Normally I would sneak on the rum runners and hope they make it through. The aggravation of worrying about mixers and going back to the cabin every time I want a drink is enough for me to want to do this. Bottom line, it saves me $$$ and it's convenient.
Carnival will still make a profit, in fact I imagine they will make a HUGE profit on this. It's promoting people to not smuggle booze on board and it's tempting for those that would never buy a drink in the first place... The drinkers will buy the package, the non drinkers will by the package and the smugglers will buy the package. They may be pouring more drinks but they are producing a lot more revenue because of it.... and don't forget those people that over do it on the first day and get so sick that the sight of another drink would make them lose their lunch. Carnival just made a ton of money on them! haha!
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