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#21
Chelsea MA
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Joined Mar 2014
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.
Hi Klfhngr,
I love it getting your grandmother to take rum runners on board. I can’t stop laughing!! I wish she was on a cruise with me she must be GREAT Fun to be with!!! Your a lucky guy.
The Captain of The Rowboat,
Tony
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#22
SoCal Baby!
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Originally posted by greenie082756
I'm on the same cruise with you! I have never tried to bring on liquor so I have no clue.

Good luck!

See ya in 8 days!
See you soon!!!

Thanks satxdiver for the info... that's how I used to do it.. .I'd take 2 in 2 separate suit cases. It's that we're not familiar with Princess, only cruised on her a long time ago.
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#23
sw, Fl - Fort Myers Area
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Originally posted by elliair
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!
That's why you never pack your RumRunners in your checked luggage. The guys on the ship scrutinize the luggage much more carefully than the security in the terminals.
Originally posted by joeyancho
Rum runners, on your person. No problem grandma.
Bingo ! Works all the time.
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#24
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Word to the wise. Many cruise lines read these boards. If they know which cruise you are sailing on. They can ID you.

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#25
Chico, California
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Joined Sep 2012
Originally posted by sknight
$9.20 including grat.
Must have gone up a lot in the last year or so then. We were paying $5.75 plus 15% for a total of $6.60.
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#26
SoCal Baby!
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Originally posted by CGinMTL
Word to the wise. Many cruise lines read these boards. If they know which cruise you are sailing on. They can ID you.

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Oh wow! Gonna throw 'mama' from the train! I mean, ship!
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#27
Venice, FL
243 Posts
Joined Feb 2017
Originally posted by CGinMTL
Word to the wise. Many cruise lines read these boards. If they know which cruise you are sailing on. They can ID you.

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Really - Thousands of people on hundreds of cruises and they have time to "ID" you? Get a life and take the tinfoil of your head!
#28
sw, Fl - Fort Myers Area
5,646 Posts
Joined Nov 2015
Originally posted by MixerDave
Really - Thousands of people on hundreds of cruises and they have time to "ID" you? Get a life and take the tinfoil of your head!
Yep, they're going to contact Cruise Critic for you real name & give it to the security people to do a thorough check on all the smugglers.
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#29
Sacramento Area, CA
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Joined Jun 2011
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.

Checking on Package Evaluator Grand Marnier lists for $8.
#30
SoCal Baby!
3,630 Posts
Joined Feb 2004
Just got a call from Princess.. I've been denied boarding!! NOT! Lol!

We decided to just buy Nana drinks.. Thanks all!

If I happen to find my RR, I might have to revisit them!
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Carnival Spirit 04 Mex Riv. First 8 day!
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Vision of the Seas 08 Mex Riv. Good Times w/friends and family!
Mariner of the Seas 09 Mex Riv. Favorite Ship!
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Royal/X/RCCL? Europe.?/19
Royal Princess Pacific Coastal. 5/19
and possibly a few others in between, can't remember!
#31
Los Angeles Ca.
5,059 Posts
Joined Nov 2010
Originally posted by klfhngr
I agree..... she's great! Thanks!
You really should be ashamed to ask people in an open forum how to steal from the cruise line their revenue. Did you teach your children to cheat on their exams at school too? You are a scammer and I wonder what else you're so dishonest about. You're also a cheapskate since you can buy the drink on board for a reasonable fee so there's no excuse to smuggle it.
#32
Richmond, Virginia
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Joined Sep 2010
Originally posted by cruzsnooze
You really should be ashamed to ask people in an open forum how to steal from the cruise line their revenue. Did you teach your children to cheat on their exams at school too? You are a scammer and I wonder what else you're so dishonest about. You're also a cheapskate since you can buy the drink on board for a reasonable fee so there's no excuse to smuggle it.
Insult people much? Must be nice to be high and righteous Hope you never fall off that high horse.
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#33
Zhengzhou, China
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Joined Jul 2000
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.
$9.20 for one of the cheapest drinks available??? Prices must have increased!
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#34
sw, Fl - Fort Myers Area
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Originally posted by cruzsnooze
You really should be ashamed to ask people in an open forum how to steal from the cruise line their revenue. Did you teach your children to cheat on their exams at school too? You are a scammer and I wonder what else you're so dishonest about. You're also a cheapskate since you can buy the drink on board for a reasonable fee so there's no excuse to smuggle it.
Reasonable! Hardly even close. I see you like to criticize people for trying to save a buck.
Have you really even compared the price per drink of buying them on the ship vs. bringing a bottle of your own?
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#35
Los Angeles Ca.
5,059 Posts
Joined Nov 2010
Originally posted by floridalover5623
Reasonable! Hardly even close. I see you like to criticize people for trying to save a buck.
Have you really even compared the price per drink of buying them on the ship vs. bringing a bottle of your own?
Saving a buck is fine, comparative shop, wait for a sale, refare if it's before final payment. When you agree to a contract to follow rules and policy and disregard it as "not for me" it's not saving a buck, it's lying and cheating. It's that mentality which crashes anytime dining, line cutting, saving 10 seats in the theatre ................
Either you have a moral compass or you don't. Apparently the OP does and states she will buy her beverages on board.
#36
Cailfornia
308 Posts
Joined Feb 2011
[quote=cruzsnooze;54244255]You really should be ashamed to ask people in an open forum how to steal from the cruise line their revenue. Did you teach your children to cheat on their exams at school too? You are a scammer and I wonder what else you're so dishonest about. You're also a cheapskate since you can buy the drink on board for a reasonable fee so there's no excuse to smuggle it.[/quote


