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Just came back from a very nice cruise on Royal Carribean to Cuba. But some of us were wondering if the bottles of alcohol are watered down? I got a tequila and soda and even asked for an extra shot to add to it and it tasted like soda? Anyone else?

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5 minutes ago, Dboots said:

Just came back from a very nice cruise on Royal Carribean to Cuba. But some of us were wondering if the bottles of alcohol are watered down? I got a tequila and soda and even asked for an extra shot to add to it and it tasted like soda? Anyone else?

 

Have not seen that.

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2 minutes ago, PhoenixCruiser said:

Our experience has been the opposite.

WAY opposite in some cases

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We were on the Anthem in March and while getting our free drinks in the casino (we are prime) the drinks were terrible watered down and mostly not worth drinking it seemed like the bar tenders treated the free prime members differently.

 

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5 hours ago, dbancroft said:

We were on the Anthem in March and while getting our free drinks in the casino (we are prime) the drinks were terrible watered down and mostly not worth drinking it seemed like the bar tenders treated the free prime members differently.

 

 

I’m on the Jewel and the casino bartenders could not be more attentive!!!

 

Did you tip?

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Been sailing RC for 25 plus years. Say what you will about the drink prices, but I have never had a weak drink on any Royal ship.

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Do you really think the staff fills half empty liquor bottles with water?

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10 hours ago, Dboots said:

Just came back from a very nice cruise on Royal Carribean to Cuba. But some of us were wondering if the bottles of alcohol are watered down? I got a tequila and soda and even asked for an extra shot to add to it and it tasted like soda? Anyone else?

 

Two different bartenders at the same bar on Rhapsody made me Southern Comfort and ginger ale. One tasted like ginger ale and the other was spot on the way I like it. I gave the other guy one more shot (no pun intended) to make another but needless to say, we had to be tactical ordering drinks at that bar.

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I find the drinks to be quite strong....I've even asked for a bit less vodka on one cruise....they were doing HEFTY pours!

 

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I cant imagine that they are actually watering down the liqour bottle, I dont know what it was but that is why I am asking to see if anyone else agreed.🍹

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Some bartenders are heavy handed whilst some are light handed..  I guess if you get a weak drink, just politely ask for another shot..  I can't see them saying no - then don't go back to that same bartender.  Once you find one that makes you a nice, stiff drink, make a habit of going back to them...  But as some said above, I highly doubt they water down their liquors..  The ends will outweigh the means (or is it the means will outweigh the ends...lol) if they did that....  and I've had some weak drinks served to me, but I never thought they were tainted with water, and I just chalked it up on a poor pour - Just don't let the ice melt in your drinks :classic_biggrin:

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We have never experienced any weak drinks any of our RCC cruises. I can say

some have been stronger than others.

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5 hours ago, Merion_Mom said:

 

I’m on the Jewel and the casino bartenders could not be more attentive!!!

 

Did you tip?

 

You shouldn't need to tip to get a drink that you're paying for & already includes a tip!

Edited by swoopy2110

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6 hours ago, Merion_Mom said:

 

I’m on the Jewel and the casino bartenders could not be more attentive!!!

 

Did you tip?

I agree!  I was on Jewel last month and I agree that they were great!  After the first couple of days, they’d see me walk in the casino and immediately bring me a strong drink.

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1 hour ago, Big_G said:

 

Two different bartenders at the same bar on Rhapsody made me Southern Comfort and ginger ale. One tasted like ginger ale and the other was spot on the way I like it. I gave the other guy one more shot (no pun intended) to make another but needless to say, we had to be tactical ordering drinks at that bar.

If Marius is still on the Rhapsody (he said he wasn't renewing his contract after this one.), find him and order from him! His drinks were perfect. He also taught the martini class and the whiskey class. His martinis were delicious. I do agree that you have to be tactical, though. 

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3 hours ago, cb at sea said:

I find the drinks to be quite strong....I've even asked for a bit less vodka on one cruise....they were doing HEFTY pours!

 

Agreed, I drink vodka and water and some I took that first swallow and then added more water as I could to the glass!

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I thought there was a difference in the amount of alcohol in the drinks in the casino on Harmony and Allure.  I had the alcohol package and tipped every drink.  I handed the tip with my card, so the bartender knew he was getting a tip.

 

On Harmony, the bartenders measured exactly and when I asked for a Double Johnny Black, the bartender told me he could only give one shot at a time.  That was my mistake as I wanted a Johnny Double Black, not a double shot.  I did the same thing on Allure and got a double shot.  I was very careful to order correctly after that, lol.

 

I also noticed on Harmony that a Mudslide had very little liquor in it as opposed to Allure.

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