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Old July 31st, 2007, 08:03 AM
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my boyfriend and I are both bringing 1 bottle of wine on the ship with us and I don't want to drink them at dinner, but at night after dinner. If I tip the room steward will he open my wine and leave it on ice for me and maybe a wine glass as well??? thanks for the info...
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Old July 31st, 2007, 08:13 AM
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There is a $10 charge to open the wine in the dining room. $14 if its at the supper club. From what the website says, you can only have this during dinner, not in your room. My guess is that your room steward would not have access to your wine - only certain people in the dining room, for legal and accountability purposes.
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Old July 31st, 2007, 08:19 AM
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Another reason why Carnival will not serve you your wine in your own room is the liability issue, plus the fact that they will not serve anyone under 21. They can't be certain who is going to be in the room when it is served. If someone got ahold of it, drank and little too much and went diving off the railing, I'm sure it will get back to Carnival that it was because of their serving alcohol to a minor that the incident happened.

Your best bet would be to leave the wine home, or if you can't live without it, drink it in the dining room.
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Old July 31st, 2007, 08:23 AM
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You can keep the wine with you in the room, no need to turn it in unless you want it served at dinner. I think your cabin steward would accommodate your request and he'll certainly provide the ice bucket and wine glasses. Ours did when he saw the wine bottle w/o even asking. Watching an evening sunset, on the ocean, with a good bottle of wine........don't get much better than that!!!
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Just make it easy on yourself and pack a wine opener in your luggage and open it yourself. There are always glasses and ice in your room.
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Cleveland is right,,,just keep it in your room. The room steward will help you out,,but just to be sure, why don't you pack a corkscrew? I absolutely know that the steward will supply ice and keep the bottle cool for you, then all you have to do is pop the cork, and enjoy. 8)

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You can keep the wine with you in the room, no need to turn it in unless you want it served at dinner. I think your cabin steward would accommodate your request and he'll certainly provide the ice bucket and wine glasses. Ours did when he saw the wine bottle w/o even asking. Watching an evening sunset, on the ocean, with a good bottle of wine........don't get much better than that!!!
Isn't bringing wine onboard with you prohibited? From what I understand you must *declare* it at embarkation. If its totally ok to bring it onboard, why is there so much talk about smuggling it onto the ship?
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You can carry on a bottle person absolutely legally onto the ship. Just carry it right out in the open since you don't want it to get smashed in your luggage. Take a opener with you. You will get ice in the ice bucket anyway so you and stash your wine in that to chill (for white wine). What you won't have in the room is wine glasses. Ask the room steward for that. Shouldn't be a problem.

We took wine onboard and to dinner. We were never charge corkage fee the whole cruise. If you do not finish the bottle at dinner, you can definitely carry it back to your room.
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I like my red wine so no chilling needed. But you won't have any problem with a bottle in your room. Just don't forget your corkscrew. I was on the Glory in May and had many a glass on the balcony to relax by. Most times I order a bottle to be delivered to the room, off set the guilt factor.
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thanks everyone. I don't mind paying the corkage fee and I don't want to smuggle wine but for some reason I was nervous about packing a cork screw. I guess as long as it is in my checked luggage they won't think I am trying to kill someone with a corkscrew. I will just put it in my luggage and bring our allowed 1 bottle per person and then just buy bottles after that. I bought a bottle on Imagination last year at a show and we walked all over the ship with it and it wasn't a problem. we kinda looked like alcoholics with an ice bucket a whole bottle of wine and two glasses in the casino!!!! ha ha
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Isn't bringing wine onboard with you prohibited?

Liquor/beer is prohibited, but not wine/champagne. Here's Carnival's policy and a link to it on their website.

Liquor and Beverage Policy

Bringing Alcohol On Board - Embarkation

Guests are prohibited from bringing 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. Guests may bring a small quantity of non-alcoholic beverages.

All alcohol, additional quantities of wine/champagne or excessive quantities of non-alcoholic beverages will be confiscated and discarded without compensation. Guests may purchase a variety of beverages on board 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 shops or in ports of call will be retained by Carnival until the end of the voyage.


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do they charge right at embarkation or when you take it to the dining room???
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do they charge right at embarkation or when you take it to the dining room???
If they charge it, it will be on your sail and sign account which you pay at the end of the cruise.
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Right, it would be put on your sail-n-sign, but ONLY if you have it served in one of the dining rooms/supper club. N/C for bringing it onboard OR consuming it in your cabin.
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If they charge it, they will have you sign and look at your sail & sign card at the time they open it.
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