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Old February 9th, 2012, 09:07 PM
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Default Cunard Victoria - Approximate Alcohol Cost for a TA?

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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Old February 9th, 2012, 09:25 PM
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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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Old February 9th, 2012, 11:06 PM
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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)?
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.

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Old February 10th, 2012, 01:39 AM
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Whitemarsh kindly posted a link to the drinks menu for me yesterday, so I shall return the compliment and post it for you: https://ask.cunard.com/help/cunard/l...ailable_drinks

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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. $$$$$$
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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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Old February 10th, 2012, 07:15 AM
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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...
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 ;-) )
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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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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'
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Do you know if Cunard is still supplied by Wente?

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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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They were in December but that doesn't mean that they are still with them.
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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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They were in December but that doesn't mean that they are still with them.
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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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It's actually against the law to buy a bottle and not finish it in one sitting.
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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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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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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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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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