NEWS: Carnival Bans Bottled Water and Soda

Cruise Radio reports: Carnival Bans Bottled Water and Soda

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I can understand the reason for this but I always bring an empty reusable bottle with me that I fill at breakfast with ice cubes and cold water to have while sitting poolside. My husband is on meds that makes his mouth dry and always carries water in a bottle with him wherever he goes. This will be a real problem for him. It may mean that we don't cruise on Carnival anymore.

just saw this as well. Considering the discussion thread about smuggling alcohol onboard (which I do not agree with)... this narrows the means for contraband.

This will not have an effect on us when we travel, as we have to fly to every departure destination. However, once on board we do but a coffee mug for early morning coffees and we do buy a water bottle for poolside use.

I do understand where they are coming from though. I may not agree with it but I understand.

I can see how the line would do this to make more profits off of bottled water and soda sales. It is like a restaurant letting you bring in soda or coffee to drink with dinner but not order from them. The line is in the business of selling soda and water. With Carnival keeping cabin prices so low I can see why they would do this.

As John mentioned I also typically fly into a port to go on a cruise, so I can not carry a 12 pack of soda on a plane and I do not bother to go shopping in port for soda before a cruise.

This was just on the news, you can still bring soda in Cans and a bottle of wine. No plastic bottles because of the booze smuggling. So you can bring water if it is in a can like sparkling water.

I have not traveled on Carnival in awhile. However, this would not stop me. My wife likes to take water on board. So if I was traveling on carnival I would just buy the packs of 12 before boarding ( worth it to me, I really don't like carrying the water). Makes me wonder if the cruise lines read the boards especially about alcohol smuggling.

Should we travel again on Carnival, I know that my husband will call Carnival about his dry mouth issues and see how they can accommodate him. We have never smuggled booze on board and never would. I'm sure something could be worked out.

More news in for water drinkers on Carnival, From John Heald's Blog.

$2.99 (plus tax) for a 12-pack of 500 ML of bottled water for pre-cruise purchase. Please visit to place your order before your cruise to ensure we have an ample supply onboard.

$4.99 (plus gratuities) for a 12-pack of 500 ML of bottled water for purchase onboard.

I would rather pre-order it then have to carry it on myself.

Sounds like another way of making money off travelers. What a shame that it comes down to banning a single bottle of water.

So people can actually re-seal the bottles?


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