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15 minutes ago, BlerkOne said:

Depending on your ship, if there is a Red Frog Pub, they might be selling cases of beer for half price the first afternoon. I would ask as soon as you board  If no pub, maybe somewhere else?

No kidding? Damn. I wish you wouldn't have said that. I love beer, and they have a Red Frog Pub & Brewery on the Vista. Thanks......I think. I'll have to check that out. 

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1 hour ago, Joe817 said:

No kidding? Damn. I wish you wouldn't have said that. I love beer, and they have a Red Frog Pub & Brewery on the Vista. Thanks......I think. I'll have to check that out. 

No fooling. But who knows how cruising is going to restart 

 

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On 5/21/2021 at 8:16 PM, BlerkOne said:

You can order bottles through room service. It is the same price as pre-ordering.

This. It used to be that if you pre-ordered it you didn't pay a delivery fee/tip, now you do. The disadvantage for ordering through room service is that you need to be in you cabin when it is delivered. We pre-order for that reason.

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2 hours ago, FiremedicMike151 said:

I'm not sure you're using the word "deal" correctly

 

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When you consider what you save versus the price of a drink at the bar it is a deal.

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This may have already been answered in some form or fashion - if it was, I missed it.

 

Can we both a.) pre-order two bottles for our room and, b.) order two more bottles from room service later on in the cruise?

 

If so, I'd consider not getting Cheers (realizing that it would be a hassle though) 

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6 hours ago, sparks1093 said:

This. It used to be that if you pre-ordered it you didn't pay a delivery fee/tip, now you do. The disadvantage for ordering through room service is that you need to be in you cabin when it is delivered. We pre-order for that reason.

There is that 2 bottle limit in advance.

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5 minutes ago, BlerkOne said:

There is that 2 bottle limit in advance.

I believe the limit applies to room service orders as well (and it may apply to both, so if you order 2 from Fun Shops before hand you can't buy another one onboard, but I've never bought more than one so I don't know. I'm waiting to see if anyone answers the question in post 31). 

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5 hours ago, tomo0862 said:

This may have already been answered in some form or fashion - if it was, I missed it.

 

Can we both a.) pre-order two bottles for our room and, b.) order two more bottles from room service later on in the cruise?

 

If so, I'd consider not getting Cheers (realizing that it would be a hassle though) 

I don't know of any reason why not, but if there is, get a neighbor to order for you and reimburse them on delivery.

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13 hours ago, BlerkOne said:

I don't know of any reason why not, but if there is, get a neighbor to order for you and reimburse them on delivery.

Why is there a two bottle limit for Fun Shop? If we have a clear, definitive answer for that then it might shed light on the question. (I have seen a lot of educated guesses, but none of us works for Carnival in the area where this rule was made so none of us know with 100% certainty.)

 

(And the only reason that I know that this is available through room service is because I've read it here, nothing about it on their website or on the ship, so it's not something they are publicizing at all.) 

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On 5/23/2021 at 11:32 PM, Joe817 said:

No kidding? Damn. I wish you wouldn't have said that. I love beer, and they have a Red Frog Pub & Brewery on the Vista. Thanks......I think. I'll have to check that out. 

I know it was true of the Magic. I researched happy hour pretty heavily for my cruise that was ultimately cancelled. IIRC, they were actually offering it every day according to a YouTube review I watched. My plan was to buy and store in my room instead of getting drink package. This is definitely not true for most ships. On the one cruise that I recall a happy hour on, it was just the Casino bar on like 3 or 4 drinks, and it was only until like 2 on embarkation day. That was the Carnival Victory, which has since been rebranded.

 

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5 hours ago, sparks1093 said:

Why is there a two bottle limit for Fun Shop? If we have a clear, definitive answer for that then it might shed light on the question. (I have seen a lot of educated guesses, but none of us works for Carnival in the area where this rule was made so none of us know with 100% certainty.)

 

(And the only reason that I know that this is available through room service is because I've read it here, nothing about it on their website or on the ship, so it's not something they are publicizing at all.) 

From Carnival's Liquor & Beverage policy...

 

The Fun Shops (pre-cruise orders)

All products sold containing alcohol have a limit of two products per booking

 

Still haven't found anything that says that I can't order more bottles from room service.  🙂 

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...this is from their Room Service page...

