Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Markets in Everything: All-You-Can-Drink Cruise

USAToday Travel -- "Add industry giant Carnival to the list of lines offering "all-you-can-drink" alcohol packages. The world's largest cruise company this month has begun testing a nearly $50 per day package on the Carnival Victory that gives buyers access to unlimited wine, beer and spirits as well as sodas and non-alcoholic frozen cocktails."

10 Comments:

At 8/22/2012 10:19 AM, Blogger Jon Murphy said...

A hangover is just God's way of saying "you kicked ass last night!"

 
At 8/22/2012 10:19 AM, Blogger Jon Murphy said...

And, of course, nothing solves the related neasea of a hangover quite like the rocking of a ship at sea.

 
At 8/22/2012 10:38 AM, Blogger Jon Murphy said...

I would love to go on a booze cruise like this, but once I got home I think I'd be afraid to stop drinking. I'm afraid the cumulative hangover would literally kill me.

Ok, I'm done with the booze jokes. For now.

 
At 8/22/2012 11:47 AM, Blogger juandos said...

Hmmm, this sort of cruise package sounds like it has potential to be an ambulance chaser's dream...

 
At 8/22/2012 3:30 PM, Blogger Cabodog said...

This sounds like a nightmare for the folks on board that don't care to drink themselves silly.

 
At 8/22/2012 9:58 PM, Blogger randian said...

I don't know why anybody would buy this plan, since it is certain not to be a deal.

1) I'd bet only their cheapest swill is eligible for the plan
2) They'll cut you off in the name of "public safety" long before you jeopardize profits.

 
At 8/23/2012 12:13 AM, Blogger Hydra said...

And, of course, nothing solves the related neasea of a hangover quite like the rocking of a ship at sea.



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I second the motion.

 
At 8/23/2012 8:27 AM, Blogger morganovich said...

jon-

we discovered literally the perfect hangover cure in college:

a unit of IV saline and a b-12 shot.

your hangover literally just vanishes.

(gotta love med students)

seem to me that some enterprising nurse practitioners could make a killing on one of there cruises.

rent a little space from the ship and sell hangover cures at $50 a pop.

my old doctor in san francisco offered this (though for considerably more than $50) and even did house calls.

http://www.carepractice.com/weekend-recovery/

believe me, there are days when it it SO worth it.

talk about the perfect biz model for a cruise: sell booze, sell hangover cures, sell more booze. it's practically perpetual motion.

 
At 8/23/2012 11:41 AM, Blogger Jon Murphy said...

Morganovich-

In Las Vegas, they have trucks that drive around and sell that solution for about $5 a pop. Is that one of your friends? :-P

But I too have my own perfect cure for hangovers: responsible drinking!

 
At 8/23/2012 5:36 PM, Blogger Ron H. said...

"But I too have my own perfect cure for hangovers: responsible drinking!"

Oh Man! That's pretty extreme, don't you think?

What fun is that? :)

 

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