Bringing Alcohol Onboard

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  1. Dustin

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    Hi everyone,

    Just curious about the limits of bringing alcohol onboard the ships. I know it has to be in a soft carry on container. I'm planning on bringing a soft cooler and maybe a backpack of beer cans. I just didn't know if there was a quantity amount restricted on Disney Cruise Line. Also is there a limit on liquor bottles considering they are made of glass. Any advice is appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Dustin
     
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  3. kuhawk88

    kuhawk88 N2Wine

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    thanks for the info!
     
  5. linz02ag

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    Is the allowable carry-on size the dimensions of a typical backpack?
     
  6. jdb in AZ

    jdb in AZ It could end up curdled

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    Think of an airport scanner that your carry-on has to fit through. The one on the ship is the same size.
     
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    Dustin (the Dustin?)
    There is no restriction on bringing on board glass bottles of liquor. Val & I routinely bring bottles of wine with us to drink in our cabin.

    You must put your alcohol in your carry-on bag for DCL. Keep in mind that means you'll be hauling it around from the time you arrive at the port until you get into your cabins at 1:30 since there is no place to leave your bags.
     
  8. Melissa S

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    Also if you are bringing a large quantity I recommend bringing the receipts with you (we did this on our 8 night) just incase you don't finish it. You can bring back 1L duty free per person.
     
  9. ilovetexas

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    That's a good idea because we didn't even open the bottle of Crown Royal we brought; we were far too busy exploring the ship, the shore, or the insides of our eyelids!
     
  10. MisterOJ

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    Same thing happened to me on one of my cruises, but I didn't take a receipt. I explained it to the custom's agent and she told me it wasn't a big deala nd waived me right on through.
     
  11. kdeans1010

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    I would double the whole "make sure you can carry it for extended time periods" sentiment. I thought I could do it, had 2 bottles of wine, thought it wouldn't be too hard. Had a nice bruise on my shoulder afterwards.
     
  12. MisterOJ

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    Or, just get a nice small bag with wheels that you can roll around. That's what I did last time and was able to brings 4-5 bottles of wine, 3-4 bombers of craft beer and a 1.5 liter bottle of rum.
     
  13. mmouse37

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    Rolling bags are definitely the way to go!!!

    MJ
     
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    Can the rolling bag be a small carry on size suitcase or does it have to be a rolling cooler?
     
  15. mmouse37

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    It can be any type of suitcase or duffle bag or soft sided rolling cooler. No hard sided coolers are allowed. It just has to fit through an airport sized x-ray scanner. Also...no ice allowed in the bags.

    MJ
     
  16. LunaCup

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    Awesome thank you for the info!! =)
     
  17. jdb in AZ

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    I've seen boxes of booze rolled on using the portable, collapsible luggage carts. The carts are less than $20 so I plan to get one before our next cruise to haul a week's worth of Diet Dr. Pepper onboard.
     
  18. DVCNuts

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    This is how we carried our bottles and Tervis cups. It fit very nicely. We used some bubble-wrap wine bottle protectors on the glass bottles, which you can see behind the cups and the Malibu. It is a rolling bag, smaller than the DCL max size. Worked great, and was easy to roll around while we waited for our stateroom to be ready.

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    We bring bottles of Stoli Vanil (1L instead of 750ml) and then use Diet Coke from the fountain. Perfect! Saves a ton of $. I still order cocktails at dinner, in Wavebands, etc. but getting a good start while getting ready or having a couple drinks after the boys go to sleep is much better this way! We got the DCL rolling duffles for the boys as a promo in July on the Alaska sailing and will use them as booze transport in October cruising the California Coast!
     
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    What is the difference between how high a bag is and how deep it is? I assume the width is is from side to side.. I don't see a max on the length of a bag, so I assume duffel bags are ok?? :confused3
     

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