and here is where the "gray area" is. Sure its fine to bring aboard a "reasonable amount" the cruise lines have no problems with that. It is the select few who will try to bring aboard a case or two or three or four of their favorite beverage that causes the problem. Would most people walk into a resort hotel on vacation hauling a cooler full ot their favorite beverage? I think not, but some folks think that it is perfectly fine to do that on a cruise, NO - EVERYTHING IN MODERATION - please. I will bring aboard a few bottles of water to be refilled from the cabin sink, and i will pack a few nips for a night cap out on the balcony. If i have a favorite wine i will bring that and have it served at dinner. Perfectly fine and ok with the cruise lines.