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With or without a bev package, Do you drink more on a cruise? I know I drink way more than the medical recommendation of 1.5 oz. Per day for a female and 3 ozs. per day for a male.

How can this be right or is it common?

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I tend to drink more on any vacation, land or sea.

 

Not that I drink much even then.

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If one does it likely has to do with the fact you are on vacation and every day is based on enjoyment and relaxation instead of work and normal day to day responsibilities. Add to this that you are in a closed environment where alcohol is prevalent and a staff is present to provide it for you on a regular basis.

 

So in that respect, IMO the opportunity is uncommon, but the result would be quite common. As to whether it is right or not, that is a personal decision as it is always your choice to abstain.

 

As to us, for all the above reasons, we likely do drink more than usual on a cruise. But we are not big drinkers to begin with, so having a few drinks each day to us would be a lot compared to what we do at home.

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Of course I drink more. 3 oz. a day on a cruise? That wouldn't take me past breakfast.;)

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If you're not a drinker, then you probably won't be drinking more on vacation than you would at any time. Some of us do drink...not to excess, but in probably "more than recommended" amounts, whether we're on vacation or not! Perhaps, not every day, but we do go out, to concerts or sporting events, dances, gatherings, etc...and have some drinks!

 

So yes...drinking....ANYWHERE is common.

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At home I have a martini or two when we go out to dinner which is once a week. On a cruise we go "out to dinner" each night so I have a martini or two each night.

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I drink daily about 5 each day , normally first drink is 5 or 6 on a cruise we start early always have some wine with lunch and a couple at the pool. One of our friends hit the 15 drink limit a few times on carnival , rccl has no limit.

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We don't drink at home, although we do cook with wine... Used to be we only drank the free drinks at the parties/receptions. Now we might have three or four drinks on a week long cruise. That's total, not pr day. EM

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I guess I am the only alcoholic here....Just kidding! During the year, we may have a glass of wine with dinner. That is pretty much it. Even if we go somewhere that served alcohol, we don't drink. BUT....on a cruise is VERY different for us.

We don't have to worry about our jobs, driving, responsibilities, etc..etc...

We usually start out with a Bloody Mary or two in the morning.

A Cosmo or two in the afternoon (hubby drinks 7&7's)

At dinner, a glass of wine or two. (usually two)

AND...if we go to a show, a night-cap..

We are on VACATION with no responsibilities!!!! So, yes, it is worth it for us to get the drink package. PLUS, we love the specialty coffees and bottled water (which can quickly add up)

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I drink more on vacation than at home, but “more” for me is 1-2 drinks per day vs. 1-2 per week if that at home.

 

 

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With or without a bev package, Do you drink more on a cruise? I know I drink way more than the medical recommendation of 1.5 oz. Per day for a female and 3 ozs. per day for a male.

How can this be right or is it common?

 

Those guidelines are set for lifelong health. I don't think a week or two weeks of additional indulgence will seriously impact one's health. It's what one does the other 50 weeks of the year that end up making a difference over a lifetime.

 

I drink less now on a regular basis than I did even a few years ago. But on a cruise (or other vacation) I'll probably have a couple of glasses of wine with dinner and maybe one other pre- or post-dinner drink. I don't tend to drink during the day -- it just makes me sleepy.

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At home, I have 1-2 drinks a week. On a cruise, I might double that.

 

Drink packages aren't for me :)

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I would drink a cocktail every day at home, only I gain weight when I do, so don't. Drink a cocktail daily on a cruise because I am on vacation. Vacation not long enough to make a difference.

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Being on a cruise, you don't need to drive, so no drink/driving concerns to stop us having a drink. If we feel like a beer or wine at lunch, dinner or any other time we will have one. Mind you we do the same at home, subject to driving.

 

On a ship, we probably drink more, as we are on holiday. However, we have never found a drink package that would have saved us money.

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Let's just say drink packages are very good for us. At home all of my drinks are 3oz and I rarely have just one. BUT! I drink a lot of water as well, like two to three liters a day. Yes, I do have a strong bladder. ;)

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I am pretty sure ta a glass of wine has more tan 1.5 oz. of wine in it? Second glass of wine with dinner please and then an after dinner low ball in the lounge?

That doesn't even touch the afternoon at the pool. Now I feel like a lush.

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I am pretty sure ta a glass of wine has more tan 1.5 oz. of wine in it?

 

The guidelines actually define one alcoholic drink as follows:

 

One alcoholic drink-equivalent is described as containing 14 g (0.6 fl oz) of pure alcohol. The following are reference beverages that are one alcoholic drink-equivalent: 12 fluid ounces of regular beer (5% alcohol), 5 fluid ounces of wine (12% alcohol), or 1.5 fluid ounces of 80 proof distilled spirits (40% alcohol).

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The issue here of course, is that the guidelines have no basis in fact. Having lived in Spain for several years, I can vouch for the fact that if the guidelines had any resemblance to reality, every Spaniard woukd be dead by the age of 30!

New evidence now suggest that moderate drinkers live longer than teetotalers. Just off to open my first bottle of wine for the day!

 

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Of course I drink more. 3 oz. a day on a cruise? That wouldn't take me past breakfast.;)

 

How much alcohol is there in a Bloody Mary?

