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Hello everyone.  Let me start by saying..I really am not a big drinker...not even wine..but I found this fun wine

that is a coconut chardonay and  I thought it would be fun to enjoy on my balcony before dinner....Can anyone

tell me the rules about bringing wine on board.  I understand there is a corkage fee....this doesn't make a lot

of sense to me since my bottle only cost $7.50, and least corkage fee is $15.   Is there always a fee...even

if the wine is only used in your cabin?  Thank you all in advance for your help.  

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8 minutes ago, RoePost said:

Hello everyone.  Let me start by saying..I really am not a big drinker...not even wine..but I found this fun wine

that is a coconut chardonay and  I thought it would be fun to enjoy on my balcony before dinner....Can anyone

tell me the rules about bringing wine on board.  I understand there is a corkage fee....this doesn't make a lot

of sense to me since my bottle only cost $7.50, and least corkage fee is $15.   Is there always a fee...even

if the wine is only used in your cabin?  Thank you all in advance for your help.  

Sorry. There is a $15 fee for every 750 ml bottle of wine brought onboard regardless on where it is consumed. 

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3 hours ago, RoePost said:

Hello everyone.  Let me start by saying..I really am not a big drinker...not even wine..but I found this fun wine

that is a coconut chardonay and  I thought it would be fun to enjoy on my balcony before dinner....Can anyone

tell me the rules about bringing wine on board.  I understand there is a corkage fee....this doesn't make a lot

of sense to me since my bottle only cost $7.50, and least corkage fee is $15.   Is there always a fee...even

if the wine is only used in your cabin?  Thank you all in advance for your help.  

Yes, there is always the fee no matter where you drink it. I actually love NCL's policy and routinely will bring a case onboard and pay the fee.

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42 minutes ago, jdvmd said:

Yes, there is always the fee no matter where you drink it. I actually love NCL's policy and routinely will bring a case onboard and pay the fee.

 

Curious about the details on this.    When you bring a "case"...

  • Do you declare it when you board and pay the $15/bottle uncorking fee/bottle then? 
  • Does NCL manage most of the case for dinners and you keep a few bottles in your room?  

 

tx

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1 minute ago, sr71_1 said:

 

Curious about the details on this.    When you bring a "case"...

  • Do you declare it when you board and pay the $15/bottle uncorking fee/bottle then? 
  • Does NCL manage most of the case for dinners and you keep a few bottles in your room?  

 

tx

Yes, we declare at the table right after you go through security. The $15 corkage fee per bottle is charged to your onboard account and appears as a charge from the dining room. We keep everything in our possession. If we take to dinner, they serve accordingly. Cabin steward washes the glasses and provides corkscrew.

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12 minutes ago, sr71_1 said:

 

Curious about the details on this.    When you bring a "case"...

  • Do you declare it when you board and pay the $15/bottle uncorking fee/bottle then? 
  • Does NCL manage most of the case for dinners and you keep a few bottles in your room?  

 

tx

 

We had NCL store our wine in a wine refrigerator that was available to us whenever we wanted a bottle (or we could call and have one delivered). 

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I have had the once or twice give an unofficial discount like two bottles for one corkage fee for bringing fairly inexpensive wine on board.  $15 on a $15 bottle may seem expensive,  but that way you are drink long something you know you like, and is still more inexpensive than wine by the glass on the ship.

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Someone please confirm ....I recall reading on this forum someone noting that there was a surcharge on purchased bottles of wine that was equal to or greater than the $15/bottle uncorking fee - their thinking was that if you were a wine lover it made a lot of sense to bring your own (do you guys agree)  ?   Sorry to hijack the thread 

 

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32 minutes ago, sr71_1 said:

Someone please confirm ....I recall reading on this forum someone noting that there was a surcharge on purchased bottles of wine that was equal to or greater than the $15/bottle uncorking fee - their thinking was that if you were a wine lover it made a lot of sense to bring your own (do you guys agree)  ?   Sorry to hijack the thread 

 

 

 

I don't believe there is any such thing.  At least in all the years I've been around.

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16 hours ago, sr71_1 said:

...i think what i was remembering was a 20% gratuity on bottles of wine ... etc....   clearly not = $15/bottle.    Still.... I'll likely bring a few nice bottles for the room.  

 

tx 

 

That is actually a good point...20% gratuity could exceed $15 on a decent bottle of wine. In any event, if you want good wine it is definitely best to bring your own.

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42 minutes ago, fastpitchdad said:

 

That is actually a good point...20% gratuity could exceed $15 on a decent bottle of wine. In any event, if you want good wine it is definitely best to bring your own.

Even with a $7.50 bottle of wine, it would be cheaper to pay the corkage fee than to purchase a bottle of wine on the ship.

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21 hours ago, sr71_1 said:

Someone please confirm ....I recall reading on this forum someone noting that there was a surcharge on purchased bottles of wine that was equal to or greater than the $15/bottle uncorking fee - their thinking was that if you were a wine lover it made a lot of sense to bring your own (do you guys agree)  ?   Sorry to hijack the thread 

 

The gratuity on a bottle of wine purchased on the ship is 20 percent.

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