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The Official policy is found here.

 

Q: May Guests bring alcohol onboard?

 

A: Effective for cruises embarking on or after September 30, 2015, Disney Cruise Line Guests 21 years and older may bring a maximum of 2 bottles of unopened wine or champagne (no larger than 750 ml) or 6 beers (no larger than 12 ounces) on board at the beginning of the voyage and at each port-of-call.

 

Guests wishing to consume wine or champagne that they have brought on board in one of the dining rooms will be charged a corking fee of $25.00 per bottle. Please note:

  • These beverages must be packed in carry-on (not checked) bags or luggage.
  • Any alcohol packed in checked luggage will be removed and stored until the end of the cruise.
  • Any wine or champagne in excess of 2 bottles or beer in excess of 6 beers will be stored until the end of the cruise.
  • Bringing liquors and spirits (including powdered alcohol) on board is prohibited. These items will be stored until the end of the cruise.
  • Guest MUST retrieve any stored alcohol at the end of the cruise. Items not retrieved will be destroyed, and no compensation will be offered.
  • Alcohol brought on board may not be consumed in any lounge or public area.

Please note that the Disney Cruise Line alcohol policy is subject to change without notice.

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Mick:

 

May I suggest pointing to the other thread and locking this one or vice versa (just to eliminate the duplication sure to result?)

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Mick:

 

May I suggest pointing to the other thread and locking this one or vice versa (just to eliminate the duplication sure to result?)

 

This one is pinned. I'll move any discussion here.

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Is that 2 bottles of wine per adult or per cabin?

 

2 bottles of wine per adult 21 yrs or older.

And the same at each port that you can purchase and bring wine or beer aboard.

 

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Hi there! Stupid question........but, I understand that an adult can bring 6 beers onto the ship. I am not much of a drinker and do not like traditional beer. Does anyone know if wine coolers are under the policy of beer. The bottles say "flavored beer" on it.

 

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Hi there! Stupid question........but, I understand that an adult can bring 6 beers onto the ship. I am not much of a drinker and do not like traditional beer. Does anyone know if wine coolers are under the policy of beer. The bottles say "flavored beer" on it.

 

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You can bring two bottles of wine per person over 21 years aboard.

if they are wine bottle shape, then you should be fine and most likely will not check.

 

Otherwise, it will depend on the CM's on the day.

 

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Not sure if it got mentioned before, but we just got back from sailing NCL out of PC last week. On our shuttle ride to our ship we stopped by DCL first. They have a large sign, in typical fancy DCL style, right at the gate before they let you in (right after porters) that spell out what is allowed, what will happen to the other stuff.

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Wine coolers are generally in glass bottles and would probably not be allowed.

 

Wine is also in a glass bottle and it is allowed. Wine coolers are in glass bottles the size of glass beer bottles. Are you implying glass is not allowed?

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Wine is also in a glass bottle and it is allowed. Wine coolers are in glass bottles the size of glass beer bottles. Are you implying glass is not allowed?

 

Glass bottles are allowed onboard, so not sure why albeachrealtor would raise that as a point?

Glass is frowned upon on the pool deck and at Castaway Cay, but since all alcoholic beverages brought onboard MUST be consumed in your Stateroom, that should not be a problem ;)

 

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I called Disney Cruise line last week and got a supervisor (who was handling overflow calls) and they told me that "Cider" is not consider "Beer" (despite same bottles and alcohol content) and would not be allowed.

 

I am not sure if that is being enforced at the port, but that was what I was told.

 

I am pretty disappointed in the policy changes mainly because I like to shop and try liquor from the places with Port, but I regularly buy beer and spirits on board. Havana club us the biggest loss (not that they have too many good products).

 

Their old policy was something I considered in the "plus" column for the Disney Cruise Line.

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Are Hard Mike's considered beer?

Can I bring the mini bottles of wine or champagne if they equal less than 750ml? I can't drink a whole bottle.

 

Thanks! Trying to get my shopping lists in order!

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Are Hard Mike's considered beer?

Can I bring the mini bottles of wine or champagne if they equal less than 750ml? I can't drink a whole bottle.

 

Thanks! Trying to get my shopping lists in order!

 

No and No unfortunately if the policy is followed.

