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Old 07-21-2006, 07:05 AM
 
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Why do people always think they must break the rules? Don't you know these rules are in effect for the safety of all concerned? Do you carry a concealed weapon where they are banned, and do you want others doing the same? Be considerate and go by the rules.
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Old 07-21-2006, 07:10 AM
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Maybe the cruise line is afraid if people bring their own liquor, they'll get way too drunk onboard(?) I am happy to say I did not see any disturbingly drunk people on our cruise. I had heard and read horror stories on cruise chat, but nothing materialized on the ship. (Whew!).
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No, it's really about money: 1) If you BYOB they lose money. 2) If you or someone gets blitzed on their own booze and falls off the ship - they (might) get sued. 3) If an underager gets blitzed on contraband booze, see (2) above. 4) see (1) above. Get my point? Why else would they include: "All liquor, excessive quantities of wine and nonalcoholic beverages" in their policy.
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Old 07-21-2006, 11:04 AM
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Maybe the cruise line is afraid if people bring their own liquor, they'll get way too drunk onboard(?) I am happy to say I did not see any disturbingly drunk people on our cruise. I had heard and read horror stories on cruise chat, but nothing materialized on the ship. (Whew!).
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No, it's really about money: 1) If you BYOB they lose money. 2) If you or someone gets blitzed on their own booze and falls off the ship - they (might) get sued. 3) If an underager gets blitzed on contraband booze, see (2) above. 4) see (1) above. Get my point? Why else would they include: "All liquor, excessive quantities of wine and nonalcoholic beverages" in their policy.



Okay. I may be very wrong. I just figured, possibly incorrectly, that the less money some folks had to pay out for liquor, the more they would be inclined to drink.
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Old 07-21-2006, 11:10 AM
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Geesh, I just thought 7th Son's comment was funny. I'm honestly not promoting disobeying the rules. Lighten up y'all.
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Yes, it is about money. If the cruise line wasn't making money off drinks, photos, etc. then they would have to raise the cost of the cruise. You wouldn't be finding 7-day cruises for $499. The subject of "smuggling" booze on the ship comes up so much on this site. Frankly, I don't understand why some are so obsessed with having to do it. The drink prices on most cruises are very reasonable and no more than any bar/restaurant in a major city. Would they try "smuggling" booze into a bar/restaurant for the evening? The cruise lines have to make money somewhere.
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I actually don't disagree with smuggling a little on board. I don't think $3.25 for a can of domestic beer is reasonable, when they pay 60 cents for it. For folks that do drink beer would equal $39 a 12 pack. I always bring a 12 pack in my luggage to off-set the cost a little and have an ice cold beer in my cabin. My opposition to 7thson's post is the reccomendation to fill your suitcase with booze, and then bring your clothes in coolers. I don't want that practice advertised and the cruise lines crack down on us that just bring in moderation.

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Old 07-22-2006, 05:16 AM
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I don't think $3.25 for a can of domestic beer is reasonable, when they pay 60 cents for it.
That's what a typical bar or restaurant pays wholesale and what they charge customers - so what's the difference between a ship and a land based bar? As Cruise Fanatic said - would it be proper to bring your own beer to a bar for the evening?
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Old 07-22-2006, 08:25 AM
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I do alot of drinking on board ( Bud Light) I save money just to cover my drinks. I thought about bringing beer onboard but then I said why go thru the hassle of hiding it and sneeking around.
the last two cruises I wish I did take my own beer ..as they ran out of bud light both times by the time we got to Freeport.

however I'd rather pay for the beer than pay more to cruise due to the lines loss of income from smugglers.

actually the beer prices onboard are cheaper than beer where I go out.

I just spent the weekend On long Island and a budlight was $4.00 and I usually tip a $1.00 per beer so I save money drinking on a cruise.

play by the rules so we all can still cruise cheaper.
the last cruise I went on I saw someone opening up their luggage in the parking lot...the wife was yelling at the guy...I looked and the luggage was leaking something terrible.. dont know what it was but boy was she upset about her clothes.
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I don't think $3.25 for a can of domestic beer is reasonable, when they pay 60 cents for it.
That's what a typical bar or restaurant pays wholesale and what they charge customers - so what's the difference between a ship and a land based bar? As Cruise Fanatic said - would it be proper to bring your own beer to a bar for the evening?


Dave, please consider another point of view that a cruise ship is not a bar but a floating resort. When I check in to Marriott, I might bring a few beers for my room, or take one down to the pool. I would never take one to their bar or restaurant. Also when I am at a bar or restaurant I am usually there a few hours, a 7 day cruise is 168 hours. And I agree the prices are not outrageous at the bar, but if you enjoy your beer on vacation it can add up if everytime you had one you paid bar prices and gratuity for them handing it to you. I visit the bars too and buy drinks and enjoy meeting the bartenders and fellow passengers. I re-calculated the cost it is actually 3.38 if you buy a bucket of 4 beers for 13.50 is discounted 1.50 from if you bought them individually. For me it saves a little and I have them in my cabin on ice. And MrOctober, I support the cruise lines plenty with additionally tipping my bartenders at end of cruise above the 15% that was included, and my donations to the casino. I do know what you mean about saving up as Wifey likes her drinks on the cruise too. Again, I have nothing against bringing a little extra for your cabin and saving a little...keyword is a little not a suitcase full of booze. Just a different point of view and hope you both percieve it as that and a discussion, not an arguement as I enjoy both your knowledgeable posts.
Best to you, Islandcruz
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Old 07-23-2006, 05:41 AM
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has anyone had experience in taking the little wine boxes on board? thanks in advance
 
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