I actually saw a man walk through the check point with a 12 pack of bottled water and nobody stopped him. I plan to do that my next cruise. Now for alcohol.....you are not suppose to. They claim if you'd like to bring a bottle of wine...then that is fine....but they will take it from you and deliver it to you at dinner on a night of your choice....but there is an $8 corking fee!!!! But....I did meet a couple who managed to smuggle in some rum so they could add there own rum to their drinks. I don't know if I'd be brave enough to try that. Have a wonderful cruise!