Carnival Fun Fountain Soda Card
Prices as of 1/30/03
In all locations where beverage service is offered, guests may receive a glass of the soft drink of their choice - one glass will be served at a time and only to the guest whose name appears on the card. The card cannot be used through room service.
Guest Under 21 Years of Age Guests 21 Years of Age and Older
When we on the Legend in June, my wife and I would present our cards and we were given a glass of soda poured from a 12 oz can. One of us were able to take 2 cards up and get 2 glasses. We had to present both cards until the bartenders got to know us then we did't have any problems even when we forgot one card.
I sailed with Carnival 2 years ago on the Fantasy and we pourchased drink cards. Your name will be on the card, however, I don't know that the bartenders pay close attention to it. We just had to flash the card and they would nod and fix the glass of soda. I don't know if their policy has changed since then.
Sharing a soda card is theft. In a land based establishment it is called defrauding an inkeeper and you could be arrested and jailed for it. Why do some people think that because they are are on a cruise ship they can do what ever they damm well please and to hell with rules and regulations.
Getting offended by you calling a stranger to me and you a thief before you even meet them, based on one question they ask doesn't make me a theif as well. Since you are casting the first stone, I assume there is no glass on your house!
We have all done things in this life that have been less then perfect. I have lived my life believing that until I have spent a day in someone else's shoes I will not judge what they do. It might be something that seems morally wrong to me--therefore--I don't do it, but I try not to judge what someone else does.
I agree that sharing a soda card is not how it is done. Just assume it was an innocent question and explain that it is $34.95 per adult, unlimited glasses and it is meant for one person. Leave the "theif" part out!
Sorry but I have to here... thief... i before e... ok secondly I bet I drink a 12 pack of TAB a day...some people do coffee I do TAB trying to see if sacchrine can do the same in humans as they were so sure it did to rats, 2 weeks before Nutrasweet came out...hmm sounds fishy eh ??? $ 35.00 for a week of soda, carnival you are going to lose your butt on this girl....please if there is a GOD there is TAB onboard....everyone take a deep breath and remember to stop taking things personally, I have heard of road rage, but message board rage... I vote we all take a nice long cruise and try to get along. I'll even buy the TAB !!!
I don't think you really need a soda card. First of all, you can carry all the sodas you want onboard. We carried wine, booze, sodas, and water, set them all on the table in our cabin and never had a problem. If I wanted to carry a soda on deck, or anything else for that matter, I would fill up my drink container and take if with me.
Also, if you can drink coffee, tea, orange juice, grapefruit juice, or apple juice instead of sodas, they are always available in the buffet line for free. I often filled up my container with one of those juices and took it with me throughout the ship.
The entire time on the cruise I never saw anyone using a soda card.
jedgar did not call anyone a thief. He stated that sharing a card is consider theft and he is correct. Most people just do not look at it that way but he is in fact correct and it is technically illegal to do so. Everyone has a comfortable level od honesty like some consider fugding on thier taxes just being creative but I can assure you that the IRS considers it criminal! <G> Others don;t consider taking office supplies a big deal but yes, again it is stealing. I know people that think if they recieve the wrong change back from a teller etc thay it is just too bad for the clerk and good for them, again it is dishonest to me. It does not make these people 'bad', just that they have a differnat level of comfort and thoughts about honesty.
Most or all lines allow you to bring soda on. If you're bringing alcohol or soda onto a line that prohibits it, yeah, that's dishonest. If people don't want to pay shipboard prices for alcohol or soda (other than the amount each passenger is allowed to bring aboard), then they can should book on an all-inclusive ship.
This board is my stress buster at night after a long's days work. As well and getting and gathering information on our upcoming cruise.
Just relax everyone and have fun!!! After all that's what cruising is all about.
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You are right--I'll be realaxing and having fun soon, so I shouldn't stress over people's comments.
I haven't cruised in 15 years and wasn't in to wine, but as far as I read on Carnival's website, you can bring wine, no limit, you just get charged a 10.00 corking fee if you bring it to the dining room. Also, you can "legally" bring on water and soda only on the home port in reasonable amounts. They don't define excessive or reasonable. Alcohol is smuggling. It also does say that any alcohol purchased at a port or on board will be held until you leave the ship.
Illegal? No, not in the sense that you are commiting a crime but yes I do think it is improper as you are violating the stated rules that they publish. I do not encourage people to sneak alcohol onboard nor do I give them any 'tips' on how others do it. I don't and do not think others should but that is just my opinion and I am entitled to it just as others are entitled to theirs.
Don't you think that if Carnival really wanted to stop people from bringing alcohol on board that they could do it? The cabin steward saw our booze on the table and could have easily confiscated it. The waiter could have charged us a "corkage fee" but choose not to do so. The fact that I bring booze on board doesn't mean that I don't buy any drinks. My bill had about $150 worth of drinks on it even though I had carried on quite a bit of liquor. Plus we bought a couple of bottles from their duty-free shop.
My guess is that Carnival would rather have someone like me than a passenger who never buys a drink or never enters the casino. I think they have a no-alcohol rule to prevent people from going to excess and taking their bottles and kegs all over the ship.
I wouldn't worry about what other people think--there is no shortage of people who will tell you that you are "wrong", no matter what the issue.
Just following the logic here . . . correct me if I am misinterpreting what you are saying!!
If I go into a store, it is ok for me to steal $50 worth of merchandise as long as I also spend money in the store???
When you have to justify WHY it is ok for you to do something, what you are doing is probably not morally sound. I just don't understand why people don't seem to understand that policies are written for a reason. They are not suggestions, open to interpretation as to what you think the company really prefers.
Smuggling alcohol or sneaking soda may not seem like a big deal, but it saddens me that people are willing to sacrifice their honor to save a few dollars.
Trying to characterize people who point out dishonest behavior as excessive moralizers, obsessers or anal-retentives is an old and exceptionally lame trick. Blame the messenger, indeed.
I have more respect for people who say, "I do it, I know it's wrong and I don't care!" than I do for people who openly act indignant about their rights while simultaneously exercising furtive maneuvers. Geez, contradiction much? At least stand proud with your disregard for others...it isn't possible to pretend to be a noble spirit while acting like a sneak.