Bringing Wine Onboard

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#41
Spokane
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Originally posted by suzyed
But Princess discourages bringing on box wine.
How to do they discourage you from doing that?
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#42
New Brunswick, Canada
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Originally posted by Tiger in gator nation
We are about to leave on our first Grand Princess cruise and are considering carrying a couple bottles of wine onboard. For those of you that have done so in the past, do you pack it in your lugage (and risk breakage) or carry it onboard in your carry-on bags? We're driving down to Port Everglades from Gainesville, FL, so getting it to the port is a non-isssue.
We carried it in our carry-on when we sailed the Ruby. Just for safe measures, we put the bottles in a padded neoprene water bottle holder. They kept the wine bottles safe and, when on the islands, they kept the water bottles cold.
#44
Toronto Ontario
483 Posts
Joined Sep 2006
Interesting posts. In the past we've brought aboard 1/2 dozen or so bottles, and always thought it was a real perk on Princess (we note RCL now says NO to bringing any alcohol aboard, and apparently xrays luggage). We still buy wine at dinner, and splurge on a few martinis.
The Princess website, however, states you are allowed only one bottle of wine pp per cruise. Was it always thus, and they just looked the other way, or are they tightening the rules? We have a 14 day Hawaii cruise next year, and sure would like to have a glass or two on our balcony.
Cheers, Brian
#45
Greenville, SC, USA
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Originally posted by Argoknot55
Interesting posts. In the past we've brought aboard 1/2 dozen or so bottles, and always thought it was a real perk on Princess (we note RCL now says NO to bringing any alcohol aboard, and apparently xrays luggage). We still buy wine at dinner, and splurge on a few martinis.
The Princess website, however, states you are allowed only one bottle of wine pp per cruise. Was it always thus, and they just looked the other way, or are they tightening the rules? We have a 14 day Hawaii cruise next year, and sure would like to have a glass or two on our balcony.
Cheers, Brian
Princess has said this for a while and has not enforced it.
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#47
St. Augustine, FL
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Originally posted by CulverCityCruisers
Discourages but the policy does not say NO.
Correct! They discourage...that's all!

BTW, I discourage boxed wine too!
#48
St. Augustine, FL
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Originally posted by !David!
How to do they discourage you from doing that?
No idea...I just read somewhere on the Princess site that said, "Boxed wine is discouraged" LOL
#49
Redlands,CA
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Joined Dec 2006
When do you drink your wine? I know you can drink it without problems in your cabin but how about in the dining room or poolside or at bar? Thanks.

We love wine but don't want to drink it only in our cabin.
#50
Las Vegas, NV
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Originally posted by Cruisedreamer1
When do you drink your wine? I know you can drink it without problems in your cabin but how about in the dining room or poolside or at bar? Thanks.

We love wine but don't want to drink it only in our cabin.
You can ask for wine glasses at any of the bars, fill your glass and carry it to dinner. For the pool area I would ask at one of the outside bars for glasses as they use plastic in those areas. It might be a bit brazen to bring a full glass of wine to a bar and sit there and drink it.
#51
St. Augustine, FL
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Originally posted by Cruisedreamer1
When do you drink your wine? I know you can drink it without problems in your cabin but how about in the dining room or poolside or at bar? Thanks.

We love wine but don't want to drink it only in our cabin.
You can take it to dinner in the dining room and pay a $15 corkage fee.
#52
Maryland
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Originally posted by suzyed
I just read somewhere on the Princess site that said, "Boxed wine is discouraged" LOL
You'd be disccouraged too, if everyone was always talking smack about you!
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#53
Illinois
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Originally posted by suzyed
Correct! They discourage...that's all!

BTW, I discourage boxed wine too!
Are you also one of those folks who won't drink a wine with a screw top? I used to think boxed wines were of inferior quality but that changed when I found boxed wines I really liked. The cab/shiraz blend at Target is quite good, affordable, and convienent.
#54
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Originally posted by paul929207
Princess has said this for a while and has not enforced it.
Princess has "updated" the statement 2/29/12 to 1 bottle of wine or Champagne per person. Hope to hear from someone that has cruised since then that it is not enforced!
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#55
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Originally posted by Mapu
Princess has "updated" the statement 2/29/12 to 1 bottle of wine or Champagne per person. Hope to hear from someone that has cruised since then that it is not enforced!
I'm going to be taking more than that this weekend on the Ruby. I'll let you know how it goes.
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#56
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Originally posted by Square
I'm going to be taking more than that this weekend on the Ruby. I'll let you know how it goes.
Please let us know! We sail on 4-13 on the Star and were planning on bringing a case of wine onboard (15 day sailing...so we really aren't winos...LOL).
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#57
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Originally posted by Square
I'm going to be taking more than that this weekend on the Ruby. I'll let you know how it goes.

Yes, please let us know let us how it goes.
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#58
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Originally posted by Mapu
Princess has "updated" the statement 2/29/12 to 1 bottle of wine or Champagne per person. Hope to hear from someone that has cruised since then that it is not enforced!
They may have upgraded the policy on Feb 29, but I have not seen one word of complaint from someone having trouble the last 4 weeks.
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#59
Las Vegas, NV
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Originally posted by suzyed
You can take it to dinner in the dining room and pay a $15 corkage fee.
Just take wine glasses filled with wine to the MDR and no corkage fee. they don't know if you were at a bar before coming to dinner. There is nothing wrong with boxed wine. Folks who are putting it down must not be familiar with all the popular brands out there that are boxed now.
#60
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Originally posted by paul929207
They may have upgraded the policy on Feb 29, but I have not seen one word of complaint from someone having trouble the last 4 weeks.
That is great to hear.
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