Get to Know Carnival Cruise Line

Posted October 23rd, 2016

As one of the world’s biggest cruise lines, Carnival Cruise Line has plenty to boast about. With a commitment to fun, fun and more fun, the cruise line’s ships are floating wonderlands filled with innovative and exciting features, including the first IMAX theatres at sea, the unique SkyRide aerial experience, and the ever-popular WaterWorks water park. But just how well do you know this passenger-pleasing cruise line? It’s time to find out!

 Carnival Ecstasy 

Did you know?

  • Carnival Cruise Line was founded in 1972. The cruise line started with one second-hand ship and only enough fuel to travel from Miami to San Juan!

  • The cruise line provides passengers with 3 to 16-day itineraries, visiting iconic destinations such as Hawaii, Alaska, the Bahamas and the Pacific Islands.

  • Carnival Cruise Line’s sister companies include Holland American Line, Cunard, Princess Cruises and P&O. They are all owned by Carnival Corporation & plc, which is the world’s largest leisure travel company.

  • Approximately 1,500 Carnival Cruise Line voyages set sail each year.

  • In 2014, the cruise line hosted an estimated 4.5 million guests on its voyages.

  • The VIFP (standing for Very Important Fun Person) Club is the cruise line’s special loyalty program

  • The cruise line has its own ‘Selfies at Sea’ app, which allows guests to turn their holiday snapshots into memorable movies.

  • With the debut of the Carnival Vista, the cruise line introduced its very first brewery at sea (RedFrog Pub & Brewery).

  • Carnival Cruise Line has won numerous awards, including ‘Most Trusted Cruise Line in America’ by Reader’s Digest for two consecutive years.

 A Slide in one of Carnival's WaterWorks Parks

Carnival Cruise Line Ships in Numbers

  • The Carnival Cruise Line fleet currently features 25 ships which operate around the world.

  • The Carnival Vista is the cruise line’s biggest ship and accommodates a whopping 4,000 passengers. It weighs an estimated 133,500 tonnes and stretches out for 1,062 feet.

  • Debuting in 2018, the Carnival Horizon will be the latest addition to the Carnival Cruise Line fleet.

  • The Carnival Vista’s water park is the biggest WaterWorks in the fleet and includes the psychedelic 455-foot-long Kaleid-o-Slide.

  • If you were to place all the ships in the fleet one after the other, you’d have a length of over 23,000 feet.

  • The combined tonnage of all Carnival Cruise Line ships is a gigantic 2,410,098 tonnes. The lightest ships in the fleet come in at 70,367 tonnes and are the Carnival Elation, Fascination, Paradise, Sensation, Ecstasy, Fantasy, Inspiration and Imagination.

  • Stack all the guest decks in the fleet and you’d have a sky-high total of 301 decks!

  • Over 26,000 crew work aboard the range of ships in the fleet.

  • The total number of cabins, suites, etc., in the Carnival Cruise Line is over 31,000 – that’s a whole lot of choice.

 Carnival Vista

To find out even more and to get some insight into what life aboard a Carnival Cruise Line ship is like, give us a call on 1300 954 661. Our experienced cruise consultants are more than happy to answer all your questions and help you discover all there is to love about this popular cruise line.


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