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Sailing on the Ruby to Alaska tomorrow. We are flying so no wine in luggage. How do we buy on board and is it reasonable? Seems like no liquor sales at the import to take along. Thanks for your help.

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Sailing on the Ruby to Alaska tomorrow. We are flying so no wine in luggage. How do we buy on board and is it reasonable? Seems like no liquor sales at the import to take along. Thanks for your help.

 

No sales at the pier. Either bring it or buy onboard.

There are wine lists available

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Welcome to Cruise Critic and here's the most recent wine list I've seen & is what we had in April. It's up to you to determine whether it's reasonably priced (add 15% gratuity to these prices) but to me it's similar to land based restaurants & is less expensive than on RCI.

 

 

MAITRE’D SPECIALS

Off the List

Burgundy, Macon-Villages Laboure-Roi (Burgundy, FR) $34

Chardonnay, Simi (Sonoma, CA) $42

Pinot Gris, Adelsheim (Willamette Valley, OR) $42

Simi, Reserve (Alexander Valley, CA) $80

Mount Veeder, Reserve (Napa Valley, CA) $85

Premium sparking

Martini & Rossi Asti Spumante (Asti, IT) $27

Korbel Brut (CA) $27

Korbel Brut Rose (CA) $28

Villa Sandl Prosecco (Veneto, IT) $32

Domaine Chandon Brut Cuvee (Napa Valley, CA) $38

Schramsberg Mirabelle Brut Rose (North Coast, CA) $48

Dessert wine

Errazuriz Sauvignon Blanc (Valle de Casablanca, Chile) $21

WHITE WINE

Sauvignon Blanc

Blackstone (CA) $28

Pouilly-Fume, Domaine Mollet-Maudry (Tracy-sur-loire, FR) $35

Sancerre, Roc de L’abbaya Domaine Molly-Maudry (FR) $44

Nobilo Regional Collection (Marlborough, NZ) $34

Puerto Viejo (Maule Valley, Chile) $27

Silverado Miller Ranch (Napa Valley, CA) $45

Riesling

Hogue (Columbia Valley, WA) $26

Jekel (Monterrey, CA) $29

Deinhard (Mosel, Germany) $28

Pinot Grigio

Danzante (La Venezie, IT) $32

Estancia (CA) $38

Adeisheim (Wilamette Valley, OR) $42

Blush/Rose

Les Fumees Blanches (Cotes de Gascogne, FR) $30

Woodbridge White Zinfandel (CA) $28

Chardonnay

Greystone Cellars, CIA (CA) $30

Chablis, Les Ecurles Seugbeyrue de Tanley (Chablis, FR) $36

Chamisel Stainless (Central Coast, CA) $39

Clos du Bois (North Coast, CA) $34

Deakin Estate (Victoria, AUS) $29

Fetzer sundial (CA) $28

Chateau Chaintre Macon (Maconnais, FR) $34

Hayes Ranch (CA) $29

Puerto Viejo (Moule Valley, Chile) $27

Robert Mondavi Private Select (CA) $32

Silverado (Carneros, CA) $45

Simi (Sonoma, CA) $42

Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi (CA) $28

Assorted Whites from the Old World & New World

Anthilla Donnafugata (Sicilia, IT) $36

Coppo Gavi La Rocca (Monterotondo di Gavi, IT) $34

Ruffino Orvieto Classico (Umbria, IT) $29

Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc Viagnier (Napa Valley, CA) $34

Hogue Gewurztraminer (Columbia Valley, WA) $29

Rex-Goliath Moscato (CA) $28

RED WINE

Pinot Noir

Estancia Pinnacles Ranches (Monterrey, CA) $34

Gevrey-Chambertin, Laboure-roi (Cote-de-Nuits, FR) $49

Robert Mondavi Private Selection (CA) $32

Wild Horse (Central Coast, CA) $40

Patz & Hall (Sonoma Coast, CA) $59

Merlot

Ancient Peaks (Paso Robles, CA) $36

Danzante (Le Venezie, IT) $34

Fetzer Single Peak(CA) $29

Hogue Genesis (Columbia Valley, WA) $29

Oberon (Napa Valley, CA) $40

Puerto Viejo (Curico Valley, Chile) $27

Robert Mondavi Private Selection (CA) $32

Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi (CA) $28

Tangley Oaks (Napa Valley, CA) $98

Cabernet Sauvignon

Greystone Cellars, CIA (CA) $30

Clos du Bois (North Coast, CA) $34

Robert Mondavi Private Selection (CA) $31

Deakin Estate (Victoria, AUS) $32

Don Maximiano (Valle de Aconcagua) $99

Errazuita (Valle de Aconcagua) $29

Hogue Genesis (Columbia Valley, WA) $32

Pacific Bay (Mendocino County, CA) $29

Pine Ridge (Napa Valley, CA) $79

Puerto Viejo (Curico Valley, Chile) $27

Robert Mondavi Reserve (Napa Valley, CA) $135

Sanctuary (Napa Valley, CA) $58

Silverado (Napa Valley, CA) $65

Simi Landslide (Alexander Valley, CA) $48

Wente Southern Hills (Livermore, CA) $30

Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi (CA) $28

Sangiovese

Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi Chianti bastiglioni (Toscana, IT) $32

