bringing coke onboard NCL Spirit

Welcome to Cruise Critic! If you'd like to participate on our forums by joining in the conversation, please Register Now! Be sure to visit our FAMOUS Roll Call forums, where you can meet other cruisers sailing with you and share a tour or shore excursion and SAVE MONEY!

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
All times are GMT -4.
The time now is 05:42 PM.
#1
15 Posts
Joined Aug 2010
I have just gotten an email back on the bar set up and I asked the question can I bring tonic and Coke products onboard the reply back was NO you can not bring any food or drink onboard ...

We are cruising on the NCL Spirit and the last cruise we did NCL Sky only served Pepsi products ... we are not a Pepsi family ... so I am needing a answer can we bring coke onboard or not... mixed reviews on the threads ... some older ones say they serve Coke products and I know that is not true...

any help would be appreciated
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
#2
San Diego, Ca
4,572 Posts
Joined May 2007
Originally posted by kmsheart
I have just gotten an email back on the bar set up and I asked the question can I bring tonic and Coke products onboard the reply back was NO you can not bring any food or drink onboard ...

We are cruising on the NCL Spirit and the last cruise we did NCL Sky only served Pepsi products ... we are not a Pepsi family ... so I am needing a answer can we bring coke onboard or not... mixed reviews on the threads ... some older ones say they serve Coke products and I know that is not true...

any help would be appreciated
I have brought coke on every NCL cruise I have taken with no problem.


BG
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
Sailed Regency Regent Sea Caribbean 10/82- 7 day
Sailed NCL Pearl Alaska 07/02/07 - 7 day
Sailed NCL Sun Hawaii Escape 09/30/07-10 day
Sailed NCL Spirit Carib relo to NY 03/30/2008-16 day
Sailed NCL Sun Exotic Americas 11/04/2008-19 day
Sailed NCL Star Mexican Riviera 12/20/08-7 day
Sailed NCL Spirit Relo to NOLA 10/23/09-16 day
Sailed Carnival Splendor to Mexicana Riviera 05/23/10-7 day
Sailed NCL Spirit Relo to Nola 10/23/10-15 day
Sailed Holland Oosterdam to Hawaii 12/10/11-14 day
Sailed Holland Westerdam to Hawaii/Tahiti/Marquesas 10/03/12-30 day
Sailed NCL Jewel Panama Canal 09/27/13 16 day
#3
Enosburg Falls, Vermont
16,202 Posts
Joined Apr 2009
Originally posted by kmsheart
I have just gotten an email back on the bar set up and I asked the question can I bring tonic and Coke products onboard the reply back was NO you can not bring any food or drink onboard ...

We are cruising on the NCL Spirit and the last cruise we did NCL Sky only served Pepsi products ... we are not a Pepsi family ... so I am needing a answer can we bring coke onboard or not... mixed reviews on the threads ... some older ones say they serve Coke products and I know that is not true...

any help would be appreciated
This is customer service's stock answer and one example of the disconnect between the shore office and the ships. Yes, you can bring soda, water, tonic water onboard. Many tape it all together and put a luggage tag on it, most bring it on in a carry-on. (Yes, NCL now serves Pepsi products fleet-wide.)
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature


Cruise photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sparks1093/





Previous cruises:

NCL Dream CTN May 2008
NCL Sky Bahamas April 2009 http://www.cruisecritic.com/memberre...?EntryID=54257
NCL Sky Bahamas April 2010 http://www.cruisecritic.com/memberre...?EntryID=66539
CCL Pride Bahamas October 2012 http://www.cruisecritic.com/memberre...EntryID=110323
NCL Gem Bahamas May 2014 http://www.cruisecritic.com/memberre...EntryID=255699
CCL Fascination S. Caribbean October 2016 http://www.cruisecritic.com/memberre...EntryID=551888

US Navy, too many to count but included 4 Med cruises (totaling 21 months) 1975-1992

I cruise because that's where the ocean is.

It beats haze gray and underway any day!
#4
15 Posts
Joined Aug 2010
thanks everyone for your help I was getting a bit frustrated while searching the boards ... Since we live close to the port I will just pack a suitcase with coke, diet coke and tonic... I am new to this cruising but we had such a great time on our last one.. I really can not think of a vacation any other way
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
#5
Columbus, Ohio
2,493 Posts
Joined Sep 2002
The customer service people have been lying to people and telling them that they can't bring water or soda on board for years.

It is just another gimmick to make money. Tell people that they can't bring it on board so that they won't and they will buy the over priced stuff on NCL instead.


