A cruise can be one of the most exciting and memorable vacations. Cruise ships are like floating cities where everything is in one place--gourmet food, luxury accommodations, exciting shore excursions, high-class entertainment, shopping, gambling and more. On most cruises, you pay for a package where almost everything is included. One thing not usually included on cruises is alcohol. Each cruise line has its own policy about bringing alcohol on board. The Disney Cruise Line policy gives travelers some options.
Unlike some cruise lines, the Disney Cruise Line does not restrict the number of bottles or containers of alcohol a passenger may bring on board. Instead, it requires that all alcohol fit into a carry-on bag. Anything that fits into the bag is permitted. Remember that airlines have their own carry-on policies, and alcohol is not permitted. At the Disney Cruise Line, the carry-on bag may not be a beverage cooler.
Once on board, room stewards provide ice daily, which may be used to keep alcohol cold. Glasses are also available in the rooms. Wine stewards are available to open and serve bottles, charging a corking fee of $15 per bottle. There may also be a charge if you bring a bottle into the main dining restaurant.
Disney Cruise Line also permits guests to purchase alcohol while in port and bring it back on board the ship. This usually is still a savings compared the prices the ship charges. When returning home, guests who have purchased alcohol in the Eastern Caribbean may declare a total purchase up to $1,200 each. This requirement includes a restriction to a total of 5 liters of alcohol per person over the age of 21.