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2012-09-18 11:38:03 AM
Wait, I thought cruises were supposed to be "all inclusive, leave your wallet at home as long as you stay on board" kinds of things?
 
2012-09-18 11:46:16 AM
Didn't Carnival learn from that farkup in Italy?
 
2012-09-18 11:48:17 AM
Kathy Lee Gifford is going to put them out of business!
 
2012-09-18 11:48:46 AM
Is this supposed to be some sort of challenge?
 
2012-09-18 11:49:20 AM
$50 of booze per day? Are these British tourists?
 
2012-09-18 11:49:39 AM
Soon to followed by all you sue for. Which will probably be a lot.
 
2012-09-18 11:51:43 AM

Mr. Coffee Nerves: Wait, I thought cruises were supposed to be "all inclusive, leave your wallet at home as long as you stay on board" kinds of things?


Nope. You pay for soft drinks and alcohol.
 
2012-09-18 11:51:58 AM
for most people, all you can drink A) is self regulating, and B) isnt that much
 
2012-09-18 11:52:05 AM
How much does a beer or glass of lower tier wine cost on board?
 
2012-09-18 11:52:50 AM
Even smashed out of my mind for days on end, I still could not tolerate a cruise.
 
2012-09-18 11:53:10 AM

Taikoluigi: Is this supposed to be some sort of challenge?


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2012-09-18 11:53:37 AM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Mr. Coffee Nerves: Wait, I thought cruises were supposed to be "all inclusive, leave your wallet at home as long as you stay on board" kinds of things?

Nope. You pay for soft drinks and alcohol.


I can't picture drinking $50 worth of alcohol per day.

/if I was buying drinks for someone else, sure, but... then they say no sharing so.... meh
 
2012-09-18 11:54:07 AM
They used to have this for large groups (like corporate vacations or something). I did a spring break cruise with a group of 50 or so people and they sold us these packages. Naturally they stripped them away and refunded our money once they found out we were college students, but it was available 5 years ago
 
2012-09-18 11:54:07 AM
The "My Awesome Bar Program" costs $42.95 per person per day plus an automatic 15% gratuity of $6.44 and can be used to order all wines by the glass, beer and individual cocktails priced at $10 and lower. Full bottles of wine and champagne, as well as wines by the glass, beers and individual cocktails priced above $10, are available at a 25% discount.

So, all you can drink Two Buck Chuck, Bud Light, and/or Canadian Mist?
 
2012-09-18 11:54:13 AM
They don't allow people under 21 to drink?! That sucks for those kids on board that were looking forward to that.

I'm not kidding, btw...

When I was 16 and my brother 18, we were on a cruise to Bermuda. Our parents gave us our own cabin on the other side of the ship altogether. Every single night we were in the ship's bar ordering MAD drinks! No drinking age in international waters. It was awesome!
 
2012-09-18 11:54:30 AM
It only costs 60 per day? Easily worth it...I could be in the black by brunch if I drank like I did college

Go Badgers, etc.
 
2012-09-18 11:54:49 AM

reillan: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Mr. Coffee Nerves: Wait, I thought cruises were supposed to be "all inclusive, leave your wallet at home as long as you stay on board" kinds of things?

Nope. You pay for soft drinks and alcohol.

I can't picture drinking $50 worth of alcohol per day.

/if I was buying drinks for someone else, sure, but... then they say no sharing so.... meh


You can't imagine have 7 cocktails on vacation in a 12-16 hour period?
 
2012-09-18 11:54:50 AM

Fark You Buddy: Didn't Carnival learn from that farkup in Italy?


Unconventional docking maneuver.

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Other than that, what's wrong?
 
2012-09-18 11:55:27 AM
Fark party on the poop deck!
 
2012-09-18 11:55:30 AM

Mr. Coffee Nerves: Wait, I thought cruises were supposed to be "all inclusive, leave your wallet at home as long as you stay on board" kinds of things?


Either you have never been on a cruise before or I am booking the wrong cruise lines.

Carnival is awful, but if it is all-you-can-drink, it just got a hell of a lot better. If you're gonna sink, might as well go down sloshed.
 
2012-09-18 11:55:40 AM
So captain's privelege is being extended to passengers now. This way, they can blame the passengers for being too drunk to remember events when the ship capsizes.

\YOUR SOLVING THE WRONG PROBLEM
 
2012-09-18 11:55:47 AM

reillan: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Mr. Coffee Nerves: Wait, I thought cruises were supposed to be "all inclusive, leave your wallet at home as long as you stay on board" kinds of things?

Nope. You pay for soft drinks and alcohol.

I can't picture drinking $50 worth of alcohol per day.


