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hi, Can anyone tell me what the wine prices are like? Is there a special rate for mutiple bottles like the soda card? Is there a corkage fee if you bring a few bottles on board? On other lines sometimes the value pricing seems a good deal but covers only ordinary wines (average is OK by me).

Any details on what other wine nuts do at dinner to avoid $38+ bottles of wine is appreciated. Thanks.

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hi, Can anyone tell me what the wine prices are like?

Got to the Royal Caribbean home page. Under Before You Board -> gifts and gear -> gifts and gear aboard

scroll down the page and click on "wine cellar" for a listing of what they offer on board and prices on board.

Is there a special rate for mutiple bottles like the soda card?

yes. I want to say 5 bottles off a selected list for $125 BUT it could be 4 bottles for $125 and I think they offer 3 bottle packages too.

 

Is there a corkage fee if you bring a few bottles on board? On other lines sometimes the value pricing seems a good deal but covers only ordinary wines (average is OK by me).

You cannot bring a wine or chamapge onboard that they offer on their list (again, check this out at the gifts and gear section of their web page) You may bring wine and champagne onboard that is not offered by RCCL and there is a $15 corkage fee per bottle. I also think you are limited to 2 bottles per person.

Be sure to call RCCL to clarify all of this.

Any details on what other wine nuts do at dinner to avoid $38+ bottles of wine is appreciated. Thanks.

 

Happy Sailing!!!

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This information is from a cruise we took last April so the prices will be somewhat different but hopefully, it will give you a point of reference. I typed it out for our Freedom Meet & Mingle so it was no problem to re-paste here.

 

 

Gold Selection:

Korbel Brut Sparkling - California

Stone Cellars Chardonnay, Beringer - California

Lindemans bin 77, Semillon-Chardonney - Australia

Danzante Pinot Grigio - Italy

Caliterra Sauvignon Blance - Chile

Woodbridge White Zinfandel (Mondavi) - California

Georges duBouef Beaujolais Villages - France

Stone Cellars (Beringer) Cabernet Sauvignon - California

Woodbridge Twin Oaks - Cabernet Sauvignon - California

Vina Tarapaca Merlot - Chile

Footprint Shiraz - Australia

 

Prices:

 

5 bottles - Value $165; Price - $113

7 bottles - Value $231; Price - $158

10 bottles - Value $330; Price - $226

12 bottles - Value $396; Price - $273

 

 

Platinum Selection:

Korbel Brut Sparkling - California

Argyle Brut Sparkling - Oregon

Stone Cellars Chardonnay, Beringer - California

Badger Mountain Organic Chardonnay - Washington State

Lindemans bin 77, Semillon-Chardonnay - Australia

Chateau St. Michelle Johannesburg Riesling - Washington State (really)

Danzante Pinot Grigio - Italy

Caliterra Sauvignon Blanc - Chile

Woodbridge White Zinfandel (Mondavi) - California

Beringer White Zinfandel - California

Georges duBouef Beaujolais Villages - France

Stone Cellars (Beringer) Cabernet Sauvignon - California

Woodbridge Twin Oaks - Cabernet Sauvignon - California

Robert Mondavi Private Selection Merlot - California

Vina Tarapaca Merlot - Chile

Faustino VII Rioja - Spain

Footprint Shiraz - Australia

Red Zinfandel - Cline - California

 

Prices:

 

5 bottles - Value $185; Price - $125

7 bottles - Value $259; Price - $173

10 bottles - Value $370; Price - $250

12 bottles - Value $444; Price - $299

 

Diamond Selection:

Korbel Brut Sparkling - California

Argyle Brut Sparkling - Oregon

Stone Cellars Chardonnay, Beringer - California

Meridian Vineyards Chardonnay - California

Badger Mountain Organic Chardonnay - Washington State

Lindemans bin 77, Semillon-Chardonnay - Australia

Chateau St. Michelle Johannesburg Riesling - Washington State (really)

