Earlier today, Carnival Cruise Line refined their carryon policy for beverages brought on board while in port.
John Heald, the senior cruise director for Carnival Cruise Line, said that as of today, this is their new policy for bringing cans of soda (or any non-alcoholic beverages) on while in port:
“Small quantity of non-alcoholic beverages (i.e., sparkling water, sodas, juice, and milk) packaged in cans or cartons may be brought on board as well as Carnival branded bottled water previously purchased on board. A small quantity is considered a maximum of 12 sealed, unopened cans/cartons of 12 ounces each or less per person.”
Previously, cans of soda were allowed to be brought on board only on embarkation day. Passengers have recently complained about not being allowed to bring cans on board that they purchased in port during their cruise. It’s great to see Carnival listen to their passengers and make this small change for their benefit.
Carnival stopped allowing passengers to bring bottled water/soda on board their 24 Fun Ships in early July. The cruise line stated that the reason for this was due to passengers sneaking alcohol on board. The un-monitored consumption brought on safety and behavioral concerns. However, a 12 pack of 500 ML bottles can be purchased before your cruise and delivered to your stateroom for $2.99.