Hello All, we just booked our summer cruise on the Caribbean Princess and in talking to friends they said that you were permitted to bring "airport bottles" of alcohol on the ship. Is this true? I would not think they would allow you to bring any alcohol onboard at all. I am guessing our friends just packed these little bottles in their luggage and that was it.
Jessegirl, you are right, you are not officially allowed to carry liquor onto the ship in your checked or carry on luggage. That's not to say that it's not done .
If you're over 21 you can order liquor from Room Service. It's not cheap , but we find it easier than packing it in our checked luggage where it might break. We like a drink in the cabin while we're dressing for dinner, so we really don't need much.
They have a very lenient policy when it comes to alcohol. Wine is always allowed & they only stop people from taking liquor on board in places like St Martin & St Thomas when it's obvious they're carrying it and have a 6 pack of bottles. Use a little discretion & you shouldn't have any problem.
"We kindly request that you do not bring alcoholic beverages (other than wine and/or champagne) onboard for consumption.
Alcoholic beverages sourced from shore-side and brought onboard, no matter where sourced, will be collected at the gangway for safekeeping and will be delivered to the passenger's stateroom on the last day of the cruise.
A member of the ship's security staff will be at the gangway to assist passengers with the storage of their alcoholic beverage purchases. The only exception to the above rule, is that passengers are permitted to bring one bottle of wine and/or champagne per person purchased in a shoreside location onboard. If the wine and/or champagne is brought to the dining room for consumption, a $15.00 per bottle corkage fee will be applied to the passenger's shipboard account. We prefer that passengers bring wine/champagne no larger than 750ml, however, magnums are acceptable. Wine in a box is not encouraged.
Passengers are also permitted to consume the wine and/or champagne in the privacy of their stateroom only, but it may not be brought into any public lounge for consumption.
Please note that any wines and champagnes supplied from the ship's stock to passengers would not be subject to a corkage fee."
This is from the Princess website. Hope it helps.
Last edited by worthew8; March 16th, 2010 at 07:41 PM.
Reason: added quotation marks.
From other sites I've read that Rum Runners work well and you are permitted to bring on wine, i've heard as much as a case, but I am bringing on a box per person this trip and a bottle of champaign as well as what I pack in my rum runners
If you can take in a "factory sealed" water bottle you can take in liquor. There's a site that sells the sealed caps called camocaps. net and all you have to do is take off the cap from your water bottle and replace it with one of theirs. Worked pretty well for me both taking on the ship to begin with and when coming back from excursions.
In addition to advices above regarding wine/champaign policy I want to add that after 8 pm you can get some special drinks for $2.99 in all bars on the ship: Pina Colada, Long Island Iced Tea, Singapore Sling, some beers like Dos Equis, Becks, Bud Light, and house spirits shots. Dont forget to sign up for wine tasting: while the one for $25 is ( remember to use $5 coupon from the book) , the $9.50 won't leave you disappointed either!