Are You Legal?
Costa Cruises' drinking age is 21 for any cruise leaving from the United States. The drinking age is 18 on any vessel leaving from a non-U.S. port.
Bringing Booze Onboard
Bringing liquor onboard at embarkation: If found, liquor will be confiscated and held until the end of the cruise.
Bringing wine or Champagne onboard: No drinks purchased on land can be brought aboard Costa Cruises. If found, your wine or Champagne will be held until the end of the cruise.
Purchasing liquor in port: It will be taken and held until the end of the cruise.
Purchasing liquor in ships' duty-free shop: It will be held until the end of the cruise.
Free Drink Caveat
If pre-arranged with the casino division of Carnival Corp., high-rollers can receive free drinks in the casino. Alcoholic beverages are free at the invitation-only Farewell Cocktail Party.
Draft: Depends on itinerary. For instance, Beck's is available in the Caribbean and Carlsberg in Europe.
Bottled: Carlsberg, Corona, Beck's, Heineken, Franziskaner Weissbier, Peroni and Nastro Azzuro. Other bottled beers may be available, depending upon the sailing.
The cognac and cigar bars serve a fine selection of cognacs, rums and whiskies.