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Readytocruisefrompa
07-19-2006, 04:11 PM
I know DCL rules say you are not to bring alcohol on board, but are they strick with this rule? Has anyone gotten away with bringing it on board and if so how did you pack it?

moet7
07-19-2006, 04:21 PM
I know DCL rules say you are not to bring alcohol on board, but are they strick with this rule? Has anyone gotten away with bringing it on board and if so how did you pack it?


I wrapped it in bubble wrap and placed it in my Mickey Softsided Rolling Cooler and just rolled it on board. No questions asked!!! remember no ice in those coolers!!!

Mmketeer
07-19-2006, 04:22 PM
Hi,

I have brought a bottle or two onboard every ship I have ever sailed including DCL many times. You do have to be aware that they have the right to open your luggage and seize your alcohol at anytime, but I have yet to have that heppen. Shoot, I even pack wrapped Christmas gifts, but I only pack this stuff n my checked luggage. I have heard that you can carry it on in your carry on bag with DCL, but I figure why take the chance. I wrap the bottles in bubble wrap and then place them in zip lock bags and put them in between my clothes. I haven't had any of them break yet, but then again I haven't had the room to bring a case of anything including soda pop either! LOL!


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mommasita
07-19-2006, 04:31 PM
I think you will find many people here bring stuff along. We bring a rolling cooler with NO ICE, and have alcohol in it, and have our room steward fill it 2x daily with ice. THis works out great, great, great. We are not huge drinkers, but when on vacation we have a couple here and there. It is a nice savings, and very convenient. We have even had Shirley (theperfect.cc) send us a couple of adult baskets.. :teeth:

lbgraves
07-19-2006, 04:36 PM
They know what is in the bottles when the bags go thru the xray & even comment that you should have a nice time on the cruise.

crisi
07-19-2006, 05:09 PM
Don't check it however. No matter how much bubble wrap you use, the luggage gorillas and baggage conveyers can break that bottle. Which if it were only your own clothing that was ruined would be your own risk, but when your bag gets tossed on top of someone elses, and their carefully selected formalwear gets tie dyed with Merlot and smells like rum, they aren't happy.

Float My Boat
07-19-2006, 07:25 PM
I know DCL rules say you are not to bring alcohol on board, but are they strick with this rule? Has anyone gotten away with bringing it on board and if so how did you pack it?Since when?! They used to be the only cruise line that DID allow alcohol to be brought onboard. We have always just carried a case of beer right on.

As far as I know, this rule hasn't changed. They wouldn't even have need for the uncorking fee they charge to open your own bottles of wine, if you weren't allowed to have your own bottles of wine. According to Cruise Critic (http://www.cruisecritic.com/features/articles.cfm?ID=143) it is still allowed. (Not that they are official or anything.)

joshua121301
07-19-2006, 09:12 PM
Has anyone ever shipped a case of wine to the ship? I am hosting a Dis Party in our room and would love to have drinks.

Float My Boat
07-19-2006, 09:17 PM
Can't ship it from out of state. It's illegal in FL.

joshua121301
07-19-2006, 09:36 PM
The website that I buy wine from listed Florida as a current ship to state. Has something changed recently?

joshua121301
07-19-2006, 09:38 PM
I think that the law actually changed this year. I copied this from the fed ex website...

Florida Wine Shipping Services
FedEx is expanding wine shipping services to accept legal wine shipments to consumers into, out of, and within Florida. The effective date is March 1, 2006. For those shipping wine to NY consumers, please note changes on the State Pairing Guide.

Float My Boat
07-19-2006, 09:46 PM
Oh cool! I didn't know that. Thanks for the info.

So.... where's the party? :dance3:

WldWcnWmn
07-20-2006, 12:43 AM
I didn't know you could ship to Florida now! Oh Sweet. Oregon Vineyard wines now onboard...Whoo Hoo :cool1: That will save my back from across the country! No more carry on of bottles!

zukeeper
07-20-2006, 02:05 AM
Does anyone know if DCL actually follows through with the $15 corkage fee? That might make me rethink bringing a bottle to dinner. The last non-DCL cruise I was on, they told me what the corkage fee was but never charged it.

alanapapa
07-20-2006, 08:41 AM
Has anyone ever shipped a case of wine to the ship? I am hosting a Dis Party in our room and would love to have drinks.
Any alcohol being shipped must come directly from the vendor or wholesaler. UPS, FedEX, and USPS will not accept packages with alcohol. If they are found they will be destroyed. If they are damaged in transit, and damage other packages, you will be responsible for the damages incurred.

currycook
07-20-2006, 09:40 AM
Since when?! They used to be the only cruise line that DID allow alcohol to be brought onboard. We have always just carried a case of beer right on.

