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#1
Aberdeenshire - Scotland
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We are booked on Costa Fortuna on 25th March. We cannot decide whether to take the wine package however I am not a big drinker. Can anybody tell me roughly how much a glass of house wine would be??

Thanks in anticipation.
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#2
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We did the wine package and thought it was great value, you can have this at lunch as well if you like and the water comes in handy, if you don't drink the whole bottle in one evening they will recork it so you have it the next night. The champane we shared with the other couple at our table on the 1st gala night and we shared their's on the 2nd one. The prices per glass went from 3.50euro up depending of which you order and it is a full glass not the normal european 1dl as we get here. Beer went from 3 euro and they always had a daily cocktail at 4.50 euro normaly they where 6 and up. We did order 1 bottle of wine when we did the fine dinning and there prices started I think around 28euro up to ................as much as you like. I did think the prices of drinks where good and thought they would be dearer so I was happy impressed. We also had the girls and boys package and used it on juices, coffee and water when we where around the pool. Cheers Zeby
#3
Lancashire, England
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Joined Jul 2005
I queried beer/spirit prices with Costa, reply as follows, though they didn't mention wine here:-
"As requested please find below prices for drink onboard. Prices are in euros and are subject to change,
Sprits & mixer
€5.74
Cocktails €4.50
Beers (Budweiser, Corona, Beck's, Heineken) €3.50
Kind regards
Reservations Supervisor
Costa Cruises UK - London"
#4
Chicago, IL
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Joined Aug 2005
We felt the wine package was a great deal. You could always fill you glass and take it to the show if have early seating. Save it for the next night. By the end of our cruise we still had one bottle left, so we just asked for it and took it home. The 10 bottles of water also come in handy with this package..
#5
Aberdeenshire - Scotland
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Joined Oct 2005
Thanks a million to you all, you have been so helpful. Think we will get the package.

From what you say drink prices seem very reasonable, however alot of the reviews I have read re Costa, some people complain about the drink prices. I assume though that the 15% tax will be added to those prices

The last 2 cruises we have done (with British companies) were both fully all inclusive although we paid £99 per person for it.. Bad idea, just makes you drink more to get your moneys worth!!!!
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#6
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Sorry another question. Is there any "free" tap water with meals??
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#9
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Well I have been quoted different prices!! The Costa website quotes the "Classic" as 94.78 Euros and the "special" as 103.48 Euros, However I have been quoted cheaper by Costa direct which was around £60 for the "Classic" and £67 for the "special"

Also if you booking is a "Pronto" price you are entitled to 10% off the wine package.
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#10
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Originally posted by lmf27
We felt the wine package was a great deal. You could always fill you glass and take it to the show if have early seating. Save it for the next night. By the end of our cruise we still had one bottle left, so we just asked for it and took it home. The 10 bottles of water also come in handy with this package..
could you tell me how much the wine pack is please jamie57
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What is a "pronto" price? Just curious. Also, what is incluede in the wine package? Thanks again!
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What is a "pronto" price? Just curious. Also, what is included in the wine package? Thanks again!
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#13
Stalybridge Nr Manchester UK
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Originally posted by sugarbabe61
Well I have been quoted different prices!! The Costa website quotes the "Classic" as 94.78 Euros and the "special" as 103.48 Euros, However I have been quoted cheaper by Costa direct which was around £60 for the "Classic" and £67 for the "special"

Also if you booking is a "Pronto" price you are entitled to 10% off the wine package.
Website is quoted in Euros even on the .co.uk site so if you translate 99euros to pounds it is about £60 and the pronto price discount is 25%
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WINE PACKAGE "SPECIAL SELECTION"
5 bottles of superior quality Italian wines of your choosing + 1 bottle of sparkling wine + 10 bottles of mineral water for free and a discount of at least 10% on the purchase price of the wine.
1 Pinot Grigio doc Collio "Fantinel"
1 Gavi di Gavi docg "Fontanafredda"
1 Cabernet Sauvignon Morago "Pasqua"
1 Chianti Classico docg "Rocca delle Macie"
1 Possesioni Rosso Serego Alighieri "Masi"
10 bottles of mineral water
1 Prosecco di Valdobbiadene doc "Conti Bernardi"
€107.82

