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Old January 2nd, 2007, 02:03 PM
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ime a first time cruiser, ime realy confused, can we take wine on board the princess cruise ship.
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You can bring all the wine aboard that you want to. If you have it in the dining room there is usually a corkage fee. It would probably be still cheaper to bring your own even with the corkage fee. Princess charges about $30 for a wine that you can get for 6 or 7 in a discount liquor store. Wouldn't cost you anything to drink it n your cabin though.
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You can bring all the wine aboard that you want to. If you have it in the dining room there is usually a corkage fee. It would probably be still cheaper to bring your own even with the corkage fee. Princess charges about $30 for a wine that you can get for 6 or 7 in a discount liquor store. Wouldn't cost you anything to drink it n your cabin though.
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thanks jim,
we went with ncl last year and our wine bill, at the end of the cruise was such a shock, we like a glass of wine in our cabin as we are getting ready to go for our evening meal. I appreciate if you take it to the dining room then we will have to pay a corkage, that is understandable. any how maybee i can take 3 or 4 bottles with us this time, or buy some at the ports.
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Another thing I forgot to tell you, Princess has real refrigerators in all their cabins. So, if you like white wine you will be able to keep it cold. I think the corkage fee is $10 but they might have raised it to $15.
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"Carrier kindly requests that You do not bring alcoholic beverages of any kind (except wine and champagne) on board for consumption. Alcoholic beverages that are purchased duty free, from the ship’s gift shop, or at ports of call will be collected by Carrier personnel for safekeeping and delivered to Your stateroom on the last day of the voyage. A member of Carrier’s security staff will be at the gangway to assist with the storage of Your alcoholic beverage purchases. A corkage fee of $15.00 per bottle will be applied to wine and champagne consumed in the ship’s restaurant."

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"Carrier kindly requests that You do not bring alcoholic beverages of any kind (except wine and champagne) on board for consumption. Alcoholic beverages that are purchased duty free, from the ship’s gift shop, or at ports of call will be collected by Carrier personnel for safekeeping and delivered to Your stateroom on the last day of the voyage. A member of Carrier’s security staff will be at the gangway to assist with the storage of Your alcoholic beverage purchases. A corkage fee of $15.00 per bottle will be applied to wine and champagne consumed in the ship’s restaurant."

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So, isn't that what I already said?
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We brought along four bottles that we bought in Fort Lauderdale on our Sun Princess cruise last month. Our waiter charged us the $15 corkage fee the first night we brought a bottle to the dining room. He ended up not charging us for the other three bottles later in the cruise. I'm not sure if he decided it wasn't worth the extra effort or if he realized that we would tip him extra in the end. He had traditional dining.

And when you come back on the ship in each port, there's a desk set up with staff members checking for liquor. They will hold liquor purchases and deliver them to passengers on the last night of the cruise. There was a sign saying that wine and champagne could be taken back to the cabins.

In the Caribbean, the wine you find on the islands is more expensive. We shopped in the marina at Crown Bay in St. Thomas. The grocery store there caters to the yacht crowd, so there were several bottles in the $200+ range. Ordinary wines were about double what we pay locally.

I checked out the wines on the Princess wine list with local prices before leaving. Some turned out to be fair bargains. Others had outrageous markups.
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On our Nov 12th Coral Princess cruise we were allowed to also bring beer on in addition to wine.
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