Thursday, 11 October 2012

Carnival Cruise Line Tests All Inclusive Drinks Package

Carnival Cruise Line Tests All Inclusive Drinks Package

Carnival Cruise Lies is testing the "All Inclusive" drinks package on FOUR of their ships. Calling it "My Awesome Bar Program" it gets passengers unlimited beverages for about $50 per person, per day. 

Phil: "I think that Carnival has pitched this price correctly at $50 per guest (ave $100 per stateroom) because we had a discussion in Cruise Village HQ and the opinion of who would take this because of the perceived value - was split. Some said yes - it is great value for me, but others simply said that they don't drink that much  and are quite happy to pay as they go."

With 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 on select Carnival Cruise Lines ships.  All wines by the glass, beer and individual cocktails priced $10 and lower are available within the program. Full bottles of wine and champagne, as well as wines by the glass, beers and individual cocktails priced above $10, are available at a 25 percent discount. 

You can sign up for the “My Awesome Bar Program” at the ships atrium and casino bars, as well as a bar within the main pool area.  Please note that for obvious reasons each guest aged 21 years and over in the same stateroom must purchase the beverage package.  

Guests must be 21 years or older to consume alcohol on Carnival ships. The cost for program is $42.95 per person per day, plus  a 15 percent gratuity.

The program is currently being tested on Carnival Spirit , Carnival Breeze , Carnival Splendor and Carnival Victory.

Of the new program, Carnival Cruise Lines senior cruise director John Heald said “I have had so many positive comments about it, both in person from those partaking of it here on the ship and on my Facebook page as well. I have been asked countless times, “When will it be on the ship I am going on?”, and while I have no definite news on the roll-out plan, I imagine that as popular as it is, that we will see it on other ships soon.

OK folks - we will keep you posted, but if you want a fixed bar bill on any of the above Carnival Fun ships, please give the Cruise Village team a call 0800 810 8481 and we will find you a great Carnival Cruise holiday.

This is a cruise news blog entry by Phil.

Phil Nuttall
The Cruise Village

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