People have taken a case of soda or water on board before and many people even "restock" in the ports. So just ignore NCL Customer DISService....as most people should.
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
Norweigan Star - Hawaii - 2002
Pride of Aloha - San Fran to Hawaii - Maiden Voyage - 2004
Norweigan Star - Alaska - 2005
Norweigan Dawn - Bermuda/Bahamas - 2006
Explorer of the Seas - Canada/New England - 2008
Pride of America - Hawaii - July, 2010
Freeom of the Seas - Western Caribean - July, 2015

#6
northern UT
8,691 Posts
Joined Oct 2005
we carry it on...no prob, also i bring pre-packaged snacks and things too and never had a problem--
ENJOY your first cruise...the SPIRIT is an unique and lovely ship with its Asian decor!!
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
~~HAPPY SAILS TO YOU~~

LIFE IS NOT MEASURED BY THE BREATHS WE TAKE~~BUT BY THE MOMENTS THAT TAKE OUR BREATH AWAY

NCL STAR~(MR)_12-05/2-07/12-08/2-11
NCL STAR~(PC)_12-09
NCL JEWEL~(W.Carib)_1-10)
NCL SUN~(E/W.Carib)_12-10*/12-11*
NCL SPIRIT~(CN/NE)_ 9/08
RCL LegendoftheSeas-(HI)_11/04
CCL Victory-(W.Carib)_ 1/04
X Mercury-(AK)_7/02
USNS BARRETT-(Guam, HI, CA)_7/64
#7
Nashville, TN (we moved, again)
18,821 Posts
Joined Dec 2003
Actually, it may not be the cust service people at all.

I think it is their policy, but they do not enforce it. But, I am sure if enough people complain, they will begin to enforce it soon enough.

But, as said on these boards over and over, nobody has ever been told they could not bring soda or water aboard once they were at the ship.
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
Viking Sky - Feb 25,2017 Rome to Barcelona
RoundTheWorld Review (no cruise) : www.rtw40.com

Viking - Paris to Prague - Oct 20, 2016 .....Allure of the Seas-FTL to Barcelona 4/19/15 ......NCL Pearl -Seatle-Alaska 6/22/14
NCL Dawn - Tampa to Boston 4/27/14.......NCL Dawn-Boston-Bermuda RT 7/26/13
..[Celebrity Reflection-Carribean 12/8/12
NCL Spirit New Orleans 3/28/10.................NCL Jade - Med 1/25/09................................NCL Pearl Miami-Panama-Seattle 4/13/08
NCL Spirit New Orleans 11/25/07...............NCL Spirit New England 9/30/07.................NCL Spirit -NYC , 9/29/07
NCL Sun from New Orleans 3/25/07..........NCL Jewel Barcelona-Miami 10/21/06.........QM2 from New York to England 4/15/06
Alaska via Princess Dawn 5/30/05..............Seabourn Pride: NY-FL-Nassau, 10/17/04...Alaska via Carnival Spirit 6/2/04
#8
Sacramento, CA
1,068 Posts
Joined Sep 2009
Originally posted by STARFISH*4
we carry it on...no prob, also i bring pre-packaged snacks and things too and never had a problem--
ENJOY your first cruise...the SPIRIT is an unique and lovely ship with its Asian decor!!
Hey, Jan - can i give you my snack and bottled water order for you to bring on the cruise? LOL.
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
Upcoming Oceania Cruise: December 2017 Barcelona-to Miami

Prior Cruises:
Oceania Marina Papeete to NY. April 4 to May 7, 2015 33 days
Oceania Marina Transatlantic: Lisbon to Rio
Nov 4-20, 2014 16 Days
Oceania Marina Transatlantic: Barcelona to Rio - Nov 20 - December 8, 2013 18 Days
Oceania Marina Transatlantic: NY to London - May 26 - June 11, 2013 16 Days
Oceania Marina Transatlantic: Rome to Rio - November 22 - December 10, 2012 18 Days
Oceania Marina Transatlantic: Miami to Barcelona - March 19-April 2, 2012
(yes, we like TA's )
Norwegian Sun - 9 Night Copenhagen - June 13 - June 22 2011
Norwegian Sun - Back to Back Caribbean - December 4,2010 - December 18, 2010
Norwegian Sun - 12 Night San Francisco - Mexican Riviera 10/12/09 - 10/23/09
Holland MS Noordam New York Caribbean - 11/25/06 - 12/6/06
RCL Brilliance of the Seas Miami - Circle the Caribbean - 2/3/06 - 2/13/06
RCL Monarch of the Seas 10/17/03 - 10/20/03
NCL Skyward - Ft Lauderdale Caribbean - January 1986
plus a Carnival and another from the 90's
#9
New Mexico USA
1,557 Posts
Joined Mar 2001
Enjoy your cruise and bring your "Coke" along. Their not going to stop you especially since you are ordering the bar set up.

