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Hello, folks.

 

[some of you have seen earlier versions of this message, but it has always been posted previously as a reply within a thread started by another person. I decided today to use this message to start a new thread for a couple of reasons, but especially because of "enhancements" that I have made here and there -- made in part because of suggestions by some of you. Various "no-extra-charge," non-alcoholic beverages have been added. Also the list of wines available by the glass now has notations showing which can be ordered in the main dining rooms. Thank you.]

 

In order to help you decide whether or not a Celebrity beverage package would be "worth it" to you, you need to know what will be available and at what price per glass.

 

Here is a series of lists of the various kinds of beverages found on 2010 menus aboard the Solstice. (I presume that the same/similar menus will be found aboard Equinox, etc. -- but I cannot guarantee it!) Photos of the Solstice menus are on the Internet and have been linked by other CC members in the recent past. I copied all this info from those dozens of photos. The numbers after the items' names are the prices in dollars.

 

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===> Coffees and Teas (at Cafe al Bacio and/or the Lawn Club):

 

[ESPRESSO AND HOT CHOCOLATE:]

Ristretto or Espresso [half or single shot] 3.0

Espresso Doppio [double shot] 4.0

Espresso Macchiato [w. steamed milk] 3.0

Hot Chocolate 4.0

 

[ESPRESSO-BASED:]

Cappuccino 4.0

Caffe Latte 4.0

Caffe Americano 4.0

Caffe Mocha 4.0

White Chocolate Mocha 4.0

Caramel Macchiato 4.0

La Crème 5.0

Caffe Viennese 6.0

Espresso Ai Frutti Di Bosco 6.0

Espresso Crocante 6.0

Espresso Caraibico 6.0

Espresso Melba 6.0

Caffe Shakerato [iced] 5.0

Ice Bianco Espresso 5.0

Affogato [w choc syr over gelato] 5.0

Caffe Frappe w. Chocolate. Iglu 5.0

Caffe Frappe w. Vanilla Iglu 5.0

[For 0.5 more, add splash of almond, amaretto, caramel, cherry,

cinnamon, coconut, hazelnut, Irish crème, raspberry, vanilla]

 

[TEAS:]

Earl Gray 4.0

English Breakfast 4.0

Estate Darjeeling 4.0

Bombay Chai 4.0

Formosa Oolong 4.0

Vienna Cinnamon 4.0

Raspberry Nectar [caff-free] 4.0

Ginger [caffeine-free] 4.0

Citrus Mint [caffeine-free] 4.0

Chamomile Tisane [caffeine-free] 4.0

Jasmine Green [low caff] 4.0

African Solstice [caffeine-free] 4.0

Ceylon Organic [iced] 5.0

Pomegranate Blackberry [iced] 5.0

White Ginger Pear [iced] 5.0

Republic of Tea Darjeeling [uS] 6.0

Rep. of Tea Blackb. Sage [uS] 6.0

Rep. of Tea Passion Fruit [uS] 6.0

Rep. of Tea Ginger Peach [uS] 6.0

Rep. of Tea Raspb. Quince [uS] 6.0

Rep. of Tea Mango Ceylon [uS] 6.0

Arizona Premium Ice Tea 3.0

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===> Other Non-Alcoholic Beverages:

 

[bEVERAGES FOUND IN BUFFET (SELF-DISPENSED) AND IN RESTAURANTS/DINING ROOMS (SERVED FOR NO EXTRA CHARGE), BUT NOT NECESSARILY AVAILABLE ALL DAY:]

Water (tap)

Ice Tea

Tea (hot, self-made with a teabag)

Coffee (regular or decaffeinated)

Milk (whole or skim)

Lemonade

Fruit Punch

Passaguava (Passionfruit/Guava) Juice [at AquaSpa Cafe]

Juices (some available in MDR, but not in buffet): Orange, Pineapple, Grapefruit, Prune, Apple, Tomato, V-8

 

[JUICES (FRESH-SQUEEZED AND/OR BOTTLED):]

Orange Juice 2.5

Pineapple Juice 2.5

Tomato Juice 2.5

Apple Juice 2.5

Grapefruit 2.5

Cranberry 2.5

 

