have liquor at their table.I can't even imagine what I would have done in that situation. I am not sure I would have even asked if it was ok. Not like I was asking them to drink any!