they take any hard spirits you try to carry on in carryon luggage I have done 6 cruises and had the bottles in my checked luggage and never lock my luggage and it was all undisturbed and still in my cases when they arrived to my cabin
Originally posted by Joyce D.:
I drink red wine. The information says you can bring on "special" bottles and they charge you a corkage fee at dinner. Can you just keep the bottles in your room or do they take them and then give them back when you ask at dinner?
Yes you can keep it in your cabin and not pay a corkage fee. Just ask your cabin stewart to get you some wine glasses, or you can go to one of the bars and order a glass of wine and take the glass back to your cabin. The only time you are charged the corkage fee is if you take it to the dining room. Last cruise I carried 6 bottles of wine...no corkage fee, no problem getting it on the ship.
Can u also try to put vodka in bottled water at embarktion...we only bring wine and have no problem just curious
Originally posted by DonCasino:
I am a 26 male who just enjoyed a seven day cruise on the Carival Triumph. I would have enjoyed it less if I wasnt able to sneak numerous bottles of Booze onto the boat. A few years ago Carnival stopped letting passengers bring liquer onto their ships. This enables Carnival to make enormous amounts of money at their bars. If you are planning a cruise, like to drink please take these suggestions into consideration.
A well know way to sneak liquer onto the boats is to put clear booze into water bottles. This is not a sure method. At ports of call customs officals have opened and confiscated these bottles of "water". It works best at the time of embarkation.
Placing actual liquer bottles in checked luggage will work, they may find it, but this is rare.
Buying duty-free liquer at ports is the least expensive way to drink on the ship, the problem is getting it abord. When going through cumtoms they will ask you to put your bags through a X-ray machine. Three times the officals detected the bottles I had in my backpack. They then told me to report my bottles to the ship. Which means go over to a table next to the machine and give Carnival the liquer. There is nothing aginst their policy to bring liquer onto the boats, but they want you to check it in with them. Carnival proceeds to record and take the liquer. On the last night of the cruise they bring all the booze back to your room. One of the three times I was asked to report my liquer, I just walked by torward the elevators, and went upstairs. Nothing was said. The next two times, and I was asked to come back, while trying to go directly to the stairs. At that point I reached into my backpack and only took out 1 of the 3 bottles I had in my bag. (The customs Officals do not tell the people taking the liquer how many bottles are in your bag, they just alert them.) As I gave the one bottle to the lady she recorded my liquer, and I was on my way. I repeated this another time, with no problem.
While on the ship I found it easy to conseal the drinks in any type of soda bottle. It is a good thing to scope out where you will begin your day/night of drinking. Usually the best bar to hang at is the casino bar at midship. There is alot of foot traffic, and plenty of people watching. On the first night try to make a connection with one bartender that said bar. What works for me is buyig a few drinks with your sail card, and then asking he/she for a glass of ice, (where I will pour my own drink from my soda bottle.) In turn I will tip them a few bucks in cash. As the night/trip progresses you continue to do this, its great when you want to give someone else a drink. The bartender is estatic about the cash, and your drinks are half the price. By the third night on my last cruise I was asking him for 5 plus shot glasses at a time,throwing him 10 bucks and pouring Sambuka for all my freinds at the bar myself. It is a wonderful way to meet total strangers.
If you have any questions, or want finer details please contact me.