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What to Pack & Bring

In order to maintain a safe and secure environment, Carnival prohibits certain items on board. According to our policy, Carnival conducts security scanning of all luggage and if prohibited items are found, they will be removed and disposed of and no compensation will be given.

Prohibited Items



The following items are prohibited and their possession is not allowed on board any Company ship by passengers or crew without a valid lawful reason, unless required in direct support of ship operations, as part of a crew member's official duties, and only with consent of the Ship's Master. 

  • Any illegal narcotics/drugs including synthetic, designer drugs, Cannabidiol (CBD) and medical marijuana
  • All firearms Including replicas, Imitations and their components
  • Air, BB or pellet pistols or rifles
  • Any other projectile-weapon (e.g.  paint ball guns)
  • All ammunition
  • All explosives, including imitation explosives and devices
  • Fireworks, flares, pyrotechnics (excluding those which are part of the vessel's lifesaving equipment and which have been properly manifested)
  • Sharp pointed weapons including throwing stars
  • Knives with a blade longer than 4 inches / 10.16 cm, any blade length that is prohibited by local laws/regulation and all concealed bladed weapons such as belt buckle knives, cane and umbrella knives/swords, pen knives, credit card knives, etc.
  • Open razors or scissors with a blade longer than 4 inches / 10.16cm
  • Skean, Dhus or Kirpans
  • Spears or spear guns
  • Crossbows, crossbow bolts and long bow arrows
  • Blunt weapons including knuckle dusters, brass knuckles, clubs, coshes, batons, flails or nunchaku
  • Items containing incapacitating substances (e.g. gas guns, tear gas sprays, mace, phosphorus, acid and  other dangerous chemicals that could be used to maim or disable)
  • Flammable substances and hazardous chemicals unless carried in limited quantities and in accordance with company instructions (e.g., petrol, methylated spirits, paint thinners etc.)
  • Any other item made, adapted or intended for use as an offensive weapon
  • Stun devices
  • Handcuffs
  • Items brought on board the vessel and not supplied by the Company containing any kind of heating element, such as but not limited to: immersion heaters, heating blankets, flat irons, water heaters, coffee machines with heating / hot plates, etc.
  • Any remotely controlled or autonomously flying devices, toys or drones
  • Self-balancing hover boards , air wheels, scooters, or Segway’s (except those provided by the Company for shore excursions)
  • Compressed gas tanks, bottles, cylinders including dive tanks, propane tanks and aerosol cans
  • Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRB), ham radios, communication scanners, wide-band receivers, satellite phones, transformers, lasers and laser pointers

Additional Prohibited Items

  • Clothing irons and steamers (All Carnival ships offer laundry facilities with irons and ironing boards. Fleet-wide valet laundry service is also available for a nominal fee.)
  • Electrical and household appliances, such as a coffee maker, hot plate, toaster, humidifier, etc. (see Exemptions below)
  • Heating Pads
  • Hookahs 
  • >Alcohol (hard liquor) and Beer
  • Wine or champagne (sealed, unopened bottles brought on at embarkation) beyond the allowable limit of one 750 ml bottle per adult (21 years of age or older)
  • Non-alcoholic beverages in containers other than a can or carton; excessive quantities per person (over 12 cans/cartons per person); excessive size per can/carton (over 12 ounces each)
  • Large coolers
  • Handcuffs
  • Candles and Incense
  • Knives with blades longer than four (4) inches (Recreational dive knives are allowed but must be held in the custody of the Guest Services Manager or Chief Security Officer and must be checked out/in by the owner for dive excursions during the cruise.)
  • Scissors with blades longer than four (4) inches (Large scissors of the type used by scrapbook and quilting enthusiasts are at times permitted with prior notification from the Security Services Department, but are held onboard in the same manner as dive knives.)
  • Bicycles (see exemptions 'For Port Use Only' for folding bicycles)
  • Surfboards, boats and canoes 
  • Scooters (only permitted if used for mobility – must be stored in guest’s stateroom)
  • Inflatable Kiddie Pool
  • Any footwear with wheels, such as, Heely’s type shoes
  • Kava  
  • Fish of any kind; if fish are caught during an excursion, they must be shipped home.  

Exemptions

  • Personal grooming devices such as hair dryers, flat irons, curling irons and shavers are allowed on board when used with proper caution.  However, if such devices are determined to pose a hazard, they will be removed and returned the last day of the cruise prior to debark.
  • Electronics such as laptops, cameras, cellular phones, etc. are allowed on board when used with proper caution. 
  • Electrical devices such as fans, power strips, multi plug box outlets/adaptors, and extension cords (without surge protectors) are allowed on board when used with proper caution.  However, if such devices are determined to pose a hazard, they will be removed and returned the last day of the cruise prior to debark.
  • Medical gas bottles/oxygen cylinders are allowed in connection with a certified medical condition but cannot be packed in baggage. Oxygen cylinders must be delivered to Guest Services and stored in a designated safe area.
  • If you use a CPAP machine, please note you will need to pack your machine with your carry-on luggage. Should you wish to bring your own distilled water with you to use with your CPAP machine, it must be hand carried along with your CPAP machine. For your convenience, distilled water is sold on board for $3.00 USD per gallon by contacting Room Service. 
  • Coolers: Small, personal-sized coolers no larger than 12” x 12” x 12” for the purpose of housing small quantities of non-alcoholic beverages and/or medications are permitted as carry-on luggage.
  • Live Animals:  Only qualified service animals once approved by Guest Access Services at time of booking.
  • Flowers and Plants:  Only permitted on board if ordered through Carnival’s Fun Shops or delivered by a florist in the port of embarkation but are not permitted to be taken off the ship in the United States, per the U.S Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) Agricultural Division.
  • Musical Instruments: We will allow musical instruments on board, however, if a noise complaint is received, the instrument will be confiscated by shipboard security and returned to the guest on the last day of the cruise prior to debark.
  • Radios/Boom Boxes: For the comfort of all our guests, radios and boom boxes can be used with headphones or earpieces when used in public areas.
  • Ham Radios/Amateur Radio Equipment: Permitted to be used on board Carnival Cruise Line ships.
  • Google Glasses are permitted on board in public areas but cannot be worn at any gangway operation. 
  • Floatation Devices:  For the comfort of all our guests, rafts, tubes and floatation devices other than those used as life preservers (water wings) cannot be used in the swimming pools on board. 
  • Wrapped Gifts: Guests may bring wrapped gifts on board; however, due to heightened security, the gift may have to be unwrapped, upon request. 
  • Digital Cameras/Camcorders, DVDs/VCRs, USB sticks, iPods, Nintendo/X-Box Play Units cannot be used with the TV in the guest's stateroom or suite as the connection ports are disabled. 
  • Food Items must be pre-packaged and unopened; homemade items or pre-cooked foods will not be permitted onboard. Limitations on permitted food items are directly related to concerns for food safety and contamination prevention. We are unable to provide food preparation, refrigeration or storage for personal food or beverage items.
  • Seashells may be brought onboard from the ports visited if they appear to be clean and sanitized and do not have the odor of a living organism.  

Exemptions - Items for Port Use Only

Drone Cameras



Snorkel Gear



Segways



Skateboards



Golf Clubs



Fishing Rods



Tennis Rackets



Kites



Roller Blades or Skates



Metal Detectors



Boogie Boards (maximum 42 inches in length)



Beach Chairs



Beach Umbrellas



Portable Folding Bicycles (maximum 20 inch tires)



Collapsible Wagons - for the safety of our guests, the collapsible wagon may not be rolled onto/off off the ship during embarkation and debarkation and may not be rolled off/onto the ship while in port.

