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Old February 2nd, 2011, 07:34 PM
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Azamara's website is showing drink packages similar to Celebrity's being available as of Feb. 1. Anyone have any pricing details? I phoned Azamara, they don't know much.
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Hello Trackypup,

Here are the details for the drink package and thanks for your patience.

DRINK PACKAGE:
 The drink package (liquor, wine, beer, cocktails, etc.) will cost $ 39.00 per person per day.
 This price includes all items in each category that are listed up to $12.00.
 Any item above $12 would be available at 25% off (excluding wines on our wine list).
 The packages will be available starting Feb 15 on the Journey and Feb 19 on the Quest.

HOW THE PROGRAM WORKS:
 Guests may buy the package onboard.
 Guests or our Travel Partners may pre-purchase the package by calling reservations; however, our technology department is still fine-tuning our reservations’ system so right now the program is not available through reservations.
 Important Note - the package must be purchased for the duration of the entire voyage.
 During the boarding process, guests will receive a new key card that identifies them to the entitlement of the drink package.

I will get back to you when the system has been modified to accept drink package reservations.


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Thanks for the info Bill.
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That price is cheap! Does that also include soda and bottled water? Is there any limit on number of drinks per day? A bottle of wine with lunch, another bottle for dinner, and pre-dinner and post-dinner drinks will easily add up to more than $39 per person. If you add in daiquiris by the pool...
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That is a great price if it includes soda, water, juices, coffees, specialty martini type drinks and blended drinks. Celebrity's price is about $10/pp/pd more. Definitely an alternative if you drink more than four top shelf cocktails a day.

Bottle wine is not included in the package but wine by the glass is.

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Azamara already includes coffees, teas, soft drinks and bottled water, wine with lunch and wine with dinner in their price.

I think it's reasonable for $10 less than Celebrity. As you said, glass of Domaine Chandon before dinner, wine, martini after dinner drink.... got my money's worth and that's just using it at night.
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Does the drink package include drinks ordered from room service?

If the wines poured are decent, this is a pretty good deal.

I know Celebrity has a drink package and Carnival has a package for groups (as long as all sign up for it); why don't all cruise lines offer this? $50 per day per person is cheap when you keep from getting a surprise at end of cruise.
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Very interesting thread.....If I am reading right....If one was to buy a drink package then Azamara would pretty much be an all inclusive cruise minus the shore excursions...Is this a correct assessment?

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If you get a suite then you get wine delivered to room, plus two bottles of hard liquor included in the cost of the cruise.

All passengers get wine with lunch and dinner anyway; so if that is what you mostly drink then you are in good shape.

This line is a good bargain - especially when the cost is about 20% below Oceana.
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I think the idea of these "drink packages" are a brilliant idea. I wish the ships sailing around the Oz area would do something similar, although those ships being full of mostly Aussies would never make a profit that way!
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