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What is the Minimum Drinking Age on my Cruise?

Please see below the policy for some of the Cruise Lines we deal with. Please note, these are subject to change at any time, so if you have any queries, we advise you to check the website FAQs for your specific Cruise Line for the most up to date information.

Carnival

Carnival

21 years of age regardless of where the ship is sailing.

Celebrity Cruises

Celebrity Cruises

When Celebrity are sailing in North America, the minimum age limit is 21 years old.

18 - 20 year olds can drink alcohol on cruises in Europe, South America, Asia, Australia & New Zealand.

Costa Cruises

Costa Cruises

When Costa are sailing in North America, the minimum age limit is 21 years old. In all other countries they sail from, it is 18 years old.

Cunard

Cunard

18 years of age, all over the world, with the exception of when the ships are in US waters or ports, when it will be 21 years of age.

Disney Cruise Line

Disney Cruise Line

The drinking age on board is 21, and a valid photo I.D. is required.

However, during roundtrip cruises departing from any European country that has a lower drinking age, parents or guardians may sign a Beverage Consent Form that allows their 18- to 20-year-olds to consume alcoholic beverages while in the adult’s presence.

Fred. Olsen

Fred. Olsen

Minimum age is 18 years old.

MSC Cruises

MSC Cruises

18 years of age in any ports. The exception is on any cruise including a US port, when the age limit will be raised to 21.

Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Cruise Line

Passengers must be 21 years of age or older to purchase or consume alcohol. With the exception of Alaska and Hawaii itineraries, NCL permits young adults to consume wine and beer only and with the consent of an accompanying parent.

Authorisation will be given only when the accompanying parent completes the Young Adult Alcoholic Beverage Waiver form. This form can be obtained and completed at the Guest Services Desk.

However, passengers 18 years of age or older are permitted to consume beer and wine when sailing on round-trip European and Australian voyages without having to complete the waiver form.

P&O Cruises

P&O Cruises

18 years of age, everywhere except when in US waters and United Arab Emirates ports, when it is raised to 21 years of age.

Princess Cruises

Princess Cruises

The minimum age is 21 years old.

However, for cruises between Australia/New Zealand, China, Europe and Singapore ports, the drinking age will be 18 years old. For cruises between Japan ports, the drinking age will be 20 years old.

Royal Caribbean

Royal Caribbean

When Royal Caribbean are sailing in North America, the minimum age limit is 21 years old. 

18 - 20 year olds can drink alcohol on cruises in Europe, South America, Asia, Australia & New Zealand.

Thomson Cruises

Thomson Cruises

Minimum age is 18 years of age

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