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Old 05-12-2003, 07:44 AM
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Originally posted by kenpollardifa:
I think it is hilarious to find that there are many hundreds of people like us that take booze on board.
It is not being tight as one member said, but the rip off prices for booze especially wine, on board and in Hotels.
We like to have a drink in our cabin/hotel room before we go to dinner so always take spirits, local beer and wine to our cabin or room.We get some olives and nibbles and sit and enjoy a review of the day, then we go for a cocktail in the bar and then to dinner.We are going on Norwegian Sky from Seattle to Alaska and thought we would pack some booze in the main suitcase.Do you think it will be X rayed and confiscated. Ken Pollard
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Old 05-12-2003, 07:58 AM
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Wish we were going with you. Our next cruise will be to Alaska. I can't tell you for sure whether your beverages of choice will be X-rayed and possibly confiscated. I can tell you what we did. I'm 100% with you. Passengers who enjoy having a drink in the privacy of there own rooms without having to run all over the ship to get one should be allowed to do so. It wasn't about $$$ for us, it was about convenience. We took a 1.5 liter bottle of Vodka, transfered it into club soda bottles. Made sure the caps were screwed on good & tight, placed them in zip lock freezer bags (just in case they leaked) wrapped them in a towel and put them in the luggage we checked (not our carry on) they came through just fine. Go for it! Worst case scenario, they confiscate it and you're inconvenienced for the week. You will get it returned to you on your last day. Good luck and have a great cruise.
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Old 05-17-2003, 05:59 PM
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Don't they have room service on NCL? Sorry, but I can't see how it pays to smuggle unless you're a really serious kind of drinker. Avoid the hassle of hiding contraband, having to open your suitcase in front of the rest of the passengers, having something leak or break inside your bag, etc. You're on a vacation, so why bring along problems from home? Take advantage of the drink of the day specials. Get friendly with the bar tender and let him know you like strong drinks. Spend an hour less in the casino. Anything, but save yourself the frustration and encourage NCL to keep its lower fares.

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Old 05-18-2003, 06:26 PM
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just completed a 5 day repositioning from San Francisco to Vancouver B.C. Successfully wrapped two bottles in plastic bags and tin foil in checked bag, locked , without incident.
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Old 05-20-2003, 07:23 AM
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Gosh, I didn't expect my posting "bringing booze onboard" would solicit such varied and diverse opinion. In response to some messages; We have tried room service delivery of cocktails on several of our cruises without very good luck. Although if you enjoy warm beer, or a glass of melted ice, it's not bad. We were not aware of alcohol being considered "contriband." To my knowledge, it hasn't been since prohibition. I simply feel that if the airlines don't have a problem with transposting it in your luggage, why should the cruise lines? I think we all know the answer. On the Sun, we met one of the finest bartenders ever. Did you know, many cruise lines employees bring their own beverages of choice on board. What's good for the goose.......
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Old 05-21-2003, 12:22 PM
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They simply don't allow excessives cases to brought aboard.

They did inform me that if you have a few cases of drinks (Soda, water,or beer) it will be allowed. However, it's at the descretion of the attendants.

Always check with your travel agent to find out any cruise line policies prior to booking. They can call and get a name of a official and just in case.

Good Luck!
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Old 05-21-2003, 03:57 PM
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We just got back from a cruise on the Norway. We put our alcohol in water bottles (large ones) and had them in our carry on bags and it was x-rayed and no one said a word to us. good luck!
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Old 07-15-2003, 05:25 AM
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For what it is worth, here is my two cents. We buy our booze at the ports we visit. We put it in my purse, and have never yet seen a ladies purse checked.
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Old 09-03-2003, 12:45 PM
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Bring on the booze. - Hide it, pack it, put it in balloons and swallow it!! (Just kidding)

Most of the attendants don't care. Unless you have something obvious or a real "go-getter" attendant, you'll have no problem
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Old 11-06-2003, 09:00 AM
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We've been on 4 NCL trips. Take the booze in a mouthwash bottle. Np problems. Like already mentioned, I like to have a drink as I am getting ready for dinner. Curling iron in one hand and a drink in the other. It's vacation time.
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