Carrying wine aboard policy on NCL?

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We just returned from a Celebrity cruise and we were allowed to bring two bottles of wine aboard per stateroom. There was no fee if we drank the wine in our stateroom and a $25 corkage fee per bottle if we took the wine into the dining areas. As we have a cruise booked on the NCL Pearl, we were wondering what the policy is for bringing wine aboard as in number of bottles allowed and corkage fees?
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Originally posted by bose
We just returned from a Celebrity cruise and we were allowed to bring two bottles of wine aboard per stateroom. There was no fee if we drank the wine in our stateroom and a $25 corkage fee per bottle if we took the wine into the dining areas. As we have a cruise booked on the NCL Pearl, we were wondering what the policy is for bringing wine aboard as in number of bottles allowed and corkage fees?
Hello, NCL does allow you to bring bottles of wine on for a $15 corkage fee per bottle. This is for a standard size bottle. They do charge a higher rate for a large bottle. Once the fee is paid, you may drink the wine at any place on the ship. They put a sticker on the bottle for tracking the payment of the fee.

Have a great cruise on the Pearl. We love the Pearl!
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Thanks for the quick reply! Is there a limit to the number of bottles of wine you can bring aboard?
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I would be interested if anyone knows about number of bottles per person limit on NCL?? And what is the average cost of wine per bottle on-board the ship for comparison?
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Originally posted by bose
Thanks for the quick reply! Is there a limit to the number of bottles of wine you can bring aboard?
Originally posted by get_whet
I would be interested if anyone knows about number of bottles per person limit on NCL?? And what is the average cost of wine per bottle on-board the ship for comparison?
There's no limit, but you are required to pay the $15 per bottle corkage fee for bringing the bottle on board, even if you drink the wine in you cabin. As was mentioned, some cruise lines don't impose a corkage fee if you drink the wine in your cabin.

The cheapest bottles on the ship start at about $28-30, and the sky's the limit from there.
#6
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I am a Beringer White Zin drinker. The ship charges $32 for a small bottle. I carry on 2 large bottles ($11.00 each) and pack my own cork screw. When we sailed on the Pearl in June 2007, I told them the wine was for consumption in my cabin only. I was NOT charged the corking fee.

I'm doing the same thing this coming Friday when I board the Dawn. If they charge me the corking fee, it's still a heck of a lot cheaper than paying $8 or $9 for one glass.

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#7
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If you go to NCL's website & check the Bon Voyage gifts you can
find a list of wines / prices for pre-ordering but they pretty much
match the on-board dining room prices.
Last year we carried on 4 bottles of wine & a bottle of Champagne
& paid $15.00/bottle. There was nothing said about a limit.
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The fee applies to box-o-wine also.
IF you happened to bring wine on and not be charged a fee, Great! BUT, don't plan on it happening again.
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I just got off the gem this past Saturday. I brought a bottle and was fully prepared to pay the fee. No one stopped me in, and when i asked about the sticker at guest services, they just said that at the restaurant they would charge the fee. When i brought it to the restaurant they just opened it up without charging, just lucked out there.
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Originally posted by kgm0612
I am a Beringer White Zin drinker. The ship charges $32 for a small bottle. I carry on 2 large bottles ($11.00 each) and pack my own cork screw. When we sailed on the Pearl in June 2007, I told them the wine was for consumption in my cabin only. I was NOT charged the corking fee.

I'm doing the same thing this coming Friday when I board the Dawn. If they charge me the corking fee, it's still a heck of a lot cheaper than paying $8 or $9 for one glass.

Karen
When you brought it on the Pearl, did you just pack it in your carry on bag and that is when you were questioned?? And let us know what happens this Friday, I can bring my own wine opener, no need to be charged $15!
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We have always packed a bottle of wine in our checked luggage and have never been stopped. I wrap it up good in bubble wrap put it in a ziplock bag and tuck it away in my clothing. I already have a bottle packed for our cruise we are leaving for on Sunday. This will make or 9th cruise with NCL! We love freestyle.
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Does not matter if you bring your own corkscrew, or even have a screwtop bottle. Same fee applies. $15 per 750ml

Never, ever heard of a limit as to the number of bottles.

Some people get stopped. Some do not.

If you were allowed on without a charge in 2007, consider yourself very, very lucky.