Danzante Pinot Grigio - Italy

Caliterra Sauvignon Blanc - Chile

Woodbridge White Zinfandel (Mondavi) - California

Beringer White Zinfandel - California

Georges duBouef Beaujolais Villages - France

Stone Cellars (Beringer) Cabernet Sauvignon - California

Woodbridge Twin Oaks - Cabernet Sauvignon - California

Arboleda Carmenere - Chile

Robert Mondavi Private Selection Merlot - California

Vina Tarapaca Merlot - Chile

Beringer's Founder's Estate Pinot Noir - California

Faustino VII Rioja - Spain

Footprint Shiraz - Australia

Rosemount Shiraz - Australia

Red Zinfandel - Cline - California

 

Prices:

 

5 bottles - Value $190; Price - $137

7 bottles - Value $266; Price - $189

10 bottles - Value $380; Price - $274

12 bottles - Value $456; Price - $329

 

 

You have to pay the 15% gratuity on top of the price of any package, as with all drinks. Selections are available in the Main dining room, specialty restaurants and Windjammer. Selections are subject to availability and the line reserves the right to substitute a similar wine for one on the list if it becomes unavailable. Package is valid only on the voyage purchased and you may take home any unconsumed bottles.

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hi, Can anyone tell me what the wine prices are like? Is there a special rate for mutiple bottles like the soda card? Is there a corkage fee if you bring a few bottles on board? On other lines sometimes the value pricing seems a good deal but covers only ordinary wines (average is OK by me).

Any details on what other wine nuts do at dinner to avoid $38+ bottles of wine is appreciated. Thanks.

 

 

I am a wine lover and drink good wines.

 

RCI wine packages are very low end with sub par wines.

 

Now I hear they do not allow bottles with a corkage fee.

 

I have always brought my own wine and am happy to pay the fees.

 

I am sorry to say this is another reason RCI is not on my list of favorite cruise lines. I hate paying too much for good wines and even more hate drinking cheap wines.

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We brought several bottles of our local champagne on board. We drank all but one in our suite. The one we took to Portofino's for our anniversary dinner cost us a $10 corkage fee. No one questioned it.

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We brought several bottles of our local champagne on board. We drank all but one in our suite. The one we took to Portofino's for our anniversary dinner cost us a $10 corkage fee. No one questioned it.

Did you check it or was it brought on in your carryon? ( I'm going on my first ocean cruise in October and I know nothing! :D ) I do plan on spending some time on my balcony sipping a light libation, though. I noticed from the above list that my favorite wine in not served on RCCL, so I'm hoping to be able to bring it.

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Did you check it or was it brought on in your carryon? ( I'm going on my first ocean cruise in October and I know nothing! :D ) I do plan on spending some time on my balcony sipping a light libation, though. I noticed from the above list that my favorite wine in not served on RCCL, so I'm hoping to be able to bring it.

 

The wines I listed are only those included in the package. There were dozens of more bottles available. also, someone mentioned looking on the web-site but those wines are bon voyage gifts and only represent a small fraction of what's available onboard.

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If you put wine list in the search engine on the RCCL site, a domestic and a foreign wine list will come up. Fairly accurate but it did not have a fabulous Banfi Barbera that we had in Portofinos and then ordered in the dining room.

 

I agree with the OP that the packages do not have enough variety. We find the RCCL list limited and the packages even more so. Keep posting about whether we can bring wines not on the list. We don't mind paying the corkage fee as it still works out better than the RCCL price.

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Hi, again. I am finding this info very valuable. I don't sail until Nov. on Voyager. How do we keep sharing current experiences? Should we stay focused on wine policies/prices? On RCL wine policies/prices? I am not sure how to keep a thread alive with current info located centrally i.e. not buried in many different threads. Ideas?

 

Also a question regarding the wine card - when can you buy it? Can you buy a 5 bottle and then a few days later buy another 5 bottle card?

 

Also when I do the math, you save money on some bottles on the list and lose money vs the per bottle price on others. So I think if you do a card be sure to select the ones you save on and then just do per bottle pricing for the others.

 

Happy Cruzer

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They have stations all over to buy the package the first day. I remember one outside the Windjammer and probably one outside the dining room and possibly in the Royal Promenade. I think you could also buy it from your waiter.

 

We'll just keep posting new exciting info about RCCL wine and keep the thread alive.

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My wife and I always take our own wine. Most of the wines offered on cruise ships can be purchased at a retail outlet for $6.00-$10.00 per bottle. The markup on the ships wine is 3-4 times, we refuse to pay $30.00-$40.00 for low end wine. We will gladly pay the corkage fee on the bottles of wine we bring to dinner.

