The price comparison was so great that Its one of th reasons that DH and I want to go back.
What can you expect to pay in the US for a martini? Here, as I said, it's 15-20.
Sometimes, 'expensive' and cheap vary GREATLY by part of the country--each state sets it's own tax rates for some of this stuff.
I'd expect $10 for a martini in a bar...but I also usually make my drinks at home, where it's closer to $5. (give or take $4, because I can vary the quality of my liquor )
Exactly. $15 to $20 would be viewed as ridiculous around here, and the cost of living isn't exactly cheap. $5 to $10 depending on the bar, maybe $15 for an incredibly high brow place imported artisinal vodka or gin with a local organic olive.
$30 would get me 1.75 liters of my fav booze which= way way drunk at half a bottle. Add in pop, juice or water to cut it and $40 would have me smashed for 3 days. And I am a drinker.
Which is why I drink at home and not at bars or, in this case, on a ship.
And being on water with no bottom (as far as I am concerned) with maybe sharks or bad viruses (just watched the bad zombie flick set on a ship*) would have me nursing way more alcohol than would be etiquette-ly approved. I don't like being on water with "no bottom" (almost drowned as a toddler in a creek where the water was muddy but only maybe 4 - 5 feet deep) and again in a pool where it was 30 or more feet deep (had a springboard way, way up.. very old school and is gone nowadays.). I don't swim very well: can dog paddle, breast stroke and float.. back then I knew how to just dog paddle. Which only works if you are on top of the water.
But that's also why I will never be an SS on a cruise ship