Originally Posted by DayvidB
Totally fed up subsidising people on ships that can’t afford to be there and nickel and dime through buying cheaper on shore, and then have the arrogance to expect to present it to the waiter at dinner that night to open for their meal, and as if it should mean 'nothing' to the line.
Reality check, do it pay the excess
There are more reasons to bring on your own wine other then being cheap. Being so close to Napa and Lodi I have a lot of choice wines at my fingertips. This selection is not available on the ship, so I bring my own wine. It's better quality wine pure and simple. The ship charges me a corkage fee, so they can open the bottle it is a little silly. Carnival allows one bottle per person and the corkage fee is only charged in the dining room. How much of a revenue boost is it really? I doubt it's worth the negative feelings this "fee" causes.