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Old 03-26-2013, 09:13 AM   #1
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Beverage Tastings and Seminars - Prices & Reviews

DH and I are trying to estimate our expenses for our upcoming cruise

Below are the tasting that have been offered by DCL in the past. Could you help by filling in the info on any tasting you know the price of? Here on the DIS, I've read some are $15, some are $20. But I'd really like to know the actual price of each (with the knowledge that the price could change whenever DCL decides it needs to )

Also, if you've done a particular tasting, could you add your review of it? What tastings should I make a point of trying to get into? Or make sure to avoid?


Amari Tasting - $20.00
Beer Tasting -
Beer Tasting - Domestic -
Beer Tasting - International - $15.00
Bloody Mary Tasting - $15.00
Bourbon Tasting - $20.00
Champagne & Sparkling Wine Tasting - $30.00
Cognac Tasting - $20.00
International Whiskey Tasting
Malt Whiskey Tasting - $20.00
Martini Tasting - $15.00
Mixology/Mixology Class - $15.00
Mojito Tasting - $15.00
Rum Tasting - $15.00
Tequila and Margarita Tasting - $15.00
Wine Tasting - Around the World - $15.00
Wine Tasting - Blind Tasting
Wine Tasting - New World Red
Wine Tasting - New World - $15.00
Wine Tasting - Old World Red
Wine Tasting - Old World White
Wine Tasting - Old World - $15.00
Wine Tasting - Texas Wines - $15.00
Wine Tasting - Wine and Chocolate - $30.00
Wine Pairing
Wine Tasting -
Wine Tasting (Food & Wine Pairing)


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Old 03-26-2013, 09:38 AM   #2
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The chocolate tasting was $30. I wasn't willing to pay that so can't review it. I heard people really enjoyed it. I seem to remember it was later in the evening, too.
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DH and I will be going on the WBPC in May and I am trying to estimate our expenses
We would like to partake in some of the tastings offered onboard
Looking at the December WBPC Navigators, I'm guessing we will have ALOT of options

Below are the tasting that were offered in December. Could you help by filling in the info on any tasting you know the price of? Here on the DIS, I've read some are $15, some are $20. But I'd really like to know the actual price of each (with the knowledge that the price could change whenever DCL decides it needs to )

Champagne & Sparkling Wine Tasting
International Beer Tasting
Tequila and Margarita Tasting
Cognac Tasting
Wine Pairing
International Whiskey Tasting
Martini Tasting
Mixology Class
Mixology (as listed on the Navigator. Is this different form the "Mixology Class" above?)
Chocolate Tasting
Old World White Wine Tasting
New World Red Wine Tasting
Domestic Beer Tasting
Malt Whiskey Tasting
Old World Red Wine Tasting
International Beer Tasting
Bourbon Tasting
Blind Wine Tasting
Wine Tasting (Food & Wine Pairing)

The "Wine Tasting (Food & Wine Pairing)" sounds awesome, and I'm guessing it costs alot more. Has anyone ever done it and have a review?

For that matter, any tastings that I should make a point of trying to get into? Or make sure to avoid?

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I highly recommend Mixology And no, there isn't a difference between Mixology & Mixology class.

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I enjoyed the mixology class. At $15 it's a great deal.

I didn't like the way some of the 'guest bartenders' mixed the drinks - they were trying to be funny but they were just ruining the drinks. I picked drinks where the person tried to do it 'right' and wasn't disappointed in any of them. I'd encourage everyone to try to mix a proper drink.

PS schedule a nap after the class!
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The chocolate tasting was $30. I wasn't willing to pay that so can't review it. I heard people really enjoyed it. I seem to remember it was later in the evening, too.
Oh my! $30 per person? That makes my budget go and my logic say "No chocolate tasting for you!"
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Old 03-26-2013, 10:05 AM   #7
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I highly recommend Mixology And no, there isn't a difference between Mixology & Mixology class.

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I enjoyed the mixology class. At $15 it's a great deal.

I didn't like the way some of the 'guest bartenders' mixed the drinks - they were trying to be funny but they were just ruining the drinks. I picked drinks where the person tried to do it 'right' and wasn't disappointed in any of them. I'd encourage everyone to try to mix a proper drink.

PS schedule a nap after the class!
Mixology/Mixology class (glad that they are the same) sounds like a $15 winner to me! Thanks you two!
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Mixology was an awesome value at $15 on my Fantasy cruise in January, met great people, got to go behind the bar to make drinks as strong as we liked, and it lasted an hour and a half! Great time.

I also did the cognac tasting on that cruise which was $20/pp. It was much more low-key than mixology but I also enjoyed it. It was at 10:00 PM so a nice way to unwind after dinner in the Cove Cafe and I really learned a lot about the differences in cognac tastes, age and pricing.
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My DH and I did the Champagne tasting on the Fantasy and I believe it was $25 each. Loved loved loved it! Then on the Dream we did the wine tasting and it cost $15. That was alot of fun too!
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Man, I wish they had a rum tasting...
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Mixology was an awesome value at $15 on my Fantasy cruise in January, met great people, got to go behind the bar to make drinks as strong as we liked, and it lasted an hour and a half! Great time.

I also did the cognac tasting on that cruise which was $20/pp. It was much more low-key than mixology but I also enjoyed it. It was at 10:00 PM so a nice way to unwind after dinner in the Cove Cafe and I really learned a lot about the differences in cognac tastes, age and pricing.
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My DH and I did the Champagne tasting on the Fantasy and I believe it was $25 each. Loved loved loved it! Then on the Dream we did the wine tasting and it cost $15. That was alot of fun too!
Thank you both for the info and reviews!

Cognac does sound like a nice wind down

The $15 wine tasting - was it listed as old world or new world? red or white?

SO. MANY. OPTIONS. goodness
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My DH and I did the Champagne tasting on the Fantasy and I believe it was $25 each. Loved loved loved it! Then on the Dream we did the wine tasting and it cost $15. That was alot of fun too!
The champagne tasting is $30 on the Fantasy (as of March 9th) & I really want to do it next time!!!

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Man, I wish they had a rum tasting...
I just read on a different site that the March 9th Fantasy sailing has Rum Tastings!! So your cruise might too!
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