Posted August 16th, 2012, 04:10 AM
We have always taken 2 or more bottles of wine on board with no problem. Your 'supply' can be replenished at each of your stops. This is one of the reasons we prefer Princess--- it is nice to enjoy a glass of wine on the balcony before we go to dinner
Precisely! Moreover, I detest being treated like I am in high school. Come to think of it, even in high school no one ever checked our bags.
We were treated like adults and expected to behave like adults, and make intelligent decisions, which, amazingly, we actually did, just like we do on Princess.
From what I hear, those cruise lines that restrict alcohol being brought on board by passengers, (Carnival and NCL for instance) have a lot more alcohol-related behavioral problems than Princess. Maybe that is why they feel they need to restrict alcohol.
These cruise lines that fuss over passenger bringing wine on board make me crazy. They may think they are earning more money by forcing people only to drink wine bought on board, but in our case they are just losing our business entirely.
Even though we bring our own wine on board for consumption on our balcony, we always buy wine in the dining room for dinner and rarely take our own wine to dinner. When we do decide to take a bottle of our own wine into the dining room, say for a special occasion, we are happy to pay a corkage fee.
Beyond that, other than a rare beer to go with pizza, or once in a great while, watching a Husky game under the stars, we just don't buy alcohol on board a ship and that isn't going to change one way or the other whether or not we are allowed to bring wine on board.
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