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

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

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

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

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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 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 (juice, coffee, hot tea, iced tea, hot chocolate, and milk) are also complimentary with your room service order.

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 visiting during your cruise.

Is Carnival’s room service available 24/7?

Room service is 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 at $2-6.

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 does include 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 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 are not covered by Carnival’s Bottomless Bubbles or CHEERS! drink packages.

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)


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


  • 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


  • 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


  • Strawberry
  • Raspberry
  • Peach
  • Plain


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


  • 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 writing it in 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.

Do you need to tip 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

More resources for your Carnival cruise:

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

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!

Linda Christensen

Thursday 10th of February 2022

Can they do a special 50th Anniversary breakfast and pay extra?

Carrie Ann

Thursday 10th of February 2022

Hi Linda! Congrats to you (or whomever you're celebrating!) Fifty years is a milestone anniversary!

My initial thought was that Carnival doesn't do special room service breakfasts, but Princess (another Carnival Corp product) does for a fee. You mentioned that you didn't mind paying extra, so if you haven't already booked on Carnival I'd recommend looking at Princess and considering their Ultimate Balcony Dining.

Check out my review (link above). To be honest, I think Princess' Balcony Dining dinner is far better than their breakfast (for the money) but it's the only true luxury balcony breakfast that comes to mind with any mainstream or premium cruise line.

Of course, many luxury or ultra-luxury cruise lines will cater to special occasions, but the base fare for cruises is significantly higher. Check out my article Which Cruise Lines Have All-Inclusive Cruises? for an intro.

But back to Carnival! I reached out to my connection at Carnival and they said there's a possibility to pay for a special request like that only if you're booking more than eight rooms as a group. But it's more likely to be fulfilled when booking 21 (!!) or more rooms.

Another option is a special dinner on Carnival instead of breakfast. Their Steakhouse specialty dinner is very special and romantic, and they have something similar on all ships. Read my honest review of the steakhouse on Carnival Pride to get a feel for what they offer.

I know this isn't what you wanted to hear if you had your heart set on a Carnival cruise. But hopefully I was able to give you some other workable options. If you're a die-hard Carnival cruiser, I'd recommend reaching out to your PVP or travel agent before choosing another cruise line. Happy anniversary!!