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It's been a while since being on a 7 day cruise.  We are not big drinkers but I do like my wine at night and we may have two drinks each pre-night along with water. Does the Cheers program include bottle water? Also what is the drink prices going for these days. Say we have a Wine, Whiskey or a "Mix Drink" once or twice a day. We are not into mix drinks as much any more. 

 

 

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bottled water is included, as well as soft drinks, specialty coffees, and milkshakes,

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SimpleLife do you know what Alcoholic drinks are going for now?

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Alchemy had drinks were $12.92 with the additional gratuity. I think my pin a colada was a dollar or 2 less. Each guest 21+ can carry on one bottle of wine, so take that into consideration. With just 3 alcoholic drinks+water, you are better off just paying for each. Especially if your cruise is port intensive and you won't be on the ship during the day.

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Oh, I bought carnival gift cards off AARP(you do not have to be a member) for 10% off and went to guest services and had them applied to my account. In this way you can "prepay" for drinks at a 10% savings.

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Thanks so much for posting the pics.  I'm leaning towards a Fun Shops bottle purchase and us bringing our allotted 12 cans!!

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I think that about covers it!  I am getting Cheers for sure.

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16 hours ago, Kudos2Fly said:

It's been a while since being on a 7 day cruise.  We are not big drinkers but I do like my wine at night and we may have two drinks each pre-night along with water. Does the Cheers program include bottle water? Also what is the drink prices going for these days. Say we have a Wine, Whiskey or a "Mix Drink" once or twice a day. We are not into mix drinks as much any more. 

 

 

 

I'm not a big advocate of Cheers, but if you do 2 glasses of wine with each meal (around $20), two better martinis or higher end whisky/whiskey (another $20 or more), plus several bottled waters (we drink ship water) and maybe a specialty coffee or 2 in the morning and you might come close to breaking even.

 

If you only have 1 glass each with dinner and the two drinks each night was one each, then I would just purchase a la carte.

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Also keep in mind that not all the ships have certain things available, such as "The Shake Spot".  Wish I had known that place didn't exist on my last cruise.  Guess I should've memorized the deck plans better!

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12 hours ago, Saint Greg said:

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Wish this variety was offered on our cruise.  I definitely would've tried some of these!

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Wow, thanks for all the posts. I normally budget 2 adult drinks between my husband and I. We get bottles of water I have to say we are "snobs" when it comes to the water. We are totally fine with Carnival Coffee. So I will just have to add the average cost of drinks. We can bring on two wine bottles so that helps...

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20 hours ago, Kudos2Fly said:

Wow, thanks for all the posts. I normally budget 2 adult drinks between my husband and I. We get bottles of water I have to say we are "snobs" when it comes to the water. We are totally fine with Carnival Coffee. So I will just have to add the average cost of drinks. We can bring on two wine bottles so that helps...

I share this post all the time. it's the spreadsheet that can help you calculate. 

Carnival Vista Cheers Evaluator 2018-08-02.xls

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Are the fish bowls and rum samplers covered by Cheers? Asking for a friend :classic_laugh:

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14 minutes ago, OkieRican said:

Are the fish bowls and rum samplers covered by Cheers? Asking for a friend :classic_laugh:

 

no...no drinks in special cups. no beer tubes.

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18 hours ago, ricew001 said:

I share this post all the time. it's the spreadsheet that can help you calculate. 

Carnival Vista Cheers Evaluator 2018-08-02.xls

 

Thank you for this... Looks like the Cheers program will be more expensive for us... So not worth it. I like to have a few more drinks then I normally do on vacations, but not that much. It would be $250 dollars cheaper not to have the Cheers program.

 

 

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5 minutes ago, Kudos2Fly said:

 

Thank you for this... Looks like the Cheers program will be more expensive for us... So not worth it. I like to have a few more drinks then I normally do on vacations, but not that much. It would be $250 dollars cheaper not to have the Cheers program.

 

 

You are very welcome. Data helps make good decisions 🙂

 

Our recent cruises have been shorter so it's been pretty easy to go with it. But I am planning one for our 30th anniversary that will be longer and will have to closely consider if Cheers is worth it then.

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