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Yes, by the glass.  I have shatterproof stemless wine glasses (plastic) that I pack as well.

Often I'll have a glass of wine I've bought on board and re-use that glass, filled in my cabin then carried around.  

I bring one of those small TSA approved 2oz shampoo type travel sized containers filled with dish soap to wash my glasses and personal water bottle I also bring.  

If I am going on or near the pool deck I'm careful to use plastic only.  A broken glass on the pool deck or in a hot tub is a serious problem.  You can ask the pool bar for a plastic wine glass sometimes.  

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9 minutes ago, Boston Babe said:

So if we bring our own wine, open it ourselves we are not charged any corkage if it (the bottle) stays in our cabin)?

Correct.  I've never tried to bring a bottle of my own wine to dinner but as I understand it that is when a corkage fees applies. 

I have carried a bottle of wine to a quiet spot on the ship, sat at a table and played cards or just talked without any one stopping and asking for a corkage fee.  This when I cruise with family or friends.  Sitting at a table by yourself, talking to yourself with two glasses and a bottle of wine when solo tends to garner attention.  

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13 hours ago, twangster said:

Correct.  I've never tried to bring a bottle of my own wine to dinner but as I understand it that is when a corkage fees applies. 

I have carried a bottle of wine to a quiet spot on the ship, sat at a table and played cards or just talked without any one stopping and asking for a corkage fee.  This when I cruise with family or friends.  Sitting at a table by yourself, talking to yourself with two glasses and a bottle of wine when solo tends to garner attention.  

That seems to be a quote from experience!!!

On a plus side I find a I never lose an argument when it is just me!

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20 hours ago, Rdhoffe said:

Thank you!!  I’m assuming if we ask for a opener we’ll be charged the $15 fee...can we bring our own?  The wine we drink isn’t screw top. 

Your stateroom attendant can provide one for free. You're only charged the corkage fee if you bring it to a bar or restaurant to have it opened there.

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I brought red wine for dinner in both Main Dining Room and Chops on Voyager last year and was not charged with corkage fees for both time... But i guess they started charging this year. After factoring how much my partner and I will be drinking onboard, I think beverage package is the way to go! 

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I don't know whether to laugh or just shout NO!!   I just read a post on Facebook that said if you leave an open bottle of wine in your stateroom and the cabin steward sees it, they will charge you a corkage fee. They are also recommending you never throw the empty bottles away in your cabin or the steward will charge you the corkage fee. The OP was telling people to carry the empty bottle to the nearest trash can outside their cabin and to be sure they hide the open bottle or finish it in one sitting. Now...  I, personally, am not a wine drinker, but I have to think that most people reading those posts will believe them and I will see empty wine bottles everywhere I look! :3_grin:

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7 minutes ago, Lauren said:

I don't know whether to laugh or just shout NO!!   I just read a post on Facebook that said if you leave an open bottle of wine in your stateroom and the cabin steward sees it, they will charge you a corkage fee. They are also recommending you never throw the empty bottles away in your cabin or the steward will charge you the corkage fee. The OP was telling people to carry the empty bottle to the nearest trash can outside their cabin and to be sure they hide the open bottle or finish it in one sitting. Now...  I, personally, am not a wine drinker, but I have to think that most people reading those posts will believe them and I will see empty wine bottles everywhere I look! :3_grin:

Fake news. :) You can buy a bottle of wine on board (MDR for example), take it with you and leave it in your stateroom...opened.

Your stateroom is not a public area.

https://www.royalcaribbean.com/faq/questions/charge-corkage-fee

 

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On 1/10/2018 at 1:37 PM, twangster said:

Yes, by the glass.  I have shatterproof stemless wine glasses (plastic) that I pack as well.

Often I'll have a glass of wine I've bought on board and re-use that glass, filled in my cabin then carried around.  

I bring one of those small TSA approved 2oz shampoo type travel sized containers filled with dish soap to wash my glasses and personal water bottle I also bring.  

If I am going on or near the pool deck I'm careful to use plastic only.  A broken glass on the pool deck or in a hot tub is a serious problem.  You can ask the pool bar for a plastic wine glass sometimes.  

I've heard all about your infamous wine glass. 😂😂😂

 

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But is your glass half full or half empty 😬

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On 1/10/2018 at 12:47 PM, Boston Babe said:

So if we bring our own wine, open it ourselves we are not charged any corkage if it (the bottle) stays in our cabin)?

Actually, your room attendant can open your bottle too. The fee is only if someone at a bar or restaurant opens it for you. 

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16 hours ago, mworkman said:

I've heard all about your infamous wine glass. 😂😂😂

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I don't always take selfies, but when I do, that is a selfie I could see myself taking.