As far as I know, this rule hasn't changed. They wouldn't even have need for the uncorking fee they charge to open your own bottles of wine, if you weren't allowed to have your own bottles of wine. According to Cruise Critic (http://www.cruisecritic.com/features/articles.cfm?ID=143) it is still allowed. (Not that they are official or anything.)

I beleive you are correct. I dont think DCL has changed. Hope this is still true.

mattmommy
07-20-2006, 02:49 PM
Ok, here comes the flames :furious:

Mom and Dad shipped a bottle of rum (they make plastic bottles) and we shipped a bottle of vodka (again, in plastic). Mom brought plastic flasks to dispense it at drink time. There was a group of 14 of us (8 drinkers) and it saved lots of money. We also mailed down pirate stuff and door decorations.

lillygator
07-20-2006, 02:52 PM
I would also not check it....our first cruise we packed a case of Bud bottles...and I think once it got to our room there was only 4 salvaged - the rest were broken~!

mattmommy
07-20-2006, 05:18 PM
I'm not a drinker. Just give me a diet Coke with a slice of lemon and I'm good to go. I think my family still had 1/2 of each bottle full at the end. Then after a week at Disney they still have some to leave behind with relatives who live in Kissimmee. If anybody's been hit with a bar tab, you know they probably saved a ton of money.

I love my virgin pina coladas and having it without alcohol is like fifty cents cheaper and that's what killed us last cruise.

KimK2006
07-21-2006, 01:55 PM
We took a large rolling cooler full of beer on our July 9th cruise. We had no problems. Our cabin steward kept it filled with ice.

I would recommend carring any wine on the ship yourself. Some friends that went with us had a bottle of red wine break in their suitcase. (They thought it was wrapped up enough, but obviously it wasn't.) Of course it was in the suitcase with all of their dinner clothing. My friend discovered it when she went to check out her room for the first time and found her suitcase sitting in her bathtub with plastic wrap around it. When she called guest services, they had someone to her door in less than a minute. They dry cleaned everything and had it back to their room by 7:00 in the evening. Every spot came out!!! (Earlier, another friend could see the luggage being loaded on the ship and commented how rough they were with the luggage.) Live and learn!!

Jodi
07-21-2006, 02:06 PM
Ok, dopey question. Do you guys all drive to Port Canaveral, or can I take a rolling cooler filled w/ Guiness as carry on luggage on SW? :rotfl:

Tarabra
07-21-2006, 02:44 PM
We always bring beer except for the last cruise when I was preg. NOT pregnant this time SO bring on the beer!!! Anyhow, we carry it right through to get on the plane. The only time someone questioned in was the first time we flew after 9/11 and the other checker said, "It's not on list so I guess it's o.k." We've never had a rolling cooler, so that should make it much easier. I also always bring a beer cozy. Not sure if anyone mentioned this or not...but it tends to get a little hot in the Caribbean!! :goodvibes :rotfl: I've had people come up to me and ask where I got the cozy and told them I was prepared and brought it from home. I also got one at Sloppy Joe's in Key West if ya forget!! Note to self: add that to my packing list!! :thumbsup2

Float My Boat
07-21-2006, 03:49 PM
Ok, dopey question. Do you guys all drive to Port Canaveral, or can I take a rolling cooler filled w/ Guiness as carry on luggage on SW? :rotfl:

The time we flew down, we used a private car for transportation to the port from Orlando. Our driver made a stop at Walmart for us so we could get beer. Then we just carried it on.

moet7
07-21-2006, 04:33 PM
Ok, dopey question. Do you guys all drive to Port Canaveral, or can I take a rolling cooler filled w/ Guiness as carry on luggage on SW? :rotfl:

Hi
I took my rolling cooler on as a carry on, no problem. It however did NOT fit in the over head compartment. It only fit under the window seat in front of me. I flew Continental.

