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US$65 if bought on board, the online price varies for each sailing, the price will vary between AUD$60 - $83 per day.

 

 

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Yes I know the drinks package price but was looking for current beer/spirit price list.

 

Have done a 15 nighter with package and in my opinion it can be a cruise ruiner chasing the price:halo:

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I haven't sailed with them out of Australia before but I was on Independence in June (out of Southampton). Cocktails were around $13 US, Beers all around $8-9 and glasses of wine varied greatly but the nicest ones were a minimum $12.

Don't forget the drink package includes unlimited bottled water which is $4 per bottle as well as softdrinks, OJ etc.

If you have the deluxe package, you can often get the premium spirits in your cocktails without paying any extra. That happened to us on both Independence and Anthem (last year).

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Our Ovation cruise next year in march has the package for $70.40 AUD (with out the gratuities, another $12.60, so $83 /day).

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Our Ovation cruise next year in march has the package for $70.40 AUD (with out the gratuities, another $12.60, so $83 /day).

 

My explorer cruise in Jan is $64.95 au pp per day and grats have to be included in AU sailing round trips I am pretty sure?

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My explorer cruise in Jan is $64.95 au pp per day and grats have to be included in AU sailing round trips I am pretty sure?

Ours is out of Hong Kong, I am sure it makes a difference to the pricing.

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Mine is $83 AUD grats included for next April. I'm looking at the refreshment pack at $38 AUD grats included but will only buy if the price is right

 

 

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Ours is out of Hong Kong, I am sure it makes a difference to the pricing.

 

You will have a smoke filled casino to look forward to!

 

Its only Australia that has to have grats included,something to do with consumer purchase laws. Funny though how on non aussie sailings the packages are more expensive?

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Good old VB oil cans! I drink them on carnival USA:cool:

 

I remember in Perth early 1980,s VB was like an exotic beer to buy for sandgropers compred to swan or emu (the only beer sold then in the west) and they only came in those big big cans then:cool:

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It is the Fosters that come in the oil cans, VB is in a normal can. I don't drink either.

 

Correct Fosters in the 750 ml oil can, you need an ice bucket with it to keep it chilled as it take a while to consume. Yes Mic, VB in the 375 ml bottles and cans and in 750 ml 'longnecks'. Not sure if VB still produced in the 250ml 'throwdowns.' Back in my beer drinking days, I used to knock off a carton of 24 Fosters throwdowns, mowing the lawns. I had big lawns, lol.:halo:

 

Many British beers and ciders come in 500ml cans. Big drink for a big thirst.:hearteyes:

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Correct Fosters in the 750 ml oil can, you need an ice bucket with it to keep it chilled as it take a while to consume. Yes Mic, VB in the 375 ml bottles and cans and in 750 ml 'longnecks'. Not sure if VB still produced in the 250ml 'throwdowns.' Back in my beer drinking days, I used to knock off a carton of 24 Fosters throwdowns, mowing the lawns. I had big lawns, lol.:halo:

 

Many British beers and ciders come in 500ml cans. Big drink for a big thirst.:hearteyes:

They drink it warm anyway so the larger amount doesn't matter.

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They drink it warm anyway so the larger amount doesn't matter.

 

I Like my Beer Cold,

It doesn't have time to get warm:p

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You will have a smoke filled casino to look forward to!

 

Its only Australia that has to have grats included,something to do with consumer purchase laws. Funny though how on non aussie sailings the packages are more expensive?

I am not a gambler anyway so the Casino was only ever used to turn non refundable OBC into Cash. I don't have a lot of OBC for this cruise so won't need to worry about that.:D

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I Like my Beer Cold,

It doesn't have time to get warm:p

Likewise although getting through a large pint can leave the last 100 mls being just cold rather than chilled.:D

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Does the drink package include drinks up to $12 still? Or is it more since Au prices includes gratuity?

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Does the drink package include drinks up to $12 still? Or is it more since Au prices includes gratuity?

