Except that your soda choices are very limited. With the soda card one only gets either coke or diet coke and only from the bar where it often is flat or watered down. One can pay to get sodas in the can then they get the additional choices of regular or diet Sprite. I'd be tempted to bring my own soda on board because we don't like the choices Princess has. But it's not worth the effort to lug it on board only to use in your room. I'd feel funny using it on deck or in the dining room.
BTW, we had the soda card last month on the Regal and we'll go back to the cans on our next cruise.
Just a secondary note: We are Pepsi drinkers, but often have to settle for Coke when we go out..... we all found the Coke onboard the Grand tasted fine. Yes, it comes from the bar but it was never flat and never watered down. (I have heard people who sailed on the older ships complain about the quality of the fountain drinks). When you are by the pool, it takes the same amount of time to have a waiter bring you a can of soda OR a glass of it. When you are in the dining room... same thing. Ditto for the buffet. Now, I can not comment on the selection, I just dont know. I guess it comes down to how much you will drink in a week and if you like Coke. Good luck!
I was able to get several different sodas on the soda sticker on the Grand Princess in April. They had Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Ginger Ale and Tonic Water. Whatever they have in the soda "guns" are eligible for the soda sticker.
> I hope this is true on all Princess ships;
> especially the Tahitian Princess. My hubby will
> be in hog heaven. He is "frugal". Only drinks
> diet coke.
I purchased the sticker on the Tahitian Princess 2/27/04 cruise. Have fun!