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If you buy wine at the wine sale in the atrium and pay the 18%, do they still charge a corkage fee in the dinning room?Hayward2,
The 18% is charged, in our opinion, because there are those passengers who will bring the wine bottle directly from the lobby to a bartender and ask to be served from it.......we've even seen people sit at a TABLE in the bar and have waitresses fetch the wine glasses back and forth.Even more blatant, we've noticed some who have taken two glasses from their table, walked from the Dining Room, and obviously went to their room. Sometime later, they came back, with both glasses now filled and returned to their table.
If you buy wine at the wine sale in the atrium and pay the 18%, do they still charge a corkage fee in the dinning room?I believe if you purchase them on the ship as part of the wine sale you are not charged corkage fees.
I believe if you purchase them on the ship as part of the wine sale you are not charged corkage fees.Sorry Lyn, I think you're wrong there, for the reasons outlined above.
I would clarify that when you purchase it.
Sorry Lyn, I think you're wrong there, for the reasons outlined above.Yes I could be wrong that is why I suggested to clarify if you are charged a fee or not.
JohnThank you all for the feedback. The above query was partially answered by the member who followed in Post # 3 on this thread, i.e. the use of digital photos many of which have been shared on these boards. Most cruise lines we have sailed with have abandoned the somewhat pretentious practice of putting the wine list in a fancy leather album but rather resort to a plain paper cover and list which any passenger who wishes to is welcome to take home as a souvenir. I do recall one occasion where a ship with a leather-bound wine list ALSO had a paperback version to give to pax who asked for it. It's among my collection of cruise ship memorabilia.
Short of dragging the blasted list to the copier in Oceania@SEA, how would one obtain such a list?
Even if one was abitious and so inclined, I well remember how massive the wine list in Polo was......of course, they had it bound in fine corinthian leather, with those silly gold tassels
The one in the Grand Dining Room was big as well.....
They have some special reserve vintages of good quality not on the wine list that they sell. If you buy three they hold them for you in the wine cellar and will bring them to you in any of the venues - even the bars. We boarded the ship and found the sommlier and bought enough wine for the cruise from the special list - 3 bottle minimum and the prices were reasonable. I think we paid $55. for Nickel and Nickle Cabernet each....not much more than Costco. Far Niente Chardonnay $55. and Far Niente Cab was $85. If you know these wines, those prices are excellent - plus 18% tip.Is the "special list" refered to above include the same wines that are sold in the "wine sales" that have been referred to in earlier posts on this thread? Or is this something completely different? Does anyone have a copy of the above cited special list?
We always bring along a few bottles from home, not so much to save money but because we like what we have and are familiar with how it pairs with food. Whatever space/weight used to carry it with us is quickly refilled by the souveniers we bring back, which could be new wine or spirits (read spirits as rum ) or anything else that suits our fancy.
C The ultimate goal is to determine whether or not we should schlep wine from our own collection halfway across the world given the weight restrictions, risk of damage in-transit, etc. ? We think we are a little closer to that answer now.