Q. Can I take a bottle of wine/champagne on board to drink in a restaurant and would a corkage fee apply?

Each guest aged 18 years (21 years in US ports) and older may bring one bottle of the following; wine, Champagne, beer, spirit or liqueur (up to 1 litre in size) on board as they embark the ship for the first time only. Alcohol over this limit will be stored and returned to the guest prior to the end of the cruise, at no charge. Alcohol brought on board cannot be consumed in the dining rooms, bars, restaurants or lounge areas. Any bottles consumed in these areas will be subject to a corkage fee of £20* per bottle, per occasion which will be charged to your on board account. 

If a bottle of wine/Champagne has been bought for you through P&O gifts, please ensure you carry the gift card with you to avoid having the corkage charge applied to your on board account. 

Unfortunately, any alcoholic beverages purchased in ports of call cannot be consumed on board and will be looked after until the end of cruise. Guests are welcome to buy duty free alcohol to take home via the on board shops, however the same policy applies. You may order via the shops at any time throughout the cruise and orders will be available for collection at the end of your cruise. Please also refer to the question 'What are the duty free limits set by customs when travelling outside the EU?'

Should you wish to enjoy a drink in your cabin, please 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. 

Guests are expected to drink responsibly. This applies at the terminal, on board and on shore excursions. We reserve the right to deny access to the ship to anyone who appears to be heavily under the influence of alcohol.‬‬

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

*Subject to change

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