Alcohol Allowance

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Originally posted by marylizcat
You are allowed one bottle each, so two for a couple will be fine. However the local beers will probably not be allowed. The mixers should be ok.
Thanks, do you know when this comes into affect?
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Joined Sep 2008
Originally posted by Nels5320
Thanks, do you know when this comes into affect?
It is already in effect, because that is what it now specifies on the P&O website, under 'faqs'.
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Originally posted by marylizcat
It is already in effect, because that is what it now specifies on the P&O website, under 'faqs'.
Incorrect - the new policy comes into force on Feb 1st. Many pax were embarking today in Southampton with amounts in excess of 1litre with no problems.

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Originally posted by wowzz
Incorrect - the new policy comes into force on Feb 1st. Many pax were embarking today in Southampton with amounts in excess of 1litre with no problems.

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Odd, since the website states it is the rule now! But typical confusion! Where did you get your Feb date from then?
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Originally posted by marylizcat
Odd, since the website states it is the rule now! But typical confusion! Where did you get your Feb date from then?
There is a 'code of conduct' date of 1 February 2018 on P&O Website. But reading that, it appears to address dress codes, no alcohol. Alcohol policy to me appears to be in force now. It will be interesting to see if it is enforced.
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I have not read it..cant be bothered but from the 1000+ post on one thread on FB clothing is 1.1.18 and drink is 1.2.18.
I think we apply common sense here..as some of the fb post were very silly. Christmas jumpers are not banned. Sensible T shirts are not banned. What they are dong is setting it out so if the have hen/stag groups wearing offensive clothing , and from some posts what others have seen, are very offensive, they can refer to the t and C and say please change.
The drinks have been done to the death. Spirits I think 1ltr to board and any top ups are via room service is quite reasonable. The problem maybe with wine and Iltr of wine, would probably not last 2 weeks and bottles of wine would be more expensive to buy.
No problems yesterday as someone posted a pix with 4 bottles of wine and a wine box and a bottle of spirit..not sure how long the cruise was..hopefully longer than 2 days!!
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Joined Nov 2017
Originally posted by the english lady
I have not read it..cant be bothered but from the 1000+ post on one thread on FB clothing is 1.1.18 and drink is 1.2.18.
I think we apply common sense here..as some of the fb post were very silly. Christmas jumpers are not banned. Sensible T shirts are not banned. What they are dong is setting it out so if the have hen/stag groups wearing offensive clothing , and from some posts what others have seen, are very offensive, they can refer to the t and C and say please change.
The drinks have been done to the death. Spirits I think 1ltr to board and any top ups are via room service is quite reasonable. The problem maybe with wine and Iltr of wine, would probably not last 2 weeks and bottles of wine would be more expensive to buy.
No problems yesterday as someone posted a pix with 4 bottles of wine and a wine box and a bottle of spirit..not sure how long the cruise was..hopefully longer than 2 days!!
Thanks, can you advise which FB group it is being discussed on? The official P&O Page?
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Joined Jan 2015
Originally posted by Nels5320
Thanks, can you advise which FB group it is being discussed on? The official P&O Page?
Here it is, so we can all take lots if wine on board until February !

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We have had the date of February 1st for the new alcohol rules confirmed by P&O. Our TA sent a letter saying P&O wished to inform us about the date for the new rules on dress - January 1st - and the new rules on alcohol - February 1st. It goes on to say about being allowed to take a one litre bottle of alcohol on board after February 1st and that passengers will not be allowed to bring on alcohol from ports along the way. Our cruise departs at the beginning of January so we won't be affected by the alcohol rules other than that we won't be able to bring on any extra after 1st February. We will of course be able to buy alcohol on board from bars and restaurants.
I thought that maybe the date of February 1st was chosen because it then excludes both Arcadia's World Cruise and Aurora's 65 night circumnavigation of South America. Maybe P&O thought it was a step too far to tell World Cruisers that unlike all previous years they could only bring one litre of alcohol on board - just a thought.