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Old 08-19-2002, 08:03 PM
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You can smuggle hard liquor aboard in your checked bags (wrap it well!!)...but not a guarantee. You can use the water bottle trick in your carry on. But also, a little known thing they do is allow you to buy the liquor at a duty free price, and pay a $9.00 fee to carry it back to your room. For me, I like Absolut. Here in LA a liter bottle runs easily $24-25. On the ship it's around $10 duty free. Add the $9 fee, and I'm still ahead. Plus I could buy 2 liters of Absolut and still only pay one $9 fee. So I have no reason to smuggle something heavy and bulky.

This applies to Caribbean cruises..not sure if they do this on all itineraries.

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