Cheers Beverage Program
Carnival's new flat-rate pricing beverage program.
Currently Available On
(last change 9/19/2013)
The ships listed in bold above are currently charging a lower
Warning: Be sure to read through all of the program details below thoroughly. There have been many program changes throughout the life of this still "trial" 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 August 2013 - Four Five additional ships are now offering the Cheers Program: Carnival Ecstasy, Carnival Elation, Carnival Fantasy, Carnival Paradise and Carnival Triumph.
Update June 2013 - Carnival is now reporting that the "Cheers" Beverage Program is NOT currently available onboard the Carnival Triumph. This is expected to change.
Update May 2013 - There has been a price increase for the Cheers Program on most ships from $42.95 + 15% gratuity per day to $49.95 + 15% gratuity per day.
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. While the non-alcoholic drinks and sodas portion of the program are unlimited, the 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 Restrictions below.
What started as a trial in August on the Carnival Victory now includes numerous additional Carnival ships due to overwhelming popularity and very few reported issues. The program is now on most of Carnival's fleet offering cruises 7 days or longer and is expanding onto additional ships with shorter cruise lengths.
The cost for the "Cheers" Beverage Program now on most ships is $49.95 per person per day, plus a 15% gratuity charge (total of $57.45 per person per day). As of the end of May 2013 the only ships charging the lower price of $42.95 per person per day, plus a 15% percent gratuity charge (total of $49.40 per person per day) are the Carnival Legend and the Carnival Sunshine.
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:
Beverages Excluded From The Program:
How to Sign Up:
Program Cost = $57.45 per day with gratuity for most ships;
$49.40 per day with gratuity for the Carnival Legend and Carnival Sunshine
5 - Martinis ($8.95/per)
6 - Top Shelf Vodka Drinks ($7.50/per)
8 - Domestic Beers ($5.75/per)
6 - Domestic Beers ($5.75/per)
If you will be drinking on average at least one of the samples above or more in a day, this program will save you money.
For additional information on alcohol including offerings, prices and menus: Carnival Alcohol Prices & Information
If you are looking for just the unlimited soda (not including alcohol) program: Carnival's Bottomless Bubbles Unlimited Soda Program
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