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Old 02-22-2006, 08:31 AM
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Sailing in the Carnival Ecstasy on March 2, 2006. What's the best way to get your own booze on board? I heard to put in your checked luggage, but any specific way? Also, do they spot check your bags or is everyone's bags checked? (carry-ons and checked luggage)? Do they have the whole xray thing and dogs??? And lastly, is it ok to bring a blender? If not, is there a chance it might get xray-ed? Sorry, I'm quite a lush when it comes to vacations and just trying to save any money I can (car needs fixed)!!!
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Sailing in the Carnival Ecstasy on March 2, 2006. What's the best way to get your own booze on board? I heard to put in your checked luggage, but any specific way? Also, do they spot check your bags or is everyone's bags checked? (carry-ons and checked luggage)? Do they have the whole xray thing and dogs??? And lastly, is it ok to bring a blender? If not, is there a chance it might get xray-ed? Sorry, I'm quite a lush when it comes to vacations and just trying to save any money I can (car needs fixed)!!!
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A blender might be kinda obvious when the bags are scanned. We took a 5th of the clear variety on in a water bottle that was packed in our checked baggage. What didn't fit in one of the 12 oz screw lid bottles, we poured into one with the sippee top and carried it thru in a handbag, all they did was ask us to take it out and hand carry it thru security. We also took 2 bottles of wine. We didn't have any problems but we might have been lucky. We also had 3 twelve packs of soda in the same bag.
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hi, we have taken our smoothie maker (blender) with us on our last 3 cruises we packed it in our checked luggage, never had a problem, and if qI was questioned I would tell them I needed it for my protein drinks, that I need it to mix with fruit and juices what would they know, the bullit they advertise on tv is a great little blender our friend bought one last summer thinking about getting that little device as it works great, and small to pack!!
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Hi I'm wondering did u put the red wine in the check in luggage or carry on? would it break?

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I used bubble wrap and I wrapped my bottle with our clothes in the checked luggage
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You are allowed to bring in wine and champagne on board in your carryon. Check out Carnival's website FAW\Q's.
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Yeap, clear alcohol in water bottles is the way to go, my hubby brings along a few water bottles of rum with him, my mother-in-law is more brave than us, she uses a extra suitcase and all that is in it is wine bottles wrapped in bubble wrap, BUT one one of our cruises the passenger boarding the ship infront of us put his bottle of jack daniels in his carry on, well they caught it so he was detained and taken to a back room, we talked to him later on, he said they read him the riot act and searched all his other belongings so i guess getting booze on the ship is luck.
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So, does everyone's checked luggage get xray-ed and/or gone through by security??? Or is it just spot checking people here and there? Is it a big process, with dogs and xrays and all the extras???
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I used bubble wrap and I wrapped my bottle with our clothes in the checked luggage


So, does everyone's checked luggage get xray-ed and/or gone through by security??? Or is it just spot checking people here and there? Is it a big process, with dogs and xrays and all the extras???
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