MSC Drink Vouchers Explained

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#1
Austin, TX
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Joined Dec 2014
Hey Everyone,
Before we went on the Divina, we were kind of confused about the drink voucher program and how it worked. Basically, they give you a little coupon book of the 18 vouchers and you give one to the bartender every time you want a drink. 90% of the drinks are under $8 (the vouchers are for an $8 dollar value). It does NOT include the special drinks that include the take home souvenir glass, even though they were under the 8 dollar mark.
We saved quite a bit of money and recommend doing this. We found out from one of the waitresses that we can in fact use our unused vouchers on our next cruise!
You can watch our new YouTube video explaining the system.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HdDiYN-HkLw

Hope this clears things up! If you have any questions, please ask!
#2
Albany, NY
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Joined Aug 2011
Originally posted by jimmymed3
Hey Everyone,
Before we went on the Divina, we were kind of confused about the drink voucher program and how it worked. Basically, they give you a little coupon book of the 18 vouchers and you give one to the bartender every time you want a drink. 90% of the drinks are under $8 (the vouchers are for an $8 dollar value). It does NOT include the special drinks that include the take home souvenir glass, even though they were under the 8 dollar mark.
We saved quite a bit of money and recommend doing this. We found out from one of the waitresses that we can in fact use our unused vouchers on our next cruise!
You can watch our new YouTube video explaining the system.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HdDiYN-HkLw

Hope this clears things up! If you have any questions, please ask!
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#3
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Thanks for the info

Would be great to see pictures of the Bar menus - showing drinks and prices
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#4
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Joined Apr 2010
Originally posted by djmess
Thanks for the info

Would be great to see pictures of the Bar menus - showing drinks and prices
There is a bar menu in the forum, I was just looking at it Only a few threads before this one.
#5
Austin, TX
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Joined Dec 2014
Sorry, Bummed we didn't take pics of the bar or dining room menus. I do remember seeing them on the forums here. One thing of note, they do have a couple different cocktails with stuff we don't see in the USA. I know ive seen it before but they had a drink with Aperol in it. It wasn't for me.
#7
Ontario
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Joined Jul 2016
Cocktails and spirits with mixers up to $8, wine by the glass up to $7-50 and beer up to $5-50. Anything with a red asterisk in the bar menu is off limits. We're you able to get premium beers with a voucher? As they are less than $8 but more than $5-50.
#8
Austin, TX
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Joined Dec 2014
Hi! I honestly don't remember if we could because I had mixed drinks the whole*time. I did,*however, get a Heineken one night at the buffet and was able*to use a drink voucher. Does that count as premium? I would think it would be. They also had Peroni on tap. I was trying to get more bank for my buck or I would have had a few more beers.
#9
Ontario
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Joined Jul 2016
I don't think any draft was off limits, I only had 2 beers, a draft Heineken and a bottled peroni, my wife had an angry orchard cider. All were covered by the voucher, from memory I think 80% of the bottled beers were covered. I'm sure Guinness wasn't covered, and I'm pretty sure Newky brown wasn't either. There were only 4 or 5 beers off limits.
#10
Minneapolis, MN
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Joined Jun 2001
Is a tip included in the voucher or is that expected to be added?
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#11
Austin, TX
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Joined Dec 2014
Hi! The tip is included in the voucher. They will give you a receipt, but there is no place on it to leave an extra tip. They say tipping is not allowed.


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#12
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Awesome! This deal keeps getting better and better.
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#13
Austin, TX
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Joined Dec 2014
Ya, I thought it was pretty cool.
Although, if you want a not so secret tip. Pick a bar you like and go to that one for drinks. Give them a little extra the first time, like $5 cash, and they will pay attention to you that much more.


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Awesome picture!! Thanks for the info.


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We found spending time to have a friendly chat with the table staff when things were quiet also paid dividends when it was busy.
#16
Laval, Quebec, Canada
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Joined Feb 2017
Originally posted by jimmymed3
Hey Everyone,
Before we went on the Divina, we were kind of confused about the drink voucher program and how it worked. Basically, they give you a little coupon book of the 18 vouchers and you give one to the bartender every time you want a drink. 90% of the drinks are under $8 (the vouchers are for an $8 dollar value). It does NOT include the special drinks that include the take home souvenir glass, even though they were under the 8 dollar mark.
We saved quite a bit of money and recommend doing this. We found out from one of the waitresses that we can in fact use our unused vouchers on our next cruise!
You can watch our new YouTube video explaining the system.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HdDiYN-HkLw

Hope this clears things up! If you have any questions, please ask!
Thank you so much for the info.
We were given about 50 vouchers left from a friend who was on the Divina in december 2016!!! Can't wait to see if they will take them. Did you or someone you know tried to use old vouchers?
I will keep you posted.
We leave april 1st, for B2B cruises.
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#17
Austin, TX
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Joined Dec 2014
Whoa! What a gift! We had some vouchers left over that we were going to gift to a friend that was traveling a month later, but forgot. I actually asked a bartender if we could gift them and he said yes. However, they do ask for your room key each time you get a drink. I'm not sure if they do anything with that info or not. I mean, if we can use them again, they can see that we didn't pay for the vouchers on that particular cruise. I've read on here that it worked for other cruisers but really wanted to try it myself. Please let us know if it works!


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#18
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They don't care. They just staple the coupon to the receipt for 0 balance for you to sign. They don't match it to anything.
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#19
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Originally posted by jimmymed3
Hey Everyone,
Before we went on the Divina, we were kind of confused about the drink voucher program and how it worked. Basically, they give you a little coupon book of the 18 vouchers and you give one to the bartender every time you want a drink. 90% of the drinks are under $8 (the vouchers are for an $8 dollar value). It does NOT include the special drinks that include the take home souvenir glass, even though they were under the 8 dollar mark.
We saved quite a bit of money and recommend doing this. We found out from one of the waitresses that we can in fact use our unused vouchers on our next cruise!
You can watch our new YouTube video explaining the system.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HdDiYN-HkLw

Hope this clears things up! If you have any questions, please ask!


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#20
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My traveling buddy refuses to upgrade to the drink package so I think I'll give these a try.
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