OceanDreams
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
Never Stop Dreaming



#10
Canton, MA
616 Posts
Joined Feb 2009
As long as we are talking about soda, then you will be fine. If you mean the other coke, then you will skip past the naughty room and probably spend the rest of the cruise in the brig.

On my first cruise (Majesty of the Seas, '03) some 17 year old kid was busted trying to bring pot on the ship from Nassau. Don't know exactly what happened, but I remember it being pretty bad.
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature

Past Cruises:
1/2015: Adventure of the Seas - Eastern & Southern Caribbean
5/2009: Norwegian Spirit - Bermuda
8/2005: Voyager of The Seas - Western Caribbean
8/2003: Serenade of The Seas - Canada & New England Inaugural Public Voyage
6/2003: Majesty of The Seas - Bahamas
#11
15 Posts
Joined Aug 2010
Originally posted by Dajbman22
As long as we are talking about soda, then you will be fine. If you mean the other coke, then you will skip past the naughty room and probably spend the rest of the cruise in the brig.

On my first cruise (Majesty of the Seas, '03) some 17 year old kid was busted trying to bring pot on the ship from Nassau. Don't know exactly what happened, but I remember it being pretty bad.

ROFL ... I think I will pass on the other coke I want to enjoy my cruise ... I bet that 17 year old learned a great life lesson .... I would kill one of my kids before they could carry them to the naughty room ...
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
#12
New York
7,823 Posts
Joined Feb 2004
Originally posted by kmsheart
ROFL ... I think I will pass on the other coke I want to enjoy my cruise ... I bet that 17 year old learned a great life lesson .... I would kill one of my kids before they could carry them to the naughty room ...
I think there is another room for people who kill their kids. ;0)
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature


Norwegian Breakaway Sept. 2017 Bermuda
Norwegian Breakaway Oct. 2015 Bermuda (followed hurricane Joaquin)
Norwegian Star May 2012 Bermuda
Norwegian Jewel Dec. 2010 Florida/Bahamas
Norwegian Dawn Sept. 2010 Canada/New England
Norwegian Dawn May 2009 Bermuda

Carnival Destiny April 2008 Southern Caribbean
Carnival Legend April 2007 Western Caribbean

RCCL Enchantment of the Seas June2006/W. Caribbean
Norwegian Star Aug. 2004 Alaska
Norwegian Dawn June 2003 Florida/Bahamas

Carnival Triumph Aug. 1999 Canada
RCCL Sovereign of the Seas July 1998 Bermuda
Princess Regal Feb. 1994 Eastern Caribbean
??/ June 1982 Maine/Canada


>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

Live for today, for tomorrow is promised to no one.
#13
15 Posts
Joined Aug 2010
Originally posted by Mrs. H.
I think there is another room for people who kill their kids. ;0)
dang but if they were that bad it would be much trouble .... thank goodness no kids for this cruise ..... rofl
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
#14
New York
7,823 Posts
Joined Feb 2004
Originally posted by kmsheart
dang but if they were that bad it would be much trouble .... thank goodness no kids for this cruise ..... rofl
I tend to go when kids are in school. We usually cruise in April or May except for this year where we set sail in Sept. Land trips are in October.

I really have never seen or heard too many kids on any of my cruises, which is very nice. Not that it would matter much since none of them would belong to me so I can always just walk away. lol

I would love to go on a NO KIDS cruise but doubt they have such a cruise.
I got it, NO SMOKING AND NO KIDS CRUISE.
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature


Norwegian Breakaway Sept. 2017 Bermuda
Norwegian Breakaway Oct. 2015 Bermuda (followed hurricane Joaquin)
Norwegian Star May 2012 Bermuda
Norwegian Jewel Dec. 2010 Florida/Bahamas
Norwegian Dawn Sept. 2010 Canada/New England
Norwegian Dawn May 2009 Bermuda

Carnival Destiny April 2008 Southern Caribbean
Carnival Legend April 2007 Western Caribbean

RCCL Enchantment of the Seas June2006/W. Caribbean
Norwegian Star Aug. 2004 Alaska
Norwegian Dawn June 2003 Florida/Bahamas

Carnival Triumph Aug. 1999 Canada
RCCL Sovereign of the Seas July 1998 Bermuda
Princess Regal Feb. 1994 Eastern Caribbean
??/ June 1982 Maine/Canada


>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

Live for today, for tomorrow is promised to no one.
#15
Arkansas
29,808 Posts
Joined Feb 2002
Originally posted by kmsheart
I have just gotten an email back on the bar set up and I asked the question can I bring tonic and Coke products onboard the reply back was NO you can not bring any food or drink onboard ...

