Carnival Cruise Line is increasing the price of its Cheers! beverage package.
A cruise line representative tells Travel Agent that the beverage package program will increase by $2 per day to $51.95 per day plus gratuity if purchased pre-cruise and $56.95 per day plus gratuity if purchased onboard effective January 1, 2018. Guests who purchase a package between now and December 31, 2017, may do so at the current rate even if their cruise departs on or after January 1, 2018.
The Cheers! all-inclusive beverage program is for guests 21 years or older, and includes a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages for a flat daily rate. The new package includes all spirits, including cocktail, cognacs, whiskies and other spirits, as well as beer and wine (including Champagne) by the glass, with a $50 or lower menu price per serving. The package also includes zero-proof frozen cocktails (including smoothies), sodas (including specialty sodas), juices, specialty coffees and hot tea served in the main dining rooms, specialty restaurants and coffee bars, milkshakes (where applicable), RockStar energy drinks, Powerade, Vitamin Water, Coconut Water, Honest Tea, 500ml bottled water and other non-alcoholic bottled beverages served in bars and lounges and large format (1 liter and 1.5 liter) bottles of water in the main dining rooms and specialty restaurants.
The program also includes a 25 percent discount on any spirit, cocktail or wine by the glass more than $50 per serving, on wine and champagne by the bottle and larger format water bottles purchased outside the main dining rooms or specialty restaurants, and on beverage seminars and classes. Excluded from the program are beverages in souvenir glasses, bottles of liquor, beverages offered at the gangway, beverages offered through room service, mini bars and other in-stateroom beverage programs, sharing cocktails, floaters, pitchers, tubes, buckets, beverages in enomatic wine machines and self-serve beer stations, all other beverage-related programs including merchandise, cigars and cigarettes and food items.