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A Guide to Alcoholic Beverages on Disney Cruise Line

Disney Cruise Alcohol Policy rules

If you're planning on taking a cruise, a question you've probably had is, "What are the alcoholic beverage policies?" Each cruise line has their own, so it's important to do research that pertains to the specific line you're considering or booked on. 

Here's what you need to know about Disney Cruise Line and alcoholic beverages, from bringing your own onboard to unique offerings only available on select ships. 

What is the drinking age?

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If the voyage departing from the United States (i.e., Florida, New York, Alaska, Texas, etc.) , all guests must be 21+ to purchase and consume alcoholic beverages. 

If the cruise is departing from a European country where the drinking age is less than 21, parents or guardians may sign a Beverage Consent Form that would allow their 18, 19, or 20-year-old children to drink alcohol while in their presence. 

Bringing alcohol onboard

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To save money, it is economical to bring onboard beverages, so it is important to know limitations in order to avoid losing money on beverages purchased prior to embarkation.

Guests 21+ may bring either 2 bottles of wine or champagne or 6 beers (12 ounces or less) onboard. Any beverages brought onboard must be in the carry-on luggage, and not checked luggage, and all alcohol brought onboard must be in an original unopened container.

If any alcohol is packed in checked baggage, the cruise line says it will be removed and stored until the end of the cruise. Moreover, checked luggage that contains alcohol will likely be delayed in getting delivered to your stateroom. 

Beverages brought onboard may not be consumed in any lounge or public area. However, guests are able to bring their beverages to the main dining rooms, provided they pay a corkage fee of $26 per bottle.

You are also able to purchase alcohol in ports of call. That being said any liquors, spirits, or excess wine and beer will be stored until the end of the cruise. If you don't retrieve them upon disembarkation, they will be discarded, and they will no provided any compensation. 

Does Disney Cruise Line offer alcoholic beverage packages?

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Zen-Chanted Cocktail – Skyline

Unlike other mainstream cruise lines, Disney Cruise Line does not offer an all-inclusive beverage package. Most cocktails will need to be purchased a la carte. If you're a beer or wine lover, however, you can purchase a set number of cans or bottles in advance and enjoy a discount. Note all prices are current as of October 2022 and is subject to change any any time

  • 6-pack of select beers can be purchased for $33.75 (or a little over $5.60 each). 
  • 6-pack of select Truly or White Claws can be purchased for $25.00 (or a little over $4.15 each). 
  • 3-bottle classic wine package for $98 (a little over $32.65 per bottle). 
  • 3-bottle premium wine package for $148 (a little over $49.30 per bottle).
  • 4-bottle classic wine package for $128 ($32 per bottle). 
  • 4-bottle premium wine package for $196 ($49 per bottle). 
  • 5-bottle classic wine package for $153 ($30.60 per bottle)
  • 5-bottle premium wine package for $240 ($48 per bottle). 
  • 7-bottle classic wine package for $206 (a little over $29.40 per bottle). 
  • 7-bottle premium wine package for $316 (a little over $45.14 per bottle). 

If you aren't a beer or wine lover, how much should you expect to shell out on drinks? Note all prices are current as of October 2022 and is subject to change any any time

  • Cocktails range from $10-$50. 
  • Wine and champagne ranges from $9-$62 per glass.
  • Beers and ciders ranges from $6.5-$18.5 for speciality imported beers.
  • White Claws and Trulys are $6. 

While the range for cocktails and wine is certainly large, you can find a healthy selection that falls in between $9 and $25. They will also offer an alcoholic drink of the day that is $6.25. 

If you are an avider beer drinker, consider purchasing the Disney Cruise Line beer mug. You can purchase a mug for $16, and get a 20oz draft beer for the price of 16oz throughout the voyager!

What's the most expensive cocktail on a Disney Cruise?

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Disney Wish – Star Wars Hyperspace Lounge

If you're sailing on the new Disney Wish and looking for a once-in-a-lifetime experience and willing to shell out $5,000 for a cocktail, head over to the Hyperspace Lounge and order the Kaiburr Crystal.  

The beverage is served in a camtono (think cylindrical container) that dispenses smoke when it opens. Inside, you'll find concoctions made with some of the most expensive liquors known to man. 

 

 

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