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Old November 29th, 2006, 09:39 PM
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My sister and her husband are booked on a Royal Caribbean cruise Dec. 31. This will be their first cruise on Royal Caribbean. Carnival will let you bring a bottle of wine on their cruise ships. Does Royal Caribbean allow you to do this? How strictly do they enforce their liquor rules?

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Old November 29th, 2006, 10:01 PM
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According to Dave the Wave, it wasn't enforced with him!
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Old November 29th, 2006, 10:52 PM
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Libragirl: congratulations to your sister & her husband for their 1st RCI cruise. Rather than start a whole new thread on this subject, I suggest you go to page 2 of this board and go to "Bringing Liquor Onboard". You're going to get many interpretations and cruiser experiences from the many posters. Some cruisers still push the envelope and pack their own booze on board. RCI has stiffened their policy very recently. So, I would direct them to the RCI website and let them make their own decision.

Here's what RCI says:

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NEW to the brochure and website alcohol policy:
Security may inspect containers (water bottles, soda bottles, mouthwash, luggage etc.) and will dispose of containers holding alcohol. Guests who violate any alcohol policies, (over consume, provide alcohol to people under age 21, demonstrate irresponsible behavior, or attempt to conceal alcoholic items at security and or luggage check points or any other time), may be disembarked or not allowed to board, at their own expense, in accordance with our Guest Vacation Policys. Guests under the age of 21 will not have alcohol returned to them.
This is new policy language to RCI, and I'm sure will be a trend to other cruiselines as well. Anyway, as a wise person once said, "you pays your money, you takes your chances"...

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Old November 29th, 2006, 11:14 PM
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RCscoop,

It's been my experience with RCCL that you can bring a bottle of liquor in your checked luggage and not have it confiscated. I haven't cruised recently, so perhaps RCCL is tightening its enforcement.

But let me ask you this: how can Dave The Wave smuggle such a ridiculously large amount of alcohol on board? (Dave, you're my hero, by the way!) I mean somebody has got to notice that amount of contraband.

As a corellary, the sundries shop on board would also sell litres of liquor and let you take it with you back to your room, even though the stated policy was that the ship would hold it until the last night of the cruise.

It seems to me that there is the "stated" policy, and the "unofficial" policy which is actually used.

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Thanks for the response Dean. You stated
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It's been my experience with RCCL that you can bring a bottle of liquor in your checked luggage and not have it confiscated. I haven't cruised recently, so perhaps RCCL is tightening its enforcement.

But let me ask you this: how can Dave The Wave smuggle such a ridiculously large amount of alcohol on board? (Dave, you're my hero, by the way!) I mean somebody has got to notice that amount of contraband.

As a corellary, the sundries shop on board would also sell litres of liquor and let you take it with you back to your room, even though the stated policy was that the ship would hold it until the last night of the cruise.

It seems to me that there is the "stated" policy, and the "unofficial" policy which is actually used.
I can't speak for DTW or anyone else who packs such heavy luggage I'm just happy to be on board and if I need to add to the natural high of being on a cruise, I use the "bah service for my medication for my vacation". As for the general store letting you take liquor back to your room, I don't have personal knowledge of that.

We each have to decide what's an acceptable risk and consequence. Happy sailing, Steve
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