Sneaking Drinks

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  1. Tonka's Skipper

    Tonka's Skipper DIS Veteran

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    Very true, but a good part of the uproar was that there was no advanced noticed.

    DCL will reach a point when the problem is worse then taking the perk away

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  3. Tonka's Skipper

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    I am sorry you feel that way,but in fact it is just that and a poor example to the kids.

    The movie company charges what the market will bear..........just like all companies in the world....if your not willing to pay the price then don't eat in the movie.

    I am sure somewhere there is someone who thinks wherever job you do is over payed, but that is the market price for your job.


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  4. OrangeCountyCommuter

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    And then adult cruisers like me may say...hmm.

    One of the reasons I was willing to pay more is gone. I may be gone

    Their call.

    And do you folks do a survey? How do you determine the beer I carried out of my room didn't come from Disney. They sell it to me, same for wine? Or are you just "assuming" and judging?

    But I don't think it is the abuse or posts on here that will change the policy. They will just see it as a way to get even more money....

    Why did they add booze to a restaurant in the MK??? Not to stop us from "sneaking":rotfl: But for $$$$$$$$$$$$

    This board seems to have a high view of it's "power" :confused3
     
  5. PrincessShmoo

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    I will point out, again, DCL's policy

    Question
    What is the policy regarding bringing alcoholic beverages on board?
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    Alcohol is permitted on board. However, any fragile items (including alcoholic beverages) must be hand-carried on board in the carry-on of an adult Guest – age 21 or older (dimensions can't exceed 22" wide, 14" high and 9" deep).

    Alcohol brought on board may not be consumed in any lounge or public area.
    Guests who arrive in the dining room, including Palo and Remy, with a bottle of champagne or wine will be charged a corking fee of $20.00 per bottle.

    Please be advised: Disney Cruise Line reserves the right to remove fragile items (including beverages) from checked luggage. In such cases, items will be stored and returned at the end of the voyage. Beverage containers are considered fragile and have previously caused damage in checked luggage. All fragile items must be transported inside carry-on luggage.


    It specifically says "may not be consumed in any lounge or public area". Nowhere does it say "may bring one drink at a time on deck". They ask that you consume the alcohol you bring onboard in your stateroom. Period.

    "Give them an inch and they'll take a mile". Seems like the OK to bring it onboard for personal use, in your personal space is being stretched to include carrying it around on deck here.
     
  6. Rogillio

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    It is not a perk, it is a business decision. DCL has calculated the cost/benefit and set the policy. My guess is it actually results in more sales of booze. Have a drink in you room then have 3 or 4 more on deck. Why other cruise lines don't do this likely has to do with the demographics of family cruisers.

    I see people speeding and texting while driving every day. Those are 'rules' that affect people's lives not the bottom line of a 87 billion dollar corporation.

    If you want to pat yourself on the back for following all of DCL rules and not wearing shorts to dinner or not drinking your beers on deck, that is fine but don't speed, text and drive, don't fudge your charitable contributions, don't take a pen from the office or take an extra 15 minutes on your lunch break.

    Point being, live the best life you can and don't judge the shortcomings of others.
     
  7. Tonka's Skipper

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    Agreed, but DCL reads this board and others, so it is something of a tool for them

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  8. Henlady

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    :thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2
     
  9. PrincessShmoo

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    I don't speed, in fact I rarely get out of the right hand lane on the highway. I don't text (driving or otherwise). We've never "fudged" our charitable contributions. The only pens that we have at home that we haven't bought, I've always asked if I could have them. And, as I don't work outside the home, I don't have a formal lunch break.

    It's quite possible to live happily without "stretching" any rules.

    I'm not judging others, someone asked a question, and I answered it.
     
  10. bumbershoot

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    There isn't.


    The FAQ is here.


    And it's even super-easy to find now! That's ONE check in the "good job, new website" column, I suppose. (omg and you put "costume" into the search field and it gives you the FAQ answer about what people can and cannot wear! I'm amazed!)




