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Old June 26th, 2003, 09:01 AM
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i just recieved my answer to asking if it was ok to bring 2 bottles of wine on my 11 nite mexican cruise in jan onboard the mercury it was funny but very definent i was told do not bring any alcohol on board or you will be charged 12.00 for every bottle found oh dear i guess i wont be doing that thats ok i understand they have to make moneey too i suppose although princess and holland america allow you to pack it along so now you know if you bring it youll pay have a great day
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Old June 26th, 2003, 09:18 AM
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Really! Where did this answer come from? I thought that all cruiselines allowed a bottle or two of wine or champange to be brought onboard for special occasions. Yes you will be charge a corkage fee if you bring it to the table for the evening meal but many open it in their cabins. You need to check with the Cruiseline itself or your TA as I think you can bring some with you. Regular hard booze no, but wine and champange yes.
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Old June 26th, 2003, 09:35 AM
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Strikes me that $12 is now the corkage fee on Celebrity.
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Old June 26th, 2003, 09:54 AM
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I thought that too, Pam, very interesting.

From http://www.celebrity.com:

Do you charge a corkage fee for wine brought onboard?

For guests celebrating a special occasion who would like to bring wine or champagne to consume in our dining rooms/restaurants, there will be a corkage fee. The corkage fee for the main and casual dining room is $12 per bottle; for the specialty restaurant, $15 per bottle.


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Lorie...you can bring wine aboard Celebrity ships. It is allowed. However, if you use the wine in the dining room, you will be charged 12 dollars per bottle used (corkage fee).

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Old June 26th, 2003, 11:39 AM
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i wouldnt want to cause any problems so ill just buy it on board im coming in from canada anyway so its just as well i dont ruffle any feathers gee whiz i guess i better start saving ha ha ha ahoy mates
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Just to be clear.. It wouldn't ruffle anyone's feathers if you brought your own wine or champagne onboard.
If you consume it in your cabin there would be no charge. If you want to drink it in the dining room there's a $12 corkage fee for serving it.

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It's certainly ruffled no feathers when we've brought wine on 15 or so Celeb cruises.

When corkage was $3-$4, it made sense to bring expensive wines from home. Now with the weight allowances and the corkage, it's not worth it any longer.
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If you have the time, hit a liquor store before you board the ship. That way you can purchase your wine and not have to worry about the weight and it wrecking something in your bags. You should have no problems bringing on a bottle or two of wine. Another thought, why not make arrangements with your TA for a "bon-voyage" bottle of wine to be in your cabin for departure?
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Lisa ...

Because the usual gift wine is (a) expensive and (b) pretty awful.
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