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#1
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Haven't been on NCL since 2009. What are the currant bucket (helmet) beer prices? Last cruise they were about 28 bucks w/gratuity (6 for the price of 5). Anybody...? Thanks in advance.
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I think it works out to about $5 per beer. Not sure of the exact price.
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#6
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Originally posted by DerekNJ
Two weeks ago, after gratuity, it came to around $33.
YIKES !!! 2008 it was about $24. 2009 about $28. Wow!!!
#7
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Originally posted by melligene
Haven't been on NCL since 2009. What are the currant bucket (helmet) beer prices? Last cruise they were about 28 bucks w/gratuity (6 for the price of 5). Anybody...? Thanks in advance.
You are right on the money, I am looking at my reciept, and it came to 28.46 for 6 coronas with bucket..They also gave me some limes and a bottle opener.
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Let's see 28.46 x 2/day = $56.92. $56 x 7 = .....better get crackin' on the overtime!
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#9
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Originally posted by odessy
You are right on the money, I am looking at my reciept, and it came to 28.46 for 6 coronas with bucket..They also gave me some limes and a bottle opener.
Almost hate to ask the price of mixed drinks. Wife likes the Pina Colada type, etc. I think they averaged about $9.00 plus or minus in 2009.
I know cruising isn't cheap especially when we're looking into 600 bucks in airfare plus pre/post hotel costs...la..la...la....Oh well....nobody is twisting my arm are they....? Just sayin....
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Originally posted by melligene
Almost hate to ask the price of mixed drinks. Wife likes the Pina Colada type, etc. I think they averaged about $9.00 plus or minus in 2009.
I know cruising isn't cheap especially when we're looking into 600 bucks in airfare plus pre/post hotel costs...la..la...la....Oh well....nobody is twisting my arm are they....? Just sayin....
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Filled rum runners are just as important as bringing anything else. That and a soda card and you are set!!
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June 2010 on the Freedom bucket of 4 Caronas were $23.00....
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#14
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Originally posted by hellokitty123
So they leave the caps on and we can take any unopened bottles back to our room?
That is correct and if you are beer drinkers, money is not the issue anyway. You get one beer free for every 5 you buy! They didn't offer that deal on RCI.
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#15
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Originally posted by hellokitty123
So they leave the caps on and we can take any unopened bottles back to our room?
Yes. A bucket is yours to take anywhere. You'll see folks carrying around a bucket.
#16
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$33.00 on the Epic just this week....they tout it as buy 5 get one free.

If you are into Martini's they have some Happy Hour specials either at specialty restaurants or in some cases slow times at some of the bars. Pretty sure buy one get one free which works about half the price of a beer.
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#17
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A bucket with tax and all last year on the Epic was only $28. They must have went up.

Yes, you get to take the bucket with you. We took ours back to the room and the steward kept filling it up with ice to keep the extra beers cold for us. They were just awesome.

You can watch for the drinks of the day to get a "special" deal. I can't remember how much they were, but I want to say around $6.00. They offered a different one every day and I believe it was announced in the dailies.
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#18
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Also on one day at sea, I think it was thursday..They had buy 5 buds get 2 free...That was a pretty good deal, but I am not a bud drinker.So I stuck with my Coronas.
#19
Erie, Pa.
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If memory serves me correctly I think some drink prices (maybe just beer ...not sure) are even more until you get into international waters. Don't recall how many miles out from Miami that is but, I know it cost more.
#20
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On the Pearl last November a bucket cost $28.46 and $34.21 depending if you got premium beer. You can mix and match but if you include any premium beer the whole bucket is charged at the higher amount. Also if you buy beer within 3 miles of a US port they charge sales tax so the price might be a tad higher. Don't forget to hang on to your receipt so you can get your bucket deposit back ($5). They can look it up but it's a pain.
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