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Just got off rhapsody on a South Pacific cruise. We heard third hand that on the third night a passenger had too many drinks, tossed a piece of equipment overboard (a bollard?), and went to bed. The next morning security knocked on his door, confiscated his sea pass and he was sent to a hotel in noumea for a flight home the following day. Day 3 of a 10 day cruise.

 

Sometimes the all you can drink package is not such good value.

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Saw way too much of the drunken behaviour on our last Royal Caribbean Cruise aboard Voyager and I have to agree that alot are now making sure they get their full monies worth with the drinks package and the only way to do that is to make sure you are just about smashed everyday.

 

We saw quite a few marched off to the booking brig as we heard one of the security staff tell one drunkard that's where he was going.

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Saw way too much of the drunken behaviour on our last Royal Caribbean Cruise aboard Voyager and I have to agree that alot are now making sure they get their full monies worth with the drinks package and the only way to do that is to make sure you are just about smashed everyday.

 

We saw quite a few marched off to the booking brig as we heard one of the security staff tell one drunkard that's where he was going.

 

I can't believe the number of posters who say that they really got their money's worth on their drink package - starting with alcohol at breakfast and just continuing on. Some say 12 or so drinks a day (and that's not including coffee or non-alcoholic drinks). Are they permanently blotto or what? Or am I just old? :)

On a 2 nighter Radiance cruise last year one of the senior staff said that they had loaded the same amount of alcohol for 2 nights as they had for the previous 16 night cruise. The problem was there was nowhere to disembark people to if they were D & D.

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Gosh how unfortunate that we have to tolerate such drunks?I A AM A DRINKER AND I DO DRINK HOWEVER MY BEHAVIOUR IS ONE OF SIMPLY QUIETENING DOWN.

I know if i cant make sense i shut up excuse myself and go to bed.

 

I have been lucky enough not to experience such bad behaviour coming from the Diamond/Concierge Lounge.Good thing they are supervised by Hosts and Bar Servers.

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I feel sorry for him, he could be a nice guy and he may have no recollection of what he did. He got drunk, he didn't start a fight or abuse staff or offend the eyes and ears of a karaoke audience. Unfortunately he broke one of the few hard rules on a cruising ship.

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Some people just have no respect for others, wherever they are.

 

As for the diamond/concierge lounge, I think by the time they've made it there, they already know the ropes on behaviour and how to manage their drinking.

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I feel sorry for him, he could be a nice guy and he may have no recollection of what he did. He got drunk, he didn't start a fight or abuse staff or offend the eyes and ears of a karaoke audience. Unfortunately he broke one of the few hard rules on a cruising ship.

 

Yep...it's easy to judge I guess. I don't think many people set out with this in mind...although a few do, I'm sure.

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We saw a lot of people drinking on our recent Voyager trip, but did not see and bad, boorish or wild behaviour. Lots were getting their values worth on the all you can drinks package. Lots. But we saw everyone having a good time. We were happy with our wine and a few, well priced beers each day.

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There is a difference between happily merry (we are on holiday after all) and lout behaviour. I have no desire or my children to see people hammered and shouting and throwing things off a ship. I also do not pay my hard paid money to see pools of vomit or hear drunken arguments. I am all for people being thrown off who cannot abide by simple rules. They are in place for the safety and enjoyment of all on board. A ship is place for someone totally drunk. They can endanger themselves and others, not to mention cause misery for all around. Control please!

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If this is now happening why is RCI so worried about folks having a drink in their rooms?

 

 

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They're not worried about folks having a drink in their rooms. Anyone (over 21) can order a drink via room service or bring a drink from a bar to their room.

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You can't be sure that this person had the drink package it possible it just a person who had to much to drink. I have been on other cruises where they have had no all inclusive package and people were hammered and got thrown off the boat. I will get the package but have children and am a responsible drinker. I like the idea of knowing how much money I'm going to spend up front but won't be chasing drinks just to get to my total. 55 dollars worth of drinks every day. I don't drink to get hammered but I drink be aide I enjoy the taste of it. I know my limits and will stick to it.

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It is also possible that the person in question has a low alcohol tolerance. For these people, very few drinks are enough to push them over. Also, some people react to various types of alcohol. Some can drink lots of beer, but through a little whiskey into the mix, then the behaviors change. A little to much sun, a lack of food, and a little alcohol are not a good mix. After all is said though, the cruise line did the right thing in dealing with the behavior; adults should be aware of their limits.

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If this is now happening why is RCI so worried about folks having a drink in their rooms?