 

Hard Mikes is not beer even if it does contain malt liquor, and the champagne allowance is for 2 bottles up to 750ml each, not 1.5 liters of champagne.

Maybe bring a champagne bottle stopper to prevent the contents going flat?

https://www.amazon.com/Winco-811642017703-upc-Champagne-Stopper/dp/B005I4GP3Y

 

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No and No unfortunately if the policy is followed.

 

Hard Mikes is not beer even if it does contain malt liquor, and the champagne allowance is for 2 bottles up to 750ml each, not 1.5 liters of champagne.

Maybe bring a champagne bottle stopper to prevent the contents going flat?

https://www.amazon.com/Winco-811642017703-upc-Champagne-Stopper/dp/B005I4GP3Y

 

ex techie

 

Thank you.

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The Official policy is found here.

 

Q: May Guests bring alcohol onboard?

 

A: Effective for cruises embarking on or after September 30, 2015, Disney Cruise Line Guests 21 years and older may bring a maximum of 2 bottles of unopened wine or champagne (no larger than 750 ml) or 6 beers (no larger than 12 ounces) on board at the beginning of the voyage and at each port-of-call.

 

Guests wishing to consume wine or champagne that they have brought on board in one of the dining rooms will be charged a corking fee of $25.00 per bottle. Please note:

  • These beverages must be packed in carry-on (not checked) bags or luggage.
  • Any alcohol packed in checked luggage will be removed and stored until the end of the cruise.
  • Any wine or champagne in excess of 2 bottles or beer in excess of 6 beers will be stored until the end of the cruise.
  • Bringing liquors and spirits (including powdered alcohol) on board is prohibited. These items will be stored until the end of the cruise.
  • Guest MUST retrieve any stored alcohol at the end of the cruise. Items not retrieved will be destroyed, and no compensation will be offered.
  • Alcohol brought on board may not be consumed in any lounge or public area.

Please note that the Disney Cruise Line alcohol policy is subject to change without notice.

So we aren't allowed to buy liquor in port? This is a bit confusing! I realize it must be stored and claimed at the end of the cruise. Of course, we are only on a 3 night cruise, and only disembarking at CC...so it isn't much if an issue this time, but may persuade us to cruise on other cruise lines for longer cruises in the future.

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So we aren't allowed to buy liquor in port? This is a bit confusing! I realize it must be stored and claimed at the end of the cruise. Of course, we are only on a 3 night cruise, and only disembarking at CC...so it isn't much if an issue this time, but may persuade us to cruise on other cruise lines for longer cruises in the future.

 

You may buy liquor in port, but just like duty free liquor sales, they will be held until the end of the cruise for you to collect.

DCL do not permit you to bring or consume your own bought hard liquor in your Stateroom or elsewhere aboard.

 

You may bring aboard 2 bottles of wine or champagne (max 750ml per bottle) OR 6 12oz beers per person aged 21 and over at the beginning of the cruise and again at each port stop thereafter.

 

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You may buy liquor in port, but just like duty free liquor sales, they will be held until the end of the cruise for you to collect.

DCL do not permit you to bring or consume your own bought hard liquor in your Stateroom or elsewhere aboard.

 

You may bring aboard 2 bottles of wine or champagne (max 750ml per bottle) OR 6 12oz beers per person aged 21 and over at the beginning of the cruise and again at each port stop thereafter.

 

ex techie

 

Thank you for this! I was a bit disappointed that I can't buy any liquor in ports, but them stowing is is just fine with me!!

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Thank you for this! I was a bit disappointed that I can't buy any liquor in ports, but them stowing is is just fine with me!!

 

You're welcome and I'm glad you found it helpful :)

 

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Does the wine have to be in a bottle? Could we bring "boxed" wine (Black Box, Bota Box etc)? They come in 500ml.

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I'd imagine that was fine. It's the amount, not the vessel. Interesting story... We had two bottles in paper in a Target bag. My wife went through without me - I was out in the parking garage. They didn't inspect the bottles at all or care that it was just her with two bottles.

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I'd imagine that was fine. It's the amount, not the vessel. Interesting story... We had two bottles in paper in a Target bag. My wife went through without me - I was out in the parking garage. They didn't inspect the bottles at all or care that it was just her with two bottles.

