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Old 12-07-2012, 09:20 PM
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I went on NCL earlier this year, around spring break time. Before the cruise, I bought a couple of large bottles mouthwash and emptied them out. I poured in a bottle of rum into one and a bottle of vodka into another. The mouthwash was "blue mint" or whatever flavor, so I added 2 drops of blue food coloring and it was totally indistinguishable from the real mouthwash and got on with no trouble.

Do it the night before or morning of your cruise. For mine, the minty mouthwash smell stuck around for about 24 hours or so, so even if they open it up and smell it, it smells just like mouthwash. The only way they could tell is if they actually taste it. Note that the taste of the alcohol was never affected and it tasted just like it was being poured out of its normal bottle.
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Old 12-07-2012, 10:01 PM
Location: In the sticks, SC
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Originally Posted by nmnita View Post
and that is always our delima. We used to be fine with just ordering a bar set up in our cabin which gave us our booze for cabin use; of course when we are in public we do buy drinks. Now, the cost of bar set ups have gotten so high, they almost invite us to smuggle. I do, usually bring a few bottles of wine on board and pay the $15 cockage fee.. Some lines are now charging $20.00. The drink package is pricey unless you really drink a lot. Normally, we find a way to get a couple of bottles of wine free; either cause we are frequent guests on a particular line or some other way. Then we take advantage of the 2 for 1 drinks before dinner, etc. This way we do keep the bar bill down somewhat..
I'm gonna try those rum runner's on my next cruise......just to bring enough for a good pregame
I'm not much of a wine drinker myself.....maybe I'll bring a couple of bottles of Thunderbird
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Old 12-10-2012, 01:59 PM
Location: Orlando
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A suggestion I heard the other day was interesting.

For the cruiselines that allow you to bring on wine.

If you buy wine with a screw top...you know...the high quality ones lol...once they're empty rinse and put you liquor in those. When they go thru the scanner, the person scanning is looking for the shape of the bottle not what's in it.

I like my rum runners but am always open to suggestions.
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Old 12-10-2012, 03:42 PM
Location: Middle of the ocean
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We used them a couple years ago - they're great! When we boarded we had them in our luggage. Supplies got low so we took them to port with us and filled them up, and brought back in our backpacks. No problems.
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