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Old January 5th, 2012, 11:37 PM
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Default P&O Australia - Alcoholic Drink Packages

Hi, I was researching the P&O UK web site and there are Wine Packages available for purchase from £76 to £81 pounds. Is there something similar for a moderate (to bulk) purchase of alcoholic drinks (beer or wine) on the P&O Australian cruise liners (particularly the Pacific Dawn)?

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Old January 6th, 2012, 01:11 AM
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Hi, I was researching the P&O UK web site and there are Wine Packages available for purchase from £76 to £81 pounds. Is there something similar for a moderate (to bulk) purchase of alcoholic drinks (beer or wine) on the P&O Australian cruise liners (particularly the Pacific Dawn)?
No. You can just buy bottles of wine as you go. Prices range from $22 upwards.
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Old January 6th, 2012, 01:19 AM
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Thanks Aus Traveller.

What about other alcoholic beverages, are there any specials (i.e. buy two get one free) or 'Happy Hours'?
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Old January 6th, 2012, 02:20 AM
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Thanks Aus Traveller.

What about other alcoholic beverages, are there any specials (i.e. buy two get one free) or 'Happy Hours'?
sorry no
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Old January 6th, 2012, 07:54 PM
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that's correct.
I would say there are a lot of poeple that wish there was buy two get one free) or 'Happy Hours'
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Pacific Dawn White Cloud Wonders Wellington to Brisbane part cruise on cruise W108.
Pacific Dawn 12 nights 09/04/2011.
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Pacific Dawn 09/04/2012
LADY before she departs from P&O Australia
Pacific Dawn 01/05/2012 11 nights pacific
Pacific Dawn 04/09/2012
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Pacific Dawn 30/04/2013
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Pacific Dawn PNG Cruise 31/10/2013
28/12/2013 Pacific Pearl 12 nights
some of the great islands and places we have been to
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They used to have a "cocktail of the day" at a reduced price - changed each day ... I haven't cruised for over a year - so not sure if this is still current.
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I would say there are a lot of poeple that wish there was buy two get one free) or 'Happy Hours'
That would save you money. You wouldn't have to spend the $250 a day you told us you budget for.

It wouldn't save us much. We only have a part bottle of wine with dinner each evening.
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That would save you money. You wouldn't have to spend the $250 a day you told us you budget for.

It wouldn't save us much. We only have a part bottle of wine with dinner each evening.
yes $250 would be our budget per day give or take a little on the ship or ships, as we save well and when we go on hols,we do not look at our wallet very much, and thats why we cruise in suites, but we do not do many tours as most tours are not worth the money, but what we do is hire some one to take us around or hire a care/van to tour around in.
I would say a bottle good wine for lunch and a bottle of good wine dinner is ok what do you think? ( not the cheap stuff and not run in sit down through the food down and run lunch or dinner) sit and enjoy a good bottle of and enjoy the food that some one /people have taken the time to prepair and design and cook for us/ all of us.
as for happy hour and well we leave that for the binge drinkers which would take us back to I think was called ( The 5 or 6 oclock swell) lol. not for us thank you.
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Qld 7 nights Pacific Star Pacific Islands
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Pacific Islands Fiji 12 nights 2009
Pacific Dawn 2009.
NZ Diamond Princess 2009.
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NZ 14 nights Pacific Dawn 2010
Pacific Islands 7 nights Pacific Dawn 2010
Pacific Islands7 nights Pacific Dawn 12 jun 2010.
Pacific Dawn White Cloud Wonders Wellington to Brisbane part cruise on cruise W108.
Pacific Dawn 12 nights 09/04/2011.
Pacific Dawn 7 nights 04/06/2011
Pacific Dawn 9 nights 03/09/2011
Ocean Princess 11 nights 17/12/2011 from papeete.
Sun Princess nz 16/02/2012 from Brisbane.
Pacific Sun 19/03/2012 our last cruise on the old
Pacific Dawn 09/04/2012
LADY before she departs from P&O Australia
Pacific Dawn 01/05/2012 11 nights pacific
Pacific Dawn 04/09/2012
Pacific Pearl 28/2/2013
Pacific Dawn 30/04/2013
Pacific Dawn 03/08/2013
Pacific Dawn PNG Cruise 31/10/2013
28/12/2013 Pacific Pearl 12 nights
some of the great islands and places we have been to
Port vila, mystery island, Suva, savu savu, island of pines, penticost island, lifou, Auckland, Milford Sound, Tauranga, Akaroa,Dunedin,Wellington,
Barcelona, Cannes, Florence, Civitavecchia , Naples
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as for happy hour and well we leave that for the binge drinkers which would take us back to I think was called ( The 5 or 6 oclock swell) lol. not for us thank you.
I think 6 oclock swell is code for Elite Happy Hour on Princess Cruises or is it 6 oclock swill?

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We would definately not qualify as 'big' drinkers. It is unfortunate that a wine or beer package is not availalbe. Four bottles of wine would last us a seven night cruise.

I could see that this type of sale, could encourage 'binge' drinking.
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We recently came back from a cruise to NZ on Sun Princess. At dinner you can get moderately priced wine, probably starting around the $25 if I remember correctly, but not all types. We decided on the last day to pick up a bottle of the stuff we liked at the Bay of Islands, at a better price than on board. What a mistake!!!. Yes we could take to our table to drink with dinner, but they charged us $20 AUS for corkage. mmmmmmmmm, won't be doing that again. Duty free, only at Auckland, and some wasn't too bad a price. On board on our cruise leaving Brisbane on 16/11/2011 we run out of rum, so some people weren't very happy.
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Do P & O do a Cocktail of the day at reduced price's in the Caribbean ?
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Do P & O do a Cocktail of the day at reduced price's in the Caribbean ?
You'd be better asking this on the P&O UK forum, Cruiseaddict. P&O Aus don't have it.
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Thanks for your quick replies.......Shame....some lines do a nice reduced Cocktail of the day....not cheap....does NOT encourage bing drinking but helps soften the budget. I heard P & O were more sensible on the drink prices opposed to Royal Caribbean and Princess....that's why I asked the question... but thank you for your quick responses x
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I think it would be a great idea, and definitely wouldn't encourage me to binge. I'd be thinking of the money I'd save for the next cruise.
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