Q. Can I bring alcohol on board to consume in my cabin or in restaurants?

Each guest aged 18 years (21 years in United States of America and United Arab Emirates ports) and older may bring up to 1 ‭litre of wine, Champagne, beer, spirit or liqueur on board as they embark the ship for the first time ‭only. Alcohol over the 1 litre limit will be stored and returned to the guest prior to the end of the ‭cruise.

Wine brought on board may be consumed in the dining rooms, bars, restaurants, or lounge areas, but will be ‭subject to a corkage fee of £20 per bottle*, per occasion which will be charged to the guests' on-‭board account. Spirits or liquor brought on board can only be consumed in guests' cabins.

*Price subject to change

You’re welcome to buy bottles of alcohol at ports along the way, but you won’t be able to drink it while on board. We’ll look after it until your cruise comes to an end and return it to you. Please also refer to the question  'What are the duty free limits set by customs when travelling outside the EU?'

If a bottle of wine/Champagne has been bought for a guest through P&O Cruises gifts, guests will ‭need to ensure they carry the gift card with them to avoid having the corkage charge applied to their ‭on-board account.

‭‭On eligible cruises, guests are welcome to buy duty free alcohol to take home via the on-board ‭shops. It will be stored until the end of their cruise.
‭‭Should guests wish to enjoy a drink in their cabin, they will be able to refer to the in-cabin directory ‭which has a selection of spirits and wines which can be purchased by the bottle, as well as our ‭extensively-stocked mini bars in all cabins.

Anyone under the age of 18 (under 21 when in United States of America waters) will not be served alcoholic beverages on board and must not be in possession of alcohol. Please don’t be offended if we ask you to verify your age. It is prohibited to attempt to purchase alcohol for those under 18 in the bars and shops on board 16 and 17 year olds may be bought beer, cider or wine to drink with a meal in the restaurants when accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

We believe that responsible drinking is a valued and enjoyable part of a cruise however, ask that our policy for the responsible consumption of alcohol is adhered to at all times. We reserve the right to deny access to the ship to anyone who appears to be heavily under the influence of alcohol. We may also confiscate alcohol in the terminal and at the gangway.

We encourage you to read our Code of Conduct: pocruises.com/code-of-conduct


Fly Cruise

If you are taking a flight prior to your cruise, the litre limit bottle applies.

For details of duty free limitations at destination airports please click here http://www.iatatravelcentre.com/home.htm#

You are able to purchase duty free tobacco and liquor on board.


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