Update – April 26, 2016: Cruise Fever received word that Carnival Cruise Line is currently testing the emptying of mini bars on select cruise ships. Carnival’s beverage department will be testing the change to see what resonates with guests. The cruise line has not decided at this time if this will go fleetwide. Cruise Fever will have all updates if and when Carnival announces any future changes.
Original Article: Carnival Cruise Line, the world’s largest cruise line, is eliminating mini bars in staterooms according to a post by John Heald.
Carnival Cruise Line will be emptying the mini bars that are in staterooms (the ships that have them) by the end of this month. However, Carnival will be keeping the mini refrigerators in cabins so passengers can use them to keep other items cold (bottled water, soda etc). John Heald, the senior cruise director for Carnival, posted on the following message on his Facebook page:
“By the end of this month, all the ships that have mini bars in the cabins will have them emptied and used for storage of your ordered bottled water or for whatever you wish.”
This change will make it easier on room stewards on embarkation day as many passengers ask to have the mini bar emptied so they can keep the drinks the brought on board cold. Cruise Fever would love to hear your thoughts on this change coming to Carnival.