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looneytunes31419
08-20-2008, 08:45 AM
Ok here goes, My DH has this question. Ok you can bring your favorite beverage on the ship and you can buy it at a liquor store in Nassau and bring it on the ship and take it to your room right. But he said he read that when you buy it in the liquor store on the ship you can not take it to your room that they will deliver it to your stateroom the last night of your cruise. Here is my question or our question, Is this true? And what is the difference of you buying it at port or bringing it on board from home?:confused3 I just had to ask. We have 3 weeks til we cruise, suppose to get cruise doc today so we will see.

Olga
08-20-2008, 08:53 AM
Yes, it is true.
No difference in bringing it from home or buying it in port, the only difference is buying it on the ship.

Yonkrs_Girl
08-20-2008, 09:33 AM
You are not allowed to buy alcohol in the ports and take it on board. The only place to buy the alcohol is in the ship's store and they will then send it to your cabin on the last night for you to take home. They do not allow alcohol to be sent to the ship from the ports for safety reasons and will just don't allow it. You can still bring it from home since YOU are the one bringing it on board but since at the ports, it is delivered by a store - they do not allow it.

Olga
08-20-2008, 09:42 AM
Ok here goes, My DH has this question. Ok you can bring your favorite beverage on the ship and you can buy it at a liquor store in Nassau and bring it on the ship and take it to your room right. But he said he read that when you buy it in the liquor store on the ship you can not take it to your room that they will deliver it to your stateroom the last night of your cruise. Here is my question or our question, Is this true? And what is the difference of you buying it at port or bringing it on board from home?:confused3 I just had to ask. We have 3 weeks til we cruise, suppose to get cruise doc today so we will see.

Here is your answer from the Disney site

Are there limits to the amount of duty-free merchandise that I may bring into the U.S. from the Bahamas?
Each Guest returning from the Bahamas to the U.S. can bring back up to a total of U.S. $800 worth of duty-free merchandise (retail price). Each Guest 21 and older is limited to 2 liters of alcohol, of which 1 liter must be produced in the Bahamas and Guests 18 and older are limited to 200 cigarettes and 100 cigars (excluding Cuban cigars). These limits are mandated by U.S. law and are subject to change

http://disneycruise.disney.go.com/dcl/en_US/help/overview?name=PortsOfCallFAQLandingPage#7
Note: Store deliveries are no longer allowed (security reasons) but the passenger may bring alcohol on board from port. HTH

Olga
08-20-2008, 09:49 AM
You are not allowed to buy alcohol in the ports and take it on board. The only place to buy the alcohol is in the ship's store and they will then send it to your cabin on the last night for you to take home. They do not allow alcohol to be sent to the ship from the ports for safety reasons and will just don't allow it. You can still bring it from home since YOU are the one bringing it on board but since at the ports, it is delivered by a store - they do not allow it.

From the Disnet site
http://disneycruise.disney.go.com/dcl/en_US/help/overview?name=PortsOfCallFAQLandingPage#7
Are duty-free third-party deliveries allowed in ports of call?

The security of our Guests, crew and ship is our highest priority at Disney Cruise LineŽ. As a result, third-party deliveries are prohibited in our ports of call. Guests are welcome to return to the ship with purchases made in port as long as those items can be examined by ship security upon boarding.

Sleepyluke
08-20-2008, 09:51 AM
This happened to us in Grand Cayman, I wanted some Tortuga rum and you can not walk out fo the store with it (if you tell them you are on a cruise or they know) but Disney will not accept the delivery. Guess the trick is to not tell them so you can carry it out of the store with you somehow. Not sure how the delivery only system works if it is customs, they way they do it, or just unknown reason.

I did not get my rum.....

dcladdict-ohio
08-20-2008, 09:58 AM
We were in Nassau on the Wonder last week .... bought two bottles of Old Naussau Rum (after trying all the free samples :cool1: ) had them boxed and brought them on the ship. It was obvious what we had and no-one said anything, we walked off the ship and through Border Patrol with the same boxes - no problem. The only liquor you can't take with you' is from Radar Trap, they deliver to your stateroom on the last night of the cruise.

kcashner
08-20-2008, 12:36 PM
We have never had a problem with buying anything in any port and bringing it onto the ship and taking it to our room. Yes, you have to carry it around with you and bring it onto the ship yourself. This includes boxes labeled as to the contents.

The ship will not accept deliveries of any kind in the ports excluding Port Canaveral (and there are restrictions there as to size and contents). Deliveries of medical supplies shipped to PC are an exception.

On arrival at PC, you are subject to US Customs regulations.

I have no idea why you weren't allowed to buy liquor at a store and take it with you to the ship--this looks like a problem with the store as it is not a ship issue.

DAD AT DISNEY
08-20-2008, 01:54 PM
You are not allowed to buy alcohol in the ports and take it on board. The only place to buy the alcohol is in the ship's store and they will then send it to your cabin on the last night for you to take home. They do not allow alcohol to be sent to the ship from the ports for safety reasons and will just don't allow it. You can still bring it from home since YOU are the one bringing it on board but since at the ports, it is delivered by a store - they do not allow it.

