Cheers Now has a 15 Drink Limit

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If it's a 15 drink limit, it's a 15 drink limit. You are still saving a but load of $$$ by getting the package. Now, if you buy # 16+, do you get the 25% discount?

Normally I would sneak on the rum runners and hope they make it through. The aggravation of worrying about mixers and going back to the cabin every time I want a drink is enough for me to want to do this. Bottom line, it saves me $$$ and it's convenient.

Carnival will still make a profit, in fact I imagine they will make a HUGE profit on this. It's promoting people to not smuggle booze on board and it's tempting for those that would never buy a drink in the first place... The drinkers will buy the package, the non drinkers will by the package and the smugglers will buy the package. They may be pouring more drinks but they are producing a lot more revenue because of it.... and don't forget those people that over do it on the first day and get so sick that the sight of another drink would make them lose their lunch. Carnival just made a ton of money on them! haha!
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Originally posted by djwood24
LMAO....HAHAHA...I am the author and didn`t get it until you poasted it....HAHAHAHA...Yes Bloody Mary`s for sure
Now I'm laughing at work (on break of course). This was hilarious
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Can anyone confirm if soda is included in the 15 drinks? I was cut off in Dec. but it included my soda from earlier in the day!!!

What does the 15 include, just booze or all drinks including soda?
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For non-drinkers the cost is too much per day. Water is not included and I'm not sure who can drink that many sodas and other Virgin drinks a day to make it worth the cost. And I'm sure single supplement for a cabin to avoid sharing a cabin with a drinker isn't worth it either.

Anyone else have any "brilliant" ideas?
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Originally posted by bp traveler
Can anyone confirm if soda is included in the 15 drinks? I was cut off in Dec. but it included my soda from earlier in the day!!!

What does the 15 include, just booze or all drinks including soda?
When I ordered a soda with the Cheers card on the Breeze and Splendor, they never swiped my card, or had me sign anything. Sodas are not supposed to count towards the 15 from what i was told.
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Originally posted by djwood24
15 drinks:

3 BM in the morning between say 9-10:30am
6-8 drinks poolside between 10:30-4:30
2 drinks before dinner
1 drink at dinner
...so by this time it is 11 drinks for the day
I usually go to the casino...piano bar....sports bar...night club...so limited to 4 drinks for the evening.

Now this is a sea day....Port days would be much less....wouldn`t even come close to 15
Just get you a bucket of Beers to go with your breakfast...it would be a lot cheaper.
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My dh can easily drink 15 drinks, heck there are 4 beers in a bucket. He is a large man w/ a high tolerance and he maintains and acts like a gentlemen. On my end I rarely drink more than 8 a day on my vacation and the reason why....... Have you seen the size of the glasses for mix drinks in the casino????? come on now a baby juice glass just doesnt cut it!! So yea if I am sitting in the casino I could easily get my quota.

DH was excited when I told him about the program but this will be a game changer. Unless it stands that we both have to buy the program then I could in fact share some of my 15 count w/ my husband should he run out .
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Originally posted by ccruisequeen
For non-drinkers the cost is too much per day. Water is not included and I'm not sure who can drink that many sodas and other Virgin drinks a day to make it worth the cost. And I'm sure single supplement for a cabin to avoid sharing a cabin with a drinker isn't worth it either.

Anyone else have any "brilliant" ideas?
Everybody has ideas, what's brilliant to one is not to another. What's your idea ?


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Originally posted by Buck64
Just get you a bucket of Beers to go with your breakfast...it would be a lot cheaper.
Great Idea....


Asked JH what happens at 15....can we buy more....do we get 25% off...or are we shut down until 6am....
I believe the answer will be we can buy more....with no discount....lol

BTW have you tried a CCL Bloody Mary...by the pool when they roll out the drink cart...with Horseradish....YUM...can`t just have one...besides how else to you get vegetables on a cruise?
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Beverages Included In The Program:

All spirits (including cocktails), as well as beer and wine by the glass with a $10.00 or lower menu price.
Sodas and non-alcoholic frozen cocktails.
25% discount off the menu price for bottled water
25% discount off the menu price for spirits or wine above $10.00 per drink.
25% discount off the menu price wine and champagne by the bottle.

