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I didn't think you could buy from the store to bring to the room..seeing as RCI charges you $40 for a 375ml bottle of rum to have in your room.....you would be stupid to do that if you could go buy a 40oz of rum for $25 in the store...

 

Am I missing something here?

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I didn't think you could buy from the store to bring to the room..seeing as RCI charges you $40 for a 375ml bottle of rum to have in your room.....you would be stupid to do that if you could go buy a 40oz of rum for $25 in the store...

 

Am I missing something here?

You're not missing anything. Any alcohol bought in the onboard shops is held and delivered on the last night. And outside of the bottle purchase you mentioned, wine abd champagne seen to be the only bottles you can purchase for onboard consumption.

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Thanks for the info,  I did see on the web site, where you can purchase wine by the bottle and have it delivered to your room or table, also the rum, which I think is our choice because we don't want to drink all the time .  maybe getting a few drinks here and there, won't add up to over $355 .

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Two thoughts:  I see a lot of folks trying to determine of the drink package is worth it by simply aksing can I frink xx number of drinks per day.  But they seem to be counting only alcohol.  Assuming you are also drinking coffee with breakfast, a few waters and maybe a soda or two, you really shouldn't need to drink that many alcoholic drinks per day to reach the target I would think....

Second;  How do they handle alcohol you buy in ports?  Do you simply turn those bottles over when you re-board?  I am thinking I might want to buy a bottle of tequila in Mexico and a bottle of rum in Jamaica.  Though part of me asks, "Why bother?"  Except for saving a little bit on "duty", I am pretty sure anything worth drinking I could have just bought at my local liquor store.....

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Second;  How do they handle alcohol you buy in ports?  Do you simply turn those bottles over when you re-board?

What is supposed to happen is security will take it from you and return it to you on the last night of the cruise.

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Second;  How do they handle alcohol you buy in ports?  Do you simply turn those bottles over when you re-board?  I am thinking I might want to buy a bottle of tequila in Mexico and a bottle of rum in Jamaica.  Though part of me asks, "Why bother?"  Except for saving a little bit on "duty", I am pretty sure anything worth drinking I could have just bought at my local liquor store.....

 

As the resident drunkard here (I'm a 'consumer judge' at the Miami Rum Festival this April http://www.rumxp.com/RumJury.html ), I'd suggest buying a bottle of your favorite spirit from a distiller that isn't available in your area, or getting something that is expensive that you can drink as a "treat" like http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/business/20170210/jwn-pay-homage-joy-spence-appleton-estate-joy-rum 

 

When I first started becoming a rummy, I enjoyed drinking from a certain set of distillers.  As I was exposed to other expressions of the spirit i learned I really enjoyed rums from a specific geographic area and distilling method, and I wouldn't have learned that if I didn't buy those oddball bottles when on vacation.

 

Step out of your comfort zone and try something new.

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It's funny you say that because Appleton was precisely what I was thinking of!

Fortunately, the finest liquor on the planet is made right here in the U.S. or A. (Jack Danials!) but would be fun to grab some local flavors as well.

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Yeah, you probably won't save any money buying a bottle of something available stateside in a port shop, besides the ship probably has a supply you can have as much as you want of with your drink package.

 

Get something the locals make.  The Mexican shops have some really nice blue agave tequilas you can't get here.

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