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    Info. on Costa Drink Cards

    Boys and Girls Card $59.00* U.S.
    20 non-alcoholic drinks, selections include:

    Soft drinks
    Virgin Delights
    Fresh squeezed citrus fruits
    Iced tea
    Milk shake with fresh fruit
    Assorted juices
    Syrups

    Individual Beverage Package (by the glass) (aka, X1 Card.)
    Lunch and dinner beverage package by the glass: $11.40* U.S.
    Beverage package can be ordered and paid before the cruise only and is for Individual Guests only (Specialty restaurants not included).
    X1 code will be printed on the passenger's Costa Badge.
    Includes white and red wines or draft beer, soft drinks, bottled water, all served by the glass in the Main Restaurant or Self-Service Restaurant during lunch and dinner.

    The cost is $11.40 per person, per day.
    You cannot purchase the X1 drink card for kids.
    The X1 drink package is available on All sailings, gives you unlimited drinks, and must be purchased 14 days before your cruise. You must call Costa Special Services at 1-800-445-8020, ext. 5009 to order.

    There are four Wine Packages offered by Costa.
    Two of the packages contain 5 bottles of wine, plus 1 bottle of Italian Spumante, and are US$144.90 and US$159.90 respectively.
    The other two packages contain 6 bottles of wine. Both these packages are US$149.89
    All four packages include 10 bottles of water.

    Costa Cruises
    BYOB?: Guests may prearrange to bring a limited amount of wine.
    Corkage fee: $10 plus 15 percent gratuity
    Alcohol shopping: Ship will hold.
    Note: The drinking age is 21 for cruises departing from U.S. ports and 18 for cruises departing from non-U.S. ports.

    Concerning the Boys & Girls Drink Card, you can purchase more than one card per person.
    However, thats not the case with the X1 Drink Package because it offers you Unlimited drinks.
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    X1 Card Update

    The following is the content of an e-mail passed on to me from from someone who made an inquiry from Costa, Milan concerning the availability of the X1 Card on the Costa Allegra:

    "The X1 Card will be available on the Winter 2008-2009 sailings(on Costa Allegra starting with the 23 Nov 2008 sailing).
    The only ship it won't be available on is Costa Europa(Mauritius) from Nov 22, 2008 to April 08, 2009."

    All other ships in the Costa fleet have the X1 Card except for the exceptins noted above.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MD11F View Post
    Note: The drinking age is 21 for cruises departing from U.S. ports and 18 for cruises departing from non-U.S. ports.
    That's interesting! Wonder if any cruise lines other than Costa do the same?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LuLu View Post
    That's interesting! Wonder if any cruise lines other than Costa do the same?
    Yes, it's because of the lower drinking age laws of other countries. A person is considered an adult at age 18, and many countries use that as the legal age for alcohol consumption.

    Edited: Cunard also does the same.
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    Would this apply to a repositioning (TA, etc.) cruise that departs from a foreign port but arrives in a US port?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LuLu View Post
    Would this apply to a repositioning (TA, etc.) cruise that departs from a foreign port but arrives in a US port?
    LuLu, here's the policy of some US cruise lines:

    On Princess, Carnival, & HAL, the drinking age is 21 on board the ship no matter where you embark.
    On RCI, Celebrity, & Azamara, if you embark in a port in Europe or South America, guests 18 - 20 must have a waiver signed by their parents accompanying them allowing them to drink alcohol.
    otherwise, it's 21 when embarking from a US port.

    On NCL, here is their waiver policy:

    With the exception of Alaska and Hawaii itineraries, (Where you must be 21 years of age to consume or purchase alcohol of any kind) NCL permits guests between the ages of eighteen (18) and twenty (20) to purchase and personally consume wine and beer while on NCL ships with the consent of an accompanying parent or legal guardian on the same sailing once the vessel is outside the US state territorial waters (3 miles out



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    Thanks, many traveling with those that age should find it helpful!
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    Does anyone know now to order an X1 card if you dont live in Nth America?

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    Quote Originally Posted by oberom View Post
    Does anyone know now to order an X1 card if you dont live in Nth America?
    You can go to the Costa website and look for the Special Services number, or call your travel agent in your country of residence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oberom View Post
    Does anyone know now to order an X1 card if you dont live in Nth America?
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