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Old 02-02-2013, 04:18 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by lilpooh108 View Post
I dunno about Barcelona shops, but if you wanna do Duty Free my opinion is to just buy it as you are departing and the airline gives it to you as you board since you're not allowed to carry it through anymore.

You pick it up as you enter the gangway.

In my experience, most European cities DO NOT have a duty free shop accessible when you land. In fact, most of the time I don't even have to go through immigration since the hours are so limited. I've landed in Italy and France a few times very early or very late and walked right out the door of the airport. All shops are closed. No immigration booth.
Thanks for the tip! I had forgotten that we do have a duty free shop at Philadelphia (PHL) where we fly from and we can purchase some alcohol there to carry on. That will be even better since the prices will be in USD. Seems like the easiest way to go. Now we'll just have to find a supermarket in Barcelona where we can pickup some bottled water and we'll be all set.

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Old 02-02-2013, 06:38 PM   #17
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Wink We are in the same position

Hi there,

Our DD is 18 in a few weeks and is sooo looking forwarding to our JUN Magic cruise which she would like to be able to join her parents in the lounges on the Magic. Our DD understands alcohol and its affects, however wants to partake in a few drinks and enjoy the various nightclub ents that she has only heard of over the 10 previous cruises. We shall be signing the wavier however we shall also be keeping a close eye.

As for good alcohol stores, we always shop in a small Carrefour shop in Las Ramblas on the main shopping Street leading there. We have found a great little "booze" shop at Rambla de los Estudios, 113
E - 8002 Barcelona near playa de catalunya metro, it's basically a 7-11 with a good selection of wines and spirts, we use this to stock up on various wines and spirts prior to a cruise as we find the port shop to be pricey.

Please remember to drink responsibily !!
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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.

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Old 02-02-2013, 09:24 PM   #19
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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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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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