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Big Bob
April 15th, 2004, 08:03 PM
I am sure this has been asked before. Can you bring liquor on board?

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gigivic
April 15th, 2004, 08:38 PM
Not supposed to but it has been "smuggled" before.

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Alexis
April 16th, 2004, 12:12 AM
Hi,

Here is the actual RCCL website stand on booze.

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Can I bring my own liquor onboard?
We apologize for any inconvenience but due to our regulatory and licensing requirements guests are not allowed to bring alcoholic beverages of any kind onboard for consumption or any other use. Alcoholic beverages that are purchased duty-free from the Shops On Board or at ports of call will be stored by us and delivered to your stateroom on the last day of your voyage. A member of our staff will be at the gangway to assist with the storage of your purchases. Should you choose to consume alcoholic beverages purchased from the Shops On Board, a $9.50 consumption fee will apply at the time of purchase. Note that no open liquor bottles will be permitted to be brought into dining areas or public areas.

For guests who have a unique request for wine, and Royal Caribbean is unable to accommodate their selection, we will, with prior approval from Royal Caribbean, allow a maximum of two bottles of wine to be brought by the guest or group. A corkage fee in the amount of $12.00 per bottle will be charged. This policy may not apply to every ship or itinerary depending on local laws, customs, or license requirements but Royal Caribbean will try and accommodate requests. Royal Caribbean is not responsible for fines imposed or items confiscated by local authorities. Please request prior approval from Royal Caribbean and we will work to honor your request whenever possible.
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vossjemi
April 16th, 2004, 08:54 AM
I wouldn't call it smuggling the way I did it. I kept all booze in original containers, 1 bottle in checked luggage, 1 bottle in carry on. Not confiscated or questioned. I also brought soda/water, no problems. Also, when on Jamaica, we asked security if we could bring beer back on board to drink in our room and were permitted to bring a 12 pack of Red Stripe no problems.

RC may have a policy prohibiting it but the ees don't really enforce it too well. The only liquor we checked was the bottle of Blue Mountain Irish Cream Liquor we purchased in Jamaica. We wanted to take it home anyway.

I will continue to bring liquor with me, if I am allowed. It is not a crime. And, if they confiscate it, fine, I can deal with that too.

P.S. Here is the link to the topic when I asked this same question.
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lscole
April 16th, 2004, 11:32 AM
I smuggled wine on board all the time. I like a certain brand and to have it available in my cabin. DH and I also bring on board, soda, water and beer in our carryon. I won't put the stuff in our luggage concerned about breakage and ruining my clothes plus fellow cruisers. This is always a controversial subject. I also have a bar bill at the cruise so I do support RCCL.

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April 16th, 2004, 11:45 AM
RCL frown's upon it but it is done everyday...

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Cruise Miriam
April 16th, 2004, 12:12 PM
I always bring one bottle of wine in my carry on for sailaway on my balcony and no one blinks an eye when it goes through the x-ray. I also bring two or three bottles in my luggage and have never had a problem.

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Adventure Girl
April 16th, 2004, 05:08 PM
I always bring a insulated "lunch bag" with a full bottle of Gin, Vodka, Tonic, and lemon and lime. I carry the bag on the plane and then when I get to the cruise port, I tuck it into my suitcase at the last minute. I'm sure that I could carry it on with me, but never wanted to take the chance of having it confiscated. The only problem I had on my last cruise was that I had a steak knife in my suitcase for cutting the lemons and limes. I boarded the ship, and about 2 hours later I had a call from security asking that I get off of the boat to open my suitcase. I had to remove the knife and turn it over the security. (ended up using a metal nail file to cut the lime!).

Even thought RC has the alcohol policy, no one really gives you a hassel about sneaking some booze on the boat. You won't run to your cabin all day for a drink, so eventually you will give in and make a purchase on board anyway.

Have fun!!

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Big Bob
April 16th, 2004, 10:51 PM
To one & all.

Thanks for the info.

