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Old November 10th, 2003, 07:31 PM
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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.
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Old November 10th, 2003, 07:37 PM
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bring it in you checked luggage not carry on and you should do fine.
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Old November 11th, 2003, 09:28 AM
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Why bother with the beer? It is under pressure and bulky and heavy.

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Old November 11th, 2003, 01:49 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.
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Old November 11th, 2003, 02:59 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.
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Old November 11th, 2003, 07:32 PM
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I guess the size of the glass matters then.
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Old November 12th, 2003, 04:59 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.
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Old November 12th, 2003, 05:28 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.
Tom
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