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I am debating which route to go for drinking. I will be on breeze so I can use Bon voyage, get a drink package, or just buy it on board like normal. I usually stick to one or two liquors, but on cruises I like to mix it up a little, and that's why I'm leaning toward the drink package.

 

Has anyone used the drink package on carnival?

 

If so how was your experience?

 

What does it include, besides alcohol?

 

How do they know you have the package?

 

How do the waiters/servers respond to this? Did you get served more? Less?

 

Does this work everywhere on the ship, or just in special areas?

 

Thanks for the help and happy sailing!!!

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I just read on another board of a man just back and used the package. He had said there was a 15 drink limit and a 5 minute wait between drinks.

 

I had read on various posts as well they put some kind of sticker on your S&S card so they know you have it. Everyone in your cabin has to buy it that is over the age of 21 and they must all be present at the time of getting the sticker/package.

 

My AWESOME BAR PROGRAM!

Important Note: This is on a trial basis only, presently on the Carnival Victory, Carnival Splendor and the Carnival Breeze.

Under the MY AWESOME BAR PROGRAM!, guests can enjoy a wide variety of wine, beer and spirits, along with sodas and non-alcoholic frozen cocktails throughout the voyage at one convenient, flat rate. The cost for this program is $42.95 per person, per day, plus a 15% gratuity.

Guests can sign up for MY AWESOME BAR PROGRAM! at the Atrium Bar, Casino Bar or the bar at the main pool area.

What’s Included

Here are the awesome details (yep, that means ‘program guidelines’) about MY AWESOME BAR PROGRAM!

· With the purchase of this program, you will enjoy the ease and convenience of paying one flat price for your spirited beverages (yep, that’s with alcohol) all cruise long! At only $42.95 per day, this card is an amazing value! (prices are per day; gratuities not included).

· Simply use your newly-stickered Sail & Sign Card and you’re ready to enjoy!

 

The following restrictions apply:

· Guests must purchase the program for the entire cruise - this program is not offered on a per day basis.

· Guests must be 21 years or older to consume alcohol on Carnival ships.

· Each adult (21 years or older) assigned to the same stateroom must purchase the program.

· Only one drink at a time may be ordered. No sharing is permitted.

· Applicable state and local taxes will be charged to the guest folio when this program is used within US waters.

· Carnival reserves the right to refuse service for any reason.

· Program is non-refundable.

 

Beverages included in the program are:

· All spirits (including our classic cocktails), as well as beer and wine by the glass with a $10.00 or lower menu price.

· Sodas and non-alcoholic frozen cocktails

· 25% discount off the menu price for any spirits, beer or wine above $10.00 per drink.

· 25% discount off the menu price for wine and champagne by the bottle.

 

Beverages excluded from the program are:

· Non-alcoholic beverages other than soda and non-alcoholic frozen cocktails.

· Beverages promoted and sold in souvenir glasses.

· Bottles of liquor

· Bottled water

· Beverages offered at gangway while debarking

· Beverages offered through room service as well as mini bars and/or other in-stateroom beverage programs.

· Sharing cocktails, floaters, pitchers, tubes and buckets.

· Wine and champagne by the bottled (offered at 25% discount)

· All spirits, beer or wine above $10.00 per drink (offered at a 25% discount).

· Beverages offered through enomatic machines.

· Coffee beverages and food items.

· All other beverage-related programs including cookbooks and bar books, beverage seminars and classes, as well as cigars.

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Uh..oh...it's on the Breeze now? I might have to try it out.

It started being tested on the Victory, then it went to the Splendor, the Spirit and the Breeze. Once the Spirit relocated down under, it was stopped, but it still remains on the other 3 ships.

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Was on the Victory B2B in Sept. and did the Awesome bar program both weeks.

 

Has anyone used the drink package on carnival? Yes

If so how was your experience? It was great

What does it include, besides alcohol? Non-alcohol forzen cocktails and Soda. When you get a soda you get a full can with a glasss of ice.

 

How do they know you have the package? A small gold sticker with a picture of a cocktail glass on it, is placed on your sail and sign card. When the server swipes your card the receipt reads $0.00 Awesome Bar.

How do the waiters/servers respond to this? Did you get served more? Less? No issues using it. I did not see any differences on service.

Does this work everywhere on the ship, or just in special areas? Worked in every bar, I tried them all :D.

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I think there is also a 15 drink per day limit, and you have to go to the bar to get your drink no ordering from a bar waiter.

 

I decided for me it wouldn't be worth it because I usually have the "On Us" card from the Casino by day 2, so all my drinks when the casino is open are free anyway.

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We will definitely be using this option when we sail the Breeze in 30 days!! Our bar bill for the last 2 cruises was over $900...so the $43.00 pp, per day will be a savings. I'm so excited they are offering it!! Happy dance!! :D:D

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How often can u order drinks? So theoretically a group of 6 travelling in 2 cabins could share by purchasing the drink program for one cabin and not the other, and by the 3 people who have it ordering 3 drinks, wait 10 minutes and order 3 more? Or just share the 3 drinks amongst the 6 people.

