Going to Alaska on the Mercury in May. Would like to bring a few bottles of wine with me in my luggage. Will this be a problem ?
Thanks for your replies......... Also, anyone coming with us on May 3rd out of San Francisco ?
I have found several different situations in the last few years. I always bring liquor on board with me. I've had 3 experiences lately (all with Princess) and each time was different. Two years ago I left out of San Juan on the Sun and there were no restrictions on alcohol. Then I traveled after 9/11 on the Dawn, again out of San Juan, they said that for safety reasons, any alcohol would be taken from you and returned to you after the cruise. Last October I went on the Grand out of LA and they didn't seem to mind people taking on liquor this time. However a nice oriental lady at the port liquor store gave me a couple of suggestions of how to get liquor on board if they don't want you to take it.
1) If it's clear, put it in a watter bottle.
2) if it's not, put it in something like an iced tea bottle.
I just read a review about a couple who brought a special bottle of wine on a cruise and had them serve it for them in the dining room and there was a $15 corking fee. Which, unless you were going to specifically drink it in the dining room, won't apply to you.
I would just call your particular line and ask there policy. If not just put in a suit case and I'm sure they won't say anything. The very worst possibility is that they will take it and return it to you at the end of the cruise