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Old 02-28-2009, 02:31 PM   #1
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How much beer/wine/soda can I bring onboard?

Hi, just wondering how much beer/wine/soda and liquor can I bring on board? And does it have to be in a soft sided cooler? or can I pack in luggage? We are staying at DIsney for a few days before 7 night cruise so we will be stopping to buy supplies for thecruise. I was actually thinking about buying a cheap luggage and filling it with drinks and snacks. How many luggage is allowed per person and is there a weight limit per bag?

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Old 02-28-2009, 02:38 PM   #2
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You can bring as much as you care to -- with some requirements:
1) cannot be packed into bags you are not carrying on board on your persons.
2) must be in a soft side cooler/bag/suitcase that will fit in the xray machine as you enter the terminal.

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Old 02-28-2009, 03:19 PM   #3
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How much do you want to carry? You can bring as much as you want, but it can't be in your checked luggage. You will be responsible for your carry ons till at least 1:30 when you can get to your stateroom....so remember little things like wheels!
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You may find you don't drink as much as you'd normally bring! We packed our large softsided cooler full and never touched the beer and wine coolers - just too much eating, we were always full! (and, always on the go, so consider how much time you think you'll be in your cabin). Also, soda is free up on Deck 9 (10? I'm losing count!).

Bottled water is also a good choice to bring on board; we did use that!

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We picked up wine and hard liquor at liquor store near the port and carried it on in a wine box. It was a bit heavy so as a previous poster indicated wheels would help unless you are willing to carry your package around until 1:30. We parked ourselves at a table on deck 9 until 1:30. Next time I will probably just get the hard liquor. It did save us a bundle and was nice to have in our room.

We found it odd when we went through security at the port that there was a sign by the scanner that said "No firearms or alcohol". I asked the guard who checked our box of alcohol and he laughed and said he found it odd too.

For water we brought our refillable bottles for shore excursions. We're not ones to bother with bottled water unless the water tastes bad (like in Orlando) or is known to be not something to drink because of contaminants (like in a country with questionable water purification). We found the water on the ship to be quite fine.
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Old 02-28-2009, 04:21 PM   #6
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LEts deepen the question shall we ....

This is my second cruise on DCL and I didn't get to see a whole lot because I had my 6 yr old pulling me in 10 different directions.

I remember the soda station but I never really used it much except for ice. Is there any juice in the soda stations (i.e cranberry-OJ-pineapple). If so that would definitely save me time and money. I could just put a couple of shots of rum in my travel mug and bring it up to deck 9 and get ice and juice for it!!

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You can get juices from room service 24/7....apple, orange, pineapple, etc.
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This was 2002, but I had packed my sodas in a soft sided rolling suitcase and the porter took it from me with my other luggage and it was in my room when I arrived. I did not fly though and that could have been why I had no problem. Also the porter took as much as possible as my husband had to push me in my wheelchair.
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