[sOFT DRINKS:]

Coca Cola 2.0

Coke Zero 2.0

Diet Coke 2.0

Fanta Orange 2.0

Sprite 2.0

Diet Sprite 2.0

Barq's Root Beer 2.0

Ginger Ale 2.0 [brand unknown to me]

Tonic Water 2.0 [brand unknown to me]

 

[OTHER NON-ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES:]

San Pellegrino Premium Water 2.5

Evian Premium Water 2.5

Perrier Premium Water 2.5

Evian/San Pellegrino (large) 4.0

O'Doul's Non-Alcoholic Beer 5.0

Buckler Non-Alcoholic Beer 6.0

Red Bull Energy Drink 5.0

Red Bull Light Energy Drink 5.0

__ [Next 1 at least at Oceanview Bar:]

Jungle Man 7.5

__ [Next 2 at least at Pool Bar & Lawn Club:]

Metromint Chocolate Water 3.5

Metromint Spearmint Water 3.5

__ [Next 3 at least at Oceanview & Pool Bars:]

Glaceau Vitaminwaters:

Power-C (Dragonfruit) 3.5

Energy (Tropical Citrus) 3.5

Revive (Fruit Punch) 3.5

__ [Next 3 at least at Passport Bar:]

Winter Solstice 4.0

Rainbow Punch 4.0

Raspberry Lemonade 4.0

__ [Next 4 at least at Pool Bar & Lawn Club:]

Hint Strawberry Water 3.5

Hint Tropical Punch Water 3.5

Hint Mango Water 3.5

Hint Watermelon Water 3.5

 

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===> Wines and Liqueurs served by the glass:

[NOTE: An "m" after the price indicates that the wine was listed on a menu as available by the glass in the Main Dining Rooms. A wine that has no "m" should be available at one or more of the bars.]

 

[WHITE WINES:]

Paul Jaboulet, Viognier 5.5 m

Roux, Pouilly-Fuisse' 9.0 m

Michel Redde, Pouilly-Fume' 8.5 m

Barton, Sauternes 7.0 m

Selbach, Riesling 6.0 m

SA Prum, Riesling Essence 6.0

Pacific Rim, Riesling 9.0 m

Benziger, Chardonnay 9.0

St. Francis, Chardonnay 8.0 m

Celebrity, Chardonnay 9.0 m

Wente, Chardonnay 8.5

Il Borro, Chardonnay 9.5

Sothern Right, Sauvignon Blanc 6.5 m

Babich, Sauvignon Blanc 8.5

Southern Right, Sauvignon Blanc 6.5

Cakebread, Sauvignon Blanc 10

Fantinel, Pinot Grigio 7.0

Corte Giara, Pinot Grigio 7.0

Bollino, Pinot Grigio 7.5 m

 

[RED WINES:]

Antinori, Chianti Classico Riserva 9.5

Tenuta di Nozzole, Chianti Classico Riserva 8.5

Nickel & Nickel, Pinot Noir 11.5 m

Kendall Jackson, Pinot Noir 8.0

Grove Mill, Pinot Noir 11.0

Wente, Cabernet Sauvignon 7.5

Celebrity, Cabernet Sauvignon 9.0 m

Heritage, Cabernet Sauvignon 7.5

Pian de Nova, Cabernet Sauvignon 10.5

Heron's Nest, Cabernet Sauvignon/Pinotage 5.5 m

Bodegas Renacer, Malbec 6.0

Antinori, Sangiovesse 12.0

Calina, Carmenere 8.5

Marques de Concordia, Tempranillo 6.5

Il Borro, Super Tuscan 9.0 m

Fantinel, Merlot 7.0 m

Rutherford, Merlot 8.0 m

Superieur, Chateau Castera 8.5 m

Peter Lehmann, Shiraz 8.0 m

 

[DIGESTIFS:]

