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Old April 13th, 2008, 01:21 PM
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I am booked on the Golden Princess for an Alaskan cruise sailing out of Seattle. Will they be opening my checked bags looking for beer/wine etc?
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I am booked on the Golden Princess for an Alaskan cruise sailing out of Seattle. Will they be opening my checked bags looking for beer/wine etc?
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If the bottles are detected during the scan, there is a good chance that you will be called down to claim your bag and you will be informed that the liquor will be confiscated and returned to you the last night of the cruise. You may bring wine on board, however it is reportedly now enforced at one bottle per adult passenger.

The choice is yours you can roll the dice and take your chances. Another consideration is the precious weight the alcohol takes up in your bag since most airlines now restrict you to one free bag at 50 pounds or less. The amount for overweight or an extra bag outweighs the amount saved by smuggling booze onboard.
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Bringing alcohol on board is a continuously recurring theme on this board.

There have been many helpful posts and experiences shared.

Can the admins make this a permanent thread that can be easily retrieved so that everyone can benefit without having to repost?
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I recently thought the same thing...as well as questions about dess codes..I will mention it to Paul.
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All wine is confiscated on RCCL. You are not allowed to carry it on - at least not from Ft. Lauderdale. They do return it to your cabin the last night. Their sister line Celebrity still allows you to carry on one bottle per person - two per cabin.
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I PUT 2 BOTTLES OF BOOZE IN MY SUITCASES ON CARNIVAL LAST YEAR, NO PROBLEM. IF I BUBBLE WRAP IT REAL GOOD, WILL I BE ABLE TO GET AWAY WITH IT ON MY CELEBRITY IN JANUARY NEXT YEAR. I REALLY LIKE TO SAVE ON MY ALCOHOL BILL AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE. I BROUGHT A BOTTLE OF RUM AND A LONG ISLAND ICE TEA.
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From our article: http://www.cruisemates.com/articles/...ies-090707.cfm


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This is what we like to see, a comprehensive, no-nonsense policy that tells you exactly where you stand:

Question: What is the alcohol policy onboard Princess Cruises?

Answer: We kindly request that you do not bring alcoholic beverages (other than wine and/or champagne) onboard for consumption. Alcoholic beverages that are purchased duty free from the ship's gift shop or at ports of call will be collected for safekeeping and delivered to your stateroom on the last day of the voyage. A member of our Security Staff will be at the gangway to assist with the storage of your alcoholic beverage purchases.

Question: What are the age restrictions for alcohol consumption and access to the casino and disco?

Answer: The legal drinking age of 21 years is always observed onboard and proof of age may be required. All onboard staff are trained to take seriously their responsibility to not serve alcohol to underage passengers. The age restrictions are clearly posted in the bars. Entry into the disco is limited to passengers 18 years and older. Be sure to check with the child and teen centers, however, for special disco events designed just for kids. Children under the age of 18 are welcome in the gymnasium, spa and Jacuzzi; and also in the evening entertainment show lounges when accompanied by a parent or guardian.

In line with domestic age limits, as well as Princess' company policy, the casino is reserved for passengers 21 years and older. Additionally, only those passengers 21 years and older will be allowed to purchase or consume alcohol. For those whose age is questionable, picture identification may be requested.
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I would like to know if Princess allows/provides bar set-ups.
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From Princess...

Complimentary mini-bar - A one-time only mini-bar will be placed into each suite and Elite passenger cabins prior to embarkation. The mini-bar set-up consists of the following items (subject to change and availability):

1 Bottle Cognac - Courvoisier V.S.O.P
1 Bottle Gin - Beefeater
1 Bottle Vodka - Smirnoff
1 Bottle Whiskey - Canadian Club
2 Cans Beer - Dos Equis XX
2 Cans Tonic Water
2 Cans Coke
2 Cans Sprite
2 Small Waters
2 Perriers
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