No, the first night we purchased one off the menu. Another day we had purchased one at the wine tasting and had it with dinner. My husband asked our waiter if he minded us bringing open bottles to the dining room - he said no - about one in three do it now.
It was never a big issue. Neither was bringing wine on board. Have fun!
also a lot depends upon your waiter. If you are going to have a bottle of wine every night with dinner, chances are your waiter will not charge you every night . No problem bringing wine aboard Princess
Lisa: Wer're going to do PC dining, so we won't have the same waiter each time. How do you know they've applied the corkage fee for any particular night? Do they ask you for your sailing card and have you sign the transaction? I figured I would cut my losses slip the waiter $5 and hopefully cut out the middleman (Princess). A win-win situation as I see it since I've done all the work bringing the wine and the waiter does the rest. Has anyone had any success with that type of arrangement?