Unless you're in a port, there's not a whole lot more to do then drink.
 
2012-09-18 11:57:56 AM

Mr. Coffee Nerves: all inclusive, leave your wallet at home


No to the first part, yes to the second. They've got lots of ways for you to pay for each and every handful of peanuts you grab from the bar without ever needing to open your wallet. Otherwise you'd end up realizing that you were spending more on $13 piña coladas than you did on the ticket.

It is kind of funny that they're just coming right out and saying it, since we tend to treat "all you can eat" gluttony a bit less favorably when it involves alcohol instead of pancakes, but nothing I've heard or seen suggests that cruise passengers are not already drinking all they can, and then some.
 
2012-09-18 11:59:27 AM

jayhawk88: The "My Awesome Bar Program" costs $42.95 per person per day plus an automatic 15% gratuity of $6.44 and can be used to order all wines by the glass, beer and individual cocktails priced at $10 and lower. Full bottles of wine and champagne, as well as wines by the glass, beers and individual cocktails priced above $10, are available at a 25% discount.

So, all you can drink Two Buck Chuck, Bud Light, and/or Canadian Mist?


Hey hey hey. We drink Canadian Club around here. We're high class now.
 
2012-09-18 12:02:05 PM
I thought meals and booze were a part of the ticket price?
 
2012-09-18 12:02:10 PM
I already drink as much as I want, every day.
 
2012-09-18 12:04:01 PM
the ships allow people to bring a couple bottles of wine per person on board and they give out free champagne on day 1. you pay for the rest. the free champagne got me through day 1. each bottle of wine got me through a day. i think i took another day off drinking, then spent maybe $40 per day the other three days of the week. So, for most it is cheaper not to do the $50 a day unlimited alcohol. there may be one free drink of alcohol with dinner. or maybe just soda. i forget.

if you are getting a dinner or two at the fancy restaurant(s) on the ship , i am sure the drinks there aren't included in the packages.

but, if you truly want to get smashed for a week straight, it would be worth it.
 
2012-09-18 12:04:53 PM
But the norovirus and the ability to shiat through the eye of a needle at 50 paces for two weeks is still included, right?
 
2012-09-18 12:05:00 PM

semiotix: It is kind of funny that they're just coming right out and saying it, since we tend to treat "all you can eat" gluttony a bit less favorably when it involves alcohol instead of pancakes, but nothing I've heard or seen suggests that cruise passengers are not already drinking all they can, and then some.


Actually, now that I think about it, maybe this is their angle.

PASSENGER: Nothing like a beer after a hard day of sitting on your ass reading beach novels. Bartender, I'll have another, please.
BARTENDER: A second beer? Security, please confine this drunk and disorderly passenger to the Sobriety Deck for the remainder of the cruise. You'll thank me for this someday, sir.

/wouldn't put it past those magnificent bastards
 
2012-09-18 12:05:02 PM
Considering I drank about $1500 worth on my one and only cruise experience, this is a bargain. There is nothing else to do besides drink, and they charge you an arm and a leg.

/crappy Carnival cruise
//work trip, not my decision
 
2012-09-18 12:05:23 PM

Carnival Cruise Line tests "all you can drink" now, to be followed by "all the ocean to pass out in"


Moderation is key. Don't go overboard.
 
2012-09-18 12:07:13 PM
That's true if "all the ocean to pass out in" means "hugging the shore because our over-sized amusement park can't actually go into the ocean without capsizing". There aren't that many true ocean liners left that can survive the north Atlantic.
 
2012-09-18 12:07:22 PM

Englebert Slaptyback: Carnival Cruise Line tests "all you can drink" now, to be followed by "all the ocean to pass out in"


Moderation is key. Don't go overboard.


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2012-09-18 12:09:25 PM
Challenge accepted, Carnival
 
2012-09-18 12:10:10 PM
Sounds fun, but can I piss off of the side of the ship? My bladder is not what it used to be.
 
2012-09-18 12:11:10 PM
Carnivore Cruises - where you're our best chum
 
2012-09-18 12:11:19 PM
Ahh cruising: confined to a 2 1/2/ star hotel with an all day buffet, with the possibility of drowning! Oh and every day you can stop at some tourist trap and buy trinkets!

I've went on a cruise once. Once.
 
2012-09-18 12:11:20 PM
On super luxury lines, alcohol is always included. I used to work for a very high end line (free trips!) and you even had a bar in your room stocked with 2 personal choices you made before the trip. And if you ran out? No problem, here's another bottle.

