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Curious, do they really scan and search your checked bags? Do they search your carryon? the last time I cruised was 1.5 yrs ago and I dont recall them searching my carryon. Can I pack wine or liquor in my checked bag? And can I bring a carton of cigs?
i have seen dogs sniffing bags at the pier. i have also read that checked bags get a more intense exray scan than check in bags which is like at the airport. they are clamping down on things that are restricted. especially booze, irons and drugs. im not saying you are thinking of doing that at all. it is just the way it is now. so yes, they scan checked and carry-on bags.
norwegian pearl-glacier bay alaska 09/15/13- sister and friend--CANT WAIT
carnival spirit-tracy arm alaska 05/11-coworker
carnival spirit-tracy arm alaska 06/10-family cruise
carnival fantasy-western caribbean 9/09-solo
norwegian pearl-alaska glacier bay 05/09-solo
carnival victory-new england/canada 9/07-solo
carnival spirit-glacier bay 5/05-with a friend
carnival spirit-glacier bay 09/03
On our last cruise, we even had a travel iron confiscated by security. We've never had an issue with getting it on before, but alas... we finally got a trip to the naughty room...
Ah yes, those travel irons will do it every time.
I never got caught with a rum runner. Last cruise we had 5 couples and about 18 of the 32 oz rum runners and 11 of the 8 oz rum runners. Distributed throughout our checked luggage. No problems.
Carnival Dream 7/26/15
Princess - Golden Princess 6/11/11
RCCL - Liberty of the Seas 4/18/09
Princess - Caribbean Princess 04/7/2007
Royal Caribbean - Vision of the Seas 5/1/2005
Celebrity - Century 8/14/2004
Carnival- Celebration 1/3/2004