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9 Best Drinks to Try on Your Next Carnival Cruise

Sometimes I get asked what the best part of cruising is. Most people expect me to say the sun, or the beaches. Maybe the unlimited food. But if I’m being honest, it has to be sipping a drink by the pool. There’s nothing more relaxing then laying out in the sun with something fruity in your hand. Normally when I tell people this, they assume I mean alcoholic drinks. Thankfully though, Carnival has a wide range of non-alcoholic drinks to try. Dare I say, most of them are better than the ones with alcohol.


Kiss On The Lips

This drink is typically served with alcohol, but I found out you could order it zero proof. Something about the way mango, peach and grenadine taste together make this drink seriously addicting. Plus, it’s lighter tasting than most other frozen drinks so it feels good on a hot day.

Piña Colada

A classic frozen cocktail, piña colada’s are made with pineapple juice and coconut. Carnival takes it a step further though with the different ways you can enjoy your piña colada. A Miami Vice is served with strawberry daquiri in the same glass. Or maybe a Mango Swirl is more your style. Either way, you’re sure to enjoy this drink.

Mocha Chocolate Getaway

This drink is sinfully good, just like it’s description says. A frozen drink mixed with Mocha flavoring and chocolate syrup. It tastes just like your average frap but without the coffee. So no caffeine downfall later.

Banana Split

I love a good banana split for dessert, but was a little hesitant to try it in drink form. It’s chocolate milk with banana mixed in and it’s actually really good. Albeit, not as great as a real banana split but a really close second.


Yes, a tried and true drink but still good nonetheless. Basically though without the alcohol, it turns into a milkshake. Great for the kids though.


If alcohol is your thing, Carnival has you covered. There are some amazing drinks to be had and if you have the cheers package it won’t break your budget!

Miami Vice

This tropical fruity drink has it all! Rum, piña colada mix, and daiquiri mix. It is garnished with a pineapple, cherry, and umbrella! It is a party all by itself. The only thing missing is Don Johnson!

Ultimate Suntan

Who says you need the sun to get tanned? While this drink won’t cause sunburn, it will cause fantasies of laying in the sun soaking up all the rays! It is a mix of rum, creme de banana, blackberry brandy, sweet and sour mix, orange juice, and a float of grenadine. It is topped off with an orange and cherry.

The Cruiser

You know what they say…when in rome! You are a cruiser, so why not try the drink named after you? This is one of my favorites! It is sweet but not to sweet. It goes down really smooth thanks to the vodka, rum, and peach schnapps! It has 3 different juices (orange, cranberry, and pineapple) and is topped of with an orange and cherry.

Mexican Mama

When I heard about this drink I thought it was spicy but it is anything but! It is a fruity concoction of tequila, apricot brandy, fruit punch, coconut milk, and grenadine. But be careful, this drinks packs a powerful punch. While it goes down smooth, it can knock you off your feet if you have too many!

So sure, the beaches are great and so is the warm sun. The trivia is a blast and it’s always nice to catch a show. Nothing though will beat lounging in the sun, glasses on, a book in hand, sipping on one of these drinks.
9 Best Carnival Cruise Drinks