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Old October 17th, 2005, 01:49 PM
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Default Bringing Wine Aboard?

Anyone know if you can bring wine aboard? We saw someone during embarkation with a case/12 bottles of wine. Is this the way to go when travelling with a large group - cheaper than purchasing wine on-board? (We're meeting 2 other couples on board.) Is there a fee associated to bringing wine aboard in addition to a corkage fee if you want to bring it to the restaurant? Is there a limit to number of bottles? 2, 3?

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Old October 17th, 2005, 07:57 PM
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Default Declare the wine...

They make a lot of money on the wine & mixed drinks..... The rules are that you have to declare the bottles, they will take the wine & mark the bottles, only one corkage fee for each bottle at dinner.... Some sneak it into the cabins, have heard that mouth wash bottles work for the hard stuff...
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Old October 20th, 2005, 10:43 PM
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From what i have read, you can bring wine and champagne to your hearts content. Though some have stated that if you wish to drink it at dinner you pay a $10 corking fee, yet others say it depends on your wait staff.

I plan on taking some bottles with me when i go on my maiden voyage next spring.
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Old October 21st, 2005, 12:08 AM
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No problem on bringing wine on board. We sailed on the Valor in August and brought 5 bottles of red wine. No questions were asked and we were never charged a corkage fee as we had a great wait staff. The on board prices are very high on wine so I would recommend bring a few of your favoites and enjoy. Have a great trip.
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Old October 21st, 2005, 12:33 AM
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if you want to have a glass of wine each night at dinner you can bye
a bottle of wine in the dinning room and they wiil keep the wine for you
and each night they wii bring the wine out to the dining room
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Old October 23rd, 2005, 04:42 PM
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on my next cruise i am going to have a couple '' boxes '' of wine wrapped in plastic and beach towels in a checked bag. i will have the steward take everything out of the fridge, take the wine out of the box and put the bladder in the fridge to keep cool. i am also going to carry on a bottle of my favorite wine for setting out on the balcony while watching the sun go down . i have never had a problem with wine. i always take on a 12 pack of soda as well.
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Old October 23rd, 2005, 05:23 PM
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Default Wine on board ok

I have brought a box of wine on board with no problem. We drank it in our room. We brought back two glass wine glasses from a cocktail hour to our cabin. We kept the wine in the ice bucket. It was fabulous to sit out on the balcony and have wine before dinner or even before we went to bed. We also purchased dockside a few six packs of soda and had no problem walking on board with them. We still did purchase drinks on the ship but it sure did cut down on the bar bill.
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Old October 23rd, 2005, 05:38 PM
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i still buy drinks at dinner and the pool. so cutting down on the bar bill is a great help. i can spend more money in the gift shop .
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