Thanks for your response.
I can understand the difference in price. Stateside vs duty free.
I do remember when they sold duty free liquor prior to boarding. Now that I think of it, we picked it up at the dock prior to sailing at duty free prices. Granted the duty free prices were a little higher than what you would pay at St Thomas or St Martin but still way below stateside.
We also did this on other lines too.
I enjoy a drink in the cabin while getting ready for dinner.
I haven't sailed Princess for a few years and I realize the drill is now a lot different than it had been and am trying to decide the best approach to the problem (yes, the cruise lines have made it a problem).