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Old February 2nd, 2008, 10:38 AM
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Celebrity says I may bring 2 bottles of wine with me at embarkation. May I buy more wine for myself in port? My travel agent says I can, but the fine print seems to be telling me I can't. Will they stop me at the gangway? Do passengers have to sneak it on board?
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"Technically it is against the rules"... but in the case of Celebrity and wine... I don't think you'd have any problem carrying a bottle or two onboard from ports of call.

If you want to drink it in the dining room you'll pay the corkage fee.
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Thanks Kuki,

With a $25 corkage fee, I'd do just as well buying wine on board. I like Champagne in my cabin. With all the bubbles, I shouldn't have too much trouble popping my own cork.

I see you're sailing transatlantic soon. How nice!! Which ship are you sailing on? I was going to take the Emerald Princess for my first transatlantic crossing this April. I was so angry that we were going to be in Rome on a Sunday and Florence on Monday (when EVERYTHING is closed) that I cancelled and booked the Connie instead. What kind of idiots would schedule those days in Italy? We could have skipped Gibralter or Sardinia and it would have been beautiful. Who wants Sardinia on a Saturday when Rome and Florence will be as good as lost?

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Thanks Kuki,

With a $25 corkage fee, I'd do just as well buying wine on board. I like Champagne in my cabin. With all the bubbles, I shouldn't have too much trouble popping my own cork.

I see you're sailing transatlantic soon. How nice!! Which ship are you sailing on? I was going to take the Emerald Princess for my first transatlantic crossing this April. I was so angry that we were going to be in Rome on a Sunday and Florence on Monday (when EVERYTHING is closed) that I cancelled and booked the Connie instead. What kind of idiots would schedule those days in Italy? We could have skipped Gibralter or Sardinia and it would have been beautiful. Who wants Sardinia on a Saturday when Rome and Florence will be as good as lost?

Cheers,
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We spent 3 days in Rome prior to sailing and on Sunday we had booked through Viator a morning tour and an evening tour with dinner and had a lovely day and evening. Our morning tour's last stop was at the Vatican. we were surprised and fortunate to see that the Pope was there and he spoke to the mass of people from his private apartment window. I am not Catholic, but this was a wonderful experience for me, since my mother was of the Catholic faith her entire life. There a a lot of things to do and see in Rome on a Sunday.

In re: to the wine there were many people in our group that brought wine on board from each port to enjoy on the ship.
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i brought a bottle of long island ice tea and rum when i was on the carnival in november, and would go to my room and mix my drinks. i packed it in my suitcase. will i have any problems sneeking alcohol on my cruise on celebrity next year. i bubble wrap it real good. this year i will take bigger plastic cups though. can i bring cans of coke thru the embrakation process. i did when i came back from the key west trip.
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