Cruises are a great way to relax and enjoy a vacation. Many passengers bring their own alcohol on board the cruise ship, but what about wine?
Is it allowed on board? The answer is yes, you can take wine on a cruise ship – but there are some restrictions.
What Kind of Wine?
Most cruise lines allow passengers to bring not more than two 750ml bottles of wine or Champagne per cabin. Some lines also allow 1.5 liter bottles, but you will need to check with your cruise line for specific rules and regulations. It is important to note that corkage fees do apply for any wine consumed in public areas of the ship, such as the dining rooms, lounges and pool decks.
How Much Wine Can You Bring On Board?
The amount of wine you are allowed to bring on board varies from cruise line to cruise line. Generally speaking, passengers may bring two 750ml bottles of wine or Champagne per cabin.
However, some ships may allow more or less depending on the size of the bottle and how much space is available in the cabin.
If you plan on drinking your own wine while onboard, you should be aware that corkage fees will apply. This fee covers the costs associated with opening and serving your own bottle of wine in public areas such as the dining rooms, lounges and pool decks. Corkage fees can range from $10-$25 per bottle depending on the cruise line.
You can take wine on a cruise ship as long as you adhere to each individual cruise line’s policies regarding alcohol consumption onboard their ships. Be sure to check with your specific line for information about corkage fees and any other restrictions associated with bringing your own alcohol onboard their ships.