Are You Legal?
The drinking age is 21 on U.S. and Caribbean itineraries and 18 on all others.
Bringing Booze Onboard
Bringing liquor onboard at embarkation: It's not allowed. At embarkation, there is no food or beverage allowed to be brought onboard, unless it's medically necessary. (Baby formula, etc. is allowed.)
Bringing wine or Champagne onboard: It's not allowed.
Purchasing liquor in port: All alcohol purchases brought in from port will be held for safekeeping and delivered to your stateroom on the cruise's last evening.
Purchasing liquor in ships' duty-free shop: Any liquor purchased in the ships' duty-free shops will be retained until the last night of the cruise.
Free Drink Caveat
Free drinks are served during the captain's cocktail parties, and complimentary drinks may be offered at receptions for singles, repeaters or VIP passengers. MSC Yacht Club guests get free alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks while in the Yacht Club areas. Those with the Aurea Experience receive the all-inclusive Allegrisimo drinks package.
Draft: Draft beers vary and may include Heineken, Foster's, Amstel Light, Beck's, Stella Artois, Guinness and Murphy's. Other regional Draft beers include Budweiser, Warsteiner, Nastro Azzurro and Itaipava.
Bottled: Bottled beer includes Heineken, Franziskaner, Newcastle Brown Ale and Sol. Depending on the region you're sailing, a selection of beers from around the world, such as Desperados, Affligem Blond and Paulaner may also be available.
Going beyond alcohol, MSC's themed lounges include chocolate bars, ice cream bars, coffee bars and, of course, beer, wine and martini bars.
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