Posted April 9th, 2006, 04:09 PM
Read that there is a wine package for $119 - and that gives you 6 bottles of wine and some water....please can someone give me details - what quality of wine do you get - is it the house special [and if so is it drinkable!]. Seems a good bargain - do you buy it beforehand or do you buy this package on board? thanks
Hi LB, Your cruise is 13 months away, please chill out. The wine/water package offers both convenience and value. First off, the water is a $20 value as Costa charges $2 per bottle onboard. you get 10 bottles, choice of regular/spring water or carbonated "gas" water. The wine, you receive six (6) coupons to be redeemed for your wine, you can choose to use the coupons for the same variety of wine if you find one you love. There are two (2) packages available, one is white wines and the other is red/rose'. The package includes, 1 of the 6 bottles is a champagne (Prosecco) if I recall correctly. As to your inquiry if its drinkable, that depends on how big of a wine snob you are. All wine is drinkable. As to whether its to die for, everything is relative. You are paying about $16.50/bottle and with Costa's profit markup, these are probably about $10/bottle values. Last of all, you can order the wine/water package in advance or wait until your first day aboard. Bon Voyage!