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Old June 24th, 2003, 10:14 AM
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Can I pack a box of wine in my luggage to have in my room or will they take it away?? We are sailing on Royal Carribbean Vision of the Seas and I am not familiar with their rules.
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Old June 24th, 2003, 10:10 PM
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maybe you should ask ur agent.....i ws told you could not bring anything on the ship and if you do..put it in a different bottle.like a water bottle or something like that
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Old June 25th, 2003, 08:24 AM
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After 30 some cruises we have never had a problem with anything in our cabins. Why do you think they supply ice? We have had liquor and wine in our room - left in the open and it has never been touched.
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Old June 25th, 2003, 09:17 AM
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After all the hassle and worry of packing the wine, once its in your room, its your possession and the ship can't touch it.
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Old June 26th, 2003, 11:00 AM
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cj...yes you can. You can bring wine aboard.

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Old June 26th, 2003, 02:51 PM
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we will be going on Carnival & their "rules" say you can't bring on alcohol..has anyone actually tried? We would just like to bring on a bottle of wine or two and then maybe some from when we are in port (going to New England/Canada)..
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Old June 26th, 2003, 04:54 PM
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I've brought wine on Carnival. They allow you to carry it on when you embark, but you will not be allowed to bring alcohol up to your room from the ports. They'll confiscate it and give it back to you the last night of the cruise.

When I carried the wine onboard, the only question the security people had for me was, "Where's ours?" Ha, ha.

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Old June 28th, 2003, 02:05 PM
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Princess Policy taken from their Web Site:

Question: What is the alcohol policy onboard Princess Cruises?

Answer: We kindly request that you do not bring alcoholic beverages (other than wine and/or champagne) onboard for consumption. Alcoholic beverages that are purchased duty free from the ship's gift shop or at ports of call will be collected for safekeeping and delivered to your stateroom on the last day of the voyage. A member of our Security Staff will be at the gangway to assist with the storage of your alcoholic beverage purchases.

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Old June 28th, 2003, 02:51 PM
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You are not suppose to bring wine or liquor on board, although many people do - including us. On Carnival, I've seen people openly carry it on. On NCL, I've seen it taken from people's carry on's. We pack it very carefully in the checked bags and haven't had a problem yet. Once it's in your room, the room stewart could care less. She/he, I'm sure wouldn't want to risk their tip on reporting you.

If it gets taken, you'll get it back at the end of the trip.
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Old June 30th, 2003, 10:48 AM
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This is Carnival's policy, from the FAQ on the Carnival home page:

Am I allowed to bring my own beverages onboard?
Guests are prohibited from bringing alcoholic beverages on board. Fine wine or champagne may be brought on board during embarkation at the beginning of the cruise only. A $10 corkage fee per bottle will be charged should you wish to consume this wine in the dining room.

Guests may bring a small quantity of non-alcoholic beverages. Excessive quantities, to be determined at the discretion of security and/or embarkation personnel, will be confiscated and retained by Carnival until the cruise is completed.


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Old June 30th, 2003, 12:11 PM
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i would print out that policy that Michelle found, bring along with your wine just in case some security person gives you a hard time.
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Old June 30th, 2003, 03:43 PM
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I don't think Carnival's policy will help cj since she is sailing with Royal Caribbean. (Sorry, I just realized you may have been responding to Gardenmaniac). The mind--and memory--is a terrible thing to waste!
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Old June 30th, 2003, 03:57 PM
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Sorry I wasn't clear, I was responding to MAP and letting folks know that it's okay to openly carry wine onboard Carnival. If it was wine people were carrying, they weren't breaking the rules.

Here is the Royal Caribbean policy:

Can I bring my own liquor onboard at embarkation?

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Guests who purchase liquor onboard a Royal Caribbean International vessel from one of our gifts shops, for in-cabin consumption, will be sold the liquor at an in-cabin consumption rate (non-duty free rate which is comparable to retail rates), which in turn can be taken immediately to their cabin.

If a guest decides that they would like to purchase duty free liquor from any of our gift shops, then they will pay the duty free price and their respective liquor purchase will be delivered to their stateroom on the last night of their voyage.

In addition, any liquor purchases that are made by a guest in a land based location, will be stored onboard when they enter the vessel, and will be delivered to their stateroom on the last night of their voyage.

For those guests who bring wine and champagne to celebrate a special occasion onboard, these products will be tagged and stored by our personnel, and delivered to the guest stateroom or their dining venue, as per their request. If these special wines or champagnes are consumed in our dining room or specialty restaurants, or in the Windjammer Cafe for casual dining, a corkage fee of $8 per bottle will apply.


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Old July 8th, 2003, 12:43 PM
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All: Cruised Carnival in April and I think what we learned mirrors other posters' comments: If you pack a reasonable amount of wine or spirits in your CHECKED baggage (safely wrapped), there is about a 99% chance it will arrive in your stateroom safely. If you are not depending solely on your "imported" liquour (IE: mixing all your drinks in your room and taking them topside) I can't imagine any situation on which you would be challenged. We took 2 bottles of Canadian Whisky on board, shared with cruisemates, had several drinks in our room, it was very nice. We also amassed about a $400.00 bar bill, so the cruise line had nothing to complain about.

Carry on luggage is checked on a kind of haphazard basis, so don't depend on it making to your room.

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Old July 10th, 2003, 11:56 AM
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We've always packed wine in our bags. Just the the carry-on's. Be sure to pack well so nothing breaks. Also, be sure to tell them (if they ask) that you are celebrating something - anything and they will allow at least one bottle in.

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Old August 16th, 2003, 04:39 PM
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Hi,
Having cruisedRCCL a few times, here's what we did. I packed a bag of wine out of the box in a coke carton that also had beer and soda in it. It was in our checked luggage. However..... we did not fly to the port. New security goes through your bags and you may want to pack it in a carry on for a flight. We also brought in our own gingerale and juice boxex for the kids a major savings for anyone traveling with kids. We ordered a bottle of champagne for our room and we had glasses and ice every afternoon at five from our cabin steward for cocktail time. Don't flaunt it but they really don't make an issue out of it. good luck and enjoy
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Old August 17th, 2003, 11:03 AM
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Once again, you can carry wine aboard ship for consumption in your cabin. If you use that wine in the dining room, you will be charged a corkage fee.

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