Go Back   CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums > Cruise Deals. Cruise Questions and Answers! > Ask CruiseMates Staff
Register Forgot Password?

Ask CruiseMates Staff Got a question? Our staff will do its best to help.

LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old November 10th, 2003, 06:31 PM
Posts: n/a
Default Alcohol

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.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old November 10th, 2003, 06:37 PM
anita kennedy
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Alcohol

bring it in you checked luggage not carry on and you should do fine.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old November 11th, 2003, 08:28 AM
Senior Member
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: My GPS says 12 ft. above 6 ft. under!
Posts: 7,282
Default Re: Alcohol

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

Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old November 11th, 2003, 12:49 PM
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Alcohol

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.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old November 11th, 2003, 01:59 PM
Senior Member
First Mate
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 489
Default Re: Alcohol

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.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old November 11th, 2003, 06:32 PM
pg. pg. is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 809
Default Re: Alcohol

I guess the size of the glass matters then.
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old November 12th, 2003, 03:59 PM
Gene Brookshaw
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Re: Alcohol

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.
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old November 12th, 2003, 04:28 PM
Thomas McDonald
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Re: Re: Alcohol

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.
Reply With Quote


alcohol, bringing, holland

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
alcohol britt Teen Cruisers 13 February 9th, 2005 07:38 PM
Alcohol Jessica A Shopping! 15 October 22nd, 2004 09:08 PM
Alcohol Joan100 Carnival Cruise Lines 0 April 25th, 2004 02:17 PM
alcohol jade Ask CruiseMates Staff 0 January 27th, 2003 01:42 PM
Alcohol? Vicki Ask CruiseMates Staff 6 December 18th, 2001 06:53 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:15 AM.
design by: Themes by Design

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1