Ruffino Chianti Classico Riserva (Toscana, IT) $42

Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi Rosso di Montalcino (Toscana, IT) $49

Silverado (Napa Valley, CA) $46

Malbec

Decero (Mendoza, Argentina) $34

Diseno (Mendoza, Argentina) $29

Petite Sirah

Spellbound (CA) $38

Shiraz

Katnook Estate (Coonawarra, AUS) $32

Mcpherson (South Eastern Australia) $34

Zinfandel

Seghesio (Sonoma County, CA) $39

Sextant (Central Coast, CA) $34

Zen of Zin (CA) $29

Corvina

Zeni Amarone Dello Valpolicella Classico (Valpolicella, IT) $59

Zeni Valpolicella (Venezia, IT) $28

Nebbiolo

Giordano Barolo Tradizione (Piemonte, IT) $45

Carmenere

Tributo Caliterra (Valle de Colchagua, Chile) $35

Garnacha

Artazui (Navarra, Spain) $34

Palacios Remondo La Montesa (Rioja, Spain) $36

Red Blends

Estancia Meritage Reserve $39

Mondavi-Rothschild Opus One (Napa Valley, CA) $169

Overture (Napa Valley, CA) $109

Vail Ilach Embruix (Priorat, Spain) $44

Red Bordeaux Blends

Chateau Montcabrier Cotes de Bordeaux (Bordeaux, FR) $34

Phillippe de Rothschild Mouton-Cadet (Bordeaux, FR) $29

Red Rhone Blends

Domaine du Vieux Lazaret Chateauneuf-du-Pape (Val de Rhone, FR) $38

De Aureo Spirito Cotes-du-Rhone (Val de Rhone, FR) $34

Super-Tuscan

Luce Della Vite (Montalcino-Toscana, IT) $115

Tenuta Dell’ornellaia (Bogheri-Toscana, IT) $240

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Welcome to Cruise Critic.

 

Princess also has a couple of wine packages available. Ask you waiter the first night for details

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Sailing on the Ruby to Alaska tomorrow. We are flying so no wine in luggage. How do we buy on board and is it reasonable? Seems like no liquor sales at the import to take along. Thanks for your help.

 

Try this link...http://seatacshops.com/merchants/central-terminal/vino-volo/...wine sold by the glass or bottle.

 

Tom:)

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Princess also has a couple of wine packages available. Ask you waiter the first night for details

I've never experienced nor read of having wine packages on 7 day cruises.

Edited by Astro Flyer

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I've never experienced nor read of having wine packages on 7 day cruises.
I agree Frank. The packages were only offered on 7day cruises during the initial trial period, not after the roll out.

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I agree Frank. The packages were only offered on 7day cruises during the initial trial period, not after the roll out.

 

Thanks Brian...if they offered it on a 7-day cruise I'd purchase it.

 

While I found the RCI individual wine prices higher, they offered wine packages on a 7-day cruise so I don't understand why not on Princess. :confused:

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Try this link...http://seatacshops.com/merchants/central-terminal/vino-volo/...wine sold by the glass or bottle.

 

 

 

Tom:)

I just spent over an hour there a couple of weeks ago waiting for my flight. Nice selection of wines and small bites but I don't remember many inexpensive wines. Had a GSM from Washington that was one of the best wines I ever tasted, but at $68 a bottle I didn't pick up one to take home. Edited by IECalCruiser

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Sailing on the Ruby to Alaska tomorrow. We are flying so no wine in luggage. How do we buy on board and is it reasonable? Seems like no liquor sales at the import to take along. Thanks for your help.
There is also a Whole Foods near Pier 91. If you are taking a taxi to the pier you might have them make a quick stop there. One bottle per adult passenger consumed in your cabin is corkage free. All other bottles brought on board are charged a $15 corkage whether consumed in your cabin or in a public venue. Edited by IECalCruiser

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We are flying so no wine in luggage.

 

I know its probably too late, but packing wine in luggage for flying isn't all that difficult. There are lots of products designed to protect your bottles, but frankly, wrapping them up in beach towels works just fine. Once you land and collect your luggage, just remove the bottles and put them in carry on bags to take on board.

