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Old 01-28-2007, 04:58 PM
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I know this keeps coming up but if Carnival made it clear by saying no alcoholic drinks at all it would stop me from being confused.
What am I on about.
In the daily news papers as posted by Dave for the Pride it says "Liquor or beer bought ashore will be collected at the gangway for safe keeping and returned to you on Saturday"
Now if I'm being thick just tell me but wine is not classed as liquor so does that mean you can bring wine back on board? If it doesn't then Carnival should state clearly what they mean.
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You can bring booze back to the ship. And then at the security station (the expensive machine that goes "bing", and the x-ray conveyor), they will bag and tag it with your name and stateroom number. On the last night your booze will appear in your room so you can leave with it the next morning. Yes, wine counts. Beer isn't liquor either, but it counts too.
Don't forget the customs limits, and it will vary depending on what ports are visited. For instance a faimily can bring back 7 liters from a Jamaica, G. Cayman and Cozumel cruise, but it's different on a Nassau and Key West run. I'm sure someone here can offer more particulars.
I bring rum back for consumption, not distribution.
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Old 01-28-2007, 05:43 PM
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Thanks Marty,
My point is that it actually states beer, so the two categories are liquor and beer, wine is neither, so why don't they include the word wine in their ruling.
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Old 01-29-2007, 09:11 AM
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Marty- The exception is for wine. You can bring a few bottles of wine onto the cruise when you first board. They don't mind. They will charge you a $15/ bottle corkage fee to consume it in the dinning room, (which you can get around if its a wine they serve and you have a nice waiter and you claim you got it as a welcome aboard gift basket) But they don't mind you consuming it in the cabin.

I have never tried bringing wine aboard at a port. i would imagine it then gets treated as every other alcohol.
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I wonder which "fine wines" come in a box! LMAO Compared to other lines' policies, their's really is accomodating.
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Old 01-29-2007, 04:32 PM
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That's pretty clear,

Thanks Dave

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Old 01-29-2007, 04:37 PM
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Yes, it seems accomodating. Box wine.....from the vineyards of the Corrugated Valley.

Actually I recall a Consumer Reports article where they said some boxed wines, and some with screw/plastic caps too, were actually quite good and compared well with many corked wines. I am not a wine person so I really can't tell. I do know I like whites more than reds. But my favorite wine is champagne.
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I can see someone now trying to convince security that box wine is a fine wine. My favorite wine is Crown Royal.
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Old 01-29-2007, 05:42 PM
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O.K. how's this for being crafty.
Buy bottles of wine with screw tops 1/2 alcoholic 1/2 non alcoholic pour out the non alcoholic and fill them with the alcoholic. They'd have to drink it before they would know the difference.
Nah! thats too difficult. I'll take two boxes of wine wrapped in gift paper as presents. I don't think they will ask me to take the wrapping paper off, or will they?
O.K where can you buy a bottle of wine on board to drink in your cabin.
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