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#1
California
105 Posts
Joined Apr 2012
Just in case anyone is interested, here is a list of prices not on the all-inclusive:


CONNOISSUER LIST

SCOTCH WHISKY
2-ounce serving
Chivas Royal Salute $ 11
Johnnie Walker Blue 16


IRISH WHISKEY
2-ounce serving
Whiskey, Midleton VR 10


SINGLE MALT WHISKY
2-ounce serving
Oban 14 Years 10
Macallan Makers Edition 11
Macallan Estate Select 11



COGNAC & BRANDY
2-ounce serving
Armagnac-Laubade 1950 45
Armagnac-Laubade 1965 30
Armagnac-Laubade 1972 25
Martell Cordon Bleu 10
Hennessy Paradis 40
Courvoisier XO 10
Remy Martin XO 16
Remy Martin Louis XIII 120
Hennessy XO 17
Cognac, Fins Bois 30
Cognac, Borderies 30
Cognac, Petite Champagne 45
Cognac, Grande Champagne 50


ARMAGNAC & CALVADOS
2-ounce serving
Boulard Grand Fine 10




GRAPPA
2-ounce serving
Grappa, Tignanello $ 10



TEQUILA
Don Julio Anejo 10
Herradura Anejo 12

CORDIALS & LIQUEURS
2-ounce serving
Grand Marnier Cinquantenaire 10


PORT WINES
3-ounce serving
Fonseca Guimaraens 12
CC Graham 30 Years 13
W&J Graham, 40 Years 18


And for you wine aficionado's:


CRYSTAL CRUISES REVENUE WINE LIST – CRYSTAL DINING ROOM



CHAMPAGNES & SPARKLING WINES
Listed from light to full bodied

VINTAGE
SPARKLING WINE

Domaine Carneros, Brut Rosé NV $ 38

CHAMPAGNE

Billecart-Salmon, Brut, Crystal Cuvee NV 55
Veuve Clicquot Brut NV 60
Louis Roederer, Brut, Milesime 2005 110
Moët et Chandon, Dom Pérignon 2000 155
Louis Roederer Cristal, Brut 2002 260
Krug, Vintage Brut 1996 395

CHAMPAGNE ROSÉ

Billecart-Salmon, Rosé, Brut, Mareuil-sur-Aӱ NV 95
Louis Roederer Cristal Rosé 1996 420



WHITE WINES
Listed from light to full bodied

UNITED STATES

SAUVIGNON BLANC

Duckhorn Vineyards, Napa Valley 2010 38


VIOGNIER

DARIOUSH 2009 55


CHARDONNAY

Beringer, “Private Reserve,” Napa Valley 2009 40
Shafer, Red Shoulder Vineyard 2008 48
Far Niente Winery, Napa Valley 2008 55
Patz & Hall, Hyde Vineyard 2007 58
Ambullneo, “Big Paw” 2006 80



FRANCE

VINTAGE
LOIRE VALLEY

Silex, Didier Daguenau, Saint Andelin 2007 $ 150

FRANCE
BURGUNDY

CHABLIS

Chablis, Grand Cru, “Les Preuses”, La Chablisienne 2008 72

MÂCONNAIS

Pouilly-Fuisseé, “Vieilles Vignes,” Chateau de Fuissé 2009 56

MONTRACHET

Puligny-Montrachet, Étienne Sauzet 2007 95
Puligny-Montrachet, 1er Cru Les Perrières 2004/2005 150

PERNAND-VERGELESSES

Corton –Charlemagne, Grand Cru, Bonneau du Martray 2007 160



AROUND THE WORLD
WHITE WINES

AUSTRIA

Riesling, “Wachstum Bodenstein,” Weingut Prager, Wachau 2008 48
Grüner Veltliner, “Lamm,” Schloss Gobelsburg, Kamptal 2009 54

GERMANY

Riesling, Georg Breuer, “Nonnenberg,” Rheingau 2007 52

NEW ZEALAND

Sauvignon Blanc, Cloudy Bay, Marlborough 2008 56


AUSTRALIA

Chardonnay, Leeuwin Estate Art Series 2006 60




RED WINES
Listed from light to full bodied


UNITED STATES
VINTAGE
PINOT NOIR

Domaine Carneros, California 2008 $ 42
Wedell Cellars, Sta. Rita Hills, Santa Barbara 2007 64
Miura Vineyards, Pisoni Vineyard, Santa Lucia Highlands, Monterey County 2007 80
Patz & Hall, Sonoma 2007 95

