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Old 04-07-2013, 03:28 PM   #91
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I feel the same way about the "Free Soda Station". Definitely not a plus in my book. Well, it IS better than nothing, but it's not that great, since you have to schlep yourself up there to refill all the time. Besides, I'm a Pepsi drinker, so I bring my own.

Are you saying the Free Soda Station means they won't bing you a soft drink to your longe chair? I think the will.

I love the drink station where I can get coffee out on deck and watch the sun come up. My son likes it cause he can make his own weird drink - coke and orange Ida and root beer and whatever else is there. My wife likes it because she is very particular about her cokes and if it is not just right with syrup and crib nation she will dump it and get something else.
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Are you saying the Free Soda Station means they won't bing you a soft drink to your longe chair? I think the will.

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They will. But, since the drinks will be brought to you from the bar, you will be charged for them.
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Old 04-07-2013, 03:51 PM   #93
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Are you saying the Free Soda Station means they won't bing you a soft drink to your longe chair? I think the will.

I couldn't even get my kids to bring me a soda from the station...and even if they did, it would have been the same weird concoction your son makes.
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Old 04-07-2013, 03:53 PM   #94
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I feel the same way about the "Free Soda Station". Definitely not a plus in my book. Well, it IS better than nothing, but it's not that great, since you have to schlep yourself up there to refill all the time. Besides, I'm a Pepsi drinker, so I bring my own.
oh, I love the 'free soda station'. beats the $30 ($35?, i'm forgetting exactly right now) per person charge on RCL. you don't have to produce a drink card which is just another stupid thing to carry around. plus, we are never that far from a drink station so the little bit of exercise we may get from having to 'schlep' (love that word) ourselves up there to refill is a bonus in my eyes. the fact that you can also get a tea or coffee as well is wonderful.
the waiters also will bring you a drink if you don't want to make the effort to walk to the drink stations. I've never been charged for a tea but I have never ordered a pop from a waiter so I can't comment on that.
yes, I have to say the drink stations are a HUGE bonus in my eyes! but again, I don't mind the walk.
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Old 04-07-2013, 04:06 PM   #95
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oh, I love the 'free soda station'. beats the $30 ($35?, i'm forgetting exactly right now) per person charge on RCL. you don't have to produce a drink card which is just another stupid thing to carry around. plus, we are never that far from a drink station so the little bit of exercise we may get from having to 'schlep' (love that word) ourselves up there to refill is a bonus in my eyes. the fact that you can also get a tea or coffee as well is wonderful.
the waiters also will bring you a drink if you don't want to make the effort to walk to the drink stations. I've never been charged for a tea but I have never ordered a pop from a waiter so I can't comment on that.
yes, I have to say the drink stations are a HUGE bonus in my eyes! but again, I don't mind the walk.

I don't mind it either, if I don't have someplace else to be. But if I'm playing Bingo, or in a club, or whatever, there's no way I'm going all the way up there.

I don't buy the drink cards on the other lines. I could never drink $30-$35 worth of soda in a week, anyway. And I still take my own on the other lines.
I guess that's one thing that always confuses me, people make it sound like you're FORCED to buy the soda cards....which isn't a card anymore, it's a sticker on your room card, or a special mug, or whatever. But still.....it's true, the money for a soda package isn't worth it, but added into the cheaper cost of the cruise itself, it's still a bargain compared to the "Free" soda on DCL.
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I don't mind it either, if I don't have someplace else to be. But if I'm playing Bingo, or in a club, or whatever, there's no way I'm going all the way up there.

