Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Raises Minimum Drinking Age to 21, Kind of
Note the exception if parents sign waivers. All you have to do is fly to a country where the drinking age is lower and start your cruise there. This is too big of a loophole when lives are at stake. And what policy do they have for crew members to keep them sober and safe? See the posting from yesterday.
Effective with all sailings commencing after July 27, 2006, the minimum drinking age for all alcoholic beverages on all Royal Caribbean International ships is 21. On cruises departing from European and South American countries, where the legal drinking age is typically lower than 21, a parent who is sailing with his or her son(s) and/or daughter(s) who is between the ages of 18 to 20, may sign a waiver allowing the 18 to 20 year old to consume alcoholic beverages.