Go Back   CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums > Practical Advice > Cruise Cuisine
Register Forgot Password?

Cruise Cuisine Recipes or cruise food and drinks

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old August 28th, 2003, 10:37 AM
Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 71
Default soda card

Do you think the soda card is worth buying? I do drink lots of Diet Coke, but noticed you get free refills in the Main dining room. Does that apply everyone on the ship or just the Main dining room.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old September 1st, 2003, 11:04 AM
b.krewson
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: soda card

We like it. Some say you only saves a few dimes per drink. We drink a lot of Diet Coke and a few dimes per drink is better in my pocket then theirs. We buy a soda card every time. It works by the pool to the dining room. You cant lose. Also you get cans of coke also. You here fountain drinks only. We have always gotten cans.

I hope I have helped you.

Brad



Post Edited (09-01-03 11:05)
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old September 1st, 2003, 09:36 PM
Senior Member
First Mate
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 324
Default Re: soda card

I vote for the soda card. It's cheaper than the bottled water really in the long run and yes, Im a water snob

Moon
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old July 6th, 2004, 08:05 PM
Senior Member
First Mate
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 301
Default Re: Re: soda card

Does the soda card cover bottled water or do you have to buy that separately?
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old July 7th, 2004, 04:15 AM
Senior Member
Yeoman
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 653
Default Re: soda card

Ooo... good question!
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old July 9th, 2004, 06:12 AM
Senior Member
First Mate
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 301
Default Re: soda card

How much is the soda card on Carnival? Also, does soda come with your dinner in the main dining room or do you have to pay extra for it if you do not buy a soda card?
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old July 10th, 2004, 12:24 AM
Senior Member
Cruise Maniac
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 181
Default Re: soda card


Not sure how much the soda card is on Carnival - I take my own 6-pk of 16-oz. bottled Cokes.

However, I do know that - NO, soft drinks are not complimentary anywhere on the ship, including the dining room. Only children under 12 can receive soft drinks at dinner (dining room only) at no charge.

Also - in the dining room, your waiter does not take your soft drink order. There are bar attendants who come around to tables taking drink orders (alcoholic & soft drinks).
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old July 16th, 2004, 07:33 AM
Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 58
Default Re: Re: soda card

So they allow you to bring your own sodas onboard? I was thinking of doing this.

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old July 16th, 2004, 11:37 AM
Senior Member
Yeoman
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 653
Default Re: soda card

Most cruise lines don't "allow" you to bring your own beverage on-board, but rather enforce their restrictions against it rather casually and infrequently.
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old August 18th, 2004, 12:27 PM
MOM MOM is offline
Senior Member
First Mate
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Posts: 235
Default Re: soda card

I called Carnival and they said you are allowed to carry on a reasonable amount of soda.

But I just can't see carrying heavy soda onboard...

Its only money.. I'll buy the card..for my son.. and he can get me a soda when I need one..



__________________
MOM Buffalo Grove IL
Carnival Liberty June 9. 2007

Reply With Quote
  #11 (permalink)  
Old August 19th, 2004, 03:35 PM
MichaelE
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: soda card

Do you guys know if a couple may "share" a soda card, or do we have to purchase two seperate cards?
Reply With Quote
  #12 (permalink)  
Old August 19th, 2004, 03:39 PM
MOM MOM is offline
Senior Member
First Mate
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Posts: 235
Default Re: Re: soda card

Well I plan on having my son go and get me one with his.. He can go up to a counter and bring it back to me..

Am i cheating?

__________________
MOM Buffalo Grove IL
Carnival Liberty June 9. 2007

Reply With Quote
  #13 (permalink)  
Old August 19th, 2004, 04:12 PM
Senior Member
Yeoman
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 653
Default Re: Re: soda card

The soda card is $6 per day per person, not per family.
Reply With Quote
  #14 (permalink)  
Old August 21st, 2004, 06:47 PM
Dorothy's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 4,239
Default Re: soda card

Yes, it would be cheating. Soda cards are for one user only.

The cards are $5.50 per day (you can only buy them for the number of days of your cruise - you can't decide you only want one for 2 days) and you cannot use them with room service.

