ABOUT CARNIVAL CRUISE LINE
Get ready to dive into a world where fun knows no bounds!
Escape to paradise with “The World’s Most Popular Cruise Line®”, and embark on the ultimate at-sea adventure out there. Delivering non-stop fun, family-friendly activities, breathtaking destinations and memories to last a lifetime, a cruise onboard a Carnival ship has something for everyone. Carnivals’ fleet of 27 “Fun Ships” are floating resorts, offering possibilities, set against the backdrop of some of the world’s most beautiful destinations. Sailing some 460 + itineraries worldwide, Carnival truly has something on offer for everyone. Escape the ordinary and embrace the extraordinary – it’s time for a holiday like no other with Carnival!
Escape to Paradise
Unleash your wanderlust and set sail with Carnival Cruise Line to explore a variety of mesmerising destionations. From the tropical allure of the Caribbean, to the rugged landscapes of Alaska, the rich history of Europe to the sun-soaked beaches of the South Pacific islands, there is a destination for every adventure-seeker. With Carnival Cruise Lines, the world is your oyster.
The Ultimate Family Holiday
The Onboard Experience
Stateroom and Suites
Rest easy in your Carnival stateroom, where comfort and convenience await. From cosy interiors to luxurious suites, each cabin is equipped with all you need for a perfect night’s sleep. With dedicated attendants, soft linens, and ample storage, Carnival goes above and beyond to ensure your stay exceeds expectations. Choose from a variety of room configurations, interconnecting options, and specially designed cabins for guests with special needs. Experience the ultimate in relaxation onboard a Carnival cruise.
Dining, Bars and Lounges
Indulge your taste buds on the high seas with Carnival Cruise Line’s incredible dining options! From the mouthwatering burgers at Guy’s Burger Joint to the fresh Mexican flavors of BlueIguana Cantina, there’s something to satisfy every craving. And don’t forget about the elegant dining experience in the main restaurant, where each day brings a new opportunity to tantalise your palate. With so many delectable choices – many of which are included in your fare – your appetite will thank you.
From the moment you step onboard a Carnival Cruise, you’ll be smiling from ear-to-ear. Family entertainment is at the heart of the Carnival experience, with everything from epic waterslides and at-sea rollercoasters, to comedy performances and pickleball available to you and your family. And while the kids are in kids club, the parents can kick back in the adults-only retreat, or get some “me time” at the Cloud 9 Spa.
You can enjoy over 45 daily activities onboard a Carnival cruise, including:
⚓ Waterslides and Carnival WaterWorks
⚓ Serenity Adult-Only Retreat
⚓ Dive-In Movies, mini-golf and video arcade
⚓ Playlist productions and stage shows
⚓ The Punchliner Comedy Club
⚓ A variety of bars – Alchemy Bar, RedFrog Pub, RedFrog Rum Bar, BlueIguana Tequila Bar, SkyBox Sports Bay, Piana Bar, Casino Bar and more!
⚓ Cloud 9 Spa, including thermal suites, hydrotherapy pool, Carnival Spa and fitness centre
⚓ Games, Bingo, 80s Night,
⚓ Sailaway Party, Mega Deck Party, Karaoke, live music, nightclub
⚓ Art exhibitions, auctions and seminars
⚓ Seuss at Sea, parade and story time
⚓ Build-a-Bear Workships
⚓ Kids Clubs
⚓ High Tea at Sea
The list just goes on and on… you’ll never be bored on a Carnival cruise!
The Carnival Cruise Line Fleet
The better question might be “what’s not included in my cruise fare?”! The price of your Carnival cruise includes:
⚓A well deserved holiday for starters!
⚓A variety of dining options for breakfast, brunch, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner and a late night snack, in the Main Dining Room and/or the Lido Restaurant
⚓A number of specialty dining options are included (others are not, so its best to check before you make a reservation)
⚓Non-bottled water, lemonade, iced tea, hot chocolate, coffee and tea in the Main Dining Room and 24/7 in the Lido Restaurant
⚓Soft-serve ice cream and frozen yoghurt
⚓Spectacular production shows and entertainment, day and night
⚓Use of the ship’s [many] complimentary facilities such as swimming pools, gym, waterpark, waterslides, mini-golf, spas, table tennis and library
⚓Carnival’s youth programs for kids aged 2 to 17
If you’re a bit of a thrill seeker, Carnival’s new roller coaster – Bolt, found on Carnival Mardis Gras and Carnival Celebration – is a must-try attraction. With only 4 spots available at a time (and the chance it may be closed on windy sea days), early booking is essential. Plan your ride on a port day or be the first to experience it on the sea day, ensuring you have time to reschedule if needed.
