A Disney Cruise Line vacation is a great family vacation option, and the consumption of alcohol can enhance the experience for adults. This guide will look at how and where alcohol is served and Disney’s policy relating to alcohol on Disney cruises.  Read on for our complete guide to alcohol on Disney Cruises.

Disney Cruise Line Alcohol Policy

As a guest on Disney Cruise Line, you must comply with all laws, policies, and procedures regarding the consumption and distribution of alcohol. You may not provide any other person with alcohol, regardless of their age.

Is alcohol included in the price of a Disney cruise?

Disney cruises are nearly all-inclusive, but some beverages are an additional charge.

Alcohol is not included in the price of a Disney cruise, nor is tipping the server or bartender. These drinks are charged to your stateroom account, and paid out-of-pocket or with Disney onboard credit

The following refreshments are provided at no additional cost:

  • Soft drinks, coffee, and tea served at meals
  • Non-alcoholic drinks at the Beverage Station
  • Drinks served at Vibe teen lounge

The following beverages are subject to an additional charge:

  • Alcoholic beverages, bottled water, smoothies, and specialty coffees offered during meals
  • Beer, wine, cocktails, non-alcoholic drinks, and bottled water available in lounge areas

What’s the drinking age onboard a Disney Cruise?

Disney Cruise Line’s alcohol policy states that all guests must be 21 years of age or older to purchase or consume alcohol. Servers and bartenders will not serve alcohol to guests under the age of 21 in any venue, and those who appear to be under the age of 30 will be asked for ID when purchasing alcohol.

Can 18-year-olds drink on Disney Cruise?

The drinking age on all of Disney Cruise Line’s ships is 21. However, on itineraries operating from European countries with lower legal drinking ages, 18- to 20-year-olds may be permitted to consume alcohol under special exceptions.

Disney recognizes that the legal drinking age in some of their guests’ countries may be lower. Therefore, Disney allows parents or guardians to sign a Beverage Consent Form on cruises departing from any European country with a lower drinking age than 21. The signed form permits any 18- to 20-year-old to consume alcoholic beverages while in the adult’s presence.

Of course, all guests must have a valid photo ID to be served.

This policy is designed to help Disney’s younger guests enjoy their cruise while still respecting the laws of their home countries.

It is important to note that all adult-only areas are available to guests 18 and older, including the nightclubs and lounges, spa, fitness center, Quiet Cove Pool, and the two adult-only restaurants. Serenity Bay is a private, gorgeous beach on Castaway Cay and is only available to adults 18 and older.

Even though Disney Cruises allows guests 18 and older in the adult areas of the ship, the legal drinking age is still 21 in these areas.

DCL Taittinger Pink

Taittinger Prestige Rose Champagne served on Disney Dream | Image © Disney

Can Guests bring their own alcohol on Disney Cruises?

Disney Cruise Line guests are permitted to bring beer and wine on board the ship, but there are a few things to keep in mind.

  • The guest is limited to six beers (12 ounces or less) or two bottles of wine or champagne (750 ml or less) at embarkation and each port of call. In other words, you are welcome to replenish your supply of alcohol while the ship is docked (as long as it’s within limits).
  • Guests must pack all alcoholic beverages in carry-on luggage. Checked baggage is not allowed to contain alcoholic beverages.
  • If guests bring their own alcohol on board, they can consume it in their stateroom or stateroom veranda or bring their wine or champagne bottle to the dining room.
  • Guests who wish to consume wine or champagne in the dining room will be charged a corking fee of $25.00 per bottle.
  • By following these guidelines, guests can enjoy their favorite drinks while sailing with Disney Cruise Line.

Here are some more things to keep in mind with alcohol on Disney Cruises:

  • Alcohol inside checked luggage will be removed and will not be returned. Compensation will not be given.
  • Passengers must bring alcohol onboard in the original, unopened container. Broken seals and partially used bottles are prohibited.
  • The ship will not allow you to bring in more than two bottles of wine or champagne, or more than six cans of beer, and your losses will not be refunded. Do not try to bring in more than the allowed amount.
  • Passengers cannot consume alcohol brought on board in the lounge or public areas.
  • The cruise line will store liquors, spirits, and excess wine and beer purchased at the ports until the cruise ends.
  • The guests are responsible for retrieving stored alcohol at the end of the cruise. It is Disney’s policy to throw out unclaimed items without compensation.
  • Disney Cruise Line may change their alcohol policy at any time without notice.

Compared to other cruise lines. Disney Cruise Line has one of the most generous policies regarding bringing alcohol on board. Following these guidelines, you’ll be able to save money on your Disney cruise while enjoying your favorite alcoholic beverage.

Does Disney Cruise Line have a Drink Package? 

Disney Cruise Line does not have an all-you-can-drink alcohol package like some other cruise lines. However, they offer a wine package that may be a better value for you, depending on how many bottles you plan to order.

