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flskiguy37 April 11th, 2005 09:50 AM

Alcohol
 
Is there anyway of bringing Alcohol on ships any insight might help me out.Thanks Gregg

rosetattoo April 11th, 2005 09:58 AM

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People do bring alcohol on board....a lady I work with packs 6 bottles of wine in their luggage wrapped in bubble wrap and a big plastic bag....must take up a lot of room, I'd be petrified the bottles would break and ruin my clothes. She also brings vodka in her carry-on....people are very creative when it comes to sneaking booze on board.

rosetattoo April 11th, 2005 10:02 AM

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p.s. My brother purchased a super large bottle of Scope mouthwash, threw out the mouthwash and filled the bottle with Rum....but he said his rum cokes tasted very heavily like Scope!!! Well, at least his breath smelled great.

JoannFla April 11th, 2005 09:10 PM

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So you cannot bring ANY alchohol on board at all? Wow I did not know that..I thought I would bring on a small bottle for when I am sitting out on the balcony...guess not huh

Irish Girl April 12th, 2005 04:30 AM

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If you bring any alcohol on board, put it in your checked luggage. I take some on every cruise, never had a problem. Just buy your liquor in the plastic bottles then it won't break in your bag.


Love to Cruise April 12th, 2005 04:40 AM

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Hi there,

In Dec. we were on a cruise, and took a bottle of wine in our luggage. Wrap it in a towel and put it in a plastic bag, just in case and we had no problem. Don't forget a bottle opener for wine. The ones they sell in the gift shop, break off. We had to ask our room steward if he could help us out.

PR7496 April 12th, 2005 07:59 AM

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What about beer?

flskiguy37 April 12th, 2005 08:01 AM

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Thank you for the help with this. We are leaving Saturday on the Imagination.

flskiguy37 April 12th, 2005 08:04 AM

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I have been thru alot of this forum and some people have filled a whole suit case of beer.It sounds like they just hold it til you get back or throw it away. Alcohol abuse it sounds like.Either way its worth tsaking the chance.

sls April 12th, 2005 08:16 AM

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You can carry on a small quanity of wine with no problem at embarkation.

sls

SUSAN CURTIS April 12th, 2005 08:42 AM

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Carnival allows you to bring a bottle of wine, no hard liqour and a reasonable amount of water or soda. Cruising the best value, more bang for your buck vacations. On of the reasons the lines can do that is they make money from alchol sales. I appreciate the enjoyment I receive from them and would not want to begin my vacation by "getting away with breaking the rules".


jeri April 12th, 2005 10:04 AM

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flskiguy37, let me know how it goes with the alcohol. We leave on the Sensation the 23rd.

ROXTEACHER April 12th, 2005 10:06 AM

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I am always amazed by the lengths people will go to in order to save a few bucks. I watched a father hush his children when, getting back on board in St. Thomas, he walked past the desk where one is to "check" the liquor. His kids wanted the Dad to stop and he told them that it was OK to ignore the rules since no one spoke to him directly. Great message. If you have kids, forget the sneaking of stuff on board. If you don't have kids, well, its your life.

CherieB April 12th, 2005 10:18 AM

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If the father would have kept his mouth shut while on land an not made a big deal of taking the bottle onboard, the kid wouln't have known a thing. Kids don't need to hear everything

Jim Bragg April 12th, 2005 10:56 AM

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The fact is that it is against the rules and they have the right to take it from you. That has become more a likelihood now with them checking all bags. I'm sorry but it just is not right nor is it worth it IMHO. Buy your drinks onboard, they are not that expensive and if you bar bill is that high, you are probably drinking more than is good for you.
Jim


flskiguy37 April 12th, 2005 12:07 PM

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Lighten up Rox ! Do you think Cruise lines make money on just Alcohol ?

flskiguy37 April 12th, 2005 12:10 PM

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Thanks Susan.You must be right they only make money on Alcohol Sales? Ha Ha. Love the Romans thing also Susan!!

flskiguy37 April 12th, 2005 12:16 PM

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Hey Jim, alot of people are saying it is okay to bring some wine on board, and now you are passing judgement on others about their drinking habits. "Saying if your Bar Bill is to high the amount their drinking cant be good for them". Well Jim you Probably wouldnt know about this but maybe some people drink more expensive Alcohol and just drink less of it. Jim as a Community Staff advisor (Moderator) you sure do try to push your morals on alot of people. I guess you like the control.Just like at home also hey Jim.