When I went on a "regular" line (Royal Caribbean) I couldn't believe how much they gouged you on the ship. Want to sit alone? Pay extra. Want a glass of wine with dinner? Pay extra. And the alcohol (particularly wine) choices were amateur. It is so easy for the head of beverages to get a seriously cheap but good unknown brand and charge me $40 and I wouldn't know the difference. But $40 for a bottle of shiatty Beringer? $70 for Korbel? WTF?

At the end of the day, when we planned the cruise on RCC we knew we were paying a lot less, and weren't expecting perfection. But when you added in all of those "extra" costs, it ended up being not that much cheaper than the luxury lines (which ARE all-inclusive). And the service on the luxury lines is, you know, luxury.
 
2012-09-18 12:12:10 PM
Well, it is Carnival. You have to do something to have fun, and it helps take your mind off of the Norovirus symptoms.
 
2012-09-18 12:14:21 PM
This still wouldn't get me on another cruise.

You would have to force me on the boat at gunpoint, and I still might make a grab for the gun if you got too close.
 
2012-09-18 12:16:57 PM
I remember the "daily special" running about $12 per glass, it was a mixed drink that was mostly rum, mind that it wasn't a lot of rum, because of all the ice. You're a captive audience. If I was a big drinker, I could see $50/day as a way to avoid a $1500 bar tab at the end of the trip. But Carnival must realize that this is a losing proposition for them, unless they really think that so many people are going to sign up for this plan, and then not use it, to make up for the revenues lost when the hardcore alkies get on board and are consuming $100+/day of alcohol at cost. I don't think you can buy the rum that cheap anywhere.
 
2012-09-18 12:17:03 PM
The last cruise I took my bar bill was around $950.00. Drink prices are ridiculous. Doesn't help that I loves me some drinks.


/definitely an alcoholic
//functioning alcoholic
///functioning alcoholic so far.....
 
2012-09-18 12:18:11 PM
I also went on a Carnival cruise once. Once.

It was a dirt-cheap 3-nighter out of Miami. Lots of the celtic-pattern tattoo crowd. I'm sure they'll appreciate the all-you-can drink.
 
2012-09-18 12:22:12 PM
Norovirus and cheap booze! That's a combo that's appealing to me.

But on the other hand, the legions of irresponsible drunks will discourage people from bringing their crotch fruit with them on cruises.
 
2012-09-18 12:23:56 PM
I've been on a bunch of booze cruises with friends. We could easily drink $50/day/each, except for the fact that we smuggle huge amounts of alcohol on board. Last one one we went on, we had unopened handles at the end because we've all gotten too good at smuggling. We left them for the crew since we didn't feel like lugging them home.
 
2012-09-18 12:28:03 PM

Bill McKay: I also went on a Carnival cruise once. Once.

It was a dirt-cheap 3-nighter out of Miami. Lots of the celtic-pattern tattoo crowd. I'm sure they'll appreciate the all-you-can drink.


if it weren't for your name, I'd say this post was O'Racistaigh
 
2012-09-18 12:28:53 PM
The last carnival cruise I went on, beer was 4-6 dollars. Wine was 5- 10 a glass and mixed drinks were 8 - 14. shiat adds up quick. We brought 4 bottles of wine with us and also had bottles of liquor sent to our cabins. A handle of crown was $55. We also brought a few bottles of coke with us, so we still ended up spending less on alcohol making drinks in our rooms than what it would have cost at the bar. ( we still got beer from the bat but the room bar help offset that cost). This all you can drink for 50 a day would save people like me a lot of money.
 
2012-09-18 12:30:12 PM

reillan: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Mr. Coffee Nerves: Wait, I thought cruises were supposed to be "all inclusive, leave your wallet at home as long as you stay on board" kinds of things?

Nope. You pay for soft drinks and alcohol.

I can't picture drinking $50 worth of alcohol per day.

/if I was buying drinks for someone else, sure, but... then they say no sharing so.... meh


On vacation, I regularly drink in excess of $50/day. If you like good cocktails that's only 5 or 6 drinks, and if you start with breakfast, that's not even going to get you more than happily buzzed over the course of 12 hours (assuming you space them out.)
 
2012-09-18 12:33:51 PM

skullkrusher: Bill McKay: I also went on a Carnival cruise once. Once.

It was a dirt-cheap 3-nighter out of Miami. Lots of the celtic-pattern tattoo crowd. I'm sure they'll appreciate the all-you-can drink.

if it weren't for your name, I'd say this post was O'Racistaigh


By "celtic-pattern tattoo crowd" I was referring to the douchebags of all nationality that sport the all-too-common tattoos. I could've said Chinese letter tattoo for the same effect.

p.s. I'm not really Irish - I just play one on the Internet.
 
2012-09-18 12:34:27 PM
Mugshot on page is more interesting than the article.
Booze, schmooze... you want me to rub one out for you or what?
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