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HI all-

We tend to drink more than normal while cruising. So we purchased the beverage package because it works out for us cost wise. On other cruise lines we have had the package cap out at 15 drinks in a 24 hour period. Is this so with RC? I think it would be rare for us to do 15 drinks..10 would be about the max over the course of the day. Beers go down really fast on the pool deck. LOL! Just curious.

Happy cruising!

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13 minutes ago, motheroftwocats814 said:

HI all-

We tend to drink more than normal while cruising. So we purchased the beverage package because it works out for us cost wise. On other cruise lines we have had the package cap out at 15 drinks in a 24 hour period. Is this so with RC? I think it would be rare for us to do 15 drinks..10 would be about the max over the course of the day. Beers go down really fast on the pool deck. LOL! Just curious.

Happy cruising!

To the best of my knowledge, only Carnival has a 15 drink max on their cruises - regardless of whether or not you have a package BTW.

RCL bar staff are responsible for cutting off those that are heavily inebriated and, on the whole, they do a good job.

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8 minutes ago, tullers said:

To the best of my knowledge, only Carnival has a 15 drink max on their cruises - regardless of whether or not you have a package BTW.

RCL bar staff are responsible for cutting off those that are heavily inebriated and, on the whole, they do a good job.

 

True...but that doesn't mean some don't get through....and make for some grand people watching 😉

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1 hour ago, tullers said:

To the best of my knowledge, only Carnival has a 15 drink max on their cruises - regardless of whether or not you have a package BTW.

RCL bar staff are responsible for cutting off those that are heavily inebriated and, on the whole, they do a good job.

NCL has the 15 drink cap as well. I don't plan to drink enough to get cut off. I have seen many get cut off and it wasn't pretty.

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7 hours ago, motheroftwocats814 said:

NCL has the 15 drink cap as well. I don't plan to drink enough to get cut off. I have seen many get cut off and it wasn't pretty.

 

NCL does not have a cap on how many drinks you can have. If the bartender feels you are overly intoxicated they will cut you off drink plan or no drink plan. 

My cousin drinks A LOT on cruises and has never been cut off and I can tell you he will drink more then 15 light beers in a day but he never looks or acts drunk. Thats the difference.

 

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9 hours ago, tullers said:

To the best of my knowledge, only Carnival has a 15 drink max on their cruises - regardless of whether or not you have a package BTW.

RCL bar staff are responsible for cutting off those that are heavily inebriated and, on the whole, they do a good job.

HAL 15 drinks (alcohol) too

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1 hour ago, Casino Comp Chick said:

 

NCL does not have a cap on how many drinks you can have. If the bartender feels you are overly intoxicated they will cut you off drink plan or no drink plan. 

My cousin drinks A LOT on cruises and has never been cut off and I can tell you he will drink more then 15 light beers in a day but he never looks or acts drunk. Thats the difference.

 

NCL was telling some people on an NCL cruise we were on that the cap was 15. But maybe because they wanted to use that as a reason to cut them off. 

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11 hours ago, tullers said:

To the best of my knowledge, only Carnival has a 15 drink max on their cruises - regardless of whether or not you have a package BTW.

RCL bar staff are responsible for cutting off those that are heavily inebriated and, on the whole, they do a good job.

There is no cap if you don't have a package on CCL, you may buy as many drinks as you want as long as the bartender doesn't think you are too intoxicated. 

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1 hour ago, motheroftwocats814 said:

NCL was telling some people on an NCL cruise we were on that the cap was 15. But maybe because they wanted to use that as a reason to cut them off. 

It would be a very good way to avoid a potential argument with an inebriated guest.

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2 hours ago, Casino Comp Chick said:

 

NCL does not have a cap on how many drinks you can have. If the bartender feels you are overly intoxicated they will cut you off drink plan or no drink plan. 

My cousin drinks A LOT on cruises and has never been cut off and I can tell you he will drink more then 15 light beers in a day but he never looks or acts drunk. Thats the difference.

 

Well light beer typically has 1/2 the alcohol as regular beer.  And whereas regular beer takes about an hour for the BAC content to reach 0,  light beer takes around 1/2 hour.  So yes he can, with spacing, drink 15+ light beers over a 10-12 hour period and still not be drunk.

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1 hour ago, crewsweeper said:

Well light beer typically has 1/2 the alcohol as regular beer.  And whereas regular beer takes about an hour for the BAC content to reach 0,  light beer takes around 1/2 hour.  So yes he can, with spacing, drink 15+ light beers over a 10-12 hour period and still not be drunk.

Not quite true:  Bud Light is 4.2% & Bud is 5%, same for Miller Lite and MGD; Corona Light is 4.1% & Corona is 4.5%  Another odd one is Guinness which on draught is 4.2% but Guinness Draught in a can/bottle is 5.2% and then there are bottles of Guinness Extra Stout which is 7.5% - no one would ever describe any version of Guinness as "light" or "lite".

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14 hours ago, Ourusualbeach said:

Only when you appear intoxicated will they cut you off 

 

And security can also give you a 24 hour cutoff (maybe longer as well) if you appear too intoxicated in public areas. Even if you are just really good at pretending to be intoxicated 

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