Posted September 10th, 2013, 01:22 PM
Last edited by Alberta Quilter; September 10th, 2013 at 01:23 PM
My wife and I used this on our Alaska Cruise in Aug. All adults in the room must get the card. I can be used for any drinks uner 7.00. That includes housewine,large bottled water,regular coffee from the Explorations,all coffee drinks(like Spanish coffee)all drinks of the day and all drinks from the bar menu,pop. We never drink morning drinks but on this Cruise we did have a bloody mary at breakfast :-) We had a wine or two at lunch and perhaps a cold one late afternoon. At dinner perhaps a couple drinks(Lido) and also during the Show in the Showroom. We could have had 15 drinks a day but we didnt. I think anyone having just a few drinks a day,plus buys large bottles of water and basic coffee from Explorations actually breaks even quite easily. It is quick and convient and gives you some fun options throughout the day if you choose.
Thank you for sharing your experience. Could you tell us how it actually works? By that I mean, do the waitstaff know from your room card that you purchased the package and your drink is "free"? Or do you get a regular receipt for your purchase and then the charge for the drink is omitted from your onboard account by the front office (since the package was purchased)? I hope I'm making myself clear with my question, however awkwardly it is worded!
I'm trying to understand how it works onboard so that one isn't charged twice for the same drink - once through the actual purchase of the beverage, and once through the purchase of the package.
Also, with respect to the Explorations Cafe, capuccinos, espressos, hot chocolates are not included? Surely, they're under $7, aren't they? I don't drink coffee but my mother does and would enjoy a cappucino. I guess she could still get them in the MDR but I was hoping, for her sake, that the cappucinos in the Explorations Cafe would be tastier than the ones in the MDR.