Cheers not usable on Half Moon Cay?

I was reading somewhere that you can't use your Cheers package on Half Moon Cay... Is this correct?

Tags: Caribbean Half Moon Cay Bahamas (Private Island)

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Yep...never could either....you need a separate drink package for that, whatever its up to now...seem to remember it was about $25pp but I don't remember how many drinks you could have in the time you were there. i do know if you don't, you'll pay full price..no other way to drink...its THEIR island....lots of people grumbled...still thirsty????

Very interesting. I have sailed RC and was able to use my drink package on their private island so I was just confirming before I got on the ship and assumed it would work at HMC.

You know about "assume" I assume???? hehehehehe...just be glad you can get on a ship and cruise "somewhere"....

That is one of the benefits of Traveling to the RCI Private destinations - Your Drink package carries over onto the Island!

Yes and NCL will honour their drink package on Great Stirrup Cay ... but not on their other island over on Belize ... something about not owning the Belize one ...

Very interesting.

Last I recall, drink packages didn't transfer to HMC. If Carnival wants to stay competitive with RC, they may want to change this.

Simply put the actual lease for HMC is in Holland America Lines name and the on island point of sale system is keyed to their computer system. So when any of the other Carnival Corporation owned cruise lines stop there usually their packages do not work on the island, as the computer does not show the face associated with the Sail-n-Sign card.

The same for Princess Cay, where Princess ships can use their drink packages but not the other cruise lines under the Carnival Corp umbrella.

As for Grand Turk, Amber Cove, and Mahogany Bay, these are all privately sponsored cruise ports administered by Carnival Corp, but the businesses there are all leased to private individuals and other corporations.

Thanks! you always seem to know the "real" answer! I am happy every time you post!Big Smile

Anywhere else, buying booze is a transparent process (although I never actually thought of it that way)...with cruiselines, the rules from line to line are confusing, and designed to make you think you're getting some kind of bargain...but if you cruise enough, and sit and actually think about it, (before drinking hehehehe) you begin to realize just how devious the lines can be....there is no "free lunch"....and what may have been in place last year, clearly isn't anymore....they have alot of debt to pay......

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