I wanted to buy up to a case of rum on my cruise. I love rums and our cruise presents a great opportunity to purchase rums that are not available to me in NJ.
I was planning on sending them home UPS but they can't. "You can not ship alcohol. The only way to ship alcohol is with a special license."
Is there anyway I can bring a case back on the airplane? Special checked luggage? Any ideas? I really disappointed about this. I'm leaving tomorrow and I have no plan!
I remember coming back from Bermuda in the 80's before you could get Goslings Black Seal here in the US. We each had a carrier filled with rum and brought it on the plane as a carry on. My friends from there used to bring cases over!
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I believe he said the rule is you PAY customs for more than two bottles, but I am not sure that is correct. Like you I thought there was a two-bottle limit, but I never tested the limit so I wouldn't know.
I do know some states do not allow regular people to import liquor (even wine) by shipping. AZ being one of them.
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"Carrying Alcohol In Your Checked Baggage
Please note, you can’t take alcoholic beverages with more than 70% alcohol content (140 proof), including 95% grain alcohol and 150 proof rum, in your checked luggage.
You may take up to five liters of alcohol with alcohol content between 24% and 70% per person as checked luggage if it’s packaged in a sealable bottle or flask.
Alcoholic beverages with less than 24% alcohol content are not subject to hazardous materials regulations."
There are other rules about bringing alcohol into the country, but apparently whatever you can bring can be checked.
Of course, this could change any minute !
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Pay the customs; it is cheap. Last time I came in I had three or four extra bottles. Last day on ship I went with my customs form to claim it and the amount was so small that they just processed the form and did not charge me.
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