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Old 01-30-2013, 10:22 AM   #1
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Alcohol on Med cruise?

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"So basically I'm booked on my 1st DCL cruise on August the 24th and since I am 18 and have read the FAQ on the disney cruise web stating:

The drinking age aboard ship is 21. Valid photo I.D. is required. Disney Cruise Line reserves the right to refuse sale and/or service to anyone.

In recognition of the expectations of our multi-national guests, for roundtrip cruises departing from European countries, where the legal drinking age is lower than 21, a parent or guardian who is sailing with his or her son(s) and/or daughter(s) and/or ward(s) who is between the ages of 18 and 20, may sign a beverage waiver allowing the 18 to 20 year old to consume alcoholic beverages while onboard. Parents or guardians may complete the beverage waiver in the Guest Ticket Booklet or inquire about the waivers upon check-in. Please note: The 18 to 20 year old must comply with all laws and Disney Cruise Line policies related to the consumption and distribution of alcohol in Europe, including among other things, agreeing to not provide alcoholic beverages to any other person, regardless of age. This policy is subject to change without notice."

Does anyone have any experience on this? I'm just want to make sure since I study in England, I'm allowed to drink at 18 so I could have a little fun on board

Thanks in advance!
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Old 01-30-2013, 10:49 AM   #2
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Hi everyone!

"So basically I'm booked on my 1st DCL cruise on August the 24th and since I am 18 and have read the FAQ on the disney cruise web stating:

The drinking age aboard ship is 21. Valid photo I.D. is required. Disney Cruise Line reserves the right to refuse sale and/or service to anyone.

In recognition of the expectations of our multi-national guests, for roundtrip cruises departing from European countries, where the legal drinking age is lower than 21, a parent or guardian who is sailing with his or her son(s) and/or daughter(s) and/or ward(s) who is between the ages of 18 and 20, may sign a beverage waiver allowing the 18 to 20 year old to consume alcoholic beverages while onboard. Parents or guardians may complete the beverage waiver in the Guest Ticket Booklet or inquire about the waivers upon check-in. Please note: The 18 to 20 year old must comply with all laws and Disney Cruise Line policies related to the consumption and distribution of alcohol in Europe, including among other things, agreeing to not provide alcoholic beverages to any other person, regardless of age. This policy is subject to change without notice."

Does anyone have any experience on this? I'm just want to make sure since I study in England, I'm allowed to drink at 18 so I could have a little fun on board

Thanks in advance!
Are your parents/guardian sailing with you and willing to sign the form? That is the question. And, since it says the policy can change at any time I would call DCL and ask if the policy is still in effect. They don't always update the website quickly if policy happens to change.

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Old 01-30-2013, 11:08 AM   #3
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2 key points - first, assuming you are on the Magic Mediterranean cruise on Aug. 24th. If you're cruising the Caribbean, it doesn't matter where you study. Second, as PP pointed out, your parents would need to be cruising with you to sign the waiver. An 18-yr-old can cruise without parents, but if you want the waiver you need your parents to be there as well.

There are plenty of ways to "have a little fun onboard" without drinking alcohol.

Enjoy your cruise!
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Old 01-30-2013, 11:24 AM   #4
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Yes my parents are cruising with me. Since I cant go into vibe since the policy changed I'm still at a loss....

I know there's club 18-21 but still no dedicated space
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Old 01-30-2013, 11:47 AM   #5
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Yes my parents are cruising with me. Since I cant go into vibe since the policy changed I'm still at a loss....

I know there's club 18-21 but still no dedicated space
Your dedicated space is the Quiet Cove pool!!!

Signing the authority makes it real easy ... my nephew was 18 on his last Med cruise with DCL and his mum just signed it. He's a responsible drinker and only actually had a few pints throughout the whole week.

Don't forget you can take your own onboard, so pop to Tesco before you pack .. or, grab something at Barca port (there's a little shop inside selling spirits and beer).
All alcohol must be in your hand luggage though, so if you pack it in your hold luggage for the flight, you'd then need to transfer it to your hand luggage before boarding.
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Your dedicated space is the Quiet Cove pool!!!

Don't forget you can take your own onboard, so pop to Tesco before you pack .. or, grab something at Barca port (there's a little shop inside selling spirits and beer).
Bats, you are always so helpful. Didn't know about the Barca port convenience store.

Is there a good wine shop somewhere in the center of town? Or do supermarkets in Barcelona carry a wide selection?

I asked on my Meet thread but got no responses.
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Hi everyone!

"So basically I'm booked on my 1st DCL cruise on August the 24th and since I am 18 and have read the FAQ on the disney cruise web stating:

The drinking age aboard ship is 21. Valid photo I.D. is required. Disney Cruise Line reserves the right to refuse sale and/or service to anyone.

In recognition of the expectations of our multi-national guests, for roundtrip cruises departing from European countries, where the legal drinking age is lower than 21, a parent or guardian who is sailing with his or her son(s) and/or daughter(s) and/or ward(s) who is between the ages of 18 and 20, may sign a beverage waiver allowing the 18 to 20 year old to consume alcoholic beverages while onboard. Parents or guardians may complete the beverage waiver in the Guest Ticket Booklet or inquire about the waivers upon check-in. Please note: The 18 to 20 year old must comply with all laws and Disney Cruise Line policies related to the consumption and distribution of alcohol in Europe, including among other things, agreeing to not provide alcoholic beverages to any other person, regardless of age. This policy is subject to change without notice."

Does anyone have any experience on this? I'm just want to make sure since I study in England, I'm allowed to drink at 18 so I could have a little fun on board

Thanks in advance!
I didn't know this! Thanks for posting
My DS is 19 and we will be sure to sign the waiver for him
The sailaway drink is delicious and usually not very strong, so after you get your waiver signed have one of those.

I don't recommend binge drinking as not only does it make you look like an idiot it causes doubt as to whether the waiver was a good idea in the first place (and you'll have a hard time getting the trust back let alone your drinking waiver from DCL). Don't be that guy !!!
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oh and just FYI, I know there was a Wii game station in one of the adult lounges the last time we sailed the Magic as my DH played wii bowling with some people we met there.
Don't know if it is still there but that looks like something the 18-20 year old age group might like to pass the time away in between ports.
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Old 02-02-2013, 08:49 PM   #9
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Drinking age in Europe

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In recognition of the expectations of our multi-national guests, for roundtrip cruises departing from European countries, where the legal drinking age is lower than 21, a parent or guardian who is sailing with his or her son(s) and/or daughter(s) and/or ward(s) who is between the ages of 18 and 20, may sign a beverage waiver allowing the 18 to 20 year old to consume alcoholic beverages while onboard.
Does anyone have any experience on this? I'm just want to
What about European countries with a drinking age as low as 16 to purchase alcohol? Some countries are as low as 14 for consumption of alcohol.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legal_drinking_age#Europe



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Old 02-02-2013, 09:24 PM   #10
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DCL have set they're limit at 18+ to accomodate what they think is appropriate for that market and what they can accommodate.
Last thing you want is <18 yr olds drinking and then going to the Vibe!

US Law determines that a 18 yr old is considered an adult under law, and therefore I think the cut off for drinking alcohol at 18 is appropriate one these cruises.
Eitherway, they are never going to please everyone.
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Old 02-03-2013, 01:05 AM   #11
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Good point. I wasn't aware of the form to sign. The onboard TV explains that 21 is it on the ship
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American vs. European customs

If Disney needs to remind Europeans about drinking age and American customs, such as tipping, does Disney also remind Europeans about American customs for swimsuit attire?


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