 

In the MDR can u use it to order drinks?

 

What about shots? Can it be used for shots?

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I just read on another board of a man just back and used the package. He had said there was a 15 drink limit and a 5 minute wait between drinks.

 

I had read on various posts as well they put some kind of sticker on your S&S card so they know you have it. Everyone in your cabin has to buy it that is over the age of 21 and they must all be present at the time of getting the sticker/package.

 

My AWESOME BAR PROGRAM!

Important Note: This is on a trial basis only, presently on the Carnival Victory, Carnival Splendor and the Carnival Breeze.

Under the MY AWESOME BAR PROGRAM!, guests can enjoy a wide variety of wine, beer and spirits, along with sodas and non-alcoholic frozen cocktails throughout the voyage at one convenient, flat rate. The cost for this program is $42.95 per person, per day, plus a 15% gratuity.

Guests can sign up for MY AWESOME BAR PROGRAM! at the Atrium Bar, Casino Bar or the bar at the main pool area.

What’s Included

Here are the awesome details (yep, that means ‘program guidelines’) about MY AWESOME BAR PROGRAM!

· With the purchase of this program, you will enjoy the ease and convenience of paying one flat price for your spirited beverages (yep, that’s with alcohol) all cruise long! At only $42.95 per day, this card is an amazing value! (prices are per day; gratuities not included).

· Simply use your newly-stickered Sail & Sign Card and you’re ready to enjoy!

 

The following restrictions apply:

· Guests must purchase the program for the entire cruise - this program is not offered on a per day basis.

· Guests must be 21 years or older to consume alcohol on Carnival ships.

· Each adult (21 years or older) assigned to the same stateroom must purchase the program.

· Only one drink at a time may be ordered. No sharing is permitted.

· Applicable state and local taxes will be charged to the guest folio when this program is used within US waters.

· Carnival reserves the right to refuse service for any reason.

· Program is non-refundable.

 

Beverages included in the program are:

· All spirits (including our classic cocktails), as well as beer and wine by the glass with a $10.00 or lower menu price.

· Sodas and non-alcoholic frozen cocktails

· 25% discount off the menu price for any spirits, beer or wine above $10.00 per drink.

· 25% discount off the menu price for wine and champagne by the bottle.

 

Beverages excluded from the program are:

· Non-alcoholic beverages other than soda and non-alcoholic frozen cocktails.

· Beverages promoted and sold in souvenir glasses.

· Bottles of liquor

· Bottled water

· Beverages offered at gangway while debarking

· Beverages offered through room service as well as mini bars and/or other in-stateroom beverage programs.

· Sharing cocktails, floaters, pitchers, tubes and buckets.

· Wine and champagne by the bottled (offered at 25% discount)

· All spirits, beer or wine above $10.00 per drink (offered at a 25% discount).

· Beverages offered through enomatic machines.

· Coffee beverages and food items.

· All other beverage-related programs including cookbooks and bar books, beverage seminars and classes, as well as cigars.

 

This should answer any of your questions!! You won't be able to share it. :cool:

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I think there is also a 15 drink per day limit, and you have to go to the bar to get your drink no ordering from a bar waiter.

 

I decided for me it wouldn't be worth it because I usually have the "On Us" card from the Casino by day 2, so all my drinks when the casino is open are free anyway.

 

Is that right? You have to go to a bar counter? You can't order from a waiter on deck or roaming around? Yikes, that is about a deal breaker, here......

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I don't know if it's true or not. But to me, it doesn't matter. If I have to walk 4 feet to save myself $300, no biggie. That will only matter, really, when I'm on Lido. I'd think for the dining room, bars, etc...it wouldn't matter.

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How often can u order drinks? So theoretically a group of 6 travelling in 2 cabins could share by purchasing the drink program for one cabin and not the other, and by the 3 people who have it ordering 3 drinks, wait 10 minutes and order 3 more? Or just share the 3 drinks amongst the 6 people..

 

In the MDR can u use it to order drinks?

 

What about shots? Can it be used for shots?

 

REALLY??? SHEESH...... :eek:

Good Heavens..............

Your mama must be soooo proud

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From what I've read, shots are covered. Basically any drink that is $10 or less from the menu.

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How often can u order drinks? So theoretically a group of 6 travelling in 2 cabins could share by purchasing the drink program for one cabin and not the other, and by the 3 people who have it ordering 3 drinks, wait 10 minutes and order 3 more? Or just share the 3 drinks amongst the 6 people.

 

 

Theoretically, they'd be caught sharing and be refused any more drinks under the program and lose whatever remains of what they paid for the program. Theoretically, of course.

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I have posted this question on another drink program post but haven't really gotten an answer.

Since it says non-alcoholic beverages other than soda and frozen drinks are not included do you thing the Clamato/tomato juice my husband orders with his beer would not be covered?

