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Old 04-05-2013, 06:35 PM   #46
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And then adult cruisers like me may say...hmm.

One of the reasons I was willing to pay more is gone. I may be gone

Their call.

That of course it your choice, as I said when DCL decides the problem is more of a problem then the solution of stopping guests from bring alcohol onboard....that is when this nice little perk will be taken away.

And do you folks do a survey? How do you determine the beer I carried out of my room didn't come from Disney. They sell it to me, same for wine? Or are you just "assuming" and judging?

This is not hard to do, a little attention to guests and you are able to figure that out pretty easy. Besides they need only convince themselves (right or wrong) the problem is worse then the solution.

But I don't think it is the abuse or posts on here that will change the policy. They will just see it as a way to get even more money....

I totally agree, When the problem is more painful then the solution

Why did they add booze to a restaurant in the MK??? Not to stop us from "sneaking" But for $$$$$$$$$$$$

Agreed........and I still feel that was a wrong thing to do, MK is special, it should stay that way

This board seems to have a high view of it's "power"
Agreed, but DCL reads this board and others, so it is something of a tool for them

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It is not a perk, it is a business decision. DCL has calculated the cost/benefit and set the policy. My guess is it actually results in more sales of booze. Have a drink in you room then have 3 or 4 more on deck. Why other cruise lines don't do this likely has to do with the demographics of family cruisers.

I see people speeding and texting while driving every day. Those are 'rules' that affect people's lives not the bottom line of a 87 billion dollar corporation.

If you want to pat yourself on the back for following all of DCL rules and not wearing shorts to dinner or not drinking your beers on deck, that is fine but don't speed, text and drive, don't fudge your charitable contributions, don't take a pen from the office or take an extra 15 minutes on your lunch break.

Point being, live the best life you can and don't judge the shortcomings of others.

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Old 04-05-2013, 06:36 PM   #48
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It is not a perk, it is a business decision. DCL has calculated the cost/benefit and set the policy. My guess is it actually results in more sales of booze. Have a drink in you room then have 3 or 4 more on deck. Why other cruise lines don't do this likely has to do with the demographics of family cruisers.

I see people speeding and texting while driving every day. Those are 'rules' that affect people's lives not the bottom line of a 87 billion dollar corporation.

If you want to pat yourself on the back for following all of DCL rules and not wearing shorts to dinner or not drinking your beers on deck, that is fine but don't speed, text and drive, don't fudge your charitable contributions, don't take a pen from the office or take an extra 15 minutes on your lunch break.

Point being, live the best life you can and don't judge the shortcomings of others.
I don't speed, in fact I rarely get out of the right hand lane on the highway. I don't text (driving or otherwise). We've never "fudged" our charitable contributions. The only pens that we have at home that we haven't bought, I've always asked if I could have them. And, as I don't work outside the home, I don't have a formal lunch break.

It's quite possible to live happily without "stretching" any rules.

I'm not judging others, someone asked a question, and I answered it.
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Old 04-05-2013, 06:44 PM   #49
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Thanks! I learned something today! I honestly didn't know that there was a "no outside food" rule at the parks....
There isn't.


The FAQ is here.

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Guests are allowed to bring food items—such as snacks or foods that do not require heating—into Disney theme parks. Inform a Security Cast Member of any food items when you enter the park.

And it's even super-easy to find now! That's ONE check in the "good job, new website" column, I suppose. (omg and you put "costume" into the search field and it gives you the FAQ answer about what people can and cannot wear! I'm amazed!)




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DCL is the only line I know that allows us to bring alcohol on board, a wonderful courtesy for which I thank them. I hope the minority who abuse this courtesy don't eventually lose it for us all.
There are others who allow you to bring alcohol on board. Just not necessarily as much as Disney does. RCCL, for instance, somewhat recently started allowing 2 bottles of wine per stateroom. That's all I'd need, personally!



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We bought a case of beer from dcl on our first cruise. And we carried that around with us everywhere we had bottles under the stroller. We bought from dcl so I assume it was ok. But I don't know how they could tell it was dcl an not from home.
And I think THAT is why CMs don't tend to bother you if you're drinking something. They might not have an easy way to know where you got it from.

I'll admit that I carried a glass of wine from my room to my aunt's room (or vice versa? can't recall), so I went through public areas, but it wasn't my intention to sit on a staircase and drink the wine. I was going from place to place with it to get ready for dinner. No one stopped me (I saw no CMs but let's pretend I had run into some), but how would they actually KNOW if it was my wine, wine I bought at a bar, wine I bought at the MDR, or even wine I bought in a package (there are wine packages on DCL, aren't there?). So they let it slide.

The one time I wanted wine at the MDR, I bought it. And it was good, too. Thanks Ludovic for the suggestion of that wine!
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I don't speed, in fact I rarely get out of the right hand lane on the highway. I don't text (driving or otherwise). We've never "fudged" our charitable contributions. The only pens that we have at home that we haven't bought, I've always asked if I could have them. And, as I don't work outside the home, I don't have a formal lunch break.

