Frequently asked questions about cruising.
Staterooms on a ship are considered hotel rooms on land.
Ocean view stateroom has a window looking out. However there is no access to the outdoors from within an ocean view room.
If you are claustrophobic, an ocean view room is highly recommended.
Interior staterooms are rooms within the body of the ship.
If you enjoy total darkness for sleeping, this room is highly recommended.
Absolutely no staterooms are below the water level!!
Stateroom registration on the ship includes most meal options including all buffets, room service meals (Gratuities extra), and most non alcoholic beverages. There will be options to purchase specialty coffees, desserts and specialty cuisine.
This is considered a private group similar to a wedding group!
All cruise bookings must go through Barbie’s Musical Adventures to participate in the Caribbean Classic Country & Bluegrass Cruise.
Any bookings made on your own will not allow attendance to the our special private music events.
This will be strictly enforced for the enjoyment of our compliant passengers.
All deposits must be paid by credit card as soon as possible to guarantee space.
Music Package Payment
$200 per person to be paid by check, cash, money order or PayPal to Evans Media Source.
It is highly recommended that the alcohol and soda pop packages be purchased before you board or on the first day to avoid large bills at end of cruise.
These packages are great if you consume more than 3 beverages of each per day.
Alcoholic Beverage Package: Cheers Program– Must be 21 or older to purchase and each adult assigned to a stateroom must purchase the package.
Pre-Purchase Price- $49.95 per person per day + 15% gratuity– can be purchased online at
www.carnival.com/Funshops or by calling 800-522-7648 Monday-Sunday 8:00 am-10:00 pm ET. Cut off for pre-purchase is 10:00 pm ET the evening prior to the cruise.
Once onboard the cost is $54.95 per person, per day, +15% gratuity.
More information is available online
Soda Pop Package: Bottomless Bubbles –pay one flat price for fountain soda and juice.
Child price-$495 per day (17 years of age and younger)
Adult price-$7.95 per day (18 years of age and older)
These packages must be bought on the first day.
You have to buy for every day that the cruise runs.
You cannot buy for just one or two days.
You can bring 1 bottle of wine or 750 ml of Champagne on ship per person.
Please note: The following beverages are included in the price of your cruise and are served in the Main Dining Room, 24/7 in the Lido Restaurant and 24/7 via Room Service:
Non-bottled water, lemonade, unsweetened iced tea, hot chocolate and non-specialty coffee and tea.
Recommended gratuities of $64.75 per person is an additional fee.
*Gratuities can be prepaid or paid before leaving ship.
These gratuities are split among crew on ship including dining room wait staff.
It is not mandatory so if person doesn’t feel staff deserves it, the gratuities does not have to be paid.
I would just ask that passengers be mindful and respectful of the staffs’ duties.
On Shore Excursions
Excursion information can be found on the Carnival Cruise Lines website as well as in your stateroom.
Sign up online or on the ship.
Hotel and Shuttle Information to follow shortly!