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Ultimate Guide to Room Service on Carnival Cruise Line With Menus (2022)

Ultimate Guide to Room Service on Carnival Cruise Line With Menus (2022)

One of the best parts of a Carnival cruise is trying all the fantastic food options. But you don’t have to leave your stateroom to have a meal or snack! Room service on Carnival is available around the clock.

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I’ll answer all your questions about Carnival Cruise Line room service. Plus, I’ve included current menus, along with prices for any items that aren’t complimentary. Bon appétit!

Is room service free on Carnival?

Although you might remember that in 2019 Carnival announced room service would no longer be free on their ships, outrage from cruisers caused the company to quickly change its mind.

Carnival currently offers several free room service options during the day, from 6 AM until 10 PM. The room service menu offers a selection of salads, sandwiches, and desserts that are always complimentary with your cruise fare during this time.

They also offer a free continental breakfast, delivered to your room in the morning if you order before 3 AM.

Basic drinks are also complimentary with your room service order. These include:

  • Juice
  • Coffee
  • Hot tea
  • Iced tea
  • Hot chocolate
  • Milk

Carnival also offers hot meals and snacks, as well as hot breakfast sandwiches in the morning, for a small additional fee.

How do you order room service on a Carnival cruise?

Ordering room service on a Carnival cruise is easy—just dial 8000 on your stateroom phone. You can access the room service menu before you call by scanning the room service menu QR code posted on the wall.

Tip: You’ll need to connect to the onboard WiFi to scan the QR code, but there’s no charge to use it for scanning codes, using the HUB app, or by visiting carnival.com during your cruise.

Is Carnival’s room service available 24/7?

Room service offerings are always available on Carnival ships, except for disembarkation morning. However, from 10 PM until 6 AM, you can only order from the “A Little $ A Lot of Yummy” portion of the menu. This selection includes hot meals and snacks priced from $2 to $6.

Tip: Looking for a late-night snack but don’t want to pay for room service? All Carnival ships have a 24-hour pizza joint on board—either Pizzeria del Capitano or Pizza Pirate.

Can you order soda or alcohol from room service on a Carnival cruise?

Carnival’s room service menu includes a selection of sodas and beers you can add to your room service order, at regular bar prices (see an example of a bar menu with prices here).

Soft drink choices include Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Pepsi Zero Sugar, Pepsi Caffeine Free, Sierra Mist, Sierra Mist Zero, Mug Root Beer, and Mountain Dew.

Beer choices include Bud Light, Miller Lite, Coors Light, Heineken, Corona, and Pilsner Urquell.

You’ll also have the option of ordering one of their ship-made craft beers like ThirstyFrog Caribbean Wheat, Parched Pig West Coast IPA, or Parched Pig Toasted Amber.

Soda and beer ordered via room service aren’t covered by Carnival’s drink packages, including Bottomless Bubbles and CHEERS!

You may also like: Which Cruise Lines Serve Coke Products vs Pepsi?

Carnival Cruise Line room service menus with prices

Want all the specifics on Carnival’s room service menu, including prices? Here’s the full menu, current as of the date of publication. Note that prices and selection are subject to change.

“On the House” complimentary menu (available 6 AM to 10 PM)

Salads

  • Garden salad with choice of dressing
  • Caesar salad with house-made dressing and shaved parmesan

Sandwiches*

  • Tuna salad
  • Roasted turkey
  • Ham and cheese
  • Turkey bacon, lettuce + tomato
  • Grilled American cheese
  • Grilled Reuben with corned beef and Swiss

*All sandwiches served with potato salad, coleslaw, potato chips, or pretzels. Your choice of white, whole wheat, rye, or gluten-free bread

Desserts

  • New York cheesecake
  • Assorted cookies
  • Chocolate cake

“A Little $ A Lot of Yummy” menu (available 24 hours a day)

  • Totally awesome wings $5 (choice of honey BBQ, buffalo, garlic parmesan, teriyaki, or Caribbean jerk)
  • Chicken tenders $5 (crispy pan breaded chicken with BBQ or honey mustard sauce)
  • Spicy fried firecracker shrimp $6 (spiced shrimp, panko coated and fried, with chili ginger dip. Served with fries)
  • Killer chicken quesadilla $5 (grilled chipotle seasoned chicken, onions, peppers, Monterrey jack, pico de gallo, guacamole)
  • Authentic Philly cheesesteak $5 (frizzled steak, melted cheese, grilled onions on a hoagie. Served with fries)
  • Pan pizza $5 (hand-stretched dough, baked to order. Choice of cheese, pepperoni, or ham + pineapple)
  • Side of fries $2
  • Sweet potato fries $2.50
  • Old fashioned banana split $4

How do you order room service for continental breakfast on Carnival?

You can order a free continental breakfast delivered to your room by filling out a breakfast hangtag and hanging it outside your door prior to 3 AM.

There should be a stack of hangtags in your stateroom (they’re usually hanging on the wall), but your room steward can get you more if you run out.

You can choose the time you’d like your breakfast delivered in half-hour blocks, from 5 AM until 10 AM. Complimentary options include:

Fruit and cereal

  • Banana
  • Melon
  • Frosted Flakes
  • Froot Loops
  • Corn Flakes
  • Lucky Charms
  • Cinnamon Toast Crunch
  • Cheerios

Baked goods

  • Danish
  • White toast
  • Wheat toast
  • Gluten-free toast
  • Muffin
  • Croissant
  • Bagel

Yogurt

  • Strawberry
  • Raspberry
  • Peach
  • Plain

Beverages

  • Orange juice
  • Apple juice
  • Tomato juice
  • Grapefruit juice
  • Hot tea
  • Hot chocolate
  • Milk
  • Skim milk
  • Iced tea
  • Pot of coffee
  • Pot of decaf coffee

Extras

  • Sugar
  • Brown sugar
  • Lemon
  • Honey
  • Sugar substitute (pink, blue, or yellow)
  • Half & half cream
  • Cream cheese
  • Margarine
  • Butter
  • Grape jelly
  • Orange marmalade
  • Strawberry jelly
  • Peanut butter

Tip: If you need dairy-free milk for your coffee or cereal, I’ve had good luck requesting it on a blank spot on the hangtag—even though it’s not on the menu.

