Carnival Cruise Lines

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About Carnival Cruise Lines

Specializing in laid-back, family-friendly cruising for all the family, Carnival Cruise ships are renowned for their fun atmosphere, high-quality accommodation and excellent value for money. Departing almost exclusively from ports in North America, Carnival offers some of the best value cruising deals in the industry with their short 3 or 5-night cruises to the Caribbean, offering extremely good value for cost-conscious families.

Carnival operates one of the largest fleets of cruise ships in the world, with 25 vessels currently navigating the oceans. The average fleet age is 15.8 years with two state-of-the-art vessels set to be introduced during the 2018/19 season. Carnival Magic is one of the newer ships, launched in 2010 with the capacity for 3690 guests. Carnival Ecstasy, first launched in 1990, is known as a family-friendly favorite, with plenty of onboard entertainment for all ages.

Carnival Cruise Lines sail from most major ports in North America, with a number of options available. Short and long cruises depart weekly from Miami, Orlando and Fort Lauderdale to most destinations in the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico, with more far-flung destinations also available such as a transatlantic crossing to Barcelona.

Carnival cruises also depart from Long Beach to explore the beauty of Western Mexico, taking in Baja and Catalina along the way. Those seeking a little more adventure can opt for a 7-night cruise to Alaska, to discover the awe-inspiring beauty of Glacier Bay where passengers get the chance to see dolphins and whales up close and in their natural habitat.

The most popular cruises are the Carnival short cruises which depart from all Miami’s major ports to explore the Western Caribbean. Offering extraordinary value for money, families can enjoy a short 4-day cruise to the Bahamas, taking in the beauty of Nassau, Princess Cays and the Bahamas, before returning home to Orlando.

While cruising, Carnival offers passengers an extensive shore excursion program with a range of exciting excursions available at every port-of-call. Excursions can be pre-booked online before departure or while onboard via the Shore Excursion Desk. Passengers may choose to snorkel in the marine-filled waters of St. John, zipline in Puerto Rico and ride a camel along the beach in Cabo San Lucas, among the array options.

While onboard passengers enjoy a range of facilities, with culinary delights including delicious fresh seafood at the Seafood Shack or the famous juicy burgers at Guy’s Burger Joint. Fine dining options are also available serving cuisine from around the world, along with child-friendly options at the Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast club.

There is also a range of shopping facilities onboard where passengers can treat themselves to duty-free luxury goods at a fraction of the cost. All Carnival Cruise ships also have onboard beauty salons where passengers can relax after a busy day exploring. Other fun activities include the WaterWorks slides, IMAX theatres, pools, mini-golf, basketball, jogging tracks and fitness classes. Game shows, stage shows and Dive-In movies complete the entertainment.

Carnival ships offer luxuriously equipped cabins with a range of amenities, including large ensuite bathrooms, oversized queen and king sized beds, complimentary Wi-Fi throughout, luxury bed linen and fresh towels each morning. Balcony rooms have a large outdoor area where passengers can enjoy stunning views.

A range of suites are also available which provide accommodation for up to five guests in interconnected rooms. For something different, Havana staterooms offer exclusive access to the Havana Bar and Pool, unique resort-themed decor, extra space, hammock chairs and luxurious rain showers. Carnival cruises offer something for everyone, with fun, luxury, adventure and relaxation onboard and exciting activities onshore.

Cruise calendar for Carnival Cruise Lines
World & Special Cruises
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