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Old September 26th, 2010, 01:22 PM
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The first cruise I went on, I bought a cheap bottle of wine in my suitcase, and my husband brought a cheap bottle of rum in his. We figured that if they found it and threw it out, we were only out about $25. This time we are going on a Carnival, and I have read their rules pretty carefully. From what I gather, if you bring more than the 1 bottle of champagne or wine/person thats allowed, and its unopened, they hold it for you until you get back. I am a full time student and this will be my graduation cruise, I plan on bringing several bottles and trying my luck. I think some of these people replying need a drink!!
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The first cruise I went on, I bought a cheap bottle of wine in my suitcase, and my husband brought a cheap bottle of rum in his. We figured that if they found it and threw it out, we were only out about $25. This time we are going on a Carnival, and I have read their rules pretty carefully. From what I gather, if you bring more than the 1 bottle of champagne or wine/person thats allowed, and its unopened, they hold it for you until you get back. I am a full time student and this will be my graduation cruise, I plan on bringing several bottles and trying my luck. I think some of these people replying need a drink!!
I'll drink to that...:-) In our case we are always having to fly a long distance so weight and good packing determines what we do.
As long you will not get upset if you happen to be the one picked out to hold till return , not an issue.

In all cases we are talking about people having to drink in your cabin as you cannot bring into the dining room or other areas of the ship. So, at one level does it mean one will not buy and enjoy a drink with friends at the show or bar or outdoor theatre.

Some folks I hear, enjoyed their drinks in ther cabin so much , missed dinner though room service is always an option.
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I have always been up front about this. I don't hide it, I just put it in my knapsack and if they ask, I turn it over and get it back later. I don't say anything if they don't say anything. I have not tried this on Carnival yet, but Princess and Royal Caribbean have never stopped me.

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If you have the money for a cruise why sneak. Pay for your alcohol. I don't care if the cruise line makes money or not, it just shows the type person you are for trying to bend another rule. If you use it pay for it.
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We have always taken our own. We also buy from the Bars when were out but like to have a drink in the room and dont want to wait or leave just to get a beer or drink! Call it what you wish Lying , cheating, stealing. But trust me I spend my fair share on the cruise weather it be shopping, gambling, or drinks its spent. I dont call the ship a thieve for not giving me free drinks when playing in their casino. So you go girl have fun Bubble wrap your drink of choice stick it in your suit case and you shall have fun on your Graduation Cruise
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The first cruise I went on, I bought a cheap bottle of wine in my suitcase, and my husband brought a cheap bottle of rum in his. We figured that if they found it and threw it out, we were only out about $25. This time we are going on a Carnival, and I have read their rules pretty carefully. From what I gather, if you bring more than the 1 bottle of champagne or wine/person thats allowed, and its unopened, they hold it for you until you get back. I am a full time student and this will be my graduation cruise, I plan on bringing several bottles and trying my luck. I think some of these people replying need a drink!!
Carnival allows you to carry on one bottle of wine per person over 21 years old. So you could have just carried your wine on board. If security finds the wine in your checked bag and it is unopened they will hold it and return it at the end of the cruise.
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I too buy my fair share of drinks out and about on the ship but it's nice to have a little happy hour drink on your balcony or while your dressing for dinner. They make a thing called a Rum Runner and what it is, is a bladder type of thing (similar to that in boxed wine) that you can fill up and safely put it in your check luggage. They come in various sizes and with a funnell. Works pretty good - no leakage. Can easily fit into a corner of you bag or tucked down in a shoe. Great invention!
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We will be going our our first cruise in February and plan on brining the 2 bottles of wine we will be allowed. However, we will probably want a drink at the pool or someplace else on the ship. I hear all kinds of stories about how expensive the drinks are, but cannot find any specific info. So, Just how much are drinks on a Carnival Cruise? Just want to budget my money. Thanks!
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Person in the UK: "Just got off the queen elizabeth and on the new rule card we got ALL booze will be confiscated when you board + bags will be x-rayed . "

