Teen dies on a winter break cruise...

Discussion in 'Disney Cruise Line Forum' started by zippingalong, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. manateesmom

    manateesmom Mouseketeer

    Oct 8, 2012
    On the "booze culture" on cruise ships, obviously there's a lot of profit and tips for the servers in alcohol, so it's not surprising that it's pushed everywhere. My experience, I sailed while pregnant and just starting to show, although a belly doesn't necessarily scream pregnancy at that point. But I told pretty much every server on the ship, including our table servers, and STILL got repeatedly pestered. I was like, "nope, still pregnant," and they'd still come back around.
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  3. DMMarla07860

    DMMarla07860 DIS Veteran

    May 12, 2005
    I will say if your teen looks young for their age, it will be hard to get a drink unless other teens get it. I'm 24 and look young and get carded( use to it so not a big deal)
  4. bats

    bats Enjoying Bahama Mama's

    Nov 25, 2007
    On the Med cruises, the parents had to sign a waiver to allow the 18-20 year olds to buy alcohol.
    It will be the same on this years Med cruises too I imagine. A lot of the clientele was Spanish last year and they have their children drinking wine with dinner real young. My uncle is Spanish and I remember being given wine with my dinner aged about 10. It was no big deal .. I drank it or I didn't, nobody made a big deal about it. To this day, I can take it or leave it and I think that's because it wasn't made to be a big deal when I was younger.
  5. justmestace

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    Mar 25, 2002
    But at least when they would have to order a drink and pay for it with the key card, they'd get stopped because they aren't of age, and that's either printed on the card (Disney) or encoded.

    It doesn't bother me to keep saying "No thanks".....I know it does some people, just like the vendors in some of the ports can get annoying, that doesn't bother me either, but it really irritates some people.
  6. Chelley00

    Chelley00 DIS Veteran

    Aug 21, 2005
    We sailed RCL with our 18 year old. One of the kids he met said that when they cruised out of Europe he could drink all he wanted and he was mad he couldn't drink at all going out of NYC.

    So, his older brother bought him drinks and he offered to buy them for the other 18 year olds that hung around the basketball court.

    It's not limited to cruising either. The same thing could happen at a party at home where you have older people supplying alcohol to minors.

    On RCL, they use a special hole punch on your card if you are old enough to drink. No stamp, no drink.

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