P&O Cruises Alcohol Policy, Drinks Prices

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Learn about current P&O Cruises alcohol policy and how much cost drinks on P&O Cruises ships (drink prices regularly updated). P&O line’s beverage policy was changed pretty soon for liquor availability to be consumed in the stateroom. Originally guests could take their own drink but it was also easy to order through interactive TV (room steward delivery) within 24 hours.

Our review on the current P and O Cruises beverage policy and drink packages (with the updated list of drink prices) is from the “cruise lines alcohol policies” category in the ShipCruise’s “Alcohol Drinks Packages Menus” section. The current fleet of all P and O cruise ships include the UK vessels AdoniaArcadiaAuroraAzuraBritanniaOceanaOriana, and Ventura, and the P and O Australia ships Pacific AriaPacific DawnPacific EdenPacific Jewel and Pacific Pearl. And these are the two brand lines’ websites for the UK and AU.

P&O Alcohol Policy

In 2011, P and O cruise lines introduced the new Duty Free shops offering good prices and available almost immediately. Very soon though, and not surprisingly, prices went up by 50%, which was still a good deal. This is the reason why it makes sense to take mixers and buy alcohol onboard P&O cruise ships.

Drinking age on P and O cruise ships

Passengers must be 18-year old or over to be allowed to purchase or consume alcohol (or to gamble) on board P&O. Guests younger than 18 are not served alcohol. Drinking age is 18 years outside US waters, and in American Waters – 21 years. 16 and 17 years old may be brought cider, wine, or beer to drink with meals in P and O restaurants, only if accompanied by an adult. Alcohol ashore purchased by under 18’s are confiscated at gangway. Government photo identification is sometimes requested – Queensland ‘Adult Proof Age Card’ is accepted, but the older Queensland ‘Card 18+’ version is not.

The list of P and O cruise ships currently in operation includes: (from UK) Adonia, Arcadia, Aurora, Azura, Oceana, Oriana, Ventura, and from Australia – the Pacific Aria, Dawn, Eden, Jewel and Pearl ships. If you want to read some more about liquor, try the Wikipedia’s alcohol link.

Can I bring alcohol on P&O cruises – alcohol policy 2015

P&O Cruises Alcohol Policy - bringing alcohol onboard P and O cruise shipsHow about bringing liquor at embarkation? According to P and O Cruises, passengers may bring small amounts of alcohol onboard with no amount restriction. However, P&O reserves the right for removing alcohol at gangway should any need arise. The line generally allows reasonable alcohol amounts to be taken for yourself to enjoy in cabin, but taking bottles into lounges or restaurants incurs corkage fees. Note that the charged corkage fees will cost you £11 per item of any size, per occasion.

At embarkation and disembarkation all your luggage, including check-in and hand, will be x-rayed. Passengers have to declare to Customs the amounts of excess alcohol.
Bringing champagne or wine onboard is allowed. If you wish to take champagne or wine onboard for celebrating an event, the bottles’ number will be at port authorities’ discretion. You will be also charged the due corkage fees.

Purchasing liquor from P&O cruise ships’ duty-free shops and ashore

  • Purchasing liquor in ports of call is allowed. Any purchased ashore alcohol will be collected at gangway, kept safe and returned to you on last day of the voyage.
  • Duty-free liquor products that are sold in P&O ships’ shops will be available only to take home. If you make an order at any time during the voyage via these shops, your orders will be available to collect at the end of cruise.
  • Passengers under 18 will are not permitted to purchase alcohol and may be asked to verify age. It’s prohibited to attempt purchasing alcohol for those who are under 18 in the on board shops.
  • If you want to purchase a bottle of alcohol for consumption in cabin during the voyage, you must make a room service order. The service details are located in the cabin directory.
  • P&O shops offer price guarantee on tobacco and liquor purchases. The line guarantees that her duty-free shop are cheaper than any of the comparable outlets (including shops ashore during your voyage). All you have to do is provide proof of cheaper price from retailers recognised by P&O. Online price comparison is not included. If you have purchased alcohol onboard, the shop will make a refund for the difference back on your onboard account. When you haven’t purchased yet, but have proof of cheaper price ashore, P&O duty-free shops will price match.
  • Free alcoholic beverages are served at P&O ships’ cocktail parties.
  • Duty free shops location by ship: Arcadia (Deck 3); Adonia (Deck 5); Aurora, Azura, Oceana, Ventura (Deck 6); Oriana (Deck 7).

