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bgordon10 September 10th, 2008 09:10 PM

Liquor in cabin???
:roll: Can I take a bottle of liquor in my drink in the room?

dvrdude September 11th, 2008 07:01 AM

Room Booze
Most cruise lines forbid this as they like to sell you drinks at the bars for whatever they want to charge. Some lines do, however, allow you to purchase a bar set-up for you room. Just contact their passenger service rep.

That being said, smuggling does happen. If you opt for this, just keep in mind that all bags are x-rayed and if anything looks remotely like a liquor bottle your bag will be flagged for an up close and personal inspection. If liquor is found, they generally hold it for you and return it before debarkation. Most lines do have verbage in their agreement that they could deny boarding if they find liquor in your baggage, but I've never heard of them actually doing that. They do, after all, want you on board so you will spend $$$$.

Let you conscience be your guide. :wink:

katlady September 11th, 2008 10:23 AM

Re: Liquor in cabin???

Originally Posted by bgordon10
:roll: Can I take a bottle of liquor in my drink in the room?

Are you under 21? What cruiseline are you on? They watch the bags of underage cruisers more closely.

bgordon10 September 11th, 2008 10:27 AM

Cruise Line and ages
Wife and I are in our 60s...oops shes still 39... Holland 14 day cruise in November/December

katlady September 11th, 2008 10:48 AM

Re: Cruise Line and ages

Originally Posted by bgordon10
Wife and I are in our 60s...oops shes still 39... Holland 14 day cruise in November/December

I had to ask the last time someone posted this question we later found out they were 16 not 39. :wink:
Holland America on board gifts department phone number is Ship Services department at 1-800-541-1576
you want to have this information handy: guest's last name and booking number OR last name, ship name and sail date. This is interesting:
Q. What does the Signature Cocktail gift card include?

The Signature Cocktail gift card is good for 10 predetermined specialty cocktails, but does not include well-drinks. The signature cocktails vary between season, ships and destinations. If you would like to see a sample selection, call Ship Services at 1-800-541-1576.

Man Holland America really hides their liquor policy but I found it. :D
Bringing Alcoholic Beverages Onboard

Except for wine and champagne, alcoholic beverages purchased in the vessel's shops or otherwise brought on the ship cannot be consumed on the ship. Bottles and other containers will be collected for safekeeping and delivered to your stateroom on the last day of the voyage.

A corkage fee of US$15.00 applies to wine and champagne brought to the restaurants or bars for consumption.

Room Service offers reduced-price stateroom beverage packages for in-stateroom consumption of alcoholic beverages.

katlady September 11th, 2008 10:53 AM

I think you can bring a bottle of wine on board because it say Except for wine and champagne. I have not cruise Holland America before, but Carnival allow one bottle of wine per person. :D I hope this help you. If you want hard liquor (rum :D ) call the on board gift and see if you can have a bottle delievered to your room. Carnival does this and I think Holland does to. Let us know what happens. :D

dvrdude September 11th, 2008 12:31 PM

On HAL you can bring all the wine and champagne you want for consumption in your room. If you want to take a bottle of wine to the dining room they will charge a $15 corkage fee.

jennc September 11th, 2008 08:10 PM

Nothing at all allowed on NCL. They will confiscate wine, champagne, liquor etc and return it to you at the end of the cruise.
Personally i think it sucks that you cannot take on board a bottle of wine or champagne to celebrate a birthday or anniversary. After all if you take on one bottle, obviously you drink alcohol and therefore are very likely to buy more on the ship.

patsea March 2nd, 2009 07:51 AM

i use rum runner flasks and have never had a problem. pack it in the luggage and it has always arrived in my cabin.

Manuel March 2nd, 2009 07:59 AM

I have taken a bottle of booze in my checked luggage on several Celebrity cruises and one RCCL cruise. Never had a problem, my bottle has allways made it.


Dannyboy March 7th, 2009 05:44 AM

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