The pilot program's popularity may be tempered by the fact that all cabin mates must purchase the package. This may be good for Carnival's sales, but it's not necessarily great for cabin mates with divergent budgets or drinking habits.
Will Carnival become the latest cruise line to jump on the all-you-can-drink, alcohol-included beverage package bandwagon — joining lines like Celebrity, Oceania and MSC? Perhaps so. If the trial run of the “My Awesome Bar Program,” which is currently underway aboard Carnival Victory, is a success, the beverage package could be rolled out to the entire fleet.
Cruise Critic first heard of the test program from member sooner33, who posted information about it on Saturday. In an e-mail to Cruise Critic, Carnival spokesman Vance Gulliksen confirmed that the trial has been ongoing since Victory’s August 5 departure.
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