Booze on Cruises: Updates on Cocktails on Princess Cruises and Norwegian Sky
November 20, 2017
Alcademics reader and world traveller Warren writes in again with cocktail menus from aboard the Norwegian Sky, and updated all-inclusive drink packages about Princess Cruises.
I did a booze cruise to Havana on the Norwegian Sky. This ship is an all-inclusive, everyone onboard has an unlimited drinks package. Here are the menus.
The gist of the changes are; price per day increased to $68.99 per day including gratuity.
Drinks up to $12 are now included, previously was up to $10.
The big change is now there is a limit on drinks! Old package no limit, new package 15 per day.
From reports on cruisecritic.com the 15 limit is actually tracked and enforced. Non-alcoholic drinks don't count towards the limit and can be ordered after reaching 15.
I'm not sure if I've ever had 15 but on a sea day it wouldn't be hard to do. Attached is the details of the new policy.
15 drinks per day. Assuming there’s one 1.5 oz shot of booze in each drink, that’s 88% of a 750 ml bottle. I’m not sure I’d want to drink that much a day for multiple days. Or one day. That’s not even considering the calories. Just the 15 shots of booze is about 1500 calories. All the mixers are going to double that easily. So over 100% of your recommended day’s calories just in the drinks. That doesn’t sound fun to me.
Posted by: SSteve | November 20, 2017 at 11:21 PM