Originally posted by drlivingston:it's only a matter of time before ALL beverages (save a bottle of wine) will be taboo to bring aboard.
I believe it's already happening on Costa Cruises.
Their rules state it is strictly forbidden to bring any kind of drink or food on board in hand or cabin luggage. Any food or drink, including items purchased during excursions and visits during the call, will not be admitted on board.( this I believe can include a simple bottle of water you may have bought ashore.)
I believe all passengers & luggage goes through a security check when they return to go onboard.
I'm pleased that Carnival doesn't have the same rule as I found it useful to bring a bottle of soda/water back on board after a hot day ashore.