Up tp $14 as it includes the gratuity.

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Thank you Clarky 213.

 

I was looking at the prices and was somewhat piqued that I would be paying extra above the $12 mark when I have shelled close to $60 per day already!

 

Heading for the islands, this could be quite dehydrating...:confused:

 

TraceyG

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It would be nice if you get this type of package on board - and at that price.

https://www.aldi.com.au/en/special-buys/special-buys-liquor/liquor-detail/ps/p/international-beer-pack-12-x-330ml355ml/

Makes ya wonder how much the cruise lines are making on alcohol.

They have to make up for the heavily discounted base fares some way or another.

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Wow.... and JUST REMEMBER folks... that the cruise lines are getting this alcohol DUTY FREE themselves.

 

 

It used to be reasonable - now, it's just greed with their prices

 

 

 

One thing that is not 'noted' on these is the currency. Nor the 'gratuity' for someone giving your a bottle.

 

 

 

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Wow.... and JUST REMEMBER folks... that the cruise lines are getting this alcohol DUTY FREE themselves.

 

 

It used to be reasonable - now, it's just greed with their prices

 

 

 

One thing that is not 'noted' on these is the currency. Nor the 'gratuity' for someone giving your a bottle.

 

Those prices are through the roof if they are USD, our Golden Princess prices were similar in September and they were AUD.

They sure have gone up sinces we cruised with Royal 2 years ago.

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yes I was confused with the cruise oil cans and yes its fosters but in the early 80,s VB was sold in only a few places in WA and it came in the same oil can size as the fosters but there were no fosters cans that big then.

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If that's the price list from an Australian sailing as it appears to be, then there is no gratuity - that price is all inclusive.

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I Like my Beer Cold,

It doesn't have time to get warm:p

 

You Liverpudlians like a pint of chilled lager on a hot day, even on a cold day, like us.

 

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It would be nice if you get this type of package on board - and at that price.

https://www.aldi.com.au/en/special-buys/special-buys-liquor/liquor-detail/ps/p/international-beer-pack-12-x-330ml355ml/

Makes ya wonder how much the cruise lines are making on alcohol.

 

Nice little Chrissie present. I buy the Aldi Scotch - Highland Earl $28.99 - good stuff, I mix with dry ginger ale. . Their Highland Earl 8 year old is even better at $34.99, drink that on the rocks. The more you drink the more you save.:halo:

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They have to make up for the heavily discounted base fares some way or another.

 

The main reason why P&O UK has reinforced it BYO alcohol policy from 1 Feb next year. Also to reduce the impact of the weekend booze cruises, yes they have them too. Brit pax were marching on board loaded with grog.:')

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Those prices are through the roof if they are USD, our Golden Princess prices were similar in September and they were AUD.

They sure have gone up sinces we cruised with Royal 2 years ago.

 

Crikey Chez, I can seem my onboard a/c in the thousands already for next year. :(

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If that's the price list from an Australian sailing as it appears to be, then there is no gratuity - that price is all inclusive.

There would normally be a note at the very bottom of the page of the menu to state if a gratuity is to be added. I cannot tell if it is there or not but likely not in this case.

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There would normally be a note at the very bottom of the page of the menu to state if a gratuity is to be added. I cannot tell if it is there or not but likely not in this case.

 

For the US ones it will state that as it is additional.

 

On the Australian ones it doesn't have the note as the final price is inclusive.

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You Liverpudlians like a pint of chilled lager on a hot day, even on a cold day, like us.

 

:hearteyes:

 

I Like a pint of Chilled Lager on any day with a 'Y' in it:D

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So we sailed in September with full drink package. This allows for a $12 glass of wine included in package. Look at the menu prices-that is the lowest price glass of wine and it is the cheap brands I don’t even by at home. Also at that price there is only 1 Pinot, 1cab available. Anything else is an up charge. If your a cocktail drinker, package was great. As a wine drinker, it was disappointing!

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