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What You Can Expect Onboard a Spectacular Carnival Cruise

Discover a fun-filled adventure onboard Carnival Cruise Line and enjoy mind-blowing thrills and amazing amenities while sailing to top destinations.
5 minute read | Mar 24, 2023
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    Whether you're curious to try out a new cruise line or are a first-time cruiser, one thing is for certain – cruising is all about having fun. And that’s why Carnival Cruise Line prides itself on having fun-filled ships that make your cruising experience unforgettable.

    Not to mention, Carnival even has some of the newest fleets on the market such as Carnival Celebration™, built in 2022 to commemorate Carnival’s 50th anniversary, and Carnival Jubilee™, set to sail in early 2023. Plus, with a wide variety of cruise dates and destinations to choose from, you can discover the perfect getaway for your own schedule on any Carnival cruise ship.

    Need a sneak peek at the action? Here's what you can expect when you embark on an exciting Carnival voyage. 

    Contact a Travel Advisor in the Avoya Travel NetworkTM or browse here to see everything Carnival Cruise Line has to offer for your next vacation.

    Outstanding Amenities

    As you may know, amenities are the backbone of the cruising experience. That's why Carnival provides world-class amenities designed to suit everyone's needs.

    For instance, start your day off with a delicious meal at Seaday Brunch or opt for an exquisite in-room breakfast with Carnival's 24-hour room service. Once you’re in need of some fun, grab your swimsuit and head on over to WaterWorks™, Carnival's onboard waterpark. Built with fun in mind, these mind-blowing waterslides are perfect for both kids and adults alike and may even have side-by-side racing slides for additional action.

    Once you're in need of a break, make your way to the IMAX® theater and catch up on the latest films, or grab some friends and participate in a friendly round of mini golf onboard. You can even head over to the Serenity Adults-Only Retreat and relax in built-for-comfort lounge chairs as you sail the open seas.

    IMAX® theater only available on: Carnival Horizon®, Carnival Vista®

    All-Day Dining Opportunities

    In between mixology competitions and dance parties, you're sure to work up an appetite. For complimentary dining, head on over to the Lido Marketplace, a casual dining hub featuring a deli counter, a salad bar, a pasta station, and much more along with indoor-outdoor seating. Alternatively, treat yourself to an exquisite three-course meal in the upscale dining room, or you can order in and enjoy signature steakhouse dishes and hand-crafted pizza from the comfort of your room with all-day delivery.

    On top of that, each ship has exquisite restaurants onboard with delightful, hand-crafted dishes exclusive to Carnival guests. Experience world-renowned chef Guy Fieri's favorite BBQ dishes at Guy’s Pig & Anchor Smokehouse | Brewhouse or enjoy crab-stuffed lobster tail and seafood bisque at Rudi's Seagrill, a signature dish by master chef Rudi Sodamin. No matter where you dine, you’ll be sure to find exceptional cuisine while sailing with Carnival.

    Guy's Pig & Anchor Smokehouse | Brewhouse only available on: Carnival Celebration™, Carnival Horizon®, Carnival Panorama®, Mardi Gras®, and coming soon to Carnival Jubilee™

    Rudi’s Seagrill only available on: Carnival Celebration™, Mardi Gras®, and coming soon to Carnival Jubilee™

    Spacious Rooms & Suites

    After a long day of fun-filled festivities, rest and relax in one of Carnival's incredible staterooms designed with unique amenities for every type of guest. For families, Carnival offers connecting staterooms that allow access to two spacious rooms through a slide-in door, so kids and adults can enjoy their privacy without budgeting for two or more rooms. Families or big groups can even upgrade to the Family Harbor room, an American nautical-themed stateroom featuring video games, board games, movies, and even a one-night babysitting service during the cruise.

    For a more tranquil, intimate experience, Carnival provides Cloud 9 Spa™ staterooms and suites included with relaxing décor, soft-to-touch bathrobes, priority spa reservations, thermal suites, and access to the Hydrotherapy Pool on certain ships. Better yet, feel like a star in the Havana stateroom and enjoy exclusive pool access, an intimate outdoor chill space, a hammock chair, and a pristine rain shower.

    Family Harbor only available on: Carnival Celebration™, Carnival Horizon®, Carnival Jubilee™, Mardi Gras®, Carnival Panorama®, and Carnival Vista®

    Cloud 9 Spa only available on: Carnival Breeze®, Carnival Celebration™, Carnival Dream®, Carnival Horizon®, Carnival Jubilee™, Carnival Luminosa™, Carnival Magic®, Mardi Gras®, Carnival Panorama®, Carnival Radiance®, Carnival Splendor®, Carnival Sunrise®, Carnival Sunshine®, and Carnival Vista®

    Havana only available on: Carnival Celebration™, Carnival Horizon®, Carnival Jubilee™, Mardi Gras®, Carnival Panorama®, and Carnival Vista®

    Fun for All Ages

    When it comes to cruising, it's crucial to always have fun while sailing the open seas. Luckily, Carnival provides top-notch entertainment for all ages to enjoy.

    For instance, hop onboard Carnival Celebration™, Mardi Gras®, or Carnival Jubilee™ and experience the very first roller coaster at sea! This thrilling coaster known as BOLT® wraps around the ship for awe-inspiring, 360-degree views and lets you control the speed so you can go as fast – or slow – as you want!

    Want access to the best view onboard? Climb aboard Carnival’s SkyRide®, a bicycle-themed ride that suspends you high up in the air as you pedal around the ship.

    The fun doesn't stop there – laugh the night away at Punchliner Comedy Club™, available on most ships, and enjoy complimentary drinks during the performance. Carnival offers family-friendly and adults-only comedy shows to ensure everyone can have a laugh onboard. Looking for a fun family night? Spend the evening auditioning for Family Feud™ Live on the ship and participate as a team against other guests. You can either sign up to play as a team of five or simply join the studio audience and watch as the cruise director (i.e., your host) and fellow cruisers battle it out on stage.

    Family Feud™ only available on: Carnival Celebration™, Mardi Gras®

    Carnival SkyRide® only available on: Carnival Horizon®, Carnival Panorama®, Carnival Vista®

    Book With Confidence

    Once you're ready to set sail onboard one of Carnival Cruise Line's incredible vessels and experience everlasting fun firsthand, turn to one of Avoya Travel's Independent Travel Advisors. With expert knowledge and access to exclusive deals, booking your perfect vacation with Avoya is almost as fun as the cruise itself!

    Call the number at the top of this page to be connected with a Travel Advisor in the Avoya Travel NetworkTM who can help you get the best price and answer any questions you have about Carnival Cruise Line.

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