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Old March 18th, 2006, 11:12 PM
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My husband drinks Dr. Pepper constantly. I had thought about bringing some with us on our cruise. Do the waiters care if you ask for a glass of ice and pour your canned/bottled drink into it? I don't want to get in trouble, but I also don't want to pay for soft drinks on the ship. Thanks!
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Not sure if I've ever seen anyone bring a bottled/canned drink to the dining room but if he drinks D.P. constantly you might want to do a little math and see if a soda card might be a economical solution for hubby!
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Dr. Pepper isn't available on Carnival...only a similar product called Mr. Pibb. Any Dr. Pepper would need to be brought on the ship by you. Per CCL, you can bring a "reasonable amount" of soda aboard
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We always bring our own soda on board but only bring a couple of cans to lunch, bingo or the shows, no problem getting a glass of ice then. DH didn't feel comfortable doing so at dinner so he had ice tea.
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Not sure if I've ever seen anyone bring a bottled/canned drink to the dining room but if he drinks D.P. constantly you might want to do a little math and see if a soda card might be a economical solution for hubby!

Is the soda card different from using the sail and sign card to get sodas? If so how does it work and how much does it cost?
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You buy a soda cards with your Sail & Sign card. It gives you an unlimited supply of soda and runs about $45wk on Carnival but on Princess was only $28/week. You can purchase individual sodas on your S&S card for about $1.75-$2/soda if you drink only an occasional soda.
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It would be a bit tacky to bring a can of anything to the dining room. You might want to think about pouring some into a glass in your cabin, and taking it into the dining room with you. That would be perfectly acceptable. The waiter could then bring some ice for you.

As for the "soda card", yes you can get unlimited soft drinks; however, they are fountain drinks only - no cans or bottles. Also - the soda card cannot be used if ordering a soft drink from room service. You can use it only on Lido deck, bars, or dining rooms.
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I always purchase a soda card. If you drink lot of cola it is worth it. I have had people tell me that they bring cola with them. I just keep thinking about my luggage being tossed about and what if in the process of loading my luggage a can springs a leak. Uk!

I have been told by others that they bring cola or alcoholic beverages with them for use in their cabin. I can not imagine the cruise company being to pleased if you brought your own cola or booze to dinner since they sell it.
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Question on the Soda Card, my wife is not a big "Drinker" and will probably drink mostly Sodas while I drink the "Drinks", but if I purchase a soda card for my wife, can I also use it, or how does it work. See where I'm going with this? Is it just One card and that's for both of us? I saw where a Soda card on Carnival is about $45 a week. Just need a little clarification on this.

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Since I take my own Cokes on board, I've never purchased a soda card; however, I do know that it's suppose to be for one person only.

Now, I can tell you this - I've heard of, (say your DW) getting her beverage, and going back to get another one. The cards are for unlimited beverages, so I don't know how closely they would check on them....y'know?

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