Fonseca, Port 7.0 m

Warre's 1982, Port 11.0

Dry Sack, Sherry 6.0

Harvey's Bristol Cream Sherry 6.0

Tio Pepe, Sherry 6.0

Courvoisier VS, Cognac 7.0

Courvoisier VSOP, Cognac 8.5

Carlos I, Brandy 7.0

Lepanto, Brandy 9.5

Armagnac Cles de Ducs VSOP 6

Armagnac Cles de Ducs XO 9.0

 

[sAKE:]

Hana Lychee Sake 7.0

Hana Fuji Apple Sake 7.0

Black and Gold 6.0

 

[ROSE'/BLUSH WINES:]

Colombo, Rose' de Provence 6.5 m

Beringer, White Zinfandel 5.5 m

Tenuta Guada al Tasso, Scalabrone 7.0

 

[sPARKLING WINES:]

Domaine Chandon, Brut 8.5

Celebrity, Brut 8.0

Domaine Carneros, Brut 9.0

Fantinel Prosecco, Spumante 7.0 m

Montesina, Spumante 10.5

 

[LIQUEURS:]

__ [at least at Michael's Club:]

Extase XO 12.0

Benedictine 6.0

Drambuie 6.0

Sambuca 7.0

Massenez Framboise 10.0

Massenez Kirsch 10.0

Massenez Poire 10.0

[The availability of at least some of the following seems likely, but is not certain to me at this time, and the prices are unknown to me: Frangelico ... Cointreau ... Curacao ... Grand Marnier ... Bailey's Irish Cream ... Amaretto ... Southern Comfort ... Anisette ... Ouzo ... Pernod ... Midori ... Limoncello.]

 

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===> Beer/Ale/Stout/Cider:

 

Coors Light 4.5

Beck's 5.0

Heineken 5.0

Heineken Light 5.0

Samuel Adams 5.0

Franziskaner 5.0

Dos Equis 5.0

Grolsch 6.0

Red Stripe 5.0

Murphy's Stout 6.0

Hoegaaden 6.0

Guinness Stout 6.0

Newcastle Brown Ale 6.0

Boddington's Ale 6.0

Leffe Blonde 5.0

Stella Artois 6.0

Peroni 6.5

Miller Lite 4.5

Budweiser 4.5

Bud Light 4.5

Michelob Light 4.5

Amstel Light 5.0

Corona 5.0

Corona Light 5.0

Stella Artois 6.0

Bohemia 6.0

Carlsberg 6.0

Sapporo Reserve 6.0

Dogfish Head Brown Ale 6.5

Dogfish Head 90 Min. Imperial 6.5

Kingfisher 6.5

Singha 6.5

Warsteiner 6.5

Smirnoff Ice Malt 5.0

Bacardi Ice Malt 5.0

Flying Dog Wheat Ale 6.5

Flying Dog Pale Ale 6.5

Magic Hat #9 Ale 6.5

Magic Hat Lucky Kat Ale 6.5

Brooklyn Brown Ale 6.5

Brooklyn Lager 6.5

Woodpecker Cider 6.5

Strongbow Cider 5.0

San Miguel 5.0

Tiger 5.0

Tsingtao 6.0

Kirin Ichiban 6.0

Hitachino Red Rice 8.0

Hitachino Classic Ale 8.0

Hitachino Ginger Ale 8.0

 

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===> Martinis at Martini Bar and/or Ensemble Lounge:

 

[$10 EACH UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED:]

Sapphire Ginlet

Skinny Martini

Tropitini

Sunset Martini

Sapphire French75

Eurekatini

Decadence Express

Caipirtini

Classic Martini

Apple M.

Fresca M.

Peartini

Raspberry Lemonade M.

Lychee M.

Flirtini

Margaritatini

Almond Joy M

Paradise M

Blue Wave M

French M

Sapphire London Club

Jaliscotini

Banana Split M.

Cognac Blue M.

Twenty-Year Martini 11.0

Cosmopolitan

Summer Solstice M.

