Cruise Lines – Can I bring alcohol on my cruise? It depends…

Imagine – you are cruising in Europe, and you stop e.g. in Barcelona, Marseille, Florence (Livorno),  Rome (Civitavecchia), and so on. On a trip ashore you discover this great wine shop with all these superb wines, and you immediately picture yourself sipping some on your veranda while the ship pulls out of port later that evening.

But here it is….are you allowed to bring alcohol on your cruise ship? Well, it depends. Alcohol policies vary widely from line to line. Sure, there is always the option of sneaking alcohol onboard to get around these policies, but if you want to drink your beverage in style, here are the rules by cruise line. If your cruise line is not listed simply get in touch with us. Also, policies do change from time to time. We are updating the list accordingly but please double check a few days before you go cruising.

 

Azamara Club Cruises – Policy: spirits, beer, and wine are allowed for private consumption in suites or cabins (with a limit of two bottles per cabin), as well as in any shipboard restaurant, bar, or dining venue. Extra fees – Consuming alcohol in any shipboard restaurant, bar, or dining venue is subject to a corkage fee of $10 per bottle.

Carnival Cruise Line – Policy: one bottle of wine or champagne per person is allowed on embarkation. No beer or spirits may be taken onboard for consumption. Alcoholic beverages that are purchased in ports of call will be held by the ship and delivered to the guest’s cabin on the last day of the sailing. Extra fees – A $10 corkage fee per bottle applies for consumption in the main dining room; $14 at the steakhouse.

Celebrity Cruises – Policy: two bottles of wine per cabin are allowed on embarkation. No beer or spirits may be taken onboard for consumption. Alcoholic beverages purchased in ports of call or onboard shops will be held by the ship and delivered to the guest’s cabin on the last day of the sailing. Extra fees – Wine is subject to a $25 corkage fee per bottle when consumed in public areas.

Costa Cruises – Policy: no alcohol may be taken aboard at embarkation, and alcohol purchased in port or at the ship’s duty-free shop will be held and returned at the end of the cruise. Extra fees – N/A.

Cunard Line – Policy: one bottle of wine or champagne per person is allowed during embarkation. No beer or spirits may be taken onboard for consumption. When purchased at ports of call, however, there is no restriction on wine, spirits, or beer being carried aboard. Extra fees – A corkage fee of $20 per bottle applies when consumed in restaurants onboard.

Disney Cruise Line – Policy: alcohol is permitted onboard but must be hand-carried on in a bag no larger than 22″ wide, 14″ high, and 9″ deep. Outside alcohol cannot be consumed in any lounge or public area except for wine and champagne at Palo and Remy. Extra fees – A corkage fee of $20 per bottle applies at Palo and Remy.

Holland America Line – Policy: wine and champagne are allowed onboard. Beer or spirits purchased on the ship or otherwise taken on the ship cannot be consumed onboard; bottles will be held for the duration of the cruise and delivered to the guest’s cabin on the last day of the sailing. Extra fees – A corkage fee of $18 applies at onboard restaurants and bars.

MSC Cruises – Policy: no alcohol may be taken aboard at embarkation, and alcohol purchased in port or at the ship’s duty-free shop will be held and returned at the end of the cruise. Extra fees – N/A.

Norwegian Cruise Line – Policy: no beverages can be brought onboard (liquor, water, or soft drinks) except for sealed bottles of wine which will be subject to a corkage fee. Extra fees – Corkage fees of $15 for 750 mL, $20 for 1,000 mL, and $30 for 1,500 mL bottles apply when consumed in any restaurant, public area, or stateroom.

Oceania Cruises – Policy: guests may not take beer and spirits onboard at embarkation. Guests are allowed to take up to three bottles (per cabin) of wine or champagne onboard. Extra fees – A corkage fee of $25 per bottle applies for consuming wine in public areas.

Princess Cruises – Policy: passengers are permitted one bottle of wine or champagne per person at embarkation; additional bottles will incur a $15 corkage fee, regardless of where you drink them. Alcoholic beverages purchased onboard or at ports of call will be held during the cruise and delivered to the cabin on the last day. No beer or spirits may be taken onboard for consumption. Extra fees – A $15 corkage fee per bottle applies for consuming in the dining room or restaurants.

Regent Seven Seas Cruises – Policy: guests are allowed to take spirits, wine, and champagne onboard, though most alcohol is included in the price of the cruise. Extra fees – N/A

Royal Caribbean International – Policy: two bottles (750ml each or smaller) of wine or champagne per cabin are allowed. No beer or spirits may be taken onboard for consumption. Extra fees – A $25 corkage fee per bottle is applied when consumed in public.

Seabourn – Policy: guests are allowed to take spirits, wine, and champagne onboard, though most alcohol is included in the price of the cruise. Extra fees – N/A

Silversea – Policy: guests are allowed to take spirits, wine, and champagne onboard, though most alcohol is included in the price of the cruise. Extra fees – N/A