Originally posted by: Jlynnlittlerock
Just wondering, I have a friend who went on the same boat i did but different times and brought on a bunch of alcohol in luggage. I am personally to scared to do that, anyone else try that and get away with it. What did you use, and how did you do it?
Contraband items get confiscated when/if found. We don't remember hearing of instances where people were not allowed to board but we would not be surprised if it happened. Personal opinion on the topic are. . .
- If someone attempts to sneak contraband alcohol on board because they can't afford to pay for their drinks, they probably should not be cruising to begin with.
- The crew are trained to keep an eye on alcohol consumption (e.g., counting drinks, inebriated behavior) for passenger safety as well as for cruise line liability issues. When people sneak additional drinks from their "private stash", it places more than the drinker at risk.
- Intoxicated passengers are just plain ole stupid. Sadly, a few have gone over the rail due to their own lack of responsibility. We personally witnessed a young female slide over a pizzeria counter to get her own slice because the attendant had gone into the back to retrieve a clean utensil. She and her girlfriend were loud and staggering around but still planned to "go back to the room for another drink before going dancing". We called security rather than confront her. She was at grave risk of badly burning herself but we were not going to tangle with her because she was so obnoxiously drunk.
As long as there are rules, people will try to break them. We've surely done a bit of rule-breaking over our lifetime so we are not being self-righteous. We are honestly concerned. Alcohol-fueled idiocy not only puts the individual at high risk but it also places every other person on a ship at risk. We prefer not to have a tragedy punctuate our vacation.