The use of alcohol on cruise ships can get out of hand. There are no authorities to enforce rules about under age drinking. The bartenders and waiters work mostly for tips so they want you to buy as many drinks as possible. Many sexual assaults and other crimes are alcohol involved. It is a good idea to make sure that you and your children know proper drinking guidelines including no drinking for minors.
Recently ABC News reported on a 15 year old that was served 9 drinks in 90 minutes on a cruise ship operated by Costa Cruise Lines. The minor then fell overboard and the ship delayed in searching for her.
Charles Lipcon of Lipcon, Margulies and Alsina, P.A. was recently featured on CBS’s The Morning Show and Inside Edition shows covering drinking on cruise ships.