They do state in their cabin info that they will take bottles off you and keep them till the last day of your trip but other than entering the port at palma on day one our bags were never searched.
Island cruises will impound all dutyn free and shore bought alcohol till last night of your cruise.p s they dont find half bottles so easy if in your pockets
Sometimes you get stopped at ports and have to put hand bags and goods on belt to check its achance you take at the port of palma they have duty free shop not very big but you can go into palma the day you arrive get bus just outside port or it depends what time you get your flight at we were lucky we got on ship at lunch time midday our flight was at 7 oclock in morning from glasgow you must be on ship 1hour before you sail also once you board you go off ship you dont go up same gang way you got on ship its the other side walk way its stairs you go up when you first board you will enjoy your cruiseif you do get stopped going on ship with drink they will take it off you and get it back night beforeyou disembark.
We did a three week cruise on this ship and we never had our bags checked. if you buy spirits in the onboard shop they keep them till your last day on board.
There is a big shopping center and hyper market about 400mtrs on your left at the port of Palma you can carry as much wine spirits juice as you like back on board to have in your cabin (no checks.
We were on the Island Star for 2 weeks in August 2007 - I never had a problem taking any drink bought on shore aboard. Hakim 27th March 200.
We have been on the Island Escape Nov 07 and never had our bags searched. Most cruise lines will keep any bottles till the end of your trip if they find it.
When we went with Island Cruises we often brought a couple of bottles of wine at the duty free shops and took them on board - didn't know you weren't allowed! On the last day we had a long wait on board and made several excursions to the duty free shop as we didn't have any British money to buy drinks on board and the staff even supplied us with ice buckets to keep the drinks cold.