Can you bring case of water, and bottle of wine

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#1
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I would like to know if I can bring 1 case of water and 1 bottle of wine on board. Do I have to smuggle all this on board?
#3
Indiana
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Joined Apr 2005
Dear Fam6,

When we last sailed on the Carnival Glory we took two bottles of wine. We consumed them in our room. We actually put a bottle in the ice bucket the morning we went into Belize and forgot to ice it down. When we returned later in the day our wonderful steward had iced it for us. I believe all the lines have various regulations concerning this. Carnival does allow a couple of bottles to be brought on board. We did not bring H2O however I saw several families bringing cases ( 1 or 2) with no trouble at all. Enjoy your trip.
#4
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Joined Jun 2005
Hi,

We brought a case of water on our first cruise with Celebrity and it was the last time. My husband didn't appreciate lugging it from the curb in San Juan to the check in. Quite a long haul! Besides, they give you water in the stateroom daily, and it is drinkable. Never again will we pack bottled water! However, we always bring two large plastic mugs and refill it with cold, fresh water when we work out in the gym.

Karen and Doug
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Gulfport, Mississippi
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You didn't specify a cruise line. On Carnival, you can bring on a couple of bottles of wine, a reasonable amount of soft drinks, and water. However, the water is just fine, so I don't know that I'd lug all that on board. All this is allowed, so no need to smuggle. Liquor is another matter.
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Can't bring beer onto Carnival, and I believe Princess is the same.
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What about on RCCL. We are going to be going on the new Freedom next July and while I have never takena nything onboard with me I think I would like to this time. For a short cruise it is too much trouble but for the 7 day cruises I think it will save some money. All I would take is some wine or Liquer. Would that me ok? Do I have to hide it to take it? How will it work with taking this on the plane/jet?
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#10
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Wow I am glad to hear you can bring bottled water on board. I drink about 4 to 5 bottles a day. I figured it out 5 bottles x 9 days at $2 (atleast) per bottle would add up to about $90 Just for water! So thanks for the tip. I know my DH will just love carrying it on the ship for me but it will be something to laugh about later!
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The water on the ship is pure. Bring two bottles and refill them at the buffet lines or even in your bathroom, instead of bringing a whole case on board with you.
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Originally posted by Nitemare
The water on the ship is pure. Bring two bottles and refill them at the buffet lines or even in your bathroom, instead of bringing a whole case on board with you.
Nitemare is correct, the water on board is made on the ship and is probably purer and better than that which you can buy. Bring a couple of bottles and fill them.
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If you still want to take all that water with you - Although you can take the water in your carry-ons - Your poor hubby doesn't have to lug them onto the ship himself. Just pack all those bottles of water in an extra piece of luggage and have it checked with the rest of your luggage. You can use that piece of luggage later for bringing back souveniers.
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Just saw a report on bottled water...you are better off drinking the ship's water (or most tap water!!!)
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#15
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I saw a post on another thread where someone brought a brita water bottle. Apparently it has the filter in the cap, so if you are really into your bottle water that might be a lighter option than carrying a case of water. I will probably just fill up a couple of regular bottles.
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If you have a problem with salt and retaining water you do not want to drink the ships water. I only drank the ships water my last cruise and my feet got so big I could not fit in my shoes. Read my post under cruise ship questions hands and feet swelling.
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When we went on Carnival Miracle in June, we carried on a small cooler with soft drinks in it - worked out great for us! Does anyone know if you can do the same on RCI? We sail Empress in October and would like to do this again.

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"If you have a problem with salt and retaining water you do not want to drink the ships water."

Why? No doubt the ship's water is "soft", that is, has no calcium in it. Salt is used in water softeners to recharge the media in the retention tank, it should not show up in the finished water.

If it is made by RO, reverse osmosis, there are little or no minerals in it. What might be a problem is their control of the chlorine they add in the water because it doesn't have far to travel to get to your room tap. Of course they use the ship's water to cook, make coffee, ice, soups, and wash the dishes.
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#20
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I wonder why this thread wasn't updated with my post.

I still would like to know what ship's water and salt have in common?

Once entertained some visitors to Tampa from the midwest. I asked them what they thought about Florida. Their reply "We are suprised the drinking water doesn't taste salty; is a little bit cloudly though."

My reply was that the majority of water is obtained from underground springs, the rest from reverse osmosis. Oh, and by the way, that's ice tea you're drinking.
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