Cunard Victoria - Approximate Alcohol Cost for a TA?

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#1
Montclar, NJ (NYC Area)
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Hey guys - wondering what you budget for alcohol / wine on an 8 day transatlantic? I budgeted 1,000$ (US) for two people for 8 days is that reasonable (considering wine with dinner etc)?
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#2
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On the Cunard website under bars there is the drinks menus with costs included! Sorry haven't got the link but it's there
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#3
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Originally posted by Brianlbaker
Hey guys - wondering what you budget for alcohol / wine on an 8 day transatlantic? I budgeted 1,000$ (US) for two people for 8 days is that reasonable (considering wine with dinner etc)?
By my rusty calculations, $1,000 for 8 days for two people would mean $62.50 per person per day including the undisputable 15% surcharge of $9.37.

Which means if each of you don't run up a bar tab of more than $53.13 per day pp, you're right on budget. Of course, what is a 'reasonable expenditure' is an individual decison. I set a budget for all on-board spending as those on board charges can really add up! Oh, and if you decide to purchase a future cruise credit while on board, for US residents, that means $300 per person on your credit card bill in addition to your on board charges. Just food for thought -S.
#5
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Thank you for reposting the site.

Be a little cautious when your favorite bar person offers to make you the drink that they think you might like. $$$$$$
#6
Kent, UK.
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Although I don't drink much at all... I am thinking a Kir Royale or two a day may not be a bad thing...
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#7
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Originally posted by T5LHR
Although I don't drink much at all... I am thinking a Kir Royale or two a day may not be a bad thing...
I'm with you on that one .... the Hibiscus Royale very nice too.

We found that wine prices per bottle were quite reasonable, but onboard spending does have a way of creeping up without you realising though. (Well it does if you're too busy enjoying yourself to notice ;-) )
#8
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Not many guests are aware that Cunard have their own house wine ( a selection of three or four whites and reds) It's quite acceptable and the cost is about $29 + 15%. ... just ask for the 'Cunard label'

If like me you prefer a glass of wine pre dinner (in any of the bars) then it's more ecconomical to buy a full bottle ..... just like the restaurant, the bar staff will look after it for you for when you next return.


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#9
Norfolk
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Originally posted by Bell Boy
Not many guests are aware that Cunard have their own house wine ( a selection of three or four whites and reds) It's quite acceptable and the cost is about $29 + 15%. ... just ask for the 'Cunard label'
Bell Boy
Do you know if Cunard is still supplied by Wente?

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#10
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Originally posted by Mattsmum
I'm with you on that one .... the Hibiscus Royale very nice too.
Ooh! Sounds very nice! I will have to give it a whirl...
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Originally posted by Norfolk Brit
Do you know if Cunard is still supplied by Wente?

Mary
They were in December but that doesn't mean that they are still with them.
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Originally posted by Mattsmum
I'm with you on that one .... the Hibiscus Royale very nice too.

We found that wine prices per bottle were quite reasonable, but onboard spending does have a way of creeping up without you realising though. (Well it does if you're too busy enjoying yourself to notice ;-) )
Hi Mattsmum - remember me? I will try the Hibiscus Royale on my t/a in May
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Originally posted by capnpugwash
They were in December but that doesn't mean that they are still with them.
Thanks.

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Originally posted by Bell Boy
If like me you prefer a glass of wine pre dinner (in any of the bars) then it's more ecconomical to buy a full bottle ..... just like the restaurant, the bar staff will look after it for you for when you next return.

Bell Boy
It's actually against the law to buy a bottle and not finish it in one sitting.
#15
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Originally posted by ToadOfToadHall
It's actually against the law to buy a bottle and not finish it in one sitting.
I just wish I had enough willpower to be a law breaker!
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Originally posted by ToadOfToadHall
It's actually against the law to buy a bottle and not finish it in one sitting.
No its not against the law, at least not on the ships.
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We were on a Princess cruise with lots of sea days. We bought a wine card which entitled us to 10 bottles of wine, discounted. I think the cost was around 300 dollars. We also brought a couple of bottles on board with us. That lasted the entire trip. We did buy a couple of drinks/champagne, but no where near 1000 dollars. Maybe 100 dollars, including the coffee cards my husband had to have. We were on the ship for a month and had at least 20 at sea days.
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Originally posted by ToadOfToadHall
It's actually against the law to buy a bottle and not finish it in one sitting.
Hahaha...obviously English, like us
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#19
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On our 6-night QM2 crossing our bar bill was £600 approx ($950) so it would be reasonable - I guess?? - to expect to spend around £800 for our upcoming 8-night crossing. We'll generally go for the house wines with dinner and I love my cocktails so will be trying a few of those!
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#20
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This is like asking "how long is a piece of string"

Will you be drinking beer or glasses of "the Widow" at $40 per glass???????

To those with a a taste for Kir Royal or Hibiscus these will cost about $14 per glass, Pinot around $7.50

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