Cruise Ships Move to Self-Serve Wine and Beer
More cruise ships let passengers serve themselves from wine and beer dispensers. Daniel Spiess / Flickr
The self-serve option will not only let guests sample more selections, but will probably encourage more drinking and spending, too — a plus for the cruise lines.
Excerpt from USA Today
At home, you want a beer or a glass of wine you help yourself. Cruise lines are increasingly adapting a similar style. Self-serve is becoming the rage.
The idea was that cruise passengers can try a sampling whenever they want – just a 1-ounce taste in up to a 5-ounce glass – by swiping their shipboard spending card at the fancy dispensary machines. Only cards coded for those 21 and older will work on the self-serve machines. The machines can now be found on nearly every Celebrity ship.