- 3-5 days cruise: Limit luggage to one bag per person.
- 6 days or longer cruise: Limit luggage to two bags per person.
- Maximum weight for each checked and carry-on bag: 50 pounds.
- Bags must not exceed 16 inches high by 24 inches wide.
- The luggage should be unlocked for security screening.
- Personal items like passports, valuables, and medications should be carried on.
- Pack personal toiletries (travel or standard size).
- Consider a collapsible daypack, sunglasses, rain jacket, sunscreen, and insect repellent.
- Bring translation and guidebooks, reading materials, phone chargers, camera, and binoculars.
- Checked baggage service is available until 2 hours before sailing time. Late arrivals are responsible for their bags.
What Not to Pack:
- Prohibited items include weapons, candles, irons, alcohol, and dangerous goods.
- Carnival conducts security safety scanning and removes prohibited items.
- Review the list of Prohibited Items before packing.
Casual attire is recommended.
- Shorts, capris, tees, polo shirts, blouses, tops (short-sleeved or sleeveless).
- Khakis, jeans, summer dresses, light-weight sweaters or jackets.
- Workout gear, bathing suits, and cover-ups.
- Layered clothing for cooler weather, scarves, gloves.
- Modest clothing for religious sites in Europe.
- Hat or visor.
- Comfortable rubber-soled flat shoes, sneakers, water shoes, or non-slip boat shoes.
- Closed-toe shoes for select activities/shore excursions.
- Footwear with wheels is prohibited on board.
- Lido Restaurant has a more relaxed dress code.
Evening Attire: "Cruise Casual" Dress Code:
- Men: sports slacks, khakis, jeans, long dress shorts, collared polo shirts.
- Women: summer dresses, casual skirts, pants, capris, dress shorts, blouses, tops.
- Not permitted: cut-off jeans, sleeveless shirts, tee-shirts, gym shorts, baseball hats, flip-flops, and bathing suit attire.
- Red or blue outfit for Mega Deck Party.
"Cruise Elegant" Dress Code (formal evenings):
- 2-5 day cruise: one "Cruise Elegant" evening.
- 6-day or longer cruise: two "Cruise Elegant" evenings.
- Men: dress slacks, dress shirts, sport coat, suit and tie or tuxedo.
- Women: cocktail dresses, pantsuits, elegant skirts, blouses, evening gowns.
- Not permitted: jeans, sleeveless shirts, shorts, tee-shirts, sportswear, baseball hats, flip-flops, bathing suit attire.
- Steakhouse dress follows the main dining room code.
General Dress Code Notes:
- Clothing and accessories should be respectful and free from offensive messages.
- No nudity, profanity, sexual innuendo/suggestions, negative ethnic or racial commentary, hatred, or violence.
Holidays/Events, Carnival Journeys:
- Special outfits for themed events like the "Ugly Sweater Contest," "Frightfully Fun," Halloween cruises, and sporting events.
- "Throwback Sea Day" and '80s Rock-N-Glow Deck Party on Carnival Journeys cruises.
Wi-Fi on Carnival Cruise Ships:
- Satellite internet access is available through internet cafés and a ship-wide Wi-Fi network.
- Multiple plans are available for different needs: Social, Value, and Premium Wi-Fi.
- Plans cover popular social websites, email, applications, and more.
- Restrictions apply based on a satellite connection.
Plan Options and Pricing:
Social Wi-Fi Plan:
- Pre-cruise: starting at $8.50 USD per day.
- Onboard: $10.00 USD per day.
Value Wi-Fi Plan:
- Pre-cruise: starting at $11.05 USD per day.
- Onboard: $13.00 USD per day.
- Onboard 24 hour plan: $17.00 USD.
Premium Wi-Fi Plan:
- Pre-cruise: starting at $13.60 USD per day.
- Onboard: $17.00 USD per day.
- Onboard 24 hour plan: $25.00 USD.
- Pricing is subject to change.
How to Purchase a Plan:
- Pre-cruise: Purchase online through 'Manage My Booking' or The Fun Shops™.
- Onboard: Turn on the device's Wi-Fi feature, access settings, and follow instructions.
- Only one device can connect at a time.
Restrictions and Tips:
- Satellite internet speed varies by location and time of day.
- Access to certain sites (mature or violent content) is blocked.
- VPN connections are not supported.
- Tips for a better experience: Use airplane mode, turn off background app data, and bring necessary devices and accessories.
- Publicly accessible computers are available 24/7 with standard browsers.
- MS Office and specific software are not offered, no software installation is allowed.
- Printing is offered at no charge.
Facilities and Services for Guests with Disabilities:
- Dedicated to providing a fun and memorable cruise experience for all guests.
- Trained crew members and accessible features on ships for guests with disabilities.
- Modifications and updates are ongoing to enhance accessibility.
- Accessible elevators at each elevator bank with tactile controls and audible signals.
- Accessible routes throughout most areas of the ship.
- Accessible tables are available in dining venues.
- Pool lifts are available on specific ships.
- Specially designed staterooms for guests with mobility limitations.