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I know its probably too late, but packing wine in luggage for flying isn't all that difficult. There are lots of products designed to protect your bottles, but frankly, wrapping them up in beach towels works just fine. Once you land and collect your luggage, just remove the bottles and put them in carry on bags to take on board.

 

All true, but they could make the luggage overweight triggering costly airline charges.

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If you are not familiar with Washington liquor laws, here is what you need to know. Wine is available in virtually any food market or supermarket in Washington and is not excessively taxed. So if you are able to stop at a market between the airport and the ship, you can get a reasonable bottle of wine for less than $10. Once you are at the pier, though, you are not in comfortable walking distance to any stores.

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I know its probably too late, but packing wine in luggage for flying isn't all that difficult. There are lots of products designed to protect your bottles, but frankly, wrapping them up in beach towels works just fine. Once you land and collect your luggage, just remove the bottles and put them in carry on bags to take on board.

 

Just make sure your cork screw stays in your checked luggage.

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Actually not necessary. As long as it does not have a foil cutter or you break the cutter all the way off (like I did), a cork screw will pass through in carry on. E.g., http://www.wheretraveler.com/don-t-pack-your-corkscrew-until-you-read

This is mostly correct. In the early days of TSA enforcement, corkscrews were a no-no and I forgot about one in a side pocket of a carry on bag and it got confiscated. But now the rules are relaxed and even ones with small foil cutters are OK. There is a permitted length of knife blades that can get through security, (why I am not sure) and foil cutters are within the permitted length unless you have an unusual corkscrew. Still, since you aren't going to pull any corks on the plane, it is easier to keep it in the check ebay where the wine is.

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I checked the TSA app to see if a "corkscrew (with a blade)" was allowed in a carry-on bag & it stated "In general, you are prohibited from traveling with sharp objects in your carry-on bags; please pack these items in your checked baggage". So based on this statement even a small foil cutter with a blade is not allowed. Also they always add the disclaimer that allows the security agents to ultimately make the decision about what is allowed on the plane. The TSA states to put a corkscrew with blade in checked luggage & I won't take a chance hoping that the TSA agent at security overlooks the official TSA statement.

 

My wine bottle protectors (double zip seal & bubble wrap liner) has an outside pouch with a corkscrew/foil cutter blade included which goes with my wine in my checked luggage.

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I checked the TSA app to see if a "corkscrew (with a blade)" was allowed in a carry-on bag & it stated "In general, you are prohibited from traveling with sharp objects in your carry-on bags; please pack these items in your checked baggage". So based on this statement even a small foil cutter with a blade is not allowed. Also they always add the disclaimer that allows the security agents to ultimately make the decision about what is allowed on the plane. The TSA states to put a corkscrew with blade in checked luggage & I won't take a chance hoping that the TSA agent at security overlooks the official TSA statement.

 

My wine bottle protectors (double zip seal & bubble wrap liner) has an outside pouch with a corkscrew/foil cutter blade included which goes with my wine in my checked luggage.

You are correct. The current iteration of the rules does differentiate between corkscrews with blades and those that don't. So keep 'em in the checked bags.

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Welcome to Cruise Critic and here's the most recent wine list I've seen & is what we had in April. It's up to you to determine whether it's reasonably priced (add 15% gratuity to these prices) but to me it's similar to land based restaurants & is less expensive than on RCI.

 

Thanks for the Wine List & Wine Prices. :):):):)

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I checked the TSA app to see if a "corkscrew (with a blade)" was allowed in a carry-on bag & it stated "In general, you are prohibited from traveling with sharp objects in your carry-on bags; please pack these items in your checked baggage". So based on this statement even a small foil cutter with a blade is not allowed. Also they always add the disclaimer that allows the security agents to ultimately make the decision about what is allowed on the plane. The TSA states to put a corkscrew with blade in checked luggage & I won't take a chance hoping that the TSA agent at security overlooks the official TSA statement.

 

My wine bottle protectors (double zip seal & bubble wrap liner) has an outside pouch with a corkscrew/foil cutter blade included which goes with my wine in my checked luggage.

 

You are correct. The current iteration of the rules does differentiate between corkscrews with blades and those that don't. So keep 'em in the checked bags.

 

This doesn't apply to OP who is traveling domestic but as long as we're discussing cork screws and where to pack them, I've got to agree with putting them in checked baggage.

 

In our case we were traveling from the US to Europe and had a change of planes in London. The TSA didn't have a problem with the corkscrew in the carry-on but the security folk in London did. Bye-bye corkscrew. Come to think of it we had the same issue last year changing planes in Canada as well. Bye-bye corkscrew. Hopefully we've now learned after losing two.

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