- 3-5 day cruises: 1 bag/person
- 6+ day cruises: max 2 bags/person
- Bag weight: ≤50 lbs
- Bag size: ≤16" high, ≤24" wide (length not factor)
Luggage: Unlock for security screening
- Boarding docs, valuables, meds
- Personal toiletries (travel/standard size)
- Collapsible daypack/bag
- Rain gear: jacket/poncho, small umbrella
- Sunscreen, insect repellent
- Translation, guidebooks
- Entertainment: books, magazines
- Binoculars (Alaska wildlife)
- Phone chargers
Checked baggage: 2 hrs before sailing; late arrivals handle bags
Prohibited items: weapons, candles, irons, alcohol, dangerous goods
Security scanning: Prohibited items removed; no compensation
- Casual wear: shorts, capris, tees, blouses, tops
- Khakis, jeans, summer dresses
- Light sweater or jacket
- Workout gear, bathing suits, cover-ups
- Layered clothing for cooler weather, scarves, gloves
- Respect religious sites dress codes (Europe)
- Hat or visor
- Comfortable flat shoes, sneakers, boat shoes (no wheels)
- Lido Restaurant dress code: shirts, cover-ups, footwear
Cruise Casual (non-formal) Dress Code:
- Men: slacks, khakis, jeans, polo shirts
- Women: dresses, skirts, pants, blouses
- Not allowed: cutoff jeans, sleeveless shirts, gym shorts, flip-flops
- Bring a red/blue outfit for the Mega Deck Party
Cruise Elegant (formal) Dress Code:
- 2-5 day cruise: 1 "Cruise Elegant" evening
- 6+ day cruise: 2 "Cruise Elegant" evenings
- Men: dress slacks, dress shirts, sport coat, suit, tie, or tuxedo
- Women: cocktail dresses, pantsuits, skirts, blouses, gowns
- Not allowed: jeans, sleeveless shirts, shorts, flip-flops
- Steakhouse follows the main dining dress code
- Respectful clothing, no offensive messages or imagery
- No nudity, profanity, hate speech, violence promotion
- Bring special outfits for themed events
- Ugly Sweater Contest, Halloween cruises, sports events
- Carnival Journeys: Throwback Sea Day, '80s Rock-N-Glow Deck Party on 6+ day cruises
Social Wi-Fi Plan:
- Access social sites and apps
- Not for streaming, video calls, email
- Pre-cruise: starting at $8.50 USD/day
- Onboard: $10.00 USD/day
Value Wi-Fi Plan:
- Access social, email, news, entertainment
- Not for Skype, streaming, video calls
- Pre-cruise: starting at $11.05 USD/day
- Onboard: $13.00 USD/day
Premium Wi-Fi Plan:
- Fastest access to social, value sites
- Supports Zoom, Skype, Team video
- Not for streaming, Netflix, video calls
- Pre-cruise: starting at $13.60 USD/day
- Onboard: $17.00 USD/day
- Pre-cruise: Online via 'Manage My Booking' or Fun Shops
- Onboard: Turn on Wi-Fi, follow instructions
- One device at a time
- Varying speeds based on location, time
- Certain site access is blocked
- No VPN support
Tips for Better Experience:
- Use airplane mode, connect to Carnival Wi-Fi
- Disable background app data for speed
- Pack Wi-Fi laptop, devices, cables, headphones
- Accessible 24/7, standard browsers
- No specific software, no installations
- Free printing
Facilities and Services for Guests with Disabilities:
- Dedicated to offering a memorable cruise experience for all guests.
- Trained crew members accessible features on ships.
- Modifications and updates for enhanced accessibility.
- Accessible elevators at each bank, tactile controls, and audible signals.
- Accessible route signs for navigation.
- Accessible tables in dining venues.
- Variety of dining options with accessibility.
- Pool lifts are available on select ships.
- Specially designed for guests with mobility needs.
- Mobility Questionnaire to identify requirements.
- There are four classifications of staterooms: FAC, FAC-SSA, AAC, and Standard.
- Reserving in advance is recommended.
- Switch to a non-accessible stateroom to accommodate needs.
Personal Mobility Devices (Wheelchairs/Scooters/Segways):
- Prior notification for wheelchairs/scooters.
