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Just curious...any advantages of ordering a bottle of wine ahead of time (via order forms) vs. ordering a bottle of wine when you get onto the ship. Are the prices the same? Please help!

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The prices are about $2 higher if you order for a gift to be waiting for you in your stateroom. Not a huge difference, depending on how many you plan to order.

Just pick up the phone and ask room service to supply you with a menu.

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Its generally better to buy on board v. pre-order. Not only are prices a couple dollars higher pre cruise, but there are occassional opportunities for discounted bottles. If you are going to drink in cabin its worth bringing a couple of bottles on board.

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The prices are about $2 higher if you order for a gift to be waiting for you in your stateroom. Not a huge difference, depending on how many you plan to order.

Just pick up the phone and ask room service to supply you with a menu.

 

...and the reality of it all is that it will, in most cases, NOT be sitting there to greet you when you open your cabin door. What you'll see are some coupons that represent your order. Then you'll call room service and have them bring it to you.

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In my two experiences I did not have a coupon, they just showed up shortly after we arrived. Is the coupons something that has just started?

 

Scott

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The last couple of cruises, we have received only the coupons. Some bottles took till the next day to arrive as part of the inventory was locked up until sailing time. The Captain Morgan rum took a full day before it arrived.

 

John

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hmmm, interesting.

 

On our last cruise in May they did call to make sure we would be in the cabin to sign for it. I wonder if we would have not been there if they would have just dropped off the coupons???

 

Back to the OP, I like to pre-order because it is paid for in advance and it is one less thing to worry about.

 

Scott

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They're kind of like gift certificates. Instead of putting the stuff we pre-order in our cabin before we get there (where it could get stolen perhaps?) they give us these coupons.

 

On our Golden Princess cruise they left a coupon for DD for a teddy bear I'd ordered for her. We had to take it to the gift shop to get it

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That reminds me I need to order my Goose for the next cruise. Maybe this time I'll get one of the coupons.

 

Scott

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ahracer - is the goose that good - is it better than 5 o,clock vodka - I can't imagine anything being better!

 

Ron

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It is my favorite vodka but since it a little pricey I save it for cruises. Let me know what you think after your next cruise :)

 

Scott

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I'll have to start saving up now for a litre! How about Stoli, HR drinks that and look what it's done for him!

 

Ron

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I really wish Princess could get the Bon Voyage gift thing down better - on Carnival if you order champagne and canapes, they are waiting for you - ON ICE, with glassware, so you are READY FOR YOUR SAILAWAY PARTY!

 

I have never understood why Princess can't do the same.

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I really wish Princess could get the Bon Voyage gift thing down better - on Carnival if you order champagne and canapes, they are waiting for you - ON ICE, with glassware, so you are READY FOR YOUR SAILAWAY PARTY!

 

I have never understood why Princess can't do the same.

 

I don't disagree with you but perhaps the reason is Princess starts boarding an hour or two before Carnival usually does and they don't have the time? Plus Carnival doesn't have the option of pre-ording liquor like Princess so they probably have alot less cabins to set up.

 

Scott

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ahracer - 5 oclock is about $5 per bottle - a good friend told me that it meant that it was made at 5 oclock today and you drink it at 6. Stoli must have great mind improving drugs built in, as well as giving the drinker amazing knowledge!!LOL

 

Ron

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Has anyone sailed on Princess lately.....Can you order the 1 liter bottles through room service still? I sail April 1 on Caribbean Princess and want to order through room service if possible

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Has anyone sailed on Princess lately.....Can you order the 1 liter bottles through room service still? I sail April 1 on Caribbean Princess and want to order through room service if possible

 

 

I was on the Caribbean Princess two weeks ago. You can still order it from room serivce or go to the bar on deck 5 in the atrium and buy it there.

 

Scott

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Are you permitted to take a bottle of booze on board? Some lines take it from you.:mad:

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For $20 they will deliver a ltr of Stoli or Smirnoff to the room w/o a bar charge and you tip what you want. They have Gey Goose but it's about $15 more and who can be impressed that you order it if you're in your cabin. Since all vodka is the same except for the bottle, price and advertising I went for the Stoli although in a recent blind test Smirnoff beat all the frosted bottles and the imports. Order Goose at the bars as it's only 50c more and you can impress the hoi poloi.

