Email to RCCL about drink packages

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#1
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I know on a professional point e-mails goes a lot further than a petition. You have the opportunity to expressive how you think it would benefit them. I would suggest to all of us that would love to see a drink package to e-mail them and state your case.

will get the email for you thought I had it but it was sent back
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#3
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I just got off the Splendor and there was a drink package. I do not remember the price per day though.

3 levels:
1) unlimited soda only
2) unlimited soda plus beer, wine and well liquor and
3) unlimited soda, beer, wine, well liquor and also all premium liquors as well.

I remember it being pretty pricey, but likely worth it if you drink that much. Sodas can add up.
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Yes it is offered on the international ships 3 of them but not on the US based ship. Sorry should have stated to get it on the US based ship eamil RCCL.
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juat keep thia post at the top
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#6
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I'm going with a big group on September 16th and we have a drink package. We had to have a certain number of people (30, I think) though. We had three choices. It's great because if you have 6 or 7 drinks a day it pays for itself and that's easy to do with a couple during the day and wine with dinner and a couple at night dancing. You can spread it out and not get "black out" drunk!
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I know on a professional point e-mails goes a lot further than a petition. You have the opportunity to expressive how you think it would benefit them. I would suggest to all of us that would love to see a drink package to e-mail them and state your case. Europe got it due to overwhelming request. In an article I read they said they gave it to them because they are use to all-inclusive vacations and in my e-mail I said some of us are too. That is why we take land bases all-inclusive vacations.
The more that e-mail the more chance we have. So tell all your friends

[email protected] or [email protected] or send it to both to make sure it is getting to the right people
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I'm sorry but I don't understand the attraction of the drink package. As I understand the cost of the beer package, you would need to have 7 beers a day every day just to break even. I don't drink that much and I don't think it's good policy to encourage people to have more than 7 drinks day. I'll also suggest that the vast majority of cruisers don't want to be around people that are drinking that much. If people want to purchase more than 7 beers a day, everyday, thats fine but I hope that RCCL doesn't adopt an unlimited alcohol package.

Please follow the links and tell RCCL not to offer unlimited alcohol packages
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For us it is so nice just not dreading the bill that will be waiting at home at the end of the cruise. It is a vacation and running the bill in your mind or worse yet checking it every day detracts from the relaxation.

We have done the premium alcohol package on Celebrity the last 2 cruises, and have it purchased for our Celebrity cruise this October. We didn't drink more or less because of it. In my opinion, it all comes down to what you are comfortable with, I just enjoy knowing we prepaid our bar tab.

I just sent the request to ask if Royal would offer what Celebrity has offered since 2010 I believe. We are booked on the FOS October 2013 and it would be great if they offer it.
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Originally posted by dz9yvr
I'm sorry but I don't understand the attraction of the drink package. As I understand the cost of the beer package, you would need to have 7 beers a day every day just to break even. I don't drink that much and I don't think it's good policy to encourage people to have more than 7 drinks day. I'll also suggest that the vast majority of cruisers don't want to be around people that are drinking that much. If people want to purchase more than 7 beers a day, everyday, thats fine but I hope that RCCL doesn't adopt an unlimited alcohol package.

Please follow the links and tell RCCL not to offer unlimited alcohol packages
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Originally posted by dz9yvr
I'm sorry but I don't understand the attraction of the drink package. As I understand the cost of the beer package, you would need to have 7 beers a day every day just to break even. I don't drink that much and I don't think it's good policy to encourage people to have more than 7 drinks day. I'll also suggest that the vast majority of cruisers don't want to be around people that are drinking that much. If people want to purchase more than 7 beers a day, everyday, thats fine but I hope that RCCL doesn't adopt an unlimited alcohol package.

Please follow the links and tell RCCL not to offer unlimited alcohol packages
With the current media flair up on alcohol consumption by underage drinkers on RCL this might not be needed.
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Sorry Johnny, I still don't get it. Rather than worrying about running up the bill or checking for an error, you agree to pay more??? FYI you can get incorrect bar bill charges even if you don't buy a drink.

Please RCCL, No Unlimited Alcohol Packages
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I would also love to see the package. If it hasn't increased the drunks on Celebrity, why would it increase the drunks on Royal?

If you have a mimosa in the a.m., 2 beers at the pool in the afternoon, a pre-dinner cocktail, a glass of wine at dinner, a drink at the show, and a drink at the dance lounge - a person of normal weight and who eats enough at meals will not be an out of control drunk. And who doesn't overeat on a cruise?

For me that would add the convience of having my daily multi diet coke habit included instead of the mimosa and at least one of the afternoon drinks. And I could order unlimited ginger-ale's in the evening between drinks without paying extra. Yeah - I do that because I like having a drink in hand during evening activities and don't want to get stupid drunk - espicially if I'm in the Casino.

Honestly, most people out grew the "let me get wasted drunk" stage in our early 20's. We learned a long time ago about the hangovers, the porcelian goddess, and the even worse consequences of the out of your mind drunk. Saying that - I can agree with suspending the sell of the packages during Spring Break periods.
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Hey mech, it still doesn't make sense from a financial perspective. I've only seen prices for a beer package, I don't know if there is a drink anything you want package. But if we assume there is, you still only list 7 drinks for that day and that is the break even point. Just pay for whatever you want to drink and you'll still be ahead. I have no doubt you won't be a falling down drunk, but there will be plenty of others more than willing to assume that job. Please no unlimited alcohol.
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Originally posted by dz9yvr
Hey mech, it still doesn't make sense from a financial perspective. I've only seen prices for a beer package, I don't know if there is a drink anything you want package. But if we assume there is, you still only list 7 drinks for that day and that is the break even point. Just pay for whatever you want to drink and you'll still be ahead. I have no doubt you won't be a falling down drunk, but there will be plenty of others more than willing to assume that job. Please no unlimited alcohol.

If these packages were not profitable for Celebrity, they would not continued to be offered. So apparently, there is no increase in the falling down drunk belief you keep offering up as an objective. Since it works elsewhere on Royal and works on Celebrity, what is it that makes you assume that American passengers on Royal are less responsible then American passengers on Celebrity or International passengers on Royal?

Please Royal -give us a choice.
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The beer package is 19.99 how much is the beer on RCCL on carnival it was like $4.75 plus 15% so that would equal almost 4 beers sound like a a good deal to me.
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Originally posted by armywifefisher
Yes it is offered on the international ships 3 of them but not on the US based ship. Sorry should have stated to get it on the US based ship eamil RCCL.
Which international ships? Do you know if it is on the Serenade's European itineraries? I can't find anything about this on the RCCL website.
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