Welcome to Cruise Critic's guide to (responsible) drinking at sea. On this page, you'll find a breakdown of each cruise line's alcohol policy, ways to score free drinks, tips on how to decide if a beverage package is right for you and more. Click on the links for more info, and check out pictures of some of our favorite cruise ship bars.
Know Before You Go
Cruise Line Alcohol Policies
Some cruise lines allow you to bring your own wine onboard, while others will confiscate any ounce of alcohol you try to pass through at embarkation. Check out the each cruise lines' alcohol policies to plan appropriately.
Guide to Cruise Line All-You-Can-Drink Packages
It's easy to lose count of frozen umbrella drinks by the pool and rack up quite the bar bill. Consider a cruise line "all you can drink" package that can save you big bucks versus buying a la carte.
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Tips & Advice
New to Cruising
What to Expect on a Cruise: Alcoholic Drinks on Your Cruise Ship
Get the scoop on alcoholic drinks at sea as we break down what to expect.
What to Expect on a Cruise: Drink Packages on Cruises
Beverage packages allow you to prepay for all your drinks instead of paying per drink. Learn more about what's included and how much they cost.