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aeaf 01-07-2008 05:20 PM

What is the real deal on 18-20 year olds drinking and gambling aboard a celebrity century cruise that goes from miami to key west, cozumel and back to miami - I am getting conflicting answers. (I\'m not talking about what the "official policy" states.

LisaP 01-07-2008 05:39 PM

Sorry, all I can provide are the official policies.

According to Celebrity's Guest Alcohol Policy, the minimum drinking age on your itinerary is 21.

Minimum age for the casino is 18 (see box near the bottom of this page).

crazycruise 01-09-2008 05:21 PM

My daughter was 19 last year when we went on a cruise. She could not get a drink by herself. I would buy two drinks and give her one. They turn their heads to that. Although, when we would go to the parties, no one ever carded her and she drank freely.

gpeters 01-10-2008 11:54 AM

If you're under 21, you get a pass card that is a different color (our son's was dark blue, ours were white). Obviously you can't use the "under 21" card to buy a cocktail. At dinner, the staff would ask his age before serving wine, etc. If we said he was 21, nobody asked for ID.


PA Steve Rocky Mount 01-18-2008 08:31 AM

Every cruise I've been on they DO card at the bars. ASnd there are definitely security guards at the casino keeping under 21 out. Sorry!

Dave 01-18-2008 09:01 AM

Casinos are very tightly controlled. Case in point: on many ships you have to walk through the casino to get someplace else. That is fine as long as the minors keep walking. My son was with me once and I stopped to put a quarter in a slot on our way through to a show. Before the slot machine stopped spinning I was approached by an employee and reminded that minors were not allowed.

The bar staff can lose their jobs by serving minors and all it takes is one violation. They have always been quite strict in my observations.

TrvlPro 01-18-2008 09:48 AM

Great post Dave. It's obvoiusly none of my business if some here want their under 21 children to be able to consume alcahol on a cruise. As Dave points out, it is the business of the crew and they have rules and consequence for the staff. At many ports of call the drinking age is 18. That would be the best place to allow them a drink or two with you if you feel you need to allow them to drink with you.

Cheers, Neil

PA Steve Rocky Mount 01-19-2008 12:24 PM

Neil you're 100% right...

Why is it THAT important for a 19 year old to have a Bahama Mama? Except that we say they can't.

gpeters 01-20-2008 03:15 PM

Honestly, what is the big deal about a 19 year old young man having wine at a dinner that includes his parents? It is hardly about violating some taboo - certainly nothing he would brag about to his friends.

Dave 01-20-2008 03:44 PM


It is hardly about violating some taboo
No, it is in most cases violating the cruise line rules and local law, taboos notwithstanding.

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