Please Note - It is the responsibility of the guest to check with local laws of each port as Carnival will not be responsible for confiscated items by Foreign Governments.

Other Considerations - The following items cannot be taken off the ship in the United States during the cruise or no debarkation day.

U.S Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Port Officers perform agricultural inspections to protect the U.S from potential carriers of animal and plant pests of diseases the could cause serious damage to America's crops, livestock, pets and the environment.

Animal Products



Unsealed Food Items



Fruits and vegetables



Agriculture and Horticulture Products



Plants and Cut Flowers



Ship Property

 

Carnival’s  Liquor and Beverage Policy states that guests are prohibited from bringing water, sodas and other non-alcoholic beverages onboard that are packaged in bottles.

We know some of our guests are accustomed to bringing onboard their own supply of bottled water, so for your convenience, purified bottled water can be pre-purchased prior to your cruise by visiting The Fun Shops. Water will be delivered to your stateroom on embarkation day. Bottled water may also be purchased onboard by contacting Room Service.

Once onboard, your purchase is non-refundable; you may take home any unopened bottles.


Distilled Water

Carnival carries distilled water which can be purchased either pre-cruise or once on board. For pre-purchase, please contact our Fun Shops department at 1-800-522-7648 Ext. 70039, Monday-Sunday from 8:00am-10:00pm ET. For purchase on board, please contact Room Service. Should you wish to bring your own distilled water with you, it must be hand carried along with your CPAP machine.

Proper travel documentation is required at embarkation and throughout the cruise. Even though a guest has completed registration using Online Check-in, it is still the responsibility of the guest to present the required travel documents at the time of embarkation. Guests should check with their travel agent and/or government authority to determine the travel documents necessary for each port of call. Any guest without proper documents will not be allowed to board the vessel and no refund of the cruise fare will be issued. Carnival assumes no responsibility for advising guests of proper travel documentation.

Carnival highly recommends that all guests travel with a passport valid for at least six months beyond completion of travel (unless otherwise noted). This will enhance the debarkation experience as delays may be expected upon return to the United States for those without one. Additionally, this will enable guests to fly from the United States to meet their ship at a foreign port should they miss their scheduled port of embarkation and allow guests who must disembark the ship before their cruise ends due to an emergency to fly back to the United States without significant delays and complications.

Europe and Transatlantic Cruises

U.S citizens are required to carry a passport, valid for three months beyond the date of their visit. Guests are not required to have a Schengen Visa or other visas. 

Cruises that include travel to Cuba

If your cruise includes travel to Cuba, click here to view required travel documentation as well as a Travel Affidavit, required for all guests, including children.    

Domestic Cruises (including Canada) that do not include travel to Cuba

For cruises that begin and/or end in a U.S port, the following WHTI-Compliant Documents are acceptable for cruise travel. These standard forms of documentation will enable the Department of Homeland Security to quickly and reliably identify a traveler. If a picture I.D. is not affixed to the WHTI-compliant document, a picture I.D. is required (a valid, unexpired government-issued photo I.D. for all guests 16 years of age or older). If the cruise includes air travel to or from Canada, a valid, unexpired U.S. passport is required.

U.S. Passport
Passport Card
State Enhanced Driver's License
Certificate of U.S. Naturalization
Native American Indians


Unacceptable forms of documentation

Also acceptable for cruise travel (for cruises that begin and end in a U.S port),  U.S. citizens can show proof of citizenship, such as a birth certificate  issued by a government agency and accompanied by a government-issued photo I.D.

Entry into Canada: If the cruise includes air travel to or from Canada, a valid, unexpired U.S. passport is required. Guests who have committed or been convicted of a crime may not be allowed into Canada - for more information, click here.


Air Travel

All persons are required to carry a valid, unexpired U.S. passport for air travel to or from the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Bermuda. The passport requirement does NOT apply to U.S. citizens traveling to or returning directly from a U.S. territory. (Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands: St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix).


Names on Travel Documentation

It is important that the guest's full name on the cruise and airline tickets be the same as the guest's non-expired government-issued photo I.D. they plan to use for travel identification. In the event of a different name on the cruise/airline ticket and the guest's photo I.D. as a result of a marriage, divorce or a legal name change, documentation (original or clear, legible copy) supporting this change is required (at embarkation), such as a marriage certificate, marriage license or legal name change court document. Failure to bring documentation bridging the name differences could result in denial of boarding.

Note: For newly married or soon-to-be married brides, we strongly recommend that if the non-expired government-issued photo I.D. is in the maiden name, the cruise booking be made in the maiden name (do not include the married name); If the reservation was made in the married name, but the non-expired government-issued photo I.D. is in the maiden name, documentation (original or clear, legible copy) supporting this change is required (at embarkation), such as a marriage certificate or marriage license. Failure to bring documentation bridging the name differences could result in denial of boarding.  

Since our reservation systems do not accept middle names, the middle name must be included during the Online Check-In process.


Traveling with a Minor

When traveling with a minor where one parent or both parents or legal guardians are not cruising, we strongly recommend bringing an original signed letter from the absent parent(s) or legal guardians authorizing the minor to travel with you. This will expedite processing by the Department of Homeland Security.


Citizens of U.S. Territories and Commonwealth

Guests will follow the same travel documentation requirements. U.S. Territories and Commonwealth include: Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands (St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. John), America Samoa, Swains Island and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.


Valid U.S. Passport

U.S. citizens may present a valid, unexpired U.S. passport when traveling via air, land or sea.

Guests may apply for passports at more than 4500 passport-acceptance facilities nationwide (passport agencies, clerks of court, post offices and public libraries). For information about  U.S. Passports, visit http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/passports.html    

Expedited passport services are also offered by VisaCentral. For more information, visit www.visacentral.com/carnival or call 877-559-4875 and identify yourself as a Carnival Cruise Line guest and mention ‘Carnival Account 75020’ for discounted rates on VisaCentral service fees. 


The Passport Card

The passport card cannot be used to travel by air outside the United States nor travel to Cuba.
U.S. citizens may present a limited-use, wallet-size passport card. The passport card will only be valid for land and sea travel between the United States and Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean region and Bermuda.


State Enhanced Driver's License (EDL)

The State Enhanced Driver's License cannot be used to travel by air outside the United States.
Several states are working with the Department of Homeland Security to develop an EDL for U.S. citizens residing in their states. This document will denote both citizenship and identity and will facilitate the entry process at land and sea ports of entry. The word 'Enhanced' must appear on the license. The following states issue this type of WHTI-compliant document: Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Vermont and Washington.


Original Certificate of U.S. Naturalization and a Government-Issued Photo I.D.

The Certificate of U.S. Naturalization (form N-550 or N-570) is a document issued by the U.S. government (USCIS) as proof of a foreign born person who has obtained U.S. citizenship through naturalization (a legal process of obtaining a new nationality). Photo copies of the original document are unacceptable.


Native American Indians

These cards cannot be used to travel by air outside the United States.

