Review by robynftl2010

just ok....

In response to review, CrusinTim says ...

Just so you know Robyn, RCCL also forces everyone in the cabin to purchase the drink package it's not just Carnival. I wanted to get the package just for me on our May 2013 sailing on the Jewel of the Seas (our 1st cruise with RCCL) and was told she had to buy it as well. I explained my wife does not and never had been interested in alcohol and they told me what they told you. She needs a note from a doctor. A doctor will not issue a note saying the person doesn't like to drink! Needless to say, I didn't buy the package. Royal Caribbean stated that this is to keep people from getting free drinks for others in their cabin. Well, how does that keep others you are with staying in other cabins from getting you a free drink if they have the package? Same thing for the unlimited soda package. My wife could buy it for herself yet that's OK? What keeps her from getting a free soda for me when I don't have the soda package? I guess I just don't get their reason!


Tags: Carnival Cruise Lines Caribbean - Western Carnival Victory

5 Answers

I've questioned the drink package scenario a couple of times in this forum.

It does seem a bit one sided since I can but a round of drinks using the conventional cruise card, but I can but one round on my package.

Many cruisers have complained that the cruise lines "push" the drinks, and I get that... It's a business, and a profitable one at that...

I can't wait until the Customer is first and foremost, not just in the term Customer Service.



I agree John. A cruise is still a great deal and no one is forced to by alcohol. When you factor in all you get on a cruise for what you pay, in my opinion, a cruise can't be beat. I just think the lines could lower the prices a bit. I have often wondered what kind of deal they actually get for buying in bulk from distributors for all of their ships when you consider how much alcohol they serve on a cruise.

I sell Electrical products, and I am a Lighting Expert. One thing we promote are successful projects. Nothing says success like " Lighting supplied by........"

Now for liquor distributors that would mean a plaque that reads " Proud Supplier to XYZ cruise ships" . That means a great deal in Corporate Canada and America.

But Tim, When we sell a certain percentage of product, the kick back to corporate head office is significant and quite profitable for the corporate head office.

But hell...when I'm on a cruise..I will have the extra beer or scotch or bottle of wine. and I will but the extra pictures I like---and yes I will buy the cheesy T shirts as well.Big Smile

I'm an electrician. I may have dropped one of your light fixtures.  Big Smile

So that's what happened to it.....


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