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Old January 19th, 2004, 11:40 AM
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Does anyone know if it's possible to buy alcohol while at a port and bring it back to your room to drink? I'd like to avoid the pricey drinks on board. I'm not sure if the cruise lines look in your bags while getting back from a port? I'm going on Celebrity Constellation if that makes a difference?!
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Old January 19th, 2004, 10:03 PM
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They don't look in every bag brought on board, but you take your chances. They didn't look in my bags in either port, but the bags through x-ray.

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i went on carnival legend and they didn't put my bag through an x-ray or inspect it....i walked through with no problems at all...

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Old March 7th, 2004, 07:30 PM
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same here on the Carnival Triumph.
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Old March 11th, 2004, 02:57 PM
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Concerning liquor...I read in the paper the other day that some airlines are not permitting any alcohol over 75 proof as carry on luggage. Anyone buy a case from the islands and bring it in the overhead bins, or did you check it. If you did check it, was there any liquor in the bottles when it was retrieved from the baggage claim area?

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Old May 6th, 2004, 03:35 PM
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They will keep it til you disimbark.Most of the liquior stores carry pints that fit nicely in your pockets.Bring back to your room and enjoy. I`ve done this on 10 cruises without a problem.I also bring a twelve pack of soda with me.Put in your suit case.
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Old May 6th, 2004, 10:49 PM
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It's not worth the hassle. Prices for drinks on board ship are not unreasonable. I
n London, two rounds of drinks were $50. No THAT'S unreasonsable!

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Old May 7th, 2004, 12:38 PM
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I just called American Airlines as we're flying them from San Francisco to JFK to London to Rome. Asked about carrying on a bottle of booze (80 proof). She said no problem. Then I'll repack in my checked bag to get it on the cruise ship.
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Old May 7th, 2004, 12:58 PM
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NCL will take every drop away from you no matter where you try to hide it.
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Old May 7th, 2004, 02:49 PM
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Evidently HAL doesn't. We'll risk it. Not a big deal if they take it.
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Old May 10th, 2004, 11:31 AM
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a lot depends upon the cruise line. You can put a bottle in your carry-on bag from the island, wrap it in a towel, sometimes they go thru your carry-on, sometimes they just pass it thru the x-ray machine. If you are planning on buying your duty-free limit, then no you can't bring it on for in cabin consumption unless you are a pack mule. They will take your liquor purchases from you when you board, log them, give you a claim ticket. The booze will be in your room on the last night of your cruise before you go to bed.
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Old July 29th, 2004, 01:23 PM
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We brought 3 half gallons on board with us from home - disguised in water bottles. Saved us TONS of money. No problems, no hassles
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Old August 18th, 2004, 11:46 AM
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Old October 5th, 2004, 09:12 PM
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I've smuggled pint sized bottled in checked luggage and never had a problem. NCL made a huge deal about confiscating booze at ports, however no one we talked to had any problem.
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Old October 22nd, 2004, 11:01 AM
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Buy those little "shot" bottles and place them in your checked luggage within a plastic bag. My husband and I did this last year when we traveled on the Carnival Triumph and no one bothered us. We placed the plastic bag among our clothing and then placed the bottles in the safe in our room.
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Old October 22nd, 2004, 09:08 PM
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I have been on Hal, Princess and Celebrity and NEVER had any problem buying booze wine or beer onto a ship. I just carried it on each time.

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