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Old March 6th, 2005, 12:03 PM
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Does anyone know if they take your bottle of wine from your luggage upon boarding ,so that they can charge you corkage fee, or do they just let you take it to room to be opened by ones self.?
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Old March 7th, 2005, 06:57 AM
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On RCI, I have never on three cruises had wine, that I wanted to have in the dining room or otherwise, taken from me. Once I was told to call room service, who picked it up from my cabin and took it to the dining room for me (I gave them my table number), and otherwise I was told to take it to the dining room with me at dinner. I was charged the corkage fee and signed for it when the bottle was opened. I could have just as easily helped myself in my cabin, with no corkage fee.
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Old March 7th, 2005, 07:49 AM
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Put it in your checked luggage (wrapped well) and you shouldn't have any concerns about getting the bottle to your room. That's what we always do.

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Old March 7th, 2005, 08:56 AM
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Policy is prob. different with each line, but we carry bottles of "good" wine on in our carryons (I believe the limit on Carnival is two bottles per person.) and then either open it ourselves and drink it in our cabin, or if we take it to the dining room to have with dinner, we give it to the waiter and are charged the corkage fee. The dining room wait staff will also cork and save a bottle of wine if you don't finish it in one sitting.
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Old March 7th, 2005, 10:02 AM
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the only time you will pay the corkage fee is if you bring your bottle of wine with you to dinner. Most cruise lines allow you to bring aboard a couple of bottles in your carry-on luggage.
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Old March 7th, 2005, 11:31 AM
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Thanks everyone for your answers. It is just that I heard somewhere that if they find bottle in luggage,.they take out and then to get it back you have to pay corkage fee.
I just want it for the room.not dining room. Also now I'm confused.....do I take in main luggage /or carry on? One says one thing ..the other says the other or does it matter which bag it is packed in. Thanks again
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Old March 7th, 2005, 12:24 PM
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On all of my cruises, I have never had a problem. I always take the boxed wine and just put it in my checked luggage. Usually I take two boxes and other Alcohol as well for my husband and myself and we have never had it taken away from us. So just pack it an enjoy!!
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Old March 7th, 2005, 12:31 PM
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Boxed wine, what a great idea. I would have never thought of it! My hubby will be upset that I can't find boxed beer! I'll be sitting there sipping and he will just be fuming! Does the room steward ever bother your wine, turn you in or anything like that. Do you leave it out on dresser or put it in the closet????
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Old March 7th, 2005, 01:01 PM
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How much is corkage fee on RCI?
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Old March 7th, 2005, 02:42 PM
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I always store it in a closet or cabinet area, only because I'm a neat freak
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Old March 7th, 2005, 08:26 PM
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Corkage fee should be listed in the book somewhere. I think it's $10.00 on Carnival so it should be roughly the same amount.
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Old March 7th, 2005, 09:11 PM
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So funny! My fiance and I were discussing the wine dilema (sp) just last night and here it is! The box is a great idea!

If we do bring on bottles, does anyone know for sure what the max bottle number is? I thought I read on Carnival site that there was a 1 bottle limit per cabin. I hope I'm wrong because we are booked with a balcony and cant wait to enjoy Happy Hour w/o having to go get drinks and bring them back.

An email to Carnival is probably in order.

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