Sodas are between $2.00 and $2.50, so if you drink more than 2 or 3 sodas per day it's worth it. My dh and son consume large amounts of soda - they will each get one. I just buy a soda (usually only one per day) whenever I want one.

dorothy

__________________

Carnival Elation
Carnival Elation March 11
Carnival Imagination Sept 07
Carniival Sensation Dec 06
RCI Sovereign of the Seas Sept 06
Carnival Miracle Sept 05
Carnival Glory Sept 04
Carnival Fantasy Jan 04
Reply With Quote
  #15 (permalink)  
Old August 21st, 2004, 11:23 PM
Senior Member
Cruise Maniac
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 181
Default Re: soda card

Yes, as mentioned above, CARNIVAL does allow a 'reasonable amount' of soft drinks to be brought on board. That's why I take a 6-pk. of 16-oz. plastic-bottled Cokes. I don't consider it a problem to take them, as I pack them in my second medium piece of luggage and check it w/my other piece of luggage. I take Cokes because ONE Coke in the cabin is $2.50, and I can buy a whole 6-pk for that amount!
Reply With Quote
  #16 (permalink)  
Old August 25th, 2004, 12:17 PM
jmek34
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: soda card

We were on a Carnival cruise in May, my husband bought a soda card, the kids and I really don't drink enough to really make it worth buying the card. The first night in the dining room, our waitress who took our drink order said that my son who is 12 could order a coke at no charge, my husband showed his card and I just went with water. The next night in the dining room, I decided to order a coke and figured I would have to pay for it but she didn't make me sign anything so I figured it was being billed to my card as we were in assigned seating. Every night she brought me a coke, but I was never billed for them. So I'm not sure if she thought that because my husband had one that I also had a card or what. I didn't even question it. As I'm sure everyone knows, that bill at the end of the cruise is usually high enough.
Reply With Quote
  #17 (permalink)  
Old September 1st, 2004, 09:52 PM
Senior Member
Cruise Maniac
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 142
Send a message via AIM to Californiacutie Send a message via Yahoo to Californiacutie
Default Re: soda card

My parents were going to get me and my sister a soda card aboard the Carnival Pride but then realized we really dont drink that much soda so why waste around $30 each to get them. We also noticed that in the Mermaid Grille they had free punch and apple juice and water so why not just take advantage of that. So if you drink a lot of soda then go for it. But if you can live without it for a week, just drink the punch.

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #18 (permalink)  
Old September 2nd, 2004, 02:11 AM
Mike M's Avatar
Administrator
Admiral
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: You're Looking At Me
Posts: 23,580
Default Re: soda card

I think it is worth it on Princess and Carnival where it will run you anywhere from $22 to $30 for a seven day cruise. On RCCL it is $42 for a seven day cruise. I find that a bit too steep for fountain soda.

Take care,
Mike

__________________
Cruisemates Community Leader/Moderator

"There is a great difference between being well traveled and just having been to many places." ~Me

"Fear is the assassin of dreams." ~Me
Reply With Quote
  #19 (permalink)  
Old September 27th, 2004, 03:55 PM
Merg55's Avatar
Member
Familiar Face
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 97
Default Re: soda card

If Carnival allows soda's does anyone know if NCL does?
I don't drink coffee and a Diet Coke is my morning drink.
Reply With Quote
  #20 (permalink)  
Old September 28th, 2004, 11:40 AM
Nancy M
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: soda card

We're going on RC in October. Is the soda card excepted in the clubs at night?
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
board, bottled, buy, card, carnival, cruise, dining, elation, main, order, pride, princess, room, ship, soda, water

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Golden Princess Soda card/stamp and Coffee Card/stamp info? huffca Cruise Cuisine 1 December 28th, 2009 01:13 PM
Does any cruises have a liquor card like the soda card? DBXX Carnival Cruise Lines 14 May 6th, 2007 07:51 PM
BOOZE CARD/SODA CARD JCAS5599 Norwegian Cruise Lines 8 April 20th, 2007 11:57 PM
Is there a Beer Card like a Soda Card? Okieblue Carnival Cruise Lines 9 January 23rd, 2007 09:50 PM
Types of soda available with soda card Christina M Princess Cruise Lines 4 October 4th, 2004 09:49 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


 

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:50 AM.
design by: Themes by Design

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1