Carnival Cruise Drink Packages

By ,   November 25, 2015 ,   Food & Drinks

Review all Carnival drink packages - "Carnival Beverage Package" idea offers an unlimited soda card (by the "Bottomless Bubbles" program), 3 wine packages (by the "Cruise The Vineyards" program), an all-inclusive beverage package with unlimited alcohol (by the "Cheers" program) and a beer package. Read here all about the discounted alcohol, wine and soft drinks/beverages pricing with the Fun Ships drink packages on Carnival cruises - their cost and inclusions.

All-inclusive Carnival beverage package with unlimited alcohol "Cheers"

This is the Carnival Cruise Lines all-inclusive alcohol package by the new Carnival Cheers program - a drink card which includes liquor (alcoholic beverages), both alcoholic and non-alcoholic frozen drinks (under $10) and soft drinks (unlimited soda).

Carnival cruise drink packages

Since August 8, 2014, the new prices of "Carnival Cheers” beverage package are based on cruise length. The "Carnival Alcohol Included Packages" (all-you-can-drink beverage package) is available for purchasing fleetwide.

Although referred to as an "all you can drink" card, the Cheers package don't include coffee drinks, for example, and its alcoholic beverages are limited as number - to 15 per day (24-hour period). The new all-inclusive drink package card can be purchased only on the ship and only on embarkation day. The "Cheers" card must be also purchased by all adults in the stateroom, and for the voyage's whole length.

Carnival's wine package "Cruise The Vineyards"

Carnival wine packages can be ordered prior to departure (through Fun Shops / Carnival Bon Voyage department) or can be purchased on board (through the Fun Shops or through waiters in MDRs). Either way, you'll be charged 15% gratuity and you will not have to select the actual wines until you're ready to drink one of them.

For related information see  our Carnival wine packages/policy/list/prices - an extensive review and info on the "Carnival Cruise Wine" subject, including how much is wine by the glass and bottle. Here we'll just list the package cost - the selections are at the above link. All below prices are inclusive of 15% gratuities.

  • 3 Wine Package prices - Basic ($77), Deluxe ($97) and Premium ($114, available only on 5 days or shorter sailings).
  • 5 Wine Package prices - Basic ($131), Deluxe ($153) and Premium ($193, available only on 5 days or longer sailings).

Beverage package "Bottomless Bubbles" (unlimited soda package for soft drinks and juices / former "Fountain Fun Card")

Carnival's "Bottomless Bubbles" program offers an unlimited soda card which must be purchased for the entire sailing (not available by the day). This drink package is non-transferable and may not be shared (even between family members), it can't be used through the 24 hr room-service or the mini-bar in your cabin. It's a sticker placed on your "Sail&Sign" card, and can also be used on the Carnival Line's private island Half Moon Cay.

  • It can be purchased at the on-board Casino bar and at the Pool bar, and only on the embarkation day or the next day. When the drink package is purchased prior sailing or at port, the price is subject to sales tax. Avoiding this tax is possible by purchasing your sticker on the 1st night or the next morning (in international waters - waiting until the casino opens would be a good judge!)
  • Soft drinks by this program are served in 16oz glasses, juices - in 10oz glasses.
  • The list with all Coca Cola Company products available on Carnival ships includes: Coke (plus Diet and Zero), Sprite (and Diet) and Fanta Orange. When sailing from Galveston and New Orleans to the list are added Dr Pepper Company products (Dr Pepper, and Diet), while when sailing from other ports "Pibb Xtra" (by Coca Cola) is offered instead of Dr Pepper. Other products under the Carnival Lines unlimited drinks program are club soda and tonic water.
  • Take advantage of the following beverages, all available in Lido Deck Restaurant, complimentary: coffee; hot chocolate; hot tea; unsweetened iced tea; lemonade.
  • A tip for parents: for your kids you can set a daily (or a total) limit on their S&S (Sail&Sign) card, or make it so they can't charge anything on board.
  • 2 more tips for adults: No 1 (only if you can live without the soda card the 1st day) to save a bit more, wait until the 2nd day to buy it (you don't get a full day on embarkation to use it anyway), and No 2 - if you do want the soda package the 1st day, wait until the ship leaves the port to save the Gov taxes on the purchase.
  • Keep in mind - there is no bottled water included in the fountain card package.
  • Notes: the Carnival soft drink tumbler (a souvenir thermal cup, 16oz) is optional - it may be purchased as an extra for $4,95 with this program (it's cost without the program is $9,95). Additional sales tax will be added when the soda card is purchased prior to sailing or at port, so the tip is - buy it when the ship is in international waters.

Carnival drink package "Bottomless Bubbles" ("soda card" cost)

According to the guest's age and the trip duration (prices inclusive of gratuities; remember, it's a package deal per person at a fixed/one-time purchase price):

Cruise Length (in days) 17- years of age 18+ years of age
(per day prices) $5 $7
2 $10,35 $13,80
3 $15,53 $20,70
4 $20,70 $27,60
5 $25,88 $34,50
6 $31,05 $41,40
7 $36,23 $48,30
8 $41,40 $55,20
9 $46,58 $62,10
10 $51,75 $69
11 $56,93 $75,90
12 $62,10 $82,80
13 $67,28 $89,70
14 $72,45 $96,60
15 $77,63 $103,50
16 $82,80 $110,40.

NOTE: Starting May 25, 2017 adults will pay US$7.50 per person per day for unlimited soda package, plus 15% gratuity. The increase is US$1 more. The price for kids, which is defined as children 17 and younger, remains at US$4.95 per person per day, plus 15% gratuity. Packages cannot be shared and must be purchased for the duration of the voyage.

List of articles integrated with our "Carnival Beverage Package" review

  • Carnival beverage policy - the "Carnival carry on" rules about bringing alcohol, wine and soda on Carnival cruise ships.
  • Carnival cruise coupons/Cruise Cash account (an unlimited drinks package - non-alcoholic beverages and alcohol included - at a flat rate per passenger per day) - this program (previously known as "My Awesome Bar Program") replaced the old bar drink coupons system with a credit applied directly to your S&S account.
  • Drinks prices on Carnival cruise ships (by the bottle/glass), Carnival mixed drinks prices, the Carnival's beer package cost (beer buckets prices), additionally integrated with Carnival bar drinks menu/prices.
  • The new Carnival dining room food menu (including the room-service menu and menus from the many food bars on board)
  • And finally - our list of Carnival cruise free drinks (offered in the Lido Deck Buffet 24/7, room-service, Main Dining Rooms) - milk, unsweetened iced tea, lemonade, juice (apple-orange-pineapple), hot tea, hot chocolate and purified/not bottled water, plus some promotions and special offers.