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Old 02-25-2009, 11:10 AM
 
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I like to bring back Lesvos Ouzo from Europe and Tortuga Rum from the Caribbean. Not the rum cake (which is delicious), but the actual rum.
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Old 02-25-2009, 03:06 PM
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tanyababanya - Our group of friendly cruise-chatters will be more than happy to assist you in choosing libations to assist you in achieving the true "worldliness" of your fellow cruisers! In other words "Step into our parlor say the spiders to the fly!"

My favorites are Pusser's Rum from Tortola and Gosling's Light Rum from Bermuda! But don't forget some Nassau Royale for your Bahamian Coffeee!

Bon Voyage,

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Old 02-25-2009, 03:24 PM
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tanyababanya - Our group of friendly cruise-chatters will be more than happy to assist you in choosing libations to assist you in achieving the true "worldliness" of your fellow cruisers! In other words "Step into our parlor say the spiders to the fly!"
Billybuzzy, you got it! Maybe next time I can get some of that "worldliness"

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I think I've only brought back a bottle of Kahlua since the airlines have gotten strict on the liquid rule. I don't know how many bottles you are planning on bringing back. But keep in mind these glass bottles get heavy. Check with your airline on their baggage weight. You can use bubble wrap and then wrap some dirty clothes around that for extra cushion.
I plan to bring back four or five bottles. I'll keep those tips in mind, thank you!

Thanks everybody for taking time to help me !
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Is there any kind of booze that cannot be brought onto the ship at a port? Can you bring a few cans of beer on board at the start of your cruise?

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Is there any kind of booze that cannot be brought onto the ship at a port? Can you bring a few cans of beer on board at the start of your cruise?
RCI has a total ban on any alcoholic beverages being brought aboard by the passengers. Beer, wine, liquor, it doesn't matter. They will hold it and return it to you at the end of the cruise, although their policy does give them the option to dispose of it.
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I am not much of a drinker (anymore) but I have to tell you if you are anywhere near this Dominican Republic rum, you should get a bottle. Ron Bermudez 1852 144 Anniversario --- that might be hard to find but I still see references to 145 Anniversario. I once had a friend/work colleague who live in Santo Domingo and always sent me some type of liquor around the holidays. One or two years I received a bottle of this rum. Funny thing is I didn't try for months and even then I served it for some guests who raved about it. I thought they were being polite so I tried it and agreed with them 100%. As it turns out the rum had won several acclaimed world competitions. If you find it, I would say get at least one bottle.
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Thanks TXFRANK,I'll keep that in mind.
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I once brought back a bottle of Jamaican Appleton Sipping Rum and I savored that one bottle for some time as it was great; although not being a hard liquor person, I would mix it as a rum and coke and it was superior.
I remember our first cruise when we carried on (and all other the Atlanta Airport as we were weather bound for hours -Lightning, etc) two very large boxes with the maximum amount of liquor allowed at the time; never again. One or maybe two is more than enough to worry about.

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Just to throw this out there...

Customs only allows one liter of alcohol per person to be brought back into the US. I don't know if anyone has any experience getting around this or not...I didn't want to risk wasting the money so my husband and I brought back only two 1 liter bottles of whiskey.
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Just to throw this out there...

Customs only allows one liter of alcohol per person to be brought back into the US. I don't know if anyone has any experience getting around this or not...I didn't want to risk wasting the money so my husband and I brought back only two 1 liter bottles of whiskey.
Don't you mean l liter is allowed before an import tax is applied? Even at that, I have brought back 4-5 bottles before, listed them and still had no question from customs. I think, as long as they believe you are not running a small import business they tend to not apply the taxation in the strict sense of the regulation. Can someone else tell me if I am wrong?
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