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How Drunk Will Self-Service Make Cruises?
Not only are cruises working on being more transparent and increasing your safety, they're also committed to making sure a non-stop party is always within reach. We're talking about self-service.
Not laundry silly; pouring your own drinks. Don't worry, you're not expected to replace the bartender, but on cruise lines like Norwegian, Carnival and and Celebrity Cruises you can now find wine dispensers.
Built on the idea that at home, if you're in the mood for a drink you can just go pour yourself one, the dispensers allow travelers to get their own libations whenever they want to.
But once travelers have mastered the art of pouring from a tap, the possibilities of self-serve could actually be quite promising. In terms of wine, on Norwegian the wine dispensers allow passengers to sample small tastes of wine that otherwise would run up the bill. "The whole philosophy behind this with wine is pretty cool and on the beer side too when you start talking about craft beers, the idea of trying a small sampling. You could try two ounces of Opus One (the Bordeaux blend) and it's not $200 per bottle," Court told USA Today.
And when it comes to beer, what's to stop cruise lines from serving artisan craft brews on tap? The future of cruise drinking is bright.