Carnival Cruise Line Hikes Bottled Water Price

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Carnival Cruise Line has announced an increase in the price of bottled water. The new price hike is reflected in its Fun Shops online, where you can purchase items before your cruise.

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The line has raised prices significantly, with a 12-pack of 16.9 fluid-ounce bottles now costing $11.95, up from $9.95. For reference, the same water pack was $4.95 two years ago.

The 8-pack of 1.5-liter bottles is priced at $24.95, up from $20.00, while individual 1.5-liter bottles are now $4.50.

If there is a silver lining to this increase, the price is the same onboard as pre-cruise.

141% Price Increase Over Last Two Years

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It marks double-digit increases from just earlier this year. Based on price increases over the past two years, the 12-pack of bottled water has increased by 141%.

The cost of bottled water is the same whether it is pre-purchased or bought during the cruise. While bottled water is unlikely to be a deal breaker for a cruise vacation, it is a significant hike in price over a relatively short time.

Pre-order bottled water from the Fun Shops.

“The price did go up a bit recently with our bottled water because of inflation, which I know many of you are facing on land as well,” Carnival Cruise Line Brand Ambassador John Heald said earlier this year.

Comparatively speaking, Carnival still has the cheapest bottled water prices at sea. Norwegian Cruise Line charges $34.95 for a 12-pack of one-liter bottles, while Royal Caribbean charges $39 for a 12-pack.

What is Carnival’s bring-your-own-drinks Policy?


Water in staterooms, drink stations, and water fountains are regulated by the CDC and deemed safe to drink.

Although the cruise line allows for a small number of soft drinks like sodas, energy drinks, and juices to be brought aboard in cans or cartons.

The cruise line prohibited bottled water and bottled soda in the summer of 2015.

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