It appears HAL has started restricting any liquor being brought on board by the passengers.
In my previous many, many HAL cruises you could bring beer, wine, etc. on board any time-
embarcation or port stops. Has Carnival tightened this policy also? Has anyone had experience with this?
Carnival has always had a no-booze aboard,buy from us policy. I'm sad to hear HAL is following this format. Last cruise on the maasdam inapril you could buy aboard and drink in your cabin for a small fee above the cost of the bottle.
Carnival has had this policy for over 10 years. HAL started it this Spring. We were on a 21 day cruise on the Zaandam in Ap/May and it was being enforced then. You used to be able to purchase in the duty free shop for in cabin consumption, not any more. Now, if you want a drink in your cabin, its either buy from room service, or smuggle a bottle on board....I have the room service prices if anyone is interested, just post your preffered poison and I`ll post the price....jean
just found this website a few weeks ago. Will be on Oosterdam Nov 28th and booked a Veranda suite with the idea of being able to bring our own beer and vodka aboard to drink while relaxing in the evening or days at sea. What is the going price for Grey Goose, tonic water and Bud Light?
I love all the chat about the all important booze. Good info. We are taking our 3rd HAL cruise to Mexico out of San Diego in Feb. and I had no idea we could take any booze on board. Always like a good bottle of wine or champagne. Even the 17.50 dining room charge is worth it for a good bottle of wine. Thanks for the info.
I brought a Case of Kalik beer on board my December cruise in '03 after stopping in Nassau; had no problems. But as previous posters have stated, I see they've clamped down on doing that sort of thing Now! (Bummer) : >(... I'll still try though, when I go on the Westerdam (12/12/04), as I just luv that Brew.
good luck, we have never encountered problems bringing beer, wine and the hard liquor on.
we were told by a taxi driver in Miami once- you paid to rent your cabin aka hotel room who can stop you from drinking in your room.
Bridget - don't know when you last cruise on HAL, but they will no longer allow you to bring beer and hard liquour on board - only beer and wine. This policy has been in effect since the beginning of this year. If they find it in your carry-on luggage, they will confiscate it and return it to you at the end of the cruise. Also they check your bags when you return for a day in port.
Some people are saying that the crew looks the other way, but doesn't always happen.
Put the booze in your checked baggage plstic bottles wraped in bubble wrap No problem.The beer needs to also go on in checked.You can bring as much wine and champagne in your carry on .I usually restock at first port thru duty free on my wine until the next port.All of the cruise lines are doing the same thing and I have been on all of them in the last 2 yrs.O n millinnium I saw a man bring on a case of Champagne and case of beer in carry on right out in the open Again noproblem.
Well, just to let you know I had NO sucess bringing on my Case of Kalik in Nassau... they confiscated it right quick. Did manage to sneek 3 - 22oz Presedente Bottles of beer when we were in Tortola on board. Oh well, can't win them all. Am enjoying my Kalik right now though!! Happy sailing to all, and may you have fair winds and following seas on your voyages.
If you want beer put in your checked baggage prior to boarding.I can find any foreign beer in my local liquor store and probably at the same price or cheaper than nassau.The other way you may try in the future is place a few in your backpack or carry on bag with inner mix of bottle water.Make sure you board when there are many standing in the lineJust a few tricks of the big apple after numerous cruises.