Carnival Cruise Line
A self-contained resort, a trip aboard Carnival Cruise Line is an excellent choice for first time and experienced cruisers. Aptly known as "the Fun Ships", there are so many options onboard these vessels that you will feel like you are in paradise before you even leave your ship. Carnival is known for fun, and no matter what your age, there are tons of activities to choose from that will keep you happy and entertained as you travel to your exciting destinations.
Since 1972 Carnival has been providing fantastic ocean voyages. With a fleet of 21 ships, you can board a Superliner such as the Fantasy. This ship is a great choice for families with younger children and for first time cruisers.
- Carnival Conquest
- Carnival Destiny
- Carnival Dream
- Carnival Glory
- Carnival Legend
- Carnival Liberty
- Carnival Magic
- Carnival Miracle
- Carnival Pride
- Carnival Spirit
- Carnival Triumph
- Carnival Valor
- Carnival Victory
A bevy of exotic itineraries await your perusal - including Alaska, The Bahamas, Europe, Hawaii, Mexico, The Caribbean, or the Panama Canal. You can add to your fun by planning a short excursion ahead of time. With so many excellent options, this cruise line makes planning your next cruise fun and easy.
An oasis at sea, you can unwind at the spa, boogie down in the world famous showrooms with live entertainment, or enjoy heart-pumping action at the casinos.
The Triumph is another great member of Carnivals fleet. The rooms are quiet, clean and comfortable, and you can enjoy free 24 hour room service. The Sail and Sign card acts as Room Key, ID, and credit card, so you don't have to carry a purse or a wallet around with you. If you have kids with you sign them up for Camp Carnival, where they can enjoy reserved seating at shows - just be sure to rent a two-way radio to stay in touch.
Kids of all ages have a blast on a Carnival Cruise ship as well, with age appropriate offerings of every kind. Younger children can enjoy everything from sing-alongs and bingo, to t-shirt painting, and puppet shows. And teens will love the swimming, parties, games and tournaments on Carnival, as well as the Teen Shore Excursion Pro. You can rest assured your children will be entertained and well taken care of. Spend your free time strolling leisurely on the deck, or enjoy a late night movie. The piano bar is hopping with singing and drinks if you like good old fashioned fun.
With free 24-hour coffee, tea, lemonade and hot chocolate, you can leave your wallet in the cabin. And you could win cash at a Bingo game and leave it there for days.
The dining - from the breakfast buffets to the formal dinners, is all five stars. So is the service. As you walk back to your room, you will wonder with a smile what towel animals your steward will have made up for you. You will be pleasantly surprised when your waitress unfolds your menu and hands it to you.
From the Vegas-style shows to the free morning room service, you will never cease to be amazed at the quality of service on these ships.
The only note of caution when cruising on Carnival Cruise Lines is : Careful, you might get hooked on it! After a Carnival cruise you will never want to experience your vacation in any other way.
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