  • Form I-872 American Indian Card
  • OR, Enhanced Tribal Card (when available)


Unacceptable Forms of Documentation

  • Copies of any WHTI-Compliant document
  • Driver's License as the only proof
  • A temporary driver's license (paperwork without a photo I.D.) 
  • Voter's Registration Card 
  • Trusted Traveler Program Membership Card (NEXUS/SENTRI/FAST) - may be used for photo identification use only
  • Baptismal Papers
  • U.S. Military I.D. and a photo I.D.
  • A Dependent Military I.D. that is issued to the spouse and children of military personnel is not acceptable 
  • U.S. Military Discharge Papers
  • No Record of Birth certificate: a certificate issued by the Department of Health and Vital Statistics showing that they have no records on this person 
  • Hospital certificate, hospital-issued birth notice, live record of birth or announcement of birth 

Traveling with a Birth Certificate and Photo Identification

Birth Certificate Information

The following are acceptable:
  • An original or copy of a birth certificate issued by a government agency (state/county/city) or the Department of Health and Vital Statistics 
  • A clear, legible copy of a birth certificate that was originally issued by a government agency (state/county/city) or the Department of Health and Vital Statistics. The copy does not need to be notarized or certified. 
  • Birth Certificate Card
  • A Consular report of Birth Abroad
  • Internationally adopted children (under the age of 18): If the adoptive parent was not issued a birth certificate, we will accept as proof of citizenship, a Certificate of Citizenship by the U.S. and adoption paperwork. A Certificate of Citizenship is issued by the U.S. once the adoption is finalized.

Guests may obtain a copy of a birth certificate by contacting: The Department of Health and Vital Statistics at: www.vitalchek.com. If the guest has laminated their birth certificate, it is acceptable.

Birth certificates from Puerto Rico issued prior to July 1, 2010 are not valid forms of proof of citizenship and are not accepted by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Guests from Puerto Rico either need to present a WHTI-compliant document or a government-issued photo I.D. with a validated birth certificate issued after July 1, 2010.

AND

Photo Identification

A non-expired government-issued photo I.D. is required of all guests 16 years of age and older. The following are acceptable:

  • Driver's License
  • Driver's Permit
  • School/Student I.D. (acceptable for guests 16/17/18 years of age)
  • Government-issued identification card (city/state/federal)
  • Government-issued Trusted Traveler Program Membership Card (NEXUS/SENTRI/FAST) - for photo identification use only
To help you plan, we suggest you limit your luggage to a maximum of one bag per person, if traveling on cruises of 3-5 days duration, and no more than two bags per person, for cruises of 6 days or longer. In addition, you must personally carry-on any boarding documentation (passports, Visas, I.D), valuables, medications and items which require special handling.

Guests who are scheduled to arrive at the terminal before 1:30 PM, usually check their bags with a porter so they can be free to enjoy lunch on Lido Deck before access to their stateroom is granted.

Checked baggage service is only available until 2 hours before the ship's published sailing time (printed in the cruise documents).  Guests arriving after this time will be responsible for taking their bags on board.  

Each checked suit case and carry-on suit case should not weigh more than 50 pounds, and when lying flat, bags must not exceed 16 inches high by 24 inches wide (the length of the bag is not a factor). For security screening purposes, all luggage should be unlocked. Oversized luggage and locked luggage may cause delivery delays.  

Personalized luggage tags are included in the guest’s Electronic Documents (available once online check-in is completed). It is not necessary to print the tags in color.

Carnival luggage tags must be affixed to your baggage prior to arriving at the terminal.  Additional tags can be obtained at curbside from the porter. Porters will re-tag any luggage tag with a TBA cabin assignment.   

Curbside porters are customarily provided a $1 tip per bag.  They are not employees of Carnival and should a guest experiences any problems, they must report it to porter management on site.

Since the screening and movement of large coolers through embarkation is an impediment to the boarding and security screening process, large coolers are not permitted as carry-on or checked luggage. Small, personal-sized coolers, no larger than 12 inches x 12 inches x 12 inches, for the purpose of housing small quantities of non-alcoholic beverages and/or medications are permitted as carry-on luggage.


Airline Luggage Restrictions

If traveling by air, guests are encouraged to contact the airlines directly to determine luggage restrictions and fees.   

To help you plan, we suggest you limit your luggage to a maximum of one bag per person, if traveling on cruises of 3-5 days duration, and no more than two bags per person, for cruises of 6 days or longer. In addition, you must personally carry-on any boarding documentation (passports, Visas, I.D), valuables, medications and items which require special handling.

Each checked suit case and carry-on suit case should not weigh more than 50 pounds, and when lying flat, bags must not exceed 16 inches high by 24 inches wide (the length of the bag is not a factor). For security screening purposes, all luggage should be unlocked. Oversized luggage and locked luggage may cause delivery delays.  

Guests who are scheduled to arrive at the terminal before 1:30 PM, usually check their bags with a porter so they can be free to enjoy lunch on Lido Deck before access to their stateroom is granted.

Checked baggage service is only available until 2 hours before the ship's published sailing time (printed in the cruise documents). Guests arriving after this time will be responsible for taking their bags on board.  

While your destination, cruise plans and personal style will dictate exactly which outfits go into your luggage, there are a number of must-pack items we recommend every cruiser consider when preparing for their cruise vacation. Consult our handy 'What to Pack for a Cruise' checklist and get ready to set sail and relax!


'What to Pack for a Cruise' Checklist

What to Wear - Daytime Attire: Casual wear is the order of the day. For details, click here.
What to Wear - Evening Attire: Most evenings we have a 'Cruise Casual' dress code but there are those 'Cruise Elegant' evenings one or two nights throughout the voyage where guests will have the opportunity to showcase their more elegant attire. For details, click here.  


Pack in Your Carry-On Bag

Since your checked luggage will arrive to your stateroom later in the day of embarkation, it is recommended that you pack a small carry-on bag with:

  • Proper Travel Documentation (passport, Visas, I.D.)
  • Important paperwork (tickets, insurance information)
  • Wallet (just the necessities: cash, credit cards, driver’s license)
  • Prescription medications in their original containers 
  • A change of clothes
  • Personal toiletries
  • Anything else you might want access to before your luggage arrives


Sailing with us on a special cruise?
We make every day at sea special but we crank the dial way up when we celebrate holidays (and sporting events as well) ...so don't leave home without that special garment and come dressed for our 'Frightfully Fun' Halloween or perhaps our December Holiday Season 'Ugly Sweater Contest'!

On a Carnival Journeys Cruise, one day we go back, way back to the 80’s with our 'Throw Back Seaday'! So ladies, dig out your shoulder pads and leg warmers and guys, find your parachute pants and neon tank tops! However you decide to dress we know you will look totally rad!

Already known for hosting the best deck parties, Carnival takes it to another level - come and join the fun outdoors, up on deck! We love our Red Frog Bar and Blue Iguana Cantina, and we will take any reason to throw a party! On every cruise, there will be a Mega Deck Party and all you have to do to join in, is wear red or blue clothing in honor of some of our favorite places to have a drink! The totally tubular 80s Rock-N-Glow Party is featured on every cruise, six days or longer. Whether you rock up to the party in leg warmers, neon pink shirts, big gold chains and even bigger hair, you will be welcomed with neon glow sticks to dance the night away on the open deck!

Most evenings we have a 'Cruise Casual' dress code but there are those 'Cruise Elegant' evenings one or two nights throughout the voyage where guests will have the opportunity to showcase their more elegant attire.


Lido Restaurant
For those who want casual attire for dinner, the Lido Restaurant is open nightly and has a more relaxed theme. Daytime Attire may be worn. 

The Steakhouse
The dress requirements for the Steakhouse follows the dress code specified for the Main Dining Room(s); if the evening is specified as 'Cruise Casual', shorts are not permitted.


