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Hi everyone! I am sooooo glad I found this board! Just reading through past posts has answered a lot of my questions!

One that I haven't seen anything on is beverages served in the dining rooms. I was told by someone at Carnival that the only beverages served in the dining rooms, without an additional cost, are water and coffee.

Is this true??
I will be sailing on the Elation Oct. 23.
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You can also get tea without cost.

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I'm glad you asked this question, but what? You can't even get a soft drink for free with a meal? What about if you have the soda card? Would they give you a drink for free then?

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Yes, You can use your soda card in the dining room.
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how much are they again? (7-day cruise)

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I can't remember. It was something like 30 dollars for 7 day. It is a great buy if you drink soda's like my teen sons.
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Thanks for the info! I'm glad to hear I can get tea with my meal. I can understand the alcohol not being included, and maybe even the soft drinks, but I thought it was a little tacky to offer only water and coffee with your meal.
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Georgia Lady, You can have just about anything at the table, but the only free things are listed above.

Where in Ga are you from? I grew up in Atlanta.

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I'm from just outside Augusta, you know the home of the Masters !
I used to live in Norcross and my brother lives in Duluth. What part of Atlanta do you live in Luanne?
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We are in Texas now. (Military) I grew up around the Hapeville area.
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Hi everyone! I am sooooo glad I found this board! Just reading through past posts has answered a lot of my questions!

One that I haven't seen anything on is beverages served in the dining rooms. I was told by someone at Carnival that the only beverages served in the dining rooms, without an additional cost, are water and coffee.

Is this true??
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HI! Just returned from sailing on the Ecstasy -- we were able to get iced tea at lunch, but I don't recall it being offered at dinner. That is in the formal dining room -- in the "seaside bistro" (the grill on the Lido deck) we were able to get a variety of juices and/or iced tea, as well as milks at breakfast. We snagged a few of those for our ice bucket in our room, to bring to lunch/dinner for the baby.

You could also take a refillable cup (or buy one on board) and fill up your cup with juice or tea from the Lido deck and then carry that in to dinner in the formal dining room, if you like.

FWIW, we ate only 3 of the 5 nights in the formal dining room, no breakfasts in there, and only one lunch. For br'fast & lunch we much preferred the grill on the Lido deck, and dinner was pretty comparable with a much more relaxed atmosphere, which we enjoyed.

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Ice tea is also offered in the dinning room for dinner, my husband asked for it one night and had it every night wether he asked or not after that, and that was every ship we have been on so far.
I alo get a cupachino ( ? spelling) after dinner which is also free.
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That sounds wonderful! I love cappacino! And the refillable cup idea is good to know, even if it is just to take back to the room.

I just spoke to my PVP and she said juice and milk were also available in the dining room. I also asked her about the soft drink card and for our cruise (5 day) it is $20 for a child and $27 for adults.

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You can also get milk and iced tea for no charge.
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Hi GeorgiaLady. Here's a list of beverages served in the formal dining room:

Breakfast - Coffee, decaf, hot tea, variety of juices, milk, skim milk, chocolate milk, hot chocolate, water.

Lunch - Coffee, decaf, iced tea, hot tea, milk - about the same as b'fast. Just ask - they can only say no.

Dinner - Coffee, iced tea, water, milk - again just ask.

IN ADDITION - For all three meals, you can have espresso or cappuccino at no extra charge.

On Lido Deck, most beverages are self-serve from dispensers, and milk is in cartons.
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ok, so lets say you want a soft drink with a meal and don't have a soda card, how much is it?

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Hi Krunch,
If I remember correctly, the cost should be just under $2.00 for the soda at dinner in the dining room.
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Krunch, I belive the soft drinks in the dining room are the same as on deck...something like $1.50. Your waiter does not bring them, as there is a 'drink person' floating around the dining room taking orders for soft drinks and alcoholic drinks.
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