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Took a cruise on Oasis last summer and really enjoyed the Coke Freestyle machines...helped to make the drink package worthwhile for me.  I understand the machines are only on a handful of ships at the moment.  Anyone know when they might be rolling out to more ships?  I'm especially interested in Radiance of the Seas, which I'll be on in July.   :D

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I have heard/read about these, but didnt have it on Monarch of the Seas when I was on it last year. Taking 2 trips on Enchantment of the seas this winter, wondering if it might be on that ship as well?

 

What is the big advanatge or deal with these machines?

 

Enchantment of the Seas has two Coke Freestyle machines. One is inside Windjammer Cafe and one is outside Cafe Latte-tudes. The machines work for guests who have purchased soda packages and are self-service.

 

The big deal about these machines is that you can combine different flavors to create new kinds of soft drinks.  There's over 100 flavors to choose from.

Took a cruise on Oasis last summer and really enjoyed the Coke Freestyle machines...helped to make the drink package worthwhile for me.  I understand the machines are only on a handful of ships at the moment.  Anyone know when they might be rolling out to more ships?  I'm especially interested in Radiance of the Seas, which I'll be on in July.   :D

There are no plans to add the Coca-Cola Freestyle machines to Radiance of the Seas.

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I can't wait to try out these machines. Seems like some great choicies and convienient for sure.

 

Do they all offer the 100 different or so types of soda/water/sports drinks?

 

Was wondering about powerade in particualr as on their website it shows it does, but wondering if thats just an "option" it could have, or if that would be standard.

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I can't wait to try out these machines. Seems like some great choicies and convienient for sure.

 

Do they all offer the 100 different or so types of soda/water/sports drinks?

 

Was wondering about powerade in particualr as on their website it shows it does, but wondering if thats just an "option" it could have, or if that would be standard.

 

Well technically all the flavors are optional on whether or not a particular brand is available in the market the machine is installed in. You pick a base flavor (like Coke or Fanta) and you can customize the drink with fruit flavors (Orange Coke or Orange Fanta, Lime Fanta, etc). These machines also dispense Dasani water which can be made carbonated and or mixed with any of the available fruit flavors. All of these combine to make up the 100+ different drink options.

 

The syrup system utilizes microdispensing technology to mix drinks the way you want them. You can also stop a drink mid-pour by just releasing the dispense button and select another drink to mix two together. So if you want to mix Orange Fanta with Mello Yello Grape you can. But who would want to do that, right? 

 

The flavors are stored in cartridges similar to ink cartridges for a printer. 

 

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monctonguy: Coke Freestyle machines are available at certain Wendy's and Burger King locations in Canada. I don't know where in Canada you live, but try using the Facebook locator application to find a machine near you. 

https://www.facebook.com/cocacolafreestyle/app_157819484263715

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I just checked my photo of one of the Coca-Cola Freestyle machine on Allure of the Seas from back in August. They offered Pibb Xtra (I think — my photo's a bit blurry) instead of Dr. Pepper.

That's what I thought was the case.  Thanks for checking :)

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It's really too bad they aren't rolling them out more widely.  I'm sure they're expensive, but I'm also sure they drive revenue.  Without a Coke Freestyle machine, I probably choose not to get a drink package.

I know the freestyle machines were a big reason my wife bought the soda card last time, so agree.  

 

Also +1 for you for being a Strongbadd fan :P

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We purchased the Soda package for the Independence last year as soon as we boarded and were really looking forward to the unlimited drinks but even though we checked with RC before the cruise when we went to use them 2 days into the cruise we found out that the Independence did not have them on board even though she had just had a minor refit. Fortunately we had not broken the seals on the souvenir cups and RC happily refunded them back to our account. The machines look great so I hope the Adventure has them on board for our next cruise.

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It's unlikely that Adventure of the Seas will have them either. It seems that Royal Caribbean is only putting the Freestyle machines on ships that stay in the U.S.

 

This is correct. The reason is these machines need to be serviced by Coke personnel who are familiar and have the resources nearby to service the Freestyle machines. Ships sailing out of ports where there is no Coke Freestyle machines probably won't see the machines onboard until that region or country gets the machines/products. Also Coke products vary widely by region. A lot of the same products we enjoy here in the US are not available in many European countries. Likewise they have their own Coke branded products in Europe that aren't available here in the US.

 

Currently Freestyle machines are only available in the US, Canada and limited availability in the UK and Europe. As they become more popular, Coke will eventually install them in other countries.

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These machines were amazing. I didn't realize from the posts here, that once you hit a button like "powerade", that you would then have another 5-10 choices of flavors etc.......

 

Was great, used alot. Very conveinent for sure.

 

Looking forward to using them again in 20 days!! :D

So you found one near you! 

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