As Cunard is part of the Carnival family then expect more announcements is my assumption.
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We will be going our our first cruise in February and plan on brining the 2 bottles of wine we will be allowed. However, we will probably want a drink at the pool or someplace else on the ship. I hear all kinds of stories about how expensive the drinks are, but cannot find any specific info. So, Just how much are drinks on a Carnival Cruise? Just want to budget my money. Thanks!
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We just returned on the Carnival Inspiration on Saturday. Some people in our group had alcohol in their luggage. Carnival confiscated their alcohol and left them with a little nastygram regarding their alcohol policy. Others in our group were able to get their alcohol onboard undetected. Apparently bringing on alcohol is widespread because even strangers volunteered to me that their alcohol was confiscated on this cruise. Wine is fine, though. One lady told me even her blow dryer was taken by Carnival.

Funny sight to see was people toting 12-packs of pop on board. Whole families with a 12-pack under each arm. TONS of people did this. Ours was in our bags.
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Funny sight to see was people toting 12-packs of pop on board. Whole families with a 12-pack under each arm. TONS of people did this. Ours was in our bags.
So, have they changed the policy for bringing on your own non alcoholic beverages? I would prefer not to have to carry ours on too, but I hear that they are really enforcing the rules now.

I found this on the Carnival.com website, in their FAQ section:

What is the Liquor and Beverage Policy?

A liquor and beverage consumption policy was created in order for Carnival to be able to control the liquor consumption of minors and the quantities consumed that lead to the disruptive behavior of others on board.

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Bringing Alcohol On Board - Embarkation Day:

Guests are prohibited from bringing alcoholic beverages on board. However, at the beginning of the cruise during embarkation day, guests (21 years of age and older) may bring on board one bottle (750ml) of wine or champagne, per person, only in their carry-on luggage. A $10 corkage fee per bottle will be charged should you wish to consume this wine in the main dining room; $14 corkage fee per bottle in the steakhouse. (A corkage fee is a charge exacted at a restaurant for every bottle of liquor served that was not bought on the premises)

On embarkation day, guests may bring a small quantity (package of 12 per person) of non-alcoholic beverages onboard, only in their carry-on luggage.
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I'm not sure how or when they're going to consistently enforce the carry-on beverage rule, especially on the larger ships where you've got over 3,000 people trying to get on and at least twice that many pieces of luggage to check in. Their enforcement is pretty spotty.

I kid you not, there were entire families with a 12-pack under each member's arm. I'm sure Carnival can and should find some marketing opportunity with the carry on issue.
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Any recent experience from folks departing from Galveston? We sail (first cruise) on November 27th - Ecstasy. I would much prefer to not have to schlep our twelvepacks of Coke-Cola and Ginger Ale around with us while waiting for the room to be available. Of course, were we to smuggle some joy-juice aboard, we would need the mixers, wouldn't we?

FYI - ordered BV liquor for later.
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Any recent experience from folks departing from Galveston? We sail (first cruise) on November 27th - Ecstasy. I would much prefer to not have to schlep our twelvepacks of Coke-Cola and Ginger Ale around with us while waiting for the room to be available. Of course, were we to smuggle some joy-juice aboard, we would need the mixers, wouldn't we?

FYI - ordered BV liquor for later.
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Sorry to dredge up an old thread, but I had a similar (non-alcoholic) question. When we cruised with Disney, we just used packing tape to tape one of our luggage tags to a case of bottled water, and it was delivered to the room. The Carnival contract says:



Anyone know what "excessive" is to the cruise line? Can I take a 20-pack of bottled water or soda on for example, or is that excessive?
Actually, I'll bump this thread one more time. Not so much because of the topic itself, but to point out the contadicting information from Carnival.

Holland posted, from the "Ticket Contract"

"All alcohol, additional quantities of wine/champagne and excessive non-alcoholic beverages will be confiscated and discarded without compensation.