Pomegranate

Sapphire Collintini

Navy Martini 9.0

Dynasty M. [silk Harvest signature drink] 9.0

 

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===> Miscellaneous Cocktails (i.e., Mixed Drinks):

 

[DAILY SPECIALS:]

Sunday - London Ice Tea 5.0

Monday - Yellow Jacket 5.0

Tuesday - Big Apple Martini 5.0

Wed'day - FullMoon Margarita 5.0

Thursday - Old Temptation 5.0

Friday - Metropolitan 5.0

Saturday - Red Sand 5.0

 

[MOLECULAR BAR SPECIALTIES:]

Coming Up Roses 12.0

Berry Patch 12.0

Cazarita 12.0

Dragonfly 12.0

Hawaiian Lava 12.0

South of the Rio 12.0

Tanned Russian 12.0

Watermelon Felon 12.0

Pisco Cocktail 12.0

Ginger Mojito 12.0

Autumn Breeze 12.0

Lucky Cat 12.0

 

[OTHER COCKTAILS LISTED ON MENUS:]

Wild Berry Mojito 7.5

Patron Silver Margaritas: each 8.5

_ Classic

_ Coyote

_ Peach

_ Mango

_ Strawberry

_ Watermelon

_ Green Apple

Pyrat Mojito 7.5

X Sangria 7.5

Three Breeze 7.0

Equinox 8.5

Pacific Navel 9.0

Sevilla 7.0

Cherry Caipiroska 7.0

Adelita 9.0

Taylor Made 9.0

Mojitos: each 6.0

_ Classic

_ Raspberry

_ Mango

_ Watermelon

PinaColada 6.0

Margaritas, frozen: each 6.0

_ Grapefruit

_ Raspberry

_ Strawberry

_ Watermelon

_ Peach

Lava Flow 6.0

Frozen Bellini 6.0

Mai Tai 7.5

Pink Coconut 7.5

Casino Royale 9.0

Hawaiian Blossom 9.0

Ritz Cocktail 9.0

Prosecco Punch 9.0

Eureka 7.0

Summer Solstice 7.0

Prestige Cocktail 7.0

Cuzco (in a souvenir glass) 12.0

Rose' Sangria 7.0? [pitcher: 28.0]

Mai Tai (delux w Pyrat XO rum) 9.0

Apple Nog 7.0

Sunset Breeze 9.0

Irish Coffee 7.0

Ocean Breeze (Murano signature drink) 9

Tru Blu (Blu signature drink) 9.0

Fragoli Toscano (Tuscan Grille signature drink) 9

 

["STANDARD" COCKTAILS NOT LISTED ON MENUS, BUT PROBABLY AVAILABLE (AT UNKNOWN PRICES):]

Black Russian

Harvey Wallbanger

Whiskey Sour

Manhattan

Brandy Alexander

Sidecar

Singapore Sling

Stinger

Zombie

Tom Collins

Blue Hawaii

Daiquiri

Link Up

Orange Tundra

Rum Swizzle

Tequila Sunrise

Bloody Mary

Mimosa

French Connection

Paradise

Hayride

Bay Breeze

Goldeneye

Four Men In a Boat

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Thanks for all the info. I see my first choice for Pinot Noir is not avaiable in the MDR...which measn I will be "forced" to drink the one that is $11 a glass. I was planning on getting the premium package anyway. Can't wait to try some of those drinks listed for the Molecular Bar

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jg51,

Thank you for the list - you've pretty much covered all the bases. It will definitely be worth my while to get the Premium package. I may not break even each day, but overall I think I'll come close. I love specialty coffees (lattes, espresso etc.) and was pleasantly surprised to see Hint Water on the list (though they don't have my favorite flavor, Honeydew-Hibiscus). I love that stuff.

 

Susan

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Hi, many thanks for the list, we are thinking of the Classic Alcoholic package, but we were wondering if you can use the package in the Speciality dining rooms i.e. the tuscan grille.

if you can then great if not then it makes the prices a bit steep if you want to eat in them other than the main dining room.

 

Sam:)

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jg51,

Thank you for the list - you've pretty much covered all the bases. It will definitely be worth my while to get the Premium package. I may not break even each day, but overall I think I'll come close. I love specialty coffees (lattes, espresso etc.) and was pleasantly surprised to see Hint Water on the list, I love that stuff.

