How much are drinks on Carnival cruises - what is the cost of alcohol, non-alcoholic beverages, bottled water, beer and wine. The NEW Carnival "American TABLE" cocktails prices are also here, of all the feature cocktails from this new port-inspired dining experiment by Carnival, which, if successful, will be implemented fleetwide. Carnival alcohol and mixed drink prices on cruises are considered "moderate" for moderate drinking only. And the opinion of common folks is these prices do not contain much of the onboard fun. Still, they are pretty decent compared to other major cruise lines. Additional info and tips:
- the service charge for opening a personal bottle of wine not bought on the premises (Carnival corkage fee) is $10 per bottle (if the wine is consumed in one of the main dining restaurants) and $14 if consumed in a specialty restaurant. All beverage prices include the 15% gratuity.
- check regularly the "Drinks of the Day" page (the ship's "Fun Times" newspaper) for daily discounted beverages. The "Early Bird Specials" (alcoholic beverages ordered before noon) are at pretty special prices. A "Bloody Mary" is only $3,95 - but only from 9 till 11am.
- The list of Carnival free alcohol offers includes: the Captain's cocktail party, the farewell party, art auctions, Past Guests receptions and free alcohol testing at the onboard duty-free shops (usually on the first day).
How much are drinks on Carnival cruise (drink prices)
Note: All cruise drinks prices are in USD (dollars), tips-inclusive. Also listed is the cost of non-alcoholic beverages and mixed drinks from the "Blue Iguana" and "RedFrog" bar menus.
Bottled WATER prices
|Water Brands||Prices (USD)|
|San Pellegrino (1 liter), Aqua Panna and San Pellegrino Bubbles (at Cucina del Capitano)||$4,75|
Perrier (200ml/6,5oz) and 6-pack (Bon Voyage/Fun Shop orders)
$3,25 ($20 pack)
|Natural Spring Water (1,5 liter)||$3,95|
|Assorted Vitamin Water (200ml)||$2,95|
NON-ALCOHOLIC beverages (Soda, Soft Drinks, Juices, Mixers, Energy Drinks) prices
Note: Bottled and canned beverages in packs can be purchaced at the Fun Shops (on the ships and prior departures (upon booking).
|Soda / soft drinks||$1,50 glass|
|Coca-Cola (also Zero and Diet Coke), Tonic Water, Sprite and Diet Sprite, Fanta Orange, Pibb Xtra, Soda, Club Soda. On cruises from Galveston or New Orleans are additionally offered "Dr Pepper" and "Diet Dr Pepper" - all are 12oz / 360ml cans.||$1,95 can|
|Diet Coke, Barqs Root Beer, Caffeine Free Diet Coke, Club Soda, Coca-Cola, Coke Zero, Caffeine Free Coke, Fanta Orange, Ginger Ale, Sprite, Sprite Zero, Tonic Water - all are Bon Voyage / Fun Shop orders, 6-packs, canned.||$10 pack|
|Bloody Mary Mix (5,5oz) and 4-pack||$1,95 ($10 pack)|
|Powerade (20oz) and 6-pack||$2,95 ($14 pack)|
|Red Bull (8,3oz)||$4,75|
|Rock Star (Black, Lemon & Sugar-Free), 4-pack cans)||$18|
|Cranberry-Grapefruit-Orange Juice (4-pack)||$10|
|(frozens) "Strawberry Daiquiri", "(Caribbean) Pina Colada", "Miami Vice", "Beachcomber"||$4,75|
"REFRESHING FROZENS" (alcoholic beverages) prices
Note: There is an option to upgrade to a higher brand liquor ($2 per drink).
COCKTAILS, MARGARITAS (drinks with alcohol) prices
|"BLUE'S PATRON MARGARITA" (Patron Silver Tequila, Cointreau Rum, Lime Juice)||$10,95 (16oz)|
|"RED'S RUM TREASURE" (Zacapa 23 Rum, Coconut Rum, Sprite, Guava Pineapple Juice)||$10,95 (16oz)|
|"RED'S DARK RUM SAMPLER" (Gosling's Family Reserve Old Rum, Cruzan Single Barrel, Zacara Centenario 23, Bacardi 8, 4 count, each 3/4 oz)||$18|
|"RED'S FLAVORED RUM SAMPLER" (4 count, each 3/4 oz)||$19|
|"RED'S TROPICAL HURRICANE" (Bacardi Oakheart Spiced Rum, Bacardi Rum, Exotic Juices, Soda)||$20|
|Pitchers of Margaritas (feeds four)||$24,95 (48oz)|
Alchemy Bar prices of professional mixologist-made cocktails (optional upgrade to ultra premium liquor brands costs $1).
