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I would like to verify something that I read online.

If you are given a bottle of champagne as a concierge guest, is there a corkage fee?

I read somewhere that there is and want to verify this before our cruise.

Thanks!

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There is no corkage for this. In addition, the sparkling wine can be exchanged for a bottle of red or white wine, if you prefer (also no corkage fee for these)

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Wondering....if you bring it into dining room, no corkage? 

 

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We're trying to enlighten you (but understand the questions):  only if you bring in your OWN wine (i.e. you brought it on board with you or bought it at one of the port stops) is there a corkage fee when you take it to a public venue.  Drink it in your room and there is no corkage fee.

 

If O gives you a bottle of bubbly because you're in concierge or higher, or if O gives you 6 bottles of booze/wine if you're in a top suite, no charge anywhere.

 

Mura

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also, if the bottle of champagne provided in your stateroom happens to be not chilled (may not be in an ice bucket later in your cruise) you can exchange it for a cold bottle in any of the restaurants.

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what if you are given a gift of wine --say for your birthday --from your TA or your children and bring to the dining room,

is there corkage for that?

arl_nocaps

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I imagine that any alcohol that is already paid for, by you or someone else, will not be charged a corkage fee.

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37 minutes ago, arl_nocaps said:

what if you are given a gift of wine --say for your birthday --from your TA or your children and bring to the dining room,

is there corkage for that?

arl_nocaps

if they bought it from the cruise line   then no fee

 

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9 minutes ago, LHT28 said:

if they bought it from the cruise line   then no fee

 

Yes - that is what I meant but didn’t say 🙂

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Thank you for all of your responses.  

I appreciate it.

Looking forward to our cruise on the Riviera.  Was on the Insignia a few months ago and would like to see the difference.

 

Barb

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There are a lot of differences ... but given that one ship is 684 passengers and the other is 1250 -- not that many!

 

Rooms tend to be bigger, there are more options on board.  Still both are beautiful ships (to me and many others).

 

Some prefer the "R" ships, some the "O" ships -- we are inbetween.  You will make up your own mind!

 

Have a great cruise,

 

Mura

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