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! 🙂