 

Susan

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I see that there are some nice bottled waters on your list that you can get with the package. Is it possible to get more than one bottle at a time? I ask this because when going ashore, I'd like to bring a couple with me, but heard that you can only get one "drink" at a time with the card. Has anyone done this before? Thanks!

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Thanks to everyone.

 

I enjoyed reading ALL of the responses -- from the serious ones (e.g., City_Woman), to the funny ones (e.g., Jerry and Shelly), to the informative ones (e.g., dzcruisers).

 

I greatly appreciate the tip, "BKFlowerMound," about the "off-menu" drinks available in the Molecular Bar.

 

Hello, "pisces223."

You heard correctly. You can get only one bottle of water with your card. If you are traveling with someone who also has a card, you can get two bottles, but both cards must be presented (even if by just one person). Are you sure that you need more than one bottle? Did you notice that you can get a large Evian or San Pellegrino, which (I believe) are about 34 ounces (= just over one quart/liter). [Excuse me if this seems "indelicate," but if you take too much water ashore, you may be constantly in search of a restroom.]

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Just off the Millennium for a 7 day in Alaska. We purchased the premium drink package. I loved it. In 7 days, i had 88 drinks that were on the final bill. It was well worth it. I would run to cafe cove first thing in the am in sweats and a t shirt, and grab a latte. I would grab a large water for the excursions, wine in the afternoon and drinks at night. It was great to order different drinks that I normally would not try since I didn't have to worry about the final bill. I only felt any attitude from the server at dinner. He just didn't seem to want to get me a second glass of wine. I learned to swing by the bar on the way into dinner, that way I had a glass and could order a second one at dinner.

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A thousand and one thanks for this! We will sit down to do the math to decide--to beverage package or not beverage package, that is the question. You've made finding the answer a lot easier.:D

 

We are cruising with first timers and this will be most helpful to them as well.

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To print her list, click on the number 1 on the right side top of post. That will take you to a single printable page. No need to copy and paste!

Actually it is 7 printable pages. Glad I put it on "draft." :D

 

Thanks for the tip. The list is now in my cruise folder.

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Are the lattes and special coffee drinks available on classic or just premium ... or better said ... is ANY drink under 8 dollars available on classic ... like a frozen margarita or daquiri's ---would they be available on classic ???

 

is premium just good for the molecular martinis and high end scotch ??? better wine ???

 

thanks

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Has anyone ever tried adding a drink package mid-way in the cruise? We will be on the Mercury for 12 nights in November. 5 of those days will be in port, and we don't think it will be very economical for port days. We were leaning towards going a la carte until day 7 or 8 and then trying to pick up the premium package for the rest of the cruise. Is this possible?

 

Thanks.

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Thank you, mods!!

 

I requested this thread be made a sticky so that folks with questions could be directed right to it, rather than making sure it stayed "bumped" onto the first page, since the OP, jg51, was kind enough to compile all the prices together - it would be a shame to have it "lost" on the boards.

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Martinis at Martini Bar and/or Ensemble Lounge:

 

Sapphire Ginlet

Skinny Martini

Tropitini

Sunset Martini

Sapphire French75

Eurekatini

Decadence Express

Caipirtini

Classic Martini

Apple M.

Fresca M.

Peartini

Raspberry Lemonade M.

Lychee M.

Flirtini

Margaritatini

Almond Joy M

Paradise M

Blue Wave M

French M

Sapphire London Club

Jaliscotini

Banana Split M.

Cognac Blue M.

Twenty-Year Martini 11.0

Cosmopolitan

Summer Solstice M.

Pomegranate

Sapphire Collintini

Navy Martini 9.0

Dynasty M. [silk Harvest signature drink] 9.0

 

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===> Miscellaneous Cocktails (i.e., Mixed Drinks):

 

[DAILY SPECIALS:]

Sunday - London Ice Tea 5.0

Monday - Yellow Jacket 5.0

Tuesday - Big Apple Martini 5.0

Wed'day - FullMoon Margarita 5.0

Thursday - Old Temptation 5.0

Friday - Metropolitan 5.0

Saturday - Red Sand 5.0

 

[MOLECULAR BAR SPECIALTIES:]

Coming Up Roses 12.0

Berry Patch 12.0

Cazarita 12.0

Dragonfly 12.0

Hawaiian Lava 12.0

South of the Rio 12.0

Tanned Russian 12.0

Watermelon Felon 12.0

Pisco Cocktail 12.0

Ginger Mojito 12.0

Autumn Breeze 12.0

Lucky Cat 12.0

Thank you again JG51!