 

Go to Walmart and buy a small suitcase, bubble wrap the bottles, cut some cardboard strips to put between the bottles. Put a luggage tag on it and check it in with the rest of your luggage or buy a wine trolley, pack it up and send it through. Don't forget to bring along a cork screw.

 

We cruised the Rhapsody this past March, we brought our own wine during the cruise and were charged a corkage fee on the first night only. We cruised the Grand last Dec. brought our own wine and were charged a corkage fee every night. Go figure!!!

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We're going on Freedom in September. We'l check for you to see if you can purchase wine packages later int he week. I suspect you can. Cruise lines are in bsiness ot make money and frankly, they make more on you if you choose two five bottle packages than if you just bit the bullet and bought a ten bottle package to open.

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I ended up paying $45 for a bottle of Erath Pinot Noir that would normally only cost $9.50 on land. It's the last time I'll purchase a bottle of wine from RCI. Either I'll bring my own or do without. They are WAY to expensive for what you get.

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I do agree that the mark-up on RCL is higher than in most land-based restaurants.

 

And that is the real issue.

 

Cruise lines used to offer fair pricing on their wines so we benefitted a bit by drinking their wines. Not any longer.

 

We brought three bottles of a favorite Chateauneuf onboard Serenade late 2004. I paid $36 in the store and we happily paid the $15 corkage. RCI had the same wine on their list for $89 bottle, plus the 15% service charge of course. Sorry, but I will not be ripped off for wine.

 

Celebrity, HAL, and almost all lines allow your own wine with a fee. I prefer to drink the wine of my own choosing and have no issue paying for a corkage fee. This new policy is very annoying.

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When did this new policy start? I've read lots of recent trip reports where people report paying a $12 corage fee and having their own wine opened.

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And that is the real issue.

 

Cruise lines used to offer fair pricing on their wines so we benefitted a bit by drinking their wines. Not any longer.

 

We brought three bottles of a favorite Chateauneuf onboard Serenade late 2004. I paid $36 in the store and we happily paid the $15 corkage. RCI had the same wine on their list for $89 bottle, plus the 15% service charge of course. Sorry, but I will not be ripped off for wine.

 

Celebrity, HAL, and almost all lines allow your own wine with a fee. I prefer to drink the wine of my own choosing and have no issue paying for a corkage fee. This new policy is very annoying.

 

This is my issue too. I am willing to pay a mark-up but not 3- 4 times the price. That is what I found on my favorite bottle of wine(it's low end Beringer).

 

Marie

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DW and I and real bad...we bring our own wine...we open a bottle in our cabin and have a pre-dinner glass...return to our cabin right before dinner and refill our glasses and take them in to dinner...just the right amount for us and no corkage.

 

If the cruise lines charged a reasonable amount for decent wine we would play but since they get greedy they make no money on us.

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Hi, again. Now that I know I'm not alone with the wine pricing/policy issue. And I agree the real issue is that the pricing/policy is very unfair. Is there anything else on the ship that is marked up an average of 4 times (sometimes 5 or 6 times) the price you pay at home?? Not the mixed drinks, not excursions, not photo processing, not t-shirts, not anything I can think off. That is why we all are bothered. So here's the info we need from people about a cruise to help us decide if we want to go and how we want to handle our wine.

 

Name of Ship and Date Sailed

Did you bring wine on board? In checked or carry on baggage?

Was there a corkage fee? Did it include the tip?

Was there a wine package offered? Quality of wines and pricing? When and where was it available for purchase and use.

Was there a wine you really enjoyed on the ship? Was there a wine/food pairing you really enjoyed?

General Comments.

 

We will greatly appreciate any and all info!

Happy Cruzer

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We find that spa services are more than they are in other types of resorts. I've been to some nice spas in Vegas (Bellagio, Mandalay Bay) but the ones on the ships are definitely more and not as posh.

