How To Sneak Alcohol Onto A Cruise Ship

Carnival Drink Of The Day

On most cruises I’ve been on, I stick to the occasional Diet Coke, and maybe a Drink of the Day or two. But I have friends who spend a TON of money on alcohol during their cruise, not realizing how fast those $8 drinks add up.. Then they get a $600 alcohol bill, and it almost ruins their vacation!

In the old days, it wasn’t too hard to smuggle alcohol on board. Or better yet, you could just buy alcohol from the duty-free store and bring it back to your room. But it’s not that easy anymore.

Still, some people have found ways to get alcohol past security, and I thought it’d be fun to share a few tips:

1) One of my favorites is using a mouth wash bottle and food coloring. Fill up your Scope bottle with clear liquor and put some green food coloring in it to make it green.

2) Gift wrap a case of Heineken or other premium beverage, and just walk right on in with it. Dressed appropriately, it works. If anyone asks, the answer is “It’s a gift for the captain”. No one ever has.

3) Replace the water in water bottles with alcohol. Some people say security has been shaking bottles looking for bubbles, so you might want to consider using a Sprite bottle instead.

Here’s a video showing you how to do this:

People’s creativity will never cease to amaze me! 🙂

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9 Responses to “How To Sneak Alcohol Onto A Cruise Ship”

  1. Monique says:

    A few people that I know recommended the water bottle trick. LOVE the scope idea!
    I am sailing on my first cruise in June and my mother recommended rolling a bottle in a towel and layering it right in the middle of the suitcase. I tend to roll my clothing anyway… hope it works!

  2. Traci says:

    This is probably the most interesting way to save money I’ve seen in awhile. 🙂

  3. Tamara says:

    I just love so much that you published a blog post about this. Very helpful, indeed!

  4. Britton says:

    I never thought of the mouthwash trick. I’m sure that will be what I do for my next cruise…whenever that will be! Stopping in (late) from SITS!

  5. leslie says:

    you can also try pouches from,they work really well

    • Harry says:

      Instead of spending money at My wife drinks cheap wine once in a while, you know, from a box. I save the plastic pouches that come inside of the box (with the plastic spout), dry them out and refill with vodka, rum, etc. Spread out perfectly flat in the middle of clothes layer in suitcase. Has worked like a charm every time. 🙂

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