Main Dining Room(s)
Following is the dress code in the Main Dining Room(s) for both men and women and pertains to children as well:

Cruise Casual Dress Code

  • Men: sport slacks, khakis, Jeans (no cut-offs), dress shorts (long) and collared polo shirts
  • Women: summer dresses, casual skirts, pants, capris, dress shorts, Jeans (no cut-offs) blouses and tops
  • Not permitted: Cut-off Jeans, men’s sleeveless shirts, tee-shirts, gym or basketball shorts, baseball hats, flip-flops and bathing suit attire

Cruise Elegant Dress Code

  • Men: dress slacks, dress shirts, and we also suggest a sport coat; men may also wish to wear a suit and tie or tuxedo
  • Women: Cocktail dresses, pantsuits, elegant skirts and blouses; ladies may also wish to wear an evening gown
  • Not permitted: Jeans, men’s sleeveless shirts, shorts, tee-shirts, sportswear, gym or basketball shorts, baseball hats, flip-flops and bathing suit attire

Cruise Elegant Evenings / Formal Nights
The length of the cruise determines the number of  'Cruise Elegant' evenings in the Dining Room. The first 'Cruise Elegant' evening is scheduled for the second or third evening of the cruise and the second 'Cruise Elegant' evening is the second or third evening prior to the end of the cruise, itinerary schedule permitting.

  • 2-day to 5-day cruise: one Cruise Elegant evening
  • 6-day or longer cruise: two Cruise Elegant evenings

Casual attire is the order of the day. We suggest the following: 

  • Shorts and capris
  • Tee shirts, polo shirts, blouses and tops (short sleeved or sleeveless)
  • khakis and Jeans
  • Summer dresses
  • Sweaters (for indoor, air-conditioned public areas) 
  • Work-out gear for the fitness center
  • Bathing suits and cover up (for pools, beaches, water attractions and snorkeling)
  • For cooler weather, clothing that can be layered  
  • Hat or visor (for outdoor use, to protect yourself from the sun) 
  • Comfortable shoes, sneakers, sandals and flip-flops. We suggest rubber-soled, low heeled or flat shoes for extra traction. Select shore excursions may require closed-toe shoes. The use of any footwear with wheels is prohibited on board our ships.

The Lido Restaurant is open daily for breakfast and lunch and has a more relaxed dress code than the Main Dining Room(s); however, shirts, bathing suit cover ups and footwear (including flip-flops) must be worn at all times.

To review what to pack for Evening Attire, click here.


Visiting Ports - What to Wear and Pack

Please note that in some ports of call, that it is against the law for anyone, including children, to dress in army-style camouflage clothing or carry items made with camouflage material. These ports include: Barbados, Dominica and Grenada.

Caribbean Cruises:  For details on what to pack, click here.

Mexican Riviera and Baja Mexico Cruises:  For details on what to pack, click here.  

Canada and New England Cruises: Sweaters, lightweight jackets and raincoats are suggested. Casual clothes that can be layered easily are highly recommended. For more details on what to pack, click here.

Alaska Cruises: Sweaters, lightweight jackets and raincoats are suggested. Casual clothes that can be layered easily are highly recommended. Bring a heavier sweater if you are traveling to the glaciers along with a raincoat and umbrella because it is often cold and windy in such areas. Select excursions may require closed-toe shoes. For more details on what to pack, click here.

Hawaii Cruises:  For details on what to pack, click here.

Europe Cruises: Comfortable shoes and a just-in-case raincoat. It is essential that you wear the proper apparel when visiting the Vatican and other religious sites - legs and shoulders must be covered. Select excursions may require closed-toe shoes. For more details on what to pack, click here.

Australia cruises: Australia has completely opposite seasons than North America, so when it is summer in the U.S, it is winter in Australia. So keep that in mind as you choose the time of the year to cruise and pack appropriately. Comfortable shoes and layers are suggested.

Eating & Drinks

A liquor and beverage consumption policy was created in order for Carnival to be able to control the liquor consumption of minors and the quantities consumed that lead to the disruptive behavior of others on board. This policy pertains to all cruise durations.      
    
Drinking Alcohol On Board
The minimum age for the purchase and/or consumption of alcoholic beverages in the bars, lounges and gift shops is 21 years of age. In the event that Bar/Restaurant/Gift Shop Staff are in question that the guest is less than 21 years old, they shall request picture identification, prior to serving the drink or selling the bottle of liquor.   

Carnival reserves the right to refuse the sale of alcoholic beverages to anyone.     

To view Frequently Asked Questions and drink prices, click here

Bringing Liquor and Beverages Onboard - Embarkation

Guests are prohibited from bringing water, sodas and other non-alcoholic beverages onboard that are packaged in bottles.

A small quantity of non-alcoholic beverages (i.e., sparkling water, sodas, juice, and milk) packaged in cans or cartons may be brought onboard on embarkation day and must be in the guest's carry-on luggage. A small quantity is considered a maximum of 12 sealed, unopened cans/cartons of 12 ounces each or less per person.

Guests are prohibited from bringing alcoholic beverages on board with the following exception - At the beginning of the cruise during embarkation day only, guests (21 years of age and older) may bring one 750 ml bottle of sealed/unopened wine or champagne per person in their carry-on luggage. All liquor, beer, other forms of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages outside of this exception are strictly prohibited in both carry-on and checked luggage and such items will be confiscated and discarded and no compensation will be provided.

Corkage Fee
A $15 USD corkage fee, per 750 ml bottle, will be charged should guests wish to consume their wine or champagne in the main dining room, specialty restaurant or bar. A corkage fee is a charge assessed at time of service at a restaurant for every bottle served that is not bought on the premises.


Bottled Water

We know some of our guests are accustomed to bringing on their own supply of bottled water so as part of this policy we have reduced the pricing for (purified) bottled water which will be conveniently delivered directly to your stateroom. Once onboard, the purchase is non-refundable; guests may take home any unopened bottles.

Pricing for Purified Drinking Water is as follows: 

  • $4.50 USD (plus 15% delivery fee) for a 12-pack of bottled water (16.9 fluid ounce per bottle). Please visit The Fun Shops at www.carnival.com/FunShops/in-stateroom-beverages/water to place your order before your cruise to ensure we have an ample supply onboard. Bottled water may also be purchased on board by contacting Room Service.

Distilled Water
Guests may bring on board distilled water for use with a CPAP machine or nursery water for families with babies. Carnival carries distilled water which can be purchased either pre-cruise or once onboard. For pre-purchase, please contact our Fun Shops department at 1-800-522-7648 Ext. 70039 Monday-Sunday from 8:00am-10:00pm ET. For purchase on board, please contact Room Service. Should you wish to bring your own distilled water with you, it must be hand carried along with your CPAP machine.

Coolers
Guests are prohibited from bringing large coolers onboard since screening and movement of large coolers through embarkation is an impediment to the boarding and security process. However small, personal-sized coolers, no larger than 12” x 12” x 12” for the purpose of housing small quantities of non-alcoholic beverages and/or medications are permitted as carry-on luggage.


Purchasing Liquor During the Cruise

Liquor purchased onboard and taken home may be subject to Customs duty and must be declared on the Customs Declaration form. For details on your duty-free allowance, click here.

Ports of Call
All alcohol purchased in ports will be stored for safekeeping until the end of the voyage. The retained items will be available for collection in a designated lounge on the morning of debarkation for cruise durations 5 days and less; for cruise durations 6 days and more, alcohol will be delivered to guest staterooms after 7:00pm, the evening prior to debarkation (some exceptions may apply).