P&O Cruises beer list on ships

  • Draught beers: Boddingtons and Stella Artois.
  • Bottled beers: Bass Pale Ale, Beck’s, Beck’s nonalcoholic, Boddingtons, Budweiser, Caffrey’s, Carlsberg, Corona, Greene King IPA, Guinness, John Smith’s, Kingfisher, Leffe, Magners and Magners Pear, Marston Pedigree, Newcastle Brown Ale, Old Speckled Hen, Peroni Nastro Azzuro, Spitfire, San Miguel, Stella Artois, Strongbow, Tiger.

Specialty bars on P and O cruise ships

Onboard each P&O ship there are a variety of specialty bars, which offer a range of drinks at low and competitive prices. Drinks can be also purchased in P&O restaurants. There are different speciality bars on P&O ships and they vary by vessel. Anderson Bar is on Aurora and Oriana; Intermezzo on Arcardia; Blue Bar on Azura; Magnums on Oceana, and Red Bar on Ventura, all offer special drinks’ selections, only available in there. Also discover treats like Pendryn Welsh Whisky, Williams English Gin, Champagne and caviar, and and many others.

How much are drinks on P&O Cruises – drink prices 2015

P&O Cruises drink prices on P and O cruise ships UKNote: All P&O Cruises drink prices are in GBP / British pounds (£).

  • All liqueur and spirit measures are 25ml (0,8 US fl oz)
  • Aperitif, port and sherry measures are 50ml (1,7 US fl oz)
  • Prices of drinks are inclusive of gratuities.

P&O Cruises Bar Menu prices

Beer prices

Stella Artois Pint £3.70
  • Boddingtons Pint
  • Beck’s 330ml – Germany
  • Tiger Beer 330ml – Singapore
£3.50
  • Peroni Nastro Azzuro 330ml – Italy
  • Corona 330ml – Mexico
£3.60
Budweiser 330ml – USA £3.25
Beck’s Non-Alcoholic 330ml – Germany £2.50.

Ciders & Specialty prices

Magners Original Irish and Pear 568ml £4.25
  • Strongbow 440ml
  • Crabbie’s Alcoholic Ginger Beer 500ml
£3.50.

Ales, bitters, stout prices

  • Old Speckled Hen 500ml
  • Fuller’s London Pride 500ml
  • Guinness Draught Can 500ml
£3.45
  • Newcastle Brown Ale 500ml
  • John Smith’s Extra Smooth 500ml
£3.25.

Wine by the glass prices

 175 ml  250 ml
Sauvignon Blanc, Stoneburn, NZ £4.50 £6.25
Pinot Grigio delle Venezie IGT, Italy £3.95 £5.50
Macabeo/Chardonnay, Mas Oliveras £4.25 £5.75
  • Chardonnay, Stone Barn, USA
  • Pinot Grigio Blush, Via Nova, Italy
  • Barbera Del Monferrato
£3.95 £5.50
Merlot, Panul, Viсedos Marchigue £3.95 £5.40
Crianza, Castillo de Clavijo, Spain £4.75 £6.50.

Blended alcohol prices

These are prices of alchohol drinks , served over ice, and of refreshing cocktails.

G,T&E £5.50
Brodie’s bomba y cooler £5.25
CUBA LIBRE
The Original SINGAPO RE SLING
£4.95
  • LONG BEACH ICED TEA
  • PIMM’S No1
£4.50
  • Strawberry DAIQUIRI
  • PIÑA COLADA
  • MARGARITA
£5.25
  • CARIBBEAN CRUISE
  • MIAMI VICE ON ICE
  • BERRIED TREASURE
  • CHOCOLATE BANANA
£4.75.

