Royal Caribbean Reverses “Carry On” Wine Ban

Earlier today, Royal Caribbean announced a reversal in its policy banning carry on wine. Royal Caribbean has had their old policy of banning carry on wine in place for a number years, but now after growing demand, have changed course.

Royal Caribbean passengers will now be able to carry on two bottles of wine per cabin. The bottles of wine must be under 750ml. Royal Caribbean is asking passengers to pay a $25 corkage fee for each bottle, but only if you decide to drink the wine in any public areas, such as restaurants and bars.   With this new policy Royal Caribbean will be joining the likes of Celebrity Cruises, Carnival, Norwegian, and Princess; all who offer similar wine programs.

Many cruise lines have recently been revamping their alcohol programs, such as Carnival Cruise Line, who recently began to implement an unlimited alcohol program across a small number of ships. Carnival has noted that the program is a success and will begin implementing the program across the fleet soon.

Do you think more cruise lines will begin to expand their alcohol programs to include unlimited beverages/wine?

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Mike Faust

Mike Faust is an avid world traveler, often found traversing city streets in Asia and Europe rather than his home city of Boca Raton. Mike has touched down in 39 countries, set sail on 35 cruises, and flown over 400,000 lifetime miles.