RCCL, can I bring my own soda?

I’m a Diamond member with RCCL. Every cruise I’ve carried on a case of soda and water. Last cruise was mid Sept 2017. I’ve been told they no longer allow this. Can anyone advise me? Thanks!

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Taken from the RCL website

Guests are not allowed to bring beer, hard liquor or non-alcoholic beverages onboard for consumption or any other use.

Guests may bring personal wine and champagne onboard only on boarding day, limited to two (2) 750 ml bottles per stateroom. Additional bottles of wine beyond two (2) bottles that are brought onboard or any alcoholic beverages purchased in ports-of-call or from Shops On Board will be stored by the ship and delivered to your stateroom on the last day of the sailing. Alcoholic beverages seized on embarkation day will not be returned. Security may inspect containers (water bottles, soda bottles, mouthwash, luggage etc.) and will dispose of containers holding alcohol. Guests who violate any alcohol policies, (over consume, provide alcohol to people under age 21, demonstrate irresponsible behavior, or attempt to conceal alcoholic items at security and or luggage check points or any other time), may be disembarked or not allowed to board, at their own expense, in accordance with our Guest Conduct Policy. Guests who are under the permitted drinking age will not have alcohol returned to them. Please Note: All guests must comply with TSA guidelines for transporting liquids.

Guests are allowed to bring two additional 750 ml bottles of wine or champagne per stateroom, for each individual sailing, when sailing on consecutive cruises. Additional bottles beyond two, will be stored by the ship and delivered, two bottles at a time, to the stateroom on the first day of each new voyage. Guests bringing four bottles at the start of the first sailing should have documentation for both sailings available to share with security.

That's very explicit. You have done some good research, Bonnie!

They will tell you this is to prevent people from smuggling alcohol on board but as we all know it is really all about having a captive audience that they can sell to and anything you carry on board is something that they cannot sell to you and make a profit on it.

.........for consumption or any other use.

what the hell could they be thinking

Coke makes a great varnish remover ? .....

I've heard that a lot of people still are able to bring on sodas and water. I don't think it's enforced all that much. I think it's more to prevent people from bringing on alcohol.

For me, it’s not worth taking a chance on buying any sodas or water and then have them confiscated. I do tend to be a rule follower, though, and respect what’s part of the cruise FAQs and contract.

Some cruise lines are starting to enforce these rules more than before. We also pre-purchase a bar set up for our cabin and generally buy the wine package for dinner. This usually, includes 5 bottles of wine over a seven/eight day cruise. It ends up less expensive than by the glass.


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