The list includes:
$8,95 (per drink)
Carnival cruise beer prices
The new "Thirsty Red Frog" ale is offered in 3 sizes: pint (20oz), pitcher (60oz) and beer tubes (101oz) - see below for the prices. It's a private-label freshly brewed on board draft beer (brewed by Budweiser) available only on CCL ships.
Originally brewed exclusively for the RedFrog Pub, the "frog-beer" is now served in select on-board bars/lounges (most places where draught beer is available on ship) and it has a taste similar to Killian's Red. As to the The Red Frog Pub, it's a highly popular 100-seat in/outdoor bar available on the newest Carnival ships and also on all Fun Ship 2.0 upgraded ships. Along with Thirsty Red Frog, the pub also serves top-rated Caribbean rums and a "best beers Caribbean" collection. Next are listed Carnival's Draft Beers prices:
- $5,50 (16oz) and $28,95 (tube of 101oz) for the beers "Modelo Especial", "Dos Equis", "Presidente", "FROG'S PINT" (20oz)
- Thirsty Red Frog beer price is: $5,50 (20oz), $16,95 (60oz), $27,95 (101oz).
Draft beers on Carnival cruise ships
In May 2017 was introduced a tropical-flavored draft beer via partnership with the Miami-based Concrete Beach Brewery. The special beer is served exclusively at the "RedFrog Pub & Brewery" on Carnival Vista - the first brewery found on a North America-based cruise liner. The new "Miami Guava Wheat Beer" was hand-crafted by Colin Presby (brewmaster on the shipboard brewery) and made with best ingredients.
- Miami Guava beer has a light body and its primary ingredient is pink guava, also used in Miami's popular guava pastries. The new beer is available on a limited basis, and joins the 3 other original draft beers brewed on the Carnival Vista ship - ThirstyFrog Port Hoppin' IPA (floral flavor, with passion fruit and citrus overtones), ThirstyFrog Caribbean Wheat (unfiltered lager with banana aroma and spices) and FriskyFrog Java Stout (with hints of coffee).
- Concrete Beach Brewery is an "Alchemy & Science" beer brand, operating as an independent subsidiary of "The Boston Beer Company". Other "Alchemy & Science" breweries in the USA include Angel City Brewery (Los Angeles) and Coney Island Brewing Co (Brooklyn, NYC New York). Their most popular draft beers are named "Tropic of Passion" (Miami), Angel City IPA (LA), and Coney Island Mermaid Pilsner (NYC).
- US-homeported Carnival ships serve the Concrete Beach Brewery's Rica Wheat IPA, Angel City Brewery's Pilsner, Coney Island's Hard Root Beer and 1609 Amber. On a regional basis, Carnival ships leaving from Miami offer Concrete Beach Brewery's Stiltsville Pilsner, ships from Long Beach (Los Angeles) offer Angel City Brewery IPA, and ships departing from NYC offer Coney Island Mermaid Pilsner.
- Carnival Cruise Line also offers draft beers brewed either locally (in homeports) or within the homeport state. Such beers are offered on cruise ships leaving from NOLA New Orleans, Galveston TX, Baltimore MD and Tampa FL, as well as on ships to Alaska and Hawaii.
Carnival Beer Package
Carnival beer bucket prices are discounted - for 4 bottled beers in a bucket (plastic or aluminum bottles), purchased on the ship, domestic brands from the menu. You save $2 on the bucket ($0,50 a beer) plus you save the 15% gratuity on the $2 ($0,30 additional savings).
