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Hi,does anyone know the price of a bottle of smirnoff via room service?We are boarding in Singapore and the prices are sky high there and the duty free allowances a joke,cheers,Brian.

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I would think a bottle of gin via room service would not be cheap.

Are you flying direct to Singapore? If so why not purchase a bottle at the duty free shop at the airport of your departure?

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I would think a bottle of gin via room service would not be cheap.

Are you flying direct to Singapore? If so why not purchase a bottle at the duty free shop at the airport of your departure?

Hi,yes we are connecting at Doha which is as cheap as chips,but Singapore only allow 1 bottle each to bring in.Don't want to risk a public flogging or execution by smuggling more.lol,cheers,Brian.

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I had not thought of bringing liquor on with us - is this something that is allowed? I know other lines have stopped it. I ask because DH likes to have a Scotch and some news watching while I am getting ready for dinner. His usual is to walk to a bar, order it, and walk back, or if feeling lazier ring it up from room service. For him to have a bottle of his favorite Scotch in the room with him, and a bucket of ice, would make his life much more joyful.

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I had not thought of bringing liquor on with us - is this something that is allowed? I know other lines have stopped it. I ask because DH likes to have a Scotch and some news watching while I am getting ready for dinner. His usual is to walk to a bar, order it, and walk back, or if feeling lazier ring it up from room service. For him to have a bottle of his favorite Scotch in the room with him, and a bucket of ice, would make his life much more joyful.

Hi,yes P&O and Cunard are the only ones I know of that allow it,cheers,Brian.

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Cunard doesn't list Smirnoff on the room service menu but they have a litre of Stoli for $65+15% service charge, for a total of just under $75. Not exactly duty free prices.

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I had not thought of bringing liquor on with us - is this something that is allowed? I know other lines have stopped it. I ask because DH likes to have a Scotch and some news watching while I am getting ready for dinner. His usual is to walk to a bar, order it, and walk back, or if feeling lazier ring it up from room service. For him to have a bottle of his favorite Scotch in the room with him, and a bucket of ice, would make his life much more joyful.

 

Well, I think your DH will be very happy, as bringing on your own spirits/wine, is certainly allowed by Cunard. Again, you can also do this this at ports of call.

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Cunard doesn't list Smirnoff on the room service menu but they have a litre of Stoli for $65+15% service charge, for a total of just under $75. Not exactly duty free prices.

WHAT! I'll think I might risk a public flogging lol.

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Hi,yes P&O and Cunard are the only ones I know of that allow it,cheers,Brian.

This is wonderful news. He will be delighted. So much more relaxing.

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Well, I think your DH will be very happy, as bringing on your own spirits/wine, is certainly allowed by Cunard. Again, you can also do this this at ports of call.

Thank you, thank you!

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Hi,I think Cunard will price themselves out of the market.They are a mass market brand charging premium prices.Watch out for Thomson they are upgrading ships,offer AI packages and have improving itineraries,cheers,Brian.

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Hi,I think Cunard will price themselves out of the market.They are a mass market brand charging premium prices.Watch out for Thomson they are upgrading ships,offer AI packages and have improving itineraries,cheers,Brian.

Although I've never cruised with Thomson, I wouldn't have thought of putting the line in the same bracket as Cunard. Ever.

How would you say the on-board experiences compare at the moment, pre any upgrading of the Thomson brand? Do you think the brand really will be able to compete with Cunard for their passengers? I don't.

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That seems a bit of a stretch over the price of room service spirits when you are allowed to take your own on board !

I don't know if I'm imagining this, as we never bother buying bottles of duty free stuff on-board so the fleeting glance I gave to the blurb might have been too fleeting and I've got it wrong, but I do seem to faintly remember duty free offers being allowed back to the cabin, on QE in the summer.

Maybe someone will be able to corroborate this or tell me I'm having a ''misremembering'' moment.

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Although I've never cruised with Thomson, I wouldn't have thought of putting the line in the same bracket as Cunard. Ever.

How would you say the on-board experiences compare at the moment, pre any upgrading of the Thomson brand? Do you think the brand really will be able to compete with Cunard for their passengers? I don't.

Hi,we sail for itineraries and have been lucky to achieve platinum on Princess whilst ticking off the bucket list.Our last cruise was P&O Aurora,mainly for India,not impressed with that line.Next year we are on QE mainly for Africa.Later we are on Discovery 2 mainly for former Yugoslavia ports.So will compare then but not a good start with that astronomical price for a bottle of voddy.Hope you are right in your second post and I am ranting prematurely,lol,cheers,Brian.

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I don't know if I'm imagining this, as we never bother buying bottles of duty free stuff on-board so the fleeting glance I gave to the blurb might have been too fleeting and I've got it wrong, but I do seem to faintly remember duty free offers being allowed back to the cabin, on QE in the summer.

Maybe someone will be able to corroborate this or tell me I'm having a ''misremembering'' moment.

 

On board 'duty free' spirit purchases are delivered to your cabin the last night of the cruise, so you can whoop it up the last night if you wish.

 

However, On a T/A from Venice a couple of years back, I bought some at a duty free on land and carried it back aboard.

 

That was after a crossing where my bar was not restocked by Cunard, and I was told by my 'snotty' butler that I would have to buy more. Though apparently that was not Cunard's policy, or it had reverted to restocking the bar.

 

In any event, I placed the purchase spirits in the closet, and when my tipple ran out in my Cunard stock, it was replaced, so I ended up with a surfeit of JWB on that crossing. More is better than less though.

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On board 'duty free' spirit purchases are delivered to your cabin the last night of the cruise, so you can whoop it up the last night if you wish.

 

However, On a T/A from Venice a couple of years back, I bought some at a duty free on land and carried it back aboard.