- Specific battery types are allowed.
- Storage guidelines for devices.
- Size considerations for standard staterooms.
- Safe device usage and navigation.
- Bring your own or rent from a preferred vendor, Scootaround.
- Scooters that fold/disassemble are recommended.
- Scootaround offers rental options delivery on board.
- Hydraulic lift transfer is available from the airport to the cruise port.
- The maximum weight limit for lift transfer.
- Request in advance, no additional cost.
- The reservation process is explained.
- Limited supply of wheelchairs in terminals.
- Assistance for boarding and debarkation.
- Process for wheelchair assistance explained.
- Accommodating guests with disabilities for shore visits.
- Water shuttle considerations and factors.
- Captain's final decision on boarding water shuttles.
- Safety restrictions for water shuttle crew.
Alcohol Policy and Drinks Package
Drinking Alcohol On Board:
- The minimum age for purchase and consumption is 21.
- ID verification and purchase limits (15 drinks per person per day).
Bringing Liquor and Beverages On Board - Embarkation:
- Prohibited items: water, sodas, and non-alcoholic beverages in glass/plastic bottles.
- Allowed: small quantity of non-alcoholic beverages in cans/cartons.
- Exception for wine/champagne (one 750 ml bottle per person).
- $15.00 USD corkage fee per 750 ml bottle for consumption in dining areas.
- Pre-purchase bottled water before the cruise.
- Onboard purchase is available through room service.
- Non-refundable purchases of unopened bottles can be taken home.
- Available for purchase pre-cruise or onboard.
- Guests bringing their own must hand-carry with CPAP machine.
- Large coolers are not allowed.
- Small, personal-sized coolers (12" x 12" x 12") permitted as carry-on.
Purchasing Liquor During the Cruise:
- Liquor bought onboard is subject to Customs duty.
- Must be declared on Customs declaration form.
Ports of Call and The Fun Shops:
- Purchased alcohol stored until debarkation.
- Exceptions for different cruise durations.
The Fun Shops (pre-cruise orders):
- Limit of two alcohol products per booking.
- CHEERS! Beverage Program for adults in the same stateroom.
- Pre-purchased alcohol for in-stateroom entertainment.
- Consumption restrictions in public areas.
- Unopened wine/champagne can be taken home.
- Smoking is allowed only in specific exterior deck areas and casinos when seated and playing.
- All staterooms, including balconies, are NON-SMOKING.
- Prohibited forms of smoking include cigarettes, cigars, pipes, vaporizers, e-cigarettes, and marijuana.
- U.S. federal law followed, prohibiting possession and use of recreational/medicinal marijuana and illegal controlled substances.
- Violation results in a $500 charge per violation and the potential disembarkation of all guests in a stateroom.
- Disembarked guests are responsible for return expenses, no refund of unused cruise fare, and a potential future sailing ban.
- The minimum tobacco purchase age is 21 for U.S.-based itineraries/ships.
- Smoking Violation Consequences:
- $500 charge per violation posted on Sail & Sign® account.
- Does not permit continued smoking in violation.
- Possible disembarkation and future sailing ban.
- Responsibility for return expenses, no refund of unused cruise fare.
- Reporting Violations:
- Guests concerned about violations should contact onboard Guest Services.
- Medicinal Marijuana:
- Prohibited on ships.
- Guests are advised to consult physicians for alternatives.
- Carnival's chefs are trained to accommodate various dietary needs.
- Diets catered to: vegetarian, gluten-free, kosher, Indian vegetarian, low-carb, low-fat, low-sugar, low-cholesterol.
- Dietary restrictions won't limit your enjoyment.
- Special diet options are available onboard.
- Empire Dining menu provides helpful hints for dietary needs.
- Medical centers meet or exceed CLIA and ACEP standards.
- Staffed by qualified physicians and nurses.
- Medical staffing varies based on ship size.
- Physicians meet ACEP credentialing guidelines.
- Medical facilities equipped with advanced technology.
- Medical emergencies are managed by the ship's Physician.
- Captain informed of necessary course changes.
- Evacuation decisions are made based on the patient's condition and location.
- No helipads on the Carnival Cruise Line fleet.