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Old July 17th, 2004, 10:38 PM
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Default Bringing liquor aboard

When we cruised in the Caribbean many people bought bottles of rum to take home and when we cruised in South America we picked up bottles of wine to sample. Do I understand that this is no longer permitted?
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Old July 17th, 2004, 10:52 PM
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You can still buy booze on shore and bring it back to the ship. The catch is you cannot take it to your cabin. It will be tagged and held until the last night of your cruise.

Wine and champagne is allowed to be taken to your cabin.
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Old July 18th, 2004, 09:44 AM
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These new alcohol policies began last February. HAL embarrased a lot of people by changing the rules without any notice.

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Old July 18th, 2004, 11:34 AM
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Thanks for the info. Would hate to cruise around the Med and not pick up a bottle of wine now and then. We like to enjoy a glass in our cabin before our late dinner. Looking forward to checking out the new Westerdam Oct.31!
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Old July 18th, 2004, 11:41 AM
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Wink No Problem

On our 34 day Rotterdam cruise we bought wine (which we had opened in the dining room) and liquor,which we brought home. Both went through the scanners as we reboarded with no problem. Our friends did the same.
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