 

That was after a crossing where my bar was not restocked by Cunard, and I was told by my 'snotty' butler that I would have to buy more. Though apparently that was not Cunard's policy, or it had reverted to restocking the bar.

 

In any event, I placed the purchase spirits in the closet, and when my tipple ran out in my Cunard stock, it was replaced, so I ended up with a surfeit of JWB on that crossing. More is better than less though.

Drink MAY be delivered to people in the grill, this I do not know, but for other grades of accommodation, you are given a time and day when you have to go and pick up your order.;p

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I did it only one time, and at the time the Cunard "duty free" price was far more than the airport duty free, but it was Johnnie Walker Green, which was not available in the US at the time. It is now during the Christmas Holidays. And it was delivered, I didn't have to pick it up.

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Hi,I just googled a liquor store off of Orchard Rd,I can get a bottle of Smirnoff for 23 quid,better than 57 quid on ship,lol,cheers,Brian.

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Hi,I just googled a liquor store off of Orchard Rd,I can get a bottle of Smirnoff for 23 quid,better than 57 quid on ship,lol,cheers,Brian.

 

You can buy duty free into Singapore, then buy a fresh one to take on the voyage. Sounds good to me. Maybe one for you and one for your spouse and you will be good to go.

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Hi,does anyone know the price of a bottle of smirnoff via room service?We are boarding in Singapore and the prices are sky high there and the duty free allowances a joke,cheers,Brian.

 

 

Having passed through Singapore this weekend, having disembarked Star Clipper, two litre bottles of gin - came to S$32.40 or Stirling equivalent £18.04.

 

Hardly sky high prices Brian. :evilsmile:

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Having passed through Singapore this weekend, having disembarked Star Clipper, two litre bottles of gin - came to S$32.40 or Stirling equivalent £18.04.

 

Hardly sky high prices Brian. :evilsmile:

Was that at the airport,if so a different kettle of fish flying out as opposed to buying in town.

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Was that at the airport,if so a different kettle of fish flying out as opposed to buying in town.

 

 

It was at the airport and it is not a different kettle of fish.

 

There is a duty free shop after Immigration, next to the baggage claims but still before Customs, obviously do sell to arriving passengers, and no, you don't pay taxes.

https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowTopic-g294262-i1747-k8407435-Duty_Free_shopping_on_Arrival-Singapore.html

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We are arriving via Doha so we will buy 2 bottles there.The problem is we want 4 bottles and Singapore only allows 2 to be brought in.Sounds greedy maybe,but we have a 19 day cruise plus an Africa landtour so 4 bottles to drink in the room is not that excessive.We found a store online just off of Orchard rd thats a lot cheaper than Cunard,cheers,Brian.

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We are arriving via Doha so we will buy 2 bottles there.The problem is we want 4 bottles and Singapore only allows 2 to be brought in.Sounds greedy maybe,but we have a 19 day cruise plus an Africa landtour so 4 bottles to drink in the room is not that excessive.We found a store online just off of Orchard rd thats a lot cheaper than Cunard,cheers,Brian.

 

Hi Brian.

 

I've passed through Doha 4 times this year and they are certainly more expensive than Singapore.

 

With all that anticipated booze you must intend spending half your cruise in the cabin.

 

Personally I prefer to drink around the ship's bars with music and socialise but I guess we are all different.

 

I shall look forward to your review though as that is a good itinerary.

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Although I've never cruised with Thomson, I wouldn't have thought of putting the line in the same bracket as Cunard. Ever.

How would you say the on-board experiences compare at the moment, pre any upgrading of the Thomson brand? Do you think the brand really will be able to compete with Cunard for their passengers? I don't.

 

No neither would I.

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We are arriving via Doha so we will buy 2 bottles there.The problem is we want 4 bottles and Singapore only allows 2 to be brought in.Sounds greedy maybe,but we have a 19 day cruise plus an Africa landtour so 4 bottles to drink in the room is not that excessive.We found a store online just off of Orchard rd thats a lot cheaper than Cunard,cheers,Brian.

 

 

I could never, ever go to such lengths to save a few dollars / pounds. We book our cruise and sometimes you have to know the price of everything and the value of nothing. Just go and enjoy the cruise there are lots of bars onboard where you will have a great time. Enjoy Cunard.

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Without having to give a maths lesson,2 drinks a night whilst getting ready in our cabin and hotel room for a month does not add up to spending the whole cruise locked away,lol.I dont mind spending London hotel prices but why get ripped off on board when you can have a tipple in the room and then spend a fortune in the bars after.We like a drink so will probably fill Cunards coffers more than most anyway.

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No neither would I.

We shall see, by the end of next year we would have sailed both.From what I've read, one line is getting more dissapointing and the other getting better reviews.Perhaps they will meet in the middle.

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Without having to give a maths lesson,2 drinks a night whilst getting ready in our cabin and hotel room for a month does not add up to spending the whole cruise locked away,lol.I dont mind spending London hotel prices but why get ripped off on board when you can have a tipple in the room and then spend a fortune in the bars after.We like a drink so will probably fill Cunards coffers more than most anyway.

 

Good morning Brian.

 

No requirement for a maths lesson here, I just trust that you have factored in the cost of mixers for a month.

 

I'd hate for there to be any unplanned surprises.

 

:evilsmile::evilsmile:

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I could never, ever go to such lengths to save a few dollars / pounds. We book our cruise and sometimes you have to know the price of everything and the value of nothing. Just go and enjoy the cruise there are lots of bars onboard where you will have a great time. Enjoy Cunard.

 

I wish there was a 'like' button.

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Perhaps I shouldn't mention that we're thinking of removing the grats,lol.

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