- Different classifications: Fully Accessible Cabins (FAC), FAC-SSA, Ambulatory Accessible Cabins (AAC), Standard Cabins.
- Reservation of accessible staterooms is recommended in advance.
Personal Mobility Devices (Wheelchairs/Scooters/Segways):
- Guests must be informed about wheelchairs/scooters when booking.
- Only specific types of batteries are allowed.
- Devices must fit through the stateroom doorway and be stored safely.
- Driving rules and safety considerations for mobility device use on board.
- Guests are encouraged to bring their own mobility devices or rent from their preferred vendor, Scootaround.
- Scootaround offers different rental options and can deliver equipment on board Carnival ships in North America.
- Hydraulic lift transfer is available for guests with mobility limitations.
- Maximum weight limit of 500 pounds (226 kg), including wheelchair/scooter and guest.
- Must be requested in advance with no additional cost.
- There is a limited supply of wheelchairs at terminals for boarding assistance.
- Deboarding assistance was provided, and instructions in the Fun Times newsletter.
- Accommodations for water shuttle transportation between ship and shore.
- Boarding water shuttles are subject to factors like weather and tidal conditions.
- Captain's determination to board water shuttles.
- Crew cannot carry individuals on or off water shuttles.
Alcohol Policy and Drinks Packages
Drinking Alcohol On Board:
- The minimum age for purchasing/consuming alcohol is 21 years.
- ID may be required.
- Maximum of 15 alcoholic beverages per person per day.
Bringing Liquor and Beverages On Board - Embarkation:
- Prohibited from bringing glass/plastic bottled non-alcoholic beverages.
- Allowed to bring a small quantity of non-alcoholic beverages in cans/cartons (12 sealed, unopened cans/cartons per person).
Bringing Alcoholic Beverages On Board:
- Guests (21+ years) may bring one 750 ml sealed/unopened wine or champagne bottle per person on embarkation day.
- All other alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited in both carry-on and checked luggage.
- Back-to-back cruise guests can bring the same quantity per cruise.
- $15.00 USD corkage fee per 750 ml bottle if consumed in the dining room, specialty restaurant, or bar.
- Bottled water can be purchased before the cruise or on board.
- Prices vary based on package size.
- Distilled water is available for purchase pre-cruise or on board.
- Guests can bring their own distilled water for CPAP machines.
- Large coolers are prohibited.
- Small personal-sized coolers (no larger than 12" x 12" x 12") are allowed as carry-on luggage.
Purchasing Liquor During the Cruise:
- Liquor purchased on board is subject to Customs duty.
- Must be declared on Customs declaration form.
Ports of Call and The Fun Shops (onboard):
- Alcohol purchased ashore or in The Fun Shops was stored until the end of the voyage.
- Collection/delivery process based on cruise duration.
The Fun Shops (pre-cruise orders):
- Limit of two alcohol-containing products per booking.
- CHEERS! A Beverage Program must be purchased for each adult in the same stateroom.
- Pre-purchased alcohol for in-stateroom consumption only.
- Only wine/champagne ordered through The Fun Shops can be served in dining areas.
- Smoking is strictly limited to specific exterior deck areas and in the casino when seated and playing.
- All staterooms, suite accommodations, and outside balconies are NON-SMOKING.
- This policy applies to all forms of smoking, including cigarettes, cigars, pipes, vaporizers, electronic cigarettes, and marijuana.
- Carnival Cruise Line follows U.S. federal law, which strictly prohibits the possession and use of recreational/medicinal marijuana and other illegal controlled substances.
- Violation of the smoking policy will result in a $500 charge per violation, posted on the guest's Sail & Sign® account, and may lead to disembarkation of all guests in the stateroom.
- Disembarked guests are responsible for all financial charges and expenses to return home, with no refund of unused cruise fare.
- The smoking policy is included in Carnival's Cruise Ticket Contract.
Frequently Asked Questions:
1) What happens if a guest is caught smoking in a stateroom or balcony?
Ans: They will be charged $500 per violation on their Sail & Sign® account.
Continued smoking is not allowed.
Violators may be disembarked from the vessel and face future sailing restrictions.
2) What should guests do if they smell tobacco or marijuana in unauthorized areas?
Ans: Contact onboard Guest Services to address the situation and avoid uncomfortable situations between guests.
3) What if a guest has a doctor's letter for medical marijuana use?
Ans: Marijuana is not allowed on the ships. Guests should consult their physician for alternative solutions.
- Carnival's chefs are trained to prepare special diets.
- Diets include vegetarian, gluten-free, kosher, Indian vegetarian, low carb, low fat, low sugar, and low cholesterol.
- Special dietary options are available to ensure a great dining experience.
- Empire Dining menu provides hints and information for special diets.
- Medical centers meet/exceed CLIA and ACEP standards.
- Staff: qualified physicians and nurses.
- Staffing varies by ship size.
- Physicians meet ACEP guidelines.
- Equipped with advanced medical tech.
- Air evacuation/emergency disembarkation for emergencies.
- The captain and physician decide on action.
- Options: diversion, shore transfer, helicopter, rapid boat.
- No helipads on the Carnival Cruise Line fleet.