(11:45 a.m. EDT) -- After years of going against the current and forbidding passengers from bringing onboard their favorite bottles of wine, Royal Caribbean is reversing its stance. Effective immediately, passengers on all Royal Caribbean ships can bring up to two bottles per cabin onboard during embarkation.
Bottles must be 750 ml each or smaller, and passengers who want to drink their wine in public spaces such as bars or restaurants must pay a $25 corkage fee per bottle. Additionally, each bottle must retain the original manufacturer's seal and exhibit no signs of tampering.
"Royal Caribbean International understands that vacationers may have a particular bottle of wine or champagne that they would like to bring on board to commemorate a special day or event while on their cruise," the line said in a statement.