Carnival states on their newest pamphlet that you can bring no beverages on board at embarkation. Last year I was able to bring bottled water and a few sodas. I will be leaving on the Pride in Oct. Does any know if I can still bring these items on board with me.?? Thanks for any help.
Below is Carnival's latest policy. They are just using up there old welcome aboard booklets which is whast you have.
Am I allowed to bring my own beverages onboard?
Guests are prohibited from bringing alcoholic beverages on board. Fine wine or champagne may be brought on board during embarkation at the beginning of the cruise only. A $10 corkage fee per bottle will be charged should you wish to consume this wine in the dining room.
Guests may bring a small quantity of non-alcoholic beverages. Excessive quantities, to be determined at the discretion of security and/or embarkation personnel, will be confiscated and retained by Carnival until the cruise is completed.
Guests may purchase a variety of beverages onboard the ship. Alcoholic beverages will not be sold or served to anyone under the age of 21. We reserve the right to refuse the sale of alcoholic beverages to anyone. Alcoholic beverages purchased in the ship's gift shop or in ports of call will be retained by Carnival until the end of the voyage.
Note: The legal drinking age onboard is 21 and is strictly enforced. We do not allow the purchase of drinks or bottles of liquor by adults for minors. Possession of alcohol by a minor will not be tolerated and any found will be confiscated, even if found in cabin.
BrwnEyedGirl - My husband and I just got back from our cruise 10 days ago. We took a bottle of scotch (for him) and vodka (for me) and put it in bubble-wrap in our luggage. We had it out on the counter in our cabin and asked for a bucket of ice from our room stewardess when we arrived. Our ice bucket was always filled for us and not a word was said. I even took a couple of limes, a small cutting board and knife in the luggage. I saw numerous people walking out of their rooms with mixed drinks in hand.
What jedgar quoted above is indeed Carnival's policy. And I know we were told that if they find liqour in your carry-on bag they can take it. They do x-ray and go through some of the carry-on bags ramdomly (just like at the airport) as you board the ship. I had been told that if it was in the luggage, we would be fine. And we were.
I was also surprised at how many people brought on those ice chests on rollers. So they must be kind of lax about enforcing that rule too. Would have been our luck to have them confiscate the drinks, cooler and all. Ha
Enjoy your cruise! Wish we were going with you!!! :-)