I just did a quick search within their policies and found in their "FAQ"

"All alcohol/hard liquor/beer (sealed, unopened bottles/cans), wine/champagne over the allowable 1-bottle per guest (sealed, unopened bottles) or excessive quantities of non-alcoholic beverages (over 12 per person, sealed, unopened bottles/cans) will be confiscated and stored for safekeeping until the end of the voyage."

So their "Ticket Contract" and "Liquor Policy" contradict each other. One says they will discard your beverages, the other says they will store it for you until the end of your cruise. Anyone else find this weird? In theory, wouldn't this nullify their own policy / contract?

Just curious if anyone has brought on any prohibited beverages in their checked luggage in the last 6 months?

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Last month, this is what happened to me?

Mom and I each had two 1.5 liter bottles of wine in our carry ons. (yes, we "knew" they were too big, as Carnival states 750ml,,, just hoping to get through. Mom's was for her & dad, mine were for DH & I.)

My bag gets flagged. Agent A says "Follow me". We end up next to Agent B who is casual and laughing. I make small talk. Agent A proceeds to pull out one bottle of wine to take it out. I say "I thought I could bring wine?" (YES, I still do know there's a size limit, trying anyway.). Agent B says to Agent A "Put it back fast, it's too big". Agent A continues to pull it out, and take out bottle #2 also. (While this is going on, Mom gets flagged too, but brought right to the hidden room. Before Agent A even gets my second bottle out, mom is done and proceeding through.) I ask Agent A if I could keep one bottle for the two of us? NO. That's not the rules. I say "But two smaller bottles make up this bottle?" NO.

I then get walked to the hidden room with my two bottles. Agent C signs them in, etc (I'm laughing inside, because right there is a huge bottle of Jack Daniels that someone tried to get on). She then tells me "These bottles will be on your ship. After it sales, go to security and ask if you can have one back because there are two of you. More times than not, you'll be able to get it".

I'm done and catch up with everyone. Mom's agent only walked her back there for show. He says "Two bottles of wine? Two adults? have fun".

On the ship, I go to guest services (not sure where "security" was). Try to explain, they have no idea, I don't push it (because, as I've stated, I know what I did was wrong...).

Fast forward to last night on ship:
Knock knock knock on door at 7:30 (right before dinner). There's my steward with my two bottles masking taped together. And a bucket of ice!!!! We managed to finish one that night (BTW: this was the cheapy fruity wine that is no more than wine coolers, I'm not talking strong heavy red wine or anything).

So, the rules are separate 750ml bottles, not a combined 1.5litre. BUT, it all depends on who you get...


P.S. Nobody took a second look at my 12 bottles of water in my carryon. 3 of which were $60 worth of Grey Goose...

ETA: just realized you asked about CHECKED baggage... So this doesn't help you,
But I figure I'll leave it out here as a recent, real experience...
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We always take a little extra with us. Normally we will each take 2 bottles of liquor in our luggage. Nicely wrapped and placed in the middle of the suitcase so it doesnt break. Never had a problem. We also take 2 bottles of wine each. I know you are only alowed 1 each, but we take 2 in our carry-ons. Only once has an agent said anything, and he still let us go through with them. Guess it was our lucky day.

I dont really think of it as sneaking anything on or cheating the company. I do it more out of convenience. It's entirely for having drinks in the room. I like to have a drink while I'm getting ready or sitting out on my balcony for a nightcap. Heather and I especially love to come back to the room after an evening out a have a glass of wine on the balcony while we stare at the stars. Trust me, my S&S bill is plenty high as is. It's not like I'm running back to the room to make a drink all day instead of buying one at the bar.

So I say, to each their own. And if you happen to be on a cruise with me, stop by and have a drink on the balcony.
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This time we bought a crap-load of the mini bottles and my wife stuck them in her toiletry bag. I actually placed a very large box sangria wine in my suitcase and of course we brought our allowed two bottles of wine and of course twelve bottles of soda and water a piece. this upcoming trip though, the coconut rum will be in half the water bottles I bring super glued up Slumdog Millionaire style just in case.
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