Soda / soft drinks prices

Fruit Juices – J2O – various flavours £1.95
Fruit juices 150ml
(Orange, apple, pineapple, cranberry, tomato, grapefruit)
£1.40
Draught Cola and Lemonade – Large £2.50
Draught Cola and Lemonade – Regular £1.95
Bottles and cans
Red Bull £2.95
  • Sparkling Apple
  • Elderflower Presse
£1.50
Ginger Beer £1.40
Mixer small can £0.90
Bottled water – Still or Sparkling (small) £1.50
COOL COLADA £2.50
  • SEA BREEZE
  • HOBSON’S CHOICE
  • SURFER’S PARADISE
  • LONGBOAT FIZZ
  • PUSSY FOOT
  • Elderflower Fizz
  • CRANAPP LE COOLER
  • BANANABERRY CRUSH
£2.25.

P&O Cruises drinks prices from the cocktail list – wine, spirits, aperitifs, whiskies

  • COSMOPOLITAN
  • A SUMMER’S LOVE
  • G,T&E
£5.50
Naughty and Spice £5.25
SINGAPORE SLING £4.95
LONG BEACH ICED TEA £4.50
Champagne & sparkling cocktails
  • KIR ROYALE
  • FRENCH 75
£6.50
  • MARTINI ROYALE
  • BELLINI
£5.75
BUCK’S FIZZ £3.95
Long and refreshing
Brodie’s bombay cooler £5.25
  • ROYAL SAPPHIRE
  • CUBA LIBRE
  • The Original Bacar di Mojito
  • MAI TAI
£4.95
  • PIMM’S NO1
  • MISSIONARY’S DOWNFALL
  • ELDERFLOWER COLLINS
£4.50
  • BLOODY MARY
  • PLANTERS PUNCH
£4.25
  • FRENCH MARTINI
  • THE CLASSIC MARTINI
£4.95
  • BRAMBLE
  • WHITE LADY
£4.50
  • SNOWBALL
  • BRANDY ALEXANDER
  • WHITE RUSSIAN
£4.25
  • DAIQUIRI
  • PICA COLADA
  • MARGARITA
£5.25
Exclusive PORTA PALO wines (175 ml / 250 ml)
PORTA PALO White
Chardonnay/Pinot Grigio, SicilyPORTA PALO Rose
Cabernet Sauvignon Rose, SicilyPORTA PALO Red
Shiraz/Nero d’Avola, Sicily
£3.50 / 4.75
WINES (175 ml / 250 ml)
Sauvignon Blanc, Stoneburn £4.50 / 6.25
  • Pinot Grigio delle Venezie IGT
  • Chardonnay, Stone Barn
  • Pinot Grigio Blush, Via Nova
  • Barbera Del Monferrato
£3.85 / 5.25
  • Macabeo/Chardonnay, Mas Oliveras
  • Zinfandel Rose, The Bulletin
£4.25 / 5.75
Merlot, Panul, Vinedos Marchigue £3.95 / 5.40
Crianza, Castillo de Clavijo £4.75 / 6.50
Champagnes & sparkling wines
Lanson Black Label, Brut Non Vintage £6.95
House Champagne, Brut Non Vintage £5.95
Prosecco, Valdo Vintage 2012 £3.50
SPIRITS
GIN
Bombay Sapphire £2.95
Gordon’s £2.90
VODKA
Grey Goose £3.25
Smirnoff Red Label £2.90
RUM
Bacardi Oakheart Spice & Superior, Myers’s £2.80
APERITIFS
Cinzano, Martini, Campari £2.65
Bristol Cream, Tio Pepe, Croft Original £2.50
Graham’s LBV £2.80
COGNAC
Remy XO Excellence £6.00
Cognac V.S.O.P £3.40
Cognac VS £2.95
WHISKIES
  • Johnnie Walker Black Label, Chivas Regal
  • Highland Malt – Glenmorangie
  • Speyside Malt – Glenfiddich
  • Jack Daniel’s
£3.15
Famous Grouse £3.00
Bell’s £2.90
  • Bourbon – Jim Beam
  • Canadian Whiskey – Canadian Club
£2.75
Irish Whiskey – Jameson £2.90
LIQUEURS & SPECIALITY SPIRITS
Baileys, Grand Marnier, Tia Maria £2.95
Amarula, Drambuie, Peach Schnapps £2.75
Liqueur coffee £5.25
DRAUGHT BEERS
Available in selected bars only
Stella Artois Pint £3.70
Boddingtons Pint £3.50
LAGERs
  • Peroni Nastro Azzuro 330ml – Italy
  • Corona 330ml – Mexico
£3.60
  • Beck’s 330ml – Germany
  • Tiger Beer 330ml – Singapore
£3.50
  • Stella Artois 330ml – Belgium
  • Budweiser 330ml – USA
£3.25
Carlsberg 330ml – Denmark £2.85
Beck’s Non-Alcoholic 330ml – Germany £2.50
ALES
  • Old Speckled Hen 500ml
  • Ringwood Brewery Old Thumper 500ml
  • Fuller’s London Pride 500ml
  • Marston’s Pedigree 500ml
£3.45
Newcastle Brown Ale 500ml £3.25
Bass Pale 500ml £3.00
BITTERS
John Smith’s Extra Smooth 500ml £3.25
Boddingtons Draught 440ml £3.00
Stout – Guinness Draught Can 500ml £3.45
CIDERs & Speciality
Magners Original Irish & Pear 568ml £4.25
Strongbow 440ml
Crabbie’s Original Alcoholic Ginger Beer 500ml
£3.50
Soft drinks Mocktails
Fruit Juices – J2O – various flavours £1.95
Fruit juices 150ml £1.40
Draught Cola and Lemonade – Large £2.50
Draught Cola and Lemonade – Regular £1.95
Bottles and cans
Red Bull £2.95
  • Sparkling Apple
  • Elderflower Presse
£1.50
Ginger Beer £1.40
Mixer small can £0.90
Bottled WATER – Still or Sparkling – small £1.45
Hot drinks
COOL COLADA £2.50
  • HOBSON’S CHOICE
  • SURFER’S PARADISE
  • LONGBOAT FIZZ
  • PUSSY FOOT
  • ELDERFLOWER FIZZ
  • CRANAPPLE COOLER
  • BANANABERRY CRUSH
£2.25

