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Any duty free spirit bought on the ship is delivered to your cabin on your last day, so the answer is no. P & O have no problems with you taking a bottle or two purchased ashore to drink in your cabin so long as you do not go over the score. All wines and spirits purchased onboard in the restaraunts or bars are comparible with normal pub prices, so it hardly worth it to pay corkage for wine purchased ashore to drink it in the restaraunt.
P & O has no problem with you bringing your own wine and champagne on board, and will even provide a corkscrew and glasses. You pay corkage only if you take a bottle to the dining room, and sometimes not even then since it is at your server's discretion. You can also order hard liquor and mixers from room service.
They appear to be one of the few with this open option but there is a website which now lists the various alcohol policies for all the cruise lines.
Congratulations, and enjoy your cruise.
One of my friends was saying they got around the corkage by pouring themselves a large glass of wine before leaving their cabin and taking it into the diningroom, no one thought other than they had bought it in one of the bar lounges.
Not really a good idea to advertise tips on avoiding ALL payment for alcohol on P&O ships, as there is always those that will take things to excess and ruin everthing for others! The next thing we know will be that P&O change their open minded policy on alcohol to that of most other cruise lines, and surely, none of us want that? Although I do take a bottle of bubbly aboard with me, and buy the odd bottle of brandy in the spanish supermarkets for cabin use, I always have a bottle of the ships wine with my evening meal, and also purchase drinks on deck during the day. Lets not kill the goose that laid the golden egg here eh? Happy cruising.
Thanks for your answers,butwhat I mean is,can you buy wine Or spirits in the shops on board the Ventura to take to your cabin?If so how do prices compare with UK and ports of call in the Med?