There’s no greater letdown than embarking on your all-inclusive cruise, just to realize everything is included but alcohol. While bar tabs range from affordable to outright outrageous, many travelers must decide if having to pay for alcohol at all on an all-inclusive vacation is worth it, or even available. Instead of becoming an alcohol smuggler for maritime prohibition, if alcohol ranks high in priorities for your cruising delights, consider one of these cruise lines that actually let you bring your own beer on board, granted you’re above the legal drinking age.
Disney Cruise Lines
Disney may not let alcohol enter their theme parks, but those traveling on their cruise lines are able to bring their own beer and liquor on board for in-cabin consumption. Both alcohol brought at embarkation and at port of calls are allowed, but guests often pay a premium in order to sail with Disney. When bringing alcohol on a cruise, make sure to carry it on instead of packing in your checked luggage however, as their security personnel reserves the right to remove fragile items from guests luggage which will be stored until the end of the voyage.
While Oceania Cruise lines charge premium dollar for drinks at their bars, passengers are allowed to bring their own beer or liquor, bought during embarkation or from a port of call as long as the drinking is reserved for in-room only. If you run out of booze early into your trip and you’re not quite at your next port-of-call, check out cruise daily happy hour options at select pool deck bars to make a group trip or reunion travel getaway more your style.
Azamara Club Cruises
Leave it to Azamara to let their name speak for their policies, but this cruise line has some of the most liberal alcohol policies out there. Not only can liquor be brought aboard and be consumed in-cabin for no fee, but wine is included complimentary with lunch and dinner! Having a relaxing Merlot over a meal at sea can be one of the best ways to handle a reunion travel trip, spice up a romantic getaway with a loved one, or get through a group trip with your coworkers.