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Old July 13th, 2009, 12:18 PM
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I know I know. I seen a forum on this topic a few months ago, but forgot and cannot locate. Need a reminder on cruiseline policy regarding wine/champagne.Rather than buy on board, I was going to bring along from home for Anniv night. I believe when I board they take it and them charge me a corking fee for the dinner night I choose.. Is that how it goes and the cheaper way? Sorry for any repeat post on a similar topic
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You can bring one bottle per passenger >21. If you wish to enjoy your wine in the dining room you have to pay a corkage fee.

Carnival FAQ: Can I bring liquor on board?{/url]
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Box Wine in doubled-up, oversized ziplocks in your luggage. Bottle in your carry on for immediate enjoyment.

Now, don't go thinking I'm a cheapo here, we always purchase plenty of beverages from the bars and at dinner. It is just when we are relaxing in the room and do not feel like getting up and walking half-way across the ship for a glass, then that box comes in handy. Also as a nightcap on the balcony when ending the day. One per person usually makes most of the way through the cruise.
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We have never had our wine taken from us. If you bring something to remove the cork you can drink it in your room with no charge. If you drink it in the dining room a corkage fee of $10 will be charged. This is from Carnival only other cruiselines have different policies.
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Thanx all... Just needed a reminder, as it's getting closer to sail away and I like to cross my t's and dot my i's..
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I always take a bottle of Asti and just uncork in room to enjoy around the ship pre-dinner celebration. DH occasionally takes a bottle of merlot or B&B. We've never brought it to the dining room so I can't answer to corkage fee. I have read some that didn't get charged, despite the policy. I just like to sip on it while I'm getting ready for dinner. We, too, usually get wine at dinner and frequent the bars at show-time or after-dinner.

I agree with previous post about convenience of having it in room. When we've forgotten to BYOB, DH ends up getting ready quickly then running errand to the bar to get drinks for the room while we finish dressing and gathering with the rest of our clan before dinner.
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what about the hard stuff?
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what about the hard stuff?
You can call the Bon Voyage department and per order bottle of rum, vodka, and others for the room. You can not do this once you get to the ship. It is not listed on the website. It is more expensive then at a regular store. It's about $40 to $60 per bottle. However, it's there at your room no fuss and no sneaking around or risk of being caught sneaking booze in. The Bon Voyage phone number is To speak with a Customer Service representative, please call toll-free: 1-800-522-7648 they are opened Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:30pm, Eastern Time.
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what about the hard stuff?
Officially the only alcohol you are allowed is wine. If you bring hard liquor or beer aboard and Carnival finds it, they will "dispose" of it. There are may threads here on CruiseMates on the subject of sneaking on alcohol. You can search on those terms to learn about the various methods and degrees of success had be other travelers.
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