Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) Alcohol Policy

NCL alcohol policy

Are You Legal?

The drinking age on all of Norwegian'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. There is no limit to the number of bottles passengers can bring onboard. 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 are typically available at the captain's cocktail party, the Latitudes (past passengers) cocktail party and art auctions.

Beer Onboard

Draft: Bass, Stella Artois, 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

Specialty bars on Norwegian vary by ship, but include Shakers Martini Bar, the SVEDKA ice bar, Gatsby's Champagne Bar, Maltings Whisky Bar and Sugarcane Mojito Bar.

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