Luggage X-Ray

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#1
Lexington, Ky.
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Joined Sep 2009
Do they run carry-on luggage through an x-ray machine?
Do they run checked luggage through an x-ray machine?
Do plastic bottles of booze show up in x-ray machines? (If so- how do those rum-runner flasks overcome that?
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#3
Greenville, SC, USA
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Yes, everything is x-rayed. I don't think Princess looks to carefully for booze. Probably they would take it if you ha a bottle in each hand, but short of that they rarely take anything.
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The Big Tomato; i.e. Sacramento CA
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Yes, everything is x-rayed, your big pieces as well as your carry-ons. The carry-ons are sent on a conveyer (sp) belt just like at the airports. The x-ray machine for your carry-ons is the same size as the ones at airports.

Coming back from an excursion last spring several of us stopped at a local market and bought some rum. Upon boarding the ship all of our things went through the x-ray machine, rum and all. Although there were crew members operating this area, no one had their rum taken away for the remainder of the cruise.
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Yes its all sent through an xray of some kind.
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#6
Uxbridge, Ontario, Canada
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I sailed out of FLL on the Ruby on December 14th.
I had a case of 18 cans of beer in each of our checked luggage.
Bags arrived in the cabin with the beer.
I think any bottles of booze, glass or plastic will arrive in your cabin if you put it in your checked luggage.
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#7
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Joined Oct 2004
I always have at least on bottle of liquor in my checked luggage. It's never been broken or been taken away in 20+ cruises.

Why is it that if they are so against us bringing booze on board do they have a liquor store within 20 feet of the boarding area in the Old San Juan terminal? It goes through the x-ray machine no questions asked.
#8
League City, TX
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Joined Sep 2005
Originally posted by rslex
Do they run carry-on luggage through an x-ray machine?
Do they run checked luggage through an x-ray machine?
Do plastic bottles of booze show up in x-ray machines? (If so- how do those rum-runner flasks overcome that?
Carry-on goes through airport type carryon x-ray every time you board the ship.

Checked luggage goes through the same type of x-ray that the airports use for checked luggage. Don't put x-ray sensitive stuff in your checked baggage (such as film).
#9
Sechelt, BC & Fort Mohave, AZ
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The x-ray machnes will pick up even the rum-runners, which I use, but they are looking for other things such as guns and knives and the thing with the rum-runner that will be most apparent will be the white plastic screw top. Glass and plastic bottles will also likely be ignored by Princess but with glass you do run the risk of breakage.
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As the others have said, everything is run through X-ray machines.
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