Must be nice to be perfect.
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#37
Scottsdale, AZ
4,519 Posts
Joined Jul 2005
Originally posted by potstech
insult people much? Must be nice to be high and righteous hope you never fall off that high horse.
ditto!!!!
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#38
USA
6,442 Posts
Joined Dec 2011
Originally posted by cruzsnooze
You really should be ashamed to ask people in an open forum how to steal from the cruise line their revenue. Did you teach your children to cheat on their exams at school too? You are a scammer and I wonder what else you're so dishonest about. You're also a cheapskate since you can buy the drink on board for a reasonable fee so there's no excuse to smuggle it.
So the next time you drive down the road and see you are driving say 5 mph over the speed limit do you turn yourself in to the next cop you see?
#39
SoCal Baby!
3,630 Posts
Joined Feb 2004
Originally posted by cruzsnooze
You really should be ashamed to ask people in an open forum how to steal from the cruise line their revenue. Did you teach your children to cheat on their exams at school too? You are a scammer and I wonder what else you're so dishonest about. You're also a cheapskate since you can buy the drink on board for a reasonable fee so there's no excuse to smuggle it.
What a great example you are to your family. The Don Rickles of CC with the insults..... Keep on walking on water.. or riding your high horse..

Thnx everyone for the suggestions. We're just gonna just put some OBC on her account.
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Carnival Tropicale 85 Mex Riv. First Cruise, got hooked!
Commadore Caribe 86 West Caribbean. 1st Cruise with my future wife! Had separate cabins, lol!
Carnival Jubilee (3) 90, 92, 94 Mex Riv. Some of the funnest times!
Carnival Sensation 96 West Caribbean.
Explorer of the Seas 01 West Caribbean. First cruise for my boys (3 and 9 years old)!!
Princess Star 02 Mex Riv. Drama Cruise!
Carnival Spirit 04 Mex Riv. First 8 day!
Carnival Valor 05 West Caribbean. Crazy times, I'm on fire!!
Vision of the Seas 08 Mex Riv. Good Times w/friends and family!
Mariner of the Seas 09 Mex Riv. Favorite Ship!
Mariner of the Seas 10 Mex Riv. Favorite Ship!
Carnival Splendor 12 Mex Riv. Cruise with family and sons' future in-laws!
Allure of the Seas 14 East Caribbean. Missed the ship in Nassau!
Celebrity Equinox 5/17 Southern Caribbean. Anniversary Cruise! First 10 day, it was awesome! Met great people!
Ruby Princess Mex Riv.10/17 Friends and Family cruise. More info to come!
Royal Princess East Coast/Canada. 10/18? Spend some time in NY before/after.
Royal/X/RCCL? Europe.?/19
Royal Princess Pacific Coastal. 5/19
and possibly a few others in between, can't remember!
#40
So CAL
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Joined Jul 2010
[Thnx everyone for the suggestions. We're just gonna just put some OBC on her account.[/quote]

Best suggestion yet.
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