P&O Cruises alcohol packages

Spirit Package prices also include 6x (150ml) soda cans of your choice as a bonus. All cabin bottle purchases are allowed only for in-cabin consumption.

Bottle only Spirit package 1Ltr
SIngle Malt Whisky
Glenfiddich £36.00 £41.40
Glenmorangie £44.00 £49.40
Blended Whisky
Jameson £26.00 £31.40
  • Dewars
  • Famous Grouse
£22.00 £27.40
Johnnie Walker Black Label £36.00 £41.40
Tenessee Whiskey
Jack Daniels £32.00 £37.40
Gin
Gordons £22.00 £27.40
Bombay Sapphire £26.00 £31.40
Vodka
Stolichnaya £22.00 £27.40
Grey Goose £40.00 £45.40
Rum
Bacardi £24.00 £29.40
Myers £26.00 £31.40
Bacardi Oakheart £25.00 £30.40
Brandy
Courvoisier VS £35.00 £40.40
Port
Graham’s Late Bottled Vintage £10.00 £15.40
Liqueurs and Speciality Spirits
Southern Comfort £32.00 £37.40
Pimms – Baileys Irish Cream £25.00 £30.40
Tia Maria £24.00 £29.40
Archers Peach Schnapps £22.00 £27.40
Martini Dry/Rosso £14.50 £19.90

P&O Cruises wine packages

Wine packages can be consumed either in your cabin or in the restaurant. These would give 15% savings on normal cost.

