Jump to content
Cruise Critic Community
Sarah_13

BYO Snacks and Drinks?

Recommended Posts

We’ll be travelling onboard the eclipse next September.

Are we allowed to bring our own snacks onboard the ship (they would be sealed boxes/ packaging)? If so, can they be packed in our luggage or do they need to be carried on? 

Are you allowed to bring any non alcoholic drinks like juice or soft drink? 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We have taken water and coke, and sometimes snacks like salted peanuts.

it would be easiest in my opinion to hand carry the snacks, the screeners will look at them, but if sealed you should not have a problem.

 

There are two ways to handle the drinks, I would not carry them on just for logistics. You have to carry it until your cabin is ready.

 

1.  Just slap a luggage tag on the case of water, check it at the pier, and have it delivered to your cabin with your luggage. I worry a bit about the handling and if it all separated in this method, but it’s very popular and common.

2. My usual method is to put the drinks in a carry on case and check it at the pier, it just makes handling it easier. When we dont have a carry on available, I find one at a garage sale or goodwill store for 2-3$ and discard it later.

It is possible you could get called to the naughty room to open it for inspection but it hasn’t happened to us yet, and it won’t matter if it does.

 

one last point, you can bring two bottles of wine PER STATEROOM if you so desire, carry those on, not in checked luggage.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 hours ago, Sarah_13 said:

We’ll be travelling onboard the eclipse next September.

Are we allowed to bring our own snacks onboard the ship (they would be sealed boxes/ packaging)? If so, can they be packed in our luggage or do they need to be carried on? 

Are you allowed to bring any non alcoholic drinks like juice or soft drink? 

See post #4 here.

Worth a call to Captains Club

 

https://boards.cruisecritic.com/topic/2494017-bringing-waternon-alcoholic-beverages-onboard-celebrity/

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 hours ago, justcrusn said:

We have taken water and coke, and sometimes snacks like salted peanuts.

it would be easiest in my opinion to hand carry the snacks, the screeners will look at them, but if sealed you should not have a problem.

 

There are two ways to handle the drinks, I would not carry them on just for logistics. You have to carry it until your cabin is ready.

 

1.  Just slap a luggage tag on the case of water, check it at the pier, and have it delivered to your cabin with your luggage. I worry a bit about the handling and if it all separated in this method, but it’s very popular and common.

2. My usual method is to put the drinks in a carry on case and check it at the pier, it just makes handling it easier. When we dont have a carry on available, I find one at a garage sale or goodwill store for 2-3$ and discard it later.

It is possible you could get called to the naughty room to open it for inspection but it hasn’t happened to us yet, and it won’t matter if it does.

 

one last point, you can bring two bottles of wine PER STATEROOM if you so desire, carry those on, not in checked luggage.

Thank you. Hopefully we’re still able to do that next year. Do you know what free drinks are available at the buffet etc? 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

milk, skim milk, (often chocolate milk too), lemonade, iced tea, regular and decaf coffee, tea bags (including a variety of herbal teas), hot chocolate packets, various juices and juice drink blends

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We always bring snacks, almonds for my breakfast and our own teabags.  Pack them in our carryon. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Everyone always posts that snacks should be in their sealed containers. But for many years I have emptied a can of nuts into a zip-lock bag and carried on both airlines and cruise ships with absolutely no issue.  The premise of sealed containers makes perfect sense. Don't know why I have no problem with this practice. If you bring on wine, for sure do it in your carry on. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, 39august said:

Everyone always posts that snacks should be in their sealed containers. But for many years I have emptied a can of nuts into a zip-lock bag and carried on both airlines and cruise ships with absolutely no issue.  The premise of sealed containers makes perfect sense. Don't know why I have no problem with this practice. If you bring on wine, for sure do it in your carry on. 

 

While getting them on airlines and cruise ships has happily worked for you, do be careful about taking anything that is not packaged and sealed by the factory off the ship with you at ports of call.  :classic_wink:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 12/20/2018 at 6:34 AM, justcrusn said:

We have taken water and coke, and sometimes snacks like salted peanuts.

it would be easiest in my opinion to hand carry the snacks, the screeners will look at them, but if sealed you should not have a problem.

 

There are two ways to handle the drinks, I would not carry them on just for logistics. You have to carry it until your cabin is ready.

 

1.  Just slap a luggage tag on the case of water, check it at the pier, and have it delivered to your cabin with your luggage. I worry a bit about the handling and if it all separated in this method, but it’s very popular and common.

2. My usual method is to put the drinks in a carry on case and check it at the pier, it just makes handling it easier. When we dont have a carry on available, I find one at a garage sale or goodwill store for 2-3$ and discard it later.

It is possible you could get called to the naughty room to open it for inspection but it hasn’t happened to us yet, and it won’t matter if it does.

 

one last point, you can bring two bottles of wine PER STATEROOM if you so desire, carry those on, not in checked luggage.

I thought Celebrity required that beverages be brought as carry on? Is that no longer the case?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, Fogfog said:

I thought Celebrity required that beverages be brought as carry on? Is that no longer the case?

I've read posts on this forum that is now the requirement at the embarkation port. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Put your snacks in your checked bags...they don't care.  Liquids (beverages)  should be in your carryon stuff.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Forum Jump
    • Categories
      • SAIL-AWAY GIVEAWAY - Enter for a chance to win a $3,000 Norwegian Cruise Line Gift Card
      • Forum Assistance
      • New Cruisers
      • Cruise Lines “A – O”
      • Cruise Lines “P – Z”
      • River Cruising
      • ROLL CALLS
      • Digital Photography & Cruise Technology
      • Member Cruise Reviews
      • Special Interest Cruising
      • Cruise Discussion Topics
      • UK Cruising
      • Australia & New Zealand Cruisers
      • North American Homeports
      • Ports of Call
      • Cruise Conversations
×
×
  • Create New...