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Old March 27th, 2010, 10:05 AM
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I have read online that you can order bottles of liquor from the bon voyage department and have them delivered to your room for the first day of the cruise. Is this still true? And does anyone know how much they charge for a bottle of tequila?
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Last I check they still offered the bottles, but you have to call direct Monday To Friday eastern time from 9AM to 5:30PM 1-800-522-7648. The bottles are expensive between $50-$75 I think, but it's been a while since I checked. If you call and order can you give us an updated price? I was thinking of order something for my cruise in May.
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I will let you know as soon as I find out! I am leaving one week from today for my cruise, so I am calling monday to find out for sure. I did get ahold of a carnival customer service rep., and she said that you could not have it delivered until the last day, but from what I've found online, they always say that. She also said that I can bring on non-alcoholic margarita mix as long as it is sealed.... so if the bon voyage department has tequila, I'm all set!!!!!!!!!
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Your post prompted me to look at Carnival's website to see what the bon voyage wine prices are. What they are is: OUTRAGEOUS! Much higher than restaurant mark-ups.

For example, they charge $41 for a label you can get at Winn-Dixie for $15. No thanks. Much cheaper to bring our own and pay the corkage fees.
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Go to the carnival web site and you can see all gifts that you can order
to be delivered to your room.


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Go to the carnival web site and you can see all gifts that you can order
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The bottles are not a part of the website they have to be ordered directly from the Bon Voyage department. Only wine or beer packages on the website. It's one of these little known things.
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My TA ordered us a bottle of Jim Beam and she was told it was 40 oz. for $38.00 ! It's worth not having to worry about breakage or being called to the "naughty room", that's a lot! Since we're sailing from Texas we won't receive it until the 2nd day. Some kind of weird Texas law ??
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I just ordered from bon voyage. They do still sell bottles of alcohol for your room. It will be in our room when we arrive. Some of the ports don't allow this. In those ports, it isn't delivered until the 2nd day. They offer margaritaville tequila for $40, 1800 for $55, and patron for $70. I only got the prices on tequila.. sorry!
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I just ordered from bon voyage. They do still sell bottles of alcohol for your room. It will be in our room when we arrive. Some of the ports don't allow this. In those ports, it isn't delivered until the 2nd day. They offer margaritaville tequila for $40, 1800 for $55, and patron for $70. I only got the prices on tequila.. sorry!
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I just ordered a bottle of Captain Morgan today, $42.40 was the total. That is my 2 cents anyways.
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I ordered a bottle of Absolute for my upcoming first solo cruise on the Elation repo (4/30) While the bottles are more, this will save me a lot in drinks purchased at the bar (with 15% gratuity added) Our alcohol in Washington state is quite expensive, so this really isn't that much more for me)..I have included a recent list:

PS...they are liter bottles

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Rums:
Capt Morgan Spiced, Gosling, Appleton VX, Bacardi $40.
Malibu $55
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Absolute Citron, Stoli , Skye and Finlandia $40
Grey Goose, and 3 olives $60
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Chivas Regal $60
Johnny Walker/Black $70
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Maker’s Mark $60
Jim Beam $38
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Margaritaville $40
Salsa Hornitas (Sp) $60
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Jagermeister $60
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The bottles are not a part of the website they have to be ordered directly from the Bon Voyage department. Only wine or beer packages on the website. It's one of these little known things.
What's the URL for the bon voyage department? I can't find it anywhere.
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Hi Don, and welcome to CruiseMates! Here's the link to the bon voyage department:

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No, I meant where to order the bottles of booze. I found out that it has to be a phone call.

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No, I meant where to order the bottles of booze. I found out that it has to be a phone call.
Sorry, Don , you need to ask your Travel Agent to order liquor for you by phone, or you can order it on board through Room Service. You will have to be in your cabin when it's delivered.
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Sorry, Don , you need to ask your Travel Agent to order liquor for you by phone, or you can order it on board through Room Service. You will have to be in your cabin when it's delivered.
No, you can call and order it yourself, don't need a travel agent to do it. You need your booking number though. I ordered Finlandia Vodka (1 litre) for a total of $42.80 and Canadian Club Whiskey (40 oz) for $40.66. Departing from Florida, it will be waiting in our cabin when we embark.
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I'll be calling tomorrow and getting a bottle of Jim Beam. I'm glad I don't have to worry about rum runners leaking or being spotted anymore!
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I have no idea why Carnival doesn't put this information on their website. It is quite a mark up so they do make money off this. I think they would prefer you to buy drinks at the bar which would be more pricey. I won't brother to buy wine this way. Carnival allows you, for carry on only, to bring one bottle of wine per person over 21. So this is probably a cheaper way to go for wine. I'm not a beer drinker so I haven't looked at the prices for beer.
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I thought they discontinued allowing people to bring wine on? Is this recent experience? Thanks for the info!!
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I thought they discontinued allowing people to bring wine on? Is this recent experience? Thanks for the info!!
Different cruise lines have different policies. Royal doesn't allow you to bring wine on board. Carnival does allow it, but the wine has to be carryed on. Here is a link from Carnival website on this. They charge a $10 corkage fee in main dining room and $14 corkage fee in the steakhouse. I hope this helps. On my May 2, 2010 cruise we heard people complaining because they lost their wine it was in a checked bag not carried on.
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