Ummm....the rule is 2 bottles per person not to exceed 750ml. each. There is no reason for them to have a problem with your wife having 2 bottles. As a couple, you were entitled to bring a total of 4 bottles.

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There is really no reason to bring boxed wine (unless that is your preferred kind) but stick to the quantities that they allow. Keep in mind that with Disney, you can bring beer/wine back on the ship at each port. So, bring your good bottles day one, and then buy more in port and bring it back to the boat. :)

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Ummm....the rule is 2 bottles per person not to exceed 750ml. each. There is no reason for them to have a problem with your wife having 2 bottles. As a couple' date=' you were entitled to bring a total of 4 bottles.[/quote']

 

D'oh, you're right. I was thinking it was one bottle or six beers.

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Does anyone know how B2B cruises are handled under this policy? I'm taking a B2B later this year and I'm wondering if I would be able to bring 4 bottles of wine on instead of 2.

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We're also doing a B2B this year, and the rule would be that for each leg of your B2B, you're allowed 2 750ml bottles of wine pp or 1 6pk of beer pp.

However, you would have to bring it onboard when you're boarding for each leg of your cruises.

 

So, 2 bottles each on embarkation #1 and 2 bottles each on embarkation #3. However, any port visits made during cruise #1 you could bring on 2 bottles each as well. You don't have to drink it all during cruise #1 either (assuming you have the same stateroom for both legs of your B2B)

 

Hope this helps!.

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On a B2B departing and doing the changeover at the same port, you can also bring 4 bottles per person to the port initially. You surrender 2 of the bottles and they are held at the port for you until your return. (this is standard policy if you bring more than the allowed). When you return to the port, you claim the surrendered 2 bottles and proceed to re-board the ship.

 

Obviously, this will not work if you are changing at a different port than your initial boarding port--say you are doing a trans-Atlantic and then the Med....no good because your excess wine would still be at PC! But it works great if you are doing an Eastern and a Western from PC.

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Or like us, are doing the last Alaska and the Repo to San Diego..... :D

 

If you are doing the last Alaska, don't you return to your embarkation port? Like your first leg is Vancouver to Vancouver, second leg is Vancouver to SanDiego? I don't know what the alcohol rules are in Vancouver, but if they are the same as in PC, this would work.

 

Last Med, then WBTA will work--DCL will "confiscate" the excess wine and hold it till you return. You claim it and take it on the TA.

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We left on a Disney cruise from Dover, England in summer of 2016. Being unaware of DIsney's policy until the day before the cruise, I had purchased a 1 litre bottle of Crown Royal at duty free. I ended up packing it in my luggage and bags were delivered to my room no problem, with and I thoroughly enjoyed my bottle on the cruise.

 

Leaving on another European cruise in 2 weeks. Did I just get lucky or is DIS more relaxed in European ports?

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There is really no reason to bring boxed wine (unless that is your preferred kind) but stick to the quantities that they allow. Keep in mind that with Disney, you can bring beer/wine back on the ship at each port. So, bring your good bottles day one, and then buy more in port and bring it back to the boat. :)

 

To clarify, if you bring back wine/beer from the port, you are allowed to keep it and consume it in your stateroom.... But if you bring hard liquor back from port, they take that and lock it up until desembarkment. Is that right?

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To clarify, if you bring back wine/beer from the port, you are allowed to keep it and consume it in your stateroom.... But if you bring hard liquor back from port, they take that and lock it up until desembarkment. Is that right?

Yes, as long as the wine is no more than 2 bottles, and the beer is no more than 6 beers. Any above that allotment must also be handed over to be picked up at the cruise end.

 

One note - if you have liquor checked, it must be picked up ONBOARD, on debarkation morning.

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Just returned from European cruise and again able to pack a one litre bottle of whiskey in my checked bags and delivered to room with no problem. It was great to enjoy a drink on the verandah every day. I wonder how consistently the policy is applied.

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Just returned from European cruise and again able to pack a one litre bottle of whiskey in my checked bags and delivered to room with no problem. It was great to enjoy a drink on the verandah every day. I wonder how consistently the policy is applied.

This does not mean there is any change in the policy. It means that there was terminal scanning personnel, who are not DCL personnel, who did not do their job adequately. The fact that you got away with it doesn't make it right. Fortunately, it didn't break and damage other people's belongings.

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