By purchasing the "Island Hopper" beer bucket (at the Red Frog bar) you'll save $3 on every 4 beers. The cost of a beer bucket depends on the brand, you can also mix and match beers, sometimes there are specials
if you buy 4 beers you get the 5th one for free in the bucket. It's exactly what the beer bucket says: "Fewer trips to the bar - more lounge chair time"! Now about Bon Voyage / Fun Shop beer-packages (4-pack prices):
|Beer Brands||Prices (USD)|
|(4-pack) Buckler Non-Alcoholic||$18|
|(4-pack) Amstel, Stella Artois, Becks, Corona, Corona Light, Bass Ale, Heineken, Heineken Light, Molson, Pilsner Urquell, Dos Equis||$22|
|(4-pack) Blue Moon, Bud Light, Bud Light Lime, Budwiser, Coors Light, Michelob Ultra, Miller Light||$25|
|(4-pack) Mikes Hard Lemonade, Smirnoff Ice||$26|
|(4-pack) Boddingtons, Grolsch, Guinness Pub Draught.||$27|
|(25oz, 750ml) Foster's Lager||$7,75|
The same price goes for a fun shandy - the "BLUE'S MICHELADA" beer cocktail from "The Blue Iguana" bar menu (beer plus fresh lime juice, Worchestershire, Tobasco) or from the "RedFrog" pub menu - the"RED'S BEER COCKTAIL" (with Captain Morgan's SpicedRum), THE ROOKIE (with Vermouth) and MICHELADA. At the Alchemy bar the MOSCOW MULE cocktail (with Ginger beer) will cost you $8,95.
|Bud Lite Lime (16oz)||$6,25|
Bottled Beers (16oz)
Bottled Beer (16oz)
Bottled Beers (12oz)
|Non-Alcoholic Beer - Buckler (12oz)||$3,95|
Carnival cruise alcohol prices
See what is the cost of liquor on Carnival cruises (Fun Shops alcohol prices by the glass & by the bottle).
Souvenir glasses prices
Note: All (cruise long) refills with frozen cocktails in Carnival souvenir glasses are at discounted prices.
|Souvenir Glasses||Prices (USD)||Refills (USD)|
|32oz "Bikini Yard" glass||$22,75||$18,95|
|28oz "Twister" glass||$19,75||$16,95|
|19oz "Yard" glass||$12,75||$10,95|
|16oz "Fun" glass||$9,95||$7,25|
|"Monkey Head", Puffer Fish" and "Whale Tail" glasses are all available for purchasing only on 1st / embarkation day as DOD promo ("Drink of the Day"). The total (3 glasses) cost is $14,95 (with a $8,95 cocktail).||$6||$6,75|
|"Pitchers of Spiked Lemonade (48oz, with Skyy Vodka)||$24,95||-|
|"Pirate's Skull" (take glass home + $10)||$14,95||-|
|"Souvenir Disco Ball glass with Rum Punch Fever"||$12,95||-|
Alcoholic beverages prices
Note: As types, these beverages include COCKTAILS, FROZENS, SHOOTERS, DAIQUIRIS, MOJITOS, CORDIALS, LIQUEURS.
|Red's Rum Treasure (16oz)||$10,95|
|Carnival Cosmo, Long Island, Margarita Miracle; Limoncello Martini (Cucina del Capitano)||$8,95|
|The Superstar, Perfect Harmony, Mango Mojito, The Rock Star Margarita, Patron Ablaze, Spicy Mix, Cali Sound, Jager-Rita, Long Island Iced Tea, Bloody Mary, DJ, Turn-Table, The Clubber, Souvenir Disco Ball, The Cruiser, Mojito, Mai Tai, Sex On The Beach, Royal Flush, Beachcomber, Red's Remedy, Rum Runner Jumper, Caribbean Iced Tea, Frog's Island Iced Tea, Dirty Mojito, Ting Mojito, Jamaican Sunrise, Blue Bahama, Americano (Cucina del Capitano, Stolichnaya vodka)||$8,75|
|"The Fun Ship" drink price for a 15oz souvenir glass (refill the glass for $6,75)||$7,50|
|The Twilight Zone, Miami Vice, Dirty Banana, Mudside, Rum Runner, Frozen Cappuccino, Mango Swirl, Hurricane Wave, Kiss on the Lips, Mocha Chocolate Getaway, Shade-Ade, Caribbean Colada, Mango Magic, Blue's Blue Margarita, Mimosa, Red's Strawberry Daiquiri (non-alcoholic for $4,95)||$7,50|
|Peach Bellini (Cucina del Capitano, Prosecco)||$6,75|
|The Red Temptation, Spicey Love Song, Kamikaze, Woo Woo (discounted 4 for $20), Electronic, Pop, Hip Pop, Rock||$5,95|
|Daiquiri (Banana, Strawberry, Mango, Pina Colada, Raspberry, Lemonade, Peach, Hurricane)||$7,25|
|MARTINIS - Tiramisu, Appletini, Pomtini, Saketini, Cosmopolitan, Bluemoon, Beautiful Girl, Red Rocker||$8,95|
Note: Alcohol prices are per glass plus Fun Shop prices (per bottle). As types, these include VODKAS, GINS, LIQUEURS, RUMS, TEQUILAS, BRANDY-COGNAC and BLENDS-SCOTCH-WHISKEY-BOURBON-SINGLE MALT.