Big Bob

pltag
April 17th, 2004, 06:50 AM
Okay, I get it! Smuggle your booze, just don't smuggle cutlery!! http://messages.cruisecritic.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

Geez folks.....rules are rules! Either you are going to abide by them or break them!

fireguy091
April 17th, 2004, 08:16 AM
Why would they take a steak knife when the ship has knives all over the place.


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Family of 14
April 17th, 2004, 08:59 AM
We had a small paring knife in our suitcase for cutting limes, never a word about it. We forgot it on our last cruise, so just borrowed one from the room service tray.

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April 17th, 2004, 10:06 AM
http://messages.cruisecritic.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_razz.gif http://messages.cruisecritic.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_cool.gif ok what about the ganja the heck with the booze

Adventure Girl
April 18th, 2004, 06:22 AM
fireguy091 ==I took the knife in my suitcase because in the dining room and/or Windjammer you will only find a butter knife...would work I suppose, but might be difficult for slicing lemons/limes. (Even at dinner the Head Waiter cuts my steak for me with a steak knife if I can't with my butter knife).

Family of 14 == The knife that I had in my suitcase was actually more like a paring knife. I took the same knife with me during my 10/03 cruise on the AOS and it made it through security with no problem. That is why I was so surprised in March when I was asked to open the suitcase. I believe the problem was that in October I had it buried in between clothes, so not easily noticed. This time, I had the knife in a pouch on the top of the suitcase.

Oh well, that's the way it goes!

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April 18th, 2004, 07:10 AM
hambone1205 - if you want to have security at the airports find it and then spend some time at the airport and then to the friendly police station where it is found...heck why not put some of that crap in your suitcase and hope, with all your might, that it isn't found.

Here is an idea for you -- my EX husband taped some joints to his genitals to get across the American border...how mature, thank God I didn't know about it.

SAY NO TO DRUGS!!!!!!!!!!!

MemoryMaker2669
April 18th, 2004, 07:35 AM
Hambone: Last I heard, Ganga is illegal!

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bbaileyfamily
November 9th, 2004, 12:14 PM
I keep hearing about people trying to smuggle liquor onboard. Don't waste your time!! If you are sailing RCCL, BUY it onboard! It's cheaper than you'll ever get here and you don't have to "smuggle" it on. Our first night sailing, they offered unreal prices on liquor. A 4 pack of Myers Dark liter bottles was $39. They would let you take one to your room for the cruise and the other 3 were given to you at the end of the cruise. That's less than $10 for a $20 bottle or rum.

YOU CAN'T BUY IT HERE FOR THAT PRICE!!

ducklite
November 9th, 2004, 12:25 PM
I prefer a British Columbian Chardonnay. Due to provincial laws there is no place in the US that this wine can be exported to by the winery, so I fully intend to carry two bottles onboard with me, as I know that RCCL can not obtain this wine for me.

I'm sure my bar tab will have a couple zero's after at minimum a number 3 or 4, so no harm, no foul IMHO. And if I decide to have one of the bottles at dinner I'll gladly pay a corkage fee on it.

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PhilipNTx
November 9th, 2004, 03:42 PM
We used to bring liquor onboard in our checked luggage also, but then we realized the sale price of the liquor onboard, even with the surcharge, was STILL cheaper than on land. Instead, we take a soft-sided, collapsible ice chest onboard packed with soft drinks or other mixers. Onboard our room steward always kept it full of ice, and we used the soft drinks with the liquor we bought onboard. At the end of the cruise, all the soft drinks (and probably liquor!) is gone, and we can fold away the cooler and pack it.

So now you can use the extra room that you would have used to pack liquor for more clothes instead!

Philip

island lady
November 9th, 2004, 04:03 PM
We also had knives taken from us that were in our checked luggage. I forgot about our picnic back pack we always take to use on our self guided shore tours, as there were two of them with our picnic supplies that is included with the pack.

They were butter knives.

So we just borrowed one that was delivered to our room during room service. Go figure.

We had no trouble using the butter knife to cut our limes we brought in our luggage, along with the plastic flask of gin and bottle of tonic, which were ignored even when we had to open the suitcase to pull out the butter knives!!

