If you want to play the Deal or No Deal game during your cruise you will need to watch for the game card sales. The Carnival Hub App and What's Happening activity paper will list out the time and location where you buy game cards. As of August 2022, the game cards cost $25 for one card or $40 for two cards and guests must be 18 or older to play. The game cards are typically sold in advance of the Deal or No Deal gameshow so if you want to play you need to watch closely for the sales times. After the time to buy the cards, due to the prep work for the game, it is too late to buy a card to play and then you will just to have to watch in the audience.
When The Game Show Starts:
The time that game show starts should be advertised in the Carnival Hub App and on the What's Happening daily newsletters. Typically the host of the show will let the system randomly pick a guest that purchase a game card earlier during sales. The guest will come up to the stage and play the game. Winnings on stage can be anywhere from 1 cent to $1,000. Guests that purchase a game card, but do not get selected to play on stage still have a chance to win. Throughout the game the guests with game cards have a chance to win based on the brief cases selected. Carnival's website states that the cardholders in the audience could win up to $5,000. Carnival usually has two sessions on stage so two guests generally get to play on stage. Your entertainment team onboard can explain how the game works and rules much better, but the above is a basic summary of the Deal or No Deal game show.
All guests are welcome to watch the Deal or No Deal gameshow. You do not have to purchase a game card to watch.
How Old Do You Have To Be To Play?
Carnival advertises that you have to be 18+ to play Deal or No Deal and to purchase a game-card. However, guests of all ages can enjoy being in the audience to watch Deal or No Deal (under 18 just cannot play as a contestant or be a game card holder).
How long does watching the Deal or No Deal game show take and where does the event typically take place?
Carnival will typically schedule the Deal or No Deal game show in the ship's main show lounge. On Excel class ships (Mardi Gras, Carnival Celebration, and Carnival Jubilee) the event is typically held in the Center Stage area. Typically, the game-show itself takes an average of 45 minutes. The time and day the game-show is held on your cruise will vary based on when it is scheduled by the cruise director & entertainment team.
What ships is Deal or No Deal on?
Carnival does not have Deal or No Deal on each ship as of August 2022. Currently, Carnival's website shows Deal or No Deal being held on Carnival Breeze, Carnival Conquest, Carnival Dream, Carnival Elation, Carnival Freedom, Carnival Glory, Carnival Horizon, Carnival Legend, Carnival Liberty, Carnival Magic, Carnival Miracle, Carnival Panorama, Carnival Paradise, Carnival Pride, Carnival Radiance, Carnival Spirit, Carnival Splendor, Carnival Sunrise, Carnival Sunshine, Carnival Valor, Carnival Vista, and Mardi Gras. Carnival's website shows Deal or No Deal as coming soon to the Carnival Celebration and Carnival Jubilee. Please note, even though Carnival's website shows these ships as having Deal or No Deal the game may not happen on all itineraries or cruises on a particular ship.
For additional information about Deal or No Deal I recommend you check out this page on Carnival's website:
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Please note the Deal or No Deal game show is not on all Carnival ships and the format may vary at Carnival or the ship's discretion. Check onboard your ship for the latest information about Deal or No Deal and for the official rules.