And, for those asking, I must assume you are new here at the NCL boards. You would serve yourself well to scan through the postings, and you may find answers to other questions you did not know you had.
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Originally posted by garycarla
Does not matter if you bring your own corkscrew, or even have a screwtop bottle. Same fee applies. $15 per 750ml

Never, ever heard of a limit as to the number of bottles.

Some people get stopped. Some do not.

If you were allowed on without a charge in 2007, consider yourself very, very lucky.

And, for those asking, I must assume you are new here at the NCL boards. You would serve yourself well to scan through the postings, and you may find answers to other questions you did not know you had.
Thank You GaryCarla! There seems to be at least one of these questions everyday. Too bad people don't use the "search" more often.
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Originally posted by NEcruisers????
Thank You GaryCarla! There seems to be at least one of these questions everyday. Too bad people don't use the "search" more often.
Search would be nice, but it would so very easy just to read the posts right there in front on them. Amazing how somebody can post a question on the board that is already being discussed, on the FIRST page.

Oh well.
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Originally posted by garycarla
Search would be nice, but it would so very easy just to read the posts right there in front on them. Amazing how somebody can post a question on the board that is already being discussed, on the FIRST page.

Oh well.
Maby we should post a new thread about "suite perks" in the AF mini suites!!!
Bring on the Popcorn!! Ha! Ha!
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Wow. Sorry, while I may be new to CC, I am not new to cruising, can't be too much new information to talk about on NCL everyday, so why not have the new people ask their questions to people that are currently posting helpful information? I'd rather read about someone just getting back from their cruise to see what the current trend is than waste my time or $ trying. Thanks.
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Originally posted by NEcruisers????
Maby we should post a new thread about "suite perks" in the AF mini suites!!!
Bring on the Popcorn!! Ha! Ha!

Mini suite is not a suite
There are no formal nights
You can not bring booze, other than wine
$12 a day per person is service charge/tipping
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Originally posted by carlathegr8
Wow. Sorry, while I may be new to CC, I am not new to cruising, can't be too much new information to talk about on NCL everyday, so why not have the new people ask their questions to people that are currently posting helpful information? I'd rather read about someone just getting back from their cruise to see what the current trend is than waste my time or $ trying. Thanks.
I agree. I've searched the threads and have asked a question that has been asked and answered for a couple of reasons. 1. There may be newer information. 2. I like hearing different perspectives. If a new post isn't created then it's not likely that a group of new people will add their opinions or knowledge.

What I can never understand is why people who don't want to read a post about the same questions over and over bother to look into a thread about things like can you bring on your own wine or when is formal night? If they aren't interested then why not skim right past the thread?

I say ignore the search, ask your questions and laugh at anyone who bashes you for it!
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Originally posted by carlathegr8
Wow. Sorry, while I may be new to CC, I am not new to cruising, can't be too much new information to talk about on NCL everyday, so why not have the new people ask their questions to people that are currently posting helpful information? I'd rather read about someone just getting back from their cruise to see what the current trend is than waste my time or $ trying. Thanks.
Don't be sorry. That's what the boards are for and MOST of us don't mind at all.

Originally posted by Collcoll


I agree. I've searched the threads and have asked a question that has been asked and answered for a couple of reasons. 1. There may be newer information. 2. I like hearing different perspectives. If a new post isn't created then it's not likely that a group of new people will add their opinions or knowledge.

What I can never understand is why people who don't want to read a post about the same questions over and over bother to look into a thread about things like can you bring on your own wine or when is formal night? If they aren't interested then why not skim right past the thread?

I say ignore the search, ask your questions and laugh at anyone who bashes you for it!
Excellent question and suggestion.
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Originally posted by carlathegr8
Wow. Sorry, while I may be new to CC, I am not new to cruising, can't be too much new information to talk about on NCL everyday, so why not have the new people ask their questions to people that are currently posting helpful information? I'd rather read about someone just getting back from their cruise to see what the current trend is than waste my time or $ trying. Thanks.
Don't give it a second thought.

As sure as there will always be people posting questions that have already been answered, you can also bet on other people to have a field day while they taunt and act superior to those posters.

Only they think they are amusing.

Everyone else knows they are rude and condescending.

Enjoy your cruise!
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