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Hi, again. Now that I know I'm not alone with the wine pricing/policy issue. And I agree the real issue is that the pricing/policy is very unfair. Is there anything else on the ship that is marked up an average of 4 times (sometimes 5 or 6 times) the price you pay at home?? Not the mixed drinks, not excursions, not photo processing, not t-shirts, not anything I can think off. That is why we all are bothered.
I, too, believe that the winelist is overpriced, but I DO want to correct this hyperbole.

 

The markup of 4 or 5 times is NOT vs restaurant prices at home. That's a markup on the STORE price of buying a bottle of wine. Most restaurants have a 2x or a 3x markup. RC's markup is just higher than that, but NOT 4x what you would pay in a restaurant on land.

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I think that another thing worth noting is that the markup is higher on cheaper wines. If you bought a Veuve Cliquot or something like that, you would not be paying 3 or 4 times retail. It's the cheapest wines they seem to mark up most, I think because they need to make a certain profit per bottle for their business model, and this is most glaring on cheaper wine.

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Hi, In my earlier post when I stated times 4 of prices at home I meant what is paid in a grocery store or liquor store. We all live in different areas where restaurents policies vary alot but most grocery store chains' prices are pretty close so I like to compare to that. But MM's pt is well taken some markup is to be expected.

 

I agree that cheap wine is marked up more that's why I said up to 6X sometimes that's what it appears to be on lower cost wine.

 

So I think we are all trying to share the same info. I hope we all agree that getting current conditions on ships is very important. If you carefully read the RCL policy it states that the policy will vary by ship and itinerary so I would like to see the variations.

 

Thanks for the replys! Happy Cruzer

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Talk has been regarding bottle(s) of wine. Can you order 1 glass of "house" wine w/ dinner? If so, what price range?

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Talk has been regarding bottle(s) of wine. Can you order 1 glass of "house" wine w/ dinner? If so, what price range?

 

Yes, for the ships we have sailed on, Celebrity and Holland America. As I recall the price of a glass is between $6 and $12, depending, of course, on the wine. This is for the low and medium priced wines. They won't sell by the glass for the high price wines. Add 15% tip.

 

I have some issues with the inconsistent carry-on policies, but I have never had a problem in carrying on a bottle or two of wine. The corkage fee seems to be between $12 and $15. The wine stewards have also always kept a part of a bottle and brought it back for the next dinner. There is no additional fee or mandatory tip for that service.

 

Bob ;)

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Wine by the glass ranges from 6 to over 12 on RCI.

 

I was recently on HAL escorting a group and brought aboard six cases of wine, five for a private tasting and one for personal consumption. We paid a per person fee for the tasting which was very reasonable and then paid $15 per bottle for personal corkage. They were totally gracious.

 

I did the same (6 bottles) on an X cruise five months ago.

 

I find it very annoying that RCI does not allow this.

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Hi, again. Anyone just back and want to tell us about the current wine conditions on their cruise?

 

Name of Ship and Date Sailed

Did you bring wine on board? In checked or carry on baggage?

Was there a corkage fee? Did it include the tip?

Was there a wine package offered? Quality of wines and pricing? When and where was it available for purchase and use.

Was there a wine you really enjoyed on the ship? Was there a wine/food pairing you really enjoyed?

General Comments.

 

We will greatly appreciate any and all info!

Happy Cruzer

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I've been considering bringing some wine onboard myself (never did it before), and if I do, I plan to bubblewrap the bottles and put it in my checked luggage. My husband isn't too keen on this idea, I think he feels as though it will be "embarrassing" to bring your own wine into the dining room, and I think he doesn't want the hassle of packing wine, and is willing to "tough it out" for a week. Can anyone tell me what the procedure is once you're onboard? I read in an earlier post that they allow 2 bottles per person (of a wine not on their list). Do I show up at the dining room on the first night with four bottles, and have the wine steward store them? Any feedback would be great, I'd love to do this, but want to keep the process as low-key as possible, so my husband won't feel like the spotlight's on him. Thanks!

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I've been considering bringing some wine onboard myself (never did it before), and if I do, I plan to bubblewrap the bottles and put it in my checked luggage. My husband isn't too keen on this idea, I think he feels as though it will be "embarrassing" to bring your own wine into the dining room, and I think he doesn't want the hassle of packing wine, and is willing to "tough it out" for a week. Can anyone tell me what the procedure is once you're onboard? I read in an earlier post that they allow 2 bottles per person (of a wine not on their list). Do I show up at the dining room on the first night with four bottles, and have the wine steward store them? Any feedback would be great, I'd love to do this, but want to keep the process as low-key as possible, so my husband won't feel like the spotlight's on him. Thanks!

 

No need to be embarrassed; they have a corkage fee because they expect some folks will do this but if he feels like walking through the ship carrying a bottle of wine is a little too much like a tailgate party, you can ask your room attendant to deliver it to the dining room. Just let her know your table number. This is especially helpful if it's white wine because the dining room will chill it for you in advance of your arrival. We did this on Navigator last April.

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We've brought wine into the dining room and paid the corkage fee -- just checked to see if it was a wine that RCCL did not have on the menu (as previously posted, go to rccl.com and put wine list in the search engine and it will come up with wine lists for domestic and foreign.) When we were on Navigator last June, one of our Cruise Critic friends was a wine distributor and she brought wine for every night (she lived near the port). We may bring a few bottles on the Mariner in Jan. and do again. It still comes out cheaper than the RCCL price even with the corkage fee.

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Hi, We just carry our bottle in with us when we come to dinner. The wine steward is used to looking for them and sees us (some time before we are even seated) and takes care of the bottle for us. The white wine can be chilled in about 2 minutes in some machine they have so that works to. The wine steward is usually especially pleased to help us because a. its obvious we really appreciate good wine b. he gets to see and usually taste some new wines and c. wine nuts usually tip him well in addition to the corkage fee. We have a couple of BYOB places locally. You might see if you do in your area and practice getting used to bringing in wine. My hubby is an etiquette nut and was always nervous about not offending anyone. Now he is the pro and does everything right. He is even comfortable bringing in glasses ( in a nice box), corkscrew, and two bottles (white and red in our leather double carrier souvenir wine carrier he purchased on a cruise in Uraguay). So those hubbys can be trained!:rolleyes:

 

I started this thread to check on how RCL was enforcing their new beverage policy. But regardless of the current info I still do intend on bringing wine on board my cruise in Nov. I just want to be prepared based on what has happened to others on RCL .

 

So here's the pertinent info again :)

 

Name of Ship and Date Sailed

Did you bring wine on board? In checked or carry on baggage?

Was there a corkage fee? Did it include the tip?

Was there a wine package offered? Quality of wines and pricing? When and where was it available for purchase and use.

Was there a wine you really enjoyed on the ship? Was there a wine/food pairing you really enjoyed?

General Comments.

 

 

Happy Cruzin

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DH is in the wine biz, so we are extremely particular about the wines we consume. So far we have taken wine on every cruise (see list below) and have never had one issue. We have carried 3 and 4 bottles a piece in our carry on and also have bubble wrapped and packed in our checked luggage many more. We have no problem taking our wine to the dining room (we usually dine at the specialty restaurants) because once our waiter sees the bottle we are bringing, they are usually aware that it is a premimium bottle and better than what they have on their wine list. We have even had them comment to us "good choice" etc...

 

Last October on the Splendor out of Barcelona, we could not take our usual "stash" since we were flying over to Europe for the cruise. We did go into one of the grocery stores in Barcelona and picked up some terrific wines (they are very cheap in Europe) for $5 -$10 apiece, which would typically cost $20-$30 per bottle here. We carried them right on in our carry on in full sight and no one said a word. We picked up additional bottles during our cruise while in port and again, carried the on in plain sight.

 

So far we have been very lucky that we have basically been able to take on whatever we like and in quantity. We too like to enjoy a nice bottle on our balcony prior to dinner. Most true wine drinkers are very particular about the wines they drink, so no matter what the policy, they still would not resort to a lower end wine if that was all that was offered.

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Thanks for the input, it sounds painless enough, especially if the room steward brings the wine down. We have a favorite BYOB place at home, and my husband doesn't mind that at all. I'd rather bring wines on board that I enjoy, rather than paying top dollar for bottles I see in the liquor store for a few dollars.

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Here's the email reply I got when I asked this question to RCCL.

 

we do not allow guests to bring their own beverages onboard. This includes: liquor, wine, beer, soda, or self produced products (example: home made wines).

 

An exception to the rule is:

 

For guests who have a unique request for wine (only), and is not listed in the wine list below, Royal Caribbean will allow a maximum of two bottles of wine.

 

A corkage fee of $12.00 per bottle will be charged.

We do not allow more than two bottles.

We do not provide authorization or documentation.

 

Wine List:

 

Blush Wines

Item# 1266

White Zinfandel, Woodbridge, Robert Mondavi

$24.95 USD

 

Item# 1267

White Zinfandel, Beringer

$28.95 USD

 

Item# 1416

White Zinfandel / Chardonnay, PVS, Beringer

$29.95 USD

 

 

 

Champagnes & Sparkling Wines

Item# 1200

Mumm's Cordon Rouge, Brut

$60.95 USD

 

Item# 1201

Champagne Moet & Chandon

$70.95 USD

 

Item# 1215

Asti Spumante, Martini & Rossi, Piedmont

$27.95 USD

 

Item# 1216

Korbel Brut, California, USA

$30.95 USD

 

Item# 1218

Domain Chandon,Brut,California

$44.95 USD

 

Item# 1431

Argyle, Brut, Willamette Valley, Oregon, NV

$33.95 USD

 

 

 

Red Wines

Item# 1320

Pinot Noir, Beringer Founders' Estate

$39.95 USD

 

Item# 1330

Merlot, La Terre

$21.95 USD

 

Item# 1343

Cabernet Sauvignon, La Terre, California, USA

$21.95 USD

 

Item# 1344

Cabernet Sauvignon, Stone Cellar by Beringer, California, USA

$28.95 USD

 

Item# 1346

Cabernet Sauvignon, Beringer, Founders' Estate

$39.95 USD

 

Item# 1367

Torres Gran Coronas Cabernet

$50.95 USD

 

Item# 1370

Merlot, Vina Tarapacá, Maipo Valley, Chile

$28.95 USD

 

Item# 1380

Beaujolais Villages, Georges Duboeuf

$27.95 USD

 

Item# 1385

Côtes du Rhône, Belleruche, M. Chapoutier

$33.95 USD

 

Item# 1386

Shiraz, Rosemount, South Eastern Australia

$36.95 USD

 

Item# 1390

Crianza, La Mancha, Condesa de Leganza, Spain

$29.95 USD

 

Item# 1391

Rioja, Faustino VII, Rioja, Spain

$38.95 USD

 

Item# 1392

Valpolicella, Botter, Verona, Italy

$24.95 USD

 

Item# 1393

Chianti Classico Riserva, Castello di Gabbiano

$40.95 USD

 

Item# 1401

Moscato Bianco, La Famiglia di Robert Mondavi

$29.95 USD

 

Item# 1409

Cabernet Sauvignon, Reserva, Caliterra

$33.95 USD

 

Item# 1410

Cabernet Sauvignon, Woodbridge Twin Oaks

$25.95 USD

 

Item# 1411

Sangiovese, Danzante, Mondavi Frescobaldi

$24.95 USD

 

Item# 1412

Merlot, Robert Mondavi Private Selection

$33.95 USD

 

Item# 1413

Merlot, Sebastiani

$26.95 USD

 

Item# 1415

Merlot, Wolf Blass, Blue Label

$36.95 USD

 

Item# 1426

Tempranillo, Fortius, Navarra, Spain

$30.95 USD

 

Item# 1427

Shiraz, Footprint, Western Cape, South Africa

$24.95 USD

 

Item# 1428

Shiraz, Kirralaa Bushvine, Australia

$39.95 USD

 

Item# 1429

Malbec, Navarro Correas, Coleccion Privada

$25.95 USD

 

Item# 1430

Pinotage, Fort Simon, Stellenbosch

$36.95 USD

 

Item# 1432

Zinfandel, Buehler Estate

$34.95 USD

 

Item# 1433

Zinfandel, Cline

$28.95 USD

 

Item# 1434

Baron Herzog (Kosher)

$34.95 USD

 

 

 

White Wines

Item# 1128

Fumé Blanc, Robert Mondavi Winery

$39.95 USD

 

Item# 1226

Sauvignon Blanc,Kenwood Sonoma

$32.00 USD

 

Item# 1235

La Terre, Chardonnay

$21.95 USD

 

