Yes, it's true. All alcohol purchased while on the cruise will be held and delivered the last day. Sometimes you can get it past security if you bought alcohol in port.
Voyager of the Seas 5/03
Celebrity Solstice 2/09
Oasis of the Seas 10/16/10
Yep, like Irish Girl says, it's an absolute fact. We just returned from "Inspiration", and the lovely Mrs. Jones bough a bottle of Jose Cuervo, and we didn't see it until the last night, before debarkation. They've got to sell you all that liquor over the bar you know. Have a great trip anyway, and enjoy the booze when you get home.
I read something that said if you buy a bottle of alcohol on the ship that you do not get it until the end of the cruise. So you can not drink it on the ship. This can't be true is it?
I agree with the others you can't buy alcohol on board and have it delivered to you room. However, you can buy alcohol before you cruise and have it delivered to your room. The prices are higher then if you buy it on board. In order to buy a "bar set up" for you room call the bon voyage department 1-800-522-7648 (have your confirmation number and room number ready). A bottle of Rum or Vodka was about $40 on my last cruise. Bring a flask and buy a soda card you will be set for the trip.
__________________ One part age; three parts liquor!
Freedom of the Seas 2012
Carnival Splendor 2010
Carnival Freedom 2008
Carnival Elation 2007
Celebrity Infinity 2006
Carnival Ecstasy 2005
Carnival Paradise 2004
Star Princess 2002
Viking Serenade 1994
Alcohol is the biggest source of onboard revenue by far. I dont think they would ever loosen up the restrictions on bringing your own on. Wish they would though...
2008-Valor and Glory
2009-Spirit and Splendor
2010-Freedom of the Seas and Mariner of the Seas
2012-Allure of the Seas and Navigator of the Seas
Always check at the gift shop when you get on the ship. A lot of times they will have specials the first night that you can buy and take with you right then. We were able to buy a tube of assorted flavored rum and take it to our room. There were other specials but there was a limited supply and once it was gone that was it.