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Krazy Kruizers

Holland America Specialist
#1
Can I Bring Alcoholic Beverages Onboard?


Each guest 21 years and older may bring one bottle of wine or champagne (no larger than 750ml) onboard in their carry-on luggage at the beginning of the voyage. Guests are not allowed to bring beer, boxed wine, or other liquors and spirits onboard. Holland America Line reserves the right to remove all alcoholic beverages from guest luggage that violates this policy. Any alcoholic beverage found will be removed and returned on the last evening of the voyage. Guests will not receive any monetary compensation for alcoholic beverages that were removed from luggage. Alcoholic beverages that are purchased in ports of calls or from onboard shops will be stored and returned on the last evening of the voyage. A corkage fee of US$20.00 (subject to change) applies to wine and champagne brought to the restaurants or bars for consumption. In-Room Dining offers reduced-price stateroom beverage packages for in-stateroom consumption of alcoholic beverages (a 15% Service Charge on all beverage items and packages with beverages will be added).

Guests who violate any of our alcohol policies (e.g., attempt to conceal alcoholic items at security and or luggage check points or any other time, provide alcohol to guests under age 21, over consume, or demonstrate irresponsible behavior), may be denied boarding or may be disembarked at their
own expense.
 

George C

Well-Known Member
#2
Hal just lost a customer that had 4 cruises in last 3 years, Hal unlimited wine was one of the main reasons I have been sailing them, back to RCCL or Princess and more Sandals vacations
 

Krazy Kruizers

Holland America Specialist
#4
Just wine was liberal -- you could bring on as much as you wanted -- no limit -- of wine. Some people, especially on longer cruises, would bring on cases of wine and champagne.

And you could bring as much on from the various ports.

Late last night HAL changed one thing -- the starting date for the limits will now start on January 31, 2014.
 

Krazy Kruizers

Holland America Specialist
#5
Back in 2003 or 2004 HAL stopped passengers from bring on their own HARD alcohol and from buying alcohol in the on board shops to take back to their cabins.

We got caught in the long lines boarding a ship as the alcohol was taken -- tags with names and cabin numbers but on them to store until the end of the cruise.

Many passengers were screaming.

We have never taken either wine or alcohol onto a ship.
 

George C

Well-Known Member
#6
several lines used to sell hard liquor and at cheap rate ( but not as cheap as duty free), I believe Disney still allows you to BYOB but I am allergic to children
 

Krazy Kruizers

Holland America Specialist
#7
People just have to settle done over this wine issue. When the alcohol situation happened years ago, it blew over quickly and that was the end of it. Carnival bought HAL in 1989. HAL was going under at that time. If Carnival hadn't bought HAL, none of us would be sailing on HAL right now. And HAL is still having a lot of financial problems.
 

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