Beverages Excluded From The Program:

Non-alcoholic beverages other than soda and non-alcoholic frozen cocktails.
Beverages promoted and sold in souvenir glasses.
Bottles of liquor.
Bottled water (offered at a 25% discount).
Beverages offered at gangway while debarking.
Beverages offered through room service as well as mini bars and/or other in-stateroom beverage programs.
The sharing of cocktails and floaters.
Buckets of beer, pitchers of beer or beer tubes.
Wine and champagne by the bottle (offered at a 25% discount).
All spirits or wine above $10.00 per drink (offered at a 25% discount).
Beverages offered through enomatic wine machines.
Coffee beverages and food items.
All other beverage-related programs including cookbooks and bar books, beverage seminars and classes, as well as cigars.
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Originally posted by nitro2448
Everybody has ideas, what's brilliant to one is not to another. What's your idea ?


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Allowing sports waters, hot chocolate, lattes and other iced coffee drinks, offering more virgin drinks and juices, lowering price for non-drinkers (they could then also offer it to under-21 pax too.)
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15 drinks x 7 days= 105 drinks... say 1 oz of alcohol per drink, that is a over a gallon and half of alcohol consumed in a 7 day period..... that will pickle some livers.
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Originally posted by texsun49
15 drinks x 7 days= 105 drinks... say 1 oz of alcohol per drink, that is a over a gallon and half of alcohol consumed in a 7 day period..... that will pickle some livers.
I thought a gallon is 128 oz
do you have different measurements in OK
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So, if I put my husband in the room with the under 21s and I would be in the room with the 21 year old and he (DH) bought the program, how would we do the switcharoo? After we have purchased the program? If that's the case, we would need to change the way the rooms are now set up (all the kids are together now and my husband and I are together), then change again once on board after purchase? Also, we purchased under different rates for the different cabins, so we would probably have to wait until after final payment has been made? This would be because I don't drink that much and I don't want the 21 year old drinking that much...DH can have the 15 drink limit.
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Originally posted by texsun49
15 drinks x 7 days= 105 drinks... say 1 oz of alcohol per drink, that is a over a gallon and half of alcohol consumed in a 7 day period..... that will pickle some livers.

Several responses…
a) And your point is....
b) Rename the program the “gallon and a half challenge”
c) Someone has to do it – I’ll sacrifice for the science of it
d) So other than the 3 “BM’s” and beers by the pool – a normal week
e) Lets see… we sail on the Victory in 3 weeks … 15 drinks per day… 18 bars on the ship… factoring in travel time and the required 5 minutes between drinks…. … 2 port days… … … … elevator wait time … … wind speed … … Karaoke … … piano bar sing along … … … dancing… … … … …
f) PUB CRAWL !!!!
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Does anyone have any real details on this? I was not able to load page 4 of this thread for some reason but I've read the rest. I don't see any links to any info other than the regular info that doesn't include anything about a limit.

This is the first I've heard of this program. I'm going on the Dream in July. This may be a good deal but the important questions are if sodas count toward the 15 and if you can purchase alcohol after the 15. I can easily drink 15 drinks in a day. I could do that and not really be drunk. Although I would probably do most of the drinking after dinner.

So any links to this info?

I found this on another site that indeed states it is 15 alcoholic. So hopefully this is a good deal. Depends on if the rum runners are successful.

http://www.***********/info/carnival/barprogram.php
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Originally posted by Crusin Kelly
Several responses…
a) And your point is....
b) Rename the program the “gallon and a half challenge”
c) Someone has to do it – I’ll sacrifice for the science of it
d) So other than the 3 “BM’s” and beers by the pool – a normal week
e) Lets see… we sail on the Victory in 3 weeks … 15 drinks per day… 18 bars on the ship… factoring in travel time and the required 5 minutes between drinks…. … 2 port days… … … … elevator wait time … … wind speed … … Karaoke … … piano bar sing along … … … dancing… … … … …
f) PUB CRAWL !!!!
I wanna cruise with you.

Imagine my surprise, when I found out Drink Canada Dry was an ad campaign, not a challenge!
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Originally posted by MrPete
Or the forcing of all members of the room to purchase, although I'm sure there are couples that could outdrink each other.

And yet, there's a way around that now as well, by just booking the drinkers together in one room, and the non drinkers in the other(s).
Actually, I really don't understand this rule... what difference does it make if two share the fifteen, or one drinks them all? Are they so sure one cannot finish 15, therefore by having them both purchase, they make more money with just selling half the drinks? I just don't get it...
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