The Disney Cruise Line has less of a reputation for inebriated passengers than do other lines catering to the “booze cruise” market – despite Disney’s fairly liberal alcohol policy, which until now allowed passengers to carry wine, beer, and hard liquor onboard with their luggage.
The cruise line is now setting limits on the amount of wine and beer passengers can bring onboard, and prohibiting passengers from bringing on board any hard liquor. Disney did not disclose a reason for this change, but told the Orlando Sentinel that the policy was consistent with other cruise lines.
New Disney Cruise Line Guest Alcohol Policy
We regularly evaluate our policies and procedures and have recently changed our alcohol beverage policy. In addition, we have made an adjustment in the corkage fee charged to Guests who bring their own wine or champagne into restaurants onboard. The following changes will go into effect on sailings commencing on or after Sept. 30, 2015:
- Each Guest 21 years and older may bring two bottles of unopened wine or champagne (no larger than 750 ml) or six beers (no larger than 12 oz) onboard in carry-on luggage at the beginning of the voyage and at each port-of-call.
- All alcoholic beverages packed in checked luggage will be removed and stored until the completion of the cruise.
- Wine or champagne in excess of the two allowable bottles or beer in excess of the six beers will be stored and Guests may retrieve them at the end of the voyage.
- All liquors and spirits (including powdered alcohol) are prohibited and will be stored until the completion of the cruise.
- Guests must retrieve any stored alcohol at the end of the cruise. Uncollected alcohol will be destroyed and no compensation will be offered.
- Alcohol brought on board may not be consumed in any lounge or public area.
- Effective Sept. 30, 2015, the corkage fee charged to Guests who bring their own wine or champagne into one of our restaurants will be $25 per bottle