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#1
Venice, Florida
1,969 Posts
Joined Jul 2000
I'm a first-time B2B cruiser with a few questions that I have not seen yet.
If I purchase a wine package on cruise #1 and do not drink all of the wine, can I carry-over the remaining bottles to cruise #2?
On turnaround day, can I disembark early to spend time touring?
Thanks in advance for your help!

Liz
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5/15 Golden and Grand Princess, California Coastal and Alaska B2B
3/15 Norwegian Epic, Sisters Cruise v3.0, cruising with our cousins
10/14 Norwegian Getaway, not quite as nice as Breakaway
6/14 Norwegian Breakaway, brought me back to NCL, and I loved Bermuda
4/14 Freedom of the Seas, Sisters Cruise v2.0, quilting through the Caribbean
9/13 Norwegian Star, the Baltics are amazing, too bad NCL wasn't...
3/13 Celebrity Summit, Sisters Cruise in the Caribbean, what a blast
5/12 Brilliance of the Seas, my first B2B: a terrific repo cruise and an amazing week in Norway
1/12 Jewel of the Seas, a long weekend break to Cozumel and back
9/11 Voyager of the Seas, an awesome week cruising the Adriatic Sea on one of my favorite ships
2/11 Celebrity Summit, Southern Caribbean for a wonderful week
12/10 Radiance of the Seas, a relaxing weekend with new friends to Cozumel
9/10 Caribbean Princess, Canada/New England, beautiful scenery but not completely sold on Princess...yet...
4/10 Celebrity Solstice, time to try something new
10/09 Mariner of the Seas, checked out the Mexican Riviera, since I'd never been there
5/09 Radiance of the Seas, back to Alaska, what a way to go!
11/08 Grandeur of the Seas, Western Caribbean, because I really needed to get away
5/08 Voyager of the Seas, the ONLY way to cruise the Western Med!
12/07 Navigator of the Seas, Western Caribbean, happy birthday to me
7/07 Norwegian Jewel, Western Med, loved the itinerary, but NCL... not so much...
1/07 Inspiration, Western Caribbean
10/06 Adventure of the Seas, Eastern Caribbean
9/05 Inspiration, Western Caribbean
11/03 Sensation, Western Caribbean
10/00 Royal Olympic Voyager, Greece and the Eastern Med, best cruise ever!!
5/98 Norwegian Wind, Alaska with the family
6/97 Nordic Empress, Bahamas with the family
9/74-8/75 Bon Vivant, multiple trips, Mom was the ship's nurse!
... and about 20 more that I can't remember, back in the days of last-minute deals from Miami
#2
Indiana
3,294 Posts
Joined Mar 2009
We have done 5 B2Bs and have been able to "carry over" our wine package on each one but I would ask that question when purchasing the package.

Each B2B was handled differently as far as check in for the next leg but we were able to get off the ship to do some sightseeing. You should receive instructions delivered to your cabin regarding the process for your cruise.

Have a great cruise!

Sherri
#3
White Marsh, Maryland
2,373 Posts
Joined Jul 2009
Would like to know the answer to the wine package also. Someone, please!!
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Enchantment of the Seas B2B Jan. & Feb. 2013,Carnival Pride Oct. 2012,
Carnival Pride May 2012,Enchantment of Seas Feb 2012, Carnival Pride Sept. 2011, Carnival Pride May 2011, Freedom of Seas Jan. 2011,
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#4
NJ
1,408 Posts
Joined Feb 2007
If you are going to tour on the turn around day make sure when you get your new SeaPass that you tell them you want a "in transit"pass.This allows you to get off of the ship early.If you get stuck waiting in line to get off [behind all that are debarking]just show the pass to one of the crew and you will be able to bypass the lines.
#5
Heart of America, USA
417 Posts
Joined May 2003
Originally posted by retiredgram
Would like to know the answer to the wine package also. Someone, please!!
I called the Crown and Anchor Club earlier today.

Yes, we can officially "carry over" remaining wine or water bottles - purchased on the first cruise - to include the second cruise on a BTB. Although I thought that would be the answer, I double checked to make sure.

The only possible problem "might" occur if there is a change of cabin # between the two cruises and if your wine is being kept for use in the dining room. However, even that's not supposed to be a problem . Nevertheless, if you do change cabins, you might want to inform the dining room staff near the end of the first cruise; so that they can re label your wine bottles with the correct cabin number for the next leg of your trip.

Botton line: Wine, water and juice packages purchased for Cruise #1 can be consumed during the entire BTB cruise.

Although I'm keeping the same cabin myself, I don't plan to book a wine package until I'm on board. I want to see what wines are really being offered on my particular cruise. Although they are listed on the web site, not all the wines are on board every ship for every trip. So if you are booking a package for a specific wine, you might want to wait to get on board to make sure that particular wine is available on your cruise.

Meanwhile, I did already book my water package. So I won't have to worry about that for the entire BTB.

Liz
#6
New Orleans
1,852 Posts
Joined Dec 2006
Originally posted by Liz
I'm a first-time B2B cruiser with a few questions that I have not seen yet.
If I purchase a wine package on cruise #1 and do not drink all of the wine, can I carry-over the remaining bottles to cruise #2?
On turnaround day, can I disembark early to spend time touring?
Thanks in advance for your help!

