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Old 01-01-2014, 02:28 PM   #1
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If I bring wine on board but do not plan on taking it to the dining room do I still pay a $20 corking fee per bottle?
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Old 01-01-2014, 02:29 PM   #2
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I believe so. It must be enjoyed in your room in order to avoid the fee.
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Old 01-01-2014, 02:30 PM   #3
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If I bring wine on board but do not plan on taking it to the dining room do I still pay a $20 corking fee per bottle?
No. the corking fee applies only if you need the wine steward to open it for you in the dining room.
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Old 01-01-2014, 02:36 PM   #4
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I believe so. It must be enjoyed in your room in order to avoid the fee.
I'm with you. Corkage fees do not only come into play when you ask the servers to deal with the cork. It's the cost of bringing your own.

Now...servers want tips and if you are asked for that fee you might not tip as much, so you might not be charged. But you could be, simply by bringing your open wine bottle to the dining room.
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Old 01-01-2014, 02:45 PM   #5
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From DCL site:

Q: May Guests bring alcohol onboard?
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While adult Guests ages 21 and older may bring alcohol onboard, the following guidelines apply:

Alcohol brought on board may not be consumed in any lounge or public area.
Guests who arrive in the dining room with a bottle of champagne or wine that has been brought on board will be charged a corking fee of $20.00 per bottle.
Beverages must be packed in your carry-on bag—which must not exceed 22 inches wide, 14 inches high and 9 inches deep in dimension
Coolers filled with personal items (e.g. soda, alcohol, chips, candy, etc.) may not be brought on board.
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Old 01-01-2014, 03:06 PM   #6
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The corkage fee only applies if you bring the bottle of wine to the dining rooms. Regardless if it is already open or has a screw top you will be charged the corkage fee. The fee is to recoup the loss of revenue of the bottle of wine

You can get wine glasses from room service. We ordered a cheese plate from room service every evening and asked for wine glasses also. We packed a cork screw in our luggage (checked bags).

FYI- There is no charge for room service but you should tip a few dollars.

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Old 01-01-2014, 03:22 PM   #7
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A little more information - the corking fee is applied if you bring it to one of the bar/lounges for serving, also.
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I also open a bottle and carry a glass to dinner with me each night. Have never paid corkage fee and no one has ever said anything to me.
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I have brought a glass of wine with me each night to dinner . Have never paid corkage fee. Never had anyone say anything.
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I have brought a glass of wine with me each night to dinner . Have never paid corkage fee. Never had anyone say anything.
You're bringing a glass, not a bottle. You could have purchased the glass at a bar prior to entering the dining room.
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We actually borrowed a cork screw from one of the bars because they don't sell them on the ship! So please be advised, to avoid a corkage fee, bring your own cork screw!
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You can ask your stateroom Host for a cork screw too
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Now that there are so many good bottles of screw top wine, I plan to bring those instead.
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Old 01-02-2014, 07:59 PM   #14
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I am hoping to find decent screwtop wine at a store near the port but will buy a corkscrew if need be. Do people bring wine in nondescript cups for things like the sailaway pirate party?
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I am hoping to find decent screwtop wine at a store near the port but will buy a corkscrew if need be. Do people bring wine in nondescript cups for things like the sailaway pirate party?
Yes, people do, however from the DCL website:

While adult Guests ages 21 and older may bring alcohol onboard, the following guidelines apply:
•Alcohol brought on board may not be consumed in any lounge or public area.

https://disneycruise.disney.go.com/p...nboard-policy/


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