Are You Legal?
The minimum drinking age for all alcoholic beverages on all Royal Caribbean ships is 21 years of age. However, on cruises departing from a country where the legal drinking age is younger than 21 (South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia and New Zealand ), drinking age is typically 18.
Bringing Booze Onboard Bringing liquor onboard at embarkation: It's not allowed. If found, it will be confiscated and destroyed.
Bringing wine or Champagne onboard: Passengers can bring a maximum of two bottles of wine per cabin during embarkation. Bottles must be 750 ml each or smaller, and passengers who want to drink their wine in public spaces such as bars or restaurants must pay a $25 corkage fee per bottle. Each bottle must retain the original manufacturer's seal and exhibit no signs of tampering.
Purchasing liquor in port: It will be retained until the end of the cruise.
Purchasing liquor in ships' duty-free shop: Items purchased in the shops onboard are held until the end of the voyage.
Free Drink Caveat
Diamond-plus members of RCI's Crown & Anchor loyalty program (25 or more cruises with RCI) or those booked in a Grand Suite or higher suite category have access nightly to a self-service, no-fee bar (found on Enchantment of the Seas and all Radiance-, Voyager-, Freedom- and Oasis-class ships). On Freedom- and Oasis-class ships, Diamond members (10 to 24 cruises) have access to a similar lounge, called the Diamond Lounge. Other free drinks may be available at art auctions and other past-passenger gatherings.
Beer Onboard Draught: You'll find Amstel Light, Miller Lite, Heineken, Budweiser and Bass Ale, depending on the ship and itinerary. Bar managers can adjust options to some degree, based on the popularity on various ships and itineraries being sailed.
Bottled: Budweiser, Michelob Ultra, Corona, Heineken and more
At the Wig & Gavel, specialty beers such as Murphy's Stout are offered. Murphy's typical offerings are Newcastle Brown Ale, Boddingtons and English Hard Cider in 16- or 20-ounce sizes.