Drinks included in the cruise fare? What companies?
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What companies have the all inclusive really so that also "all" the drinks are included? I don´t mean champagne, cognacs etc, mainly beer, wine, sodas etc? It´s quite hard to compare the cruise prices with different cruise lines if I don´t know this? RCCL has it for extra cost. I was there two weeks ago and what I consumed alcohol/beverages were about the same as the cost of what it would have been if I would have taken the alcohol package (I took anyway the fountain soda package). Not a heavy drinker but next time I´ll think I´ll take the package.Paul Gauguin Cruise Line includes drinks.
This intimate ship is unregimented and informal - no tuxes or gowns here. The Connoisseur Club, with its warm woods and leather chairs, is a relaxing spot for pre-dinner cocktails. La Palette is an indoor/outdoor lounge whose deep blues and golden yellows reflect the colors of the sea and sun. At night, the lounge is transformed into a romantic nightclub where couples can dance the night away on the indoor/outdoor dance floor. There's open-seating dining in two restaurants: La Veranda is modern and stylish and offers indoor and outdoor dining, and L'Etoile resembles an art deco Parisian restaurant. Near the pool, Le Grill offers casual, open-air dining, as well as a buffet area. Complimentary wine is included at dinner. A retractable watersports platform brings guests to sea level, where they can try windsurfing, kayaking and water-skiing. Cabins feature marble baths with full-size tub and shower, refrigerator stocked with soft drinks and mineral water, complimentary minibar setup and more. There's also a print-on-demand service of newspapers such as USA Today and The Wall Street Journal for those who want to stay up-to-date with the goings-on at home. A selection of complimentary wines, spirits and champagnes is served throughout the ship.
Your best bet is to watch Royal Caribbean & Celebrity for promotions offering a free beverage package, then book!
Celebrity has just such a promo ending today, I think.
The trend is towards cruise lines selling drink packages, which means that may be one more perk to look for when booking. I have only seen those two do it so far, but as more lines implement drink package sales on their ships, we can likely expect to see them showing up as freebies in more booking promotions!
The ability to provide a coherent explanation on this topic is one of the factors I'd use in choosing a travel agent.
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