Contributor Level: Captain

Stricter Security Measures

with security measures becoming more strict, should the cruise lines prohibit passengers from bringing aboard their own beverages ?

Personally, I say yes.  You're an adult. You can do without your favourite soda for one week.    As is, the rules are somewhat contradictory.  You can bring wine or champagne, and soda....but not beer.   Why ?   I don't see the difference between having a favourite beer and a favourite soda.   If it's an alcohol thing, charge for the beer the way they charge for the wine.  

Regardless, having to check bottles of water to verify they are water is time consuming.  I shudder when I see passengers bringing water and soda by the hand truck on board.  Clearly it's a case of  " well I have to have XYZ, and I shouldn't have to do without it just because I am taking a cruise " .   Spoiled ba$tards really.   Me me me.....I want..I want...I want...


So, now there is a reason to end the bullcrap......attention passengers of cruise ship Harmony.....due to security issues you will no longer be able to carry beverages on board.  Feel free to pick them up upon debarkation.   Big Smile



4 Answers

Contributor Level: Captain

Well, Bak, I agree 100%... But then I have to travel from the Great White North to get anywhere. Security after security.. But when I am on a cruise, I'm on holiday... I do not want to bring something on the plane or on the boat that will get me in any more trouble that I can get into myself.... The cruise lines make a great deal of money on the items they sell----including booze.. they make good coin on that,,as well as pictures, cheap t-shirts,  bobels, hats, water etc.

If they want want want all that want equals ching-ching-chung......

But---Hey when I get on board----I'M ON HOLIDAY......

Contributor Level: Third Mate

I hope the tighter security will mean passports required....

That would end the same ole q's about documents needed.... 

Contributor Level: Captain

No it won't.  People will still ask if they really need a passport, and how to get one with only a week before their cruise.....they'll also keep asking how large can their luggage be, if they can bring a fan,curling iron,and hair dryer....

Contributor Level: Admiral

When we are going on a cruise that doesn't involve a flight, we do bring with us the number of permitted wine bottles.  We only drink that wine in our stateroom.  We have never had a problem and it hasn't slowed down the line at security checkpoints. We have special bags that seal the bottles just in case one breaks.  It has absorbable packing to mop of any liquid that might spill..  This has never happened, though but it pays to be careful.  I do see passengers carrying on cases of water. or soda  Although I dislike the taste of water on cruise ships, I never do this.   Also, my husband is on medication that dries out his mouth.  He needs to carry a water bottle with him.  For him, it is a necessity. 


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