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o2bnsxm
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Sneaking liquor on Cuise Ship
      #1720118 - 01/22/17 09:22 AM (65.13.175.190)

I'm sure no one on THIS Forum would violate ANY rules or regulations, but have you heard of the success or failures of getting liquor on board Cruise Ships by using the Rum Runners Cruise flasks that are on sale? They are small flexible bags that one would fill with "water", and they are undetectable by the x-ray machine when packed in the luggage.
Our last cruise (Dec 30, 2016 on NCL), they would not allow us to carry on our case of water due to a recent change in NCL rules. So, our next cruise we plan on trying to use the Rum Runner bags to get some "Water" on board.


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Re: Sneaking liquor on Cuise Ship [Re: o2bnsxm]
      #1720123 - 01/22/17 09:50 AM (174.228.141.72)

It depends on the cruise line. In the old days when we cruised a lot, there was no problem just putting liquor in a checked bag. If you are talking just one bottle of liquor, most cruise lines you can just buy it for in cabin consumption. Not really worth trying to sneak it these days, as they check too closely.

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o2bnsxm
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Re: Sneaking liquor on Cuise Ship [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1720193 - 01/22/17 05:58 PM (65.13.175.190)

No Carol, NCL won't allow anything except one bottle of wine, which they charge you a corkage fee, plus gratuity (total about $27.00), if you declare it at embarkation. If you pack it, and don't declare it, they will confiscate it.

Ask me how I know. Also, we had a case of bottled water, and some diet Cokes (only Pepsi is avail on board -yuucckkk!), which they would not allow through checkpoint.
So we had to throw it all in the garbage can (along with everyone else's).


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Re: Sneaking liquor on Cuise Ship [Re: o2bnsxm]
      #1720207 - 01/22/17 07:14 PM (174.228.11.162)

NCL is probably the worst about confiscating things, in my experience... Just give in and pay them for alcohol...

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Re: Sneaking liquor on Cuise Ship [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1720209 - 01/22/17 07:21 PM (65.13.175.190)

Agree with you. Not worth the hassle for a couple of drinks.

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Re: Sneaking liquor on Cuise Ship [Re: o2bnsxm]
      #1720529 - 01/24/17 10:33 PM (68.52.42.38)

Do the all inclusive option and you are good to go if you think your bar bill will exceed.

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Re: Sneaking liquor on Cuise Ship [Re: TravelHat]
      #1720535 - 01/25/17 06:56 AM (65.13.175.190)

We have had the "Ultimate Beverage Package" on several of the NCL cruises. We got it free at time of booking. Good deal for those who choose to drink several cocktails daily, however I don't drink alcohol to that measure. Wifey enjoys the Long Island Ice Teas, and Maragritas, but a soda card is all I need. Problem is, when one person purchases that package, everyone in the cabin has to purchase it also, so it doesn't really pay off for us. It did work well when we got it free as an incentive for booking, as I was able to get unlimited sodas (unfortunately Pepsi) but just not cost effective to purchase outright because we both have to buy it.

Edited by o2bnsxm (01/25/17 06:58 AM)


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Re: Sneaking liquor on Cuise Ship [Re: o2bnsxm]
      #1723164 - 02/15/17 01:00 PM (100.0.182.232)

Try the fake shampoo and conditioner bottles. They've worked a few times for us

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Re: Sneaking liquor on Cuise Ship [Re: sxmBoston]
      #1723185 - 02/15/17 04:08 PM (199.192.119.2)

We purchased some of the Rum Runners cruise flasks. They are clear plastic pouches that are reusable, and come with a funnel to fill with liquids. After you fill them, you squeeze the air out of them so no bubbles are in the bag, and pack them in your check baggage. Suggestions are to put them between layers of clothing. They are undetectable by x-ray. Once onboard, and the luggage is delivered to your cabin, you open the valve on the pouch, and pour as needed into your glass.
I'll let you know how they work out. We leave next Sunday the 26th of February.


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Re: Sneaking liquor on Cuise Ship [Re: o2bnsxm]
      #1723407 - 02/17/17 11:31 PM (98.29.235.208)

Our rum runners both leaked a bit at the cap.

We heard from an extremelyreliable source last week that these wine seals work real good with a hair dryer to repackage fresh wine in your 1 wine bottle per person allowance.They come in lots of colors. Don't forget a cork screw.


https://www.walmart.com/ip/Thermoseal-Ho...13=&veh=sem

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