Alcohol on board

There are tons of articles that relate to sneaking alcohol on board a cruise ship. The rum runners flasks seem to be the safest method. This is not what I am interested in.

It seems to me that, having smuggled your contraband liquor on board, actually drinking it would be... annoying to say the least. I imagine transferring alcohol from a 32 oz. bag to a smaller personal use bag, and then having to be sneaky the whole time you are on the boat, trying to sneak and add alcohol to your sodas, etc., which, by the way, you have to pay for anyway.

Alternatively, I guess you have to be chained to your room. As I am a grown up, I am not interested in getting hammered. However, for alcohol to be worth the trouble, you are basically required to take a "loading dose" - for me, the equivalent of three drinks - and then a "maintenance dose" each hour thereafter during which you would like to feel the pleasant effects of alcohol consumption. It seems to me that the hassle of having to return to the room (and/or be sneaky in public) at regular intervals to maintain a decent buzz would be counter-productive. All in all, it seems as though sneaking alcohol on board is more trouble than it is worth. I am leaning toward just purchasing a drinks package so I don't have to think so hard about what I am drinking.

I am interested in any others' thoughts on the subject. Thanks in advance.

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This topic has been addressed in this forum before. I posted then and will now as well. I feel it is just not worth the trouble. But there are others who do the sneaky thing.

Hi - As johngold mentioned, this topic has been covered previously. My feelings haven't changed and are summed up as follows:

a.) It is not worth the trouble.

b.) If someone is that worried about spending too much on alcohol during the cruise, get a drink package to cap it off. If the package price is "too much", maybe save up a bit more money before embarking on a cruise so it is more enjoyable and less of a budget-buster.

c.) If it is just for the thrill of getting away with something that is against the rules, it's time to grow up. Go skydiving or do something else to get the adrenalin going,

d.) If someone is traveling with children, the primary responsibility for making sure those children are behaving safely and properly is not transferrable to everyone else on the ship or the crew. Stay sober because those little ones are your responsibility. Cowboy-up, be a responsible adult.


e.) If someone is intent on being hammered 24/7 (or more on longer voyages), it actually may not be a bad idea to stay in one's cabin for the entire voyage. At least the rest of the passengers and crew will have an incident-free, enjoyable journey without being subjected to the spectacle of a massively intoxicated person making an idiot of him/herself.

Ive never smuggled alcohol anywhere much less on a ship. I want to be conscious and aware. I pay too much money for my vacations to be out if while on them. Now, i have 2 very stessful jobs- now thats where my alcohol flask smuggling ideas start.

One of my friends did smuggle Vodka in and just transferred it into a travel cup then poured it in with his lemonade. It saved him a fortune as he drinks likes a fish.

We've got advice on how to make contraband cocktails with your contraband liquor:

I agree with most of the posters here - I don't go against the policy. If I drink, I will pay the proper price for it. (That way, I can better control my intakeBig Smile)

Thanks all for the input. I have decided that a drinks package is likely the best option for me. I just prefer not to have to work hard enough to make the sneaky thing work while on vacation.

Make sure you can drink 5-6 drinks a day (remembering you will be off the ship some days). I def wouldn't sneak it in.. Tip. You can get a free bottle of wine sent to your room on Royal Caribbean. Before we booked, I called with questions and the RC rep said that when we did book to request a bottle of wine or a fruit basket. I did and when we got to our was there with glasses and cork screw. We enjoyed it one night watching movies

How in the world do they do that? I have never heard that and if it was known, I would think they would loose a ton of money of wine and fruit. Are you sure there was no charge???

Its simple, play in the casino & earn 1500 pts

& boom, free drinks the rest of the trip!


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