A small quantity of non-alcoholic beverages (i.e., sparkling water, sodas, juice, and milk) packaged in cans or cartons may be brought onboard as well as Carnival branded bottled water previously purchased onboard. A small quantity is considered a maximum of 12 sealed, unopened cans/cartons of 12 ounces each or less per person.

The Fun Shops (onboard)
All alcohol purchased in The Fun Shops onboard will be stored for safekeeping until the end of the voyage. 
The retained items will be available for collection in a designated lounge on the morning of debarkation for cruise durations 5 days and less; for cruise durations 6 days and more, alcohol will be delivered to guest staterooms after 7:00pm, the evening prior to debarkation (some exceptions may apply).
                                      
The Fun Shops (pre-cruise orders)
All products sold containing alcohol have a limit of two products per booking (whether booked online or a telephone order). This includes alcohol, wine, champagne and beer. A ‘pack’ or ‘package’ is considered one product.

Alcohol pre-purchased through The Fun Shops for on board consumption is designed for in-stateroom entertainment only. Guests cannot take liquor bottles with them to public areas. Only wine or champagne that is ordered through The Fun Shops can be served in the dining room or Steakhouse. If the item is not consumed on board during the cruise, the guest may take it home provided the bottle has not been opened.  

CHEERS! is an all-inclusive beverage program that allows guests to enjoy a wide range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages by paying a flat daily rate. Guests must be 21 or older to purchase CHEERS! and each adult assigned to the same stateroom must purchase the program. If you are not interested in alcoholic beverages, try our Bottomless Bubbles package for unlimited soda.

We have enhanced our CHEERS! beverage program to include a greater variety of non-alcoholic beverages, as well as a wider selection of high quality brand-name spirits and wines by the glass.   

  • The cost to pre-purchase CHEERS! prior to your cruise is $51.95 USD per person, per day plus 15% gratuity. CHEERS! can be purchased online at www.carnival.com/Funshops or by contacting 'The Fun Shops' Department at 800 522-7648, Monday through Sunday, 8:00am-10:00pm ET. Cut-off for pre-purchase is at 10:00pm ET, the evening prior to the cruise departure.
  • Once on board your ship, you can sign up for CHEERS! at a bar location and the cost is $56.95 USD per person, per day plus 15% gratuity.     
  • Currently, we are not able to process the Carnival Gift Card for Fun Shop orders by telephone. If you wish to purchase CHEERS! with a Carnival Gift Card, you may do so online at www.carnival.com/Funshops.

Price adjustments (up or down) implemented on the day of sailing will replace any previously advertised price.

Please note: The following beverages are included in the price of your cruise and are served in the Main Dining Room and available 24/7 in the Lido Restaurant: non-bottled water, lemonade, unsweetened iced tea, hot chocolate and non-specialty coffee and tea.

The following beverages are available within the CHEERS! program:

  • All spirits, including cocktails, cognacs, whiskies and other spirits, as well as beer and wine (and Champagne) by the glass, with a $50 USD or lower menu price per serving 
  • Zero-Proof frozen cocktails (including smoothies), sodas (including specialty sodas) and 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 and Honest Tea
  • 500ml bottled water and other non-alcoholic bottled beverages served in bars and lounges
  • Large format (1 liter and 1.5-liter) bottles of water in the main dining rooms and specialty restaurants
  • 25 percent discount off the menu price for any spirit, cocktail or wine by the glass, costing above $50 USD per serving
  • 25 percent discount off the menu price for wine and champagne by the bottle and larger format water bottles purchased outside the main dining rooms or specialty restaurants
  • 25 percent discount off beverage seminars and classes

Please note

  • Due to state laws, we cannot sell CHEERS! until the second day of the cruise (starting at 6:00am) for voyages departing from our Texas and New York home ports. 
  • Program only applicable for onboard purchases
  • CHEERS! is not offered on 2 day cruises, charter cruises, on ships sailing from Australia (Carnival Spirit and Carnival Legend) and beverage purchases made at Half Moon Cay and Princess Cays in The Bahamas.

Beverages excluded from the program are:

  • Beverages promoted and sold in souvenir glasses
  • Bottles of liquor
  • Beverages offered at the gangway 
  • Beverages offered through room service, mini bars and/or other in-stateroom beverage programs
  • Sharing cocktails, floaters, pitchers, tubes and buckets 
  • Beverages offered through enomatic wine machines and self-serve beer stations
  • Freshly squeezed orange juice served in the Havana Bar
  • All other beverage-related programs including merchandise, cigars and cigarettes
  • Food items



To view a sample of beverages prices for individual drinks, click here.





CHEERS! Q&A's





The following restrictions apply:

  • Guests must be 21 years or older to purchase and agree not to give to minors. 
  • Each adult assigned to the same stateroom must purchase the program.
  • CHEERS! is non-transferable. To partake in this program, guests must purchase CHEERS! and a sticker will be placed on their Sail & Sign card. Sharing is not permitted.
  • Guests must purchase the program for the entire cruise - this program is not offered on a per day basis.
  • CHEERS! is non-refundable; if the program is purchased prior to the cruise, it is refundable up to 10:00pm ET, the evening prior to the cruise departure.
  • Price adjustments (up or down) implemented on the day of sailing will replace any previously advertised price.
  • Only one drink at a time may be ordered. Sharing is not permitted. Ordering a double shot would be considered ordering two drinks, therefore, you cannot order a double shot.  
  • Program allows for unlimited Zero-Proof beverages but only one beverage at a time may be ordered - sharing is not permitted.
  • There is a 5 minute wait time between ordering drinks.
  • Guests may purchase a round of drinks for themselves and friends. One drink will count towards the CHEERS! program and the remaining drinks will be charged to the guest's Sail and Sign account.
  • Program allows for up to 15 alcoholic drinks per 24 hour period (6:00am-6:00am); once the limit is reached, the guest will not be served ANY additional alcoholic drinks.  
  • Program only applicable for onboard purchases.
  • All bottles and cans will be served opened.
  • Carnival reserves the right to refuse service for any reason.
  • Applicable state and local taxes will be charged to the guest folio when this program is used within US waters. The tax is based on the state's tax structure and the cost of the individual drink purchased (not the daily program rate). For example: if the drink price is $5 and the tax is 10%, the guest's Sail & Sign card will be charged $0.50 for tax. This applies to all US ports (embarkation home ports and ports-of-call).  
  • Due to state laws, we cannot sell CHEERS! until the second day of the cruise (starting at 6:00am) for voyages departing from our Texas and New York home ports. Drinks purchased on the first day of the cruise will be charged to the guest's Sail & Sign card in the usual manner. When purchased on the second day of the cruise, guests are charged for the remaining days only (cruise duration less one day).
  • For those guests who pre-purchase CHEERS!, it will be activated upon boarding the ship (except for ships sailing from Texas and New York). Guests will receive a note in their stateroom advising them to go the bar to receive their sticker which is placed on their Sail & Sign card. In the event guests do not go to their stateroom, once the Sail & Sign card is swiped,  it is flagged and the bartender will provide the sticker. For ships sailing from Texas and New York, CHEERS! will be activated at 6:00am on the second day of the cruise.  
  • Group bookings (consisting of a minimum of 30 adults) can purchase CHEERS! prior to the cruise by contacting Group Event Planning (all adult guests in the group must purchase the program; all minors in the group must purchase Bottomless Bubbles program).
  • For pre-purchase orders, a message card will be placed in guests' staterooms on embarkation day with the following notation: "Please bring your Sail & Sign Card to the Casino Bar to activate this program". A sticker will be placed on the card for the use of the CHEERS! program. In the event guests do not go to their stateroom, once the Sail & Sign card is swiped, it is flagged and the bar staff will provide the sticker.

