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Old 05-25-2009, 04:10 PM
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I've been told that they are searching for alcohol when initally going on board but what about soda/water? I've been on numerous carnival cruises in the past and have carried cases of soda and water with no problem or concern by cruise staff. I wonder if this is still the case and if Royal Caribbean has similar rules? anyone experience this? I'm planning a trip out of San Juan in which I will be there 4 days in advance. I was planning on buying water bottles and soda on the island to bring on the ship with me.
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Old 05-25-2009, 04:22 PM
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Welcome to cruise-chat. Glad to have you aboard!

RCI has no problems with passengers bringing soda and water aboard - in reasonable amounts of course.
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Old 05-27-2009, 04:30 AM
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Are you sure about this? I spoke to a few others who were told they couldn't bring soda/water onboard? Maybe this is a new rule?
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Old 05-27-2009, 07:01 AM
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I am sure. Here is the list of items they don't allow. Also look here . We've brought sodas and bottled water aboard RCI ships and all security did was make sure they were not alcohol.
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As mentioned the key word is "reasonable" amount. One 12pack is reasonable. Two cases is not.
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Old 05-27-2009, 07:41 PM
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We took a 12 pack of soda and some bottle water on our RCI cruise last month out of San Juan with no problems from RCI.
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Old 05-28-2009, 05:34 PM
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Yep, I'm a Pepsi gal, and RCI is Coke country so I bring some aboard, no problem.
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