MERLOT

Shafer, Napa Valley 2007 46
Duckhorn Vineyards, Napa Valley 2007 60
Beringer Vineyards, Bancroft Ranch Vineyard, Napa Valley 2003 95

MERITAGE

Napanook, Dominus Estate, Yountville, Napa Valley 2005 55
Dominus, Dominus Estate, Napa Valley 2007 130
Opus One 2007 210
Insignia, Joseph Phelps Vineyard, Napa Valley 2005/2007 195

CABERNET SAUVIGNON

Chateau Montelena Winery, Napa Valley 2008 48
Stag’s Leap, “Artemis,” Napa Valley 2006 52
Shafer, Hillside Select, Napa Valley 2005 155
Silver Oak Cellars, Alexander Valley 2005 85
Darioush Signature Wine, Napa Valley 2008 95
Caymus Vineyards, Napa Valley 2007 65
Caymus Vineyards, Special Selection, Napa Valley 2007 130
La Sirena, Napa Valley 2006 175
Quella, Bond, Napa Valley 2008 300
Harlan Estate, Napa Valley 2004 1,150

RED VARIETALS

Syrah, La Sirena, Santa Ynez Valley 2005 68
Shiraz, Darioush Signature Wine, Napa valley 2007 78
Pirate TreasuRed, La Sirena, Napa Valley 2007 95
L’Aventure, “Optimus,” Stephan Vineyards, Paso Robles 2007 72








FRANCE

BURGANDY

VINTAGE
CÔTE DE NUITS

Chambolle Musigny, Premier Cru, Domaine Comte George de Vogüé 2007 $ 195
Vosne-Romanée, Domaine Jean Grivot 2007 85
Pommard 1er Cru “Epenots” 2006 95
Clos des Lambrays, Grand Cru, Domaine des Lambrays 2007 170
Clos de la Roche, Dujac 2005 450
Richebourg, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti 2003/2005 1,750
La Tâche, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti 2005 1,900

RHÔNE VALLEY

E. Guigal Hermitage Rouge 2006 85


BORDEAUX

POMEROL

Château Hosanna 2005 220
Château Trotanoy 2005 230
Petrus 1995 2,500

SAINT-ÉMILION

Château Figeac, Premier Grand Cru Classé B 2005 120
Château Cheval Blanc, Premier Grand Cru Classé A 2001/2003 750

GRAVES

Château Haut-Brion, First Growth 1995 580

MARGAUX

Château Palmer, Third Growth 2005 420
Château Giscours 2005 95
Château Prieuré-Lichine 2005 125
Château Lascombes 2005 110

PAUILLAC

Château Lynch Bages, Fifth Growth 2005 210
Château Pichon Longueville, Comtesse de Lalande, Second Growth 2005 160
Château Lafite-Rothschild, First Growth 1989 850
Château Mouton-Rothschild, First Growth 1982 2,100
Château Mouton-Rothschild, First Growth 2001 475
Château Latour, First Growth 1995 1,200
Château Latour, First Growth 2000 1,900

BORDEAUX cont.
VINTAGE
SAINT-JULIEN

Connetable, Talbot 2005 $ 52
Château Léoville Barton, Second Growth 2004 225



AROUND THE WORLD
RED WINES


AUSTRIA

Zweigelt, “Schwarz Rot” 2008 56

ITALY
PIEDMONT

Barolo, “Sperss,” Angelo Gaja 2004 295

TUSCANY

Tenuta dell’Ornellaia 2007 185

SPAIN
RIBERA DEL DUERO

Vega Sicilia, Valbuena 2003/2004 185
Pingus 2003 1,300

PENEDÈS

Cabernet Sauvignon, “Mas La Plana,” Torres 2006 78

AUSTRALIA

Shiraz, Two Hands, “Bella’s Garden,” Barossa Valley 2005 64
Cabernet Sauvignon, Bin 707, Penfolds, South Australia 2006 150
Shiraz, Grange, Penfolds, South Australia 2004 465

CHILE

Cabernet Sauvignon, Don Melchor, Concha y Toro 2006 78
Almaviva, Baron Philippe De Rothchild & Viña Concha y Toro, Puente Alto 2006 180








DESSERT WINES
Listed from light to full bodied
VINTAGE
AUSTRIA

Trockenbeerenauslese, Crystal Cruises Cuvée 2003 $ 44
Trockenbeerenauslese, Grand Cuvée No. 6 2000 55

FRANCE

BORDEAUX

Château d’Yquem, Sauternes 1990 800
#2
antwerpen
1,047 Posts
Joined Apr 2007
thank you for the information
2 items are missing : a good Meursault and a decent dry Rosé wine from France ...
we are too severe for Crystal
#3
90,216 Posts
Joined Jul 2000
Thank you for posting this. The prices are as we were told they would be. Very close to what you would pay at a store and in fact some prices are precisely what you would pay or even slightly lower.

