I have a couple last minute questions and haven't been able to find the answers during my search. Always sailed Carnival before and I took if for granted that all things are the same on Royal but maybe they're not. Sailing on the Freedom of the Seas in a couple of weeks and I want to know:
1. I'm assuming that there's two formal dress up nights. Is this correct?
2. On Carnival, you can bring your own bottle water with you at the time of boarding. Usually, we would bring 24 of the 16 oz bottles. Can you do the same on Royal? Are there any restrictions on the amount?
Thanks ahead of time for your responses.
John & Christine
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Normally on a 7 night cruise there are 2 formal nights. The second and fifth nights are typically formal nights. The fifth night is usually lobster night. Not really clear about their water policy. You can check with the cruiseline to be sure. Enjoy the Freedom she is a beautiful ship.
Quantum of the Seas 12/2014
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You can bring the water no problem; also you're allowed on embarkation day two 750ml bottles of wine as well. Just bring the wine with you in your backpack/carry on rather than in your luggage to avoid them having to open it up and inspect/confirm it's not like bottles of Rum or Vodka.
I'm going to be on the Jewel of the Seas in October, and when I asked this question with Royal Caribbean, they told me no, but I could bring on two 750ml. bottles of wine. So you may want to call them and ask. It may be different for your ship. better safe than sorry.
Q: Can I bring liquor or non-alcoholic beverages (from home or from a port) onboard?
A: Guests are not allowed to bring beer, hard liquor or non-alcoholic beverages onboard for consumption or any other use. Guests may bring personal wine and champagne onboard only on boarding day, limited to two (2) 750 ml bottles per stateroom. When consumed in any public area, each bottle shall be subject to a corkage fee of $25.00. Additional bottles of wine beyond two (2) bottles that are brought onboard or any alcoholic beverages purchased in ports-of-call or from Shops On Board will be stored by the ship and delivered to your stateroom on the last day of the sailing. Alcoholic beverages seized on embarkation day will not be returned.
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 Conduct Policy. Guests who are under the permitted drinking age will not have alcohol returned to them.
Please Note: All guests must comply with TSA guidelines for transporting liquids.
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