Calculating The Price Of Bottomless Bubbles:
The price for Bottomless Bubbles will vary depending on if the cruiser is a child or adult. As of the time of writing, the price for a child is $5.95 per day and the adult price is $8.50 per day. Carnival defines a child as 17 years and younger. Multiply the daily rate by your number of sailing days to get the base price of the Bottomless Bubbles package for your cruise. Carnival adds an 18% gratuity to the base price at the time of purchase. This 18% gratuity is included regardless of whether the cruiser is an adult or child.
Here is how to calculate the price of Bottomless Bubbles in a step by step equation format:
Step 1: Multiply The Price Per Day x Number Of Days = Base Price
Step 2: Base Price Calculated In Step 1 x 1.18 = Bottomless Bubbles Price After Gratuity Is Added
Additional Consideration For Price: Carnival's terms and conditions of Bottomless Bubbles specify if the program is used in a US homeport or US port call, tax will be charged on the value of the drink consumed. This means despite you having the Bottomless Bubbles soda package, you will get taxed on the regular menu price of the drink you were able to get through Bottomless Bubbles. The sales tax charged will go on your Sail & Sign card and will likely be minimal. However, you will only be charged the sales tax value of the drink because you used your Bottomless Bubble soda package that covered the base price of the drink.
Where can I purchase Bottomless Bubbles?
If you decide you want Bottomless Bubbles before your cruise, you can purchase it on Carnival's website through your online cruise manager. There should be a link to Carnival's online Fun Shops portal. The ability to purchase Bottomless Bubbles pre-cruise ends at 10pm ET the night before the cruise.
If you decide to purchase on the ship, every bar should be selling Bottomless Bubbles. On the cruise's first day, you will likely see some advertisements for this program.
Is Bottomless Bubbles worth it?
This answer to the question ultimately depends on you! Some cruisers view Bottomless Bubbles as a way to save money because they know they will want to drink several sodas and/or juices. Other cruisers view Bottomless Bubbles as a great program because it makes getting soda or juice easier at the bar. Instead of going through the whole process of charging a soda or cup of juice to a Sail & Sign card cruisers just have to show the Bottomless Bubbles sticker on the Sail & Sign card.
If you know you will be drinking several sodas or cups of juice each day of the cruise you may want to give Bottomless Bubbles serious considerations because it may save you money. Here is how you can calculate whether Bottomless Bubbles is worth it price wise for you:
Step 1: Think about how many cups of soda or juice you would likely order from the bar on an average day of the cruise. Multiply that number by the price for a cup of soda or juice. (Equation: # of Cups Of Soda/Juice Per Day x Price Per Cup)
That represents your estimate for how much you would spend on a given day if you did not have the Bottomless Bubbles package. Don't forget to factor in gratuities.
Step 2: Multiply your estimate from Step 1 by the number of cruise days.
Step 3: Compare your estimate of how much you would spend on the cruise for soda & juice to the amount of how much Bottomless Bubbles costs per day.
If your estimate for spending on soda/juice is MORE than the total amount for Bottomless Bubbles you should purchase the program. If your estimate is accurate you will save money by purchasing Bottomless Bubbles. If your estimate for spending on soda/juice is LESS than the total daily amount for Bottomles Bubbles you may not save money by purchasing Bottomless Bubbles. However, you may be someone that likes the convenience of the soda program so it may still be a worthwhile package for you to purchase!
Does Bottomless Bubbles allow me to get alcohol?
No, this program is limited to sodas and specific juices. Options may vary slightly by cruise and ship.
Can Bottomless Bubbles be used at any time or any place on the ship?
No, Carnival excludes Bottomless Bubbles from a few areas of the ship. Bottomless Bubbles is not valid for beverages offered through room service, souvenir glasses, the specialty coffee onboard, bottled water, or beverages sold at the gangway. I recommend checking Carnival's full list of restrictions prior to cruising.
Even at bars where you can use Bottomless Bubbles, Carnival has a 5 minute wait time restriction in between drinks. This is likely to prevent sharing the soda or juice, which Carnival prohibits as part of the terms and conditions of Bottomless Bubbles.
For additional information related to Bottomless Bubbles, I recommend reading Carnival's Bottomless Bubbles information page with some frequently asked questions. Click Here for the page on Carnival's website. Important: The information contained in this post is subject to change at any time. Please verify all information before making a purchase as information can change or vary by ship and cruise.