- Limit one bag per person for 3-5 day cruises, two bags for 6+ day cruises.
- Bag weight limit: 50 pounds each, with size restrictions.
- Carry-on essentials: boarding documents, valuables, medications, toiletries.
- Consider weather conditions and port visits for packing.
- Recommended items: collapsible daypack, sunglasses, rain jacket/poncho, sunscreen, guidebooks, books/magazines, binoculars (for wildlife viewing), chargers, camera.
- Checked baggage service is available until 2 hours before sailing time.
What Not to Pack:
- Prohibited items include weapons, candles, irons, alcohol, and dangerous goods.
- Security scanning of luggage is conducted, and prohibited items will be removed and disposed of.
Please review Carnival's 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, lightweight sweater/jacket.
- Workout gear, bathing suits, cover-ups.
- Layered clothing for cooler weather, scarves, gloves.
- Modest attire for religious sites in Europe.
- Hat or visor, comfortable flat shoes (no wheels), sneakers, water shoes.
- Lido Restaurant dress code: shirts, cover-ups, and footwear required.
Evening Attire - "Cruise Casual" Dress Code:
- Men: sports slacks, khakis, jeans, collared polo shirts.
- Women: summer dresses, skirts, pants, capris, dress shorts, blouses.
- Not allowed: cut-off jeans, sleeveless shirts, tees, gym shorts, flip-flops, bathing suits.
Evening Attire - "Cruise Elegant" Dress Code (formal evenings):
- 2-5 day cruise: one "Cruise Elegant" evening.
- 6+ day cruise: two "Cruise Elegant" evenings.
- Men: dress slacks, dress shirts, sport coat, suit/tuxedo optional.
- Women: cocktail dresses, pantsuits, elegant skirts/blouses, gowns optional.
- Not allowed: jeans, sleeveless shirts, shorts, tees, sportswear, flip-flops.
- The Steakhouse dress code aligns with the main dining room code.
- Clothing and accessories should be respectful, with no offensive messages.
- No nudity, profanity, sexual content, negative ethnic/racial commentary, hatred, or violence.
Holidays/Events, Carnival Journeys:
- Special outfits for themed events like the "Ugly Sweater Contest," Halloween, and sports events.
- "Throwback Sea Day" on Carnival Journeys cruises (relive '80s), '80s Rock-N-Glow Deck Party on cruises 6+ days.
Social Wi-Fi Plan:
- Access popular social websites and apps (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.).
- Does not include most websites, email, video/music streaming, iMessage, Skype, Wi-Fi calling, or FaceTime.
- Pre-cruise: Starting at $8.50 USD per day.
- Onboard: $10.00 USD per day.
Value Wi-Fi Plan:
- Access to social websites, email, popular apps, news, entertainment (not streaming).
- Faster speeds than Social Plan.
- Does not support Skype, video/music streaming, Wi-Fi calling, or FaceTime.
- 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:
- Access to all sites under Social and Value Plans with the fastest connection.
- Supports apps like Zoom, Skype, and Team video calling.
- Does not support video/music streaming (except Netflix through account/app), Wi-Fi calling, or FaceTime.
- 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 without notice.
How to Purchase:
- Pre-cruise: Online via 'Manage My Booking' on carnival.com or through The Fun Shops™. It must cover the entire cruise duration. Daily plans are available on board.
- On Board: Turn on the device's Wi-Fi access Wi-Fi settings for purchase instructions.
- One device at a time.
- Satellite speed varies.
- Blocked access to certain content.
- No VPN connections.
- Pricing varies between pre-cruise and onboard purchases.
- No refunds after plan activation.
Tips for Better Experience:
- Use airplane mode and connect to Carnival Wi-Fi.
- Turn off background app data services and updates.
- Accessible 24/7, Windows-based.
- No specific software installation.
- Printing is available at no charge.
Facilities and Services for Guests with Disabilities:
- Carnival is committed to providing a memorable cruise experience for all guests, including those with disabilities.
- Trained crew members offer attentive service, and ships have accessible features for a relaxing and enjoyable cruise.
- Ships are modified for easier navigation.
- Accessible elevators with tactile controls and audible signals.
- Accessible routes throughout the ship.
- Accessible tables in dining venues.
- Pool lifts on specific ships.
- Specially designed staterooms for guests with mobility limitations.
- Fully Accessible Cabins (FAC) for highly limited mobility.
- FAC - Single Side Approach for mobility limitations.
- Ambulatory Accessible Cabins (AAC) for guests with assistive devices.
- Standard Cabins with limited mobility features.
- Reservations are based on availability and need.
Personal Mobility Devices:
- Guests should be informed about wheelchairs/scooters at booking.
- Only certain batteries are allowed (gel, dry cell, absorbed glass mat, lithium-ion).
- Size restrictions and storage guidelines apply.
- Devices must fit through doorways.
- Scooter sizing at check-in may be required.
- Safe operation and storage are essential.
- Some limitations during gangway disembarkation.