By the way bring what you want in your suitcase but pack it well or put in plastic bottles. I can buy Popov for $10 a 1.75ltr and can't tell the difference if it is mixed with anything except ice.

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Just a tip - If I bring wine or booze in my luggage, I usually stuff it in several old -clean- sweat socks. Then put them in zip lock bags. I've never had one break yet.

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You really aren't permited to bring liquor on board, except wine and champaign. If they catch you they will just put it aside and give it back at the end of the cruise. So if you do and you a caught, just play dumb.

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I was waiting for 1 suitcase and was called to security desk as it had a knife in it to cut the limes for our in room cocktails. Also in bag was 2 1.75ltrs of scotch and vodka. They kept the knife until disembarking and nothing was said about the booze. Don't let them scare you. Bring what you want within reason for the length of the trip. We had such a good time drinking on our balcony and tasting wonderful cheeses and very thin crackers from OZ & NZ that we ended up ordering 3 more bottles from room service.

I've never had anything held except the 6 packs from STT and STM and they store it until the last day and it doesn't take up space in the cabin. A few times when a supervisor was at reboarding did they hold the bottles but most of the time they let you take it to your cabin. This was the case on 5 different cruise lines.

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For $20 they will deliver a ltr of Stoli or Smirnoff to the room w/o a bar charge and you tip what you want. They have Gey Goose but it's about $15 more and who can be impressed that you order it if you're in your cabin. Since all vodka is the same except for the bottle, price and advertising I went for the Stoli although in a recent blind test Smirnoff beat all the frosted bottles and the imports. Order Goose at the bars as it's only 50c more and you can impress the hoi poloi.

By the way bring what you want in your suitcase but pack it well or put in plastic bottles. I can buy Popov for $10 a 1.75ltr and can't tell the difference if it is mixed with anything except ice.

 

who orders Grey Goose to impress others? There is a huge difference in Grey Goose and Popov in both taste and quality. All vodka isn't the same, it's distilled differently and made from different things, like some are potato vodkas and some aren't. Stoli is great for mixing, but for martinis or straight up, you just can't beat the goose!

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When I was in St Lucia, my son brought a case of Piton beer on board the Golden Princess.

 

We then went to St. Thomas & I bought a bottle of Tia Maria, Cruzan Cream Rum, & Vodka and brought it on board in our bags.

 

When I was in St. Thomas on Carnival Destiny, I bought on the Cruzan Cream and they wouldn't let me bring it on board. It was checked until the end of the cruise.

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who orders Grey Goose to impress others? There is a huge difference in Grey Goose and Popov in both taste and quality. All vodka isn't the same, it's distilled differently and made from different things, like some are potato vodkas and some aren't. Stoli is great for mixing, but for martinis or straight up, you just can't beat the goose!

Agree.. Nothing beats a Goose on the rocks.. Well maybe if there is an olive in it, it might be a touch better :D

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who orders Grey Goose to impress others? There is a huge difference in Grey Goose and Popov in both taste and quality. All vodka isn't the same, it's distilled differently and made from different things, like some are potato vodkas and some aren't. Stoli is great for mixing, but for martinis or straight up, you just can't beat the goose!

 

 

Thank you ;)

 

Scott

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Agree.. Nothing beats a Goose on the rocks.. Well maybe if there is an olive in it, it might be a touch better :D

 

 

Now have you tried it with a blue cheese stuffed olive, heaven!

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who orders Grey Goose to impress others? There is a huge difference in Grey Goose and Popov in both taste and quality. All vodka isn't the same, it's distilled differently and made from different things, like some are potato vodkas and some aren't. Stoli is great for mixing, but for martinis or straight up, you just can't beat the goose!

I have to say that having tasted all of the vodka's discussed, I am still more of an absolute girl myself! However, I wouldn't say no to a very dry (as in straight up and chilled) grey goose martini on my next cruise. Maybe we will see each other in the Martini Bar, Carolyn!! Karen

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I have to say that having tasted all of the vodka's discussed, I am still more of an absolute girl myself! However, I wouldn't say no to a very dry (as in straight up and chilled) grey goose martini on my next cruise. Maybe we will see each other in the Martini Bar, Carolyn!! Karen

 

Karen, looking forward to having a martini with you!

 

Carolyn

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Does Princess offer drink cards, where you pay one amount for say 10 or 12 drinks, alcoholic or non-alcoholic?

Thanks,

Barb

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