Are You Legal?
Holland America's drinking age is 21 -- all ships, all destinations, all liquor.
Bringing Booze Onboard Bringing liquor onboard at embarkation: It's not allowed. Bottles and other containers will be collected for safekeeping and delivered to your stateroom on the last day of the voyage.
Bringing wine or Champagne onboard: It's allowed, with a corkage fee of $18. Beginning January 1, 2014 passengers will be limited to one bottle of wine per person, per sailing and only during embarkation. The corkage fee for opening the bottle in a restaurant or bar will go up to $20.
Purchasing liquor in port: It will be retained until the last day of the cruise.
Purchasing liquor in ships' duty-free shop: It will be retained until the last day of the cruise.
Beer Onboard Draught: It's only served on special occasions, with local specialties. For example, Alaska Amber will be served on certain nights in Alaska, German Rostock Beer during Bierfest on Baltic cruises, etc.
Bottled: Budweiser and Heineken
Holland America's newest venue, Mix, features three themed bars. Champagne offers 20 different Champagnes and sparkling wines from around the world, for purchase by the flute or by the bottle. Martinis serves up 19 Grey Goose martinis and cocktails, and Spirits & Ales specializes in beer, whiskey and brandy. Mix can be found on Veendam, Statendam, Ryndam, Rotterdam and Maasdam.