 

 

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You are so true and its showing its worth that the no bring your own policies are just all about money for the cruise line and nothing to do with responsible drinking onboard!

 

We bought the all you can drink package in March on a 14 nighter:eek: We cancelled it after 4 days and nights of constant drinking because it was too much drink!

 

You will naturally chase the $55 a day and we did!

 

One day I had at least 12 beers 4 Gin Collins and 4 long Island teas:eek:

 

Many Australians are not used to America "Free Pour" measures, I could not drink some drinks I ordered as they were almost 100% booze with very little mixer/soda.

 

I couldnt see any bar tender refusing anyone a drink on Voyager drunk or not,they couldnt give 2 hoots about responsible service of Alcohol! They just want to get their shift over with!

 

You cannot blame the drinkers when the companies offer it up on a free flow consumption basis!

 

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I can't believe the number of posters who say that they really got their money's worth on their drink package - starting with alcohol at breakfast and just continuing on. Some say 12 or so drinks a day (and that's not including coffee or non-alcoholic drinks). Are they permanently blotto or what?
Depending on the drink, a person could drink 12 drinks a day (one an hour) and not even get very tipsy.
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You can cancel a drinks package during the cruise? We were thinking it would be good to have it for just a couple days and then dial it back. I cannot imagine drinking for ten straight days, actually I can, it's called "leaving Las Vegas" and it starred Nicholas Cage.

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I feel sorry for him, he could be a nice guy and he may have no recollection of what he did. He got drunk, he didn't start a fight or abuse staff or offend the eyes and ears of a karaoke audience. Unfortunately he broke one of the few hard rules on a cruising ship.

 

He didn't just break one of the rules, if he threw something overboard he broke maritime law.

 

You are so true and its showing its worth that the no bring your own policies are just all about money for the cruise line and nothing to do with responsible drinking onboard!

 

We bought the all you can drink package in March on a 14 nighter:eek: We cancelled it after 4 days and nights of constant drinking because it was too much drink!

 

You will naturally chase the $55 a day and we did!

 

One day I had at least 12 beers 4 Gin Collins and 4 long Island teas:eek:

 

Many Australians are not used to America "Free Pour" measures, I could not drink some drinks I ordered as they were almost 100% booze with very little mixer/soda.

 

I couldnt see any bar tender refusing anyone a drink on Voyager drunk or not,they couldnt give 2 hoots about responsible service of Alcohol! They just want to get their shift over with!

 

You cannot blame the drinkers when the companies offer it up on a free flow consumption basis!

 

Den

 

Wow. Just...wow. You cannot blame the drinker? Does the bartender stuff the drink down their throat? If not, I can blame the drinker.

 

I drink when on a cruise and any cruise that offers an unlimited package, I choose it for the peace of mind it offers me. And I have always at least broken even. But I pace myself and I have never made a scene or been out of control.

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I wouldn't be surprised if the drink package was pulled soon. On the FOS recently there was much more drunkenness than I've ever seen on a Royal Caribbean ship. We have a very good time cruising but I just can't imagine drinking all day, every day, to make the package seem like a good deal to us.

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You can cancel a drinks package during the cruise? We were thinking it would be good to have it for just a couple days and then dial it back. I cannot imagine drinking for ten straight days, actually I can, it's called "leaving Las Vegas" and it starred Nicholas Cage.
I don't believe you can cancel any of the drinks packages part way through.
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I wouldn't be surprised if the drink package was pulled soon.

 

As long as it's making money, which I'm sure it is, I doubt we're anywhere near that.

 

Worst case, in situations like this, they will increase the workload for staff to manage these situations.

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Just got off rhapsody on a South Pacific cruise. We heard third hand that on the third night a passenger had too many drinks, tossed a piece of equipment overboard (a bollard?), and went to bed. The next morning security knocked on his door, confiscated his sea pass and he was sent to a hotel in noumea for a flight home the following day. Day 3 of a 10 day cruise.

 

Sometimes the all you can drink package is not such good value.

 

OP, do you know that this person had the all you can drink package?

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I wouldn't be surprised if the drink package was pulled soon. On the FOS recently there was much more drunkenness than I've ever seen on a Royal Caribbean ship. We have a very good time cruising but I just can't imagine drinking all day, every day, to make the package seem like a good deal to us.

 

I'm just off FOS and we didn't see any. It was a family cruise though with 1400 kids.

 

OTOH maybe one could expect MORE drunkeness in that situation!

 

Anyway we didn't see a single drunk.

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