Whether sipping a fruity drink by the pool or enjoying a pint at a pub, alcoholic beverages are ubiquitous with cruising. The cost of those drinks can certainly add up, but in the past 10-15 years, some cruise lines have started serving up unlimited drink packages and other options which allow you to better manage your bar tabs and even coffee expenses. The cost, benefits, and restrictions can vary by cruise line, so let’s explore the overall concept of beverages packages, and some of the things unique to the offerings on each cruise line... Read more about Cruise Line Beverage Packages: Should you get a drink package?
Drinking ages vary by country, but what are the rules on the high-seas?
Like many things this is not an easy question to answer. While the drinking age in the United States is 21, plain and simple, many guests on cruise lines are from nations with very different laws and customs. What should you expect if traveling from the U.K., or perhaps Brazil?
Let's review alcohol policies aboard some of the more popular cruise lines, copied straight from their websites with my commentary below. Read more about Old enough to party on the high seas? How old do you need to be to drink on cruise ships?