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  • carol, welwyn garden city
    started a topic Well, I never knew that

    Well, I never knew that

    Hi Everyone

    They say you learn something new every day, and I have only been cruising for 10 years!!

    On P&O cruises I knew that if you had wine with your dinner, but didn't finish the bottle they would take it away and bring it back the next day. But I didn't realise you could take it with you after your meal and drink it in another bar.

    Do all cruise lines allow you to do that? (Note to self, pay more attention ) .................................................. ....Carol

  • Mrs M
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    Originally posted by Peterlg, Halifax View Post
    What’s unfinished wine?
    It's a reminder that one of the aspects of aging is, one cannot neck the stuff in the quantities one used to be able to do, without having a fearsome headache the morning after, if one wishes to keep one's end up by finishing an evening meal with a libation or two of after dinner ''tea''.

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  • Peterlg, Halifax
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    What’s unfinished wine?

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  • Delboy, Essex
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    Originally posted by BobTroll, Leicester View Post

    70%+ proof does have that effect upon your memory. As for the country, perhaps it was La La Land?

    I did check with our daughter today it was homemade 78% and came from Kurdistan 🤗
    Last edited by Delboy, Essex; 16th February 2020, 04:45 PM.

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  • BobTroll, Leicester
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    Originally posted by Delboy, Essex View Post

    Hi JC

    I don't drink enough for it to affect my stomach. Ever since we visited the Sky Gardens in London with our daughter, both my wife and daughter now have a liking for Belvedere Vodka, which they sell on board P&O ships.
    One of our daughters company salesman, brought her back a 70%+ proof bottle of Vodka not shop bought 😳 cannot remember in which country he obtained it.
    70%+ proof does have that effect upon your memory. As for the country, perhaps it was La La Land?

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  • Topdeck, London
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    Read a great line this morning on Michael Redmond twitter feed

    I don't normally post this sort of thing but I have now been sober for the last 12 years. I still drink as much as I always did but just can't seem to get pissed anymore.

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  • annie, Glasgow
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    Originally posted by Issyalex, Glasgow View Post

    I can go months without a drink and my GP has never advised me to have a glass of wine several times a week.
    I have a similar drinking pattern but I think it has been the 2nd time I have been told I can have a drink - the 1st time was 1994.

    Annie

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  • Issyalex, Glasgow
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    Originally posted by annie, Glasgow View Post

    Mine

    In a bad month my average alcohol intake is 3 units. BTW I know lots of Scots who are the same.

    She was extolling the virtues of a glass of red wine.

    Annie
    I can go months without a drink and my GP has never advised me to have a glass of wine several times a week.

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  • carol, welwyn garden city
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    I can't drink like I used to, and I'm not keen on drinking when eating, would rather do one or the other ...........................................Carol

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  • andyn, Bucks
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    Originally posted by annie, Glasgow View Post

    Mine

    In a bad month my average alcohol intake is 3 units. BTW I know lots of Scots who are the same.

    She was extolling the virtues of a glass of red wine.

    Annie
    Yep, that'd be the 50p a unit

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  • annie, Glasgow
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    Originally posted by Issyalex, Glasgow View Post

    Annie what GP advises a patient to drink more alcohol? 🤔🙄 none me thinks.
    Mine

    In a bad month my average alcohol intake is 3 units. BTW I know lots of Scots who are the same.

    She was extolling the virtues of a glass of red wine.

    Annie

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  • jc, liverpool
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    Originally posted by JohnR, Chippenham View Post
    There were no problems taking spirits on board on QV in Gib last December. No need to try and hide it and it must have shown up on the scanner.
    Hi John
    Was Gib the last port before Southampton?
    I think they know everyone gets the duty free from there.....not to drink on board.
    JC

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  • JohnR, Chippenham
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    Originally posted by Issyalex, Glasgow View Post

    I think getting drink onboard ids all down to the screening guys and if their boss is nearby. I’ve managed to have a bottle of Cointreau in my suitcase on a few cruises and It’s never went to the naughty room. 😎

    an American couple from Texas, we met on a Celebrity cruise several years ago used to bring on a half bottle or two of wine at each port. He just put them in his shorts pocket and his tee shirt covered his pockets. If there’s a will there’s a way. 😂😂😂
    There were no problems taking spirits on board on QV in Gib last December. No need to try and hide it and it must have shown up on the scanner.

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  • Issyalex, Glasgow
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    Originally posted by jc, liverpool View Post
    Hi Issy
    I don't take any alcohol onboard Celebrity,,no point with a DP.
    I take a couple of bottles on P&O for in the cabin,for a drop whilst getting ready for dinner.

    I did buy a bottle of vodka in Tallin last year,and actually showed it to the guy doing the screening getting back on board on Celebrity,,,he saw the PALL on my card and said 'that's OK,no problem' and let me take it on board..

    JC
    I think getting drink onboard ids all down to the screening guys and if their boss is nearby. I’ve managed to have a bottle of Cointreau in my suitcase on a few cruises and It’s never went to the naughty room. 😎

    an American couple from Texas, we met on a Celebrity cruise several years ago used to bring on a half bottle or two of wine at each port. He just put them in his shorts pocket and his tee shirt covered his pockets. If there’s a will there’s a way. 😂😂😂
    Last edited by Issyalex, Glasgow; 4th February 2020, 03:44 PM.

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  • jc, liverpool
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    Originally posted by Issyalex, Glasgow View Post

    If you smuggle more than the allowed amount on Celebrity JC your case will be sent to the naughty room and you’ll be on the naughty step when your ‘invited’ to collect your case. 🙈😂😂😂
    Hi Issy
    I don't take any alcohol onboard Celebrity,,no point with a DP.
    I take a couple of bottles on P&O for in the cabin,for a drop whilst getting ready for dinner.

    I did buy a bottle of vodka in Tallin last year,and actually showed it to the guy doing the screening getting back on board on Celebrity,,,he saw the PALL on my card and said 'that's OK,no problem' and let me take it on board..

    JC

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