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Be aware of the Beverage Carry-on & Corkage Fee Policies by Cruise Line



Have you heard of Corkage Fee Policies by Cruise line? Each Cruise line has different rules of the carry-on beverage policies and accompanying corkage policies. Some ocean-going cruise lines usually permit cruisers to bring a small amount of non-alcoholic beverages onboard. However, Carnival and Virgin Voyages don’t allow glass bottles. Most ocean cruise lines which permit guests to bring a limited amount of wine of Champagne onboard charge a corkage fee. However, like Celebrity and Norwegian Cruise Line waive the corkage fee. So, you should be aware of the beverage carry-on policies of cruise line you are going to be on board.


Now, let’s have a look some cruise lines' policy and just keep in mind that you always should check your cruise line's rules before going to trip.



No restriction & No corkage fee


AmaWaterways river cruises allow guests to carry on non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages. American Cruise Lines allow guests to carry on non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages.


No restriction & Corkage fee


Avalon Waterways allow guests to carry on their own non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages without restriction. However, they have a corkage fee of 9.50 euro for any personal drinks consumed in any public areas of the ships.


Azamara cruise allow guests to bring their beverage including alcoholic liquor, however, it will charge a corkage fee of $10 per bottle of any type of outside beverage consumed in any shipboard restaurant, bar or dining venue.


Restriction & No corkage fee


American Queen Voyages allow guests to bring as much non-alcoholic beverages, but there is a restriction with alcoholic beverage. Guests only can bring a maximum of two unopened bottles of alcohol. Fortunately, there is no corkage fee.


Restriction & Corkage fee


Carnival Cruise Line prohibit from bringing non-alcoholic beverages including water, sodas which are packaged in glass or plastic bottles. People only can bring a maximum of 12 unopened 12-ounce cans or cartons of sparkling water, sodas, energy drinks, juice, and milk. However, if guests are over 21 years old, they may bring one 750ml bottle of unopened wine or Champagne in their carry-on luggage. And if guests want to bring distilled water for using with a CPAP should hand-carry the water along with CPAP machine. Carnival Cruise charge a corkage fee of $15 per 750ml bottle in the main dining rooms, specialty restaurants and bars for consume wine or Champagne brought onboard.


Disney cruisers can bring unopened soda, bottled water and juice. These must be packed in their carry-on luggage. All passengers can bring a maximum of two bottles of unopened wine or Champagne which are less than 750ml or six beers which are less than 12 ounces. People who want to consume wine or Champagne in one of the dining rooms should pay a corkage fee of $26 per bottle.


Emerald Cruises don’t allow passengers to bring any alcoholic beverages. However, cruisers on Emerald river sailings may bring any beverages including alcoholic beverages.



As you read above, all cruise lines have different policies of beverage and corkage fee. What this article mentioned is a very few things from particular cruise lines, so you should check the cruise you are going to use.

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