Keith
#4
San Francisco Bay area
1,400 Posts
Joined Jan 2006
What happened to Tiganello? It is my favorite Super Tuscan and Crystal always had it. I doubt it is on the free pour list.
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#5
9,832 Posts
Joined Feb 2004
FYI...the complimentary pours were terrific on my March 19th Symphony cruise and there were many, many choices in all the different dining venues and bars. Please be aware that the wines will change from voyage to voyage. I did see the reserve list that was posted on this thread and was very pleased with the pricing on the wines I am familiar with and had ordered in the past. The list has been dramatically reduced but it's still a very nice selection. I enjoyed the complimentary wines so much that I didn't have a need to order off the reserve list. However, I might do that on a future voyage. I love Far Niente Chardonnay and was thrilled to see the price is now $55 a bottle, gratutity included as opposed to the previous $85 plus a 15% gratuitiy...great deal if you like this wine and I felt the previous price was a fair price. I also enjoy Shafer Merlot and think the new price is outstanding.

nancy
#6
Santa Fe NM
287 Posts
Joined Oct 2007
I'll echo Nancy about the quality (and abundance) of the "complimentary" wines proffered. We encountered nary a stinker, and, although wine snobs as we are--and provided with an alarming amount of shipboard credit--we never bothered with the reserve lists.

This may, of course, change in the future!

But see, please, my posting in an earlier "All-inclusive" thread #3, for a more particular description of wines offered on the menu.

J
#7
2,941 Posts
Joined Aug 2003
The list looks good. I see a few anomalies, like pricing a drink of tequila (that retails for about $50/btl) the same as an XO cognac that retails for double or triple that (and is priced per ounce what I'd pay at a good liquor store).

The Oban is also a $50/btl whisky (which my spell-check thinks is an incorrect spelling) that is comparable in retail price to the single-malts that are presumably on the "included" list.
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#8
fort lauderdale, fl, usa
1,128 Posts
Joined Oct 2000
I wonder if the wines for the Vintage Room dinners will come from this list, or whether there will be a special reserve list of wines for those special evenings?
#10
Leesburg, VA
127 Posts
Joined Mar 2005
Holy cow! Can this list be right? There's a Napa cult wine on the list for almost $100 less than you'd pay buying direct from the winery?!
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#11
California
105 Posts
Joined Apr 2012
Let me jump in here and tell you that this list came from Crystal on board guest services....straight from the home office is as good as it gets. And I agree with some of the pricing....the 2007 Caymus Special Selection at $130 is a great price from any discount wine retailer....if you can find it. Thank you Crystal!
#12
antwerpen
1,047 Posts
Joined Apr 2007
during my cruise to "canaries" tignanello was still available in Prego
by simply request you can ask and send for a "prego" wine to the main dining room
i did it many times for Italian White
#13
90,216 Posts
Joined Jul 2000
Originally posted by marienbad
I wonder if the wines for the Vintage Room dinners will come from this list, or whether there will be a special reserve list of wines for those special evenings?
They will continue to be special.

Keith
#17
9,832 Posts
Joined Feb 2004
Originally posted by shoshona2
Does anyone know which brand of single malt Scotch is complimentary?

Sheila
Sheila, I'm not a scoth drinker but one of my travel mates on 2207 was really pleased with the extensive complimentary single malt offerings. I hope someone else can give you specifics.

Nancy
#18
Santa Fe NM
287 Posts
Joined Oct 2007
On 2207 we requested Glenmorangie, and presto, a full liter appeared. I note that Macallan is on the reserve list; as far as I know, that list hadn't yet been distributed on the first all-inclusive. We didn't see one, at any rate. Did any 2207-ers?
#19
9,832 Posts
Joined Feb 2004
Originally posted by vcdarty
On 2207 we requested Glenmorangie, and presto, a full liter appeared. I note that Macallan is on the reserve list; as far as I know, that list hadn't yet been distributed on the first all-inclusive. We didn't see one, at any rate. Did any 2207-ers?
There was not a list of the reserve spirits or wine for room service available on 2207. My stewardess said they would be putting them in the rooms on 2208. In regards to the connoisseur spirits, the only list I noticed was in the connoisseur lounge but it was by the glass. I do know that my friends tried several different single malt scotches by the glass in the various bar venues and he was very impressed as there were at least 2 glen something or others offered!!!

Nancy