It literally is called Cheers! And it’s the first trial by Carnival Cruise Lines Australia of an alcoholic drinks package for passengers over the age of 18 years.
Start sipping your cocktails as of today, up until the end of January 2020 while Carnival tests the market for the first time onboard their cruise ships departing Australia.
Of course, certain rules apply. Cheers! retails for AU$119 per person per day on Carnival Cruise Lines’ Australia-based ships.
The package is available on cruises of seven days or longer and must be purchased for the entire duration of the cruise. It allows for up to 15 alcoholic drinks at a value of up to AU$20 per drink, per person, per 24-hour period during normal operating hours.
All adults in the cabin must purchase the Cheers! program. Carnival reserves the right to refuse service for any reason, and Responsible Service of Alcohol rules apply.
Jennifer Vandekreeke, VP and General Manager Carnival Cruise Line Australia says the package is being trialled due to the increasing demand from Aussies wanting to keep their trips as simple as possible.
“We had overwhelming demand from our guests looking for the ease and convenience of paying one price for all of their drinks. Offering top-shelf spirits like Grey Goose, Hennessy and Patrón as well as a beautiful selection of domestic and international wines including Prosecco, Cheers! is great value for our guests who appreciate quality beverages,” Ms Vanderkreeke said.
The package includes sparkling wine, domestic and imported wine, beer and hand-crafted cocktails featuring top-shelf brands such as Grey Goose, Hennessy and Patrón. Soft drinks, frozen cocktails and mocktails, non-alcoholic drinks and small bottled water are also included. In addition, it includes discounts for other beverage offerings available onboard, including 25 percent off wines by the glass and spirits outside of the program, beverage seminars and classes and bottles of wine in Nouveau restaurant.