KimK2006
07-21-2006, 04:46 PM
We drove. We would have gone over the weight limit if we had been flying and tried to check with our luggage. We had it filled to the top! It saved us a lot of money!!

Mom323
07-21-2006, 05:42 PM
I would recommend carring any wine on the ship yourself. Some friends that went with us had a bottle of red wine break in their suitcase. (They thought it was wrapped up enough, but obviously it wasn't.) Of course it was in the suitcase with all of their dinner clothing. My friend discovered it when she went to check out her room for the first time and found her suitcase sitting in her bathtub with plastic wrap around it. When she called guest services, they had someone to her door in less than a minute. They dry cleaned everything and had it back to their room by 7:00 in the evening. Every spot came out!!! (Earlier, another friend could see the luggage being loaded on the ship and commented how rough they were with the luggage.) Live and learn!!

:scared1: This is why we pack all of our clothes in ziplock bags or the compressable Packmates. With my luck that leaky liquid would be all over my stuff. :laundy:

kritter
07-21-2006, 09:34 PM
Has one here actually carried the whole case on board not in a cooler??
Thanks...

Jpoo
07-21-2006, 10:50 PM
I am concerned about lugging my rolling cooler around until our room is ready.( we plan to get to terminal early, wanted to bring bottled water and some beer and wine) I have read that they rope off the hallways until the rooms are ready. I was hoping to be able to set the cooler by our door. Any thoughts?

LoveMyBirmans
07-21-2006, 11:24 PM
Kritter ... last October my husband and I toted a case of Bud Light right on the ship. We didn't bother with the cooler and no one batted an eye. :drinking1

Soccermom-Cheri
07-22-2006, 01:16 AM
Has one here actually carried the whole case on board not in a cooler??
Thanks...
we've carried about a case of wine on in duffel bags but found the easiest way to do it is just ship the stuff. I just don't like having to haul heavy bags if I don't have to. I started a thread (which I think is in the FAQ section) with all the info. We used a wine shop in Port Canaveral so there would be no question about state-line problems (we're in CA). Not the cheapest way to go, but the easiest for sure. We didn't have any problems with corkage fees as we had DIS'ers over for wine before dinner and then carried large enough glasses into dinner to go thru the meal.
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T&E
07-22-2006, 02:06 AM
Has anyone shipped alcohol from Canada onto their WD Cruise??? If so, who did you use, and how much did it cost. Cheers! :joker:

kritter
07-22-2006, 08:07 AM
we've carried about a case of wine on in duffel bags but found the easiest way to do it is just ship the stuff. I just don't like having to haul heavy bags if I don't have to. I started a thread (which I think is in the FAQ section) with all the info. We used a wine shop in Port Canaveral so there would be no question about state-line problems (we're in CA). Not the cheapest way to go, but the easiest for sure. We didn't have any problems with corkage fees as we had DIS'ers over for wine before dinner and then carried large enough glasses into dinner to go thru the meal.
:teeth:


Thanks what was the name of the company?? We would like to do this...

I was also thinking that we would have our limo stop and then we could get some alcohol..I wanted a bottle of margirita mix too.....I found a great drink to make with the TGIF mix...


Kritter ... last October my husband and I toted a case of Bud Light right on the ship. We didn't bother with the cooler and no one batted an eye.

Thanks so much..Did he find it a pain to lug it around till your room was ready??????

webray
07-22-2006, 12:53 PM
I know DCL rules say you are not to bring alcohol on board, but are they strick with this rule? Has anyone gotten away with bringing it on board and if so how did you pack it?


I thought DCL was one of the few ships that let you bring alcohol on board. We bring it every time, both in our luggage, mailed ahead and carried on. No problems any time..at all.

lUVTOGO
07-22-2006, 02:55 PM
Has one here actually carried the whole case on board not in a cooler??
Thanks...

We bring a 30 pk (stopped at a store on the way into the port) in our roll on cooler, then at the first port my DH picked up more. We had no problem carrrying it on or in the cooler. And you will have no problem picking any up in most ports.

kritter
07-22-2006, 07:12 PM
We bring a 30 pk (stopped at a store on the way into the port) in our roll on cooler, then at the first port my DH picked up more. We had no problem carrrying it on or in the cooler. And you will have no problem picking any up in most ports.


I did not know that you could get it in port and bring it back on to drink..good to know..thanks....