Guests are prohibited from bringing alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages onboard. However, guests (21 years and older only) may bring one bottle of wine or champagne per person on board only during embarkation at the beginning of the cruise. A $10 corkage fee per bottle will be charged should you wish to consume this wine in the dining room or a $14 corkage fee per bottle in the Supper Club.
They have had those rules for years but they do allow you to carry on a 12 pack of pop per person.... I have done that the last 3 cruises and never a problem.
I would avoid putting pop in a suit case as it does make a mess when they throw the suit cases around.. Trust me, found out the 1st cruise..
Good thing I was on vacation, handled the stress very well!
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9/2005 Carnival Conquest (9 day due to Rita)
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We were just on the Fanatasy this past week. We had bought a 12-pack of coke to have in our hotel room in New Orleans and packed them up and took them on the cruise as well. Nobody every said anything about them. I actually saw people carrying on cases of bottled water at the terminal.
On our last cruise aboard "Glory" I saw a man and his wife with 3 cases of Coke, carry them aboard, (12 packs of cans) and as far as I could see, nobody said anything to them! Maybe they've decided to enforce their own rules a bit more. They do make a lot of money on the soda they sell.