Jim Bragg April 12th, 2005 02:59 PM

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Huh? Really shouldn't answer personal attacks but maybe just this once. <G> You can bring on a few bottles of wine and I think that is great as the selection of wine is very much a concern for most wine drinkers. It is allowed just for that reason. They even look the other way on a 6 or 12pack of beer and even moreso if it is a brand they don't carry just as they do with soft drinks. Many people like Pepsi products and they don't sell them onboard so some folks bring some with them. If you bar bill is around a hundred dollars a day, I don't care how expensive the drinks are, you are probably consuming too much to be good for your body. Not morals, just a medical fact there buddy. I simpley do not try and spend my time telling or thinking of ways to sneak alcohol onboard a cruiseship. It just is not that important to me. As for me having good morals, why thank you, I do try because I know others do judge and I wish to set a good example for my friends, children and others. Sometimes I don't quite make it, but I try. <G>
Jim


JoannFla April 12th, 2005 03:02 PM

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OK can I ask this..can I order drinks through room service to be brought to my room? Cause then your right I will just not bring any on board and buy it on the ship! What the heck I am on a cruise..I need to live a little and not worry about saving 20 bucks. So can I order pina colodas to be brought to my room at night or if I have dinner on my balcony? Thanks~ Jo

jcrandle April 12th, 2005 05:32 PM

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Jim, to clarify your post that "they have the right to take it from you." The cruise lines policy is that it will be returned to you at the end of the cruise (actually on the last day).

When my kids got into fights with each other I would always caution them that any eyes gouged out must be returned to the original owner at the end of the fight.

Jim Bragg April 12th, 2005 05:53 PM

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Yes Joanne you can! You don't even have to give them and extra tip for room service because it is in the tab anyway. <VBG> Seriously, the bar staff will be happy to bring you a drink, anywhere, anytime.
jcrandle, I like that! <G> Yes they will return it to you upon the completetion of the cruise. We never take any with us but we do buy some on the islands when it is unusal stuff or only something you can get there etc and when we bring it back on the ship they sometimes take it, especially when it is in store boxes or bags, and sometimes they don't bother. Now I can imagine that if one comes back half ripped and having a grand old time they would probably be more than a little sure that he checked his liquor at the door. <G>
Jim


Bill W April 12th, 2005 07:15 PM

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Just returned from a wonderful cruise.

Packed a suitcase with four 18-packs of beer, in cans, not a Carnival brand. A little heavy but a welcome site next to our cabin door upon boarding!

Boy were they good! We drank them all and shared some. Our bar bill was still $450.00 for mixed drinks. What a creat cruise!

Jim Bragg April 12th, 2005 07:37 PM

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Bill W. Did you go and meet any of your 'friends' at your meetings? <VBG>
Jim


ROXTEACHER April 13th, 2005 09:32 AM

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I suggest filling an inflatable two person raft with draft beer, strapping a keg onto your wife's back, and packing bottle wrapped in diapers in the babies bag.

Rie April 13th, 2005 09:42 AM

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Woo Hoo Bill W...............did you ever!

TED_023 April 13th, 2005 10:10 AM

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I HAVE HEARD IT IS CHEAPER TO BUY IT ON BOARD AND PAY THE 15 DOLLAR CORKAGE FEE DOES ANYBODY KNOW IF THIS IS TRUE?

tribbs1 April 13th, 2005 10:43 AM

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I just filled out my fun pass info. yesterday and upon searching the Carnival site I saw that the corkage fee is $10.00. The site stated that you may bring on wine initially but if you buy some at a port they will hold it until the end of the trip. Also, their site states that a small amount of soft drinks and bottled water is allowed. Why bother you ask? Well when you have a family of 6 (3 teenagers included) a stiff drink is often very welcome.LOL!! Also, buying soda or nonalcoholic frou frou drinks all day for 7 days for 6 people can get expensive so smuggling a little for myself helps. Last cruise we bought 2 soda passes for th family. We just kept filling up the mug they gave us and alternated who got to use the soda pass. Is it so bad to just want to save a few bucks? At $6000 for the cruise and about another $600-800 for excursions not to mention the souvenirs everyone will want every little bit helps.

Jim Bragg April 13th, 2005 11:31 AM

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In some cases the waiters have been known to ignore the corkage fee but expect to pay it anyway. Not sure if they can or do still occasionally do this. I wouldn't think they would give you any problem over a bottle of wine even if you bought it in port. They understand that the selection is limited. Also they pretty much turn a blind eye to reasonable amounts of soda and even beer and as I said, more often if it is a brand that they know is not available onboard. As for sharing a soda card...well...if someone else gets an occasional and rare soda off it maybe but sharing it to me is like getting in to a concert or ballgame and then tossing the ticket over to your buddy outside to get in, it just isn't right but again, that's just my opinion.
Jim


JustaPoorGradStudent May 21st, 2005 09:00 AM

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I sail on the Imagination on June 20, right after we spent a whole lot of money on our wedding and ceremony. So, for the critics, in some cases it's not that a person is cheap, but broke. We're paying for the liquer for a full bar at our reception. Since we'll have leftover liquer, it would be easy to just pack a bottle or 2 of rum.

I'm a new to cruising, so bare with me, Now I heard they are now checking your carry-on and checked baggage. How well are they checking? And what do they check?

Also, how much is a bottle of rum on board?

It's my honeymoon cruise, so the critics need not waste their breath. We're down to the last of our total wedding budget. Plus, I have never been a stickler for rules that are based more on another person's profit than my safety.


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