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Old February 19th, 2008, 07:09 PM
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Can you bring 6-12 plastic bottles of soda pop to be consumed in room?
Or are cans only allowed?

It is very confusing in the pre trip literature. Seems as though you are discouraged from bringing pop, but I read on here that many do.

Can anyone help with personal experience?

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Yes, its true, many do bring soda onboard. Most of the cruiselines are trying to discourage it these days. From what I'm reading, you can bring a 6 pack or two, but not cases...Keep it light and hopefully, you won't have a problem.
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Yep. Just be aware that they might be crushed and burst open whil ebeing handled by the longshoremen.
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We usually bring a 12 pack or two with us. I leave them in their carton and place them at the bottom of my suitcase. (as if it were standing up) I have never had any issues with handling, nor with them removing it.
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You didn't say what cruise line you are on....

Carnival allows a 12x12 cooler, nothing larger.

Here is an article about cruise line beverage policies...

A Look at Alcohol Policies by Cruise Line

http://www.cruisemates.com/articles/...ies-090707.cfm
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Carnival allows a 12x12 cooler, nothing larger.

Here is an article about cruise line beverage policies...

A Look at Alcohol Policies by Cruise Line

http://www.cruisemates.com/articles/...ies-090707.cfm
The 12x12 coller is a huge plus. Do you know if RCI allows a coller too?
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We always bring a carry on size, rolling type suitcase full of sodas, Pelligreno (sparkling water) and snacks with us. We buy the plastic bottles and put them in extra large baggies. We then wrap a towel or jacket around them to keep them from moving around.

After we use the stuff inside then that suitcase serves as our souveneirs suitcase when we go home.

This works out very well for us and we have never been had a problem. That's one trip with NCL and three trips with Carnival. We're gonna try it out next time with Princess.

We don't drink alcohol so I really can't say if that would make a difference. It might.
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We always bring a carry on size, rolling type suitcase full of sodas, Pelligreno (sparkling water) and snacks with us.

After we use the stuff inside then that suitcase serves as our souveneirs suitcase when we go home.
Excellent tip that I'll be using. Nice to have the extra piece of luggage at the end for souveirs too
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a couple of things to think about - if you are flying, some of the airlines are charging for that extra bag, plus if you go over the weight limit you will have to pay for that also, soda has been known to explode while in flight due to the pressure changes.
If you are planning on buying your soda once you arrive in port then you can usually bring aboard a couple of 6-packs of soda that the cruise line doesn't carry.
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