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First thought was that I was surprised they didn't change to the way X handles packages.  Then I noticed the list of options which was way larger, and found this under scotches!   Laphroaig 10 yr 

If enough people ask for it, I could see it happening. RC definitely listens to their guest feedback.  Just not sure that many people are clamoring for it

What you can do is order a bottle of wine from a bar and take it wherever, just like a glass of any beverage.

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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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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?  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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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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