MSC, Fred Olsen and Cruise & Maritime do not allow any alcohol to be brought on board at embarkation. However, some will allow you to bring wine or champagne only onboard for embarkation, such as P&O, Cunard, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, NCL, Disney, Holland America, Azamara, Princess Cruises & Carnival.
If the cruise line allow you to bring your own alcohol, be aware each cruise line may charge you a corkage fee for any bottle of wine or champagne consumed onboard, depending on where you do it. In your own cabin you won’t get charged but consuming this in a public space, such as a restaurant or lounge, will require paying the fee. The exact amount varies by line and we advise you to check with the cruise line website for specific details.
In addition, cruise lines recognise that you may wish to buy alcohol when ashore at a port of call to take back home with you. Please note that these will normally be collected by the crew when you get back on the ship, held securely and delivered to your cabin on the last night of your cruise. Again, each cruise line may have a different policy, so we advise you to check on their website.