Carnival Cruise Drink Menus & Prices

When you take a Carnival cruise, it’s always a good idea to scope out the drinks menus beforehand.

Couple drinking on Mardi Gras' deck

If you know what kinds of drinks you can order in the different bars and the prices, you’ll avoid any awkward moments when the waiter asks what you went, you have no idea, and then you accidentally spend 20 bucks on a drink that you don’t even like!

When I went onboard Carnival Celebration in November 2022, I took photos of the drinks menus for you. Each ship has a slightly different selection of bars, but this should still give you a good idea of the drinks available on a Carnival cruise right now.

To be clear – the drinks menu photos in this article are from my November 2022 cruise. They’ll give you a good idea of the range of drinks available, but the prices may have slightly increased from those on each Carnival drink menu. I’ll point out any prices that I know are higher throughout this guide.

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If you just want to know roughly how much are drinks on Carnival cruise ships, here’s the quick answer to that…

Carnival Cruise Bar Prices 2024:

  • Cocktails: $10.50 -$12.50
  • Beer (16oz): $7.00 to $8.50
  • Wine by the glass: $9.50 to $14.00
  • Spirit and mixer: $7.50 to $15.00
  • Soft Drinks: $2.75 
  • Specialty Coffee: $2.50 – $4.95
  • Energy Drinks: $4.95
  • Smoothies: $6.50
  • Bottled Water: $1.50 – $3.95

The Carnival drinks prices aren’t terrible – they’re similar to what you’d pay on other cruise ships that have a similar style to Carnival. You’ll pay more than you would on land, but not a huge amount more.

Now, let’s take a closer look at each of the Carnival drinks menus…

Atrium Bar Drinks Menu

Each Carnival ship has a bar in the atrium. Here, you can enjoy a good selection of drinks including beers, wines, spirits, cocktails and soft drinks. A cocktail is usually the most popular choice here. These are my photos of the menus, but I know that prices have increased by $0.50 to $1 for each drink since.

Carnival drinks menu
Carnival Atrium Bar tropical classic menu
Carnival Atrium Bar cocktail menu
Carnival Atrium Bar martini menu
Carnival Atrium Bar beer menu
Carnival Atrium Bar wine menu

Alchemy Bar Cocktail List

Found on almost all Carnival ships (except Carnival Paradise), the Alchemy bar is a cross between a bar and a pharmacy! This vintage-themed cocktail bar is the place to go if you like to see tantalising cocktail creations mixed before your eyes.

Here cocktails now cost $13, but they are a little more special than normal. Non-alcoholic versions cost $9.50. A bit of a jump from these 2022 prices:

Carnival Alchemy Bar menu

Casino Bar Menu

Every Carnival ship has a casino and within it, there’s a bar. You won’t find full menus here, but there are some small menus on the tables that list cocktails and craft beers.

These are all slightly more expensive options, so there’s an element of upselling going on here. The menu also suggests upgrading your mixed drinks with an extra shot for $4. Because of course, if there’s anywhere on the ship that Carnival wants you to get a little tipsy, it’s in the casino!

Bear in mind that if you do double up, the extra shot won’t be covered by your Cheers drinks package, you’ll be charged for it.

Prices at the casino bar have risen between $0.50 and $1 since I took these photos.

Carnival cocktail menu
Carnival craft beer menu
Carnival extra shot menu

Havana Bar Menu

Available on Carnival Jubilee, Celebration, Mardi Gras, Panorama, Horizon, Vista and Sunshine, the Havana Bar is a Cuban-themed bar. While the Havana pool area is only for guests staying Havana rooms, the Havana Bar is open to all.

Here, you can enjoy Cuban coffees, Cuban sodas and rum-based cocktails.

I believe these prices are still the same as they were, though that might change by the time you read this.

Carnival Havana bar drinks menu
Carnival Havana bar drinks menu

Guy’s Pig & Anchor Brewhouse

On the new Excel-class and Vista-class ships, you’ll find Guy’s Brewhouse. An addition to the popular Guy’s Smokehouse, this pub serves an exclusive line of Parched Pig craft beers.

You can also get cocktails here, either in a regular glass or in a large mason jar that you can take home with you.

The cocktails all cost an extra $1 than these prices – they’re all $11.50 now.

Carnival Pig & Anchor drinks menu
Carnival Pig & Anchor drinks menu

RedFrog Tiki Bar

Only on the newest Carnival ships – Carnival Jubilee, Carnival Celebration and Mardi Gras – the Red Frog Tiki bar is a South Pacific-themed bar where you can enjoy Polynesian punch, rum cocktails and RedFrog beers.

Most of the drinks have increased by $1 since I took these pictures – some by $1.50.

Carnival Red Frog Tiki Bar drinks menu
Carnival Red Frog Tiki Bar drinks menu

Serenity Adult-Only Retreat Drinks Menu

On every Carnival ship, you’ll find the Serenity adults-only retreat. Only for those aged 21 and up, this relaxing area has comfy loungers and daybeds. I love that the drinks menus here are attached to the daybeds – so that you can easily see which cocktails, sangrias, wines and beers you can order without leaving your seat.

Carnival Serenity Bar drinks menu
Carnival Serenity Bar drinks menu

JavaBlue Cafe & Shake Spot Menu

Most Carnival ships feature the coffeeshop, JavaBlue. This is the go-to place for fancy coffees, including spiked versions, as well as milkshakes and floats.

The prices here are the same as when I took this photo, when I last checked, but they might increase by the time you read this.

Carnival Javablue Cafe drinks menu
Carnival Shake Spot drinks menu
Carnival today's spiked special drinks menu

I hope that you found these photos of the drink menus on Carnival cruises to be helpful – and where possible, I’ve added details on price increases since I took the pictures. I suggest that you also check out my guide to Carnival drink packages next.

I also have this list of Carnival Drink Package Tips to avoid getting ripped off with any hidden charges.

And, if you happen to have any onboard credit, don’t miss this guide that shows you the best ways to spend it: 12 Ways to Use Your Carnival Onboard Credit Like a Pro.


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