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Old 03-01-2013, 08:53 PM   #16
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I get that. But DCL (or any entity) can set the rules for their game. They don't have to explain them. If you don't want to play by the rules, you don't play.

I'm guessing it's a bit because they want you to buy their stuff. And a bit because they don't want to become a "party ship" with wet tshirt contests, etc.

Because they are a family friendly company, they realize that there may be adults among us who wish to have private celebrations with our own personal refreshments, and allow us to do so in the privacy of our own rooms, or at our own dining table with a fee. But just walking around celebrating is not what they envision as "family friendly".
Okay, however, at the risk of having someone beat me over the head with a club saying "Just follow the rules, already!!" I have another question. Aren't there already bars selling drinks over by the pool? If I wanted to booze it up and have a party while I'm just walking around, doesn't Disney already make that easy? I thought I read that CMs walk around offering you drinks to purchase on deck? By the pool? Right?
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Okay, however, at the risk of having someone beat me over the head with a club saying "Just follow the rules, already!!" I have another question. Aren't there already bars selling drinks over by the pool? If I wanted to booze it up and have a party while I'm just walking around, doesn't Disney already make that easy? I thought I read that CMs walk around offering you drinks to purchase on deck? By the pool? Right?
Yes, but, if you start acting out, they can cut you off, since they are the ones supplying your drinks.
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Old 03-01-2013, 08:57 PM   #18
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Yes, but, if you start acting out, they can cut you off, since they are the ones supplying your drinks.
Good point! That might be it! Or at least it's enough for me to wrap my brain around the "rule" and get onboard (no pun intended)! Thank you
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Old 03-01-2013, 08:57 PM   #19
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Incidentally, I am a fierce defender of every single rule that makes sense to me, lol!
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Good point! That might be it! Or at least it's enough for me to wrap my brain around the "rule" and get onboard (no pun intended)! Thank you
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Old 03-01-2013, 09:12 PM   #21
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So is it because they think bringing your own wine out to the pool (or wherever) will lessen their beverage sales?

I'm not being difficult, I'm searching for the reason/logic. Sadly, I have never been a "just follow the rules because it's the rules" kind of person. I always do better when I understand the reasons behind the rules.
I have no idea what their reasoning is. It's their ship, their rules. And as their guest I follow their requests and rules. People used to bring on rolling coolers filled with beverages. DCL has cracked down and no longer allows them. Not to long ago they implemented a limit on alcohol, but rescinded it. I'm not sure what it will take for DCL to decide that we may no longer bring liquor onboard, but they have set limits and I will follow them. I guess I don't understand why it is such a big deal to people to push the boundaries. Why possibly ruin a good thing?

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Old 03-01-2013, 09:23 PM   #22
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I live in Louisiana. It is okay to walk around with alcohol.
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I always find it weird how many people get bent out of shape over wearing shorts to dinner because Disney suggests dinner attire, but think its ok to walk about public spaces with alcohol that the rules clearly state must be consumed in your room.

Not that I care either way. Doesn't bother me, but the clear contradiction does bother me.
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Old 03-01-2013, 09:35 PM   #24
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I had read on one of these threads that it was okay to bring a glass of your own wine to the dinner table. I am new to these boards.....so was that just what some consider ok or is it ok by Disney.
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I had read on one of these threads that it was okay to bring a glass of your own wine to the dinner table. I am new to these boards.....so was that just what some consider ok or is it ok by Disney.
It is what some feel is ok, but according to DCL
What is the policy regarding bringing alcoholic beverages on board?
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Alcohol is permitted on board. However, any fragile items (including alcoholic beverages) must be hand-carried on board in the carry-on of an adult Guest – age 21 or older (dimensions can't exceed 22" wide, 14" high and 9" deep).

Alcohol brought on board may not be consumed in any lounge or public area.

Guests who arrive in the dining room, including Palo and Remy, with a bottle of champagne or wine will be charged a corking fee of $20.00 per bottle.

Please be advised: Disney Cruise Line reserves the right to remove fragile items (including beverages) from checked luggage. In such cases, items will be stored and returned at the end of the voyage. Beverage containers are considered fragile and have previously caused damage in checked luggage. All fragile items must be transported inside carry-on luggage. - See more at: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.....wI3QtWaR.dpuf
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Sorry if I opened a can of worms! I was just unsure what the rule was regarding byob onboard. Cheers!

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Old 03-01-2013, 10:22 PM   #27
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That is why they have wait staff selling the Drink of the Day. They don't want us celebrating.

Actually they are smart. Most folks bring drink one to the pool and then start buying rather then hike back. Disney probably knows if they get the first drink down you, your "wall" is down
I agree completely. I have mixed a drink and enjoyed it at the pool then have purchased one not wanting to go back to the room.

As for walking with it, how is that any different than purchasing a drink at one of the bars and walking around the ship while enjoying it. Must we sit at the bar in order to drink?

Is it that terrible to have a glass of wine at home and walk to your neighbor's house to chat? It's not like I'm walking to the local store.

As for a party boat atmosphere like Carnival, they have the reputation and don't allow people to bring aboard their own alcohol....
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Old 03-01-2013, 11:15 PM   #28
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I am just happy I don't have to be all sneaky on th DCL, Like I have on other lines! I always take my own and share with others! Always remember there are those around you who will judge you know mater what!
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I had read on one of these threads that it was okay to bring a glass of your own wine to the dinner table. I am new to these boards.....so was that just what some consider ok or is it ok by Disney.
On my recent trip I did exactly this on some evenings and others I brought a bottle of wine to the MDR and paid the the $20 corkage fee.
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I am planning on bringing a few adult bottles on board myself. I know the rules, but we are not planning on getting wasted on deck, just enjoy a few beverages & save some $$ for excursions & gifts.
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