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Old 02-03-2013, 03:21 PM   #1
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Corkscrew--Is there a rule on this? Can you get one for the cabin?

OK...I usually bring La Vielle Ferme Rouge boxed wine (it's awesome bottled wine but they also produce them in boxes), but for Barcelona we'll be buying bottles.

Here's my question--can you get corkscrews from your room steward? The bartender?

Family members cruised the Fantasy this past November (their 4th cruise, so not total newbies) and were told as follows:

1) Room steward--he does not have a corkscrew and would not be allowed to bring them one b/c of corkage fees. He also does not have access to one.

2) Bartender--he is not allowed to let them borrow a corkscrew, even if he has one.

So in the end they got off at the first port and bought one at a gift shop.

Are the above rules "normal"? I always thought the room steward can provide one upon request. Thanks.

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Old 02-03-2013, 03:26 PM   #2
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In the past, yes. Since they got the same answer from a couple of sources, it is possible DCL has changed their policy on this.
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Old 02-03-2013, 03:29 PM   #3
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Why not bring one in your checked luggage?
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Old 02-03-2013, 03:34 PM   #4
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I will be bringing one now, but like the other poster said, I was under the belief that I didn't need to.

Just wanted to see if anyone else ran into problems, or maybe if DCL has now changed its policy.

We usually only bring carry-on luggage and I didn't want to get my luggage pull aside for a corkscrew. TSA in LAX think that they're the Secret Service
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In the past, we never had a problem with our room host bringing us a corkscrew and glasses, but maybe that has changed.
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Old 02-03-2013, 03:41 PM   #6
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In the past, we never had a problem with our room host bringing us a corkscrew and glasses, but maybe that has changed.
That's what I had thought, and that's what I had told them. I felt really bad after their cruise for being so wrong...but oh well. They don't drink wine with dinner (they drink wine after dinner, as a night cap), and so declined to pay the corkage. It was easy enough to find a cheesy tourist corkscrew in port so not a huge deal.
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Old 02-03-2013, 03:45 PM   #7
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Put a cheap one in your checked bag. Why fret over a $2 utensil? Why argue with TSA or a casino steward about the hows or whys! Good luck!!
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easy problem solved.....boxed wine. Ok that sounds terrible but there are good, nice boxed wines out there.
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As long as the small knife is not on the corkscrew it will be fine in carry on. If you are worry about your bag being pulled to the side take it out of the bag place it in the bin with your shoes
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Open it with a shoe

Haven't tried this but saw it online. Here are two videos


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http://www.snotr.com/video/4733/How_...ttle_with_shoe

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEPz1nkiwLI

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We just got off the Fantasy yesterday (and had also been on board in December), you certainly can get a corkscrew from room service.
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