 

Where is the Molecular bar on Solstice?

Are the daily specialty drinks the only ones that come in a souvenir glass unless you request a regular glass?

What martinis have you all tried and which ones are your favorites?

 

Still debating on getting the premium drink package versus no package at all. It's been a long "debate"! Wish DH would just offer it as a gift...

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I liked the price list and I am trying to decide on a wine package or classic package. Anyone have comments on wine packages? I don't usually drink cocktails, just wine with dinner. However, I would enjoy the juices and teas.

I am going on the Solstice Oct 24.

Thanks

Tom:)

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Hello, "pisces223."

You heard correctly. You can get only one bottle of water with your card. If you are traveling with someone who also has a card, you can get two bottles, but both cards must be presented (even if by just one person). Are you sure that you need more than one bottle? Did you notice that you can get a large Evian or San Pellegrino, which (I believe) are about 34 ounces (= just over one quart/liter). [Excuse me if this seems "indelicate," but if you take too much water ashore, you may be constantly in search of a restroom.]

Thank you jg51,

I was picturing those little 16.9-oz bottles. A 34-oz bottle will do just fine! Your comment was not at all "indelicate". Thanks for thinking of it! :D

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I liked the price list and I am trying to decide on a wine package or classic package. Anyone have comments on wine packages? I don't usually drink cocktails, just wine with dinner. However, I would enjoy the juices and teas.

I am going on the Solstice Oct 24.

Thanks

Tom:)

 

Tom, when I called Celebrity last week, the rep. told me that the wine packages (3) were not available on Solstice. I believe she was right because I later saw it as a footnote on the Celebrity website. That is indeed unfortunate.

 

Out of all the lists I have seen posted, I have yet to see a Wine List by the bottle with the prices. Would my "HERO" JG51 happen to have one of those?

 

I love this Sticky thank you for thinking of doing this!

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Thanks to all who have left messages since my last visit here (over 24 hours ago).

A special thanks to Jobeth66, who persuaded CrCr to make this thread "sticky." Unless it is overlooked as a "Sticky" thread, it should save a lot of people a lot of time.

I would like to respond to some of you who posted messages most recently ...

 

 

Hello, "atlgators." Speaking of the beverage list, you told "dzcruisers" this: "Actually it is 7 printable pages."

It is not really necessary, however, to use seven sheets of paper. If you use "Select All/Copy/Paste" into a modifiable window (such as an MS Word document, a Notepad TXT file, or an e-mail message page), you can make a lot of changes to the beverage list before printing the result (possibly just one sheet of paper). You can delete any lines or sections that are of no interest to you ... or (in Word) you can re-structure the info in multiple columns.

 

 

Hello, "chicagogal" (Patty). You wrote this:

"Does anyone happen to recall seeing where one of my favorites (from below) can be found on Equinox? Cakebread, Sauvignon Blanc $10"

 

I was able to find it on a picture of page 4 of the (Solstice's) Ensemble Lounge bar menu. [That page refers to Murano.] I don't know if Cakebread Sauvignon Blanc is available anywhere else.

 

 

Hello, "riandei." You wrote this:

"Are the lattes and special coffee drinks available on classic or just premium ... or better said ... is ANY drink under 8 dollars available on classic ... like a frozen margarita or daquiri's ---would they be available on classic ??? is premium just good for the molecular martinis and high end scotch ??? better wine ???"

 

ALL drinks, whether alcoholic or not, costing $8 or less per serving are included in the Classic [Alcoholic] Package.

ALL non-alcoholic drinks costing $8 or less are included in the Classic Non-Alcoholic Package.