 

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Is it just me, or do cruisers drink more because the hard liquor has a lower alcohol content than the stuff we're used to ?

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Is it just me, or do cruisers drink more because the hard liquor has a lower alcohol content than the stuff we're used to ?

Welcome to CC. What "proof" are you basing your comment on?

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Welcome to CC. What "proof" are you basing your comment on?

 

I too would be interested in the legitimacy of the claim

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When I go out on the weekend, I like to have a good amount of drinks. On the cruise ship, it varies from day to day. Buying an expensive drink package, and forcing them down to feel like I got my monies' worth is a waste to me.

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Is it just me, or do cruisers drink more because the hard liquor has a lower alcohol content than the stuff we're used to ?

 

Where's the 'hook-line-and-sinker' meme. What ever, quite the first post.

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1 to 1 1/2 ounces of vodka.

 

I guess that my breakfast Bloody Mary is around 50% of my alcohol for the day. LOL!!!

 

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I guess that my breakfast Bloody Mary is around 50% of my alcohol for the day. LOL!!!

 

DON`

Light weight :'):'):'):')

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If you have rccl drink package you can get doubles

Holland America has Happy Hour 2 for 1 from 4 til 5. Wine 2 for 1 from 5 till 6

Happy Hour 2 for 1 from 10 till 11 pm.

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Light weight :'):'):'):')

 

We have same routine every Sunday have 3 or so bloody Mary’s each with about 3 oz of Smirnoff then order pizza and open a nice bottle of Chianti.

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Welcome to CC. What "proof" are you basing your comment on?

 

Some friends and I did a taste test using Ketel One vodka purchased on the ship and the same from a bottle smuggled onboard. The bar tender showed us their bottle and it said 80-proof (40% alcohol), but clearly we all could taste the difference. The bottle from home was clearly stronger. We also noticed that we could drink all day and night and would only get a moderate buzz. As one guy put it, "there is no way I can drink five martini's."

Finally the bartender confessed that the alcohol content is lower. It's manufactured that way for sale to bars offering all-inclusives, ladies night specials, two for one drinks, etc. He said they buy that because if they didn't, cruisers, particularly those with booze packages would drink way too much, which of course could lead to everything from alcohol poisoning to fights, etc. He said the only thing that isn't lower alcohol was beer and wine.

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Some friends and I did a taste test using Ketel One vodka purchased on the ship and the same from a bottle smuggled onboard. The bar tender showed us their bottle and it said 80-proof (40% alcohol), but clearly we all could taste the difference. The bottle from home was clearly stronger. We also noticed that we could drink all day and night and would only get a moderate buzz. As one guy put it, "there is no way I can drink five martini's."

Finally the bartender confessed that the alcohol content is lower. It's manufactured that way for sale to bars offering all-inclusives, ladies night specials, two for one drinks, etc. He said they buy that because if they didn't, cruisers, particularly those with booze packages would drink way too much, which of course could lead to everything from alcohol poisoning to fights, etc. He said the only thing that isn't lower alcohol was beer and wine.

 

I think that bartender was pulling your leg. Many of these cruise lines are based in the US and the penalties would simply not be the risk based on the laws. Also, it's highly unlikely Kettle One is making separate patches of lower proof alcohol yet marking it as higher proof alcohol.

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Some friends and I did a taste test using Ketel One vodka purchased on the ship and the same from a bottle smuggled onboard. The bar tender showed us their bottle and it said 80-proof (40% alcohol), but clearly we all could taste the difference. The bottle from home was clearly stronger.

This likely has more to do with the quality of the spirit rather than the alcohol content.

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Some friends and I did a taste test using Ketel One vodka purchased on the ship and the same from a bottle smuggled onboard. The bar tender showed us their bottle and it said 80-proof (40% alcohol), but clearly we all could taste the difference. The bottle from home was clearly stronger. We also noticed that we could drink all day and night and would only get a moderate buzz. As one guy put it, "there is no way I can drink five martini's."

Finally the bartender confessed that the alcohol content is lower. It's manufactured that way for sale to bars offering all-inclusives, ladies night specials, two for one drinks, etc. He said they buy that because if they didn't, cruisers, particularly those with booze packages would drink way too much, which of course could lead to everything from alcohol poisoning to fights, etc. He said the only thing that isn't lower alcohol was beer and wine.

Not buying it! What cruise line was this on? If anything it appears the bartender was pouring light shots. You should have stuck with the "smuggled" vodka.:rolleyes:

Edited by davekathy

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Some friends and I did a taste test using Ketel One vodka purchased on the ship and the same from a bottle smuggled onboard. The bar tender showed us their bottle and it said 80-proof (40% alcohol), but clearly we all could taste the difference. The bottle from home was clearly stronger. We also noticed that we could drink all day and night and would only get a moderate buzz. As one guy put it, "there is no way I can drink five martini's."

Finally the bartender confessed that the alcohol content is lower. It's manufactured that way for sale to bars offering all-inclusives, ladies night specials, two for one drinks, etc. He said they buy that because if they didn't, cruisers, particularly those with booze packages would drink way too much, which of course could lead to everything from alcohol poisoning to fights, etc. He said the only thing that isn't lower alcohol was beer and wine.

Hogwash.:o

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