What Items Are Banned on Cruises? Get the Facts before You Pack

There are prohibited items for cruises that are not allowed on cruise ships, similar to flights. Some examples are illegal drugs and weapons, which are clearly prohibited. According to Scott Campbell, Manager of Cruise Relations at AAA, told USA Today

cruise lines have lists of items that are not allowed on board, which may include ordinary things that people wouldn’t expect. Not being aware of these rules while packing can lead to travel troubles, such as having your belongings taken away

You cannot bring beer or hard liquor on board, but you can bring wine or champagne to drink while sailing. Royal Caribbean International allows each adult passenger to bring one sealed 750-milliliter bottle of wine per cruise. They do not allow to keep boxed wine and other containers. If you buy alcohol on board or in a port, or bring more than one bottle on board, day, the ship will store it safely and return it to you on the last day of the cruise.

What happens if I bring anything that’s forbidden? If you don’t know something they do not allow or forget it’s in your bag, don’t worry. Usually, They will take the item away and give it back to you after your trip. Campbell said it’s a good idea to look up what you can’t bring before you go on your trip. You can find this information on the cruise line’s website or ask your travel agent.