 

"In addition to food items, beverages from the bar may be ordered through room service including beer, liquor and wine by the bottle (which is limited to two bottles per day and must be consumed in your stateroom)."

 

We might need an English major to parse out why there's no comma after the mention of liquor - Does that mean that liquor and wine can be purchased by the bottle with a two per day limit?  Or, is the two bottle per day limit only for wine and liquor is "by the individual drink"?

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6 hours ago, sparks1093 said:

Why is there a two bottle limit for Fun Shop? If we have a clear, definitive answer for that then it might shed light on the question. (I have seen a lot of educated guesses, but none of us works for Carnival in the area where this rule was made so none of us know with 100% certainty.)

 

My guess is a number of reasons including limit legal liability and trying to maximize alcohol sales from all sources.

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44 minutes ago, tomo0862 said:

...this is from their Room Service page...

 

"In addition to food items, beverages from the bar may be ordered through room service including beer, liquor and wine by the bottle (which is limited to two bottles per day and must be consumed in your stateroom)."

 

We might need an English major to parse out why there's no comma after the mention of liquor - Does that mean that liquor and wine can be purchased by the bottle with a two per day limit?  Or, is the two bottle per day limit only for wine and liquor is "by the individual drink"?

 

Two per day is what I thought it was. Two on pre-order (for first day) and then order two additional per day, per stateroom, via room service. Seems like a reasonable limit for liquor (two liters per day) though the wine should be upped to four or six per day, per stateroom. Two bottles of wine for a couple or small group isn't very much at all for an entire day/night. I guess they figure you could just order more bottles at dinner?

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43 minutes ago, cruisingguy007 said:

 

Two per day is what I thought it was. Two on pre-order (for first day) and then order two additional per day, per stateroom, via room service. Seems like a reasonable limit for liquor (two liters per day) though the wine should be upped to four or six per day, per stateroom. Two bottles of wine for a couple or small group isn't very much at all for an entire day/night. I guess they figure you could just order more bottles at dinner?

It isn't hard to get more that two bottles of wine a day. Buy a wine package and save money in the process. Exchange all the ticket for bottles of wine and take them back to the cabin.

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2 hours ago, tomo0862 said:

...this is from their Room Service page...

 

"In addition to food items, beverages from the bar may be ordered through room service including beer, liquor and wine by the bottle (which is limited to two bottles per day and must be consumed in your stateroom)."

 

We might need an English major to parse out why there's no comma after the mention of liquor - Does that mean that liquor and wine can be purchased by the bottle with a two per day limit?  Or, is the two bottle per day limit only for wine and liquor is "by the individual drink"?

Anything that you order that has alcohol has a 2 per day limit. 

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1 hour ago, BlerkOne said:

It isn't hard to get more that two bottles of wine a day. Buy a wine package and save money in the process. Exchange all the ticket for bottles of wine and take them back to the cabin.

 

Hadn't considered that. Didn't know it worked that way. That's a very useful tip! 

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7 hours ago, tomo0862 said:

From Carnival's Liquor & Beverage policy...

 

The Fun Shops (pre-cruise orders)

All products sold containing alcohol have a limit of two products per booking

 

Still haven't found anything that says that I can't order more bottles from room service.  🙂 

Certainly worth a try if you need it.

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6 hours ago, BlerkOne said:

My guess is a number of reasons including limit legal liability and trying to maximize alcohol sales from all sources.

My guess also (as well as many others).

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6 hours ago, tomo0862 said:

...this is from their Room Service page...

 

"In addition to food items, beverages from the bar may be ordered through room service including beer, liquor and wine by the bottle (which is limited to two bottles per day and must be consumed in your stateroom)."

 

We might need an English major to parse out why there's no comma after the mention of liquor - Does that mean that liquor and wine can be purchased by the bottle with a two per day limit?  Or, is the two bottle per day limit only for wine and liquor is "by the individual drink"?

Hadn't read that particular FAQ, thank you!

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5 hours ago, BrotherCraig said:

My wife says that I always order bottles of liquor for the room and to take home but I don't remember any of that.

I would buy the bottles that were being taken home from the duty free shop, much more reasonably priced.

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