Can You Bring Alcohol on Carnival Cruise Ship?

By Michael Ferguson

Alcohol can be a great way to enjoy a Carnival Cruise, especially if you enjoy a nice glass of wine with dinner or winding down with a beer after a long day at sea. But before you pack that suitcase full of booze, there are some things you need to know about bringing alcohol on cruise ships.

What is the policy?

Carnival Cruise Line has an alcohol policy that applies to all its ships. According to the policy, guests are not allowed to bring any type of alcoholic beverage onboard the ship. This includes beer, wine and hard liquor. The only exception is that passengers may bring one bottle of wine or champagne per person (21 years and older) in their carry-on luggage on embarkation day only. All bottles must be in unopened original manufacturer’s containers, and must be consumed in the stateroom or dining room only.

What if I want to bring more than one bottle?

If you want to bring more than one bottle of wine or champagne, Carnival offers special packages for purchase ahead of time that will allow you to do so. These packages can include up to 12 bottles per stateroom and come with various perks like priority check-in and discounts on spa services.

What happens if I’m caught with alcohol?

If you’re caught bringing alcohol onboard without purchasing one of Carnival’s packages, your bottle(s) will be taken away at the security checkpoint and returned when you disembark at the end of your cruise. In addition, if any guests are found consuming alcohol that was not purchased from Carnival’s onboard bars or shops, they will be subject to additional charges as well as possible removal from the ship at the next port of call.

So while it is possible to bring alcohol on board a Carnival Cruise ship, it is important to remember that there are certain rules and regulations that must be followed in order for passengers to do so safely and responsibly. Those who choose not to follow these guidelines may face fines or even removal from the vessel at their own expense.