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Old April 2nd, 2013, 02:21 PM
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In all of my cruises I have never taken on board the allowed beverages- 12 pack of soda or other non alcoholic bevvy, and bottle of wine. I know you are permitted to do so in your carry on luggage. My question is what is the protocol & etiquette for carry on's? my backpack usually functions as my sole carry on. Will I be permitted to say take a small shopping bag as well to accomodate my beverages??
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In all of my cruises I have never taken on board the allowed beverages- 12 pack of soda or other non alcoholic bevvy, and bottle of wine. I know you are permitted to do so in your carry on luggage. My question is what is the protocol & etiquette for carry on's? my backpack usually functions as my sole carry on. Will I be permitted to say take a small shopping bag as well to accomodate my beverages??
I have carried on a 12 pack of soda that was not in my carry on. If they allow that then my "guess" is that they would allow a shopping bag.

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You can carry on all your luggage on the ship if you want, they don't care ...but I'm assuming your talking about on a plane and that depends on the airline.

Recently on a spirit flight they made constant announcements of one carry on only, shopping bags no, making people try and get it in the test box to show it was the right size and even talking about the carry on weight limit. On another flight people were allowed on with a backpack and carry on bag with out a word.

If your worried just buy it after you arrive in your port town, less to carry anyway.
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My soft drink of preference is Coke Zero, which is rare to non-existent on cruise ships. I have carried it on in shopping bags, small folding knapsack-like bags I brought in my luggage, and no bag at all. I have carried pop onboard in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and Port Canaveral. I have also carried it up the gangway in San Juan, St-Maarten and St-Thomas, and probably other ports I don't recall.

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I carried a 12 pack of Pepsi by crafting a handle from duct tape. Be sure to make it back to back so your hand doesn't get tacky. If you board before cabins are open you have to carry your carry-ons around the ship.
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OP: You could use a shopping bag or just use your back pack.

ship2shore: They have Coke Zero on Carnival. NOT at every bar, but at the lobby bar and perhaps one other. At least they have it on the Magic and Breeze. The last three Carnival ships I have sailed
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Carnival is the only line that has it, and only in cans at $2 a pop.
Still worth carrying on, IMHO. Even in the priciest port, 12 cans is not $24.
(But I still bought cans from CCL when I was too lazy to walk out to get them)

I found this is available on some Royal Caribbean ships: (interesting)
New soda machines on Royal Caribbean cruise ships are a hit - USATODAY.com
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If you board before cabins are open you have to carry your carry-ons around the ship.
If your on board early and find your small carry ons annoying(like a couple of 24 packs) head to the spa and put them in the locker room. Easy trick
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thx for the good advice guys!
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If your on board early and find your small carry ons annoying(like a couple of 24 packs) head to the spa and put them in the locker room. Easy trick
A clever trick. Never thought of that one. The lido buffet is always such a mess with all the extra baggage.
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