The minimum drinking age onboard cruise ships varies by cruise line and destination, due to the laws of the countries where the ship is sailing. As a result, the drinking age rules can change during the course of your cruise holiday.
Please see below the drinking age policies 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.
21 years of age regardless of where the ship is sailing.
When Celebrity are sailing in North America, the minimum age limit is 21 years old. 18 to 20-year-olds can drink alcohol on cruises in Europe, South America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.
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.
18 years of age all over the world with the exception of when Cunard ships are in US waters or ports. In this case, it will be 21 years of age.
Disney Cruise Line
Cruisers must be 21 to drink onboard with a valid photo ID unless the cruise starts and finishes in a European country with a lower age limit. In this case, a parent or guardian signs a Beverage Consent Form stating they permit their 18 to 20-year-old to drink under their supervision.
Minimum age is 18 years old.
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
To drink alcohol onboard NCL cruisers must be at least 21. However, if sailing on itineraries around Hawaii or Alaska, young adults aged 18 to 21 are permitted to drink wine and beer upon their parent or guardian signing the Adult Alcoholic Beverage Waiver. This form is readily available to sign and hand in at the Guest Services Desk. Alternatively, if sailing round Europe or Australia only, 18-year-olds can drink beer and wine without signing any waiver form.
18 years of age everywhere except when in US waters and United Arab Emirates ports, when it is raised to 21 years of age.
The minimum age is 21 years old. However, if sailing via Australia or New Zealand, China, Europe and Singapore, 18-year-olds are allowed to drink. Meanwhile, 20-year-olds can drink alcohol between ports in Japan.
When Royal Caribbean are sailing in North America, the minimum age limit is 21 years old. 18 to 20-year-olds can drink alcohol on cruises in Europe, South America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.
The minimum drinking age is 18 years old.
You must be at least 18 to consume alcoholic drinks onboard Pullmantur ships.