Not true, we brought back 4 bottles of rum and a case of Bud Light when we were at Nassau. Keep in mind that they charge $45.00 a case:scared1: for Bud Light in Nassau.

looneytunes31419
08-20-2008, 01:58 PM
I want to thank everyone for their comments. However I am not asking about deliveries. I am talking about what is the difference between bringing it on the ship your self and buying it your self on the ship and taking it to your room. Meaning you can buy it in Nassau and bring it on board as well as bring it on board from home. What is the difference when you buy it on the ship? Why can you not take it to your room from their shop? I guess I did not make my self very clear, and for that I am very sorry.:confused3

Olga
08-20-2008, 02:06 PM
This happened to us in Grand Cayman, I wanted some Tortuga rum and you can not walk out fo the store with it (if you tell them you are on a cruise or they know) but Disney will not accept the delivery. Guess the trick is to not tell them so you can carry it out of the store with you somehow. Not sure how the delivery only system works if it is customs, they way they do it, or just unknown reason.

I did not get my rum.....

Disney is one of the few, if not the only cruise line that allows passengers to bring alcohol onboard, both on initial arrival as well as from ports of call. Other cruise lines confiscate alcohol which the passenger can claim it at the end of their cruise.
The merchant was confused :confused3 or unaware that Disney is an exception.
My cousin (the avid know it all cruiser) and I had this discussion, he was shocked.:eek:
Each port has limits and Disney explains those on their site. For the Bahamas and some other ports it's 2 liters :banana: , some of the ports there is a limit of 1 liter, it varies.

Olga
08-20-2008, 02:10 PM
I want to thank everyone for their comments. However I am not asking about deliveries. I am talking about what is the difference between bringing it on the ship your self and buying it your self on the ship and taking it to your room. Meaning you can buy it in Nassau and bring it on board as well as bring it on board from home. What is the difference when you buy it on the ship? Why can you not take it to your room from their shop? I guess I did not make my self very clear, and for that I am very sorry.:confused3
You were quite clear, although the rules can be confusing. You can bring it on with you and also buy it in port, in both cases you may take it to your room.

Customs regulations do not allow you to take alcohol purchased in the duty free shops onboard to be taken to your room, Also, it is said that you can not take any open bottle off the ship but people seem to do so without any problem.

looneytunes31419
08-20-2008, 09:14 PM
You were quite clear, although the rules can be confusing. You can bring it on with you and also buy it in port, in both cases you may take it to your room.

Customs regulations do not allow you to take alcohol purchased in the duty free shops onboard to be taken to your room, Also, it is said that you can not take any open bottle off the ship but people seem to do so without any problem.

Thank you Olga I certainly appreciate it. we just could not figure out what the difference was. I am glad someone could understand what it was we were asking. enjoy your cruise and be safe. we got our documents tonight so we are doing our doc dance :banana: only 3 weeks to go.

Olga
08-20-2008, 09:35 PM
You're welcome, be safe and enjoy your vacation as well.

Happy Anniversary this year and always.

DCL Cruise Luvr
08-30-2008, 07:13 AM
You are not allowed to buy alcohol in the ports and take it on board. The only place to buy the alcohol is in the ship's store and they will then send it to your cabin on the last night for you to take home. They do not allow alcohol to be sent to the ship from the ports for safety reasons and will just don't allow it. You can still bring it from home since YOU are the one bringing it on board but since at the ports, it is delivered by a store - they do not allow it.

This is not true, exactly.... We've been on 2 cruises. In Nassau we purchased bottles of alcohol and were allowed to carry them back on board. The package was like a drink carrier for bottles and had a see through window so there was no confusion that we were bringing alcohol back.

The difference was in other ports. In The Grand Cayman, they would not allow you to carry liquor out of the store... I guess they knew when you paid with cash or credit card... I don't know... but we also tried to buy Rum (like someone else) and were not allowed because the store's have a delivery policy, but DCL doesn't accept "third party deliveries" which is what this would be. It depends on the rules of the port... We think we would have been able to bring something back from Cozumel, but we didn't try as we thought, Mexico... Tequila, and we wanted Rum... from the next port. If we had known, would have purchased Rum in either Cozumel or Key West. We just wanted to get some "local" or "exotic" rum and didn't know there were delivery rules in Cayman. So instead we purchased Rum on board, which the whole purpose was to bring it home so the restrictions about receiving it the last night didn't matter. Hope that clears it up because some of the answers were partially right, but as they were stated... they were incorrect.

Does anyone know about the Eastern Itinerary... any "rules" like this that a souvenir alcohol buyer should know about. I know you can bring back more bottles... so I would think the ports don't have the "delivery" rules that Grand Cayman had, but I'm just guessing??? Anyone know the details????