there was a thread on the princess forum fron a new poster "big guy" about bringing alcohol onboard.It was actually about two 18year olds who wanted to smuggle vodka on board and Dave Beers made it very clear that it was against all rules to bring alcohol on board and then closed the thread. I thought there was a bit more to dicuss which may be relevent so here goes.
As I have not yet learned how to cut & paste quotes I will have to repeat Daves words...."It is against US law for people under 21 to possess or use alcohol,it is also against Princess cruises policy" Nearly right Dave but when I look in my uk princess mediterranean brouchure under important cruise information at the back under age limits it says age 18 for cruises departing from southampton ( uk ) so if they were departing from the uk the big guy would be ok to drink on board.
Dave also said " it is also against princess cruises policy for anyone regardless of age to bring alcohol aboard their ships" sorry Dave I must once again disagee..princess have no objection to you bringing a bottle of wine onboard to celebrate a special occaision or just for you to enjoy in your stateroom provided you limit this to 2 bottles. I think you'll agree that wine is alcohol.
Dave also said " and supports compliance with the rules of all cruise lines " well if that the case Dave how do you react to the princess booking conditions under security ,safety and support say the following " The passenger must not bring on board the cruise ship any goods or articles of an inflammable or dangerous nature." let me think now...umm..ah yes box of matches or a lighter required by smokers....this means they must be breaking the rules when boarding...so really all smokers should be banned unless they buy their matches on board the ship
please don't think I,m having a pop at Dave, he does a great job for this forum but even he can get the odd statement wrong now & again....I just thought this topic deseved more of an airing but please,please don't use this as an excuse to disuss how to smuggle whiskey or vodka on board ...Dave has made it clear where the forum stands on this and I for one ageee with him.