CHEERS! is not offered on the following:

  • 2-day cruises
  • Charter cruises 
  • Ships sailing from Australia (Carnival Spirit and Carnival Legend)
  • Beverage purchases made at Half Moon Cay and Princess Cays in The Bahamas

 

Cruise Duration

Pre - Purchase Price







$51.95
USD Per Day

On Board Purchase Price







$56.95
USD Per Day

Price Including 15% Gratuity

Price Including 15% Gratuity

3 day

$179.23

$196.48

4 day

$238.97

$261.97

5 day

$298.71

$327.46

6 day

$358.46

$392.96

7 day

$418.20

$458.45

8 day

$477.94

$523.94

9 day

$537.68

$589.43

10 day

$597.43

$654.93

11 day

$657.17

$720.42

12 day

$716.91

$785.91

13 day

$776.65

$851.40

14 day

$836.40

$916.90

15 day

$896.14

$982.39

16 day

$955.88

$1047.88

17 day

$1015.62

$1113.37

 

Sail refreshed with Carnival's Bottomless Bubbles unlimited soda program! Enjoy the ease and convenience of paying one flat price for thirst-quenching fountain soda and juice all cruise long!

Prices* are per day - a 15% gratuity will automatically be added at time of purchase of the program.

  • Child price per day $4.95 USD (17 years of age and younger) 
  • Adult price per day $7.50 USD (18 years of age and older) 

Bottomless Bubbles can be purchased online at www.carnival.com/Funshops or by contacting 'The Fun Shops' Department at 800 522-7648, Monday through Sunday, 8:00am-10:00pm ET. Cut-off for pre-purchase is at 10:00pm ET, the evening prior to the cruise departure. Bottomless Bubbles can also be purchased on board at bar locations.

Currently, we are not able to process the Carnival Gift Card for Fun Shop orders by telephone. If you wish to purchase Bottomless Bubbles with a Carnival Gift Card, you may do so online at www.carnival.com/Funshops.

Upon purchasing Bottomless Bubbles, a sticker will be placed on the guest's Sail & Sign card. In all areas where beverage service is offered, guests may show the Bottomless Bubbles sticker and receive a glass of the carbonated soft drink of their choice. Juices may also be requested. One 16-ounce glass will be served at a time (10-ounce glass for juice) and only to the guest whose name appears on the Sail & Sign card with the Bottomless Bubbles sticker attached.

The following beverages are offered through Bottomless Bubbles (flavors may vary):

  • Soft Drinks/Soda: Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Coca-Cola Zero, Caffeine Free Coke, Sprite, Spite Zero, Orange Fanta, Mr. Pibb, Barqs Root Beer, Tonic Water, Club Soda and Ginger Ale
  • Juices: Orange Juice, Cranberry Juice, Tomato Juice, Pineapple Juice and Grapefruit Juice

Bottomless Bubbles excludes:

  • Non-alcoholic beverages other than soda and juices listed above
  • Beverages promoted and sold in souvenir glasses
  • Bottled water
  • Specialty coffee
  • Beverages offered at gangway while debarking
  • Beverages offered through room service or the interactive TV system (where applicable) or other in-stateroom beverage programs

Please note: The following beverages are included in the price of your cruise and are served in the main dining room and 24/7 in the Lido Restaurant: non-bottled water, lemonade, iced tea, hot chocolate and non-specialty coffee and tea. The following beverages are available through Room Service at no additional charge: juices (orange, tomato, apple or grapefruit), regular or decaffeinated coffee, hot tea, iced tea, hot chocolate, chocolate milk, regular and skim milk.

The following restrictions apply:

  • Only one beverage serving, per sticker, will be served at a time. There is a 5 minute wait between ordering drinks.
  • Soft drink is served by the glass (16 ounces); juice is served by the glass (10 ounces).
  • No sharing is permitted and is non-transferable. Guests or family members who would like to enjoy soft drinks through this program must purchase their own sticker.
  • Program is non-refundable.
  • Program is only applicable for onboard purchases; program cannot be used for beverage purchases at Half Moon Cay, The Bahamas and Princess Cays, The Bahamas.
  • Program is not available for purchase on 2 day cruises.

*Applicable state and local sales taxes will be charged to the guest's folio when this program is used within US waters. The tax is based on the state’s tax structure and the cost of the individual drink purchased (not the daily program rate). For example: if the drink price is $2 and the tax is 10%, the guest’s Sail & Sign card will be charged $0.20 for tax. This applies to all US ports (embarkation home ports and ports-of-call).  

Cruise Duration

17 Years of Age and Younger



$4.95
USD Per Day

18 Years of Age and Older



$7.50
USD Per Day

Price Including 15% Gratuity

Price Including 15% Gratuity

3 day

$17.08

$25.88

4 day

$22.77

$34.50

5 day

$28.46

$43.13

6 day

$34.16

$51.75

7 day

$39.85

$60.38

8 day

$45.54

$69.00

9 day

$51.23

$77.63

10 day

$56.93

$86.25

11 day

$62.62

$94.87

12 day

$68.31

$103.50

13 day

$74.00

$112.12

14 day

$79.70

$120.75

15 day

$85.39

$129.37

16 day

$91.08

$138.00

17 day

$96.77

$146.62

Guests may choose from three different dinner seating options. In addition to Early and Late assigned seating, 'Your Time' open seating is available to accommodate individual guest preferences. By popular request, all dining rooms are smoke-free.

Guests may choose Early dining at 6:00pm (5:30pm for Alaska cruises), Late dining at 8:15pm (7:45pm for Alaska cruises) or 'Your Time' open seating, between 5:45pm and 9:30pm (between 5:15pm and 9:00pm for Alaska cruises).  

At time of booking, guests will be able to confirm their preferred dining choice. If their preference is not available, they may confirm an alternate time and be waitlisted for their preferred choice - there is no guarantee a waitlist will clear. When possible, waitlists will be cleared prior to the sailing and guests will be notified by email. Parties traveling together who are waitlisted together will be cleared on the same dining time.

Cross-referencing bookings does not guarantee parties will be eating together. They must be confirmed on the same dining time to ensure they will be able to eat together.

For those guests who choose Early or Late dining, the assigned dining room and table number will be printed on the Guests' Sail & Sign card which they receive when they check-in on embarkation day.

Dining times are subject to change due to conflict of time with port stays or other scheduled activities. Accurate times are listed in the daily 'Fun Times'.

In addition, guests may opt for casual bistro dining in the Lido Deck Restaurant or dinner in the elegant Steakhouse Restaurants serving fine quality prime steaks and other dishes in an intimate, upscale atmosphere as well as Cucina del Capitano, a casual Italian restaurant. Other dining options offered are The Chef's Table, Bonsai Sushi, and Ji Ji Asian Kitchen. Please note, all these additional dining options do have a nominal fee. To see if your ship features these options, please click here.

Assigned Seating - Early Dining and Late Dining
This dining option offers guests a pre-set dining time for the duration of the cruise as well as the same table assignment each evening in the Main Dining Room. Guests who choose this option will not be able to reserve 'Your Time' open seating once on board.

