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Old 01-30-2007, 07:03 PM
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I know we all don't approve of bringing alcohol on board, however I cannot afford to spend that much on alcohol. I will buy some... I will spend my money at the casino or on pictures, etc. and I will tip accordingly. I plan on using this during the day and at dinner and shows I will purchase the ship's alcohol.
If I bring a bottle of vodka on in my luggage will it be confiscated? Do they actually go through our luggage?
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Old 01-30-2007, 07:18 PM
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Is it possible to bring alcohol on board in our luggage to help with the alcohol bill?
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Old 01-30-2007, 07:35 PM
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The answer seems to be "yes" and "no".
Some get away with it--some don't.

What amuses me is the way people who insist on trying this try to justify it by saying they will spend the money saved on pictures, tips, the casino . . . as if "I cannot afford to spend that much on alcohol" makes it O.K.

Look at it this way: that bottle of vodka represents lost revenue to the cruise line.

If you can't afford to buy it on the ship, don't drink.
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We've never brought alcohol on board with us. Why take the chance of having it confiscated? Chances are the scanners will find it. I'd rather pay the bar tab at the end of the week than pay the laundry bill associated with the busted bottle in my luggage. It all evens out in the end.
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Old 01-31-2007, 04:47 AM
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Thats why there is plastic.

I am on a very limited budget. The cruise and airfare are paid, leaving me about $300.
I have 3 kids and a hsbd that is on disability and I really shouldn't even be going on this cruise, but it is a family obligation with my mother and her sisters. I wll probably never get the chance again.
Sometimes people judge when they don't know all the facts behind it.
So, if I want to have a good time, I don't drink play the slots of do any excursions?
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Is it possible to bring alcohol on board in our luggage to help with the alcohol bill?
It is against the rules. A better choice would be to gamble less and buy fewer photos.

I'd also consider if I have enough money set aside for the cruise. If my cruise budget could be broken if I spent a couple hundred dollars extra on my bar tab, well, I would never cut things that close.
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Lynchick - While I agree with the statements of f-mattox and Dave Beers, it is permissable by Carnival Cruise Lines to take 1 bottle of wine on board with you. Not to mention that for Captians Night you are invited to a complimentary cocktail party. These options might help to allievate your extra expenses?
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Lynchick - This is the information Carnival provides about taking wine on board.

http://www.carnival.com/CMS/FAQs/Liq...on_Policy.aspx


I also wanted to mention that I have never had to pay for a corkage fee - EVER!

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We've had wine gifts delivered to our cabin - and not from Carnival's gift shop - and have also never had to pay a corkage fee.
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