How much wine is allowed while boarding HAL
Good question. Except for wine and champagne, guests cannot bring hard alcohol on board for private consumption. Hard alcohol purchased on board in the duty free shops or in port will be collected, stored and delivered to your stateroom on the last day of the voyage.
However, guests can bring wine and/or champagne on board at embarkation or purchased in port. A corkage fee of $18.00 applies to wine and champagne brought to the shipboard restaurants and bars for consumption. Additionally, wine and/or champagne brought on board cannot be consumed in any public area. Beverage packages can also be purchased onboard. For more information check out the Holland America alcohol policy here:
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Although the wine was mostly intended for our balcony in the evenings, we took a bottle to dinner 3 times. The waiters always told us about the corkage but we were only actually charged once.
My experience with HAL says that 12 bottles unless there's a special offer or something going on, in which case you may take how many you want. I've only been part of one of these special offers (sponsored by http://www.canard-duchene.fr/en) so I don't know how often they are.
This question is over 2 years old. Holland America's current wine policy allows for unlimited wine and champagne to be brought aboard the ship, but all bottles after your first (brought aboard in your carry-on at embarkation and consumed in your cabin) are subject to an $18 per bottle corkage fee, regardless of where the wine is consumed.
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