It's quite possible to live happily without "stretching" any rules.

I'm not judging others, someone asked a question, and I answered it.

I don't do these thing either but my humility keeps me from bragging about it. I am ver humble. In fact, I am the most humble person I know. I once won an award for my humility.....but when I went down to accept the award they rescinded it.

Seriously, I not do most of these things....but I admit texting and driving....occasionally take a long lunch but often don't take a lunch so that is a wash. Don't itemize so don't fudge. If I ever get a moving violation it will be for going too slow.

If people don't follow the rules, I don't care. I'm a live and let die person....uh, I mean live and let live....yeah, that's it.
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I don't do these thing either but my humility keeps me from bragging about it. I am ver humble. In fact, I am the most humble person I know. I once won an award for my humility.....but when I went down to accept the award they rescinded it.

Seriously, I not do most of these things....but I admit texting and driving....occasionally take a long lunch but often don't take a lunch so that is a wash. Don't itemize so don't fudge. If I ever get a moving violation it will be for going too slow.

If people don't follow the rules, I don't care. I'm a live and let die person....uh, I mean live and let live....yeah, that's it.
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I don't do these thing either but my humility keeps me from bragging about it. I am ver humble. In fact, I am the most humble person I know. I once won an award for my humility.....but when I went down to accept the award they rescinded it.

Seriously, I not do most of these things....but I admit texting and driving....occasionally take a long lunch but often don't take a lunch so that is a wash. Don't itemize so don't fudge. If I ever get a moving violation it will be for going too slow.

If people don't follow the rules, I don't care. I'm a live and let die person....uh, I mean live and let live....yeah, that's it.
My Friend, seems you and I are a bit like Mark Twain,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,we were born humble, but luckily we out grew it!
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I don't do these thing either but my humility keeps me from bragging about it. I am ver humble. In fact, I am the most humble person I know. I once won an award for my humility.....but when I went down to accept the award they rescinded it.

Seriously, I not do most of these things....but I admit texting and driving....occasionally take a long lunch but often don't take a lunch so that is a wash. Don't itemize so don't fudge. If I ever get a moving violation it will be for going too slow.

If people don't follow the rules, I don't care. I'm a live and let die person....uh, I mean live and let live....yeah, that's it.
I would except for part of admitting you text and drive. There's just so far that I, personally, will just shrug my shoulders, and mind my own business because it's not harming anyone else....but texting while driving isn't putting just yourself at risk, but everyone else on the road too.
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I would except for part of admitting you text and drive. There's just so far that I, personally, will just shrug my shoulders, and mind my own business because it's not harming anyone else....but texting while driving isn't putting just yourself at risk, but everyone else on the road too.

Well, I don't do it often and only while stopped at a light.
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I don't know....I think I call BS on this one, unless you brought a label you knew DCL carried. I don't believe all those CMs "everywhere" turned a blind eye. I could see, maybe one, wink and nod, but not "anywhere, including bars". I think this is very poor advise.
We asked multiple CMs including bartenders.One of them even gave us a free bottle opener. Most of them were jokingly saying there were going to find us after they go off work and have some drinks at the pool. We would tip the servers that would come by and pick up our empty bottles. We never had any negative feedback from any other cruisers or CMs.

We had Budweiser, a bunch of different beers from mexico(including a couple 40s) and 2 bottles of liquor (Johnny walker black label and Captain Morgan black) all together.
I feel and for the people that bought all those expensive drinks, we only spent about $70 on alcohol the whole trip.

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This past cruise when we stayed in concierge we had a set of bar glasses and wine glasses stocked in our room at all times. They were the same ones used in the lounge. Had we wanted to, we could have mixed our rum and cokes in there and taken them out, everyone would have thought we stopped at the bar. Since the lounge kept us well hydrated and we enjoyed the passport at skyline we didn't drink any of what we brought.

But had we brought wine nobody would have had a clue because of the glasses. I guess that could be seen as another concierge perk.

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I think it depends on the CM with regard to how they handle things like this. Another CM might not be so encouraging with regard to a bucket of beers in a public area. But a single drink won't cause a problem

It was an ice bucket from the room so it only held about 4 beers, I don't want you thinking I had 12 beers in a faint bucket I brought from home

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When I read about following rules to the letter I think "so in your world Rosa Parks would have just chosen to not ride the bus. As an example to kids!"
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Um on our magic cruise in February we sat at a table next to a man who had his bottle of rum on the table as he ordered cokes to go with it from the waiter by the pool, so apparently they don't rally care.
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Um on our magic cruise in February we sat at a table next to a man who had his bottle of rum on the table as he ordered cokes to go with it from the waiter by the pool, so apparently they don't rally care.
You didn't happen to be on the feb 5th cruise did you? That might have been my husband lol

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