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Old January 19th, 2010, 06:26 PM
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Default Smuggling on Booze.?.?

On the NCL Dawn how hard is it to bring a liquor bottle on board ? And if you cant bring it on can you buy it on the ship to drink it in your cabin ? I know there is a duty free shop but if I'm not mistaken they give it back to you after the cruise.....
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Old January 19th, 2010, 06:30 PM
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On the NCL Dawn how hard is it to bring a liquor bottle on board ? And if you cant bring it on can you buy it on the ship to drink it in your cabin ? I know there is a duty free shop but if I'm not mistaken they give it back to you after the cruise.....
NCL is very strict about liquor being brought onboard but it has been done with the rum runner products.

You can order a bar set up for your cabin and yes the duty free onboard the give back to you on the last night.
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She meant Rum Runner Flasks. You'll have to excuse her, she's preparing for a cruise.

OP ~ Like she said, you may want to look into a "bar setup" for your cabin. It includes liquor and the glasses.

Email groupeventdawn@ncl.com and inquire about ordering a bar setup. Price ranges from $63 to $103/liter.
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On the NCL Dawn how hard is it to bring a liquor bottle on board ? And if you cant bring it on can you buy it on the ship to drink it in your cabin ? I know there is a duty free shop but if I'm not mistaken they give it back to you after the cruise.....
Let's take a look at all of the worms that were in the can you just opened...


For starters, I can't help but notice that you are sailing on the Dawn Princess. Its not that you're not welcome here (which you are), but you do realize that this is the NCL board and not the Princess board, right?

As to how hard it is....well, that depends on how hard they look. You will get as many opinions as there are people to give them.

On NCL, they will take the booze and hold it until the end of the cruise. Anything you buy in the duty free shops will likewise be held until the end of the cruise.


Just an aside. I notice from looking at your post that I can see where you are from (Manville, NJ). Additionally, I can see which ship you are sailing on along with the date of your sailing from your countdown clock. Armed with this basic information it wouldn't take a computer genius to search a ships manifest to identify who exactly you might be...a great way for the cruise line to identify which luggage to really scan extra carefully...and the cruiselines DO read these boards.

If I were planning on smuggling alcohol, I certainly wouldn't advertise my intentions!
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She meant Rum Runner Flasks. You'll have to excuse her, she's preparing for a cruise.

OP ~ Like she said, you may want to look into a "bar setup" for your cabin. It includes liquor and the glasses.


Email groupeventdawn@ncl.com and inquire about ordering a bar setup. Price ranges from $63 to $103/liter.
Hah Angie I was still in the edit time, changed it LOL
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Let's take a look at all of the worms that were in the can you just opened...




Just an aside. I notice from looking at your post that I can see where you are from (Manville, NJ). Additionally, I can see which ship you are sailing on along with the date of your sailing from your countdown clock. Armed with this basic information it wouldn't take a computer genius to search a ships manifest to identify who exactly you might be...a great way for the cruise line to identify which luggage to really scan extra carefully...and the cruiselines DO read these boards.

If I were planning on smuggling alcohol, I certainly wouldn't advertise my intentions!

And they say Sharks aren't smart !!!!!
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And they say Sharks aren't smart !!!!!
Have you been talking with my Mother???
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For starters, I can't help but notice that you are sailing on the Dawn Princess. Its not that you're not welcome here (which you are), but you do realize that this is the NCL board and not the Princess board, right?


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I never even looked that they were on the wrong board. Maybe they don't realize they are on Princess
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I never even looked that they were on the wrong board. Maybe they don't realize they are on Princess
I figure its either that or they messed up when they made the countdown clock...they did say "NCL Dawn" in the original post. I figure they'll correct it eventually.
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Let's take a look at all of the worms that were in the can you just opened...


For starters, I can't help but notice that you are sailing on the Dawn Princess. Its not that you're not welcome here (which you are), but you do realize that this is the NCL board and not the Princess board, right?

As to how hard it is....well, that depends on how hard they look. You will get as many opinions as there are people to give them.

On NCL, they will take the booze and hold it until the end of the cruise. Anything you buy in the duty free shops will likewise be held until the end of the cruise.


Just an aside. I notice from looking at your post that I can see where you are from (Manville, NJ). Additionally, I can see which ship you are sailing on along with the date of your sailing from your countdown clock. Armed with this basic information it wouldn't take a computer genius to search a ships manifest to identify who exactly you might be...a great way for the cruise line to identify which luggage to really scan extra carefully...and the cruiselines DO read these boards.

If I were planning on smuggling alcohol, I certainly wouldn't advertise my intentions!
Well with all the info I gave....and with all your knowledge if you cant figure the ship and cruise line I'm on how will they....
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Hah Angie I was still in the edit time, changed it LOL
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It is impossible to smuggle booze aboard. They are VERY diligent and catch everyone. Always.
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It is impossible to smuggle booze aboard. They are VERY diligent and catch everyone. Always.
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wow.. that was weird. I must have "predicted" you'd say that, Luddite. ROFL!

I guess I'm psycho.. er.. psychic!

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OK...Wink...you're scaring me

How do you manage...in Reply #12...to quote the post put up AFTER yours (Reply #13) ???


That is one heck of a trick!





.....never mind....I just figured it out! (Still a good trick, though)
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OK...Wink...you're scaring me

How do you manage...in Reply #12...to quote the post put up AFTER yours (Reply #13) ???


That is one heck of a trick!





.....never mind....I just figured it out! (Still a good trick, though)
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The rum runners are hard to detect. But about 6 months ago, there was a rash of posts here saying NCL found them anyway. Lately, haven't heard anything more. Get the bar set up, one less headache. Selling booze is how the lines make money, so if they don't make money on the booze, they have to cut things, or raise fares.

Don't worry, NCL isn't the CIA... They aren't going to compare your info here against their manifest. Knowing NCL, they probably have neither the time or knowledge to do that.
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Do I detect a slight credibility gap in the above statement ?
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wow.. that was weird. I must have "predicted" you'd say that, Luddite. ROFL!

I guess I'm psycho.. er.. psychic!
Hey now! I'm the one who's worked for magicians!
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