Item# 1238

Chardonnay, Stone Cellars by Beringer

$28.95 USD

 

Item# 1255

Johannisberg Riesling, Chateau St Michelle

$28.95 USD

 

Item# 1281

Chardonnay, Hardys, Nottage Hill

$29.95 USD

 

Item# 1282

Chardonnay, Torres, Gran Vina Sol, Penedes

$30.95 USD

 

Item# 1283

Semillon / Chardonnay, Lindemans, Bin 77

$33.95 USD

 

Item# 1285

Chardonnay, Penfold's Koonunga Hill

$39.95 USD

 

Item# 1287

Pouille Fuisse, Bouchard

$46.95 USD

 

Item# 1295

Sauvignon Blanc, Caliterra, Valle Central, Chile

$27.95 USD

 

Item# 1299

Sauvignon Blanc, Geyser Peak

$30.95 USD

 

Item# 1305

Riesling Spätlese, L Kreusch, Piesporter Michelsberg

$24.95 USD

 

Item# 1306

Blanco, Marques de Caceres, Rioja

$25.95 USD

 

Item# 1307

Soave Classico, Botter, Verona, Italy

$23.95 USD

 

Item# 1308

Pinot Grigio, Danzante, Venezie, Veneto, Italy

$34.95 USD

 

Item# 1311

Vouvray, Remy Pannier, Loire, France

$30.95 USD

 

Item# 1347

Chardonnay,Kendall-Jackson Vr

$43.95 USD

 

Item# 1417

Mâcon-Villages, Bouchard Père & Fils

$28.95 USD

 

Item# 1418

Sauvignon Blanc, Kenwood, Sonoma

$33.95 USD

 

Item# 1419

Sauvignon Blanc, Fairview, South Africa

$28.95 USD

 

Item# 1420

Sauvignon Blanc, Brancott, Marlborough

$32.95 USD

 

Item# 1421

Chardonnay, Footprint, Western Cape

$22.95 USD

 

Item# 1422

Organic Chardonnay, Badger Mountain

$29.95 USD

 

Item# 1423

Chardonnay, Sebastiani, Sonoma

$26.95 USD

 

Item# 1424

Chardonnay, Woodbridge Twin Oaks

$25.95 USD

 

Item# 1425

Fumé Blanc, Ferrari-Carano, Sonoma

$38.95 USD

 

Item# 1435

Baron Herzon (Kosher)

$34.95 USD

 

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Hey you got it in writing with a person's name attached.

 

I'd still like to know how this is enforced. Is it 2 bottles per peson? I would imagine that if they found more than 2 bottles in one bag either carryon or checked they could call you down to pick the two you want to keep. It's probably too much trouble to see how many bags you checked and how many wines total you have in them. And I'd hate to think the wine steward would have to be the enforcer by not letting you charge too many corkage fees.

 

Also the 2 bottle rule is kinda dumb. It's would seem to be the same amount of wine allowed for a 2 night, 7 night, 11 night, or longer cruise. I'm on an 11 night cruise so I'll be getting really thirsty.:(

 

Thanks and keep the info coming.

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DH is in the wine biz, so we are extremely particular about the wines we consume. So far we have taken wine on every cruise (see list below) and have never had one issue. We have carried 3 and 4 bottles a piece in our carry on and also have bubble wrapped and packed in our checked luggage many more. We have no problem taking our wine to the dining room (we usually dine at the specialty restaurants) because once our waiter sees the bottle we are bringing, they are usually aware that it is a premimium bottle and better than what they have on their wine list. We have even had them comment to us "good choice" etc...

 

Most true wine drinkers are very particular about the wines they drink, so no matter what the policy, they still would not resort to a lower end wine if that was all that was offered.

 

 

As a "true" wine drinker, I agree with you.

 

We normally pack a wine shipper box with a case of wine and check as baggage for a week cruise. I have not had a problem yet with RCI but have not been on one of their ships for more than two years. X and HAL have no problem with this and I have no problem paying a corkage fee.

 

We normally bring special bottles and some are private label, the rest small and special vineyards, so will definitely not conflict with the ship's offerings.

 

We always offer a taste to the Sommelier and most of the time have found they accept, although normally later in the evening.

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