How do you buy and cool your alcohol for a Disney cruise?

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  1. nj1k

    nj1k Earning My Ears

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    I ended up buying the 2 bottles of wine from instacart from the Publix, with a total cost of $32, including tax, delivery and tip. I was staying at the Hyatt MCO. Very seamless and easy to do.
     
  2. GoBlue99

    GoBlue99 Earning My Ears

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    If you drink wine in your room, what are you using as glasses? Are you just bringing your own plastic cups?
     
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  4. lklgoodman

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    There will be some glasses(not wine goblets) in your cabin, like in a hotel room. You can ask for more as needed. I think they are glass and not plastic, but don't remember.
     
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  5. Dug720

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    Unless things have changed, you can ask your stateroom host for wine glasses - and an opener if you need one.
     
  6. jstewartgt

    jstewartgt Mouseketeer

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    If you are at all considering drinking it the first night, I would highly recommend putting it on ice. Those refrigerators just do not cool very quickly, but they do a fine job of keeping it cool.
     
  7. NaturalNine

    NaturalNine Aussie Adventurer

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    Out of interest - how would Disney know what’s in my checked bag?

    Surely if locked, even if they x rayed they wouldn’t break the lock to get in?
     
  8. Dug720

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    Just like TSA could and would, if something is suspicious they most certainly would open the lock.
     
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  9. NaturalNine

    NaturalNine Aussie Adventurer

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    But they’re not TSA?? Private security contractors are used
     
  10. lanejudy

    lanejudy Moderator Moderator

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    They will either remove it and let you know something has been confiscated. Or that bag will not be delivered and you will be called down to retrieve the bag and remove the item in question. DCL does confiscate items that aren't allowed. Guests can then pick up said item(s) at debarkation.

    Enjoy your cruise!
     
  11. Dug720

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    Even private companies have every right to inspect bags brought aboard. You'll also go through security at your embarkation point AND at every port when you re-board the ship. Ditto they have every right to inspect your cabin.

    Don't like it, don't cruise. Every line x-rays luggage and will open to remove items if necessary.

    https://traveltips.usatoday.com/cruiseline-security-procedures-111374.html
     
  12. NaturalNine

    NaturalNine Aussie Adventurer

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    Thanks for the info - very informative :)
     
  13. Trera

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    The ABC liquor is about 4 miles north of the airport but it will take you 15 min probably to get there depending on the time of day. There is a Walmart Neighborhood market a little closer and its also on Semoran.
     
  14. Maggie'sMom

    Maggie'sMom DIS Veteran

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    The DCL alcohol policy from their website:


     
  15. fredandkell

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    Another thought - can't you just buy alcohol at the airport? Airports often have liquor stores/duty-frees. Would probably be a bit more expensive than the grocery store but maybe less hassle.
     
  16. Dug720

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    Duty Free only works for alcohol if you are flying internationally. I have never seen wine in there anyway.
     
  17. professorandmom

    professorandmom My favorite girls!

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    I have seen wine in several airports - local wine - Rhode Island and Long Island both have it for purchase after security. (no duty -free stores in either airport)
    Not helpful for Disney ports, however
     
  18. professorandmom

    professorandmom My favorite girls!

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    You can also just ask the bartender at an interior bar like Promenade lounge on the fantasy...they were happy to provide wine glasses for our stateroom use...doesn't require prior planning
     
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  19. Dug720

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    Thanks for this. I knew you could on other ships - was not sure about Disney.
     
  20. professorandmom

    professorandmom My favorite girls!

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    We wanted champagne for sail-away verandah celebrations with the cheese platter. I brought a nice bottle with me in my checked suitcase flying into Orlando the night before. Stayed at a Hampton Inn so I put the champagne in the fridge in our room (still substantially wrapped in towels and bags to prevent breakage). The next day we carried the champagne in our carry-on and put it in the fridge right when we got into the room about 1 pm. After the lifeboat drill we returned to the cabin and celebrated with chilled champagne. I will say that this was in December so the ambient temperature while in our carry-on bag was not summer 90s.
     
  21. kylaura

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    That's why we take Happy Limo from the airport/hotel. They will come at an assigned time and make a grocery stop on the way where we get a six pack of beer per adult. We take an extra carryon to put it in so we can wheel around until the rooms are ready. Happy Limo has a coupon on MouseSavers and service is great. The price is just a little more for transport for 3 people.
     

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