Silver Spirits Beverage Package Option

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#1
Rochester, NY
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Joined Feb 2007
If after embarking and you are two days into the cruise and decide the wine and beer that are included in your cruise fare does not meet your expectations, will Viking allow you to still purchase the Silver Spirits Beverage Package?
#2
Boston MA
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Originally posted by sabrefan
If after embarking and you are two days into the cruise and decide the wine and beer that are included in your cruise fare does not meet your expectations, will Viking allow you to still purchase the Silver Spirits Beverage Package?
Yes.
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#3
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Hmmmm.....I thought we could look at offerings when we first were on board and needed to decide within the next day so I am happy to hear this.
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#5
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Aha. Thank you! Good to know.
So if on the fence about the package, it makes sense to look and try options on day one. Viking suggested that on another thread and now it is really clear as to why.
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#6
Springdale, AR
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One day one, I asked the bartender if I could taste the provided and premium wines. He gladly let me try them and we upgraded.
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Originally posted by cruzzzinma
One day one, I asked the bartender if I could taste the provided and premium wines. He gladly let me try them and we upgraded.
Sounds like the way to go if you are on the fence about upgrading! Thanks for the feedback and suggestion!
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#8
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Hi,
That is good to know. Where would you go to upgrade your wines once on board and how do the waiters know which passengers have done so ?
#9
Springdale, AR
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Joined May 2011
Any bartender can sell you the package. After we bought it, we just told the bartenders our cabin number. There were no cards or stickers.
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#10
London
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Joined Sep 2008
We found the Silver Spirits package excellent value for money and were very glad we upgraded. We did feel that there should be a few more wines in the package but would certainly upgrade again on our next Viking cruise.
#11
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Joined Sep 2017
We just returned from a Viking Buri Lyon & Provence cruise. We had not pre booked the Silver Spirits Package, and upon trying the house wine on day one we quickly upgraded. We were very glad we did the value was exceptional, a wide variety of wines, and premium beverages. There were very few exceptions that were not included. One thing to note is that once on board we were charged in Euro's vs USD if we had pre booked.

We are currently trying to determine if the value will be there on our 2018 trip Stockholm to Bergen. It seems impossible to get any information on selections of wines available on the Viking Star and their cost per glass.
#12
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Originally posted by TyaxGrizzly
We just returned from a Viking Buri Lyon & Provence cruise. We had not pre booked the Silver Spirits Package, and upon trying the house wine on day one we quickly upgraded. We were very glad we did the value was exceptional, a wide variety of wines, and premium beverages. There were very few exceptions that were not included. One thing to note is that once on board we were charged in Euro's vs USD if we had pre booked.

We are currently trying to determine if the value will be there on our 2018 trip Stockholm to Bergen. It seems impossible to get any information on selections of wines available on the Viking Star and their cost per glass.

We were going through that same decision making process and decided (at Viking' suggestion) to wait until we get on board and try the wines offered - since Viking changes/rotates these wines, it doesn't seem possible to know in advance. I do know that they were different on Rivers vs Oceans in the past.
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