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- Jun 22, 2012
It's on the 5-night Double Dip on the Dream. Sadly, it is on the sea day and interferes with Palo Brunch, leaving you with the choice of Chocolate and Liquor Tasting on the Sea Day and Palo Brunch on the second Castaway Day or Palo Brunch on the Sea Day and no Chocolate and Liquor Tasting. I know this from personal experience booking activities for my upcoming cruise. I refuse to give up Castaway time, so no tasting for me.Maybe not. I think it's only offered on the second sea day on 7 night cruises.
$35 last summer, IIRC. I've only done it once so not sure about variety.How much was the Premium tasting? Curious if they change up the pours as well. Other than the Crown and possibly the Glenmorangie the other two aren’t my favorite pours. I love bourbons, just don’t see woodford as a premium pour, and my single malt tastes are Glenlivet and Lagavulin, I know opposite ends of the flavor spectrum. I did just have a Glenmorangie sampler pack recently and three of the four were very good pours.
I definitely recommend signing up for something you might not normally drink. The prices are incredibly reasonable for the number of drinks you get. You'd probably never pay to buy just one of those drinks if it's not something you know you'll like and with a tasting you get a chance to try 4-5. We only did tequila the first time because the wine was fully booked. Neither of us liked tequila but we figured for $20 (or whatever it was at the time) it was no great loss if we didn't like it. We are now confirmed tequila drinkers because we know what's good and what's not. We bought a bottle from duty free on that cruise and brought it home for our friends to try. They said they didn't like tequila but are now also confirmed tequila drinkers. Turns out we all had tried cheap and not good tequilas in the past so didn't know what we really should be drinking. We also learned a lot. The same has been true of martinis, whiskey and cognac. I know now what's good and what I like. Doing a tasting for something you like (for me - champagne) is fun but trying something different for a price that is about what you'd pay for 1-2 drinks but are getting to try 4-5 is even more fun.Thank you for this thread! My boyfriend and I are beer drinkers and the beer tasting was on my list of "must-dos" for our upcoming cruise. Thanks to this thread, I think I can sign up for something else...
I honestly can't remember if I have tipped or not. The quantities have always been plentiful for me, maybe too plentifulI may not have, if I wasn't carrying cashI almost had a panic attack after reading this thread. I just picked up an August 3-night cruise and was happy to find a martini tasting open one day. I can’t take heat, especially in August, and alcohol REALLY overheats me. I was terrified I scheduled it for our CC day and it would be on the island. But, whew! I’m safe! It’s Nassau day.
Does everyone normally tip the bartenders for this? How much is customary? It’s our first one, so I’m clueless.
That's one of our favorites too. Making me smile just thinking about it.We discovered the chocolate and liquor pairing a few cruises ago and now we do it each time. One previous poster misspoke... there is a liquor, in fact, it’s a $35-per-ounce whiskey, which is the cost of the class, and therefore worth it! It’s a Glenmorangie that is soooo smooth. You also try a port, a champagne and another wine, along with a couple of types of chocolates and some cheese.
For the tastings and Mixology, what have you tried? What did you like/dislike?
For us, we love Mixology.
We did the cognac tasting last time. Didn't really like it, but I have discovered, unless it's the most expensive bottle they have on the ship, then it's not my thingI believe we did taste one of the most expensive they have. The information was very interesting though.
We also did the chocolate and liquor tasting. We love chocolate, and they give you very high quality samples. I can't remember all of the liquors. I know there was a port, a pretty good one at that, which we love. I think there was red and white wine and probably champagne. I can't remember if there was an actual liquor though. There was also whiskey, which was very interesting with the chocolate.
We are thinking of trying the Tequila & Margarita, Mojito & Caipirinha, or the Martini, in addition to Mixology. Rum might be interesting, but only if they are unique and/or long aged rums.
I really want to do this one - but as a first timer, it is obviously filled up. I will ask embarkation day (right after trying to get Palo brunch ) if there are any spots open.We discovered the chocolate and liquor pairing a few cruises ago and now we do it each time. One previous poster misspoke... there is a liquor, in fact, it’s a $35-per-ounce whiskey, which is the cost of the class, and therefore worth it! It’s a Glenmorangie that is soooo smooth. You also try a port, a champagne and another wine, along with a couple of types of chocolates and some cheese.
I'm cautious of anything that starts with a shot of Bacardi!We did the rum tasting and for me it was among the worst tasting class I've done (and we've done most - including tequila which I am not a big fan). The rum tasting is typically a late night tasting and is all shots of different rums - no mixers offered, no slices of lime to pair, nothing but the shots. Started with a straight shot of Bacardi and it's not really something I want to be tasting straight. Can't remember where we went from there but knew by shot # 3 that I was wishing I had stopped at the drink station for a big cup of coke to mix with what was being served. I don't know if they usually end with a shot of Rumchata or if the leader was taking some sympathy on me but it was the only one I could drink.