- Limit luggage to one bag per person on 3-5 day cruises and two bags per person on 6-day or longer cruises.
- Checked and carry-on bags should not exceed 50 pounds and must not exceed 16 inches high by 24 inches wide.
- All luggage should be unlocked for security screening; oversized and locked luggage may cause delivery delays.
- Personal carry-on items include boarding documentation, valuables, medications, and personal toiletries.
- Recommended items to pack for a Carnival cruise: collapsible daypack, sunglasses, rain jacket or poncho, sunscreen, insect repellent, translation and guide books, books and magazines, binoculars, phone chargers, and camera.
- Checked baggage service is available until 2 hours before the ship's sailing time; guests arriving later must take their own bags on board.
What Not to Pack
- Prohibited items on board Carnival cruises: weapons, candles, irons, alcohol, and other dangerous goods.
- Security safety scanning is conducted on all luggage; prohibited items will be removed and disposed of without compensation.
Daytime Attire: Casual dress is recommended, including tees, polos, blouses, khakis, jeans, summer dresses, light sweaters or jackets, workout gear, bathing suits, cover-ups, scarves, gloves, and comfortable rubber-soled shoes.
Evening Attire - "Cruise Casual" Dress Code: Men can wear sports slacks, khakis, jeans, long dress shorts, and collared polo shirts. Women can wear summer dresses, casual skirts, pants, capris, dress shorts, jeans, blouses, and tops. Certain items like cut-off jeans, sleeveless shirts, tee-shirts, gym or basketball shorts, baseball hats, flip-flops, and bathing suits are not permitted.
Evening Attire - "Cruise Elegant" Dress Code (formal evenings): Dress slacks, dress shirts, and sport coats are suggested for men; suits, ties, or tuxedos are also appropriate. Women can wear cocktail dresses, pantsuits, elegant skirts, blouses, or evening gowns. Not permitted are jeans, sleeveless shirts, shorts, tee-shirts, sportswear, baseball hats, flip-flops, and bathing suits.
Note: All guests should wear clothing and accessories that are respectful to others, avoiding offensive, inappropriate, or hateful messages.
Holidays/Events, Carnival Journeys
- Guests can dress up for special events like the December "Ugly Sweater Contest" and "Frightfully Fun" Halloween cruises.
- Carnival Journeys cruises feature "Throwback Sea Day" to relive the '80s, and on longer cruises, the '80s Rock-N-Glow Deck Party allows guests to embrace the '80s vibe.
Social Wi-Fi Plan:
- Access to popular social websites and apps (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.).
- Excludes access to most websites, email, video and music streaming services, iMessage, Skype, Wi-Fi calling, and FaceTime.
- Pricing: Pre-cruise starting at $8.50 USD per day, onboard $10.00 USD per day (no 24-hour plan available).
Value Wi-Fi Plan:
- Access to popular social websites, email, and applications, along with news, entertainment (excluding streaming sites), sports, weather, banking, and finance.
- No support for Skype, video and music streaming, Wi-Fi calling, and FaceTime.
- Pricing: Pre-cruise starting at $11.05 USD per day, onboard $13.00 USD per day, 24-hour plan $17.00 USD.
Premium Wi-Fi Plan:
- The fastest connection, including all sites under Social and Value plans, supports Zoom, Skype, and Team video calling where coverage allows.
- There is no support for video and music streaming (except Netflix via personal account), Wi-Fi calling, and FaceTime.
- Pricing: Pre-cruise starting at $13.60 USD per day, onboard $17.00 USD per day, 24-hour plan $25.00 USD.
- Guests can upgrade between plans and use multiple devices within a plan, but only one device can be used at a time.
How to Purchase a Plan:
- Pre-cruise: Purchase discounted plans online via 'Manage My Booking' on carnival.com or gift to family/friends through The Fun Shops™.
- Onboard: Turn on the device's Wi-Fi feature and access Wi-Fi settings to purchase plans.
- Only one device can connect to Wi-Fi at a time.
- Satellite internet speed may vary by location and time of day.
- Access to certain sites, like mature or violent content, is blocked.
- VPN connections are not supported; consult company IT for work-related VPN limitations.
- Pricing varies for pre-cruise and onboard plan purchases.
- No refunds after plan activation onboard.
Tips to Improve Wi-Fi Experience:
- Turn on airplane mode and connect to Carnival Wi-Fi to avoid roaming fees from carriers.
- Turn off background app data services and updates for faster speeds.
- Pack necessary items, including Wi-Fi-enabled devices, power supplies, data cables, and headphones.
- Microsoft Windows-based public computers with internet browsers available 24/7.
- Use with an existing internet plan, no specific software installation allowed, and free printing offered.
Facilities and Services for Guests with Disabilities
- Dedicated to offering a fun and memorable cruise experience for all guests.
- Trained crew members provide attentive service, and ships have accessible features.
- Working on additional modifications to enhance guest experience periodically.
- Ships have accessible elevators at each bank, with tactile controls and audible signals.
- Accessible routes are available throughout the ship with posted signs.
- Accessible tables in dining venues and various dining options on the Lido Deck.
- Pool lifts are available on specific ships with a 300-pound weight limit.
- Specially designed staterooms for guests with mobility limitations.
