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Did I read you can bring wine on board just not hard liquor? What about sodas or bottled water?
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No you didn't read that you can bring wine aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise.
Most others you can.... not Royal. Sodas and bottled water they allow you to bring on board.
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Wine onboard is not that expensive and there is plenty to choose from. I allways have wine with dinner and the price is about the same as it is in a restaurant back home.

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Wine onboard is not that expensive and there is plenty to choose from. I allways have wine with dinner and the price is about the same as it is in a restaurant back home.

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Quite true !!!!! But not nearly as cheap as the wine aisle at Walmart!!
I have to admit it seriously burns my ass to see a bottle of Blackstone Merlot listed at $32 when I can buy it almost anywhere for $8.99
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Wine is cheaper at home, but I have enough stuff to carry as is is. When we are in a vacation seting prices are bound to be hifger than they are at home.

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We always buy the wine package for our dinner but since we live in california and don't have to fly I just thought it would be nice to have a few bottles to have on our balcony during sail aways. But guess not.
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Since you drive to the ship, you can allways have a bottle in your checked luggage. I don't think that they check for wine in your suitcases.

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I just bought a bottle of Santa Margherita, Pinot Grigio for $19.99 on sale.
I just looked onboard/online and it was selling $48.99 on the ship. OUCH!
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I went to a comedy show last friday, and paid $18 for 2 glasses of wine.
When we are in a tourist/resort type of place, things cost a little more.

On my cruises, I just relax and go with the flow as far as drink prices.

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Yea I do too... but it still burns a little....
My last cruise on Freedom OTS is responsible for my latest
obsession with Mango Mojito's
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I know what you mean. I got hooked on martinies on the Mercury a few years ago.

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Ahhh, martini's. Grey Goose, extra dry with a twist of lemon peel; $10.50. Such a luxury!
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We paid 9 euros for a glass of wine in Germany while we were having lunch by the Rhine river. Since they added a gratuaty with our lunch that wine cost about $15 a glass. But we were in a group of six and we had a great time.

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I never had a problem with wine packed in luggage until my last Royal Caribbean cruise in 2008. Only 2 bottles, $70.00 total, but when I opened the suitcase found a note saying I could pick it up after the cruise.

My last two cruises have been with HAL which has no problem letting you bring wine on board.
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We paid 9 euros for a glass of wine in Germany while we were having lunch by the Rhine river. Since they added a gratuaty with our lunch that wine cost about $15 a glass. But we were in a group of six and we had a great time.

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Yeah, but how much would you have paid for that bottle of wine to enjoy in your hotel room overlooking the Rhine?
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Have your TA order wine for delivery to your cabin.Selection is usually limited to chardonnay or merlot,quality is house vintage but the price is about 50 % less than what you will pay on board. we had no issues bringing this wine to dining room.It's amazing what a tip to the right person can do regarding corkage charge
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Wine onboard is not that expensive and there is plenty to choose from. I allways have wine with dinner and the price is about the same as it is in a restaurant back home.

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Quite true !!!!! But not nearly as cheap as the wine aisle at Walmart!!
I have to admit it seriously burns my ass to see a bottle of Blackstone Merlot listed at $32 when I can buy it almost anywhere for $8.99
They sell wine at Walmart!!

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Yea Dave, you can't purchase alcohol at supermarkets in NYC.
But almost everywhere else you can !!!!
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I just got off the Mariner of the Seas and did the wine package. We choose the "Diamond Package" which was $189 for 7 bottles which comes out to $27 a bottle. It is not the greatest selection, but it was nice not have to choose from a list of about 200 varities. We had Merlots, Chardonnays, Pinot Noir's and they were all good. Not the best I've had, but this cruise was about being on a budget.
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Here's a link to the full wine list. It's still current, although given the difficulty we had ordering some of our favorites last month on Radiance, I wonder if they're about to change it:

http://good-times.webshots.com/album/562747533yjShXM
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