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Does P & O not have Beer & Drink package... ? Its looks like its only soft drink and wine packages?

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No, unfortunately they don't. It's as you say just soft drinks and wine. Although compared to the American Cruise lines the drink prices are very reasonable.

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Okay thanks... then i will choose RCCL , its important to me that everything is paid upfront. And I know that I don't get a bill after the cruise.

 

I think many would prefer a beverage package so they don't have to worry about that.

 

Thanks again!

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Okay thanks... then i will choose RCCL , its important to me that everything is paid upfront. And I know that I don't get a bill after the cruise.

 

I think many would prefer a beverage package so they don't have to worry about that.

 

Thanks again!

 

I would prefer to have a drinks package but I'm not sure that many on the P&O forum would agree.

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Okay thanks... then i will choose RCCL , its important to me that everything is paid upfront. And I know that I don't get a bill after the cruise.

 

I think many would prefer a beverage package so they don't have to worry about that.

 

Thanks again!

 

The drinks package on RCI works out much more expensive than paying as you go on P & O in my opinion........we like beer, wine and cocktails and gin and tonic lol :)

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The drinks package on RCI works out much more expensive than paying as you go on P & O in my opinion........we like beer, wine and cocktails and gin and tonic lol :)

I agree. :D

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The drinks package on RCI works out much more expensive than paying as you go on P & O in my opinion........we like beer, wine and cocktails and gin and tonic lol :)

 

We have watched fellow passengers all but ruin their cruise in an effort to consume as much alcohol as their pre purchased package allowed. We find that having cocktails, etc., only if and when we desire it is not only substantially less costly but better for the overall enjoyment of the cruise. Our first P&O cruise was notably absent of over indulgence and it's aftermath which is but one of the reason we wish to return.

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We have watched fellow passengers all but ruin their cruise in an effort to consume as much alcohol as their pre purchased package allowed. We find that having cocktails, etc., only if and when we desire it is not only substantially less costly but better for the overall enjoyment of the cruise. Our first P&O cruise was notably absent of over indulgence and it's aftermath which is but one of the reason we wish to return.

 

We have been on 4 RCCL, 1 Carnival, 1 NCL all with Drink packages and never seen this as a problem on those ships.... no drunk people.

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We have been on 4 RCCL, 1 Carnival, 1 NCL all with Drink packages and never seen this as a problem on those ships.... no drunk people.

 

Even though we may be referring to a larger cruise experience, we have to ask, were your cruises departing from US ports?

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I prefer to pay for my drinks, even if you get a free drinks package on RCCL the price is on the cruise if you have to pay for drink package you have to be a big drinker to get money’s worth, last yeR I think it was 69dollars a day, P&O drinks are a lot cheaper which I like

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I would, P&O need to move into the modern era

 

 

I would prefer to have a drinks package but I'm not sure that many on the P&O forum would agree.

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I prefer not to have a drinks package. I enjoy a beer lunchtime, glass of wine with my evening meal with perhaps a cocktail before and a beer in the evening. I would never get value from a package. I also like that P&O don't have a package... I believe it encourages over indulgence and that can spoil it not only for themselves but also for others around them. Good on P&O for not giving in to pressure to introduce an alcohol package.

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I prefer not to have a drinks package. I enjoy a beer lunchtime, glass of wine with my evening meal with perhaps a cocktail before and a beer in the evening. I would never get value from a package. I also like that P&O don't have a package... I believe it encourages over indulgence and that can spoil it not only for themselves but also for others around them. Good on P&O for not giving in to pressure to introduce an alcohol package.

 

Based on alcohol packages we have seen, one must over indulge in order to achieve value. An odd incentive that may well ruin a very costly cruise.

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Its not just about booze, its soft drinks, fresh juices, coffees and mocktails. About 7 alcoholic drinks a day covers the cost with these included.

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Okay thanks... then i will choose RCCL , its important to me that everything is paid upfront. And I know that I don't get a bill after the cruise.

 

I think many would prefer a beverage package so they don't have to worry about that.

 

Thanks again!

 

For your P&O drinks package may I suggest that if pre payment is that important to you, then put the price of your 'package' into your onboard account and should you have any left over you can treat yourself . If you do go over your pre payment then the moral of the story is to get a package.

 

Just a thought ........

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For your P&O drinks package may I suggest that if pre payment is that important to you, then put the price of your 'package' into your onboard account and should you have any left over you can treat yourself . If you do go over your pre payment then the moral of the story is to get a package.

Just a thought ........

 

An excellent suggestion. Note that package plans on other lines require that each passenger in the cabin must have a duplicate package plan. This is to prevent sharing. But with the deposit plan you are drawing from the pooled account where sharing is it's purpose and savings a possible result. :wine-glass::cocktail:

In Canada such plans are referred to "Lay-Away" plans which considering the subject matter might be seen as apropos. :D

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So how much should you budget for - couple of beers, cocktail, couple of glasses of wine and night cap?

 

If you follow the link and scroll right down there is a very comprehensive price list from a few years ago ........

http://www.cruisemapper.com/wiki/698-po-cruises-alcohol-policy-drink-prices

Maybe someone can find a more up to date one, but not sure its changed that much ........ hopefully! :tropical-drink::beer-mug::champagne-toast::bottle-pop::whiskey-glass:

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Thanks for this it’s really helpful. I guess I was wondering whether buying a wine package makes sense. Do you have any thoughts?

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Thanks. How does that work? I thought any left over wine was stored for the next time you went to the restaurant? You seem to be suggesting that the wine wait or tops th3 glass up?

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Exactly right on all accounts. You can of course say no to the topup and have it the following evening but we found there was never anything left over! :o :wine-glass:

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We've had drinks packages included when on Celebrity. Saves all the bother of signing for everything.

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Thanks. I had a package on Royal Caribbean which is my only cruise so far. It seems to me to be a lot simpler than navigating what P&O are offering

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