TTT: RCCL’s Wine and Dine

July 15, 2008 at 7:36 am Leave a comment

As I’m still fairly fresh off the Splendour of the Seas (see my review here), my travel tip this Tuesday relates to those of you planning your own Royal Caribbean cruise.  If you like wine, check out their Wine and Dine program.  They have three levels of wines – gold, platinum, and diamond.  Each package offers a variety of sparkling, white, and red wines with the options depending on which package you choose.  You can sign up for 5, 7, 10, and 12 bottle packages ranging from $129.95 to $378.35.  Although it might seem expensive at first, the packages do provide a bit of a discount over ordering bottle by bottle.  Check out woof22‘s savings analysis.

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If you decide to purchase one of these packages, keep in mind that you do not have to finish the bottle before leaving dinner each night.  The servers will recork and store it for you for the next night.  Also, you don’t have to wait until dinner to use your package either.  You can get a bottle from your package at any of the bars onboard.  Although a 15% gratuity is added to the cost of the package, I tip extra when I ask someone other than my dining room servers to bring a bottle for me.

If your favorites aren’t included as one of the package options, check the 2008 list compiled by critterchick to see if it’s available.


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