Costa Cruises Alcohol Policy, Drink Packages

By ,   November 24, 2015 ,   Food & Drinks

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 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 Cruises Alcohol Policy

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.

Costa Cruises drink packages

The below prices are in Euro, and inclusive of tips (gratuity) and service charges. The new Costa NEO-collection packages are only available on the neoCollection ships (neoRiviera and neoRomantica).

Drinks PackagesInclusionsPrices per person per day in EUR
all-Inclusive beverages (ages 18+ / 21+ yo)

fine selection of soft and alcoholic (including wine and draft beer) drinks by the glass as well as coffee. The only exceptions are premium brands and mini bar products

  • 19.50
  • 25
all-inclusive young beverages (ages 4-17 yo; cruises to Miami (4-20 yo)

soft drinks' selection by the glass, except mini bar products. Must be booked together with adults' all-Inclusive beverage package

  • 11
  • 16
neoCollection Beverage Package Adult

a selection of unlimited soft and alcoholic drinks by the glass to be enjoyed in the restaurant and buffet (during lunch and dinner) or at the bars at any time of the day. Also: fruit and chocolate smoothies, as well as special aperitifs at sunset. In the Restaurant it includes regional wines by the glass, carefully paired with the menu

  • 28,75
neoCollection Beverage Package Kids

unlimited soft drinks by the glass, except the minibar drinks only

  • 17,25

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.