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My wife and I are taking the 7 Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise on Freedom of the seas. I am very interested in comments about the Premium Beverage Package. Been reading other posts, and I am wondering if anyone can share their experances. We are looking forward to drinks with dinner and then in the Viking Crown Lounge. I am assuming we will not have issues ordering drinks.Hope this helps.
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We are going to be cruising with another couple and have decided to do the premium package for all of us...for a couple of reasons, like mentioned previously, but mainly, so that we can simply order drinks and not be tempted to say, "hey, I'll get this rounds for everyone" and having to deal with possibly one of us getting stuck with an uneven 'splitting' of the bar bill, with all of us doing the package, no bills, no paperwork, much easier to relax or our group....That's a really good point! We have cruised with family before and ended up paying more for everyone so we could have upper-end wines/drinks without having issues with other party members.
We are going to be cruising with another couple and have decided to do the premium package for all of us...for a couple of reasons, like mentioned previously, but mainly, so that we can simply order drinks and not be tempted to say, "hey, I'll get this rounds for everyone" and having to deal with possibly one of us getting stuck with an uneven 'splitting' of the bar bill, with all of us doing the package, no bills, no paperwork, much easier to relax or our group....Exactly why we are doing the same with 3 couples in May. We've all decided it would be to our benefit not to worry about it.
We just returned from Liberty and bought the $55 package. The only inclusion issues we came across were at the Champagne Bar. They do not carry "house" champagne so you couldn't get a glass there or a champagne cocktail either. We simply went to other bars for these.That would really annoy and frustrate me seeing as I've already tipped 15%
We also felt that the staff aren't happy about these packages. I am sure most people are not tipping as well with the packages. The level of service really lacked until a server would figure out that we were good tippers and then they were overly happy and attentive.
Alright, so I am going on Liberty of the Seas in November and my wife and I are going to get the premium drink package. We plan on pre-tipping our bar tenders a little extra at the club to make sure they look out for us and keep refilling our drinks without having to order more. My question is this, Is there any way to have buckets of beer delivered to my stateroom? The first cruise we went on we didn't look for this but would love to have some beer in my stateroom if I didn't want to go out to the bar. Any suggestions or tips on this?The only way I can think of to get a bucket of beer is to purchase it because the drink package does not include a bucket of beer.
I read that you can only purchase ONE drink at a time... how strict are they with this rule? I'm just thinking that between my husband and I, we would jointly share the responsibility of getting drinks. I may go to the bar once and get a cocktail and him a beer (2 drinks).... then the next time, he would go and get 2 drinks (his beer and my cocktail) and vice versa.... That way someone could be sitting with our stuff if we were at the pool or in another area of the ship.That is a really good question. Usually, if we are out by the pool, I will order drinks for both of us and put it on my Seapass. Will we now be required to both give our Seapasses to the server so they can both be scanned?
My other half and I just got back from our first cruise and we had the Premium beverage package.We returned from our cruise on the Adventure a few weeks ago and bought the Premium beverage package as well. We met a few people that told us only one person in the cabin bought the package...?? We both bought the package and have no regrets. I do believe you can only order one drink per card at one time. However, it wouldn't be a problem to go back to the bar (or another bar) and get another drink within minutes. I did that a few times when I didn't like my drink.
We enjoyed ourselves drinking on our vacation. And even with getting fairly "happy" on several occassions we didn't come close to ordering enough drinks to cover the $55/day price of the premium beverage package. With that said, I would still get it again on future cruises. I ordered drinks I might not have normally tried, I wasn't afraid to dump them out if they weren't to my liking, and I wasn't surprised with a big beverage bill at the end of the cruise. To each their own I guess.
One further thing I will add: the bartenders on the Majesty of the Seas do NOT skimp on alcohol content in their drinks. You certainly are getting your monies worth per drink.