Cruising with Children
A Carnival cruise is a family holiday that suits everyone.
Camp Ocean is Carnival’s supervised kids club for children aged two to 11 year of age. From arts and crafts, songs, and games to toys, dancing, movies, and video games, there’s never a dull moment at Camp Ocean. And when it’s time to eat, kids indulge in their favorite back-on-land dishes like mac & cheese, chicken nuggets, and more, all from their own special menus. Circle “C” is the ultimate onboard hotspot designed exclusively for t(w)eens aged 12 to 14, and Club O2 is the ultimate hangout for teens aged 15 to 17, where it’s all about hanging out and having a blast. As the sun sets, Night Owls begins, giving kids the chance to stay up late and enjoy themselves (supervised of course), while parents get to enjoy dinner and a show, kid-free.
Of course, there’s heaps more for kids to do on a Carnival Cruise, with or without their parents. The onboard waterpark, WaterWorks, is the ultimate go-to during hot summery days, and SportsSquare offers heaps of fun activities from mini-golf to a thrilling Ropes Course. Kids aged two to 11 can experience something new with Space Cruisers™, an onboard youth program that introduces kids at Camp Ocean to the wonder of space exploration. From movies and video games, to Suess at Sea, there is something onboard for every kid, of every age.
On Shore Experiences
Explore exotic ports of call like never before with Carnival’s Shore Excursion Program, with a range of unforgettable shore excursions to help you make the most of every stop along the way. Plus, with Carnival’s Shore Excursion Best Price Guarantee, you can trust that you’re getting the best deal. You can book online your shore excursions online before you depart on your cruise, or visit the dedicated desk onboard for expert advice and hassle-free arrangements. After that, all that’s left to do is relax and focus on having fun!
On a Carnival cruise, fun and accessibility go hand-in-hand. Experience top-notch service from your dedicated crew, specially trained to cater to guests with disabilities. With a range of accessible features, including wheelchair friendly staterooms, your journey seamless and unforgettable.
Significant modifications have been made throughout the Carnival fleet to make the ships more easily navigable. Each elevator bank has been fitted with accessible elevators with tactile controls within easy reach for guests who use wheelchairs. For guests who are blind or have low vision, the elevators are also equipped with audio signals. Accessible routes are available throughout most areas of the ship, and you will find accessible tables in the dining venues of each ship. Pool lifts are also available on select ships.For each ship, diagrams of accessible routes, staterooms, and public restrooms are available on the Carnival Cruise Line website, or alternatively, ask your Cruiseabout Consultant to assist you with finding this information.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Cheers! Beverage Program?
CHEERS! Is an all-inclusive beverage program that allows guests to enjoy a wide range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages by paying a flat daily rate. Pricing and age restrictions may differ depending on the ship and itinerary. Please ask your Cruise Travel Adviso for more information specific to the cruise you are interested in.
What are the dining options?
Carnival offers three different dinner seating options. Indulge in the cruising tradition of assigned seating, with a pre-set dining time and a consistent table assignment. For those seeking flexibility, ‘Your Time Dining’ is perfect, as you can dine when and where you like, on a first-come, first-served basis. And if casual bistro dining is more your style, delight in the delicious offerings at the Lido Deck Restaurant and select speciality restaurants.
What are gratuities and are they mandatory?
Appreciation made easy! Sail with Carnival on international itineraries and experience the convenience of the cruise line’s embedded gratuity system. Ensuring that the hardworking shipboard staff receive their well-deserved recognition, a recommended daily gratuity is automatically added to your cruise fare. You can choose to pre-pay this before you set sail, or settle it with your final shipboard account. Plus, if you’re not completely satisfied with the service, you have the flexibility to adjust the gratuities at your discretion.
On Carnival’s Australia-based ships, gratuities are not required, nor will they be automatically added to your shipboard account. You are, however, still welcome to leave a tip for onboard crew should you wish to.