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meagan9848
03-27-2006, 09:10 PM
Hi There,

I have a quick question about the drinking age at Castaway Cay...and please don't think I'm a drunk for asking! We're going on our first cruise in May, I'm 20, will I be able to sip a pina colada on the beach, or is the legal age there 21?

I googled, but couldn't find anything.

Thanks in advance...

SeaSpray
03-27-2006, 09:15 PM
Hi :) The drinking age on the Disney ships, as well as on Castaway Cay, is 21.

lbgraves
03-27-2006, 09:16 PM
CC is the same as the ship...21. :)

meagan9848
03-27-2006, 09:16 PM
Thanks...I knew about the ships, but I wasn't sure about the island.

...this in no way affects my excitement :-D

momrek06
03-27-2006, 09:19 PM
Hi :) The drinking age on the Disney ships, as well as on Castaway Cay, is 21.


That is such a good question...as CC is in the Bahamas and isn't there drinking age 18 y.o.??? :confused3

So even IF DCL owns CC, even though CC is (technically) in the Bahamas, I guess they can set their own rules..huh...

I have no clue... :confused3

Because if you went to a Bar in Nassau you could get served under the age of 21y.o....but on the DCL ships and THEIR Ports...no matter what, it is 21y.o.? :confused3

I am 52 y.o. so it is not a problem for me....I am just wondering....

meagan9848
03-27-2006, 09:24 PM
yeah, I'm not even the drinking type, but a pina colada on the beach just sounds so nice!!

...maybe mom will buy ;)

...and yeah, that's what confused me...the fact that CC is in the Bahamas.

tecdavidt
03-27-2006, 09:25 PM
You could always order the virgin ones. They probably taste almost the same. Kathy

meagan9848
03-27-2006, 09:28 PM
haha I am such a dork.

Kathy, that is an excellent point :cool1:

mrsltg
03-28-2006, 08:57 AM
You can order a virgin or, as has been the case on many cruise vacations I've been on, if you're not acting like you're on spring break :banana: you may be served. Ultimately it's at the discretion of the person who serves you. You will have more luck if you are with a legal adult and act like one.

Have a great cruise!

yankeegal64
03-28-2006, 09:48 AM
Went with DS18 ::MickeyMo , DD19 princess: , & DD20 princess: . We took our own to make our own drinks but they were more often then not served (they were ordering tropical drinks, not wild turkey on the rocks or anything like that). Watch out if you head to Carlos and Charlies (see thread "embarrassing cruise moments" :rolleyes1 ). DD19 was only out of my sight for about 25 minutes and I thought she was dancing. At CC DD19 was asked if she was 18 to get on the Adult only beach but not at the bar :confused3. Now before anyone starts the flaming "whatareyouthinkingtheyaren't21andthat'snotlegal", let me say that they are all in the service and I have a very strong option that if they want to have a beer or drink, and are old enough to serve our country, then they should be able to have a drink.

Tarabra
03-28-2006, 10:06 AM
When I was in the Bahamas many years ago, I was 17. We went on one of those private island, glass bottom boat, all the wine you can drink day cruises. My dad would say, "go get me a glass of wine, so I would...then I'd get one for myself too" Shhhh....don't tell him!! :) No problem getting it. Then on the way back, the wine was flowing freely. I held up a cup and my dad said, "No, she's only 13!" Everyone gasped...then I told them I was really 17, and they were all like..."Oh...go for it!" Whew! I could barely walk off the boat. I asked one of the islanders who was on the boat what the drinking age was, and she sort of shrugged her shoulders and said her brother who was 13 went to the liquor store, then she said, "My baby drinks!" Huh??? Oh well, not sure what the age is on the ship or at Castaway Cay, but I know that it's pretty lax in the Bahamas.

msr709
03-28-2006, 01:06 PM
. . . I have a very strong option that if they want to have a beer or drink, and are old enough to serve our country, then they should be able to have a drink.

While I'm not a drinker myself, I totally agree with you, if they are old enough to serve our country, they are old enough to have drink! God Bless our men/women in the service. :thumbsup2

jodifla
03-28-2006, 04:29 PM
Now before anyone starts the flaming "whatareyouthinkingtheyaren't21andthat'snotlegal", let me say that they are all in the service and I have a very strong option that if they want to have a beer or drink, and are old enough to serve our country, then they should be able to have a drink.


Yes, ITA!

On all the cruises I've been on, it's been pretty easy for the 18-year-old crowd to get drinks.