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Carnival has got tired of policing bottles coming aboard smuggling liquor in plastic water bottles so they have banned them. You can still bring a 12 pack of canned soda per person but no soda in plastic or glass bottle they will not allow these the be brought on board but you still can bring a bottle of wine. Have a great cruise but just deal with more restrictions. Ed

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They've also lowered the price of their bottled water, I believe a 12 pack for $2.99 if you pre- order and a buck or two more when you get there....not bad.
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I am glad they lowered their price on pre-ordered bottled water to a reasonable price. Yes: You can buy it cheaper at Sam's, Costco or Walmart but it isn't worth the hassle to carry it.

I can't believe how many people are complaining about the $2.99 price for 12 bottles.

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The problem that I have with this is that we only take 2 to 4 bottles for a 7 night cruise, we only use them to take off the ship, so we don't need 12. Guess I will have to take 2 empty bottles with me and make sure to empty them before reboarding.


They are making another change, you will now have to pick up any/all liquor bought while on the cruise the morning of disembark at a lounge to be determined. The biggest problem with this is for the people that make use of the program that they leave the luggage outside the cabin the last night and do not see it until they get to the last airport since you can not carry the bottles on the plane they will not be able to buy any to take home.
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Must have been lots of people not buying alcohol on the last night, just drinking their duty free in the rooms. Always thought it was a strange; who would pay $8 a glass for whiskey when you just picked up 3 bottle duty free.
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That is actually a good price. I, myself don't carry any bottles on board, just purchase what I can drink, plus the tap water is decent as well.
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The problem that I have with this is that we only take 2 to 4 bottles for a 7 night cruise, we only use them to take off the ship, so we don't need 12. Guess I will have to take 2 empty bottles with me and make sure to empty them before reboarding.


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It's only $2.99 why would you even bother to bring empty ones on, if you had them you might surprise yourself and drink most of them.....waters good for you!
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I always travel with a water bottle. Too much plastic in landfills as is.
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when on board we will drink the tap water, it is fine, don't need to drink bottled water
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I always travel with a water bottle. Too much plastic in landfills as is.
I only drink out of the tap at home but on vacation I don't , I feel the same way you do when it comes to the Kurige (sp) coffe pods.

nlb1050, got it....I will drink the tap if I'm not in the room but reach for the bottled in cabin .
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One of my uncles came to visit family in the USA ( from Portugal ), he was here for six weeks and never drank water. He drank wine with his meals and beer in between.
If you do that on a cruise you don't have to drink tap od bottled water.

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On my last cruise I had the UBP and tried that one sea day. Started with mimosa at breakfast, drank all day. 12 alcoholic drinks and 2 cokes(for a bit caffeine), ask me what I did that day...no idea but it was fun lol. If NCL service was better I would have had more. To get a drink I usually had to get up and visit the bar as no one would come around and ask, after 14 times I got annoyed.
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I drink tons of water so I would order my a couple of 12 packs.
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That is actually a good price. I, myself don't carry any bottles on board, just purchase what I can drink, plus the tap water is decent as well.
As you know, for years I told everyone the tap water on a cruise ship is just fine. Basically it is. However my recommendation has changed since I cruised the Carnival Pride in 2009. The water on the entire ship, even the MDR, had a strange taste and others also noticed it. Since then I've found bad tasting/smelly/discolored tap water on my next cruise on The Carnival Pride and then on Norwegian Jewel, Norwegian Jade, Celebrity Century (twice) and Celebrity Millennium. It has a lot to do with the plumbing picking up stuff over the years. Now I usually drink bottled water while on a cruise.

Betty is not as picky as I am and has only had a problem with the water on Millennium.

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The problem that I have with this is that we only take 2 to 4 bottles for a 7 night cruise, we only use them to take off the ship, so we don't need 12. Guess I will have to take 2 empty bottles with me and make sure to empty them before reboarding.


They are making another change, you will now have to pick up any/all liquor bought while on the cruise the morning of disembark at a lounge to be determined. The biggest problem with this is for the people that make use of the program that they leave the luggage outside the cabin the last night and do not see it until they get to the last airport since you can not carry the bottles on the plane they will not be able to buy any to take home.
If you do Luggage Express (or whatever it is called), Carnival says those people will receive their liquor the last evening so they can put in their luggage.
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I would think that the clever smugglers would just pack the bottles in their luggage to get by the inspectors or is the baggage being xrayed or scanned somehow?
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I would think that the clever smugglers would just pack the bottles in their luggage to get by the inspectors or is the baggage being xrayed or scanned somehow?

I believe all baggage coming aboard the ship is scanned/x-rayed before being loaded on the ship. Several folks I know (no, it wasn't me), traveling with various cruise lines, had bottles in luggage and these bottles were confiscated prior to being delivered to their rooms. There were notes in the bags telling them the bottles would be returned to then on the last night of the cruise.
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We know some people whose bottles were confiscated as well.

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Heard the "Cuise Guy" say for some reason this is just a Carnival problem too many people hauling water on board creating long lines a security and gumming up embarkation. We haven't sailed Carnival in a couple of years.

What is your experience? Is this only a Carnival problem?
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Have not a problem with security getting on Carnival, have seen more with people going on NCL.
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Heard the "Cuise Guy" say for some reason this is just a Carnival problem too many people hauling water on board creating long lines a security and gumming up embarkation. We haven't sailed Carnival in a couple of years.

What is your experience? Is this only a Carnival problem?

Sailing 20 out of 23 cruises with Carnival we have never seen a problem with holdups at security due to folks hauling water. However, I think that it might have been a part of the decision to stop folks from bringing water as it might have a hard time passing through scanners, x-ray machines, etc. And as an aside, those folks who say the will stop sailing Carnival because they can't bring their own water are really very foolish. Besides hauling cases of water is a very tiring thing.
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You are after all going on a cruise, and that alone isn't cheap, what is $2.99 added to the cost for 12 bottles of water, not a bad deal and who wants to lug along water? Not me, for sure.
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Heard the "Cuise Guy" say for some reason this is just a Carnival problem too many people hauling water on board creating long lines a security and gumming up embarkation. We haven't sailed Carnival in a couple of years.

What is your experience? Is this only a Carnival problem?

We've seen bottled water and soda being checked at embarkation, but it was off to the side. Those who didn't have water or soda just went on by.
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My wife and I have been on over 20 Cruises with Carnival. We pack a small carry on bag with 2 - 12 packs of diet soda, shoes, socks sunscreen etc. We never bothered to bring water. You can now get flavored water in 12 pack (CANS) at Walmart. I like the Golden Peach and my wife likes Key Lime flavor. We have never had a problem getting our bag delivered to our room just like our other luggage. We also packed the same for NCL, Celebrity, Rccl and Costa and never had a problem. We also tape two swimmimg noodles together with a luggage tag on them and never had a problem. It's nice to have those swim noodles for the beaches. They are not allowed in the ship pools. Have a great Cruise. Ed
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I've always smuggled liquor onboard in water bottles and only once was it confiscated in my checked luggage in over 25 cruises. I do like keeping my sail and sign account at a minimum but more so I like to be able to mix a cocktail in my room without having to make 9 trips to the bar.


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I have not sailed on Carnival for some time but I am too lazy to carry drinks on board on any ship that I sail on.

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Well, now Disney has changed their alcohol policy!

Disney Cruise Line changes liquor policy - Orlando Sentinel

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