Bringing liquor aboard

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#1
Silver Spring, MD
57 Posts
Joined Jul 2004
When we cruised in the Caribbean many people bought bottles of rum to take home and when we cruised in South America we picked up bottles of wine to sample. Do I understand that this is no longer permitted?
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#2
Kennesaw GA.
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Joined Apr 2000
You can still buy booze on shore and bring it back to the ship. The catch is you cannot take it to your cabin. It will be tagged and held until the last night of your cruise.

Wine and champagne is allowed to be taken to your cabin.
#4
Silver Spring, MD
57 Posts
Joined Jul 2004
Thanks for the info. Would hate to cruise around the Med and not pick up a bottle of wine now and then. We like to enjoy a glass in our cabin before our late dinner. Looking forward to checking out the new Westerdam Oct.31!
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Noordam Feb.2001 East and West Caribbean
Ryndam Jan.2002 S. America and Antarctica
Westerdam Oct.2004 Europe and Transatlantic B2B
Veendam Feb.2005 Western Caribbean
Statendam Aug.2005 Alaska B2B
Prinsendam Sept. 2006 Black Sea
Prinsendam July 2008 Norway, Iceland and Greenland
Statendam Sept. 2008 South Pacific
Eurodam Dec. 2008 Eastern Caribbean
Maasdam Feb. 2009 Southern Caribbean
Statendam Apr. 11, 2010 Southern Caribbean
Eurodam Apr. 12, 2011 Europe Transatlantic
Volendam Sept. 29, 2012 Australia Nz Transpacific
Prinsendam July 15, 2013 Europe Northern
Nieuw Amsterdam Oct. 15, 2014 Europe Transatlantic
#5
164 Posts
Joined Nov 2000
On our 34 day Rotterdam cruise we bought wine (which we had opened in the dining room) and liquor,which we brought home. Both went through the scanners as we reboarded with no problem. Our friends did the same.
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Jensen Beach, FL
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[COLOR=Blue]Each trip seems to be individual.[/color]
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