Posted April 22nd, 2012, 04:31 AM
Try a few experiments before your cruise.
Take half-a-dozen bottles of Newcastle brown to your local, drink it in the beer garden. Mebbe take a few sandwiches as well.
Take a cooler with a nice chilled Chablis to your favourite restaurant. Remember to take a corkscrew, you don't want to be faced with a corkage fee.
And take some Tesco pop from your hotel room to the bar to drink while watching the footie on the big screen.
If those establishments are happy for you to do so, there's no reason why you shouldn't do likewise on a P&O ship.
P & O have by far the most liberal (unwritten) drinks policy of all major cruise lines, which allows you to drink your own stuff in your cabin/balcony, same as the policy in most hotels.
That's a privilege which can be withdrawn without notice, and there's a lot of us who'll be well hacked-off if that happens because of cheapskates who wander the ship, the decks, the bars, the buffet, with their own drinks in hand.