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Old 07-31-2013, 06:02 PM   #1
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Bring Food on board during Port stops?

I know you can't bring food onto the ship when you get on at Cape Canaveral (except pre-packaged commercial), but if you, say, buy a bunch of French pastries at St. Maarten, are you allowed to bring them onboard with you?

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Old 07-31-2013, 06:19 PM   #2
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I know you can't bring food onto the ship when you get on at Cape Canaveral (except pre-packaged commercial), but if you, say, buy a bunch of French pastries at St. Maarten, are you allowed to bring them onboard with you?

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The DCL website info doesn't specify where the food restriction is applied. It just says:

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What food or food storage containers are not permitted?
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Food coolers containing personal snack foods and drinks may not be brought onboard. They are only permitted if needed for medications, baby food or items related to special dietary needs.

Homemade, pre-cooked or other perishable items plus any open snack containers cannot be brought on board. Limitations on permitted food items are directly related to concerns for food safety and contamination prevention.

Disney Cruise Line regrets that the crew members on board are unable to provide food preparation, refrigeration or storage for personal food or beverage items. Disney Cruise Line cannot verify the cleanliness of the environment in which pre-cooked or homemade food items were prepared, and so for the safety of all Guests and crew, these items are not permitted aboard the ship.


https://disneycruise.disney.go.com/p...age-containers

I take it to mean it cannot be brought onboard at any point.
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Yeah, I knew about that, but wasn't sure if it applied to the other countries....like Cuban cigars are "illegal", but several people buy them in Nassau and bring them onboard, but smoke them before they return to Cape Canaveral.
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I know that certain foods purchased in ports can be brought aboard, for example, you can bring pre-packaged rum cakes aboard. I've also had no problem bringing a box of chocolates with me. I would not try to bring fresh fruit/veg., plants, flowers, or meats. Not sure about the French pastries--if I were visiting a Caribbean port, I would be too worried about spoilage issues with custards, & etc. to try to bring pastries with me.
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I know that certain foods purchased in ports can be brought aboard, for example, you can bring pre-packaged rum cakes aboard. I've also had no problem bringing a box of chocolates with me. I would not try to bring fresh fruit/veg., plants, flowers, or meats. Not sure about the French pastries--if I were visiting a Caribbean port, I would be too worried about spoilage issues with custards, & etc. to try to bring pastries with me.
Thanks! There's a famous pastry shop in Marigot, St. Maarten, that is supposed to have out-of-this world bread and pastries. Maybe they can box and seal them.
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Food items brought on board need to be commercially packaged and sealed. Sealing a box in a shop is not considered commercially sealed which is something that would be done in an industrial setting in a sterile contaminant-free environment.

If you are really keen on the pastries, I'd eat them there unless you're prepared to have to give them up at port.

BTW, I don't believe that it is illegal to purchase and smoke Cuban cigars if you are from the US, it is illegal to import them. So Disney doesn't care if you bring those on board - it's the attempt to import them to the USA that is illegal and that is a US customs issue, not Disney. Bringing unpackaged fresh food on board is more of a contamination issue but some may also have customs issues if they find their way to US shores.
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Thanks! There's a famous pastry shop in Marigot, St. Maarten, that is supposed to have out-of-this world bread and pastries. Maybe they can box and seal them.
Yes, the most awesome pastries. Picking just one, is so hard!!! But, you can't bring them back to the ship.

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