Booze in the bag.

Jan 23rd, 2002, 04:08 PM
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Booze in the bag.

Has anyone out there in fodorland packed their own private stock of booze in their suitcase for their own enjoyment or does security go through them like carryons?Any tips or suggestions?
 
Jan 23rd, 2002, 04:53 PM
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With security tightened up, I guess the chances of finding a bottle are getting much higher.

This prohibition against bottles is relatively new. It seems like an intrusion on the passengers prorogatives. It's obviously explotive -- drink more of their liquor. We sailed on Crystal last year and there was no prohibition. Many lines have warnings not to take your drink outside your room. Crystal had no such warning.

Which lines don't allow you to BYOB.
 
Jan 23rd, 2002, 10:10 PM
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All the upscale lines (expensive lines). They do not care if they lose a few bucks on liquor sales.

Paul
 
Jan 24th, 2002, 02:40 AM
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How does that work on ships that have this prohibition.

I like to take a nip before dinner in our cabin. It's not the cost but just sitting on the balcony enjoying a drink. Going through room service everytime you want a drink is preposterous.
 
Jan 24th, 2002, 12:43 PM
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I know that red wine can be poured in a coke bottle and white in 7-UP.
 
Jan 24th, 2002, 04:46 PM
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Marilyn Balthasar
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Does Windstar frown on BYOB? Princess was fine last summer.
 
Jan 24th, 2002, 04:57 PM
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Anyone know about NCL?
 
Jan 28th, 2002, 02:34 PM
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Marilyn,

We just got back from a cruise on Windspirit. No problem at all with your own bottle in your cabin, they provide fresh ice twice a day in an insulated ice bucket. But they do have signs discreetly posted on the deck where the pool and bar are asking that you not BYOB. Fair enough...
 
Jan 28th, 2002, 04:23 PM
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Does anyone know how Celebrity is with it?
 
Jan 29th, 2002, 08:40 AM
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Hi,
A group of us (early 50's) sailed on Celebrity Galexy out of PR 2 years ago and had no problem, we are sailing this Sat. on the Century and are wondering the same thing.
Any adult cruisers out there that have sailed on Centure out of Ft. Lauderdale since 9/11?
 
Jan 29th, 2002, 09:56 AM
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We sailed on RCCL's Voyager of the Seas on Sept. 15th. We wrapped up the bottles in towels and stuffed them in our suitcase. We didn't have any problems. None of our luggage was searched, and I saw no one's luggage being searched.
 
Jan 29th, 2002, 11:17 PM
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All travel agents have the information you are looking for. If you do not have a travel agent you can attempt to find out from the cruise line. The expensive cruise lines will let you get away with bringing liquor on board.

To be safe ..... in your document package that you get from the cruise line there is a gift brochure. You can simply order from the brochure and have the wine (some lines have liquor) delivered to your cabin.

Paul
 
Jan 29th, 2002, 11:19 PM
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All travel agents have the information you are looking for. If you do not have a travel agent you can attempt to find out from the cruise line. The expensive cruise lines will let you get away with bringing liquor on board.

To be safe ..... in your document package that you get from the cruise line there is a gift brochure. You can simply order from the brochure and have the wine (some lines have liquor) delivered to your cabin.

Paul
 
Feb 8th, 2002, 09:08 AM
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We have cruised twice on carnival and brought our own both times. Not sure how they are after 9/11 but had no problems before then.
 
Feb 8th, 2002, 11:29 PM
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Since 9/11 an awful lot of liquor is being taken away from passengers. All cruise lines.

Paul
 
Feb 13th, 2002, 04:00 AM
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We have always brought booze on board in our luggage. Just came back from a cruise (the end of Jan.) on NCL and had no problem. We brought in a wine bottle, rum, and 2 12 packs of coke.
 
Feb 13th, 2002, 06:29 AM
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Just returned from a 7 day cruise on the Celebrity Century. We also enjoy a drink before diner or a nightcap before bed. We packed 2 bottles in our suitcase wrapped in bubble pack and had no problem. You can not hand carry alcohol on the ship, if you purchase it at one of the Islands they check it when you return to the ship and delivery it your cabin the night before you disembark.
Celebrity takes your picture for ID when your arrive and your room pass key ID's you when leaving or returning to the ship, you also pass throug the same security every time you return to the ship as you do at the airports. It was very organized. The only time leaving the ship was extremely long was when we were tendered into Grand Cayman otherwise no problems.
 
Feb 13th, 2002, 09:26 AM
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To Paul:

First you say it is no problem for booze on the upscale lines. Then you say since 9/11, "an awful lot of liquor is being taken away from passengers on all lines"

So , which is it?

P.S. Do you cruise that often?

It seems you spend a lot of your time hanging around this forum.
 
Feb 13th, 2002, 10:54 PM
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You can state your opinion without being nasty.

I have cruised 72 ships. I would never bring liquor on board and take the chance of it being taken away and then I would have to carry it back home. I find out from the line what their policy is first .... common sense.

I know the travel industry and the last news brief concerning liquor is that the majority of it is being held. I was told by an associate of mine that the liquor room on the Voyager looked like a well stocked bar.

You all could do what you like. No skin off my nose. I am just stating printed facts. I am only here for consumer awareness.

Paul
 
Feb 15th, 2002, 09:10 AM
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I cruise Seabourn twice a year. All liquor is free!! Spirits, wine, and 24 hr. room service for Champagne!! It's
great!!!
 

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