Buying wine in Alaska

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#1
Hickman, ky
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Id love to have a bottle of wine everynite on our cruise and dont want to have to bring it all onboard on embarktation, is there places in Ketchican, Skagway and Juneau where I can buy some wine.
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#2
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We bought 2 bottles in Ketchikan (our first port). I was a little unsure if they'd let us bring them on board but they saw them and said nothing (Carnival Spirit). We then bought 2 more bottles in Sitka. You'll be able to find a liquor store in Juneau, not sure about Skagway though..

Nothing better than having a few glasses of wine while sitting on your balcony enjoying the sites..
#3
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Originally posted by Stout93
You'll be able to find a liquor store in Juneau, not sure about Skagway though.
In Skagway it's right across the street from the National Park Service office.
#4
Michigan
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Joined Mar 2009
Originally posted by Stout93
We bought 2 bottles in Ketchikan (our first port). I was a little unsure if they'd let us bring them on board but they saw them and said nothing (Carnival Spirit). We then bought 2 more bottles in Sitka. You'll be able to find a liquor store in Juneau, not sure about Skagway though..

Nothing better than having a few glasses of wine while sitting on your balcony enjoying the sites..
Did you bring along your own corkscrew too?
#5
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Joined Dec 2007
No corkscrew. I just used a pen and punched the cork down into the bottle. Got a few little pieces of cork that broke off but just picked them out of our glasses. Not a huge deal, worked for us. Like I said, nothing better than sitting on your balcony with a few glasses of wine before you head out for the night...
#6
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Originally posted by tigerdadky
Id love to have a bottle of wine everynite on our cruise and dont want to have to bring it all onboard on embarktation, is there places in Ketchican, Skagway and Juneau where I can buy some wine.
Be aware that if you are on Royal Caribbean, they won't let you bring wine aboard.
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Nice wine store in Ketchikan is International Wines which is at 108-#5 Salmon Landing...just about 2 blocks from the cruise ships dock.
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Originally posted by lindalo5032
Be aware that if you are on Royal Caribbean, they won't let you bring wine aboard.

Hmmm. This is a bummer. Curious though, do they really "check" - like search a large purse?? Or will they just object if they see you actually holding the bottle?? Never sailed them before but we are sailing June 6th. Princess didn't bother us.
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Originally posted by sredish
Hmmm. This is a bummer. Curious though, do they really "check" - like search a large purse?? Or will they just object if they see you actually holding the bottle?? Never sailed them before but we are sailing June 6th. Princess didn't bother us.
The large purse gets x-rayed each time you get back on board. They can "see" it without opening the purse. What they do when they "see" it remains to be seen.
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Originally posted by nocruiser66
BTW, I always travel with a corkscrew. Its lives in my cosmetics bag.
Me too! I even take it camping. I love sitting around a campfire with a paper cup of wine.
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