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10 minutes ago, geovet said:

How is the free sparkling wine for the bronze members?

 

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It is garbage.  Find some orange juice to mix it with.

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Yeah.  I've heard some say it's not bad.  However I think it definitely need a mixer like orange juice or cranberry juice. 

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If it hasn't changed, it is Duc De Valmer Brut.   It makes great mimosas.  Don't think I'd drink it straight though.   Locally, it sells for $5.99 a bottle.  

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Few people have claimed anything positive.    I think NCL would do FAR better getting rid of it.  😀.   I always leave it.  

 

All that’s involved-  ordering,  shipping,  loading,  storing,  lists generated,   Pick up/delivery.   And the cost of the product.     !!!!!

 

use the time and money elsewhere.   

 

 

 

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It's not bad is a Mimosa, etc...orange juice, pineapple, cranberry juice etc...

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1 hour ago, Sweetnspicy said:

It is not good 🤢 

I think you’re overselling it a little. It’s definitely at least three sick faces 🙂 🤢🤢🤮 

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1 minute ago, rlong405 said:

I think you’re overselling it a little. It’s definitely at least three sick faces 🙂 🤢🤢🤮 

 

 

I looked like the 3 sick faces after I drank it, that’s for sure!

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2 hours ago, MNcruisingcouple said:

We've shared ours with people who haven't had the beverage package.  But, on our last two cruises, we just left it.

I've done that when cruising solo; once you open it you can't reseal it even if you actually tolerated it. You meet a nice couple, they take back to their balcony and make the best of it.  Opening up a bottle of that wine in the room is better than none by a long shot.

 

Though its main asset may be that it gives us something to harmlessly gripe about.

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Get glasses from your steward.  Get a glass of apple juice at breakfast, cool in the fridge all day.  Apple juice and sparkling 50.50 for drink at dinner.

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I wondered how many times the bottles are "recycled" when they are left behind!  I looked at my bottle and thought "How many times were you left behind?"  Then I opened it and it exploded (warm) all over everything...and I wished I had left it too!

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The honeymooners on their first cruise were happy to receive it when I handed the bottle over the balcony rail. I hope they felt the same way later!

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8 hours ago, Budget Queen said:

Few people have claimed anything positive.    I think NCL would do FAR better getting rid of it.  😀.   I always leave it.  

 

All that’s involved-  ordering,  shipping,  loading,  storing,  lists generated,   Pick up/delivery.   And the cost of the product.     !!!!!

 

use the time and money elsewhere.   

 

 

 

I agree. I think they should scrap the current program and instead give Platinum and above a nice bottle of wine in their room instead.

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We tried mixing it with orange juice.... the OJ was better on its own.

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3 hours ago, cmecruise1962 said:

I wondered how many times the bottles are "recycled" when they are left behind!  I looked at my bottle and thought "How many times were you left behind?"  Then I opened it and it exploded (warm) all over everything...and I wished I had left it too!

 

Why did you open it if it was warm?

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we usually take it to M&G and share it, mixed with fruit juice. It is a fun way to use the bottle ON its own it isn't as bad as some say, but as expected it isn't first rate either. 

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My just turned drinking age son thought it was great, though I agree with the above posters - its much better cold and with OJ! 

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22 minutes ago, cmecruise1962 said:

We opened it warm to add it to glasses with OJ and ice.  How do you get it cold?

 

 

Put it in an ice bucket with ice?

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20 hours ago, geovet said:

How is the free sparkling wine for the bronze members?

 

Thanks

Have you ever tasted varsol paint remover.

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