We are cruising on the NCL Spirit and the last cruise we did NCL Sky only served Pepsi products ... we are not a Pepsi family ... so I am needing a answer can we bring coke onboard or not... mixed reviews on the threads ... some older ones say they serve Coke products and I know that is not true...

any help would be appreciated
Standard response and I can not figure out why. No one can. Our granddaughter will be cruising with us in Feb. She only drinks Dr Pepper..do not worry about bringing your coke. Of course things can always change, but right now there will be no problems. the same is true about food. Lots of people bring snacks on board or special food for their picky kids. WHy anyone would want to bring their own food blows my mind, but it is up to them.
Nita
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
Commodore 1984, Costa 1985, RCL 1987, Chandris 1989, NCL 1989, Commodore, 1991, NCL 1997, Carnival 1997, Carnival 1998,NCL 1998, NCL 1999, RCL 2000, RCL 2000,HAL 2001, NCL 2002,NCL 2003, Celebrity 2003, NCL 2004, NCL 2005, Celebrity 2005.NCL 2006, Celebrity 2006, HAL 2006, NCL 2007.Princess, 2008. NCL 2008, RCI 2008,Princess 2009, NCL 2009. NCL 2010, NCL 2011, Princess 2011, NCL 2012, NCL 2013, NCL again 2013, Princess 2014, NCL 2014, again 2014, 2015; about 2 do another NCL.
#16
Columbus, Ohio
2,493 Posts
Joined Sep 2002
Originally posted by Mrs. H.
I think there is another room for people who kill their kids. ;0)
I believe it is called the "Brig"
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
Norweigan Star - Hawaii - 2002
Pride of Aloha - San Fran to Hawaii - Maiden Voyage - 2004
Norweigan Star - Alaska - 2005
Norweigan Dawn - Bermuda/Bahamas - 2006
Explorer of the Seas - Canada/New England - 2008
Pride of America - Hawaii - July, 2010
Freeom of the Seas - Western Caribean - July, 2015

#17
Columbus, Ohio
2,493 Posts
Joined Sep 2002
Originally posted by newmexicoNita
Standard response and I can not figure out why. No one can.
Nita
Oh Nita... you know why NCL tells everyone no soda. They don't want people to bring their own... they want them to buy their overpriced stuff or a soda card onboard.


Btw... I have an awful time saying "soda"... in Ohio, we call it "pop."
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
Norweigan Star - Hawaii - 2002
Pride of Aloha - San Fran to Hawaii - Maiden Voyage - 2004
Norweigan Star - Alaska - 2005
Norweigan Dawn - Bermuda/Bahamas - 2006
Explorer of the Seas - Canada/New England - 2008
Pride of America - Hawaii - July, 2010
Freeom of the Seas - Western Caribean - July, 2015

#18
14 Posts
Joined Mar 2010
We were on the Spirit on 8/6-8/16. I had no problem bringing my Diet Coke with me. Room stewards put ice in the ice bucket each time they came in and I just cooled what I needed. I did get the soda card but it was a bit of a hassle as it always has to be filled at a bar or by waitstaff who do not make it their first priority.
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
#19
15 Posts
Joined Aug 2010
Originally posted by DAGVBSB
Oh Nita... you know why NCL tells everyone no soda. They don't want people to bring their own... they want them to buy their overpriced stuff or a soda card onboard.


Btw... I have an awful time saying "soda"... in Ohio, we call it "pop."
here in the south most folks say coke and that goes for everything ... however in New Orleans they say cold drink which again can stand for anything ...lol I have family that lived in New Jersey and they say pop as a kid I always thought that was strange but they always thought Iwas strange for asking for a coke ...lol funny funny

I am packing coke, diet coke, water and tonic water in one suitcase ... if they want to hold on to it then I suppose they can ...otherwise we will be happy people =)
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
#20
Sacramento, Ca
1,304 Posts
Joined Jan 2002
kmsheart, Just don't let my DS see that you are bringing on Coke! He may just mug you for the sodas! He can't drink Pepsi (makes him burp!) so he misses having Coke easily available.

Originally posted by DAGVBSB
Btw... I have an awful time saying "soda"... in Ohio, we call it "pop."
Michigan uses "pop" also. It took me half a year to learn to call it "soda" in CA. When I first moved here some friends gave me lessons, Pop vs Soda, Highway vs Freeway etc. I love how we still have different dialects in the US.
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
...><((((º>`·.¸¸¸.·´¯`·.¸><((((º>·.¸. , . .·´¯`·..<º))))><¸.·´¯`·..·´¯`·..><((((º>·.¸
Look for DS on the music charter cruises
!
DS has worked on all of the NCL ships now!

* My Cruises: Norway 2001 x 2, Sky 2002, Sun 2003, Star 2007*Pearl 2013

http://community.webshots.com/user/maddogmary
techcrewmom@gmail.com
Not my primary e-mail. Please be patient if I don't answer for a few days!