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Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) Alcohol Policy
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Are You Legal?
The drinking age on all of NCL's ships is 21. However, passengers who are 18 to 20 years of age can purchase and consume beer or wine when the ship is in international waters (does not apply to Alaska or Hawaii sailings). A parent or legal guardian must be onboard the sailing with the minor and sign a consent form at the front desk.

Bringing Booze Onboard
Bringing liquor onboard at embarkation: It's not allowed -- items are secured until debarkation day.

Bringing wine or Champagne onboard: It's allowed, but you'll have to pay a corkage fee for all wine that is brought onboard. Fees are $15 for 750ml bottles, $20 for 1,000ml and $30 for 1,500ml. Boxed wine is not allowed.

Purchasing liquor in port: It will be retained until the end of the cruise.

Purchasing liquor in ships' duty-free shop: It will be retained until the end of the cruise.

Free Drink Caveat
Complimentary drinks typically are available at the captain's cocktail party, the Latitudes (past passengers) cocktail party and art auctions.

Beer Onboard
Draught: Bass, Stella Artois, Murphy's Stout, Amstel Light, Heineken, Dos Equis Lager and Miller Lite

Bottled: Depending on the itinerary, some or all of the following are available: Coors Light, MGD, Miller Lite, Budweiser, Bud Light, Michelob Ultra, Samuel Adams, Molson, Beck's, Ayinger Celeb, Franziskaner, Warsteiner, Bass, Newcastle, Boddingtons, Red Stripe, Carib Lager, Guinness, Amstel Light, Heineken, Pilsner Urquell, Corona, Dos Equis Lager, Kirin Ichiban, Sapporo, Tsingtao, Coopers Pale Ale and Foster's Lager.

Specialty Bars
In addition to the fleet's numerous bars and clubs, the line's White Hot Night party serves up specialty drinks, such as rum, banana- and cinnamon-based "Angeltinis," gin and blue Curacao "Icebergs" and "Heavenly Coldatinis" made with rum, cream of coconut and pineapple juice.

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