That statement is an oxymoron. If you do generally love to drink, then you should have zero problems drinking 5 drinks per day for 7 straight days from the Alchemy Bar, which would put you ahead of the game with Cheers.
I just can't do it. Last night I went out, had a bunch of drinks, and had a good time. I don't want any today. Throughout the rest of the week, I will maybe have about 4 drinks, then a bunch on the weekend again. I do love alchemy, but I can't just keep forcibly sucking down their drinks. All of the sugar and alcohol makes me feel like crap and gain weight.
You have to remember that the break even point for the buyer is 5 to 6 drinks depending on the quality of alcohol you order in your drinks. Might as well order top shelf all the time even though the mixes make it almost impossible to tell the alcohol quality. You can get creative and drink all of you drinks neat and stick with the high end tequilas, scotches, whiskeys and the highest cost wines by the glass. Remember, drinks included can go up to $50 per drink.
The break even point is over-discussed. From a math perspective, sure you can break even with some high-end drinks. However, from a different perspective, $840 is a lot of money for drinks. When all that money leaves my wallet for alcohol, rivaling the price of the whole cruise itself, I cannot say I broke even. That does not make the vacation for me, and the same goes for a lot of people. In what instances do we ever spend this much on alcohol? Now, if both passengers of the cabin would spend that much anyways, it would be dumb to not get it. I've never in my life been on vacation with a female that will drink that much. I agree though, it is a great time to experiment with some high-end drinks you may not normally order.
Another way to look at it is the season pass I bought for a local amusement park the past 3 years. It was over $200. Sounds easy to get your money's worth. Just attend at least 4 times last year. I didn't. I never do. My highest year, I went 3 times. Even then, I had to push myself to go to justify all of the money I spent, to somehow make myself feel better? Every other year was 2 visits. Why was I trying to force myself to go just to break even? What is the point of justifying unnecessary costs? The world is moving heavily towards subscription-based "unlimited" access monthly and up-front fees. The truth is, the vast majority of people never get their monies worth for what they buy. I see that in my industry too. Most of the costs are incurred up-front, then they have little or no utilization of it afterwards. Companies do it to make money, not to offer "break evens".