drink prices on epic?

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i have been reading that drink prices on the epic are much higher than other cruise lines. anyone have info on prices of beer and mixed drinks?
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The drink prices are the same on Epic as other NCL ships
Approx $8 for martinis or mixed drinks
$5-$6 for a bottle of beer

These prices are actually cheap compared to where I live (miami)
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Originally posted by kcool
i have been reading that drink prices on the epic are much higher than other cruise lines. anyone have info on prices of beer and mixed drinks?
Like all lines. Just off the Dawn...Too High....
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Originally posted by doitallWMB
Like all lines. Just off the Dawn...Too High....
All depends on your point of reference. They're no higher than restaurants/clubs in most major cities in the US, and less than you'd pay at any stadium for similar. However, a single Miller Lite (bleh) on a ship is more expensive than a 6 pack in a grocery store
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Originally posted by david_sobe
The drink prices are the same on Epic as other NCL ships
Approx $8 for martinis or mixed drinks
$5-$6 for a bottle of beer

These prices are actually cheap compared to where I live (miami)
Cheap compared to NYC, too. I know that we would all love to see dirt cheap prices for drinks but let's be reasonable - the cruise line has to make its money somewhere. I have no problem with these prices.
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thanks for info, $5 to $6 for a beer is same as any other cruise line
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On the Gem, house mixed drinks (vodka soda, rum & coke, etc) were $6.33 and beers were around $6.50. Compared to NYC prices, the mixed drinks were probably cheaper than many bars! The beers are served in aluminum cans that are bigger than the bottles.
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We find that cruise ship drinks are about the same and sometimes a little less than local places we would go to. We're in South Florida.

We were in Vegas back in July and fond THOSE drinks to be outrageous!!
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#9
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Drink prices are the same fleet wide. Don't forget that a 15 percent gratuity will be automatically added to your bill.
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Originally posted by jdvmd
Drink prices are the same fleet wide. Don't forget that a 15 percent gratuity will be automatically added to your bill.
We just got off the Epic today and they actually add 18% gratuity to each drink order.

Cocktails range from 5.95 to 8.95+ Bucket of 6 beers is $30.00
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Originally posted by csmart1152
We just got off the Epic today and they actually add 18% gratuity to each drink order.

Cocktails range from 5.95 to 8.95+ Bucket of 6 beers is $30.00
18%? Are you sure about that? On every NCL cruise that I've been on, the gratuity for bar tabs has always been 15%. (Note: the gratuity for spa treatments is indeed 18%.) Unless this is different on the Epic (which I haven't sailed on), something is amiss. Can anyone who has recently sailed the Epic confirm the 18%?
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Originally posted by johnql
18%? Are you sure about that? On every NCL cruise that I've been on, the gratuity for bar tabs has always been 15%. (Note: the gratuity for spa treatments is indeed 18%.) Unless this is different on the Epic (which I haven't sailed on), something is amiss. Can anyone who has recently sailed the Epic confirm the 18%?
My bad! You're right. I was looking at the spa receipt. The bar gratuity is indeed 15%.
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#13
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Originally posted by csmart1152
My bad! You're right. I was looking at the spa receipt. The bar gratuity is indeed 15%.
Thanks for the clarification.
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Originally posted by kcool
i have been reading that drink prices on the epic are much higher than other cruise lines. anyone have info on prices of beer and mixed drinks?
If you order the drink of the day without the souvenir glass, they cost a dollar or 2 less.