'Your Time' Open Seating Dining
'Your Time' open seating is offered fleetwide. Guests on 'Your Time' open seating may dine any time in the Main Dining Room between 5:45pm and 9:30pm (between 5:15pm and 9:00pm for Alaska cruises) and are able to request any table size or waiter. Guests are seated on a first come, first served basis depending on party size. Pagers are provided if a modest wait time is required so guests may relax elsewhere on the ship until their table is ready; in most cases, guests are accommodated within 20 minutes. Advance table reservations are not accepted on board. All guests must be present before the party is seated.

Since most tables are configured for parties up to 6 guests and many cannot be moved together to make larger tables, parties greater than 8 guests may need to be accommodated at several tables and the wait can sometimes be more than one hour. We highly suggest that parties of 8 or more guests choose the traditional assigned seating (6:00pm or 8:15pm) to assure sitting together at one table or several tables close together.

Getting to and from Port

Carnival Cruise Line offers ground transportation between select airports and cruise ship terminals. These services are only available on the day of the cruise and immediately after the cruise.

Purchasing transportation can be done through Manage My Booking on carnival.com or by contacting Carnival Reservations up to 2 days prior to the sail date (5 days prior to the sail date for Charleston). You will need to provide your flight information in Online Check-in at the time of purchase. Your flight details are provided to the transportation company to assist in expediting your transportation to the pier. It is your responsibility to update Carnival with any changes to your flight schedule to ensure you are met by the transportation company.

Transfers can be purchased in four easy steps:

      1. Log in to access My Cruise Manager
      2. Under Cruise Checklist, click on Transportation To and From Port
      3. Once on the Transportation page, select Arrival and Departure transfers
      4. Once your transfers are purchased, return to Online Check-in and provide your flight itinerary

For the cost of transportation, flight guidelines (latest airport arrivals and earliest return flights) and additional information about airport transportation services, click here.

Which port are you sailing from?

















Baltimore
Cruise Maryland Terminal at South Locust Point

2001 East McComas Street

Baltimore, MD 21230



1-866-ICRUZMD or 1-866-427-8963



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Website: www.cruise.maryland.gov


Charleston
Port of Charleston

Union Pier Terminal

32 Washington Street

Charleston, South Carolina 29401

Galveston
Port of Galveston Cruise Ship Terminals

2502 Harborside Drive

Galveston, Texas 77550



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Honolulu
Honolulu Pier 2 Passenger Terminal

521 Ala Moana Boulevard

Honolulu, Hawaii 96813



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Jacksonville
Jaxport Cruise Terminal

9810 August Drive

Jacksonville, FL 32226



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Website: www.jaxport.com

Long Beach
Long Beach Cruise Terminal at the Queen Mary

231 Windsor Way

Long Beach, California 90802



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Miami
PortMiami - Cruise Terminal

1015 North America Way

Miami, Florida 33132



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Mobile
Mobile Alabama Cruise Terminal

201 South Water Street

Mobile, AL 36602



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Website: www.shipmobile.com


New Orleans
PORT NOLA - The Port of New Orleans

Erato Street Terminal

1100 Port of New Orleans Place

New Orleans, Louisiana 70130-1733



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Website: www.portno.com


Norfolk
Port of Norfolk

Half Moone Cruise and Celebration Center

One Waterside Drive

Norfolk, Virginia 23510



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New York
New York Manhattan Cruise Terminal

Pier 88/90/92

711 12th Avenue at 55th Street

New York City, New York 10019



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Port Canaveral (Orlando area)
Port Canaveral

A-Side North Cruise Terminals

Charles Rowland Drive

Cape Canaveral, FL 32920



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Website: www.portcanaveral.com


Port Everglades (Fort Lauderdale)
Port Everglades

1850 Eller Drive

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316-4201



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Website: www.portevergaldes.net


San Juan
Port of San Juan

Calle Marina

Paseo Gilberto Concepcion de Gracia

Pier #4

Old San Juan, PR 00901



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Seattle
Smith Cove Cruise Terminal 91

2001 West Garfield Street

Seattle, WA 98119



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Website: www.portseattle.org


Tampa
Port Tampa Bay

815 Channelside Drive

Tampa, Florida 33602



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Website: www.tampaport.com


Vancouver
Canada Place Ship Terminal

West or East Berth

999 Canada Place

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V6C 3C1



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General Questions

All guests must complete their Online Check-in process no later than midnight prior to their sailing date. During online check-in, you will be asked to select an arrival appointment. This is the time that everyone in your stateroom should be at the cruise port terminal.

Please arrive promptly within your Arrival Appointment to reduce your wait time in line.

At check-in, you must present your boarding pass, picture ID, citizenship documents (including any necessary visas) and completed Health Questionnaire.

Guests who are scheduled to arrive at the terminal before 1:30 PM, usually check their bags with a porter so they can be free to enjoy lunch on Lido Deck before access to their stateroom is granted.

Checked baggage service is only available until 2 hours before the ship's published departure time. Guests arriving after this time will be responsible for taking their bags on board.  

Lunch is served on Lido Deck from boarding until the commencement of the safety briefing.    

Final Boarding:  In preparation for departure, all guests must be on board the ship no later than 60 minutes prior to the published sailing time (printed in the cruise documents) or they will not be permitted to sail.

It is customary to extend gratuities (tips) to the shipboard staff for their services. How much to tip is a personal matter and completely up to our guests.

Our recommended guideline to what is appropriate is $12.95 USD per person, per day for guests in standard stateroom accommodations and $13.95 USD per person, per day for guests booked in suites. The majority of the tipping amount goes to employees such as stateroom stewards, assistant stewards, dining room waiters and assistant waiters. A small portion goes to a mix of other personnel who are in guest-facing customer service positions within areas such as culinary and hotel services, along with certain key positions in entertainment and guest services.

Here is the breakdown, per day:
Housekeeping Team: $4.05 ($5.05 for suites)
Dining Team: $6.40
Alternative Services: $2.50

To see the total recommended gratuities for your cruise, click here.

For your information, tipping applies regardless of the dining options selected, such as eating at the casual dining restaurant or open seating dining.

For beverage purchases, an automatic 15% gratuity will be added to the bill and the charges will be applied directly to the guest's Sail & Sign account. An automatic 15% gratuity will be added to the cover charge of the Chef’s Table and the charges will be applied directly to the guest’s Sail & Sign account. Room Service staff may be tipped as service is rendered.

There are two ways of extending gratuities to the shipboard staff :

Automatic Gratuities on Shipboard Account

  • For our guest's convenience, we automatically add the recommended gratuities to the guest's Sail & Sign account toward the end of the cruise. 
  • Guests less than two years of age are not required to extend gratuities.
  • For cruises that begin in Barbados, all gratuities are pre-paid and automatically added during the booking process.
  • Should a guest not be satisfied with the service they receive, they can contact the Guest Services desk while onboard. This will allow us to address their concerns in a timely and appropriate fashion. At the discretion of the guest, they may adjust the gratuities at any time while onboard. Gratuities will be deemed undisputed unless a request to modify is received prior to disembarking the ship.