|Alcohol Brands||Prices per glass||Prices per bottle|
|Baileys, Cointreau, Chambord||$6,50||$80|
|Sour Apple Pucker, Triple Sec, Cinzano/Vermouth, Creme De Banana/De Cacao/De Menthe Green||$4,75||$50|
|Drambuie, Grand Marnier, Jagermeister||$6,50||$85|
|Frangelico, Kahlua, Sambuca, Southern Comfort, Tia Maria, Limoncello||$5,50||$75|
|Stolichnaya, Smirnoff, Finlandia, Three Olives, ABSOLUT||$6,50||$85|
|Belvedere, Grey Goose||$9,95||$105|
|Canadian Club Whiskey, Jack Daniels Black||$5,75||$75|
|Glenmorangie, Johnny Walker Black, Glenfiddich 12||$7,95||$95|
|Crown Royal, Dewar's White, Jameson, Jim Beam||$6,95||$85|
|Dewar's 12, Chivas, Maker’s Mark||$7,95||$90|
|Beefeater, Slow Gin||$5,50||$65|
|Appleton, Captain Morgan Spiced, Gosling's||$6,50||$85|
|Bacardi, Malibu Coconut||$6,50||$80|
|Brandy, Sherry/Campari, Schnapps (Hiram, Peppermint), Pernod||$4,75||$50|
|Remy Martin VSOP||$9,25||$90|
Cruise cabin Mini Bar drinks prices of liquor, beer, soft drinks
Note: All prices are not inclusive of the 15% gratuity.
|Chivas Regal (scotch)||$7,50|
|Courvoisier VSOP (cognac)||$7|
|Bacardi (rum), Absolut (vodka)||$5,95|
|Canadian Club (whisky)||$5,75|
|(beers) Amstel Light, Beck's, Heineken, Heineken Light||$5,95|
|Rockstar, Rockstar Sugar Free||$4,75|
|Bottled Water (1,5L, Crystal Geyser)||$4,25|
|Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Sprite, Orange Juice, Tonic Water||$1,95|
|MIMOSA (sparkling wine, fresh orange juice)||$7,50|
Carnival cruise Martini Tasting
- The Carnival's "Martini Tasting" deal will cost you $17 per person.
- The list of all favorite martinis with Finlandia Vodka in your booze fun package/tour includes: "Berry Melody", "Mangotini", "Florida Squeeze", "Spicy Chipote", "Pomegranate Breeze", "Jack Julep", "Melon Crush" and the "Classic Cosmo" (for their exact ingredients - see the recipes link below).
- Martini Tasting is available fleet-wide, but depending on ship/itinerary they offer it from twice a cruise to every night. To be sure when and where - check the "FunTimes" (onboard newspaper), it should be listed there.
The following links are to CruiseMapper's Carnival drinks ("Booze Cruise") related articles:
- Wine Prices (by the glass and by the bottle)
- Carnival Fun Shops liquor prices
- Bar menu drinks prices
- Carnival alcohol/beverage policy
- Cheers unlimited alcohol package - about the "Carnival All Inclusive Cruise Alcohol Included" option by the new "Cheers" Bar Program.
- Carnival drink packages - all about them (with info on the wine packages).
- Only the very best of all Carnival Drinks Recipes of the most famous cocktails at sea, ever! Learn how to make on shore the best of the best Carnival drinks - at much better prices!
- Our hub with all about the Carnival cruise information/ prices in general (Spa, Internet, etc).
- Carnival vs Royal Caribbean - compare Carnival with the Royal Caribbean drinks prices.