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Old March 1st, 2010, 02:34 PM
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I'm going on a cruise the end of the month and I'm excited about finding some new rums to try. And bring home. What are the proceedures, limits and expenses?

And when we were on Carnival we brought a bottle back to our room. I know you re not suppose to but with a room charge that almost reached $2,000 I did not feel like I was cheating them out of money by not buying as many extremely over priced drinks. Drinking is not a main reason we cruise, but we do enjoy a few evening cocktails. Especialy this time we have a balcony and a couple predinner cocktails and a night cap might be nice!

What are drinks going for these days???
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Princess technically does not allow you to bring alcohol onboard except for one bottle of wine per person for consuming in your cabin.

However - they are not strict about enforcing this rule for alcohol you buy in port.

If you have a bottle or two they likely will not question it. Just keep in mind that by law you are only allowed to bring 2 liters per adult back into the US with you duty-free, so if you have any more than that you will look somewhat suspicious.

However - if you have four adults in your group, or friends onboard, or whatever, and you legitimately want to bring it back to the US and not drink it onboard, I believe they would be willing to hold it for you until you arrive back in the U.S. - at the very least. If this is your plan you could just ask the front desk if they will do this before you buy it.
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Don't worry about the customs limit. All you have to do is declare the liquor and pay the customs duty upon arrival. It will amount to pennies a bottle. Last time, the customs official just marked my form but didn't charge me anything; it wasn't worth his effort.
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I thank you for that, Marc. I was wondering what the duty actually amounts to....

Here is another story for you, albeit 40 years old... When I was a boy my dad tried to bring a case of liquor back from Mexico through Nogales, but he forgot about the limit. The CBP saw the liquor and took it out of the box and used each bottle for target practice.

But this was AZ in the 60s.
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Paul and Marc

Thank you. Now I just have to get it from Florida to NJ !

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So flying from Florida to NJ, presents another issue....with all the regulations preventing liquids being brought through, now won't the liquor have to go through as checked luggage for people bringing back alot? That means added fees. Small amounts can be in your carryon if there is room, but. at
that point, I would see no pointBut, that;s just me...

So, I guess, the islands must be feeling the pinch with people not buying as much since the regs went into place...
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So flying from Florida to NJ, presents another issue....with all the regulations preventing liquids being brought through, now won't the liquor have to go through as checked luggage for people bringing back alot? That means added fees. Small amounts can be in your carryon if there is room, but. at
that point, I would see no pointBut, that;s just me...

So, I guess, the islands must be feeling the pinch with people not buying as much since the regs went into place...
I was thinking about shipping it.....
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Great idea, then you can really put together some nice rums, and think cruise, every time you pour a glass, once you get back to NJ..
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I was thinking about shipping it.....
There goes any savings you might have had. Shipping will probably be expensive. Have you considered driving?
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Sometimes the ability to get things you cannot get at home,overide the savings....having something unusal to serve your guests, will bring the chat to cruising,and that's a good thing
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There goes any savings you might have had. Shipping will probably be expensive. Have you considered driving?
It's not so much about saving money as it is getting spirits I can't get in NJ. Shipping a case should not be that bad.

I would drive if I had the time and a mini van. We have two kids and neither of our cars is real good for traveling. That's what happens when you have to put a priority on MPG.
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Sometimes the ability to get things you cannot get at home,overide the savings....having something unusal to serve your guests, will bring the chat to cruising,and that's a good thing
Exactly....... :-) I would love to get my hands on some One Barrel Rum from Beleize !!!! Yummy
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Last time we cruised there was a couple at the airport who had rum in there checked luggage. What a mess you could smell it coming the bottles were broke in there Luggage. So I know I will never bring any home.
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