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 for you 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 Farewell Cocktail Party, although not all passengers are invited to this event.
Beer Onboard Draught: This changes, depending upon itinerary. For instance, Beck's is available in the Caribbean and Carlsberg in Europe.
Bottled: Costa Cruises serves 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.