Liz
Are you staying in the same Cabin? If you are you will not have a problem.
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#7
307 Posts
Joined Sep 2009
We did a B2B on Oasis last summer. We did in fact have a problem with the wine package even though we were told it would not be an issue. Make sure you tell the head waiter on the first and last nights that you are B2B and have a wine package so that they are well aware of your situation. It took alot of haggling to get this straightened out, especially since on the second leg the waiters and head waiters change positions and you are not guaranteed to have the same staff.
#8
17,894 Posts
Joined Jun 2002
if you tell the head waiter about the wine package s/he should be able to set it up with the cellar master...i've done it several times...

ONCE, though i had to choose my wines for the 2nd leg so they could do inventory..no biggie, as they said that i could swap them later if i wanted...didn't matter, i always drink one of 2 things...(also tell the MDR manager if need be....)
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#9
White Marsh, Maryland
2,373 Posts
Joined Jul 2009
Originally posted by sully108
We did a B2B on Oasis last summer. We did in fact have a problem with the wine package even though we were told it would not be an issue. Make sure you tell the head waiter on the first and last nights that you are B2B and have a wine package so that they are well aware of your situation. It took alot of haggling to get this straightened out, especially since on the second leg the waiters and head waiters change positions and you are not guaranteed to have the same staff.
Thank you
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Enchantment of the Seas B2B Jan. & Feb. 2013,Carnival Pride Oct. 2012,
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#10
White Marsh, Maryland
2,373 Posts
Joined Jul 2009
Originally posted by Photogirl
I called the Crown and Anchor Club earlier today.

Yes, we can officially "carry over" remaining wine or water bottles - purchased on the first cruise - to include the second cruise on a BTB. Although I thought that would be the answer, I double checked to make sure.

The only possible problem "might" occur if there is a change of cabin # between the two cruises and if your wine is being kept for use in the dining room. However, even that's not supposed to be a problem . Nevertheless, if you do change cabins, you might want to inform the dining room staff near the end of the first cruise; so that they can re label your wine bottles with the correct cabin number for the next leg of your trip.

Botton line: Wine, water and juice packages purchased for Cruise #1 can be consumed during the entire BTB cruise.

Although I'm keeping the same cabin myself, I don't plan to book a wine package until I'm on board. I want to see what wines are really being offered on my particular cruise. Although they are listed on the web site, not all the wines are on board every ship for every trip. So if you are booking a package for a specific wine, you might want to wait to get on board to make sure that particular wine is available on your cruise.

Meanwhile, I did already book my water package. So I won't have to worry about that for the entire BTB.

Liz
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Past Cruises:
Grandeur of the Seas B2B Jan 23 & Feb.4, 2017, Carnival Pride Sept. 25, 2016, Grandeur of the Seas B2B Jan.24 & Feb 3 2016,

Carnival Pride Sept 27, 2015, Grandeur of the Seas B2B Jan & Feb 2015 Carnival Pride Sept. 2014 Grandeur of Seas B2B Jan & Feb 2014,
Grandeur of Seas Oct. 2013 Carnival Pride Sept 2013,
Enchantment of the Seas B2B Jan. & Feb. 2013,Carnival Pride Oct. 2012,
Carnival Pride May 2012,Enchantment of Seas Feb 2012, Carnival Pride Sept. 2011, Carnival Pride May 2011, Freedom of Seas Jan. 2011,
Carnival Pride Aug 2010, Freedom of Seas Jan. 2010, Carnival Pride May 2009, Grandeur of Seas Oct 2008 Repositioning, Grandeur of Seas June 2007
#11
Venice, Florida
1,969 Posts
Joined Jul 2000
Thank you, everyone!

Liz
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5/15 Golden and Grand Princess, California Coastal and Alaska B2B
3/15 Norwegian Epic, Sisters Cruise v3.0, cruising with our cousins
10/14 Norwegian Getaway, not quite as nice as Breakaway
6/14 Norwegian Breakaway, brought me back to NCL, and I loved Bermuda
4/14 Freedom of the Seas, Sisters Cruise v2.0, quilting through the Caribbean
9/13 Norwegian Star, the Baltics are amazing, too bad NCL wasn't...
3/13 Celebrity Summit, Sisters Cruise in the Caribbean, what a blast
5/12 Brilliance of the Seas, my first B2B: a terrific repo cruise and an amazing week in Norway
1/12 Jewel of the Seas, a long weekend break to Cozumel and back
9/11 Voyager of the Seas, an awesome week cruising the Adriatic Sea on one of my favorite ships
2/11 Celebrity Summit, Southern Caribbean for a wonderful week
12/10 Radiance of the Seas, a relaxing weekend with new friends to Cozumel
9/10 Caribbean Princess, Canada/New England, beautiful scenery but not completely sold on Princess...yet...
4/10 Celebrity Solstice, time to try something new
10/09 Mariner of the Seas, checked out the Mexican Riviera, since I'd never been there
5/09 Radiance of the Seas, back to Alaska, what a way to go!
11/08 Grandeur of the Seas, Western Caribbean, because I really needed to get away
5/08 Voyager of the Seas, the ONLY way to cruise the Western Med!
12/07 Navigator of the Seas, Western Caribbean, happy birthday to me
7/07 Norwegian Jewel, Western Med, loved the itinerary, but NCL... not so much...
1/07 Inspiration, Western Caribbean
10/06 Adventure of the Seas, Eastern Caribbean
9/05 Inspiration, Western Caribbean
11/03 Sensation, Western Caribbean
10/00 Royal Olympic Voyager, Greece and the Eastern Med, best cruise ever!!
5/98 Norwegian Wind, Alaska with the family
6/97 Nordic Empress, Bahamas with the family
9/74-8/75 Bon Vivant, multiple trips, Mom was the ship's nurse!
... and about 20 more that I can't remember, back in the days of last-minute deals from Miami