The Commodore Collection
  • 4 bottles for £72.50
  • 6 bottles for £105.00
  • 9 bottles for £150.00
  • 12 bottles for £197.50
Mix and match to create your own package – choose between:
WHITES: Prosecco, Valdo Vintage, Treviso, Italy (sparkling)
Sauvignon Blanc, Hunter’s, Marlborough, New Zealand
Gewürztraminer, Jean Biecher & Fils, Alsace, France
Quinta do Vallado Moscatel Galego, Douro Valley, Portugal
Chateau Tanunda Newcastle, Three Graces, Barossa Valley, South Australia
A2O Albarino Bodegas Castro Martin, Rias Baixos, Spain
Terra Vecchia Blanc, Vignerons de L’Ile de Beauté, Corsica, France
REDS: Corney & Barrow Company Reserve Claret, Ets J-P Moueix, Bordeaux, France
Aruma, Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) and Nicholas Catena, Mendoza, Argentina
Single Vineyard Cabernet Franc, Valdivieso, Colchagua Valley, Chile
Pinot Noir, Hunter’s, Marlborough, New Zealand
The High Trellis Cabernet Sauvignon, d’Arenberg, McLaren Vale
Fleurie, Mommessin, France
Pinotage, Rhebokskloof, Paarl, South Africa
The Captain’s Collection
  • 4 bottles for £65.00
  • 6 bottles for £95.00
  • 9 bottles for £135.00
  • 12 bottles for £169.00
Mix and match to create your own package – choose between:
WHITES: Sauvignon Blanc Tantehue, Viña Ventisquero, Central Valley, Chile
Chardonnay Reserve, Tooma River, Warburn Estate, South Eastern Australia
Unoaked Chardonnay, El Campesino, Valle Central, Chile
Claude Val Blanc No.6, IGP Pays d’Oc, France
Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi, DOC Classico, Villa Bianchi Umani Ronchi, Marche, Italy
Sauvignon Blanc, Marqués de Riscal, Rueda, Spain
Fiano, MandraRossa, Sicily, Italy
REDS: Syrah Cuvee La Jonction, Languedoc, France
Côtes du Rhône Les Pierres Brisées, Louis Bernard, France
Carignan Vieilles Vignes, De Chansac, IGP Pays D’Herault, France
Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva El Caballero, Veramonte, Colchagua Valley, Chile
Old Vine Zinfandel, Delicato Family Vineyards, California, USA
Pinot Noir, Escale, Limoux, France
Corney & Barrow Claret, Maison Sichel, France.

P&O Cruises wine prices

CHAMPAGNE
Dom Pérignon, Moët & Chandon, Epernay £109.50
Lanson Black Label Brut NV Bottle £39.50
Lanson Black Label Brut NV Half bottle £22.50
Lanson Rosé Label Brut NV £42.50
Lanson White Label Sec NV £42.50
Lanson Gold Label Brut Vintage 2004 £48.00
Lanson Extra Age Multi Vintage – 2002,04,05 £60.00
SPARKLING
Ice Cuvée, Peller Estates, VQA Niagara Peninsula, Canada £32.50
Prosecco, Valdo Vintage, Treviso Italy £18.50ROSE WINE
Sancerre Rosé, Domaine, France £22.50
Pinot Grigio Blush, Via Nova, Italy £14.95
Zinfandel Rosé, The Bulletin, California £16.50
WHITE WINE
Quinta do Vallado Moscatel Galego, Douro Valley, Portugal £18.50
Charles Smith Kung Fu Girl Riesling, Washington State, USA £19.50
Friendly Grüner-Veltliner Laurenz V, Kamptal, Austria £19.50
Tomàs Cusiné Auzells, Costers del Segre, Spain £19.50
Chateau Tanunda Newcastle Three Graces, Barossa Valley, South Australia £18.50
Hunter’s Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand £18.95
RED WINE
Miolo Family Vineyards Pinot Noir, Brazil £17.50
Chateau du Caillau, Cahors, South-West France £17.50
Charles Smith Velvet Devil Merlot, Walla Walla, Washington State, USA £19.50
Chateau Tanunda Newcastle SGMCC, Barossa Valley, South Australia £22.50
Acustic Celler Ritme Priorat Tinto Carinyena/Garnacha Cepas Vella, Spain £22.50
Hunter’s Pinot Noir, Marlborough, New Zealand £18.95.
  • Soft Drinks Package: A soft drinks package is also available to buy at a cost of £35, including 20 refills of 330ml soft drinks from any PO bar (Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Lemonade). This would give 10% savings on normal cost.
  • Costa Coffee Card: A coffee card is available to buy at a cost of £21.50, including 10 Primo (12oz) Costa coffees, Latte, Cappuccino or Americano.

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