Since most big-ship cruise lines continue to raise alcohol prices and officially ban passengers from bringing their own beer and liquor onboard, many cruisers have taken to smuggling it — in their luggage, in their clothing … in, well, pretty much anything you can think of. Some of the secrets we’ve come across have been quite creative. We won’t share them here, but we were curious to see just how many people have attempted to beat the system — and how many were successful in the endeavor.
What we asked: Have you ever tried to smuggle alcohol onboard?
What they said: The largest single group of voters — 44 percent — said they haven’t tried it because it’s against the rules. Another 41 percent said they’ve tried it and were able to sneak it onboard undetected. A further 12 percent said they haven’t tried it but would like to give it a go, and the remaining 2 percent said they gave it a whirl, but didn’t hide it well enough and were caught.
What it all means: The largest group of respondents seem to think breaking the rules is shameful. Then again, it also seems that nearly as many folks think it’s fine and have actually had good luck trying. What do you think? Be sure to leave us your comments below.
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