- There are four classifications: Fully Accessible Cabins, Fully Accessible Cabins – Single Side Approach, Ambulatory Accessible Cabins, and Standard Cabins.
- Guests must complete a Mobility Questionnaire or notify Carnival if they require accessibility features.
Personal Mobility Devices (Wheelchairs/Scooters/Segways):
- Guests must inform Carnival in advance if traveling with mobility devices.
- Specific battery types are allowed on board; batteries must be charged in a stateroom.
- Scooters must fit in a 22" wide doorway for a standard stateroom; larger scooters need a fully accessible stateroom.
- Guests must drive at a safe speed and navigate thresholds and gangways carefully.
- Mobility devices cannot be left unattended in public areas.
- Guests are encouraged to bring their own mobility devices or rent from their preferred vendor, Scootaround.
- Scooters are recommended to fold or disassemble for easy stateroom storage.
- Hydraulic lift transfer is available for guests with mobility limitations.
- Must be requested in advance with a maximum weight limit of 500 pounds (226 kg).
- Limited supply of wheelchairs at terminals for boarding and debarkation assistance.
- Water shuttles at certain ports of call may require transfer from ship to shore.
- Boarding water shuttles are subject to safety and weather conditions.
- Captain's final determination on whether guests may board water shuttles.
- Crew prohibited from carrying individuals on or off water shuttles for safety reasons.
Alcohol Policy and Drinks Package
Drinking Alcohol On Board:
- The minimum age for purchase and consumption of alcoholic beverages is 21.
- A maximum of 15 alcoholic beverages per person per day is allowed.
Bringing Liquor and Beverages On Board - Embarkation:
- Prohibited to bring non-alcoholic beverages in glass or plastic bottles.
- Small quantities of non-alcoholic beverages (in cans or cartons) are allowed on embarkation day.
- Exception: Guests (21 and older) may bring one 750 ml sealed/unopened wine or champagne bottle per person.
- $15.00 USD corkage fee per 750 ml bottle if consumed in the dining room, specialty restaurant, or bar.
- Guests can purchase bottled water before the cruise for delivery to the stateroom.
- Bottled water may also be purchased on board through room service.
- Distilled water is available for purchase pre-cruise or on board.
- Guests can bring their own distilled water for CPAP machines.
- Large coolers are not allowed; small coolers (no larger than 12" x 12" x 12") are permitted as carry-on.
Purchasing Liquor During the Cruise:
- Liquor purchased on board and taken home may be subject to Customs duty.
- Alcohol purchased ashore or in The Fun Shops will be stored until the end of the voyage.
Ports of Call and The Fun Shops (onboard):
- Alcohol purchased on shore or in The Fun Shops is stored until debarkation morning or delivered to staterooms.
The Fun Shops (pre-cruise orders):
- Limit of two alcohol products per booking; CHEERS! A Beverage Program must be purchased for each adult in the stateroom.
- Pre-purchased alcohol for onboard consumption is for in-stateroom entertainment only. Wine or champagne from The Fun Shops can be served in dining areas if not consumed during the cruise.
- Smoking is limited to specific exterior deck areas and in the casino while seated and playing.
- All staterooms and outside balconies are non-smoking, including all forms of smoking (cigarettes, cigars, pipes, vaporizers, electronic cigarettes, and marijuana).
- Violation of the policy results in a $500 charge per violation and may lead to disembarkation of all guests in the stateroom.
- Guests caught smoking in violation of the policy may be responsible for their expenses to return home and may be prohibited from sailing with Carnival Cruise Line in the future.
Minimum Age for Tobacco Products:
- The minimum age to purchase tobacco products is 21 for U.S.-based itineraries/ships, in accordance with U.S. federal law.
- Guests caught smoking in staterooms or balconies will be charged $500 per violation.
- Guests who smell tobacco in non-smoking areas or marijuana in any area should contact onboard Guest Services to address the situation.
- Marijuana use is prohibited on the ship, even for medicinal and therapeutic purposes. Guests should consult with their Physician for suitable alternatives.
Carnival's chefs are specially trained to cater to various dietary needs, including:
- Indian vegetarian
- Guests with dietary restrictions can enjoy a variety of food options without compromising their preferences.
- The Empire Dining menu provides helpful hints for guests with special dietary needs.
- Carnival's medical centers meet or exceed the standards set by CLIA and ACEP.
- Medical staff on board include qualified physicians and nurses dedicated to providing high-quality medical care.
- Staffing levels vary based on the size of the ship, ranging from one Physician and three nurses to two physicians and five nurses.
- Ship's physicians meet or exceed credentialing guidelines established by ACEP, and they hold certifications in basic and advanced cardiac life support and cardiac care.
- Shipboard medical facilities are equipped with standard lifesaving equipment, such as defibrillators and external pacemakers, as well as advanced medical technology like thrombolytic therapy, electrocardiograph machines, lab equipment, pulse oximetry, and x-ray machines on many ships.
- In cases of extreme medical emergencies, the ship's Physician may decide to conduct an air evacuation or emergency disembarkation.
- The Captain is promptly notified to discuss any necessary changes to the ship's course or communication with rescue agencies, like the United States Coast Guard.
- Carnival Cruise Line fleet does not have helipads for medical emergencies.