ALL drinks, whether alcoholic or not, costing $12 or less per serving are included in Premium [Alcoholic] Package.

All non-alcoholic drinks costing $12 or less are included in the Premium Non-Alcoholic Package.

NO drink costing more than $12 per serving is included in any of the four packages -- but must be paid for separately (full price, not partial).

The "martini tasting" session ($15) is not included in any package.

 

 

Hello, "allezoop." You wrote this:

"Has anyone ever tried adding a drink package mid-way in the cruise? ... We were leaning towards going a la carte until day 7 or 8 and then trying to pick up the premium package for the rest of the cruise. Is this possible?"

 

Yes. Here is how Celebrity states it, on one of their FAQ pages:

"FAQ: Can I purchase [online, in advance] a beverage package for a portion of my cruise?"

"A: No, [if purchased in advance,] it must be purchased for the entire voyage. It can be purchased on board[, however,] up until there are 2 nights left in the cruise, and it must be purchased for the remainder of the voyage."

 

 

Hello, "Fighterone." In your first message, you wrote this:

"Where is the Molecular Bar on Solstice? Are the daily specialty drinks the only ones that come in a souvenir glass unless you request a regular glass? What martinis have you all tried and which ones are your favorites?"

 

I can answer only the first question, but hope that others will reply to the other two.

I have read that the Molecular Bar is either in, or is a different name for, "Galleria Tastings," which is on Deck 5, next to Bistro on 5. (The deck layout, however, does not mention the name, "Molecular Bar," for some reason.)

 

In your second message, "Fighterone," you wrote this:

"I have yet to see a Wine List by the bottle with the prices. Would [you] happen to have one of those?"

One page at the Celebrity site says that the smaller ships have over 300 varieties of wine, while the larger ships have over 450.

I can quickly send you to a 22-page list from June of 2008 (posted by "little britain"), but I don't know how accurate it would remain:

http://travel.webshots.com/album/564642780vYlqpC

Here is one (posted by "Lsimon") from later in 2008:

http://simon-pics.smugmug.com/Cruises/Cruise-Ship-Rooms-and-Features/Menus-and-Information/4467773_J9pi2#380496420_LXanH

I will try to find a much more recent wine list that I have now "misplaced" -- one that was used for preparing part of the big list, above. Aha! Here it is (posted by "Albert Ross," who referred to it as the MDR wine list):

http://boards.cruisecritic.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=160677&d=1277749749

Although the above list is substantial, I have a feeling that many other wines (by the bottle) may be available elsewhere on the ship, perhaps at the Cellar Masters Lounge. Aha, again! I just found THEIR list via a lucky search. Scroll down to see pages 5 through 9 here:

http://www.spittoon.biz/images/pdf_uploads/Cellarmasters%20Wine%20Menu%204.7.10.pdf

 

 

In closing, I'd like to quote three more FAQ & A from the Celebrity site, covering topics that have come up here at CrCr more than once in the last two months:

 

"FAQ: How will I be identified as having purchased a beverage package?"

"A: An icon will be placed on your SeaPass Card for each package which indicates your participation. You will be asked to show your SeaPass Card whenever you'd like a beverage to confirm that you've purchased the relevant package." [if a package is purchased on board, rather than in advance, a sticker will be placed on the card. (JG51)]

 

 

"FAQ: What is the difference between the 'Premium Coffees' ([available in the] Classic and Premium Nonalcoholic Packages) and the 'Specialty Coffees' ([available in the] Classic and Premium [Alcoholic] Packages?"

"A: Premium coffees (e.g. espressos, lattes and capuccinos) are served in our coffee lounges, such as the Cova Bar and Café al Bacio. Specialty coffees include coffee with alcohol and are served in any bar or lounge."

 

 

"FAQ: Can I cancel or modify my beverage package purchase?"

"A: Yes, orders can be canceled or modified up to 4 days prior to your sail date either online or by calling 1-800-722-5941. Orders that are canceled up to 4 days prior to your sail date will be refunded [100%] back to the credit card originally used for purchase. Any cancellations beyond that point must be handled onboard and will be refunded to your SeaPass account."

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