Here is a look at Celebrity Cruises Alcohol Policy. They provide a comprehensive explanation on what they expect from their guests. It even spells out the right course of action if a passenger begins the cruise underage but has a birthday sometime during their cruise. Celebrity also states clearly that the penalty for ignoring their policy may result in your disembarkment. I suggest anyone who is going on a Celebrity Cruise, read the policy.
Here is the full alcohol policy taken directly from the Celebrity Cruises Website
The minimum drinking age for all alcoholic beverages on all Celebrity Cruises ships is twentyone (21) years of age.
However, on ships in Europe, South America and Australia, where the legal drinking age is lower than twentyone (21), a parent who is sailing with his or her son(s) and/or daughter(s) who is between the ages of eighteen (18) to twenty (20), may sign a waiver allowing the eighteen (18) to twenty (20) year old to consume alcoholic beverages.
The eighteen (18) to twenty (20) years old must agree to comply with Celebrity Cruises’ policies, including among other things, agreeing to not provide alcoholic beverages to any other person, regardless of age. Restrictions apply, and this policy is subject to change without notice.
If a guest celebrates their 21st birthday during the cruise, the guest may thereafter ask the
Front Desk Manager to modify the ship’s records to permit their consumption of alcohol
during the remainder of cruise. The guest will be required to appear at the Guest Relations Desk with his/her parent or guardian and must present a government issued form of identification to establish that the guest’s 21st birthday was celebrated during the cruise.
An individual’s age on the date of sailing determines his or her status for the entire cruise vacation.
Guests are not allowed to bring beer or hard liquor onboard for consumption or any other use. Guests wishing to bring personal wine onboard with them at the beginning of the
cruise may do so, limited to two (2) bottles per stateroom, but when consumed in any
shipboard restaurant, bar, or dining venue, each bottle shall be subject to a corkage fee of
$25.00. Alcoholic beverages that are purchased in ports of calls or from the onboard shops
will be stored by the ship and delivered to guest’s staterooms on the last day of the sailing.
Security may inspect containers (water bottles, soda bottles, mouthwash, luggage etc.) and
will dispose of containers holding alcohol. Celebrity Cruises’ Guest Conduct Policy may be enforced, up to and including disembarkation, if a guest violates any alcohol policy. Guests
under the age of twentyone (21) will not have alcohol returned to them.
Guests who violate any alcohol policies, (over consume, provide alcohol to people under age
twentyone (21), demonstrate irresponsible behavior, or attempt to conceal alcoholic items
at security and or luggage check points or any other time), may be disembarked or not allowed to board, at their own expense, in accordance with our Guest Conduct Policy.
Celebrity Cruises reserves the right to revoke or otherwise restrict drinking privileges of any guest, regardless of age. Even if all criteria are met, shipboard personnel may elect, and
have the option to, not grant the waiver or any such drinking privileges. The waiver may not apply when the vessel is in certain territorial waters.
I know it was kind of wordy so I did you all a favor. I went through and summarized the alcohol policy. While this in no way covers everything you need to know, my summary of the Celebrity Cruises Alcohol Policy is as follows:
The minimum drinking age onboard Celebrity ships is 21 years old for all alcoholic beverages. On cruises leaving from South American or a European country, passengers 18 years and older may drink as long as they are sailing with a parent, and the parent signs a waiver. Celebrity doesn’t allow consumption of alcoholic beverages purchased ashore or in the ships duty free shops. These items will be confiscated and returned the last night of the cruise. Guests may also bring onboard up to two bottles of wine per stateroom but these are subject to a 25 dollar corkage fee if consumed in any restaurant bar or dining venue. Please note - wine may be purchased as a Bon Voyage gift. The Bon Voyage purchases are not subject to the corkage fee.