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Old 05-18-2007, 04:46 AM
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is there a size limit on the bottle that I can take on the boat?
I've got double magnums of wines. Basically it's the equivalent of 4 bottles of wine in one giant bottle. I can probably get even larger sizes as well, I just wanted to know if anyone's ever tried to take large bottles of wine, b/c the rule just states 1 bottle. It doesn't really specify the size.

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Oh in case anyone's wondering, I've got a buddy who's a wine/liquor rep...
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Old 05-18-2007, 05:14 AM
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Old 05-18-2007, 06:04 AM
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I understand people have issues with some cruisers that try and smuggle alcohol on board. CCL does allow a bottle of wine per person, but they really don't specify the size. Has anyone tried to bring a double magnum on board?

Simple question...

BTW, I've read all the previous posts on the bashing of smuggling alcohol, but I haven't come across this exact topic.

And yes, I am a wine junkie so I doubt they'll have the wine(s) I really enjoy with my meals.
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Saint A'ndrea and Father Carl.
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I'm just trying to picture a double magnum in a suitcase tumbling down the baggage carousol at the airport. I suppose if you are driving, you won't have that worry.

Hey, I say give it a try, I'm sure the cruiselines won't notice. The worst thing that will happen is that they confiscate it you will haul it back home. And I would imagine a corking fee is a corking fee, so you would pay $15.
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Carl, now, that's a funny sight.

jTexans... I, personally, don't have any problems with cruisers who "smuggle" booze. It's just funny because this topic has been beaten like a dead horse.

As Carl said, try it. The worst that can happen is they confiscate it until you depart the ship. Well, I guess the absolute worse that could happen is the double magnum busts open in your luggage. Then you have real trouble. Use bubble wrap!
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I've got a 1 hour drive from my house to the ship.

Can I just carry it with me on board as part of my carry on?
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Yes, you can. Good luck.
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JTexans-

If they give you any grief about the size of the bottle, just tell them "Hey EVERYTHING is bigger in Texas!" I assume you are going out on the Conquest? She's a great ship.. have a good time.

Take the wine in your carry on, that way you don't have to worry about the bottle breaking in all the luggage handling. I would bring some bottled water and/or soda too. They charge several dollars for a bottle of water as your getting off in ports. We bring a couple of bottles and when those go dry, we refill them from the faucet (which, before anyone makes a comment is VERY drinkable water and is probably more pure than your home tap water)

There are advantages to living near the port and not having to lug liquids onto an airplane.
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