In the midwest this is known as 'Red Beer' and he would be happy to order it that way....just all the other cruises we have been on no one has heard of it and he ends up ordering a beer with a small glass of juice on the side....if he has to pay extra for each glass of juice that would defeat the purchase of the plan for him......

What does anyone think?

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I'm pretty sure that would be included...it's juice. Since all alcohol and soda is covered, I'm thinking that would be as well.

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I decided for me it wouldn't be worth it because I usually have the "On Us" card from the Casino by day 2, so all my drinks when the casino is open are free anyway.

If you're in the casino and racking up enough credits by day 2 to get the "On us" card, the drinks are really being paid for by your casino donations.

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From what I've read, shots are covered. Basically any drink that is $10 or less from the menu.

No....I wish it were though....when reading the fine print, floaters are excluded from the program. If you get a frozen drink for 7.25, you can get a floater of rum or tequila for an extra 2.00, so the 9.25 is less than 10.00, but not included in the program. Makes no sense to me because even with the floater, the drink has less alcohol than any of the various alcoholic iced tea varieties available on the ship.

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I have posted this question on another drink program post but haven't really gotten an answer.

Since it says non-alcoholic beverages other than soda and frozen drinks are not included do you thing the Clamato/tomato juice my husband orders with his beer would not be covered?

In the midwest this is known as 'Red Beer' and he would be happy to order it that way....just all the other cruises we have been on no one has heard of it and he ends up ordering a beer with a small glass of juice on the side....if he has to pay extra for each glass of juice that would defeat the purchase of the plan for him......

What does anyone think?

If you order a bloody mary, it's vodka with tomato juice and included in the program, so it should be OK, but since everything is usually black and white and this drink is a shade of gray ( not one of the 50 ones) your guess is as good as mine as to whether the "red beer" would be covered or not.

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No....I wish it were though....when reading the fine print, floaters are excluded from the program. If you get a frozen drink for 7.25, you can get a floater of rum or tequila for an extra 2.00, so the 9.25 is less than 10.00, but not included in the program. Makes no sense to me because even with the floater, the drink has less alcohol than any of the various alcoholic iced tea varieties available on the ship.

 

What is a floater?? A shot, of like vodka or jameson's would be covered and is way more than $2.00...more like $6.00 from what I remember.

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Will be trying it in a couple weeks on the Splendor but I can say Carnival (IMO) is making this way to complicated with inclusions and exclusions.

 

Had a Drink package in March on my Celebrity Cruise it included all drinks up to you price limit, Speciality Coffees, juice, water at the bars and at gangway There was no limit (as they don't limit you if you don't have a package) most people won't get close to 15 drinks a day. (As is always the reserve the right to refuse service if you are noticeably impared and causing problems) But with a day limit you have to know when they consider the start and stop of a day...The only limitations on Celebrity was it did not apply to drinks ordered in your room or from the mini bars.

 

I like the idea that the cruise lines are offering an "all inclusive" option hopefully during there pilot they find the simple approach that Celebrity is doing offers less confusion both on the wait staff and passengers.

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What is a floater?? A shot, of like vodka or jameson's would be covered and is way more than $2.00...more like $6.00 from what I remember.

Floater's are only available at the Red Frog Rum Bar and the Blue Iguana Tequila Bar. At the rum bar, you can get a Captain Morgan Spiced Rum, a Gosling's Dark Rum, a Cruzan Coconut Rum or a Bacardi Razz rum added as a floater to your frozen rum drink. At the tequila bar, the floaters are tequila and they are the same 2.00 to be "floated" on top of your frozen drink.

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Will be trying it in a couple weeks on the Splendor but I can say Carnival (IMO) is making this way to complicated with inclusions and exclusions.

 

Had a Drink package in March on my Celebrity Cruise it included all drinks up to you price limit, Speciality Coffees, juice, water at the bars and at gangway There was no limit (as they don't limit you if you don't have a package) most people won't get close to 15 drinks a day. (As is always the reserve the right to refuse service if you are noticeably impared and causing problems) But with a day limit you have to know when they consider the start and stop of a day...The only limitations on Celebrity was it did not apply to drinks ordered in your room or from the mini bars.

 

I like the idea that the cruise lines are offering an "all inclusive" option hopefully during there pilot they find the simple approach that Celebrity is doing offers less confusion both on the wait staff and passengers.

 

Can you try ordering a 'Red Beer' for me and see if you get it!! :)

 

I agree they really make this all much more confusing than it needs to be!!!!

Have a wonderful cruise!!!

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Floater's are only available at the Red Frog Rum Bar and the Blue Iguana Tequila Bar. At the rum bar, you can get a Captain Morgan Spiced Rum, a Gosling's Dark Rum, a Cruzan Coconut Rum or a Bacardi Razz rum added as a floater to your frozen rum drink. At the tequila bar, the floaters are tequila and they are the same 2.00 to be "floated" on top of your frozen drink.

 

Well, couldn't you just order a shot then? :)

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We will be on the 8 day Splendor in May. If I decide on DAY TWO to purchase the drink package, can I still? They will only charge me for 7 days?

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