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NCL wine list please?

Hi can anyone point me to a link or even upload a fairly recent wine list from NCL – we are cruising on break away in January this year. We have the standard drinks package included but are considering whether or not it’s worth the upgrade to the premium all-inclusive (no $15 limit) one. My decision is going to be entirely based around the cost of bottles of wine with dinner (which I know are included on premium, package) what I’m trying to work out is what is available – and at what cost on the standard package.

 

I found that drinking wine by the glass doesn’t really work when you’re sitting down for dinner (although I know it is included)

 

Any images links would be much appreciated – big thank you to all.

 

 

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You may want to look into viva vino packages if you are only interested in wine. Really no need to pay a higher cruise fare, plus 20% service charge plus additional daily fee to upgrade to PPBP plus 20% service charge on additional daily fee.

 

Just Google "viva vino NCL".

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Many thanks for the answers – much appreciated.

 

 I've done the Google search for viva vino  but can't seem to find any current information – the price list shown seem to date back to 2010! - Am I missing something?  I seem to recall there was a similar package offered when we cruised with NCL last June -  but that the discount ( compared to simply buying a bottle of wine each meal) was very small.

 

I should say the main reason for starting this thread was this question?

 

If you take  the premium beverage package is one of your free at sea options (price $99) -  can you upgrade to the premium plus beverage package (price $128) for just the difference between the two ( $29) ?  our online account seems to say that you can't – that we have to pay full price if we want to upgrade?  seem strange?

 

Once again – any thoughts advice appreciated –

 

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I see a lot of wines in the $16-$19 range. Does anyone know if you can order wines that cost more than $15/glass and pay the difference between the price and $15 or if you are simply out of luck and need to pay for the entire amount? 

 

I think I may have found an answer, yes:

Any items over $15 USD will receive an $15 USD discount and the guest will be charged the difference to their account.

 

https://www.ncl.com/terms/premium-beverage-package

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I took some photos of the wine menu at the wine bar on the Joy last week. We found they had a more extensive offering. (And by the way, Vueve Clicquot by the BOTTLE was included on the Joy in the restaurants at dinner with the Premium Plus package).

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I’m in the fine wine business in NJ, and tend to be a little bit snobbish when it’s comes to drinking wine off a list.  We were on Breakaway last year, upgraded to the PPBP, really did enjoy it, mainly because the Veuve bottles, which seems to have come off the PPBP program by the bottle, and replaced with Moët, which is not a bad deal.  However, with the PPBP, you can still get Veuve by the glass, and I’m going to have them bring me 2 glasses at a time, as I will for my wife when we’re back on Breakaway in April.

 

That being said....Looking at the new updated wine list, without the PPBP, wine drinkers will have a difficult time finding something by the glass that is worthy of drinking.  I do sell a few of the wines on the list, have them frequently, but either not available by the glass, or not available with the PPBP by the bottle.  Therefore, for us, it’s a no brained to upgrade.  Granted, my next cruise is a 4 night, and it’s only $140pp, its easily worth it, and will definitely take advantage.  

 

Don’t forget that by upgrading, you also get Starbucks, specialty coffee at dinner, along with Pelligrino Sparkling and Aqua Panna (IIRC) still water at dinner, bottled water at the bars, and better quality liquors.  Put it all together, and you have one heck of a great time!!!  

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2 hours ago, YankeesFan4Life said:

I’m in the fine wine business in NJ, and tend to be a little bit snobbish when it’s comes to drinking wine off a list.  We were on Breakaway last year, upgraded to the PPBP, really did enjoy it, mainly because the Veuve bottles, which seems to have come off the PPBP program by the bottle, and replaced with Moët, which is not a bad deal.  However, with the PPBP, you can still get Veuve by the glass, and I’m going to have them bring me 2 glasses at a time, as I will for my wife when we’re back on Breakaway in April.

 

That being said....Looking at the new updated wine list, without the PPBP, wine drinkers will have a difficult time finding something by the glass that is worthy of drinking.  I do sell a few of the wines on the list, have them frequently, but either not available by the glass, or not available with the PPBP by the bottle.  Therefore, for us, it’s a no brained to upgrade.  Granted, my next cruise is a 4 night, and it’s only $140pp, its easily worth it, and will definitely take advantage.  

 

Don’t forget that by upgrading, you also get Starbucks, specialty coffee at dinner, along with Pelligrino Sparkling and Aqua Panna (IIRC) still water at dinner, bottled water at the bars, and better quality liquors.  Put it all together, and you have one heck of a great time!!!  

So I upgraded to the PPBP because I like to drink Veuve, or I'll try the Moet.  However, if after spending all this money, I want a glass of Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio, which isn't very expensive.....do I understand correctly that I have to pay for the bottle less 40%?  What is the thinking behind free Moet by the bottle but not a bottle of wine that cost half as much?  Doesn't seem right that after paying $500 for us to upgrade the pkg., I still have to pay for a mid priced white wine that they have.

 

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1 hour ago, benzygirl said:

So I upgraded to the PPBP because I like to drink Veuve, or I'll try the Moet.  However, if after spending all this money, I want a glass of Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio, which isn't very expensive.....do I understand correctly that I have to pay for the bottle less 40%?  What is the thinking behind free Moet by the bottle but not a bottle of wine that cost half as much?  Doesn't seem right that after paying $500 for us to upgrade the pkg., I still have to pay for a mid priced white wine that they have.

 

You are correct in the fact that you do get a 40% discount if you buy the bottle not on the PPBP. 

Again, being in the wine business, you might want to try another Pinot Grigio besides Santa Margherita.  SM Pinot Grigio is a lot of marketing, not a ton of quality.  I see their choices in PG are limited, but think outside the box!  I did see on one of the lists they had a nice Chenin Blanc, which is a great alternative in a similar weighted white wine that gives a ton of fruit, great acidity and overdelivers for the price.  I do sell a TON of Santa Margherita, and shake my head when I see people pick it up in my stores.  There are a ton more PG’s on the shelves and floors of wine shops for half the price that are twice as good.  Enough of my rant on Santa Margherita, just had to share my thoughts...LOL

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Two quick questions.  Are the only free bottles the 15 or so listed?   Are there any dry whites in the list?  Yes I’m going to think outside the box and try plenty. This is a wine tasting time, I wil try the Chenin Blanc.  Did you see any others by the glass that are worthy?  I feel like I’m spending a lot and not getting great choices. Appreciate your input plus I used to be exit 145😀

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