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Old March 27th, 2013, 07:47 PM
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Just borded the golden, any alcohol in your luggage is now being removed and destroyed. Its just happened to me. Major arguments going on down on deck 4. The new alcohol policy is now in full force. Be warned.

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Thats too bad, knew it would start sooner or later.
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Old March 27th, 2013, 07:59 PM
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please, please, please tell me it is not wine that is being destroyed!
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Old March 27th, 2013, 08:03 PM
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Vodka and champagne. Just had the empty vodka bottle delivered to the cbin, it was a collectors type

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That sounds a little over the top. I'd like more confirmation that this is being that strictly enforced.

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Are they not giving people the choice of paying for wine?

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Old March 27th, 2013, 08:16 PM
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Just borded the golden, any alcohol in your luggage is now being removed and destroyed. Its just happened to me. Major arguments going on down on deck 4. The new alcohol policy is now in full force. Be warned.
This was in San Pedro?

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This was in San Pedro?

Mike
I believe the Golden just sailed from San Pedro today on a Hawaii cruise.

Bow cam has her sailed and enroute to Hilo.
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Sorry. I find this almost impossible to believe. Removing stuff from people's bags, destroying liquor (even though its against policy). That would create way more negative towards Princess and therefore lost revenue than they would ever lose in lost liquor sales. They are way smarter than that.

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Old March 27th, 2013, 08:28 PM
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It's in the wording of the contract... "removed and discarded."
I just signed one for a December cruise
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Old March 27th, 2013, 08:34 PM
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Oh no! Anyone know HAL's policy on wine?

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Old March 27th, 2013, 08:38 PM
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Just checked our boarding pass and it does state "discarded":

Thank you for observing our carry-on alcohol policy. As a reminder,adult passengers are permitted to bring one 750 ml bottle of wine or champagne onboard per voyage, which will not be subject to a corkage fee if consumed in the stateroom. Additional wine or champagne bottles are welcome, but will incur a $15 corkage fee each, irrespective of where they are intended to be consumed. Liquor, spirits or beers are
not permitted. Please remember that luggage will be scanned and alcohol outside of our policy will be removed and discarded.
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Vodka and champagne. Just had the empty vodka bottle delivered to the cbin, it was a collectors type
You had champagne destroyed too? While the vodka was 'understandable' under the new contract (see other postings), the champagne should have been allowed with a corkage fee assessed if it was more than that allowed on initial embarkation. Please clarify. Thanks.

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Just checked our boarding pass and it does state "discarded":

Thank you for observing our carry-on alcohol policy. As a reminder,adult passengers are permitted to bring one 750 ml bottle of wine orchampagne onboard per voyage, which will not be subject to a corkagefee if consumed in the stateroom. Additional wine or champagnebottles are welcome, but will incur a $15 corkage fee each, irrespectiveof where they are intended to be consumed. Liquor, spirits or beers are
not permitted. Please remember that luggage will be scanned and alcohol outside of our policy will be removed and discarded.
So why was the champagne destroyed as stated in the OP's post?
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When it comes to alcoholic beverages, how do the carry-aboard policies of the major cruise lines compare today? (Per USA Today article November 2012)

Carnival Cruise Lines
What you can bring onboard at embarkation: One bottle of wine per person (age 21 and up).
Corkage fee: $10 in the main dining room; $14 in steakhouses.
What you canít bring onboard: Spirits, beer.

Celebrity Cruises
What you can bring onboard at embarkation: Two bottles of wine per cabin.
Corkage fee: $25
What you canít bring onboard: Spirits, beer.

Cunard Line
What you can bring onboard at embarkation: There are no restrictions on alcohol brought onboard, but the number of wine or champagne bottles will be ďat the port authorities discretion.Ē
Corkage fee: $20
What you canít bring onboard: Nothing specified.

Disney Cruise Line
What you can bring onboard at embarkation: Alcohol is permitted but must be hand-carried in carry-on luggage. Carry-on alcohol may not be consumed in public areas but can be opened at Palo and Remy restaurants (with corkage fee).
Corkage fee: $20
What you canít bring onboard: Nothing specified.

Holland America Line
What you can bring onboard at embarkation: Wine may be brought onboard but cannot be consumed in any public venues, except for bars and restaurants (with corkage fee).
Corkage fee: $18
What you canít bring onboard: Spirits (no policy specified for beer).

Norwegian Cruise Line
What you can bring onboard at embarkation: Wineóno limitation specified.
Corkage fee: $15, regardless of whether opened by a crewmember or passenger or not at all.
What you canít bring onboard: Spirits (no policy specified for beer).

Princess Cruises
What you can bring onboard at embarkation: One bottle of wine per adult.
Corkage fee: $15
What you canít bring onboard: Spirits, beer.

Royal Caribbean International
What you can bring onboard at embarkation: Two bottles of wine per cabin
Corkage fee: $25
What you canít bring onboard: Spirits, beer.
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Oh no! Anyone know HAL's policy on wine?
As of today you can bring all the wine you want on HAL. If you consume in your stateroom there is no,charge but will have the corkage fee if you take to dining etc... I am a big wine drinker and love their policy. You can also get wine in port to bring to your cabin. We are considering princess in the future just for a change and wish they had the same, but not a deal breaker.
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Old March 27th, 2013, 10:26 PM
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Sorry. I find this almost impossible to believe. Removing stuff from people's bags, destroying liquor (even though its against policy). That would create way more negative towards Princess and therefore lost revenue than they would ever lose in lost liquor sales. They are way smarter than that.
WELL BELIEVE IT. its just happened, i dont lie, i wouldnt waste my elite minutes making stuff up. Yellow tag on cabin door telling me where to get our bags back. Told to open bag in front off staff, asked to remove bottles by your self. Placed in large grey bin in front of us. Massive arguments going on. Security brought empty bottle back to cabin about 30 mins later. If you dont believe this please do not comment on this thread because its put a little sour taste on the start to the cruise. My bil is with us in another cabin happened to them too, made a pact not discuss it again. Everyone is a bit wound up

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So why was the champagne destroyed as stated in the OP's post?
Because it wasnt in a carry on.

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That's just crazy. Is there anything in the policy that says it must be carried on? I left Royal Caribbean 10 years ago for this garbage, sad that it's now happening to Princess.
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Please remember that luggage will be scanned and alcohol outside of our policy will be removed and discarded.
At least the hooch won't go totally wasted . . . the crew will have one GREAT sailaway party!
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