Carnival raises price of beverage package

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Carnival Cruise Line has increased the cost of its Cheers! beverage package effective Jan. 1.

The pre-cruise purchase cost will go from $49.95 per person, per day to $51.95, a 4% increase.

On the ship, the package will sell for $56.95, up from $54.95. The prices do not include the 15% gratuity.

The package includes spirits, beer, and wine and champagne by the glass with a menu price of $50 and below, plus speciality coffees, sodas, juices, non-alcoholic cocktails, milkshakes, energy drinks and bottled water.

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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.