You've had a VERY treasured bottle on reserve in your wine cellar for years,
just for this occasion!
Well now you can bring it on board as you celebrate!
Spirits are still taboo, but, in vino veritas!
So pack your favorite!
Grey Goose is your chosen tipple? A bartender will happily pour you a shot—and charge it to your cabin. Enjoy Chimay Belgian ale at home? Buy it onboard (if you can find it). Only sodas, water and non-alcoholic beverages have tended to escape scrutiny at X-ray machines during the boarding process for most cruise lines.
But rules on wine have long been a grey area: Some lines post no restrictions as to what guests may bring onboard, others haven’t allowed wine at all—most have had a policy somewhere in between, permitting a small quantity. (Don’t even get us started about inconsistent enforcement from one embarkation port to the next.)
Industry leader Royal Caribbean International recently decanted a new policy for wine-lovers, allowing cruisers to bring up to two bottles of wine per cabin onboard at embarkation. Previously, the line had a strict “no alcohol” policy for carry-ons. Now, if you’re celebrating a special occasion while onboard a Royal Caribbean ship, there’s no reason not to dust off something special from the cellar at home..." (Continue ?)