MSC Drink Vouchers Explained

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#41
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Originally posted by drsel
Are you sure?
My US based cruise agent says that it is included for my Europe sailing for ALL nationalities
We don't get vouchers as a promotion here for ANY sailings - the Fantastica offer is only for bookings made in US (and, it seems, Canada).
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Originally posted by Beamafar
We don't get vouchers as a promotion here for ANY sailings - the Fantastica offer is only for bookings made in US (and, it seems, Canada).
Absolutely! You need to book with a US based giant online agency (not allowed to name them) in order to get 12 alcoholic beverage vouchers per adult.
And I read that in Happy hour you get 2 drinks per voucher.
1) Is this true?
2) Has anyone ever experienced it?
3) Which is the Happy hour?
#43
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Originally posted by drsel
Absolutely! You need to book with a US based giant online agency (not allowed to name them) in order to get 12 alcoholic beverage vouchers per adult.
And I read that in Happy hour you get 2 drinks per voucher.
1) Is this true?
2) Has anyone ever experienced it?
3) Which is the Happy hour?
We booked on line with MSC's north American website.
#44
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Originally posted by ssmea03
We booked on line with MSC's north American website.
Yes ............. the 12 vouchers promotion added to Fantastica bookings comes directly from MSC so ANY US TA booking will include these vouchers.
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#46
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Originally posted by philsr1939
Can someone please tell me what the drink Vouchers cost on all MSC ships. Thanks
The vouchers are not available to purchase for sailings on all MSC ships. The price for the 18 vouchers is $89. The following is from my booking for Divina:

"18 DRINK COUPONS Save with freedom! 18 drinks of your choice that you can consume in bars and restaurants. Included drinks: call-brand spirits (premium brands not included), liqueurs, non-premium cocktails, wines by the glass, draught beer, bottled and canned beer, energy drinks and coolers, canned sodas, fruit juices, premium mineral water, coffee and chocolate based drinks, takeaway ice cream in a cone or cup."
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#48
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Can you purchase additional sets of 18 vouchers onboard? I can see them in my planner for my Seaside bookings, just wondering if I can buy more should I use them all up
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#49
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Originally posted by weejasser
Can you purchase additional sets of 18 vouchers onboard? I can see them in my planner for my Seaside bookings, just wondering if I can buy more should I use them all up
Yes, you can buy them in advance. 18 for $89.
Or buy the unlimited Classic alcoholic beverages package for $31/day.
#50
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Originally posted by weejasser
Can you purchase additional sets of 18 vouchers onboard? I can see them in my planner for my Seaside bookings, just wondering if I can buy more should I use them all up
Yes, you can buy more onboard but they incur a 15% service charge.
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thanks for the quick replies guys
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#52
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My GF loves champagne on vacation-- is champagne an option for using a drink ticket? For that matter, are there any drink packages that include champagne? Tangent question-- anyone know if MSC ever offers pre-sailing sales on drink packages like RCL occasionally does?

Never sailed MSC before but Seaside looks very interesting and would be an option for us if we can better understand how their packages and pricing work.
#53
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Originally posted by iambumbo
My GF loves champagne on vacation-- is champagne an option for using a drink ticket? For that matter, are there any drink packages that include champagne? Tangent question-- anyone know if MSC ever offers pre-sailing sales on drink packages like RCL occasionally does?

Never sailed MSC before but Seaside looks very interesting and would be an option for us if we can better understand how their packages and pricing work.
Pre-purchasing drinks packages avoids the 15% service charge that's added when buying onboard. Other than that, MSC does not discount their packages.

There are 2 types of sparkling wine included in the basic all-inclusive package - a dry and a sweet. Your vouchers should cover those. Champagne by the glass is included in the premium package.

Here's a link to some of their packages:

https://www.msccruisesusa.com/en-us/...-Packages.aspx

They also offer beer, wine, coffee, water and soda packages. These are advised on "My Bookings" section under "Enhance Your Cruise" when you've made a booking.
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#54
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[quote=Beamafar;54049426]Pre-purchasing drinks packages avoids the 15% service charge that's added when buying onboard. Other than that, MSC does not discount their packages.

There are 2 types of sparkling wine included in the basic all-inclusive package - a dry and a sweet. Your vouchers should cover those. Champagne by the glass is included in the premium package.

So if I understand you, there would be a couple sparking wine (i.e., cheaper champagne) options we could get with the tickets. Is that like a Prosecco or something like that? And those would be included with the premium drink package with perhaps a few other champagne options. Is that correct?

Are there any champagne options included with the package that comes with an Aurea cabin?

Thanks so much for your help in sorting out a very confusing topic for me!

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#55
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Originally posted by iambumbo
So if I understand you, there would be a couple sparking wine (i.e., cheaper champagne) options we could get with the tickets. Is that like a Prosecco or something like that? And those would be included with the premium drink package with perhaps a few other champagne options. Is that correct?

Are there any champagne options included with the package that comes with an Aurea cabin?

Thanks so much for your help in sorting out a very confusing topic for me!

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I don't know what's offered on Divina (or Seaside which will be the same) in terms of sparkling wine or the brand of champagne that's included in the premium package - only what's on offer in other regions.

The basic package is included in an Aurea booking, which includes the sparkling wine. You can upgrade for the difference between the price of the basic and premium.
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#56
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So if you get a drink that is over $8, will they take the drink coupon and charge the difference to your cabin? Or just not take the coupon?
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#57
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Originally posted by shackman61
So if you get a drink that is over $8, will they take the drink coupon and charge the difference to your cabin? Or just not take the coupon?
I don't think they will take the coupon but not having tried it I can't be sure. It did seem quite clear though on the drink menus that the premium drinks are not included in the packages
#58
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Originally posted by drsel
Absolutely! You need to book with a US based giant online agency (not allowed to name them) in order to get 12 alcoholic beverage vouchers per adult.
And I read that in Happy hour you get 2 drinks per voucher.
1) Is this true?
2) Has anyone ever experienced it?
3) Which is the Happy hour?
we booked with Transat .com in canada and the 12 vouchers per person and gratuities for the first 2 guests in the cabin were included . we are on the seaside march 24th sailing
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