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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. Passengers, aged 21 or older, may bring one bottle of wine or champagne (no larger than 750ml) onboard in their carry-on luggage at the beginning of a sailing. This bottle is not subject to a corkage fee if it is consumed in the cabin. Additional wine or champagne bottles, brought on in carry-on luggage, will incur a corkage fee of $18 a bottle, irrespective of where they will be consumed.
Purchasing liquor in port: It will be retained until the last day of the cruise. Wine and champagne bottles bought in ports of call may be brought onboard, also for the corkage fee of $18 or passengers can have the bottles stored onboard the ship and returned on the last evening of the cruise for no charge.
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.