Are You Legal?
For hard liquor, the drinking age onboard is 21. For beer and wine, it's 18 minimum, depending upon location. When docked or anchored in U.S. ports within the three-mile limit, passengers must be at least 21 years of age for any alcoholic beverages on cruises.
Bringing Booze Onboard
Bringing liquor onboard at embarkation: It's allowed but must be consumed in cabins only, not in public spaces.
Bringing wine or Champagne onboard: It's allowed, with no corkage fee. Wine may be consumed in all restaurants.
Purchasing liquor in port: It's allowed and may be consumed in cabin.
Purchasing liquor in ships' duty-free shop: Duty-free liquor that is bought onboard will be delivered to passengers on the last day of the cruise, meant to be taken home. However, for liquor purchased at full price for consumption during the cruise, there are no restrictions on where it is consumed.
Free Drink Caveat
Crystal has an all-inclusive policy and offers complimentary fine wines, premium spirits and beer throughout the ship, open bar service in all lounges, and prepaid gratuities for bar staff.
Draft: None are offered.
Bottled: Carlsberg, Guinness Stout, Heineken, Asahi Dry, La Fin du Monde, Coors Light, Budweiser, Samuel Adams Lager, Sol, Buckler, Sapporo Reserve, plus a collection of Connoisseur beers that change.
The Avenue Saloon, a piano bar, specializes in cocktails. The Connoisseur Club offers connoisseur cigars and liquors, such as Remy Martin Louis XIII and W&J Graham 40-year port.