I'm sure I've read this somewhere but cannot remember where.
We are not big drinkers but do like the odd tipple everynow and again.
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P & O allow you to take a "Reasonable" amount of Alcohol on board, i think if you tried to take a crate of beer on board they might say no - but your bottle of Gin, wine etc will be fineI took 18 cans of lager in plastic carrier bags onboard Aurora at Alicante. Went through security and they just handed them back to me, no problem.
We fly in to Barbados - is there anywhere at the airport or near to that we can buy alcohol and soft drinks to take on board obviously not a crate just a couple of bottles and some cola & lemonade??I came back from Barbados aboard Ventura couple weeks ago. I brought a litre bottle of bacardi and gin at Gatwick took on board no problem at all.
Thanks scareyness, so there are shops at the cuise terminal in Barbados then, are they easily accessable? and am I likely to have time to go to them before boarding?Hiya, We are suppose to arrive in Barbados at 3pm from Manchester so i hope we have time to go to the shops on the port. we don t sail 9pm i believe.
We fly in to Barbados - is there anywhere at the airport or near to that we can buy alcohol and soft drinks to take on board obviously not a crate just a couple of bottles and some cola & lemonade??
Hiya, We are suppose to arrive in Barbados at 3pm from Manchester so i hope we have time to go to the shops on the port. we don t sail 9pm i believe.Because you don't go through customs/immigration at the airport, your bus is obliged take you direct to the ship, no stops. Forget your luggage, it will follow & appear at your cabin door a few hours later. You'll probably arrive at the ship about 4.30 to 5pm, where you register & get your boarding pass etc.
Of course, if you fly out on Friday you will be able to visit the cruise terminal on the Saturday morning, or if going on a trip, when you get return.Hi Derek
gosh we sound like a load of boozers!!!!Nothing wrong with getting your priorities right! lol
Am I right in thinking that P & O are not so strict on bringing alcohol aboard anymore? On our previous two caribbean cruises we too bought alcohol in the cruise terminal and took it onboard as this was the only place that the port scanned your hand luggage rather than P & O so you could take it on board sneakily. I understood that on other islands if you tried to bring alcohol back on board they took it off you. Is that still so? Only reason I ask is that I have read on the forums that there is a rather cheap duty free shop in Tortola which sells some Waitrose stuff and that i'd like to try and bring a wine box aboard rather than having to take up valuable weight in my suitcase and bringing from home. Don't want to buy one at Gatwick as they are circa £22 whereas one in Sainsburys is around £10!I was told you could take 'reasonable' amounts onboard, whatever that means