I don't buy the drink cards on the other lines. I could never drink $30-$35 worth of soda in a week, anyway. And I still take my own on the other lines.
I guess that's one thing that always confuses me, people make it sound like you're FORCED to buy the soda cards....which isn't a card anymore, it's a sticker on your room card, or a special mug, or whatever. But still.....it's true, the money for a soda package isn't worth it, but added into the cheaper cost of the cruise itself, it's still a bargain compared to the "Free" soda on DCL.
I would easily drink $30-$35 worth of soda in a week as would dh if we had to paying per drink. that would pay for about three days of per drink for us. myself and dh drink a fair bit of soda so we are kind of forced to buy the card. and the cruises we go on are seldom cheaper on other lines during the times of the year we like to go. last time we priced out dcl and rcl and added in the 'extras' we would have to pay for such as the soda it was cheaper to go with dcl by a fair bit of money. i know there are other times when rcl was cheaper but i hate hate hate the add ons. they never seem to end. jmo, i know others feel differently and i don't want to debate cruise lines.
also, not sure if you know this, but if you are at bingo or in a club there are always waiters wondering around to take drink orders so don't feel you have to go without. again, i have only ordered tea but they don 't mind bringing it. its not pleasant to be without a drink when your dry.
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also, not sure if you know this, but if you are at bingo or in a club there are always waiters wondering around to take drink orders so don't feel you have to go without. again, i have only ordered tea but they don 't mind bringing it. its not pleasant to be without a drink when your dry.
I take my own Pepsi onboard (no matter which cruise line) because I'll only drink Coke if I don't have a choice. But yes, after 13 Disney cruises, I know I can order a drink.
One time, at a trivia game, a bar server came over and asked ME where I got the Pepsi I was drinking, because another passenger wanted one. I guess the server thought maybe they sold them somewhere on the ship!
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I take my own Pepsi onboard (no matter which cruise line) because I'll only drink Coke if I don't have a choice. But yes, after 13 Disney cruises, I know I can order a drink.
One time, at a trivia game, a bar server came over and asked ME where I got the Pepsi I was drinking, because another passenger wanted one. I guess the server thought maybe they sold them somewhere on the ship!
I wish Disney sold both. I understand why they don't but the lengths that people go to get pepsi while on any Disney vacation is amusing. We are DVC members and had friends stay with us in a two bedroom vila. We would have used the resort's store for our groceries but since the father of the family said he was willing to rent a cab to go to the store to get pepsi for himself, I said that we could have a Garden Grocers deliver it. Since we were using this store to deliver pepsi, we used it for all of our grocery needs. Disney lost a lot of 'business' since we bought a lot of groceries for our party of 9.
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Just as any dedicated Pepsi drinker can tell you which restaurants serve Pepsi, he/she can be expected to go the mile to insure at least a smattering of their favored drink on vacation.

Our tour guide in Kenya even took us near the Tanzanian border to secure us some Pepsi once! Yes. He DID get tipped well that day!
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I wish Disney sold both. I understand why they don't but the lengths that people go to get pepsi while on any Disney vacation is amusing. We are DVC members and had friends stay with us in a two bedroom vila. We would have used the resort's store for our groceries but since the father of the family said he was willing to rent a cab to go to the store to get pepsi for himself, I said that we could have a Garden Grocers deliver it. Since we were using this store to deliver pepsi, we used it for all of our grocery needs. Disney lost a lot of 'business' since we bought a lot of groceries for our party of 9.
Which was no where near the amount Coke pays to be the "Exclusive" drink.

Sorry, the 'lost sales' are more then made up for by the big check!
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For those that want to enforce the no alcohol outside your room then why does DCL charge a corking fee????????

Wouldn't they just say you can't bring your own to any meals????????
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Having to go back to the room to refil you beer kinda defeats the vacation mindset IMO. I want to have drinks brought to me as I sit in the hot tub or lounge by the pool.
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I feel the same way about the "Free Soda Station". Definitely not a plus in my book. Well, it IS better than nothing, but it's not that great, since you have to schlep yourself up there to refill all the time. Besides, I'm a Pepsi drinker, so I bring my own.
Our first stop after cruising on the Dream was for a Pepsi!!!

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For those that want to enforce the no alcohol outside your room then why does DCL charge a corking fee????????

Wouldn't they just say you can't bring your own to any meals????????
Hmmmmmm, good question. Maybe because if you bring your own drink, in a glass, they don't know if they provided the drink or not, but if you bring your own bottle to dine, they know you brought your own? Evidently, if you buy wine on their package, they'll re-cork it and you can continue with the same bottle the next dinner without you having to take the bottle back to the room with you. Me and DH are trying to figure out which we want to do....Disney has conveniently priced our favorite wine, $20 more than retail, so it's going to equal the same whether we buy the wine ourselves and pay the corkage fee, or if we buy it from Disney and have it over-priced by $20. We'll probably just buy the package, so we don't add the weight to our luggage, or have to drag it around.
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Funny... I never knew that you weren't allowed to consume the alcohol you bring onboard outside of your room. I'm always walking around with my own cans of beer or mixed drinks. I've gone to the shows with them. I've brought them into the lounges. I'll bring 2 to dinner. When at the pool decks I'll bring my soft-sided DCL cooler with my own cans of beer to the bars to have them fill it with ice for me. 5 DCL cruises and no one has ever said a word to me.

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After 9 years on this board, the same topics continue..

I don't post often on this board, but I am an active user. It is very funny that the same topics seem to come up over and over. If I want to create a firestorm all I have to do is go onto the resort page and ask, " can I can bring my refillable mugs from a previous stay and use them on a current stay?" Or I can come to the cruise page and ask, "is it is okay to mix a drink in my room and carry it around the ship?" The responses are always the same, most see no problem with it, several will always go by the "letter of the law" so to speak and denounce others for not toeing the line. In the end, the alcohol question is not something that Disney is concerned about (per the cruise director from my previous cruises) and has simply become a point to argue on the internet. If Disney in the future decides to do away with bring alcohol onto the ship, so be it...I will adjust, but until then I will do as Toby Keith directed and arrive with a vast supply of Red Solo Cups!
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