Alcohol Drink Package on Freedom??

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#1
Pittsburgh, PA
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Hello fellow cruisers. Just wondering, is the alcohol drink package available on Freedom of the Seas and what does it include. Thank you.
#2
Southern California
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I'm on the ship right now and yes they have the alcoholic package. 55$ for the premium pkg and 45$ for beer and wine per day.
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#3
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It would appear that the Alchohol package is only available on 7 days or above cruises. We just got off a four day cruise on Liberty and there was no package offered. We were told that the 7 day rule applied.
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#4
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We are on Freedom on 13 January.

I enjoy a few drinks and would probably liketo take the package. However my wife does not touch alcohol.

I can understand why RCCL do not want people abusing this and sharing a package, however much as I would like to buy it, their is no way we will approach our doctor and ask for a medical certificate confirming my wife does not (and cannot) drink alcohol!

Any suggestions?
#7
Southern California
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Originally posted by macruisefan
Any actual information about these packages on the RCI site? Or is this like usual, where it will take them a couple years to update things?
Don't know about their site. My answer came right from the bartender on board.
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#8
Nashville, TN
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What are the details?

Do you have to tip on your seapass every time you get a beer/mixed drink? Or is there a tip calculated on the purchase price of the program ($45 or $55)?

Do you even have to show them your seapass at all when you get your drinks?

How does the program work for single cruisers? I often have my own room when cruising with my family.

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#9
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Originally posted by macruisefan
Any actual information about these packages on the RCI site? Or is this like usual, where it will take them a couple years to update things?
No. Not yet.
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#10
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Originally posted by bryan_ski
What are the details?

Do you have to tip on your seapass every time you get a beer/mixed drink? Or is there a tip calculated on the purchase price of the program ($45 or $55)?

Do you even have to show them your seapass at all when you get your drinks?

How does the program work for single cruisers? I often have my own room when cruising with my family.

Thanks Everyone
15% gratuity is added at the time you purchase the package.
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#11
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Originally posted by dchillis
I'm on the ship right now and yes they have the alcoholic package. 55$ for the premium pkg and 45$ for beer and wine per day.
Interesting to hear this. This has got to be one of the most chaotic roll out's of a new program I have ever seen. Royal is mum about it on the website. USA Today runs an article about the program only being available on Oasis and Allure. Royal needs to put more effort into this roll out. If they are doing it just come out with the details so that customers and ships crew are aware of the program and what the rules and stipulations are. Right now there are so many different threads and posts about this program and the only consistent statement seems to be the prices.

Thanks for the info there dchillis.
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#12
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Originally posted by scottie99
We are on Freedom on 13 January.

I enjoy a few drinks and would probably liketo take the package. However my wife does not touch alcohol.

I can understand why RCCL do not want people abusing this and sharing a package, however much as I would like to buy it, their is no way we will approach our doctor and ask for a medical certificate confirming my wife does not (and cannot) drink alcohol!

Any suggestions?
Try a doctor friend maybe... If I didnt know any I would just ask my doctor. What's the worst that good happen??
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Unless you are a "heavy drinker" the alcohol package is a joke. No bottle water, can soda or specialty coffees but they want $885.50 for 7 days. That's $126.50 per day. My DW & I talked about it but with the ommission of the list above it's not worth it especially with the 3 port days on most 7 night cruises. Since we are Diamond, get to bring 2 bottles of wine on board, have the C&A drink coupons and have the DL on our upcoming Mariner cruise we will be passing on this deal.
#14
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Originally posted by CaribeDiver
Unless you are a "heavy drinker" the alcohol package is a joke.
Simples don't buy it if it doesn't suit you

Originally posted by CaribeDiver
. That's $126.50 per day.
If its $55 a day please explain your maths


I had this package on the Indy and loved it although would like coffees included
I am now pleased as punch they are doing it on my next cruise

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Your maths is wrong the 15% Gratuity is included within the $55 not added

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Originally posted by sxphil
Your maths is wrong the 15% Gratuity is included within the $55 not added

HTH
Hi sxphil we had the package on Indy and it was $55 a day, but we were on Splendor last month and it was $55 a day plus 15% gratuity which was $126 a day.
On Indy out of the uk we are not charged 15% gratuity on any drinks.
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Interesting adding a further 15% would take it out of my comfort zone
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#18
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Originally posted by dchillis
I'm on the ship right now and yes they have the alcoholic package. 55$ for the premium pkg and 45$ for beer and wine per day.
Could you tell us what is the difference between the packages?
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Originally posted by sxphil
Interesting adding a further 15% would take it out of my comfort zone
That is why we didn't have it on Splendor.When we got on I had a big aluminium bottle of bud which was priced at $6 the same price as Indy so when they charged me $6.90 I said sorry but I think you have over charged me no said the barman that is 90cent gratuity.
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Originally posted by jp30338
Could you tell us what is the difference between the packages?
I believe the $45 per day package is beer and wine only while the $55 per day package includes alcohol (mixed drinks, etc).
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