The Classic Wine Package includes three to seven bottles of wine, and the Premium Wine Package consists of three to seven bottles of wine with a higher quality selection.

If you do not finish the bottle during dinner, your server will save the bottle for you. It will be ready and waiting for you when you go to dinner the next day. Or you can ask your server to cork it up for you and take it back to your stateroom or another bar to enjoy.

Prices for the Disney Cruise Classic Wine Package:

  • 3 Bottle Classic Wine Package: $95.00
  • 4 Bottle Classic Wine Package: $124.00
  • 5 Bottle Classic Wine Package: $149.00
  • 7 Bottle Classic Wine Package: $199.00

Prices for the Disney Cruise Premium Wine Package:

  • 3 Bottle Premium Wine Package: $145.00
  • 4 Bottle Premium Wine Package: $192.00
  • 5 Bottle Premium Wine Package: $234.00
  • 7 Bottle Premium Wine Package: $309.00

All Disney Cruise Wine Packages automatically add a 15% service fee.

You can purchase the Wine Package via your Disney Cruise Navigator or your server in the first rotational dining restaurant. Better yet, let a Disney travel agent handle it for you!

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What Types of Alcohol are available on Disney Cruises?

There is a wide selection of alcoholic beverages on Disney cruises, including beer, wine, cocktails, and non-alcoholic drinks. Guests can find beer from all over the world and popular American brands. Wine selections include red and white wines, and a Champagne bar is on most ships.

Cocktail choices are vast and include both classic and contemporary drinks. If you’re looking for something non-alcoholic, there are plenty of options, such as mocktails, virgin cocktails, juices, and sodas.

How much does alcohol cost on Disney Cruises?

The cost of an alcoholic beverage on a Disney Cruise depends on the type of beverage and the venue. The cruise price does not include alcohol, so all guests must pay separately.

Drinks start at around $7 and can go up to $16 or more for premium cocktails. Wine and beer are typically less expensive than mixed drinks, and prices are subject to change.

All the beverages served on board Disney cruises are complimentary, except for alcoholic beverages, certain specialty drinks, and bottled beverages. Soft drinks, coffee, and tea are included with meals, along with non-alcoholic drinks at the Beverage Station and soft drinks in the Vibe teens-only lounge.

Drinks in Disney Cruise Rotational Dining Restaurants

On a Disney Cruise, you can select from a wide range of drinks when dining in the main rotational restaurants. You’ll have the option of ordering any cocktail you like, as well as a special selection on your menu each day, chosen to complement the food and theme of the restaurant. Two alcoholic cocktails and another non-alcoholic cocktail are always available.

Those who enjoy wine can bring their own bottle (for a $25 corkage fee) or purchase the Wine Package. Bottles of wines are also available by the glass on the Wine List. There are also specialty coffees and liquors available for an additional fee.

If you want something non-alcoholic, all the soda types available on the pool deck are also free to drink in restaurants. If you want an iced tea or Sprite, you can do so for free.

Adult Exclusive Bars, Lounges, Nightclubs, and Restaurants

DCL Evolution Night Club

An entertainment district with lively clubs awaits on your Disney Cruise | Image © Disney

Passengers can purchase alcoholic beverages at Disney Cruise Line’s restaurants, pool bars, lounges, and nightclubs. Here’s a list of the Adult Exclusive (adults only) locations on Disney cruises. Reminder: Adult Exclusive venues are open to anyone 18 and older, but guests must be 21+ to purchase and/or consume alcohol in these areas.

  • Azure

    • Category: Live Shows & Entertainment, Nightclubs & Lounges
    • Located on: Disney Wonder
  • Beverage Tastings

    • Category: Nightclubs & Lounges
    • Located on: Disney Magic, Disney Wonder, Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy, Disney Wish
  • Bon Voyage

    • Category: Nightclubs & Lounges
    • Located on: Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy
  • Cadillac Lounge

    • Category: Live Shows & Entertainment, Nightclubs & Lounges
    • Located on: Disney Wonder
  • Cove Café

    • Category: Nightclubs & Lounges
    • Located on: Disney Magic, Disney Wonder, Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy, Disney Wish
  • Crown & Fin Pub

    • Category: Nightclubs & Lounges
    • Located on: Disney Wonder
  • Currents

    • Category: Nightclubs & Lounges
    • Located on: Found on Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy, Disney Wish
  • District Lounge

    • Category: Live Shows & Entertainment, Nightclubs & Lounges
    • Located on: Found on Disney Dream
  • Evolution

    • Category: Live Shows & Entertainment, Nightclubs & Lounges
    • Located on: Disney Dream
  • Fathoms

    • Category: Live Shows & Entertainment, Nightclubs & Lounges
    • Located on: Disney Magic
  • French Quarter Lounge

    • Nightclubs & Lounges
    • On Disney Wonder
  • Keys

    • Category: Live Shows & Entertainment, Nightclubs & Lounges
    • Located on: Disney Magic
  • La Piazza

