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Old 12-17-2012, 12:14 PM   #1
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Corkage fee ?

Yes, I know that if you bring your own wine into the dining room you have a corkage fee.

I've read a report elsewhere that the fee is $25 (at least on the Dream). Can anyone confirm this?

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Old 12-17-2012, 12:23 PM   #2
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The DCL website says $20. Not sure if it's up to date.

http://disneycruise.disney.go.com/fa...olicy-onboard/
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Old 12-17-2012, 12:32 PM   #3
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The DCL website says $20. Not sure if it's up to date.

http://disneycruise.disney.go.com/fa...olicy-onboard/
Yeah, I know. But I read a report from someone just back from the Dream (first cruise) saying that the corkage fee was $25. Just trying to confirm that.

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Old 12-17-2012, 12:44 PM   #4
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In Sept. on the Fantasy it was $20 plus they added gratuity to it...
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Old 12-17-2012, 01:19 PM   #5
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It has been $20 forever...and yes, they do add the automatic bar gratuity of $3 to it (15%). The automatic gratuity is added to anything called a bar item (soda, the light up things on the glasses for kids, specialty coffee, smoothies,) in addition to what we commonly think of as bar stuff.
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Old 12-17-2012, 01:56 PM   #6
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Corkage fee for boxed wines

Does a corkage fee apply to boxed wine? What about single serving "juice box" wines? In the U.K. and Europe, wine is now being sold in plastic wine glasses sealed with a foiled cover.

I think the purpose of the fee is to keep cheap wines out of the dining room. Your bottle of wine should be worth more than the corkage fee!


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Old 12-17-2012, 02:08 PM   #7
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The purpose of the corkage fee it to make up some of the money that DCL loses by allowing you to bring your own wine on board. It does include the cost of recorking the wine and serving it to you the next night if desired.

If you bring a glass of wine into the dining room, there is no charge. Any bar or your stateroom host will be happy to supply glasses. Any unopened container (glass, box, etc) is subject to the fee.
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Old 12-17-2012, 02:20 PM   #8
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The purpose of the corkage fee it to make up some of the money that DCL loses by allowing you to bring your own wine on board. It does include the cost of recorking the wine and serving it to you the next night if desired.
I think the corkage fee is also for the additional service they provide in serving the wine (providing wine glasses, uncorking and pouring the wine, and keeping the wine chilled if required), just like at a land-based restaurant.

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Old 12-17-2012, 11:50 PM   #9
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Traveling cross country, and not wanting to stop on the way to the ship, we just bought our wine in the dining room. 4 bottles lasted us the week, so a wine package would have been too many bottles.

I have posted this question before, but I know some fine land based restaurants will wave the corkage fee if you bring in a special wine they don't carry. Wonder if the ships would? Probably not since they understandably would have a limit selection.
I had a friend who used to take great pride each year on his wedding anniversary in going to a very high end restaurant, and bringing a wine that the sommelier had heard of, but never tasted. The corkage fee was always waived......but he always invited the sommelier to sit down with them have a taste of the wine he brought.
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Old 12-19-2012, 12:13 PM   #10
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So if you bring a bottle of wine on board with you, and open and drink in your room, do they still charge you for bringing it on board? I haven't been on a Disney ship before so wasn't sure how that worked. Other lines will take any booze from you you bring on and not give it to you til you leave the ship after the cruise is over....
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So if you bring a bottle of wine on board with you, and open and drink in your room, do they still charge you for bringing it on board? I haven't been on a Disney ship before so wasn't sure how that worked. Other lines will take any booze from you you bring on and not give it to you til you leave the ship after the cruise is over....
Disney allows you to bring unopened alcohol on to the ship in your carry-on baggage. The corkage fee applies if you bring unopened wine into the dining room. If you open it in your room and pour yourself a glass there, there is no charge.
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Old 12-19-2012, 01:02 PM   #12
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[QUOTE=tvguy;46947161]Traveling cross country, and not wanting to stop on the way to the ship, we just bought our wine in the dining room. 4 bottles lasted us the week, so a wine package would have been too many bottles.



I am planning on buying the 3 bottle wine package for my 7 day Fantasy Cruise. I am pretty sure you do not have to get the number of days the cruise is. Someone can correct me if I am wrong.
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Old 12-19-2012, 01:30 PM   #13
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Be sure to remember to pack your corkscrew, or else you will be stuck paying the corkage fee, as you won't be able to open it in your cabin! (We accidently packed ours on the last day and sent it with the luggage. That evening, we wanted to open our last bottle with friends, and alas, NO corkscrew!!! Luckily, we had made some "friends" in the dining room who opened it for us and didn't charge us...it was after dinner and we were not drinking it there, so they were gracious enough to open it!)
Now, I make sure that is one of the LAST things packed! lol
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Old 12-19-2012, 02:06 PM   #14
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Also make sure it does not a knife on it. Some have a small knife on it to cut the foil on top. If the wine opener has a knife it will not make it through Airport Security if it is in your carry on bag.
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Old 12-19-2012, 04:14 PM   #15
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You can purchase a smaller wine package. On our recent 7 night cruise we opted for the 3 night package. The number really referred to the number of bottles you got, not number of nights you could drink them. Those 3 bottles covered 6 nights of dinner.
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