Costa Cruises alcohol policy is a real clear-cut - cruisers may NOT bring any alcoholic beverages onboard at any time. Anyway, read the rest of our article about bringing alcohol on board Costa ships and beverage packages - you may find something new and interesting about Costa lines' beverage policy rules.
The Costa Crociere line's current fleet includes the following “Costa” ships: Deliziosa, Diadema, Fascinosa, Favolosa, Fortuna, Luminosa, Magica, Mediterranea, Pacifica, Serena, Victoria, and the "Costa Neo Collection" ships neoClassica, neoRiviera and neoRomantica.
Costa Cruises Alcohol Policy
Costa Cruises drinking age for any voyage leaving the United States is 21. The drinking age on any Costa ship leaving from non-U.S. port is 18 years old. Passengers who are responsible for supervising the underage guests have to ensure they do not possess, purchase, or consume alcohol violate any other Costa Cruises shipboard regulations. This is the link to the Costa lines website in English.
Costa cruise beverage policy rules and allowance
Bringing liquor at embarkation onboard Costa Cruises ships is not allowed - when found, liquor is confiscated and then held by the line till the end of voyage. According to Costa website, no food or drinks may be brought aboard. However, some passengers report bringing wine and champagne with prior authorization - a corkage fee of $10 per bottle is applied for previously authorized champagne and wine.
Purchasing liquor on Costa cruise ships’ duty-free shops and in ports of call
The liquor purchased in Costa Cruises ports of call and the one purchased in ships' duty-free shops is taken and held till the end of voyage.
A line with company safety and health standards for crew members and passengers, the bringing of any kind of food or drink onboard in cabin or hand luggage, is strictly forbidden. Personal care products (suntan lotion, shampoo, etc.), products certified by a doctor, liquid medicines, and baby care products, are not subject to the above rule. Drinks or food, including the purchased during shore excursions and visits in call ports items, won't be admitted onboard. Any eventually purchased local products will be held in custody by Costa ship officers and released at guests' disembarkation.
When pre-arranged with Carnival Corp. casino division, free drinks may be received in the casino. Free alcoholic beverages are usually offered at Costa farewell cocktail parties, though not all guests are invited to it.
Costa cruise beer list
- Draught: These change, depending on itinerary. Beck's, for instance, is usually available in the Caribbean, Carlsberg - in Europe.
- Bottled: Beck's, Carlsberg, Corona, Franziskaner Weissbier, Heineken, Nastro Azzuro, Peroni. Other bottled beers are also available, depending on the sailing.
Specialty bars on Costa ships
Costa cognac and cigar onboard bars serve unique selection of rums, cognacs, and whiskies.
NOTE: The below prices are in Euro, and inclusive of tips (gratuity) and service charges.
|Beverage Packages||Inclusions||Prices per person per day|
|all-Inclusive beverages (ages 18+/21+ yo)||
|all-inclusive young beverages (ages 4-17 yo; cruises to Miami
|The new Costa NEO-collection drink packages are only available on the line's neoCollection ships.|
|neoCollection Beverage Package Adult||
|neoCollection Beverage Package Kids||
Remember that all your bags will be x-rayed and any liquor is confiscated till your disembarkation. However, passengers often consider Costa Cruises alcohol policy to be very uneven. Their reports vary and some say they just hid alcohol in their checked luggage and it was not a problem, while others admit the security showed it on the x-ray and the secret bottles were so obvious, that the line kept them till the end of voyage. Try your chance but be sensible and stay sober till the end of your Costa cruising vacation!