The ultimate beverage package

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Joined Jan 2013
Has anyone purchased the open bar plan? I haven't seen too much about it on here lately. I'm going on the Jade in June and am looking forward to it. Was just wondering if anyone has purchased it recently and had any input or tips... Thanks
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Joined Nov 2010
I think I read somewhere that the price was around $50 a day per person. At this price, I don't think I could drink enough each day to possibily make it worth while. However, I would like to give it a try for just one day
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I would do it but my husband doesn't drink. My understanding is that everyone in your cabin 21 or over has to purchase it. That would not be worth it if hubby doesn't consume alcohol.
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Joined Nov 2012
It's $49 a day and they add an automatic 15% gratuity. It must be purchased for the full trip and all eligible adults must purchase it in a room (so if you and a friend cruise, you both have to buy it for the whole cruise). It does not include some of the "higher end" brands of liquor (also lots of tequila is excluded). You cannot buy it in advance (we tried, LOL) but it does include unlimited non-alcholic drinks a la the soda package.

My husband and I worked it out and we'd each need to drink about 7 drinks a day to make it worth it for us, but we both drink a lot pretty easily on vacation and don't drink beer or alcohol.
Upstate New York
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Joined May 2012
We signed up for it 1/6/13 on the Dawn (6 of us in the garden villa). Got conflicting answers about "everyone in same room" vs. "everyone on same method of payment". Originally 5 signed up for it, but since I drink maybe 1 or 2 a day (and we got 6 bottles of liquor with the villa), I didn't want to buy it. We all used different credit cards, but by 2nd day, we got a call saying I needed to purchase it also. It was everyone or no we dropped it. (my mother and sister made out better without it and think hubby and girls would have been close). It also has tax added to it which brought price over $400 pp for 7 days. My husband is a beer drinker and a bucket of 6 beers was around $32...and he usually has 1 1/2- 2 buckets per day on we figured he would make out okay.My girls were drinking like it was going out of style every night (oh to be 23 and 25 again) You also have to factor in port days...we were off the ship for several hours for the 4 port days, so were paying for drinks in port too. Make sure you do the math before purchasing. And, you have to get the drinks at a bar or room service. And only one drink at a time.
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