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cruisingmama September 16th, 2005 12:59 PM

Getting alcohol on board
 
Anyone have good ideas on how to get alcohol on board? If I can save on drinks maybe I can have some extra $$ to spend at the ports.

LisaK September 16th, 2005 01:53 PM

there have been many many posts on how to smuggle liquor on board. Most of us here do not condone it, since it is against cruise line policy.
You can buy liquor from room service on some lines - Princess for example. Quite a few lines allow you bring aboard wine and champagne.
You can send yourself a bon-voyage gift of liquor to your cabin on most lines.
The price for a good quality drink is NO MORE than you would pay at home at a nice restaurant or bar

cruisingmama September 16th, 2005 01:57 PM

thanks for your reply, but maybe I'm not as apt to adhere to "follow protocol", as much as you seem to.... I will try to get info somewhere else.

Jason September 16th, 2005 02:20 PM

It depends on what port your coming out of... If your coming out of Tampa have some one on top of the big bridge drop them as you go under. If you are coming out of Ft. Lauderdale, have someone with a big slingshot, launch them too you as you go through the inlet. If you’re coming out of Miami, have a surfer, ride the wake and hand them too you as you leave the inlet.

cruisingmama September 16th, 2005 02:21 PM

Awsome... had a laugh.

Will September 16th, 2005 07:56 PM

Cruisingmama:
Just bubble-wrap just favorite spirit,and pack it in your
suitcase.You should not have any problems.

cruisingmama September 16th, 2005 08:02 PM

Thanks for the tip. Hey, they don't check your luggage?

Kuki September 16th, 2005 08:55 PM

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Just bubble-wrap just favorite spirit,and pack it in your
suitcase.You should not have any problems.
Just don't complain if someone in the non smoking section blows smoke in your face. They are also just deciding which rules apply to them. LOL LOL

baseballboy September 16th, 2005 11:52 PM

Yeh they x-ray your luggage, cruisingmama, but they are looking for bombs not booze. Besides, even if they take it, they give it back at the end of the cruise. So you'd have to buy drinks instead. no big deal.

Big difference between bringing a bottle on board and harrassing a innocent passenger, kiku. They CHECK luggage and carryons, so they KNOW about the booze. If they let u keep it, then they are allowing u to. Nobody gets hurt. Silly comparison.

Kuki September 17th, 2005 12:13 AM

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Big difference between bringing a bottle on board and harrassing a innocent passenger, kiku. They CHECK luggage and carryons, so they KNOW about the booze. If they let u keep it, then they are allowing u to. Nobody gets hurt. Silly comparison
I could personally care less if someone wants to take a bottle onboard for IN CABIN consumption.

But it's not a silly comparison at all. Both acts are breaking the rules set out by the cruise lines, and both people are choosing which rules apply to them. If everyone onboard has that right, then no one has any right to complain about any behavior of another passenger. That's the logical conclusion.

A little smoke blown in your face isn't doing any harm either. It just smells bad LOL

The problem is people seem to want to have it both (their) ways!

They'll get upset when someone takes their lounger by the pool (which aren't supposed to be saved) because they went back to their cabins to fill up their sports cups with drinks, and took too long coming back.

baseballboy September 17th, 2005 12:45 AM

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Both acts are breaking the rules set out by the cruise lines, and both people are choosing which rules apply to them.
No, since they search ur luggage and carryon, they KNOW if you have a bottle. If they don't take it, then they have agreed to ignore their own rule. After all, all they know the bottle is there, all they have to do is take it.

Harrassing passengers is ALWAYS wrong, at least to me.

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If everyone onboard has that right, then no one has any right to complain about any behavior of another passenger. That's the logical conclusion.
Even assuming you smuggled a bottle on without them knowing and broke a rule, I don't follow the "logic" that if anybody breaks one rule, then they can't complain about any other rule-breaking. So if i save a pool chair, I "can't complain" if somebody harrasses my mom by blowing smoke in her face or even attacks her? If that is your idea of a logical conclusion . . . then we don't agree.

I think the difference is my moral code is rooted in caring about people. That is why testing the limits on this or luggage weight, etc. isn't a moral issue, even if it is breaking a "rule". And I sure don't see it as "the same" as annoying or hurting another person.

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The problem is people seem to want to have it both (their) ways!
No, people want to challenge rules in ways that don't hurt or annoy a soul and see if the company allows it.

Cruise Cynic September 17th, 2005 12:48 AM

Uh-OH. Big fight brewing on this topic. Like usual.

Can we talk about children on a cruise instead?

Kuki September 17th, 2005 01:15 AM

LOL Cynic!!! It's the age old discussion.

I just can't help it. Always gets to me when people think they can do what ever they feel is right and good.

I guess I can go rob a bank now, cause I'm not going to hurt anyone except for the big rich bank, that has too much money anyway. Different situation, same logic.

And Baseball.. I agree, the arguement is about morals. But, whether the act hurts someone or "seems" not to, morals still apply.