We bring the gin/tonic and limes to enjoy on our balcony during sail away, as the liquor store on board is not open yet.
Cheers!

wiggin
November 19th, 2004, 02:16 PM
Let me get this right. You can buy a bottle of liquor onboard inthe duty free shop and take it to your room......but, they charge you $9.50 per bottle for a consumption fee? So this means that for every so called "good price on liquor" I need to add $9.50 to drink it on board? Either I am missing something or it doesn't sound like it is any deal at all.
Thanks for any help straightening this out.

LoriLinay
November 19th, 2004, 02:40 PM
It still ends up being a deal because even with the $9.50 consumption fee, it's cheaper than buying it on land before you board.

Example...(my numbers aren't exactly right)
The first night they offered 3 bottles of Absolute for $50. Then we paid $9 to take it back to our cabin. That comes out to $19.66 per bottle. When I got home I checked and the same bottle was $24.99

Seaside2358
November 19th, 2004, 03:04 PM
Just back from Jewel and there was a new guy learning the scanner. He pointed out one of my bottles of wine to the guy doing the training and he said, oh, that's just booze, you'll see alot of it. Not only did I take wine onboard but in St. Maarten I put a bottle of Guavaberry liquor thru the scanner and they gave it back to me instead of taking it. ..When we were in St. Thomas there was nobody at the tagging area when I walked on with 5 liters in a box. I even ask someone about tagging it for me and was told if they are not there just take it to your room. Someone fell down on the job...

davidaperryman
November 19th, 2004, 06:10 PM
I always carry a qrt. bottle of coconut flavored rum aboard, (taped to my genitals).

Merion_Mom
November 19th, 2004, 11:49 PM
I always carry a qrt. bottle of coconut flavored rum aboard, (taped to my genitals).LOL!

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lovetocruiserccl
November 21st, 2004, 07:48 PM
I carry mine on board also. Rum , a box of wine, a few beers and 2 cases of water.

lovetocruiserccl
November 21st, 2004, 07:53 PM
Just back from Jewel and there was a new guy learning the scanner. He pointed out one of my bottles of wine to the guy doing the training and he said, oh, that's just booze, you'll see alot of it. Not only did I take wine onboard but in St. Maarten I put a bottle of Guavaberry liquor thru the scanner and they gave it back to me instead of taking it. ..When we were in St. Thomas there was nobody at the tagging area when I walked on with 5 liters in a box. I even ask someone about tagging it for me and was told if they are not there just take it to your room. Someone fell down on the job...
I keep hearing about the Guavaberry liquor. Is it really good? What kind of taste does it have?

beachchick
November 22nd, 2004, 01:05 AM
Guavaberry liquor is, IMO, an aquired taste if you have it straight. OTOH, if it's a guavaberry daquiri--yes please, and keep them coming! They are fantastic. I don't think it tastes like anything specific. It is sweet and fruity--I know not much help.

Give it a try.

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Seaside2358
November 22nd, 2004, 06:20 AM
I had a Guavaberry colada. It was yummy and there are recipes on the label...

dafish
November 22nd, 2004, 10:52 PM
I always carry a qrt. bottle of coconut flavored rum aboard, (taped to my genitals).


Another great idea for using duct tape.


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reggierail
November 23rd, 2004, 02:31 AM
If they sell it on the ship, I buy it on the ship. That includes water, soda, wine and liquor.

They don't have my brand of whiskey, so I bring my own.
I drink Jack Daniels Single Barrel and have not seen it served by the drink
or for sale by the bottle on any of my cruises. I've only been questioned about carrying it on once and after explaining that it wasn't available on the ship, I was waved through and allowed to bring it on board.

Reggie:D

beachchick
November 23rd, 2004, 02:45 AM
reggierail: But you see, the problem is that they don't carry the soda or wine I like onboard, so it's best to bring my own. I have never hidden it in any way. They say they "have the right to limit"; I say "fine," if they choose to take the wine, I'll be ticked (especially since the wine list is less than stellar and has an extraodinarily high mark-up), but it's their ship.

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