Visit our travel agent friends at MEI Travel

Royal Caribbean Alcohol Policy

Age Limit

  • Cruises that sail from Europe, Asia, Australia and South America will allow guests to consume beverages with alcohol as long as they are at least 18 years old.
  • Cruises that sail out of United States ports will allow guests to consume alcohol as long as they are at least 21 years old.
  • The minimum age to consume alcohol on Royal Caribbean's private islands is 21 years old.
  • Cruises that include a stop in a United States port of call, regardless of where the cruise originated from, will have a minimum drinking age of 21.
  • Royal Caribbean retains the right, on rare occasions, to raise the minimum age of alcohol consumption on any sailing when local laws require or permit such a modification.

Bringing alcohol onboard

As of November 1, 2012, Royal Caribbean allows passengers to bring up to two (2) bottles of wine with them aboard their cruise, per cabin.  The wine must be consumed in your cabin or on your balcony.  If you bring the wine to a restaurant or bar, you will be charged a $25 corkage fee.

Royal Caribbean forbids guests from bringing other alcoholic beverages (beer, liquor, etc) onboard its ships for consumption or any other use.  If passengers purchase alcohol while in a port, Royal Caribbean will store the liquor for the duration of the cruise and deliver the beverages to the guest on the last day of sailing.

Royal Caribbean reserves the right to inspect containers (water bottles, soda bottles, mouthwash, luggage, etc) and if found, will throw the containers containing alcohol away.

Bringing alcohol before the cruise
Up to two bottles of wine per cabin are allowed to be brought onboard for consumption in your cabin. Beer and liquor is prohibited and will be confiscated and removed. 

Bringing alcohol during the cruise (while in port)
Stored by Royal Caribbean for the passenger and returned on last day of cruise

Purchasing liquor onboard in duty free shop
Stored by Royal Caribbean for the passenger and returned on last day of cruise

Guest behavior

If a passenger engages in an activity that violates Royal Caribbean's alcohol policies, such as 

  • drinking too much
  • providing alcohol to passengers under the age of 21
  • demonstrate irresponsible behavior
  • attempt to conceal alcoholic items at security and or luggage check points or any other time

may be denied boarding and/or disembarked.