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Old January 13th, 2011, 05:04 PM
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Old January 13th, 2011, 05:24 PM
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You can take on wine. No issues.
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Bear in mind that Princess will charge you a $15 per bottle corkage fee for any wine that is brought on board for personal consumption.
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Corkage fees apply to wine in the dining room
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i believe its two bottles of wine per person, go to their web site to be totally sure, if you want to drink your wine in your stateroom,just ask your room steward for a corkscrew, if you want your wine with dinner you will pay the corkage fee
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Question Bringing wine aboard

It is always of some interest to me as to WHY anybody wants to bring their own wine aboard. Considering the weight of the stuff and the difficulty of packing it safely it is a lot of trouble IMAO, and I don't see any benefit that outweighs the trouble.

Is it somehow a matter of trying to save money? A nice glass of wine is maybe $10, a bottle of good wine perhaps $50 at the most, and having spent thousands for the cruise, hundreds more for excursions, those amounts just don't make a blip on my radar.

Having a glass of wine in the cabin? Unless you also went to the trouble to carefully pack wine glasses, are you drinking out of the tumblers from the bathroom? Even with a balcony, I would much prefer the ambiance of the lounges on deck to drinking in my cabin. If you really want to drink in the cabin, room service is easily available, and your wine will arrive in a proper glass at the proper temperature.

A special vintage that you prefer? Many fine wines do not travel well. After bouncing around most of a day in airline baggage handling, or the overhead compartment, and enduring the consequent temperature changes, what sort of shape is your special vintage going to be in? Personally we use the ship's rather extensive wine list to try some different things and perhaps come up with a new favorite. We first tried Australian Shiraz on board and it is now high on our list.

Frankly, a few bottles of wine is one thing that I will NOT pack and worry about.
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Mike, I think most people buy wine at their destination to take onboard. I would never fly with it. Princess seems to have dropped the 1 bottle per person limit and seeing as Princess if perfectly fine with taking on wine, I'll continue to do so.
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We picked up wine in Santorini and brought it home, but have not brought any wine along.

I might enjoy a glass on the balcony as we prepare for dinner.
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Having a glass of wine in the cabin? Unless you also went to the trouble to carefully pack wine glasses, are you drinking out of the tumblers from the bathroom? .
Just wanted to let you know that your room steward will be happy to bring you wine glasses along with a cork screw.

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The stuff we drink is so inexpensive it isn't even sold by Princess. If you want a glass to drink with dinner just ask you cabin steward for a couple of wine glasses & carry it to the dining room & there's no corkage fee's involved.
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I have a cruise booked for April 7,2011.
Called Princess last night.
their policy is one bottle of wine per person. day of embarking only.
we live an hour away from Fort Lauderdale so don't have to worry about airlines.
we also bring our own travel cork screw, or ask the cabin stewart to open the bottle.
as for wine glasses, we've had no problem getting them from the dinning rooms, or bars.

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in my case i'd really like to bring my own, even though i am flying from CT to FL. The thing is that i make my own wine and to me it is MUCH better than the wine i used to purchase at the liquor store, hands down..!!

I am just wondering if i can bring a gallon for both of us.....

what do you think?
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What is Princess policy?
The limit is bottles per person in a cabin (those over 21)

Don't take the bottle the MDR or they will charge you a $15 corkage fee.

Your room steward can supply you with wine glasses.
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I have a cruise booked for April 7,2011.
Called Princess last night.
their policy is one bottle of wine per person. day of embarking only.
we live an hour away from Fort Lauderdale so don't have to worry about airlines.
we also bring our own travel cork screw, or ask the cabin stewart to open the bottle.
as for wine glasses, we've had no problem getting them from the dinning rooms, or bars.
That's not actually correct. From Princess's website..."The only exception to the above rule, is that passengers are permitted to bring one bottle of wine and/or champagne per person purchased in a shoreside location onboard."

Shoreside doesn't mean embarkation only. AND while the cruise FAQs say one bottle each, the cruise contract actually has no limit. In the FAQs it also says Magnums are ok, and boxed wine is "not encouraged"...that doesn't mean no
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what about a gallon of wine by hand when we embark, will they oppose and confiscate?
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what about a gallon of wine by hand when we embark, will they oppose and confiscate?
4 litres? they'd probably let it on, but it would depend where and when you're boarding. Spring break they'll probably be watching more. I'll have more than that when we board Coral for our 17 day panama. Is it a glass gallon jug? glass might be harder to hide in your suitcase
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yeah, it is a glass gallon, we will board at Fort Lauderdale on April 23.
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