    There are others who allow you to bring alcohol on board. Just not necessarily as much as Disney does. RCCL, for instance, somewhat recently started allowing 2 bottles of wine per stateroom. That's all I'd need, personally!



    And I think THAT is why CMs don't tend to bother you if you're drinking something. They might not have an easy way to know where you got it from.

    I'll admit that I carried a glass of wine from my room to my aunt's room (or vice versa? can't recall), so I went through public areas, but it wasn't my intention to sit on a staircase and drink the wine. I was going from place to place with it to get ready for dinner. No one stopped me (I saw no CMs but let's pretend I had run into some), but how would they actually KNOW if it was my wine, wine I bought at a bar, wine I bought at the MDR, or even wine I bought in a package (there are wine packages on DCL, aren't there?). So they let it slide.

    The one time I wanted wine at the MDR, I bought it. And it was good, too. Thanks Ludovic for the suggestion of that wine!
     
  11. Rogillio

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    I don't do these thing either but my humility keeps me from bragging about it. I am ver humble. In fact, I am the most humble person I know. I once won an award for my humility.....but when I went down to accept the award they rescinded it.

    Seriously, I not do most of these things....but I admit texting and driving....occasionally take a long lunch but often don't take a lunch so that is a wash. Don't itemize so don't fudge. If I ever get a moving violation it will be for going too slow.

    If people don't follow the rules, I don't care. I'm a live and let die person....uh, I mean live and let live....yeah, that's it.
     
  12. PrincessShmoo

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    :goodvibes
     
  13. Tonka's Skipper

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    My Friend, seems you and I are a bit like Mark Twain,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,we were born humble, but luckily we out grew it!:lmao:
     
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    I would :thumbsup2 except for part of admitting you text and drive. There's just so far that I, personally, will just shrug my shoulders, and mind my own business because it's not harming anyone else....but texting while driving isn't putting just yourself at risk, but everyone else on the road too.
     
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    Well, I don't do it often and only while stopped at a light.
     
  16. wdw_monster

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    We asked multiple CMs including bartenders.One of them even gave us a free bottle opener. Most of them were jokingly saying there were going to find us after they go off work and have some drinks at the pool. We would tip the servers that would come by and pick up our empty bottles. We never had any negative feedback from any other cruisers or CMs.

    We had Budweiser, a bunch of different beers from mexico(including a couple 40s) and 2 bottles of liquor (Johnny walker black label and Captain Morgan black) all together.
    I feel and for the people that bought all those expensive drinks, we only spent about $70 on alcohol the whole trip.

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  17. cgolf

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    This past cruise when we stayed in concierge we had a set of bar glasses and wine glasses stocked in our room at all times. They were the same ones used in the lounge. Had we wanted to, we could have mixed our rum and cokes in there and taken them out, everyone would have thought we stopped at the bar. Since the lounge kept us well hydrated and we enjoyed the passport at skyline we didn't drink any of what we brought.

    But had we brought wine nobody would have had a clue because of the glasses. I guess that could be seen as another concierge perk.

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  18. wdw_monster

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    I think it depends on the CM with regard to how they handle things like this. Another CM might not be so encouraging with regard to a bucket of beers in a public area. But a single drink won't cause a problem:thumbsup2

    It was an ice bucket from the room so it only held about 4 beers, I don't want you thinking I had 12 beers in a faint bucket I brought from home:)

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  19. sue8528

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    When I read about following rules to the letter I think "so in your world Rosa Parks would have just chosen to not ride the bus. As an example to kids!"
     
  20. Minnie321

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    Um on our magic cruise in February we sat at a table next to a man who had his bottle of rum on the table as he ordered cokes to go with it from the waiter by the pool, so apparently they don't rally care.
     
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    You didn't happen to be on the feb 5th cruise did you? That might have been my husband :) lol

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