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Old 12-12-2002, 04:38 PM
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Old 12-17-2002, 07:30 PM
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Regarding booze (at least on Royal Caribbean). Try getting it on board if it is that important to you. Don't take more than you can afford to loose (confiscated) bet that does not happen too often though ? Mixers (coke, pepsi, etc.) will cost you more than booze compared to buying them on the ship. On RC you can go to duty-free, buy what you want (Absolut) pay about 9 bucks for the bottle and an extra 9-10 bucks to take it to your room and there you have it. A can of Diet Coke will cost you $1.50, so figure it out. Hint, bring in your luggage powdered drink mixes, or just spend the money at the casino,lounge, pool bar etc. the service is so great and the bartenders are the best,

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Old 12-25-2002, 07:05 PM
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Cruise Lines - like hotels and restaurants - make far more profit from selling soft drinks than from selling alcohol.
Why do they (nearly all) confiscate the booze and not the soft drinks?

It is a liability problem. My favorite mass market cruise line is facing over 100 million dollars in lawsuits from cowboys who took CASES (not just a few bottles) of alcohol into their cabins, got drunk, fell down and hurt themselves, and then sued the company for negligence. The company's lawyers finally said "Enough is enough".
You didn't do this and I didn't do it either. But enough idiots mis-behaved and we all end up suffering for it.
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Old 12-26-2002, 06:07 AM
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The matter of whether or not you should take liquor aboard a cruise ship offers an intriguing thought.
In a fifth of liquor there is 750ml of fluid. (approx. 26 fl.ozs) If the average amount of liquor in a drink equals one ounce and the cruise line charges you $3.50 plus service charge for each one, you will pay $4.00 for each drink. This translates into a minimum charge of $104 to consume the equivalent of one bottle of liquor. This is a heck of a lot more than you will pay for a bottle ashore. Now you can see why the cruise lines do not want you to take booze on the ship. They would rather give you those nice bills which magically appear in your cabin during the last night of your cruise! Cruiseman
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Old 01-10-2003, 11:42 AM
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After doing extensive research on booze on cruise. Let me tell you!!
First off...For those who want to pay LOTSA money for booze on your cruise...YOU SHOULDN'T be reading this BOARD!
2nd. I am referancing to Princess Cruise Lines.
You can bring all the wine and CHAMPAGNE you want, if you drink in your room (no charge) if you drink during dinner $10 corkage fee.
You CAN NOT bring any other booze besides wine and champagne. HOWEVER you should consider buying those pre-cruise gifts in the room. The prices are almost the SAME as you would in a liquor store, and gratuity is included and it LEGAL.

As for bringing you own WINE, YES you should. The wines they offer on Princess, for 25-30, actually cost 7-8 on land. THOSE "cheap" wines give you a headache. Not saying they are cheap in price, but cheap in quality. You can buy a $15 wine, pay $10 corkage, pay the same price but have AWESOME wine!!

Love this board!!
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Old 01-12-2003, 08:53 PM
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I'm perplexed. I thought these boards were to be helpful to fellow travellers? I'm Canadian, leaving Jan. 19th. 1 wk. Carib. $2400.00 for 2 air & cruise. Will be taking some duty-free liquor with us as we did last year with no problem and will no doubt be buying some along the way to enjoy and will definately be bringing some back again also! The on-board prices for liquor are outrageous when you are a Canadian & the prices are in British pounds! 1 cocktail of the day is approx. $10.00 Cdn. The cruise would soon become $5000.00 if you spent all the money they would like you too. So, stop judging everyone and do what you are comfortable with! I am able to cruise every year maybe because I can keep the cost down.
Bon Voyage!
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Old 01-19-2003, 07:31 PM
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Sue, I just paid close to $5,000 for two, 7 days Alaska cruise, which includes Air fair, land transfer, taxes, and all other nonsense fees. Indeed, I did select outside cabin with private balcony and premium month. I contacted total 7 companies. Four travel companies and three via Internet, they all offered pretty much the same prices. Guest user “just curious” was not off by much when user said $5000.00 for cruises.
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Old 09-25-2003, 04:12 PM
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We are due to take our second cruise Feb/04 and do plan to take booze. When we went on the first cruise March/02, we took plenty of booze on board. Our whiskey was put in green gingerale bottles, vodka in water bottles & kahlua in brown iced coffee bottles, which I carried on in my carry-on. My husband packed a case of beer in his suitcase. We had no problem, the key is discretion. We had a great time! Even had some left after the end of the cruise
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