Volendam Drink Prices

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#1
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Below are the drink specials and prices. The prices in black are from the first segment and the prices in red are the second segment.

1st day:
Drink of the day - Cuban Mojito - $4.50 -- $5
Cool as a Glacier Cucumber Mocktail - $2.25 -- $3.25
Limon Martini - $4.50 -- $4.50

2nd day:
Fresh Grapfruit Cosmo - $4.95 -- $5
Sunshine Splash Mocktail - $2.75 -- $2.75
Tanqueray 0010 Martini - $5.25 -- $5

3rd day:
Sunsicle - $4.94 -- $5
Pina Not A Colada - $2.75 -- $2.75
Classic Martini - $4.25 -- $5

4th day:
Fresh Margarita - $4.95 -- $5
St Clemens - $2.75 -- $2.75
Peachy Martini - $5.25 -- $5

5th day:
Fresh Squeezed Lemon Drops - $4.50 -- $5
Summer Soltice - $3.25 -- $2.75
007 Martini - $4.50 -- $5
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Continued

6th day:

Spiced Daiquiris - $4.50 -- $5
Liquid Sunshine - $3.25 -- $2.75
Classic Cosmo Martini - $4.50 -- $5

7th day:
Cucumber Lime Smash - $4.50 - $5
Orange & Pineapple Sprtizer - $3.25 -- $2.75
Green Apple Martini - $4.50 - $5

8th day:
Sea Breeze - $4.50 -- $5
Unlimited Unleaded Margaritas - $3.25 -- $2.75
Limon Martini - $4.50 - $5

9th day:
Poolside Car - $4.50 -- $5
Stralada - $3.25 -- $2.75
0010 Martini - $4.50 -- $5

10th day:
Raspberry Seabreeze - $4.50 -- $5
Cool as a Cucumber - $3.25 -- $2.75
Cucumber Lime Smash - $4.50 -- $5

If you bought either the drink of the day or the martini of the day in a special glass, the cost was $6.95. Mocktails in a special glass were $5.95.
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Each evening that was a different wine tasting from 5 - 8 PM at the Wine Bar. You got to sample 3 different wines for $12 on some nights and 4 different wines on other nights. Don't know why it wasn't always the same. Got about 3 ounces of wine to sample.

1st night -- white wines
2nd night -- Champagne cocktails
3rd -- Merlot
4th -- Chardonnay
5th -- French wines
6th -- Champagne cocktails
7th -- Pinot Noir
8th -- Rose wines
9th -- Champagne cocktails
10 th -- nothing
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#4
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Thanks for posting that, KK. Prices for "before dinner martinis" look great!

Question.... What did you mean by "First" and "Second" segments?
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Welcome home Yonnie. Hope you had a good cruise. Thanks for the heads up on the new prices, we can always rely on you to keep us informed.

NNN, the first and second segments refer to KK being on BtoB cruises............jean
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Welcome home Yonnie, Hope you had a good cruise. Thanks for the heads up on the new prices, we can always rely on you to keep us informed.

NNN, the first and second segments refer to KK being on BtoB cruises............jean
#7
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Thanks for going to all that trouble to share this info with us.

Hope you had two great cruises.

Did you go to any of the wine tastings? If so, were they enjoyable?

Welcome Back. We missed you.



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Originally posted by elmorejj
Welcome home Yonnie, Hope you had a good cruise. Thanks for the heads up on the new prices, we can always rely on you to keep us informed.

NNN, the first and second segments refer to KK being on BtoB cruises............jean
Many thanks, Jean.
#10
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this is totally eye-opening

can you imagine: of the 30 drinks referenced on both segments, 18 were higher the 2nd time vs. the 1st; 8 were lower and 4 were the same

I hope someone from Seattle is reading this thread .. if so, you should be ashamed of yourself

you increased drinks in some instances by $.50 and one by a $1.00 at the same time you made the OP buy her own drink at the captain's reception

this is outrgeous

by the way, just curious: how much did the entire cruise cost and what impact did the $.50 have on the overall enjoyment of the trip

sounds as if the OP was back to back

if so, the bill week 2 must have been staggering in comparison to week 1

I hope someone will please publish the current price list from Volendam so we can all compare that to this, multiply the result by 5, divide that by 2 and then square the difference to the next 1,0000000th of a mil converting that to the Euro at the same time
#11
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this is totally eye-opening

can you imagine: of the 30 drinks referenced on both segments, 18 were higher the 2nd time vs. the 1st; 8 were lower and 4 were the same

I hope someone from Seattle is reading this thread .. if so, you should be ashamed of yourself

you increased drinks in some instances by $.50 and one by a $1.00 at the same time you made the OP buy her own drink at the captain's reception

this is outrgeous

by the way, just curious: how much did the entire cruise cost and what impact did the $.50 have on the overall enjoyment of the trip

sounds as if the OP was back to back

if so, the bill week 2 must have been staggering in comparison to week 1

I hope someone will please publish the current price list from Volendam so we can all compare that to this, multiply the result by 5, divide that by 2 and then square the difference to the next 1,0000000th of a mil converting that to the Euro at the same time
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We didn't go to any of the wine tasting at the Wine Bar from 5 - 8 PM.

Also this cruise, for the first time, we didn't go to the regular wine tasting which was held in the Explorer's Lounge nor did we go to the Premium wine tasting at the Pinnacle. So I can't tell you what they cost.
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#13
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Jean -- the prices for our drinks in the bars did go up. On our June cruises, the cost of s Stoli's on the rocks was $4.95 and on this cruise they were $5.25 each. But our cordials in the evenings - Grand Marnier and Drambuie didn't go up in price -- still $5.50 each.
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#14
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Since we cruise in suites, the cost of the 20 days was over $10,000. The price inclrease didn't affect us as we don't drink the daily specials, or mocktails or their special martinis.

I just decided to keep track of everything after what happen at the captain's party as I know some people have to adhere to budgets and might like to know about the price increases.
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I keep waiting to hear from other people on other ships about what is happening -- right now it sounds like everything is only happening on the Volendam.
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Drinks on HAL aren't more expensive that expected. I'used to
paying the same amount in Canadian dollars.
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At one time, many moons ago, cruise ships advertized their drinks at being at duty free prices. They do buy their liquor at duty free prices, but definitely don`t sell them any more as such.......jean
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Prices were about the same on Noordam.


Around $5 for a scotch .... $4 and change for a Heineken .... close to $16 for a bucket of Hein

Did you find out why the price difference between the 2 weeks?
You got my curiosity on this.



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#20
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Let's see -- this is just an example -- HAL buys a bottle of Absolut for around $10. But when you order Absolut you get 1 1/2 ounces and HAL charges you $4.75. From a liter bottle you can get 22 drinks which is about $107. That means that HAL is making about $97 profit on that bottle. We watched the bar tenders carefully measure each drink to make certain that you didn't get a drop more than 1 1/2 ounces.
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