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I know you can take 1litre of spirts per person when embarking for your cruise but how would this equate if taking pre-mixed cans of Gin& Tonic?

 Going on the basis that each can contains 1 unit of alcohol and there are 37 units in a litre of gin does this mean I can take up to 37 cans per person (not that I would due to weight and likelihood of not drinking that much on the cruise) 

 

sunbedsue

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We took just a few cans of pre-mixed G&T. Nowhere near a litre each. Anyway, I happened to mention it, on a FB page, and some people had a right go at me. no one was in the least bit bothered at Southampton though. 

Edited by rumbalizw
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37 cans of G&T!!!

What will you do on the second day???

I don't know the definitive answer, but I think a reasonable amount will not be questioned at Southampton.

Enjoy...

Andy

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We asked security at Southampton, and they said it wasn't their job to monitor alcohol so I cant see some low alcohol mixer type of cans will be a problem. 

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As you say, the alcohol to tonic ratio to equate to one litre of 40% alcohol would exceed 30 cans.  There are posts where passengers not only bring along a case of 24 cans of soft drinks but place a luggage tag on the case pre boarding and it is delivered right to their cabin.  In the choice of  mixed beverage, the alcohol content meets the set limit.

 

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I've now returned to taking what I used to take ie 2 different bottles. No one was the least bothered at Southampton.

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