Jump to content

Soft Drinks (minors only) confusion


VivianK
 Share

Recommended Posts

When you get the cruise with the drink package included it states soft drinks-minors only. Does that mean if you have the drink package and you're an adult, you would not be entittled to a soda?

Thanks for your help!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

The full beverage packages for adults includes both alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks including soda. Minors can only get a package for non alcoholic drinks. 

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I think it is phrased incorrectly. It means minors can only have soft drinks not alcohol. They do observe a minimum age for alcohol. Adults can get alcohol, soft drinks, fancy coffees, mocktails. The soft drinks are from a gun at the bar.  Minors just don't have access to the alcohol.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Posted (edited)
2 hours ago, VivianK said:

Thank you all. Yes, phraseology off!

Just as confusing as their new app! Princess should consider a teenager to replace their tech dept and do the editing on their written statements.

Edited by cruzsnooze
  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 7/17/2021 at 6:05 PM, cruisintoddler said:


Under 21's get the next one down, without alcohol.   


 

 

On cruises starting in Europe that should read under 18's.  Other parts of the world will also likely have a different age restriction.

 

Regards John

Link to comment
Share on other sites

20 hours ago, john watson said:

 

On cruises starting in Europe that should read under 18's.  Other parts of the world will also likely have a different age restriction.

 

Regards John

 

Yes you are correct.   I oversimplified!   🙂

 

From the "Cruise Answer book" :    https://www.princess.com/brochures/

"

Alcohol Age Restrictions
The legal drinking age of 21 years
* is always observed on board and proof of age may be required. All onboard staff are trained to take their responsibility to not serve alcohol to underage guests seriously. The age restrictions are clearly posted in the bars.
*For guests on cruises originating from Australian, European and Asian ports other than Japan, the minimum age limit for drinking is 18 years of age or older (20 years of age or older for Japan).

"

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 7/19/2021 at 6:03 PM, cruisintoddler said:

 

Yes you are correct.   I oversimplified!   🙂

 

From the "Cruise Answer book" :    https://www.princess.com/brochures/

"
*For guests on cruises originating from Australian, European and Asian ports other than Japan, the minimum age limit for drinking is 18 years of age or older (20 years of age or older for Japan).

"

 

 

The majority of passengers reading on here will be US citizens and the 21 advice will be sound.  The biggest anomaly is with Transatlantic Voyages where Westbound is 18 years and Eastbound is 21 years I believe. Presumably due to point of origination.

 

Regards John

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Yes, the wording minors only is not really accurate. In the U.S. a minor is someone under the age of 18. However, you must be 21 years + to purchase and consume alcoholic beverages, not really a minor.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

10 hours ago, john watson said:

 

The majority of passengers reading on here will be US citizens and the 21 advice will be sound. 

 Being a US citizen has nothing to do with the 21 advice.

 

The advice depends on where in the world the ship is sailing, not on the nationality of the passengers.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

4 hours ago, caribill said:

 Being a US citizen has nothing to do with the 21 advice.

 

The advice depends on where in the world the ship is sailing, not on the nationality of the passengers.

So if someone from the U.S.  who is 18  is sailing into and out of Australian ports, they would be allowed to purchase the  alcohol drink package?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, coo359a2 said:

So if someone from the U.S.  who is 18  is sailing into and out of Australian ports, they would be allowed to purchase the  alcohol drink package?


Yes.  See link to "Cruise answer book" above. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, coo359a2 said:

So if someone from the U.S.  who is 18  is sailing into and out of Australian ports, they would be allowed to purchase the  alcohol drink package?

Yes, if that is the drinking age on board. Believe some voyages that sail from Australian ports in route to the U.S. or other locations have the 21+ age requirement. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 7/21/2021 at 8:17 AM, caribill said:

 Being a US citizen has nothing to do with the 21 advice.

 

The advice depends on where in the world the ship is sailing, not on the nationality of the passengers.

 

When I made the US citizens comment it was on the basis of people more likely cruising locally i.e. US citizens cruising to the Caribbean and Alaska from US ports.  It does not matter where in the world the ship is sailing it is about from where a cruise originates. Obviously peoples nationality does not affect which rules apply to them.

 

Regards John

  • Haha 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

  • Forum Jump
    • Categories
      • Thank You for 25 Years - Click for Fun Stuff!
      • Forum Assistance
      • New Cruisers
      • Cruise Lines “A – O”
      • Cruise Lines “P – Z”
      • River Cruising
      • ROLL CALLS
      • Digital Photography & Cruise Technology
      • Special Interest Cruising
      • Cruise Discussion Topics
      • UK Cruising
      • Australia & New Zealand Cruisers
      • Canadian Cruisers
      • North American Homeports
      • Ports of Call
      • Cruise Conversations
×
×
  • Create New...