- Limit luggage to one bag per person for cruises of 3-5 days, and two bags per person for cruises of 6 days or longer.
- Each bag (checked and carry-on) should not weigh more than 50 pounds.
- Bags must not exceed 16 inches high by 24 inches wide.
- Luggage should be unlocked for security screening purposes.
- Carry-on important documents, valuables, medications, and items needing special handling.
- Recommended items include collapsible daypack, sunglasses, rain jacket or poncho, sunscreen, books, camera, phone chargers, etc.
- Checked baggage service available until 2 hours before sailing time.
What Not to Pack
- Prohibited items on board include weapons, candles, irons, alcohol, and dangerous goods.
- Security safety scanning of all luggage is conducted, and prohibited items will be removed and disposed of.
- Daytime Attire: Casual attire is recommended, including shorts, tees, dresses, swimsuits, etc.
- Evening Attire: "Cruise Casual" dress code includes slacks, khakis, summer dresses, and no flip-flops. "Cruise Elegant" dress code includes more formal wear for special evenings.
- Clothing and accessories should be respectful and free of offensive, inappropriate, or hateful content.
Holidays/Events, Carnival Journeys
- Special outfits may be needed for specific events like Ugly Sweater Contest or '80s themed parties.
- Carnival provides Wi-Fi access through various plans, including Social Wi-Fi, Value Wi-Fi, and Premium Wi-Fi.
- Plans can be pre-purchased online before embarkation or purchased on board.
- Restrictions include limitations on the number of devices connected, variable internet speed, and blocked access to certain content.
- Publicly accessible computers with internet browsers are available 24/7, but specific software cannot be installed.
Carnival Cruise Line is dedicated to providing a fun and memorable experience for all guests, including those with disabilities. They offer various facilities and services to ensure a relaxing and enjoyable cruise for guests with mobility limitations. Here are some key points regarding their disabled facilities and services:
- Ships have been modified to be more accessible.
- Accessible elevators with tactile controls and audible signals are available.
- Accessible routes are available throughout most areas of the ship.
- Dining venues have accessible tables, and 24-hour room service is provided.
- Some ships have pool lifts with a 300-pound weight limit.
- Specially designed staterooms are available for guests with mobility limitations.
- There are four classifications of staterooms: Fully Accessible Cabins (FAC), Fully Accessible Cabins – Single Side Approach (FAC-SSA), Ambulatory Accessible Cabins (AAC), and Standard Cabins.
- Guests must acknowledge the need for accessible staterooms through a Mobility Questionnaire.
- Those booking accessible staterooms must genuinely require the accessibility features.
Personal Mobility Devices (Wheelchairs/Scooters/Segways)
- Guests are encouraged to inform the cruise line if they are traveling with mobility devices at the time of booking.
- Only mobility devices operated with specific types of batteries are allowed on board.
- Devices must fit through a 22" wide entry doorway and be safely stored in the stateroom.
- Scooters larger than 21" wide or multiple scooters require fully accessible staterooms.
- Guests are encouraged to bring their own mobility devices or rent from preferred vendor Scootaround.
- Scootaround can deliver rented equipment on board Carnival ships in North America.
- A hydraulic lift transfer is available for guests with mobility limitations from the airport to the cruise port.
- The service must be requested in advance, and there is no additional cost for the lift.
- Each terminal has a limited supply of wheelchairs for boarding and disembarkation.
- Wheelchair assistance is provided on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Water shuttles may be required to transport guests between the ship and shore.
- Boarding water shuttles depends on various factors, including weather conditions.
- Captain makes the final determination regarding boarding water shuttles for safety reasons.
Overall, Carnival Cruise Line strives to provide a safe and accommodating environment for guests with disabilities, and they continue to make improvements to enhance the guest experience.
Alcohol Policy and Drinks Packages
Drinking Alcohol On Board
- The minimum age for purchasing and consuming alcoholic beverages in bars, lounges, and gift shops is 21 years.
- Carnival may request ID for alcohol purchases and can refuse sales to anyone.
- Guests are limited to a maximum of 15 alcoholic beverages per person per day while on board.
Bringing Liquor and Beverages On Board - Embarkation
- Guests cannot bring water, sodas, or non-alcoholic beverages in glass or plastic bottles.
- On embarkation day, a small quantity of non-alcoholic beverages (cans or cartons) can be brought on board in carry-on luggage. This includes a maximum of 12 sealed, unopened cans/cartons of 12 ounces each or less per person.
- Guests (21 years and older) can bring one 750 ml bottle of sealed/unopened wine or champagne per person in their carry-on luggage on embarkation day only.
- All other alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited in carry-on and checked luggage, and any such items will be confiscated and discarded without compensation.
- Guests on back-to-back cruises can bring the same quantity of alcohol per cruise.
- If guests wish to consume their wine or champagne in the main dining room, specialty restaurant, or bar, a $15.00 USD corkage fee per 750 ml bottle will be charged.
- Guests can purchase bottled water before the cruise for delivery to their stateroom on embarkation day or purchase it on board through room service.
- Purchased bottled water is non-refundable, and guests may take unopened bottles home.
- Distilled water is available for purchase pre-cruise or on board.
- Guests may also bring their own distilled water with their CPAP machine.
- Large coolers are prohibited due to security and boarding processes.
- Personal-sized coolers (no larger than 12” x 12” x 12”) are allowed as carry-on luggage for non-alcoholic beverages and medications.
Purchasing Liquor During the Cruise
- Liquor purchased on board and taken home may be subject to Customs duty and must be declared on the Customs declaration form.
- Smoking is limited to specific exterior deck areas and the casino when seated and playing.
- All staterooms, including outside balconies, are non-smoking.
- Marijuana use is prohibited onboard, regardless of state or local laws.
- Violating the smoking policy may result in a $500 charge per violation and possible disembarkation.
- Carnival follows U.S. federal law, and the minimum age to purchase tobacco products is 21 for U.S.-based itineraries/ships.
- Carnival's chefs are trained to prepare food options for various diets, including vegetarian, gluten-free, kosher, Indian vegetarian, and food low in carbs, fat, sugar, or cholesterol.
- Carnival's medical centers meet or exceed industry standards.
- Medical staffing varies based on the ship's size, with physicians and nurses on board.
- Shipboard medical facilities provide reasonable emergency care, and patients may be referred to shore-side facilities in extreme cases.
- The ship's physician makes decisions about medical emergencies and potential air evacuation or emergency disembarkation if required.
Please note that these policies may be subject to change, so it is always advisable to check with Carnival Cruise Line for the most up-to-date information before your cruise.