Poll Position: The Bill for Booze

November 14, 2011 | By | 3 Comments

We don’t need to tell you that buying booze onboard is expensive. For some, it’s not a big deal to abstain in order to save money, but for others, alcohol goes hand-in-hand with vacationing. So, we were curious how much the average cruiser spends per sailing for beer, wine, liquor and fruity drinks.
What we asked: About how much do you spend on alcohol per cruise?
What they said: Most people — 34 percent — said they spend between $50 and $200 per sailing. Another 33 percent said they spend less than $50 a cruise. One-quarter of voters said they spend more than $200, and just 7 percent said it depends on the cruise.
What it all means: It’s no surprise that most people seem to fall in the middle ground on this one, but we’re amazed that so many — about 1,000 in this case — spend more than $200. And, since so few said it depends on the sailing, we wonder if that means those who spend more than $200 would still do so on a three-nighter.
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    3 Responses to “Poll Position: The Bill for Booze”

    1. rosietomato
      November 14th, 2011 @ 6:38 pm

      Badly derived question. It should have been: Take your liquor bill and divide it by the number of days of your cruise. How much do you average on alcohol per day on your cruise?

    2. sandra alves
      November 15th, 2011 @ 12:04 am


    3. Richard H
      November 16th, 2011 @ 11:04 am

      Since I take my own liquor on board and only order mixers, I don’t spend any money on the ship for booze, but I do drink, so maybe the question should have said How much money do spend buying the ship’s alcohol?

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