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     kablpe, Wrexham is offline Ship's Cat Member
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    Taking alcohol on board when boarding on first day

    Hi All

    Going on Braemar in July never sailed with fred olsen. Is it ok to put some bottles in cases at initial boarding on first day?

    Thanks for any info.


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     Jon, Birmingham is offline Ship's Cook Member
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    No, they will be taken off you, and returned on your final evening.


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     Berkshire Lass, Berkshire is offline Deck Hand Member
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    The bar prices are less than our local pubs charge (we are in the SE though) - the wine in the restaurants is about £14 for the house wine (very good actually) so there is not really any need to do this. It sounds daft, I know, but bottles of water from Sainsburys might save you more money as to the £1 a 500 ml bottle they charge on board for water. Have a good trip - by the way the Pimms is excellant value - and delicious!


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     kathy27, bournemouth is offline Ship's Cat Member
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    No, they will be taken off you, and returned on your final evening.
    We have never had a problem with bottles on FO in cases or wine boxes


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     kablpe, Wrexham is offline Ship's Cat Member
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    Many thanks for your replies. I will put a couple of boxes of wine in our cases I think. Could you please tell me if you can bring soft drinks on board at the various ports? Also we have only sailed with thompsons before where water was included with meals and available all day with tea and coffee, is this the case with Fred Olsen.

    Many thanks


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     Jon, Birmingham is offline Ship's Cook Member
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    I don't know why you bother to ask the question.
    To quote from Fred Olsen's A-Z guide under Duty Free
    Guests should kindly note that due to company policy, only alcohol purchased on our vessels may be consumed on board. Any alcohol brought from ashore will be placed in safe keeping by the ship’s security officers and returned at the end of the cruise. However, you may purchase cigarettes, tobacco and alcohol on board to enjoy in your cabin or take home via either our tax-free Cabin Shopping Service, or on- board boutique, which give you excellent savings on shoreside prices.


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     JANET, GLASGOW (2) is offline Ship's Cook Member
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    You can order a bottle from your cabin, list is in there, cabin steward will deliver it to you. Prices are very reasonable on par with supermarket and sometimes a bit cheaper.

    Would not take chance of bottle in suitcase in case it breaks. No problem taking on soft drinks.


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     Berkshire Lass, Berkshire is offline Deck Hand Member
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    Unless you are in a suite you won't have a fridge for your wine - or is it red wine?


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     kablpe, Wrexham is offline Ship's Cat Member
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    Yes it's red. Only thought of taking a couple of boxes as there is 4 of us travelling and 1 person paying the bill


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     Berkshire Lass, Berkshire is offline Deck Hand Member
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    Good luck to you then, hope you have a hard sided case to put it in - thinking of your whites packed in there if it gets squashed. Actually, although I have seen security taking bottles from people when they return from shore visits - we once bought some cigarettes and spirits in the duty free in a large departmental store in Barbados whilst on the Balmoral and we were not wanting it for on board - it was to take home with us as it was a good price. This duty free was to be delivered to the ship by the shop. We expected it to be held until we left the ship in Dover. When we returned to our cabin to get ready for dinner that night - lo and behold - the nicely packed cardboard box was sitting on the table!


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