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Passengers younger than 18 will not be served alcohol; however, 16- and 17-year-olds who are accompanied by adults may be bought beer, cider or wine to drink with meals in the restaurants.
Bringing Booze Onboard Bringing liquor onboard at embarkation: According to the line, passengers are welcome to bring a small amount of alcohol with them onboard. There is no restriction to the amount. P&O does, however, reserve the right to remove alcohol at the gangway should the need arise. If, quoting the policy, it's "likely that the health, comfort, safety and enjoyment of passengers may otherwise be compromised."
Bringing wine or Champagne onboard: Allowed. Champagne or wine consumed in a restaurant is subject to a £10 corkage charge.
Purchasing liquor in port: Allowed.
Purchasing liquor in ships' duty-free shop: It will be retained until the last night of the cruise.
Free Drink Caveat
P&O ships host cocktail parties at which free beverages are served.
Beer Onboard Draught: Stella Artois and Boddingtons
Bottled: Beck's, Budweiser, Corona, Carlsberg, Tiger, Kingfisher, Leffe, Old Speckled Hen, Marston Pedigree, Spitfire, Greene King IPA, Beck's nonalcoholic, San Miguel, Stella Artois, Peroni Nastro Azzuro, Newcastle Brown Ale, Caffrey's, Bass Pale Ale, Boddingtons, John Smith's, Guinness, Strongbow, Magners and Magners Pear
Speciality bars vary by ship. The Anderson Bar (Oriana & Aurora), Intermezzo (Arcardia), Magnums (Oceana), Red Bar (Ventura) and Blue Bar (Azura) offer a selection of drinks that are only available in those bars. At those venues, you'll find treats like Champagne and caviar, Williams English Gin, Pendryn Welsh Whisky and others.