Carnival Keeps Drink Prices At 2019/2020 Levels

Last Updated on August 1, 2021

Update 8/1/2021: we’ve added menus from some of the new bars on Carnival’s newest ship, Mardi Gras.

On July 3rd, Carnival Cruise Line launched its first passenger sailings in over 15 months. It’s been a rough time for cruise lines, with the COVID shutdown in the US all but closing up shop for these businesses. Cruise lines lost a lot of money; Carnival Corporation (the parent company of Carnival Cruise Lines) posted a loss of $2.1 billion for the second quarter of the year. A big fear was that cruise lines would jack up on-board prices to compensate for the lost income. This week we saw that this is NOT the case with Carnival. 

Increasing drink prices would have been an easy way to get some extra income once sailing resumed. Cruise lines don’t post their drink menus with prices online, and the time between cruises is so usually long, so if you increased the cost of drinks by a bit, almost no one would notice. Also, since Carnival is currently using electronic menus with QR codes, rather than print menus, they could easily change prices without worrying about the cost of printing new menus. Then again, Carnival is more of a budget cruise line, with the most reasonable single drink price we’ve seen. Increasing it could hurt their brand. 

Now with cruises sailing again, we’ve been able to see bar menus with the current prices. Then we compared those to the drink menus that we saw on one of the last cruises before the shutdown, a 7-day on the Carnival Horizon (see the live blog for this cruise). The good news is, Carnival’s 2021 drink prices have stayed the same as 2019/2020. 

Pina Colada at Carnival's Red Frog Rum Bar on the Carnival Vista

Carnival 2021 Drink Prices and Bar Menus

Below you’ll find the bar menus we have available so far. We’ll update this post as we get more. Carnival has a pretty robust beverage program and usually has different drinks available at nearly every bar on a ship, so you’ll see a ton of drink options below. For drinks offered at multiple venues, the prices are consistent (i.e., a Coors Light and the Atrium Bar will cost the same as a Coors Light at the Pool Bar). 

If you want to see if the Carnival unlimited drink package (called Cheers) might be good for you. You can learn more about it the Cheers package here.


Atrium Bar Drink Menu

This bar is available on most Carnival cruise ships. While it has different names, this is the menu for the bar that’s in the lobby or atrium of the ship.

Carnival's Atrium Bar Drink Menu
Carnival's Atrium Bar Drink Menu
Carnival's Atrium Bar Drink Menu
Carnival's Atrium Bar Drink Menu
Carnival's Atrium Bar Drink Menu

Ocean Plaza Bar Drink Menu

This bar is on the Carnival Breeze, Carnival Dream, Carnival Horizon, Carnival Magic, Carnival Panorama, and Carnival Vista.

Drink Menu for Carnival's Ocean Plaza Bar
Drink Menu for Carnival's Ocean Plaza Bar
Drink Menu for Carnival's Ocean Plaza Bar

Guy’s Pig & Anchor Smokehouse and Brewhouse Drink Menu

This bar is on the Carnival Celebration, Carnival Horizon, Carnival Mardi Gras, and Carnival Panorama.

Drink Menu for Guy's Pig & Anchor Smokehouse / Brewhouse on Carnival Horizon
Drink Menu for Guy's Pig & Anchor Smokehouse / Brewhouse on Carnival Horizon
Drink Menu for Guy's Pig & Anchor Smokehouse / Brewhouse on Carnival Horizon
Drink Menu for Guy's Pig & Anchor Smokehouse / Brewhouse on Carnival Horizon
Drink Menu for Guy's Pig & Anchor Smokehouse / Brewhouse on Carnival Horizon
Drink Menu for Guy's Pig & Anchor Smokehouse / Brewhouse on Carnival Horizon
Drink Menu for Guy's Pig & Anchor Smokehouse / Brewhouse on Carnival Horizon
Drink Menu for Guy's Pig & Anchor Smokehouse / Brewhouse on Carnival Horizon
Drink Menu for Guy's Pig & Anchor Smokehouse / Brewhouse on Carnival Horizon

If you’re a beer fan, I highly recommend the Brewery Tour for $30 a person. You can read more about the Carnival Pig & Anchor Brewery Tour here.

Havana Bar Drink Menu

This bar is on the Carnival Celebration, Carnival Horizon, Carnival Mardi Gras, Carnival Panorama, and Carnival Vista.

Drink menu from Carnival's Havana Bar on Carnival Vista

Piano Bar 88 Drink Menu

This bar is available on most Carnival cruise ships. It may have a different name, but the piano bar’s menu will usually be similar.

Bar menu for Carnival's Piano 88 Bar
Bar menu for Carnival's Piano 88 Bar
Bar menu for Carnival's Piano 88 Bar
Bar menu for Carnival's Piano 88 Bar

Fahrenheit 555 Wine List

This venue is available on most Carnival cruise ships. It may have a different name, but the steakhouses wine list will usually be similar.

Carnival's Fahrenheit 555 wine list with prices
Carnival's Fahrenheit 555 wine list with prices
Carnival's Fahrenheit 555 wine list with prices
Carnival's Fahrenheit 555 wine list with prices

Main Dining Room Wine List

This venue is available on most Carnival cruise ships.

Carnival's main dining room wine list with prices
Carnival's main dining room wine list with prices
Carnival's main dining room wine list with prices
Carnival's main dining room wine list with prices

Fortune Teller Bar

The Fortune Teller Bar is the newest bar available exclusively on the Carnival Mardi Gras.

Fortune Teller Bar Menu on the Carnival Mardi Gras - Wine List
Fortune Teller Bar Menu on the Carnival Mardi Gras - Venus Rising
Fortune Teller Bar Menu on the Carnival Mardi Gras - Bog Juice
Fortune Teller Bar Menu on the Carnival Mardi Gras - New Moon
Fortune Teller Bar Menu on the Carnival Mardi Gras -
Fortune Teller Bar Menu on the Carnival Mardi Gras - Lime in the Coconut
Fortune Teller Bar Menu on the Carnival Mardi Gras - Air of Mystery
Fortune Teller Bar Menu on the Carnival Mardi Gras - Abracadabra
Fortune Teller Bar Menu on the Carnival Mardi Gras - Bohemian Treat
Fortune Teller Bar Menu on the Carnival Mardi Gras - Golden Galaxy
Fortune Teller Bar Menu on the Carnival Mardi Gras - Le Botanique
Fortune Teller Bar Menu on the Carnival Mardi Gras - Crystal Ball
Fortune Teller Bar Menu on the Carnival Mardi Gras - Absinthe Minded
Fortune Teller Bar Menu on the Carnival Mardi Gras - Third Eye
Fortune Teller Bar Menu on the Carnival Mardi Gras - Bayou Smoke

Brass Magnolia Bar

You can find Brass Magnolia in the French Quarter Zone on the Carnival Mardi Gras.

Carnival Brass Magnolia Bar menu
Brass Magnolia Cocktail Menu
Brass Magnolia on Carnival Mardi Gras Wine List
Brass Magnolia Wines and Beers

Don’t want to pay for each individual drink?

For those who don’t want to pay a ‘la cart for drinks, Carnival has an unlimited drink package, called Cheers. Try our Drink Package Calculator to see if it’s worth it financially for you or learn more about the Cheers package here.

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