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Old 09-26-2005, 09:07 PM
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First time cruiser~ on a budget. Conflicting info on policy of bringing alcohol from home to cruise/ From what i read~ no alcohol from home/will be confiscated. BUT! Wine and Champagne is permitted to bring on board and have in room. No limit to quantity?? Any info appreciated......... thanks
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Old 09-26-2005, 09:13 PM
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Me again. the newbie. Also read below beer can be brought on? really?
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Old 09-27-2005, 03:16 AM
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Hello , let me reconfirm as I have many posts about alcohol, you may take on wine and carnival says one 6 pack of beer per adult,embarking, when you arive in each port you may bring on wine and One 6 pack of beer per adult at each port you may buy alcohol in each port but they usually take and hold it till the last night of cruise and deliver it to your room, you may buy alcohol in ships store but that is also held till the last night, I have been on 6 cruises and it seems that the last port you go to they let the rules slip , we bought liquor on board the last port and they did not bother to take it, as for embarking I have tucked bottles in my checked luggage and a smoothie blender and the mixes and it was not bothered with, I have taken little airplane bottles one time, regular litres and pints we did wrap them very well in bubble wrap and freezer bags to hinder the breakage and so far so good, the contrband was in the CHECKED luggage if you carry it on they will take it away, as it did happen to me on a cruise to no-where as they do not let you check luggage you have to carry every thing on so my booty got held till returned and I got it back for my next 7 day cruise, lol There was a party of 30 people in line with us they had a suite case you could stuff a body in it was full of beer and wine I questioned the lady who took my stuff and the reply was beer and wine were allowed but no hard spirits, so hope that answers everyones questions happy cruzn
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Old 09-27-2005, 09:10 AM
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YES! that makes clear sense to me now, I appreciate your help.. i will be sure bring what I Can!
we are headed Dec 05 Carnival Victory.
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Old 09-27-2005, 01:52 PM
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well again let me reconfirm I went on several cruises and I was told by the confiscating officer that took my hard spirits that I would be able to bring on wine or beer, how do I know this as the x ray fellow, xrayed my luggage and seen the bottles ask me if they were wine or hard spirits not to be embarassed by denying it was liquer, I told him hard sprits he in turn sent me to a desk where it was retrived from my luggage, meanwhile the group of 30 drunks in front of us were swinging Hennikens around and drinking in line and they had beer in thier suitcases, and were passed thru, I ask the lady officer why they got to bring on thier beverages and the reply was they may bring wine and 1 sixpack per adult with out any problems, hard spirits were not allowed, so all in all if you are going to bring anything aboard I suggest CHECKED luggage and at the ports we asked the officer at the debarking gate if it was all right to purchase beer in the port to bring on board and the officer said 1 six pack per adult so the four of us went off ship bought a case and each of us carried it on board in a bag each and they did not take it away but they did take the hard liquer we purchased and it was delivered the last night on board, so I guess it depends on the officer at the boarding ramp, and possibly which cruiseline these were all Carnival
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Old 09-28-2005, 05:06 AM
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I agreee with peachcrek. Definitely put your alcohol in your checked luggage. Also, wrap it well, because i saw a guy at the airport that had a bottle of banana rum in his suitcase burst. It wasnt pretty.
Just as a reference, a double Crown and COke on the ship was 11.39. I will definitely pack my own next time.
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Old 09-28-2005, 10:32 AM
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I like vodka, so I take the extra step of taking it out of the store bottle and put it in water bottles. So far so go. And that is the stuff that goes in the checked baggage. Enjoy your cruise.
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Old 09-28-2005, 09:46 PM
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The Policy is clearly stated on page 110 of the current brochure. Not to dispute Peachcrek, but I have not found any allowance for six-packs. My best advice is to pack in checked luggage and not flaunt it around and you will be fine. Carnival has updated the Policy, Spirits confiscated at port of embarkation will "not" be returned at end of cruise. I have in the past prior to post 911 security bought beer at the port on St.Thomas and carried on in plain sight..but that was the good ole days. Just wrap it up good and will arrive in your cabin, and most of all..Have a Great Cruise! Island
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Old 09-28-2005, 10:24 PM
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Hey Lewis. non-cruise question, Once in awhile I help a Friend out that runs a Hotel here when the bartender is on vacation or emergencies. We mostly have Golfers in off season and they want "Grey Goose" vodka! I was wondering if it actually is better, or are they just showing off to each other? It costs 5 times the house brand. If we were not the only mini-bottle state in U.S. I would be tempted to fill up the Grey Goose bottle with Smirnoff to just see if they noticed Take Care, Island
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I like vodka, so I take the extra step of taking it out of the store bottle and put it in water bottles. So far so go. And that is the stuff that goes in the checked baggage. Enjoy your cruise.
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Old 09-29-2005, 02:59 AM
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well I got my stuff back they gave me a reciept for it and it was returned to me when I came back in to ny at the embarking port they were very nice about and I was not the only one that got busted with the hard stuff I was telling any one to vcarry it on board at embarking I said put it in checked luggage if you can read, the ports that we stopped at they let us bring on 1 sixpack per adult and we asked before we did it it could depend on who is standing at the gang plank, I was not telling everyone to bring a bar on board, and it was ok use disgretion of course duh!!
 
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