Posted January 6th, 2018, 04:46 PM
I don’t doubt you were told that, but there are no US laws that prevent a cruise ship from allowing passenger to bring on liquor onboard when sailing out of US ports. Disney cruise ships allow passengers to bring on liquor at embarkation and at any port,so it’s up to each cruise line to decide how to handle liquor. Carnival has just chosen to be lax in Europe.
Perhaps you misunderstood my post. In my attempt to be brief, I probably did not explain my point well. Here is the longer version.
We were also on the Vista when the short European schedule for the Horizon was announced. We entered into a discussion about this with a senior officer who had been on the Vista for most of its Med season. He told us that the Horizon schedule was shortened based on the Vista experience. He stated that the Vista actually lost money on each European cruise due to low onboard revenue. He cited several reasons for this, one of which was low onboard alcohol sales. He told us that European law requires cruise ships to allow guests to bring alcohol onboard from European ports.
My response is to a thread about Europe, not the US. By no means was I attempting to imply that there are US laws preventing a guest from taking alcohol onboard in US ports.