If it means spending an extra $100 or so on a cruise vaction because someone wants to drink isn't reason enough to abandon their morals.

Mike M September 17th, 2005 01:28 AM

I have found that Princess and NCL have relatively decent bar set up plans. You can pre-order in cabin bar set up with a couple of bottles of your favorite liquor at a fairly reasonable price. For us it is about $10 more per bottle than we can obtain it locally. It sure beats lugging it across the country and having gin soaked underwear. On NCL they also offer VERY reasonable mixers to go with the bar set up. Tonic water for $5/six. This has to be ordered once you board.

Also NCL has an aggressive confiscation procedure. They use the baggage scan to identify bottles and then ask the owners to come and pick up their baggage and they held the liquor until the last night of the cruise. On our last cruise on the Star, our neighbors were not happy about this.

Take care,
Mike

baseballboy September 18th, 2005 06:35 PM

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I guess I can go rob a bank now, cause I'm not going to hurt anyone except for the big rich bank, that has too much money anyway. Different situation, same logic.
that is another silly analogy. bank robbing is criminal and DOES hurt somebody -- the bank. bringing ur own bottle "hurts" the cruise line in the same sense that "not playing in the casino enough" or "not buying enough drinks" or "not using the speciality restaurant" does. Yah, you would not be spending as much $$ as they want u too. But like i said, they KNOW you have a bottle .. they check the luggage, right? If they choose not to hold it, then good for you.

A better bank analogy would be overdrawing ur account and hoping to get a desposit in before they notice. (rule breaker! robber! criminal!) Or driving 36 in a 35 zone (rule breaker! no different than bank robbing! same logic same logic!)

I know, i know, it gets you . . .

banker September 18th, 2005 08:19 PM

anyways.....I don't have enough patience to wrie out my opinion on this would take too long, but :D
I have an issue with the cruise line using a safety inspection to confiscate liquor. I don't think they should use their responsibility of ensuring our safety against bombs etc as a means saying......"oh ho, you have booze, must take it"
Also, morals have varying degrees. Each person must find what they are confortable with, their conscience, their god, etc. murder vs. speed limit vs. booze in your cabin, etc. Any person who has truly never done even the slightest thing that is immoral would truly be a saint or pretty close to god. So we all have done little things like make a little excuse about something, or a little white lie.
There is no right or wrong in this issue, I think the key is to set your own limit with regards to morals, know what your values are, and stick to your limits. Then judge yourself by your own rules when your reflect upon your life at some point and are thinking about your relationship with God.
Meaning if you think the booze/cabin thing is not morally okay, then stick by it and don't break your rule. If you think it's okay then be sure you can live with yourself.

banker

Sailing gal September 18th, 2005 09:03 PM

Hi,
So if I was on RCL, I can order a bottle of rum for my cabin? I don't bring it in my suitcase but have always bought a small size bottle of local rum to carry on at the port.
Who would I contact about ordering a bottle to be delivered to the room?

Kuki September 18th, 2005 09:50 PM

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I have an issue with the cruise line using a safety inspection to confiscate liquor. I don't think they should use their responsibility of ensuring our safety against bombs etc as a means saying......"oh ho, you have booze, must take it"
And I think it says something about passengers that they have to bother, when they say it's not allowed.

banker September 18th, 2005 10:12 PM

but you know how it is Kuki, it's the big bad cruise line :twisted: vs. Joe cruiser :(

banker :)

Russell in MD September 19th, 2005 04:04 PM

One word Nalgene. Settle for nothing less. Its virtually unbreakable, wont leak, and wont retain the taste of previous contents because its hi-density poly. The wife was worried about it breaking/leaking so I promptly through it on the floor and gave it the bionic foot to prove my point.

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I have no reservations or lose sleep about bringing on some rum to have rum and cokes on my balcony. Lets face it its a complete PITA to leave your balcony and climb stairs/ride elevators to refresh your drink. Besides my bar tab the other week was pushing close to $400 so they certainly made money on me any way. Also the bar/ship didnt have the wifes favorite rum so it was necessary to take care of that shortcoming to.

PS BTW I wouldnt do it in the hopes of saving money. Its not really feasable to drink outside your cabin in any amount. You'll spend more time going back and forth to your cabin to refill then having fun which is the purpose of the cruise. If you want to save on the bar bill throw down some 'ludes and that mixed drink will get you there...just kidding. LOL

ousoonerfanintexas September 19th, 2005 04:15 PM

I agree with Kuki to many people want to find away to beat the system. Why don't you just carry a six pack into a sporting event then you don't have to buy the 5.00 cup of beer.

Russell in MD September 19th, 2005 04:20 PM

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Originally Posted by ousoonerfanintexas
I agree with Kuki to many people want to find away to beat the system. Why don't you just carry a six pack into a sporting event then you don't have to buy the 5.00 cup of beer.

Man as a sooner fan your going to tell me you never snuck in a pocket size bottle to a game? LOL


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