    • Category: Nightclubs & Lounges
    • Located on: Disney Fantasy
  • Meridian

    • Category: Nightclubs & Lounges
    • Located on: Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy
  • Ooh La La

    • Category: Nightclubs & Lounges
    • Located on: Disney Fantasy
  • O’Gills Pub

    • Category: Category: Nightclubs & Lounges
    • Located on: Disney Magic, Disney Fantasy
  • Palo

    • Category: Dining
    • Located on: Disney Magic, Disney Wonder, Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy
  • Palo Be Our Chef

    • Category: Dining
    • Located on: Disney Fantasy
  • Pink: Wine and Champagne Bar

    • Category: Nightclubs & Lounges
    • Located on: Disney Dream
  • Promenade Lounge

    • Category: Live Shows & Entertainment, Nightclubs & Lounges
    • Located on: Disney Magic
  • Pub 687

    • Category: Nightclubs & Lounges
    • Located on: Disney Dream
  • Remy

    • Category: Dining
    • Located on: Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy
  • Senses Juice Bar

    • Category: Dining
    • Located on: Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy
  • Signals

    • Category: Nightclubs & Lounges
    • Located on: Disney Magic, Disney Wonder
  • Skyline

    • Category: Nightclubs & Lounges
    • Located on: Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy
  • The Tube

    • Category: Nightclubs & Lounges
    • Located on: Disney Fantasy
  • Vista Café

    • Category: Live Shows & Entertainment, Nightclubs & Lounges
    • Located on: Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy

Beverage Tastings Events on Disney Cruise Ships

Beverage tastings on Disney cruises allow guests to sample select adult beverages and learn about different types of wine, beer, spirits, and more. The seminars vary based on ship and itinerary, so check the daily onboard activities for times and locations.

A nominal fee is associated with beverage tastings, and availability is limited. Guests must be 21 years of age or older to participate. Events are subject to change or cancellation without notice.

Reservations for beverage tastings can be made online through the Planning Center or at any time during your cruise. We recommend that you reserve your spot as early as possible due to the popularity of these events. Cancellations must be made at least 24 hours before the reserved experience. Guests will be charged the full price if cancellation falls within 24 hours before the event starts.

Get a taste of everything from Amari to Whiskey — and everything in between. Here is a list of the Beverage Tastings on the Disney Cruise Line ships:

  • Amari Tasting

  • Beer Tasting

  • Bourbon Tasting

  • Champagne Tasting

  • Chocolate & Liquor Tasting

  • Cognac Tasting

  • Kick-Start Your Day Beverage Tasting

  • Martini Tasting

  • Mixology Class

  • Mojito & Caipirinha Tasting

  • Rum Tasting

  • Stem-to-Stern Wine Tasting

  • Tequila & Margarita Tasting

  • Whiskey Tasting

Beverage Tasting events on Disney cruises usually cost between $40 and $50, though some special events may cost more. It is a good idea to book in advance as these sell out quickly.

Save Money with the Sommelier Bin

If you’re looking to save money on wine while on your Disney Cruise, check out the “Sommelier Bin” on Disney’s cocktail menus.

For just $10 per glass, you can choose from a selection of white, red, or sparkling wines. Your bartender will select a wine for you based on the available open bottles.

It’s a fun way to try an unknown or expensive wine without spending too much money.

Try the Disney Drink of the Day

Disney Cruise Lines offers a different Drink of the Day daily, with both alcoholic and non-alcoholic versions available. This will be shown daily in your Navigator App, but if you don’t know what it is, just ask any of the bar staff.

Since the alcoholic versions cost around $6.25 with a gratuity, the Drink of the Day saves you money. Although it is impossible to predict which drink of the day will be available on your Disney Cruise, certain ones are offered more frequently than others.

Some popular Drink of the Day choice includes Captain’s Mai Tai, Espresso Chiller, High Tide, Melon Margarita, Paradise Punch, Sunken Treasure, and Yellow Bird. For those seeking a non-alcoholic drink, options may include Parrot Song and Passion Cream Freeze, Mint Tea Punch, and Lava Smoothie.

DCL Specialty Drinks

Specialty drinks are offered daily on a Disney Cruise | Image © Disney

Can you buy alcohol in Castaway Cay?

Guests can purchase alcoholic drinks at several bars on Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay. The island’s four beach bars – Conched Out Bar, Heads Up Bar, Sand Bar, and Castaway Air Bar – serve beer, cocktails, and frozen drinks.

Castaway Cay Tip: Among the most requested beverages on Castaway Cay is the Konk Cooler, a combination of rum, orange juice, and passion fruit. Try it!

So, there you have everything you need to know about alcohol on Disney cruises! Whether you’re looking to enjoy a beer by the pool, a cocktail or glass of wine with dinner, or learn all about bourbon at a Beverage Tasting event, you’ll be able to find what you’re looking for on a Disney cruise. Just remember to drink responsibly and have a great time!

Cheers!

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