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On Embarkation Day, does water/soda have to be in your carry on bag or can you give it to a porter to deliver to your cabin?

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26 minutes ago, MLP12 said:

On Embarkation Day, does water/soda have to be in your carry on bag or can you give it to a porter to deliver to your cabin?

The policy is that you are supposed to carry it on, but what happens at the port can vary.

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2 minutes ago, steven888 said:

Does anyone know why we have to carry on the soda instead of checking it in?

 

Because:

 

the porters are tired of having to haul soda around

 

perhaps if you consider it too much trouble, you won't bring it

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3 minutes ago, steven888 said:

Does anyone know why we have to carry on the soda instead of checking it in?

Because the porters and crew have better things to do with their time than schlepp 24 packs of water and soda for guests.

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Just now, Merion_Mom said:

 

Because:

 

the porters are tired of having to haul soda around

 

perhaps if you consider it too much trouble, you won't bring it

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3 minutes ago, steven888 said:

Does anyone know why we have to carry on the soda instead of checking it in?

I've heard of some giving it to the porter.  I'm sailing out of Port Canaveral and am going to ask when I check my luggage.  Hoping that they'll take it, but if not I'll carry it on.

 

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51 minutes ago, MLP12 said:

I've heard of some giving it to the porter.  I'm sailing out of Port Canaveral and am going to ask when I check my luggage.  Hoping that they'll take it, but if not I'll carry it on.

 

 

You "have heard" of past practices, but things have changed.

 

Carry it on yourself, or forget it.

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5 hours ago, steven888 said:

Does anyone know why we have to carry on the soda instead of checking it in?

 

Because the cruise line says so.

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Buy one of those inexpensive wheel duffel bags and wheel it on yourself as you have been advised by those who know.  For me, Less is More. 

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12 hours ago, MLP12 said:

I've heard of some giving it to the porter.  I'm sailing out of Port Canaveral and am going to ask when I check my luggage.  Hoping that they'll take it, but if not I'll carry it on.

 

 

You will find Port Canaveral to be more strict than the other ports.  If you are bringing it...plan on carrying it.  

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6 minutes ago, blueridgemama said:

Fo!low the policy or their policy may change and you won't be allowed any drinks to be carried on.

 

Exactly this  ^

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If you have a drink package, you may be able to get unopened cans in the Windjammer and bottled water from bars, coffee shops, etc. Check with people who have sailed the ship recently. I like to keep a couple cans and bottles in my room refrigerator in case I get thirsty at night.

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12 hours ago, Merion_Mom said:

 

You "have heard" of past practices, but things have changed.

 

Carry it on yourself, or forget it.

This is great news!  When we first cruised Oasis in 2011, they didn't allow pop to be carried on.  

 

We don't drink pop anymore, but we do like Club Soda.  Glad to hear we can bring some on board now!

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