Carnival resumes single price for beverage package

By Tom Stieghorst
Carnival Cruise Lines has resumed charging a single price for its all-inclusive beverage package, after experimenting with a variable price system.

Starting Oct. 25, the price for the “Cheers!” package became $49.95 per person, per day, for cruises of all lengths.

In August, Carnival began testing a system in which Cheers! cost more on short cruises. Earlier this year, Carnival expanded the package to three-day cruises, for which it hadn’t previously been available.

Under that concept, Cheers! cost $55 per person, per day on a three-day cruise, $45 on a four-day cruise, $42.50 on a five- or six-day cruise and $37.50 on a seven or eight-day cruises.

The package provides flat-rate daily pricing for alcoholic drinks, nonalcoholic frozen drinks, wine by the glass and soda. Drinks $10 or less are covered and there is a limit of 15 alcoholic drinks per day.

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