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davies - Answered a Question by SHANE (22 May 08 23:08)

Hi, just returned tues 20th may, hand luggage xrayed when returning to the ship, i dont drink shorts, but there is a notice saying no alcohol to be bought on board, had a fantastic time, crew and captain very friendly, ship spotless, plenty of lovely food, you will enjoy your cruise!!! watch for your towels turn into animals!!

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kelly - Answered a Question by SHANE (08 May 08 10:25)

Hi there, i'm going on the Escape on 20th May, and i read somewhere that you can't bring any alcohol on board. Not sure exactly where i seen it but it must have been on their website or on the tickets. Have a nice cruise.

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mcguire - Answered a Question by SHANE (08 May 08 10:28)

There is duty free shop at port .you could go on ship then come back off or go out port then across road is supermarket .when you arrive at port coach goes round side cases get taken off put on conver belt and through seacurity machines you could put drink in cases but might get broken .when you go off ship you go on other side to come back on ship you should be ok last year they were coming on and off my husband went down to get some ciggarets we did not get on ship till about 7oclock sail at 9 but must be on ship usally .1 hour before sailing we used to buy water and cans of juice at spar suppermarket at each stop its 1.40 for can of juice think thats quite dear dont mind other prices as they are pub prices i dont drink as i take medication enjoy your cruisewe are going on star last week in may for two weeks.

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SHANE - Answered a Question by SHANE (08 May 08 11:54)

Thanks mcguire and kelly, I'll probably get off the ship just before we sail then and go to the duty free shop!!!! Hope you have a nice cruise on the star.

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mcguire - Answered a Question by SHANE (08 May 08 12:48)

Your welcome enjoy your cruis.

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fisher - Answered a Question by SHANE (08 May 08 19:07)

No alcohol is taken off you, if you have any from any of the stops and kept till you get off the ship at the end of your cruise, you can get crafty though, buy a big bottle of water, empty it or drink it, then fill bottle up with vodka gin etc, they dont check your water bottles.crafty i know, but nice to have an inexpensive drink in your cabin.

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Wetton - Answered a Question by SHANE (08 May 08 19:13)

The rule is that you are not allowed to take any drinks on board that are sold on the ship. Our first two cruises on the escape they were very strict and always put your bags thru the xray machine whenever you came on board. However, we did our third cruise on the Escape in April and they didn't seem to bother as much. Maybe the xray machine wasn't working. Even if they do confiscate your booze, I believe you can reclaim it when leaving the ship in Palma.

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Lamont - Answered a Question by SHANE (08 May 08 19:49)

Island escape is all inclusive. No need to take alcohol on board. At any rate, no one checks your bags.

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Martin - Answered a Question by SHANE (08 May 08 20:07)

Was on the Island escape 4 weeks ago and we did but alchohol to bring back on board, your bags do go through a security check and I thought oh no they are going to take my drink but they did'nt say anything. Loads of people did this. but i guess it depends on how flexible the custom officers are. \enjoy I di.

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Crowe - Answered a Question by SHANE (08 May 08 20:35)

Hi, we went on the Island Escape two years ago. We enjoyed it very much and even though the ship is rather long in the tooth, it was clean, had a friendly atmosphere and the food was certainly very acceptable. When you board your luggage goes through a scanner and you are not allowed to bring alcohol to your stateroom. Any purchased on board (duty free) cannot be consumed (while on the ship) and I believe you pick it up prior to departure. Don't partake myself, but am observant enough to notice "things". Enjoy your cruise. We did.

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