Prepaid Gratuities

  • Gratuities are pre-arranged and can be added at the time of booking or anytime up to the sail date. If already booked, guests can contact their Travel Professional to add prepaid gratuities; if booked directly with Carnival, contact us at 800 764-7419.
  • All guests on each booking must prepay the gratuities with the exception of children less than two years of age.
  • For cruises that begin in Barbados, all gratuities are pre-paid and automatically added during the booking process.
  • The dollar amount for gratuities will appear in the 'Miscellaneous Charge' field on the confirmation. E-Documents will indicate if gratuities have been prepaid.
  • Should a guest not be satisfied with the service they receive, they can contact the Guest Services desk while onboard. This will allow us to address their concerns in a timely and appropriate fashion. At the discretion of the guest, they may adjust the gratuities at any time while onboard. Gratuities will be deemed undisputed unless a request to modify is received prior to disembarking the ship.



Please note the total gratuities per cruise duration.

To keep you connected while at sea, every one of our ships provides satellite Internet access at our Internet Cafés and through the bow-to-stern ship-wide Wi-Fi network.

What plans are offered?

We have upgraded our communications technology to the latest, state of the art systems and guests now have access to much faster speeds at an affordable price! Our ships feature awesome internet plans.

Social Wi-Fi Plan 
Access the most popular social websites and applications including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Linkedin, Facebook Messenger, Whatsapp, SnapChat and the most popular airline sites. Does not include access to most websites and email. Does not support access to video and music streaming (such as Netflix, Hulu, Spotify, Pandora), iMessage or Skype. Cellular-network-dependent Wi-Fi calling and Facetime services are also not supported. Prices are based on cruise-long plans and are subject to change without prior notice: Pre-Cruise price: $4.00 USD per day | Onboard price: $5.00 USD per day | Onboard price for 24 hour plan: not applicable.  

Value Wi-Fi Plan 
Access popular social websites, email and applications including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Linkedin, Facebook Messenger, Whatsapp, SnapChat and the most popular airline sites as well as news, entertainment (not including streaming sites), sports, weather, banking and finance. Post pictures of your trip and make your friends jealous. Faster speeds than the Social Plan. Does not support Skype or video and music streaming (such as Netflix, Hulu, Spotify, Pandora). Cellular-network-dependent Wi-Fi calling and Facetime services are also not supported. Prices are based on cruise-long plans and are subject to change without prior notice: Pre-Cruise price: $10.25 USD per day | Onboard price: $12.00 USD per day | Onboard price for 24 hour plan: $16.00 USD. 

Premium Wi-Fi Plan 
Our Premium Wi-Fi plan provides you access to all sites under the Social and Value Plans at the fastest possible connection on board (3 times faster than the Value Plan). Our Premium Plan also supports Skype calling where coverage allows. Does not support video and music streaming (such as Netflix, Hulu, Spotify, Pandora). Cellular-network-dependent Wi-Fi calling and Facetime services are also not supported. Prices are based on cruise-long plans and are subject to change without prior notice: Pre-Cruise price: $14.88 USD per day | Onboard price: $17.70 USD per day | Onboard price for 24 hour plan: $25.00 USD. 

Guests can upgrade from one plan to another and can use multiple devices per plan, including their smart phone, laptop or shipboard Internet cafe but only one device can be used at a time.

How to purchase a plan?

Before Your Cruise: We offer guests the opportunity to pre-purchase Internet plans at a discounted rate online via the 'Manage My Booking' tab on carnival.com or send as a gift to family and friends through The Fun Shops. When pre-purchasing online, guests must purchase a plan that covers the entire duration of their cruise. Plans may be pre-purchased online up to 24 hours prior to embarkation day. Daily plans are available for purchase on board**.

On Board Your Cruise: To access Carnival’s shipboard Wi-Fi service, guests simply turn on their device's Wi-Fi feature and access the Wi-Fi settings to receive all necessary instructions on how to purchase the Wi-Fi plans. 


What restrictions are there?

Please note that as our services are carried via satellite; there are a few limitations compared to your home network.

  • Only one device at a time can connect to Wi-Fi.
  • Satellite internet speed may vary depending on location and time of day.
  • Access to certain sites such as mature or violent content is blocked.
  • VPN connections are not supported - discuss your VPN limitations with your company’s IT department if you are planning to work while sailing. We are not able to change your settings onboard.
  • Cut-off for pre-purchase is 24 hours prior to sailing.
  • Pricing for plans purchased pre-cruise vary from plans purchased at time of sailing.
  • No refunds after plan is activated on board.

What are some tips to improve the experience?

  • Once you board, turn Airplane Mode ‘On’ and connect to Carnival Wi-Fi. By using Airplane Mode, you avoid roaming fees charged by your carrier. Airplane Mode is typically found in your phone’s Settings.
  • To benefit from faster speeds, turn off background app data services and updates
  • Discuss VPN limitations with your company’s IT department if you are planning to work while sailing. We are not able to change your settings onboard.
  • Get the most from your cruise Internet time and your trip — make sure you are powered up and prepared before you board the ship with this handy pre-cruise checklist. Here are a few things you want to remember to pack for your cruise:
  • Wi-Fi enabled laptop and mobile devices
  • Power supply for each of the devices you are bringing with you
  • Data cables to transfer pictures
  • Headphones

Which ships offer the Carnival HUB App?
All of our ships are HUB App capable.

Where do the features of the App work?
The features of the App are available while onboard your Carnival ship.

What does the Carnival HUB App do?
The following features are available at the touch of your fingertips, for your entire cruise while on board your Carnival ship.

What's Happening: A day-by-day schedule of hundreds of on-board events, available for the full cruise as soon as you embark! Includes a “favorites” feature that also allows guests to see which events  their sailing companions will attend.

Food & Drinks:
A comprehensive list of delicious dining options and dining-related events, enticing refreshment venues and beverage-related events. Purchase from the app CHEERS! and Bottomless Bubbles beverage programs once on board.

Deck Plans:
Searchable deck plans with key areas highlighted, providing a comprehensive layout of the ship’s various on-board offerings.

Account Balance:
Real-time information on guests’ current Sail & Sign shipboard account balance.

Pixels Photos: On select ships that feature Pixels Digital Photo Gallery, you will be able to view your photos on the app and order digital or print copies.

Onboard Chat Access:
The opportunity to chat with family & friends on board all cruise long from the comfort of your deck chair (this feature is limited to ages 13 years and older; for safety reasons, parents and guardians must give consent within the app for a guests 12 years and younger to activate onboard chat.)

And more...

What is the App name ? How can I download it?
The name of the App is Carnival HUB app. Look for the app on Google Play and iTunes to download. You can also download the App from Carnival's website by clicking here.  

Is the Carnival HUB app free?
The App is free to download and use on board.  For a small additional fee ($5 USD for the voyage) the HUB App offers chat.

Do I need internet access to use the App? Do I  have to pay roaming?
No internet purchase is required. The App works on Airplane Mode, which means guests do not incur roaming fees.
The App works with the ship’s free Wi-Fi.   

How do I login to the Carnival Hub App? Where can I find my folio?
You may log in as soon as you arrive on board your Carnival ship! You’ll need your folio number (found on your sail and sign card) and Date-of-Birth.

Can minors use chat?
Chat Access is limited to ages 13 years and older; for safety reasons, parents and guardians must give consent within the app for a guests 12 years and younger to activate onboard chat.

What devices does the App work on?

  • IOS/Apple iPhone  versions supported: IOS 9.0 and up  - this includes iPods
  • Android/Google versions supported: 4.4 (aka KitKat) and up

Can I use my tablet to run the Carnival Hub App?
Although the App is not optimized for tablets, it will function on both Android and Apple tablets.

Can I make dining reservations using the App? Can I see the dining menus?
Coming soon!