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Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by elemenohpee1, Feb 16, 2017.
Take a Biere de Champagne. DeuS Brut des Flandres would be an excellent choice.
What is the reason for specifically not allowing the 750 to be beer? This seems like a weird rule.
I guess it's the cruise lines image.
a 750 of barleywine sounds like the safest bet
Yeah, this is probably right.
We didn't try to bring on any beer, but my mom bought some cheap wine bottles with a screw top covered in foil. She emptied the wine and then filled it with rum and added a little food coloring to match the original color, then glued the foil back over the screw top. It was kind of impressive, really. Also, she made a little first aid kit for each of our bags with bandaids, Neosporin, etc. and put a hydrogen peroxide bottle, which were all filled with bourbon, in them. All of this made it on. We went through a couple different lines between us when boarding and it seemed like the guy at one line didn't even look at the bottles, whereas another made my brother bring his over for closer inspection but passed it. As long as it's not blatantly obvious that it's been tampered with, you'll most likely be fine. But I probably wouldn't risk some rare bottle just in case. No experience trying to bring regular bottles/cans on, but I imagine the success rate is somewhat lower.
There's decent enough beer on board. Sam Adams, probably a Sierra, Blue Moon, some sort of amber that's contract-brewed for one of their onboard bars that isn't too bad.
I went on Jam Cruise and dropped LSD on q tips haha. Worked great.
As mentioned, I doubt the workers really care as long as the bottle size and count is at or under the limit.
For those who have gone on a cruise, how is the procedure for boarding ? Wifey and I are planning a cruise soon and Im wondering what to expect.
Uhm, would it be worth all that hassle for you just to have that beer, when you could just bring wine, hassle-free?
Seems like a lot of effort to smuggle booze on to a cruise.
Your mom is the best
I'd flip it around and ask why not spend a little effort to drink what you want to drink when you want to drink it? It's not like he's scaling a mountain or, ummm, waiting in a 4 hour line on a zero degree day anything.
Also, he's hardly alone when it comes to cruises. There are entire product lines devoted to smuggling booze on board. I've never been on a cruise, but I can vouch for this thing working well at music festivals
As others have said, the best advice seems to be just not to bring anything you'd be heartbroken to lose.
What are they going to do, throw you overboard??? Heave ho Gilligan...
Probably just an old policy that hasn't been updated in 10 years to reflect the growth of beers in that format.
Princess Cruises has their own craft beer line-up called Seawitch. They contract each beer in the line-up with a different US craft brewery. The Seawitch beers are good, and certainly a step up from the typical domestic and euro beers on the ship. http://www.princess.com/50th-anniversary/celebrations-onboard/drink-it-up/seawitch.html
But they were ridiculously expensive at $9-$10 per 12oz bottle (and Seawitch was specifically excluded from any specials or drink packages) causing me to severely cut back on my beer for that trip. What's funny is I am sure I would have spent more on beer during that trip if the price was more reasonable, but I was definitely much tighter with my wallet than normal out of spite and indignation at what they were charging. At least my liver had a good vacation, even if the rest of me didn't (for many reasons besides the beer/alcohol I hope to never do a cruise again).
Here is the link to Carnival's website that shows alcohol selections and prices. Sierra Nevada pale ale is on there, it says its new. That and maybe some Bass or Boddingtons and ill be good.
With those prices they should be hung for piracy...
I agree. Take two really nice bottles of sparkling wine and enjoy the bejesus out of them.
I hope you have fun on your cruise. Honestly. But what is the cruise line image? Is it like Las Vegas on water? And, what is Thirsty Frog? Apologies in advance.
I have been on a handful of cruises and never had hard time bringing anything on board. Just put it in your luggage and make sure its secure. Last time I brought 2 bottles of vodka, a bottle of rum and six pack of cans in my suite case.
maybe just email them and ask? I know it sounds crazy and all.
and if they say no, possibly just honor their rules and drink the beer when you get home? CRAZY TALK!
I'm going on a Carnival out of Florida later this year. I am now even more excited!! This is gonna be awesome if there's Cigar City. I've always just drank their inBEV Thirsty Frog from lack of better options (which is actually a nice beer).
Do what I did: I brought Viking Blod mead. They tried to say it wasn't wine, but I quickly pointed out that it says wine on the bottle so I scored in bringing two mead bottles on ship (wife begrudgingly went along)
Where did you depart from?
Agreed. Same on my Disney cruise last spring. The big winner though was Ayinger Celebrator on tap in the "Irish Pub". I bought the larger refillable mug so was getting 22oz of it for $6
I guess bring a "barleywine" in that case...
I departed from Miami on a Carnival cruise.
My mom is what I lovingly call "thrifty."
Also I think it kind of became almost like a personal contest for her to see if she could get it through.
We all appreciated her efforts, there's no doubting that.
Because you go on a cruise to relax, right?
Arguing with the bording staff if your "barley wine" counts as a wine or not is not my personal idea of a nice relaxing time. Drinking a nice grape wine is. But I guess to each their own..
I used to smuggle beers at music festivals, sure.
But I was 16,maybe 17 back then. Now, especially at the non commercial festivals I visit, I happily pay for a beer or two if it supports the festival itself..
Beer is legal to possess. Taking it without compensation is theft. Signing a contract does not give someone the right to commit a crime. Just saying.
So, going by that logic-
when you enter a restaurant, sit down at a table,order nothing and pull out your own sandwich and some beer you brought from home....The restaurant owner would not have the right to take it "without compentsation", because sandwiches and beer are "legal to possess"?
Interesting point of view, to say the least..
"Flags of convenience" exist just so a ship's crew can take beer without prosecution. Those line-cutting pirates don't even need to join The Bruery Preservation Society! It's ridiculous!
You are confusing Contract Law with Criminal Law. A legally binding contract is, by definition, a limitation on actions of the parties bound by the agreement.
In this scenario passengers who attempt to smuggle beer on board have already agreed to have it confiscated if caught. That is a forfeiture, not a theft.
These are multi-day festivals with on site camping so it's nice to have an old fashioned around bed time. I appreciate the time and thought that went into your unearned swipe though.
And again, if you think:
"Hey, this isn't allowed on the cruise"
"Oh, sorry, I didn't know"
constitutes vacation wrecking anxiety then so be it.
Actual bottle of Speedway stout I brought on Carnival. TSA tried to take it away, but I convinced them it was wine Don't worry about them confiscating your bottles, I had a bunch of Jai Alai and Marshal Zhukov I acquired and had nowhere else to put them, so I brought them on the ship. They hold your beer in a room until the last day of the cruise in which you can pick up your belongings. Carnival does carry Invasion and Florida Cracker as well.
For all those people saying why not avoid the hassle, it's not worth it....going a week without good beer sucks!
That photo bucket link is not working for me.
You just made my day, I am on one of those Disney Cruises at the end of March. Daddy happy.
The link doesnt work but when I quoted it I can see the photo...good stuff
Don't use photobucket! It's the worst. Everyone should switch to Imgur on here.
Best of both worlds?