 

16 hours ago, mworkman said:

But is your glass half full or half empty 😬

Neither.  Mine is always full. :4_joy:

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11 hours ago, mom2mybugs said:

Can you take an already opened bottle to the mdr and not pay the corkage?  Just wondering if it's the opening at mdr or having/ storing the bottle.  Jane

Like everything RC, it is open to many different policies and who among the staff follow the rules. There are a lot of people on CC saying that the wait staff in the MDR isn't charging the cork fees as they get the upset customers and after all they want good reviews and hopefully an extra tip.  Then again, there is always someone who says they were charged. Inconsistency is the norm.  

Personally, I would try it and see what happens.  

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23 minutes ago, Bazza said:

Maybe I am missing something here and as a teetotal person I am obviously no expert on wine BUT if a bottle is a screw-top how can corkage be charged?!! Not a cork in sight!

When I bring wines I tend to bring screw top wines.  There are some really good ones now especially from AU and/or NZ.

I was at a nice restaurant at a marina in Chesapeake Bay one time.  Our young waitress was struggling to open the bottle we ordered fumbling with the cork screw for several minutes as she answered menu questions.  Finally I asked if she needed help with the wine.  Her relief at my offer quickly turned to embarrassment when I simply twisted the screw top off.    Poor girl...

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1 hour ago, Bazza said:

Maybe I am missing something here and as a teetotal person I am obviously no expert on wine BUT if a bottle is a screw-top how can corkage be charged?!! Not a cork in sight!

Not sure why its all corkage fee anymore. More like a plain opening/serving fee lol.

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When doing a B2B you are allowed 4 bottles of wine per cabin.  In theory they will collect 2 at security in the terminal and deliver them to your cabin when the 2nd cruise starts.  

However I found having 2 bottles in 2 different carry on bags can slip through security as long as there are many people in line for the xray machines.  Just be prepared to lug them around until cabins open. 

YMMV 

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19 minutes ago, twangster said:

When doing a B2B you are allowed 4 bottles of wine per cabin.  In theory they will collect 2 at security in the terminal and deliver them to your cabin when the 2nd cruise starts.  

However I found having 2 bottles in 2 different carry on bags can slip through security as long as there are many people in line for the xray machines.  Just be prepared to lug them around until cabins open. 

YMMV 

3 B2B cruises, 2 people, 1 non-drinker - so been giving this some thought! 

And all of this planning for my wife who likes a nice red wine and nothing in it for me as the token teetotal person on the ship! Maybe I am risking walking the plank?!

Plan 1 = we go on together with the 6 bottles in total, they take 4 off us and give us 2 per cruise (i.e. stick to the 'the rules') 

Plan 2= we go with plan 1 BUT on the change over days we try to take another 2 on with us when we get back on the ship hoping somehow too busy to check we already have 2 in store for us - do they have itemised records of what we brought on 10 days earlier? @twangster @Matt @Sabrinaklai you may know?!

Plan 3 = If plan 2 works we try the same again 3 days later when getting on for the 3rd and final leg of the 27 day adventure - by now my wife should be sleeping like a baby every night!

Plan 4 = we split up on embarkation carrying 6 bottles each (2 per cruise) hoping they don't notice!!! Hmmmmm somehow think not!

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I brought the two bottles of wine on board with me last time, and I don't recall anyone even looking at them during a security check.  Do they just run through a machine and as long as they only see two bottles they don't bother?  What if they were 2 bottles of liquor instead?  Is it luck of the draw on the security check?

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39 minutes ago, Bazza said:

3 B2B cruises, 2 people, 1 non-drinker - so been giving this some thought! 

And all of this planning for my wife who likes a nice red wine and nothing in it for me as the token teetotal person on the ship! Maybe I am risking walking the plank?!

Plan 1 = we go on together with the 6 bottles in total, they take 4 off us and give us 2 per cruise (i.e. stick to the 'the rules') 

Plan 2= we go with plan 1 BUT on the change over days we try to take another 2 on with us when we get back on the ship hoping somehow too busy to check we already have 2 in store for us - do they have itemised records of what we brought on 10 days earlier? @twangster @Matt @Sabrinaklai you may know?!

Plan 3 = If plan 2 works we try the same again 3 days later when getting on for the 3rd and final leg of the 27 day adventure - by now my wife should be sleeping like a baby every night!

Plan 4 = we split up on embarkation carrying 6 bottles each (2 per cruise) hoping they don't notice!!! Hmmmmm somehow think not!

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Important item in the bringing alcohol on board: "Alcoholic beverages seized on embarkation day will not be returned." Sorry...missed the 'except wine part'.

You are allowed 2 bottles per stateroom when boarding. Expect any additional to be seized and not returned.

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