You can buy ahead 4 drink coupons for $19.50 whick comes out to $4.87 per drink. Most drinks on the ship are less than this...........The $4 range..you would thibk that Carnival would make it a lil cheaper so that people would use this service more.
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The drink coupons prices include the 15% tip whereas the drink price list does not. Also the drink coupons are meant to be a bon voyage gift from someone other than the cruiser, they are not meant to be money savers.
I thought that too and didn't buy the coupons afterall. But a pina colada with Gratuity is now 5.95 so you save almost $1.00 per drink. Not much I know, but convenient. You know what you are spending a head of time and can budget your drinks!
i have a few left from my last cruise that i intend to use next may. they do not have an experation date. i thought they saved me money by not having to pay the 15% gratuity when i got my drink. i also had some of the soft drink coupons. i am not crazy about coke products but they also came in handy to use.
I was wondering about that Joie. LIke if there was a limit to how many drink coupons you could use. I estimate that I may buy 20 to 25 drinks total on a 5 night cruise. So I suppose if I walk on board with 6 packs of 4 coupons each that that would be okay?
Like they wouldn't look at me like I were crazy? Another question. Do bar tenders or waitresses come up to you and get your drink order... and if so... do you tip them.. or would that be included in the gratuity of the drink coupon?
Go to www.carnival.com then to gifts, then to most poplar items (second page) then bar coupons (you will have to register with Carnival to order).or you can call 1-800-522-7648. For either you will need your booking number and room number.
Hey guys, I just got off the Pride and most of the people in my group were dissapointed with the coupons. I didn't use them so I don't know for sure, but there were a lot of drinks that cost more than what the coupons were worth, around $6-$7 (particularly the tropical drinks brought around by servers with trays full of them so you don't have to go to the bar). They would not give you the drink for one coupon, and I'm not sure if you could charge the rest of the cost, but they would not give any sort of return if you used two coupons which exceeds the cost of the drink. I'm pretty sure you can't charge the extra cost on your sail and sign card as the servers don't carry any device with them to charge it with and they don't accept cash. As far as getting drinks from the bar that might be a different story, but I am pretty sure a lot of drinks cost somewhat more or less than the coupons.