- Segways are allowed only for port use.
- Guests are encouraged to bring their own or rent from their preferred vendor, Scootaround (US ports).
- Scooters should be foldable or disassembled for storage.
- Scootaround provides rental options for Carnival ships.
- Contact Scootaround for rental details.
- Hydraulic lift transfer available for airport to cruise port transportation (advance request required).
- The maximum weight limit for lift transfer.
- No additional cost for the lift.
- Reserve hydraulic lift transfer in advance.
- Limited supply of wheelchairs at terminals.
- Wheelchair assistance for boarding is provided on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Assistance details for debarkation are provided in the onboard newsletter.
- Accommodations for water shuttles at ports of call.
- Boarding water shuttles are subject to weather and tidal conditions.
- Safety and accessibility considerations for water shuttle boarding.
- Captain's final determination on water shuttle boarding.
- Crew cannot carry individuals on or off water shuttles.
Alcohol Policy and Drinks Packages
- The minimum drinking age in bars, lounges, and gift shops is 21.
- ID may be required for alcohol purchases.
- Limit of 15 alcoholic beverages per person per day.
Bringing Liquor and Beverages On Board - Embarkation:
- Prohibited to bring glass/plastic bottled non-alcoholic beverages.
- A small quantity of non-alcoholic beverages in cans/cartons is allowed (maximum 12 sealed cans/cartons per person).
- One 750 ml sealed/unopened wine or champagne bottle is allowed per person on embarkation day (21+).
- $15.00 USD corkage fee per 750 ml bottle for consuming wine/champagne in designated areas.
- Purchase bottled water before the cruise or on board.
- Prices for bottled water are listed.
- Purchase non-refundable, unopened bottles on board.
- Distilled water is available for purchase pre-cruise or on board.
- Must be hand-carried with a CPAP machine.
- Large coolers are prohibited.
- Small personal coolers (12” x 12” x 12”) are allowed as carry-on luggage.
Purchasing Liquor During the Cruise:
- Liquor purchased on board may be subject to Customs duty and must be declared.
- Rules for alcohol purchased ashore or in The Fun Shops ports specified.
Ports of Call and The Fun Shops:
- Alcohol purchased ashore or in The Fun Shops ports is stored for safekeeping.
- Collection/delivery details are provided based on cruise duration.
- Alcohol is pre-purchased through The Fun Shops for onboard consumption only.
- CHEERS! A Beverage Program must be purchased for each adult in the stateroom.
Please note that this summarizes Carnival's alcohol policy and drinks packages. For complete details and the most up-to-date information, please refer to Carnival's official website or contact their customer service.
- Smoking is restricted to specific exterior deck areas and the casino while seated and playing.
- All staterooms, including balconies, are NON-SMOKING.
- Prohibited forms of smoking: cigarettes, cigars, pipes, vaporizers, electronic cigarettes, and marijuana.
- Carnival follows U.S. federal law, prohibiting recreational/medicinal marijuana and other illegal substances.
- Violation results in a $500 charge per violation on the guest's account and possible disembarkation of all guests in the stateroom.
- Disembarked guests are responsible for return expenses and no refund of unused cruise fare.
- The smoking policy is included in Carnival's Cruise Ticket Contract.
- The minimum age to purchase tobacco products is 21 for U.S.-based itineraries/ships.
Frequently Asked Questions:
- Smoking in stateroom/balcony: $500 charge per violation, which may lead to disembarkation.
- Guests can report smoking violations to Guest Services to address the situation.
- Marijuana use for medicinal/therapeutic purposes is prohibited; guests should consult a physician for alternatives.
Please note that this is a summary of Carnival's smoking policy. For comprehensive information and the latest updates, refer to Carnival's official website or contact customer service.
- Carnival's chefs are trained to accommodate various dietary needs.
- Options available for vegetarian, gluten-free, kosher, Indian vegetarian, low carbs, low fat, low sugar, low cholesterol.
- Enjoy your cruise without dietary restrictions holding you back.
- Check the Empire Dining menu for helpful hints and choices tailored to your diet.
For detailed information and to ensure your specific dietary requirements are met, please get in touch with Carnival's customer service or visit their official website.
- Medical centers on Carnival ships meet or exceed industry standards.
- Staffed by qualified physicians and nurses trained in shipboard medical care.
- Medical staffing varies based on ship size, ranging from one physician and three nurses to two physicians and five nurses.
- Ship's physicians meet or exceed the credentialing guidelines of ACEP.
- Medical facilities equipped with standard lifesaving equipment and advanced medical technology.
- Medical centers can provide emergency care for guests and crew.
- In extreme emergencies, air evacuation or emergency disembarkation may be necessary.
- The captain and ship's physician collaborate on decisions regarding medical emergencies.
- Depending on the situation, patients may be transferred to shore facilities, helicopters, or rapid boats.
- Carnival ships do not have helipads.
For detailed medical information and protocols, it's recommended to contact Carnival Cruise Line directly or visit their official website.