The soda of
choice is Coke products. No Dr. Pepper or Pepsi.
If you like
a particular soda or don’t drink enough to constitute purchasing a card,
then I suggest you bring your own. Pack a 6, 12 or 24 pack in a box and
send it through with your luggage. Resealable bottles work best. Be sure
to put a luggage tag on it and write your cabin number in large numbers on
We also take
our own water. They have large bottles in your room and will charge you
for them (about $3.00 for a liter). It’s nice to have small bottles to
take off the ship. We also take a soft-sided cooler (packs well) to keep
our drinks cold. I take the individual Crystal Light packets and use one
water bottle throughout the cruise to mix, refilling it at the fountain.
carry on a bottle or two of wine or champagne. Remember the corkscrew.
It states in
the booklet that you can bring the wine to the dining room but there is a
$10.00 corkage fee. I have never met anyone who has ever been charge this
fee – but be prepared. It might help (to avoid the charge) if you slip the
waiter a little something when you ask him to uncork it.
Ask your bar
server about the Fountain Fun Cards. Fountain Fun Cards are priced
accordingly with the length of the cruise and are available for both
children and adults. Currently (as of 3/08) an adult card is $6 per day
and children are $4.50. The general rule is if you plan to drink at least
3 or more cans of soda per day you can come out ahead with the Fountain
Fun Card. A15% gratuity is added to the purchase of the card and it must
be purchased for the entire length of the cruise.
purchase the cards while still in port you MIGHT get charged local tax
card includes specialty drinks for the kiddies – such as a Roy Rogers or
free Lemonade, ice tea, water and juices available through the dispensers
located on the Lido deck - self-service.
thermos style hot/cold mug with a lid and fill with coffee, ice tea, or
lemonade. Works great for coffee in the morning or a cold beverage while
lounging at the pool.
15% of the
drink bill is automatically added to Sail & Sign, which you may adjust
appropriate to the service received.
four beers in ice are available. This option provides a per-beer price
break. Ask a server or bartender.
some bars offer "Happy Hour" with slightly reduced prices.
mornings some bars offer "Early Specials" on Bloody Mary's, Screwdrivers,
Tequila Sunrises, etc.
drinks and call brands are available at the Captain's Cocktail Party and
the Past Guest Party. Guests may make a request through a server. The
drink is still free, but since the server and the bartender have to go a
little out of their way to accommodate such a request, I suggest
considering a cash tip for the service.
Carnivals Gift page on the web, you can purchase alcohol drink coupons, 4
for $21.25 or 4 soda coupons for $7.75. These include the tip. If you
order name brand liquor, they may ask you to make up the difference. If
you hand them the coupon with a buck tip they seem to forget about the
difference. Fun Ship Card Program (Drink of the Day Deal) Effective
details subject to change at any time. Program is subject to cancellation
at any time. Fun Ship Cards, which allow the purchase of multiple Daily
Specials/Tropical Cocktails at a discounted price, are available for
purchase by guests on all cruises from all bar locations. · The "Fun Ship
Card" is a discount card, which allows the guest an opportunity to enjoy a
variety of daily tropical drink specials at a discounted price. The Fun
Ship Card is sold for $23.00 + 15% gratuity.
card, the guest will receive: 1 Daily Special Tropical Cocktail served in
a Souvenir Hurricane Glass (first drink ordered with the card) 4 Daily
served in standard glass. The Fun Ship Card is sold in all bar locations.
The Fun Ship
Cards may be purchased anytime during the cruise. The Fun Ship
Card has 5
drink glasses printed on the back. One of the printed drink glasses will
be punched for each drink ordered. The card is no longer valid when all
five printed drink glasses are punched. The Fun Ship Card may be presented
at any bar location or the main dining room to receive an included daily
Cocktails may be redeemed all at once or one at a time. There are no
refunds for unused cards/punches. Daily Special Tropical Cocktails
included in the card are:
“Monkeyhead” can be purchased for $14.95, refills $5.95
also sells a specialty coffee card. $11.50 + 15% gratuity gets you 5
regular sized coffee beverages from the coffee bar - things such as cafe
mochas and other $4-6 range drinks. Again, if you purchase the first day
while in port you MAY get charged local sales tax.