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when bringing your one bottle of wine on board, will they take it away if it is 1.5 and not a 750 ml ?It will depend on how lenient of a personality the security checker has and if they realize that the 1 1.5 l wine is actually for 2 people legally able to drink booked in the same cabin.
how do the drink coupons work, cost ? quantity ?The bar tickets can only be pre-purchased & only through the Bon Voyage dept. (online or by calling) in sheets of 4 for $23. Though sometimes if you book throug ha TA or have been a past casino players club guest these tickets maybe given freely as a booking bonus.
does carnival have wine packages to purchase ?Yes they do, you can choose to pre-purchase these through the BV dept or you can wait until embarkation day to purchase the wine package. Choices of wines varieties and number of bottles offered will depend on the length or the cruise and the particular ship. This can save $25 off of the low end 3 bottle package to $70 off of the 5 bottle high end package. If purchased you will be given tickets to correspond to the # of bottles in the package as well as a wine list with your choices for the pre-paid bottles, in general these must be redeemed in the MDR.
can you put a luggage tag on a case of water and give to porter or only bring your 12 in carryon ?No you must carry these beverages on yourself. This does not mean that you need to hand carry the case of soda/water/juice or your bottle of wine it just means that you must transport these items on to the ship personally. You can pack you whole party's carry-on beverage allotment on to a small luggage cart or in a single wheeled carry-on bag.
any tips in general for passengers going on the paradise ? shower curtains or shower door ?Sorry I have not sailed this particular ship so no specific advice on the Paradise. As for the door/ curtain question in general if your bathroom will be a shower only (no tub) it will have a curtain in front of it 3 walled sides. I have heard (but not experienced on Carnival) that certain suites that offer both the whirlpool tubs and shower may have a sliding shower door.
is there breakfast and lunch in the dining room or only buffet ?Depends on what day of the cruise.
Debarkation day the buffet will be open for breakfast with the MDR possibly being open for breakfast. The crew will have you off the ship prior to lunch time at most home ports.
when bringing your one bottle of wine on board, will they take it away if it is 1.5 and not a 750 ml ? how do the drink coupons work, cost ? quantity ? does carnival have wine packages to purchase ? can you put a luggage tag on a case of water and give to porter or only bring your 12 in carryon ? any tips in general for passengers going on the paradise ? shower curtains or shower door ? how $ is drink of the day ? is there breakfast and lunch in the dining room or only buffet ? thanks for repliesAnswers to your questions: