Ruby Princess and Rum Runners...

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#1
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My grandmother can only drink Gran Marnier... She wanted to know how easy/strict is the Ruby for getting Rum Runners on board? Please don't bash her, she's old. Thanks.

p.s. More specifically, out of San Pedro.
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Why not just buy granny a drink package? It would be a very nice surprise gift for her and I'm sure she'd appreciate it very much. Just my two cents.
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Originally posted by TJMK
Why not just buy granny a drink package? It would be a very nice surprise gift for her and I'm sure she'd appreciate it very much. Just my two cents.
Wife and I were thinking of that.... But she only has a drink before dinner and one before bed... I'll find out if they have GM in the small bottles on board... We can always order before the cruise and have it sent to her room.
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Hint- If you're taking two of them have don't pack them in the same luggage just in case they spot one, they possibly will miss the other.
Typically they're looking for bottles of booze & not the RumRunner outline so you're pretty safe to get by the scanner.
I've been using them for years now and never been questioned.

Originally posted by klfhngr
Wife and I were thinking of that.... But she only has a drink before dinner and one before bed... I'll find out if they have GM in the small bottles on board... We can always order before the cruise and have it sent to her room.
When you compare the price that Princess charges compared to what you pay in the Caribbean you might change your mind.
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Even without a drink package two drinks a day will not be that bad. What will she do if the Rum Runners are found?
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Originally posted by Potstech
Even without a drink package two drinks a day will not be that bad. What will she do if the Rum Runners are found?
You get then back AFTER the cruise
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I personally have used them before the drink package days.. but never on Princess. Was wondering how strict they were. I managed to get them on RCI and CCL. I heard that all lines throw away RR,,,,,
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#9
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Originally posted by denims
You get then back AFTER the cruise
I don't think so. Small bottles of cognac: Courvoiseir.

How old is granny? 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's. Would she approve of smuggling?
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Grand Marnier is one of the cheapest drinks available onboard. I know that seems odd but it's true. My wife orders it and we are always surprised that it costs less than most other drinks. Just order her drinks in the bar or after dinner.
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Originally posted by Thrak
Grand Marnier is one of the cheapest drinks available onboard. I know that seems odd but it's true. My wife orders it and we are always surprised that it costs less than most other drinks. Just order her drinks in the bar or after dinner.
$9.20 including grat.
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Originally posted by klfhngr
I personally have used them before the drink package days.. but never on Princess. Was wondering how strict they were. I managed to get them on RCI and CCL. I heard that all lines throw away RR,,,,,
I recall buying mine around 1998 and been using the same ones ever since- mostly on Princess.
Originally posted by sknight
$9.20 including grat.
Double that price and you can buy a 750 ml bottle in St Thomas.
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#13
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Originally posted by cr8tiv1
I don't think so. Small bottles of cognac: Courvoiseir.

How old is granny? 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's. Would she approve of smuggling?

We told her about them before. SHE asked where can she purchase them!

9 bucks isn't bad for a drink.

I know I have my RR stashed somewhere. If I could find them, I'd give them to her!
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I'm on the same cruise with you! I have never tried to bring on liquor so I have no clue.

Good luck!

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Originally posted by cruzsnooze
What a great example your Gma is setting for you and her other grandchildren, rules & policies are for everyone else.
I agree..... she's great! Thanks!
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Originally posted by denims
You get then back AFTER the cruise
No you don't get anything back that isn't in an original bottle. They throw the rum runners away. The naughty room is filled with bins of bottled booze, rum runners, and people who insist on bringing their waffle irons on board. Ask me how I know!
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Originally posted by klfhngr
My grandmother can only drink Gran Marnier... She wanted to know how easy/strict is the Ruby for getting Rum Runners on board? Please don't bash her, she's old. Thanks.

p.s. More specifically, out of San Pedro.
I have used them in the past before I gained elite status and have the bar set up now. I have also used them on other cruise lines (HAL, CCL and RCL) without any problems. Use the smaller ones and spread them across all your luggage plus spread them around the suitcase and not all together. I have only heard on here about a few that were caught with the vast majority being successful.
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