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If you are flying, your carry ons will be the same ones you take onboard. Add any of your valuable jewelry to your bag. If you are driving, you can carry more onboard.
Even cruise lines that do allow some wine to be brought onboard, would look askance, at a case or two. They are seeing their revenue, fly away as you come aboard.
Also, remember, anything in hand, you will have to shlep around the ship, till your cabin opens up, usually around 2:00pm. Baggage usually arrives at your door, by dinner time.
A call to HAL, to get the status of carryon wine/liquor, is a good idea. Have fun on your cruise!
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