Posted October 24th, 2017, 10:45 AM
No one has ever posted on here on any other social media sites about having any alcohol confiscated. Realistically, on a fly cruise, the amount you can take will be limited by your luggage allowance. For cruises departing from Southampton, there appears to be no attempt to monitor and control the amount of alcohol individuals take on board. We would plan to only take enough on board for a glass of wine each as we get ready for dinner, and the total amount would vary depending on the length of the cruise. Part of the cruise experience for us is socialising on board, not getting legless in our cabin!
The danger is that if too many cruisers abuse the system by drinking their own alcohol in bars rather than in their own cabins, P&O may rethink their policy.
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I agree with your post Wowzz and that is why I put the link for those who don't know, as you rightly say there is a risk of spoiling a good thing and P&O then withdrawing the privilege that most other cruise companies deny their passengers.
I'm not saying what is reasonable but P&O are saying be reasonable about your amount, which most people do and if they are not P&O say "We will generally allow a small, reasonable amount
to be taken on-board for you to enjoy in your cabin" and they do go on to say -"We reserve the right to confiscate alcohol at the gangway, which may be destroyed. "
As UK338 said Spirits are so cheap on room service ..so apart from a duty free if we are using an airport, we also use the room service option .
I think most of us are pleased that P&O do not put an actual amount limit on what we take onboard but trust us to be reasonable about it and long may it stay that way for us all to enjoy.