I believe cruise ships and airlines price alcohol high to avoid "cheap drunks" and control consumption. It's not just a "moneymaker" but a way to keep people from shooting down alcohol at a buck a pop. Casinos freely give away alcohol because they want you to lose self control and gamble excessively. Where's the happy medium?
I think a happy medium would be to drink alcohol responsibly and be aware of the cost and how much you are drinking. Perhaps set a limit to the number of drinks in a day or a limit to the amount of money you decide to spend daily on alcohol.
I've seen my share of cheap drunks on cruise ships and watch them to continue to drink at cruise ship prices. I was on the last tender to leave Half Moon Cay and was standing next to a cheap drunk and when she asked where my girlfriend was, I told her I was solo for this cruise, she screams that I was solo and is there any girls here willing to help me because I needed to get laid and then she grabs my butt. Her boyfriend who was standing next to me told me not to worryabout because she's drunk. Nice.
Drinks on a ship are the same price as in a bar in a major city. I do not find then to expensive.
If drunks want to get drunk, they will find a way....
Now, that's CLASS !
Yeah .. too bad it is all 5th
I agree with JusMe. Drinks are about the same as at any hotel in a major city and actually cheaper than they are at the ball park (at least the one in Toronto). As for the cheap drunk, that is why they sell unlimited drink packages.