we will be going on the grand 4/14 want to know if anyone has any comments or suggestions on shore excursions for western itinery. Aloso want to know what the deal is with bringing alcohol on with you. We were on the ocean princess in april 2001 and brought on anything , they actually had a liquor store right at the dock in san juan.
Location: Wisconsin....about 100 miles south of the Frozen Tundra and 70 miles east of Camp Randall
Re: ALCOHOL QUESTION & SHORE EXCURSION ADVICE
Post 9/11 - I would say put the alcohol securely wrapped in the CHECKED luggage - it may take a little longer to get to your cabin, but you will get your alcohol. I wouldn't chance it trying to carry it on - you may make it, but if you don't you will be disappointed.
Definately plan to go to Sting Ray City and snorkel with the sting rays there, its a great excersion, probibaly the best one in the Western Caribbean. If you are stopping in Jamaica, try Dunns River falls, thats fun too, but stick with a tour there, just for safety reasons or go with a group :-)
No, we didn't have to open any carry-on, but they do go through the x-ray machine, so I suppose if they "saw" something, they would investigate further?? We did buy a 6 pack of beer in one of the ports and were asked upon returning to the ship if we had any alcohol and we said beer, that was no problem.
Thanks for the INFO. It looks like you could put your Alcohol in a large Coke bottle and get by the X-Ray machine.
> Hi Henry,
> No, we didn't have to open any carry-on, but they do go
> through the x-ray machine, so I suppose if they "saw"
> something, they would investigate further?? We did buy a 6
> pack of beer in one of the ports and were asked upon
> returning to the ship if we had any alcohol and we said beer,
> that was no problem.
> Tuesday Chat Host
We recently returned from a Western Caribbean cruise on the
Grand. Due to the comments on this and other boards, we
transferred the contents of two 0.75 liter bottles of rum
to an empty 1.5 liter water bottle. We placed this into a
two gallon ziplock bag and placed this in our checked baggage.
We encountered no problem. I strongly object to the efforts
to prevent the private consumption of ones own alcohol in the
privacy of ones own stateroom. If you like to mix your private
stash with Coke (or other soft drink), I recommend buying the $17.50 softdrink sticker at any of the bar sites onboard. In our case this brought the average cost of drinks down to $0.50.