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Old 08-02-2013, 12:24 AM   #16
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We are going to Sarafina's on our cruise and I daresay the judicious use of a backpack may solve your issue a the risk of starting a flame war.
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Old 08-02-2013, 12:24 AM   #17
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Anyone have any thoughts/comments on this for the Alaska cruises?

I know you can't bring food off the ship into the Alaska ports (except commercially packaged stuff), and that I couldn't bring stuff onto the ship when boarding from Canada, but I never even thought that we might not be allowed to bring food back from Alaska ports onto the ship!

We went to Alaska through DCL in 2011, and we brought back some yummy hand crafted chocolates/cookies from Ketchicandies in Ketchikan...the chocolate covered oreos (seriously to die for!) were in boxes, but they weren't what I would call "sealed" boxes - and no-one said anything when we brought them on board.

Does this kind of thing count as "commercially prepared food" or do they just not care because it isn't fruit/meat/veggies and it's from the USA? Or, were we just lucky? I'd hate to find out I can't get some in a few weeks when we go back!

I think you may have been just lucky. Technically, they could have told you it couldn't be brought onboard.

That said, I've cruised a variety of itineraries on DCL (or.. well.. as much of a variety as they've offered) and lately most of my souvenir purchases have been local foodstuffs, some of which were bought specifically to be consumed on the ship. I sailed on an Alaska cruise their first season and had a screener question the smoked salmon (which was factory-sealed in plastic and boxed) I'd purchased in Juneau. It was only after I showed the packaging and that it was smoked and shelf-stable that he finally let me board with my salmon.

On other itineraries, I may or may not have boarded with plastic wrapped cheeses that I may or may not have consumed in the Cove Cafe during the cruise. That kind of stuff may be denied boarding, but hey it's the only kind of gambling I get to do on DCL.
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