Hot breakfast sandwiches (additional fee applies)

  • Sourdough, crispy chicken toastie, hash brown, ranch $3
  • Biscuit, egg, sausage patty, hash brown $3
  • English muffin, bacon, baked egg, hash brown $3
  • Bagel with smoked salmon, cream cheese $5

Note that continental breakfast room service isn’t available on disembarkation morning, but you can still get breakfast at a main dining room or at the buffet—they’re usually open until about 9:30.

Tipping for room service on Carnival

Although Carnival does charge passengers automatic gratuities that are divided amongst the service staff, it’s always a nice idea to give a small tip to the crewmember who delivers your room service meals.

Some crewmembers actually volunteer for room service duty (on top of their already long hours) specifically to make some extra money from tips!

You don’t need to tip a lot—generally a dollar (or its equivalent) is just fine per meal that you have delivered.

Learn more: Tipping on a Cruise Ship: What You Need to Know About Cruise Gratuities

Carnival Cruise Line room service FAQ

Does Carnival Cruise Line charge for room service?

Carnival offers free room service options during the day, from 6 AM until 10 PM. The complimentary room service menu offers a selection of salads, sandwiches, and desserts.

When is Carnival Cruise Line room service available?

Carnival ships offer room service 24/7, except on disembarkation morning.

Does Carnival Cruise line have a delivery fee for room service?

Carnival doesn’t charge a delivery fee for room service. However, hot menu items do have an upcharge during the day. All room service items on the late-night menu have an upcharge.

Do you need to tip for room service on Carnival?

Tipping for Carnival room service isn’t mandatory, but a cash gratuity of $1 per meal is customary for cruisers.

More resources for your Carnival cruise:

Do you have any other questions about room service on Carnival? Let me know in the comments below!

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Katie

Tuesday 20th of September 2022

Hello! Thank you for the informative post! When you say to tip the crew member who delivers your food $1 per meal, does that mean $1 per delivery or $1 per actual meal? We will be cruising with 5 kids so if we ordered breakfast in should we tip $7?

Katie

Tuesday 20th of September 2022

@Carrie Ann, that definitely helps. Thank you so much for your prompt response, I really appreciate it!

Carrie Ann

Tuesday 20th of September 2022

Hi Katie, I generally tip $1 per full adult-sized meal, so if each kid is having just a bowl of cereal and some juice (for example), you can tip a bit less — maybe $4-5 for the entire family. But if you order 5-6 trays worth of food, I'd tip more in the $7 range. Hope this helps!

Carol Belitz

Saturday 20th of August 2022

Booking number [redacted] I wanted to surprise my fiancé when we get on the ship. So I ordered Skyy vodka and he won't drink it. Do you have Tito’s because that is all he will drink? Therefore, I would like to cancel the vodka. We don’t board until August 27. Please advise because I don't really want to pay $100 and have it go to waste. You can credit my card for $100. That would work too. Thank you so much.

Carrie Ann

Sunday 21st of August 2022

Hi Carol, I'm an independent cruise travel writer, and Should Be Cruising has no affiliation with Carnival. If you're looking to change or cancel an order you have with Carnival, I'd advise reaching out to them directly. Calling the Fun Shops is probably your best bet - their number is 1-800-522-7648. Enjoy your cruise!

Madeline

Thursday 11th of August 2022

Can you order a bottle of liquor through room service on carnival sunshine.

Carrie Ann

Friday 12th of August 2022

Hi Madeline, your best bet if you want a bottle delivered to your room is to pre-order it before your cruise. You can find a list of all their drink options here.

If you'd rather wait until you're on the ship and order through room service, you'll be limited to the bottles they have in surplus, which might be limited depending on your sailing. Enjoy your cruise!

Janet

Wednesday 29th of June 2022

I'll be alone in my cabin, If I'm not sure what I can eat in one morning can I order a bagel and a croissant and a danish with my cereal or would all that be rude? I have stomach problems and never know how my day will start.

Carrie Ann

Wednesday 29th of June 2022

Hi Janet, that wouldn't be rude at all! I love cruising solo with Carnival, and I order all sorts of things for my room service breakfast. If I can't finish everything, I often pop the extras in the fridge (there's always plenty of plastic wrap on your breakfast tray to keep things fresh) for an easy snack later. If dairy irritates your stomach, be sure to write SOYA MILK in bold letters on the hangtag. That's usually the only dairy-free alternative on Carnival, and I've found that most of the kitchen and waitstaff call it "soya". Enjoy your cruise!

Irene Lightsey

Wednesday 23rd of March 2022

We will be sailing on 45th Anniversary on Carnival Dream for a 14 day cruise 1/14/2023. What can I do to surprise my husband in the Main Dining Room on Formal Night? We have been planning this for a long time.

Carrie Ann

Wednesday 23rd of March 2022

Hi Irene, congrats on your upcoming anniversary! You can call the Fun Shops and pre-order an anniversary cake to be delivered to your table (I believe they offer two sizes and two flavors). Or maybe order Champagne and chocolate-dipped strawberries to be delivered to your room while you're getting ready for dinner? I'd also speak with your head waiter and ask if they have any fun ideas. Happy cruising!