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Old 06-19-2007, 12:47 PM
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Im leaving in a few weeks for a cruise and my teenage son are very excited about maybe beening able to drink for the fisrt time since they are 18 and 19...what are the regulations on alcohol for them?
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I would think more importantly, what are your regulations? But I am pretty sure that they are 21 across all cruise lines with maybe a few exceptions.
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I feel I am a pretty lenient parent and I would have no problem with them having a few drinks but I won't be with them all the time.
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I know NCL is 18 for beer and wine with written authorization from the parents.
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On the ship, they are going to be disappointed. 21 is pretty much the rule. I am not saying that they won't be able to find a rogue bartender that is sympathetic to their plight. When at a port, they will have better luck scoring some liquid libations.
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Now does anyone know the regulations for bring Alcohol back on to the ship, because one of our stops is San Juan and I have many friends that would like some authentic Puerto Rican rum.
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I believe that is 2 liters per adult. The trick there is if you are flying. It needs to be packed in your luggage since liquids are pretty much banned from flights. Almost not worth the savings or the leakage, although I brought back a few bottles on our last cruise.

Correction on my post. There is no limit as to what you bring aboard, although they will confiscate it until your last night aboard. As for my 2 liter comment, you can bring more, however you will pay duty on that. You still have the problem of getting it home if you are flying.
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Carl is correct. You can pretty much bring whatever you want back on the ship. It will be confiscated as soon as you go through the security line to enter the ship and they will give it back to you the night before debarkation. Also, if you intend to fly from wherever the termination of your cruise is, make sure the alcohol is in your checked luggage and not your carry on. Otherwise, this time it will be confiscated without a happy ending. That afternoon, a couple of security guards and luggage handlers will be enjoying happy hour at your expense.
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Old 06-19-2007, 01:08 PM
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as for finding booze more easily while at a port, i have some experience....i was 19 on my last cruise, which meant i was allowed to have beer, but no hard alcohol

however, at one of the ports (forget which - costa maya maybe?) we went on a beach party excursion that included an open bar (which, by the way, was a pretty sweet trip)...not only did the bartender not have any problem serving me tequila slammers, he also had no problem serving my 17 and 15 year old sisters
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Dude, I really don't have a problem with a 19 year old guy having a few drinks but when it starts to get younger than that, the whole Natalee Holloway thing seems to reverberate in my subconscious.
 
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