Warning: Be sure to read through all of the program details below thoroughly. There have been many program changes throughout the life of the Cheer's Beverage Program. Carnival is continually changing/tweaking the program, so check back here for all the latest details and information.
Most Recent Major Program Changes Update October 2014 - The Cheer's Beverage program is now (back to) $49.95 per person / day on ALL sailings. Full details can be found below, including updated "Is It Worth It?" samples. Update August 2014 - The Cheer's Beverage program is now price dependant on your cruise length. Full details and new pricing can be found below, including updated "Is It Worth It?" samples.
The "Cheers" Beverage Program (previously named the My Awesome Bar Program!) is flat-rate daily pricing for alcoholic drinks, non-alcoholic frozen drinks, wine by the glass and soda. The non-alcoholic drinks and sodas portion of the program are unlimited and do
NOT count towards the program limit of 15 in a "day". Alcoholic drinks covered by the program are limited to 15 in a "day". The program "day" is a 24 hour period starting at 6:00AM and ending at 6:00AM the following day. See
What started as just a trial in August 2012 on the Carnival Victory has greatly expanded due to overwhelming popularity and very few reported issues. The program is now available throughout Carnival's entire fleet; exceptions being: cruises sailing from Australia, 2-Day cruises and charter cruises.
The cost for the "Cheers" Beverage Program is now back to $49.95 per person / day, plus a 15% gratuity added on at the time of purchase (total of $57.45 per person / day).
The program must be purchased on the embarkation day or the next day and for the remainder of the cruise. Beverages, including beers, cocktails, wines by the glass, and non-alcoholic frozen drinks all must have a $10.00 or lower menu price to qualify for inclusion in the program. For drinks with a menu price over
$10.00 a 25% discount is offered, this includes wine and champagne by the bottle. Unlimited sodas are also included in the program. Bottled water is offered at a 25% discount. See complete details below.
Beverages Included In The Program:
All spirits (including cocktails), as well as beer and wine by the glass with a $10.00 or lower menu price (excluding gratuity).
Sodas and non-alcoholic frozen cocktails.
25% discount off the menu price for bottled water
25% discount off the menu price for spirits or wine above $10.00 per drink.
25% discount off the menu price wine and champagne by the bottle.
Beverages Excluded From The Program:
Non-alcoholic beverages other than soda and non-alcoholic frozen cocktails.
Beverages promoted and sold in souvenir glasses.
Bottles of liquor.
Bottled water (offered at a 25% discount).
Beverages offered at gangway while debarking.
Beverages offered through room service as well as mini bars and/or other in-stateroom beverage programs.
The sharing of cocktails and floaters.
Buckets of beer, pitchers of beer, and beer tubes.
Wine and champagne by the bottle (offered at a 25% discount).
All spirits or wine above $10.00 per drink (offered at a 25% discount).
Beverages offered through enomatic wine machines.
Coffee beverages and food items.
All other beverage-related programs including cookbooks and bar books, beverage seminars and classes, as well as cigars.
Must be 21 or older to purchase and agree not to give to minors.
Each adult (21 and over) assigned to the same stateroom must purchase the program. (see Note 1 below)
Guests must purchase the program for the entire cruise. The Cheers Program is not offered on a per day basis.
Only one drink at a time may be ordered. No sharing is permitted.
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.
There is a 5 minute wait time between ordering drinks for yourself.
Program allows for up to 15 alcoholic drinks per 24 hour period (6AM-6AM); once the limit is reached, the guest will not be served any additional alcoholic drinks. (see Note 4 below)
Applicable state and local taxes will be charged to the guest folio when this program is used in US waters. (see Note 3 below)
For ships sailing from Texas, due to state laws, the Cheers Program cannot be purchased on embarkation day but will be available for purchase on the 2nd day of the cruise.
For ships sailing from New York, due to state laws, the Cheers Program cannot be purchased until reaching international waters.
Program allows for unlimited soda and non-alcoholic frozen cocktails.
Carnival reserves the right to refuse service for any reason.
Program is non-refundable.
How to Sign Up:
On embarkation day or the next day: You can sign up at the Atrium Bar, Casino Bar or at the main pool area on the Lido Deck.
1) There are absolutely NO EXCEPTIONS to the rule that everyone in the same cabin (21 years of age or older) most purchase the program. If they allowed one exception it would open the door to everything.
2) You still must sign all of your drink slips after getting a drink, just like you would if you weren't on the Cheers program.
3) You will not be charged tax when purchasing the Cheers Beverage Program, regardless of where/when you purchase it. However, applicable state and local taxes for individiual drinks 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). Your receipt, which would normally say $0.00, will also reflect this $0.50 charge for the tax.
4) Once you hit the program daily limit of 15 alcoholic drinks some cruisers have reported they were still able to purchase drinks at full price, others were not (seems to vary by ship & bartender). Again, Carnival reserves the right to refuse service for any reason.
5) If you order a double it will count as 2 drinks against your program daily limit of 15 alcoholic drinks.
6) The Cheers Program is NOT available on:
a) 2-Day Cruises
b) Charter Cruises
c) Cruises sailing from Australia
d) Port calls in Half Moon Cay, The Bahamas and Little Stirrup Cay, The Bahamas. Keep in mind you can still use the full Cheer's Beverage Program while you are on the ship when docked in these ports.
"Is The Cheers Beverage Program Worth It?" ...the question many are asking.
Program Cost = $49.95 per person / day, plus a 15% gratuity for a total of $57.45 per person / day for ALL sailings.
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