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Sep 27th, 2006, 09:00 AM
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Can you bring your own alcohol on a cruise ship?

I've been told that you might be able to sneak a little alcohol in your suitcase, but large amounts will be stopped--especially at shore excursions.

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Sep 27th, 2006, 01:07 PM
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We always bring our wine etc with us beck to the ship after shore excursions. The wine is for the cabin, and we order drinks on board for other times. Bring a good corkscrew. It does save alot of dough.
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Sep 28th, 2006, 10:35 AM
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Yes! You can bring any amount of alcohol on board at anytimes as long as you not waving it over your head unwrapped. You can also drink your own alcohol at the restaurant as long as it is in plastic seltser or cola (for dark liquids). However it is not recommended to tell your waiter to bring more glasses because you have your own drinks. Trust me it happens. They will frown upon it.
Bring few cases of water and replace water on a middle with liquor. Do not act like you smuggling something aboard and you should do fine. Or not...whatever.
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Sep 28th, 2006, 01:49 PM
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kb......It's not the kill...it's the chase....A lot like securing an upgraded room in Las Vegas......Gives them something to keep their cocktail chatter popping for the rest of the year: "Look what I did! This makes me a Travel Expert!!"....
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Sep 28th, 2006, 02:54 PM
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"especially at shore excursions"

Wally, are you saying you want to bring alcohol on your shore excursions? Why?

Ziana, "You can also drink your own alcohol at the restaurant as long as it is in plastic seltser or cola (for dark liquids)."
Would you really walk into the dining room with your own alcoholic drink? I would die of embarassment - that is incredibly cheap and tacky in my opinion. I can understand wanting to have your own "brand" in your cabin, but to actually bring booze into the dining room???? Tell me it ain't so! Tell me you're talking about fine wines!!!
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Sep 28th, 2006, 03:45 PM
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It amazes me what people do to get booze on the ship. My sister's co-worker's husband works in a packing plant. He actually packaged vodka in water bottles so it was sealed and was proud of it!! Sad, but true.
 
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Sep 28th, 2006, 04:47 PM
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What's so sad about bringing your own bottle or sneaking your own bottle on board a cruise ship to consume in your stateroom.

This new policy really pi$$e$ me off. On Celebrity, I used to bring my own wine (I make my own), some for consumption in my stateroom, and some I bring to the dining room. I don't mind paying the $15 for corkage because I know what I got. The cruise ship is actually making money on me. I don't think they are making that much on a bottle of their "cheap" wines.

I spend a lot of money on the cruise ship from a bloody mary in the morning, a $9 martini before dinner, and a $8 cognac after dinner, plus whatever foo-foo umbrella drinks my wife has.

I don't feel guilty at all having my own stuff in my stateroom, whether I walk on board with it or have to sneak/smuggle it on board.

P.S. I like your sister's co-worker's husband.
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Sep 28th, 2006, 09:35 PM
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Which cruise line are you on? Different lines have different policies. We've bought wine on shore (something unique to that particular country) and blatantly carried on board with no problem whatsoever nor did we pay a corkage fee in the diningroom....depends on the cruise line.
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Sep 29th, 2006, 03:29 AM
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I agree with Budman. To each their own.
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Sep 29th, 2006, 09:31 AM
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joan,
I wish I could comfort you but...it IS the truth. Why would i lie just to make you feel not asahmed of ME? Isn't it too much to take upon yourself to be ashamed of another person, a stranger? WOW girl, you are something.

I am not ashamed of bringing my own vodka in my own plastic bottle to the dinner table...what I am ashamed of is seeing ladies and gentlemens dressed to impress in night gowns and taxidos sparkling their azzez off with dimonds waiting in line to get to a free restaurant instead of going to a specialty restaurants where they do not have to wait in line...
I was dressed as i wished and carryed my own plastic bottle filled with whatever I wanted to fill it with (spring water in my hand - big deal!) and I had my freestyle dinner in a feestyle manner...next to diamond claded ladies and taxidoed gentlemen.

It was what i was getting kick out of.

To each their own.

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Sep 29th, 2006, 10:43 AM
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"what I am ashamed of is seeing ladies and gentlemens dressed to impress in night gowns and taxidos sparkling their azzez off with dimonds waiting in line to get to a free restaurant instead of going to a specialty restaurants where they do not have to wait in line..."

They call that Formal Night, Ziana.
It's part of the fun. Nothing at all to be ashamed of.
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Sep 29th, 2006, 10:50 AM
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Wow, guess I missed the "night gowns" on my last cruise..That could have been hilarious!!
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Sep 29th, 2006, 11:19 AM
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AMEN Budman you are 100% correct. And Rick always gets an afternoon froo-froo and generally ends up buying a drink or two for musicians, friends, etc. Isn't a good cruise unless we leave with a 3 page bill, lol.
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Sep 29th, 2006, 11:41 AM
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joan...it is was not formal night...those were people in line every night for a FREE food.
My understanding you get out of limo and get door opened for you when you dress like that - not waiting in line to a free restaurant.

My bill was 2 pages...is is not enough? LOL
Of course if I haven't smuggled it would be 10 pages...
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Sep 30th, 2006, 06:06 AM
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The food isn't free - you paid for it when you paid for your cruise.

You and Wally ought to go together - nude and carrying cases of spring water loaded with vodka.
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Oct 2nd, 2006, 05:07 AM
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Add some guacamole and you've got yourself a par-tay!!
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Oct 2nd, 2006, 09:43 AM
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So it was you joan in line for free food? LOL
I'll give you a tip - next time you dress to impress - make reservation so you do not have to dance on those high heals while me and Wally are making fun of you eating and drinking naked and happy!
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Oct 2nd, 2006, 09:45 AM
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Italybound07,
I bet you copy/pasted that word, dontch'ya?
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Oct 2nd, 2006, 10:28 AM
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Never!!
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Oct 2nd, 2006, 12:42 PM
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Ziana, Please explain why you think the food is "free". Joan is correct. You paid for it in your cost of the cruise. Yes, there are other dining options that have a surcharge and they are optional.
I would rather dine with people that are dressed up rather than the ones that come to the dining room in baseball caps and do not have the courtesy to remove them at the dinner table.
 
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