WINE PACKAGE "CLASSIC SELECTION"
5 bottles of the most famous Italian wines of your choosing + 1 bottle of sparkling wine + 10 bottles of mineral water for free and a discount of at least 10% on the purchase price of the wine.
1 Soave Classico doc "Pasqua"
1 Vernaccia San Giminiano doc "Rocca delle Macie"
1 Dolcetto d'Alba doc "Beni di Batasiolo"
1 Cabernet Sauvignon doc Borgo Tesis "Fantinel"
1 Rosso di Franciacorta doc "Ricci Cubastro"
10 bottles of mineral water
1 Prosecco di Valdobbiadene doc "Conti Bernardi"
€99.13

These are the only two packages that qualify for the pronto price discount.

BOYS & GIRLS CARD
20 alcohol free drinks form the following selection: Soft drinks, Virgin Delights, Fresh squeezed citrus fruits, Iced Tea, Milk shakes, Assorted Sirups.
€40.00


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#15
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There is also a very little known option that Costa has which allows for UNLIMITED beer(draft), wine by the glass (probably house), sodas & mineral waters at lunch & dinner on your trip (in the restaurants). It costs about $10 per day -- WELL worth it for a beer with lunch & a couple of glasses of wine and some water with dinner. You (or your TA) have to call Costa directly to get this package. I plan to make good use of it on my Dec 19th trip
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Originally posted by Morgsmom
There is also a very little known option that Costa has which allows for UNLIMITED beer(draft), wine by the glass (probably house), sodas & mineral waters at lunch & dinner on your trip (in the restaurants). It costs about $10 per day -- WELL worth it for a beer with lunch & a couple of glasses of wine and some water with dinner. You (or your TA) have to call Costa directly to get this package. I plan to make good use of it on my Dec 19th trip
are you serious?
is this ONLY at dinner?
#17
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Originally posted by Morgsmom
There is also a very little known option that Costa has which allows for UNLIMITED beer(draft), wine by the glass (probably house), sodas & mineral waters at lunch & dinner on your trip (in the restaurants). It costs about $10 per day -- WELL worth it for a beer with lunch & a couple of glasses of wine and some water with dinner. You (or your TA) have to call Costa directly to get this package. I plan to make good use of it on my Dec 19th trip
Do you happen to know the name of that package? They have many different names for various "packages".... Thanks.
#18
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This is a very well kept secret.

I called Costa re: our 2/11/07 cruise and they knew nothing of this option.
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#19
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Originally posted by Morgsmom
There is also a very little known option that Costa has which allows for UNLIMITED beer(draft), wine by the glass (probably house), sodas & mineral waters at lunch & dinner on your trip (in the restaurants). It costs about $10 per day -- WELL worth it for a beer with lunch & a couple of glasses of wine and some water with dinner. You (or your TA) have to call Costa directly to get this package. I plan to make good use of it on my Dec 19th trip
You really need to try and recall exactly what you asked for.....a little more specific than saying "ask for it". The Specialty Options need a name or package number......
#20
England
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Joined Jun 2002
I booked it for our cruise on 17 December and just asked Costa for the drinks package that allowed unlimited drinks with luch and dinner in the dining room. It is either 10 euros, $10 or just under £7 per day. You have to pay for the whole duration of the cruise and not all members of your party need to take it. Costa took my credit card details and took the payment there and then. It is not advertised but the girl told me that it is in their handbook.

Here is my e-mail reply from Costa when I enquired about it . . .

"Please find below details of our drinks package.

Beverage Package during Lunch and Dinner
White and Red wines or draft beer,soft drinks, mineral water, all
served
by the glass.
£47.49 per person for the full duration of the cruise."

Just ask for the unlimited $10 Beverage Package during Lunch and Dinner and you should get it that way (not all the staff know about it).

Hope this helps.

Tracey
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