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Old May 31st, 2009, 04:05 PM
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My wife and I enjoyed a transatlantic cruise recently on the Noordam, where you were allowed to purchase bottles of liquor for drinking in your stateroom. We are now booked on the Jewel of the Seas, crossing the Atlantic back to Boston. Can anyone tell me if this service is available for responsible adults, or if we need to be baby sat by the expensive bar tender (away from our private balcony). Does anyone know what is available in the "Mini Bar" and if it gets re-stocked during the cruise?

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You can not purchase a bottle of liquor for your cabin on RCCL ships.
They do not care how old you are :evil:

I am not sure what's in the minibar but I am sure it's overpriced. I think I read somewhere it had M&Ms for $5 !!!

I am sure someone will be able to answer that question soon.
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Thanks for your reply. It is so unfortunate that some cruise lines can be so arrogant and greedy. I appreciated Holland America's "class" concerning their liquor policy.
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Thanks for your reply. It is so unfortunate that some cruise lines can be so arrogant and greedy. I appreciated Holland America's "class" concerning their liquor policy.
I believe it's only RCL that has this stupid policy, other mainstream lines, NCL, Carnival, Princess, Azamara, Celebrity, HAL all allow you to purchase a bottle of liquor for your room.
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Just my luck! Thanks...

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Thanks for your reply. It is so unfortunate that some cruise lines can be so arrogant and greedy. I appreciated Holland America's "class" concerning their liquor policy.
I believe it's only RCL that has this stupid policy, other mainstream lines, NCL, Carnival, Princess, Azamara, Celebrity, HAL all allow you to purchase a bottle of liquor for your room.
Actually no.

RCCL can be lumped in with all except NCL as far as letting things slide.

NCL has a well earned reputations for going after smugglers.

I'd pose this specific question to the cruise line since transatlantic is kind of a one of a kind thing.

Some searching here and the other board will turn up lots and lots of posts and various techniques.

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R,

Appreciate your thoughts, unfortunately (& not surprisingly) we have not heard back from RCCL concerning our transatlantic "on board" questions that we have asked them. Very difficult to have a real communication with them, which has always made us feel odd.

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Thanks for your reply. It is so unfortunate that some cruise lines can be so arrogant and greedy. I appreciated Holland America's "class" concerning their liquor policy.
Carnival allows you to bring on one bottle of wine per person over 21 (subject to a corkage fee if opened in the dining room) and you can order liquor directly for delivery to your room by calling the Bon Voyage department.

I'm not sure why RCL doesn't have this policy. Carnival does charge quite a bit for a bottle bewteen $40 to $50 for a liter. It's still a cheaper then per drink and you can enjoy a private per dinner cocktail with your spouse. I think all RCL does by not have this policy is encouarge adults to sneak liquor on board and they don't make any money when that happens.
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Thanks for your reply. It is so unfortunate that some cruise lines can be so arrogant and greedy. I appreciated Holland America's "class" concerning their liquor policy.
I believe it's only RCL that has this stupid policy, other mainstream lines, NCL, Carnival, Princess, Azamara, Celebrity, HAL all allow you to purchase a bottle of liquor for your room.
Actually no.

RCCL can be lumped in with all except NCL as far as letting things slide.

NCL has a well earned reputations for going after smugglers.

I'd pose this specific question to the cruise line since transatlantic is kind of a one of a kind thing.

Some searching here and the other board will turn up lots and lots of posts and various techniques.

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I never mentioned smuggling, I said BUYING. NCL allows you to order a bar setup for your room. RCL does not.
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if you have a travel agent, that is who should be vigilant in getting you an answer to this question. that's the point of a travel agent, so you don't have to sit around making phone calls.
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