Here is a link to another article about bring wine on board. http://www.pinotblogger.com/2007/05/...carry-on-wine/
This article also explains why people bring wine on board. What would you do if there was only one brand of cigarettes on board and you hated that brand? Would you go 7 days without a smoke?
What if the cruise line charged you a smoking fee of$15 per pack of cigarettes, because you didn't buy the cigarettes at the ship's store? Wouldn't you want to post a gripe about it? Or would you quietly accept this change in policy?