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Old February 11th, 2011, 06:39 AM
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My husband and I are going on a Carnival (Norwegian, Princess) Cruise next month. The cruise is a gift from his parents and we just can't be to spendthrift and we are to keep the costs low. How can we keep our alcohol costs under control?any ideas or suggestions, please help????
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Under control because you are an alcohol consumer, or because the tab is being picked up by someone else? Or asking how to sneak it on board?

Drinks average $8 each with tip included.
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Old February 11th, 2011, 07:08 AM
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Don't drink during the day, better for you too. House wine with dinner or make a bottle last two dinners? I don't think the packages are good value for the modest consumer.
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Old February 11th, 2011, 07:17 AM
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Bring a capped thermal cup and use it to fill up on water, lemonade or iced tea during the day by the pool. (these are free) Any soft drinks and liquor are over-priced, and besides, alcohol and sun are not a good mix.
Perhaps purchase online ahead of time, wine ordered to your room, or drink coupons to use on board. Most of all, have fun!

(by the way, which is it, Carnival, Norwegian, or Princess?)

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Old February 11th, 2011, 08:59 AM
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Some of the cruise lines will allow you to order a bar setup in your room. They also sometimes have deals where you can buy several bottles of wine at a reduced price.

There are ways of getting alcohol on board. Not that I personally would know...
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its all about everything in moderation, yep its tempting when the waiters are always there with those pretty frou-frou drink specials, around the pool. I will try the drink of the day special, usually in the later afternoon, i do alternate between iced tea, lemonade, water and alcohol, only order the drink of the day specials on the day that they are offered, because they go up in price on the other days. I usually have a cocktail or a glass of wine with dinner, if we go out after dinner clubbing or partying then i might have a couple more over the course of the entire evening.
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Can someone else set up a sign and sail account for people cruising? Not sure I ever heard of that, or was lucky enough to be the recipient.

If not, then unless drink coupons were gifted you are giving them your
cash/credit/debit on the sail and sign acount.

The easiest way would be for them to buy the amount they are comfortable with,and you pay ofr the rest.
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You mentioned 3 cruiselines in your oriignal message - which is it?

If its is Carnival, you can bring two bottles of wine on in your carry-on. Bring your own corkscrew, and ask the room steward to bring you glasses.
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cruise alcohol is something if you can;t afford then sneaking it any way is the best way and i know a good way for that. you can go for the camo caps. these white caps can seal the water bottles as they have been pakced in their plant. and when you have got your favorite booze in it just seal it with the camo caps and you are done. enjoy your journey
Well, to be perfectly honest about it, anybody who is so addicted to alcohol that they have to resort to smuggling it aboard would do better to skip the cruise and contact their local chapter of Alcoholics Anonymous.

I know this is going to make a lot of people unhappy. This is not a joke nor an uneducated opinion. I served for many years on our County Advisory Board on Alcohol and Other Drug Problems and I know that hiding or smuggling alcohol is one of the warning signs of a problem.
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Well, to be perfectly honest about it, anybody who is so addicted to alcohol that they have to resort to smuggling it aboard would do better to skip the cruise and contact their local chapter of Alcoholics Anonymous.

I know this is going to make a lot of people unhappy. This is not a joke nor an uneducated opinion. I served for many years on our County Advisory Board on Alcohol and Other Drug Problems and I know that hiding or smuggling alcohol is one of the warning signs of a problem.
To be honest Mike I think people smuggle booze because of the cost on board not to be devious about their consumption. One good thing about P&O UK is that you can take your own drinks on & they sell it cheap by the bottle (litre Bacardi £12). Some even take their favourite wines with them & pay the corkage fees.
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You mentioned 3 cruiselines in your oriignal message - which is it?

If its is Carnival, you can bring two bottles of wine on in your carry-on. Bring your own corkscrew, and ask the room steward to bring you glasses.
Also if the cruise line is Carnival you can call the Bon Voyage department directly with your booking number and cabin number and order bottles for your room. This is before the boarding the cruise ship. They can be pricey, but are still cheaper then ordering indivdual drinks. This is not smuggling, because you are buying directly from the cruise line. I believe NCL does a bar set up that you can pre order. While in port I like to pick up some canned soda and bottled water. That way I don't have to try and take it on an airplane. I hope that helps.
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well seems interesting and even crazy, but i would suggest reading out the particular rules and legislation documents before trying that. because i doubt if that smuggling lands you in some serious trouble. make sure when you sneak alcohol on a cruise you are done with all such reading and research. if you search over the internet or consult someone, some die hard drunkards would recommend you hundred and one ways to do that, but its risky and there can be huge fun in doing that. personally i haven't tried that, and would never do as well.

if you love risks then this could be an adventurous one for you

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Can someone else set up a sign and sail account for people cruising? Not sure I ever heard of that, or was lucky enough to be the recipient.
If not, then unless drink coupons were gifted you are giving them your
cash/credit/debit on the sail and sign acount.

The easiest way would be for them to buy the amount they are comfortable with,and you pay ofr the rest.
Trip, Client friends or families have called us to have us deposit money into a booked guests account. It will show up in their onboard account.
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Well it may seem interesting but before you actually bring this idea to grounds of practice make sure you know all the local rules and regulation in this context. Or I’m afraid you may end up you vacations behind the bars. At some place smuggling rules are very strict and you can’t ignore the very fact. And if alcohol is such a big issue then why don’t you just give it up. It will keep your good health as well.

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