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TMR November 10th, 2003 06:31 PM

How easy is it to bring beer or a bottle on board?

Are you checked closely when boarding? Other cruises I have taken do not check at all.

anita kennedy November 10th, 2003 06:37 PM

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bring it in you checked luggage not carry on and you should do fine.

Thomas November 11th, 2003 08:28 AM

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Why bother with the beer? It is under pressure and bulky and heavy.


HanmnaS77 November 11th, 2003 12:49 PM

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Cruising since 1972 we have only experienced one incident involving liquor bottles in our suitcases being broken.We usually double wrap the bottle in a plastic container we get with the delivery of our newspapers; then wrap the bottle with a tee shirt and finally pack in the middle of the suitcase .
On a recent cruise with Holland American, Statendam, a bottle purchased aboard ship, Grand Manier, must have broke on disembarkation, despite our method of protecting bottle.

I attribute that to the health of the HAL crew for on embarkation they took the bags up in the rear elevators and I witnessed this one crew member, who was quite big, see how far he could toss the bags. I suppose no matter how careful you are, there is alays a chance of the bottle breaking. We go back to the days that you could buy a can of beer for 35 cents; a brand liguor drink for 75 cents., a glass of "house wine" for 50cents. Today a glass of house wine runs $3.50 to 5.25 fio a 'short pour glass". Liquor is between $4 dollars to 6 dollars plus.

jedgar November 11th, 2003 01:59 PM

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I am not a wine connoiseur but do know that when pouring wine the glass should never be poured more than half full, otherwise the full flavor of the wine is not released.

pg. November 11th, 2003 06:32 PM

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I guess the size of the glass matters then.

Gene Brookshaw November 12th, 2003 03:59 PM

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I always take a bottle of gin and maybe a little Sour Mash in my checked luggage, placed among cushioning stuff. Never a problem yet.. I am just too tight to pay the prices for ALL the drinking I do on board. This is in my suite, before dinner, etc. I may also buy drinks, but this helps out.

Thomas McDonald November 12th, 2003 04:28 PM

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I also like to have a drink on my balcony in the afternoon and early evening. It's a loy cheaper to bring a bottle on board for this purpose.We also enjoy a coctail or 2 before and after dinner in 1 of the many of the lounges.

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