Carnival Cruise Lines operates 24 ships featuring voyages lasting three to fourteen days. Destinations include the Caribbean, Bahamas, Mexico, Europe, Alaska, Canada, New England, Hawaii, Bermuda, and Australia. All cruises are family-friendly with lots of activities for children and teenagers to enjoy. Two formal nights are standard on cruises lasting seven nights. Normal attire for men includes dark suits or sport coats and ties. For shorter trips, one night is usually required. All other nights are casual and allow jeans or dress shorts to be worn in the dining areas. The cruise ships request that cutoffs and short-shorts not be worn after 6 p.m.
Carnival ships contain high-energy entertainment options, from Las Vegas styled revues to glitzy casinos, live bands and comedy shows. You can work out in the fitness center or take a run along a jogging track that encircles the outer portion of the ship. Families can watch movies on a giant outdoor screen or head to the waterpark. Tons of activities are available for children of all ages. Shopping includes themed stores for kids including a candy store.
The Carnival Cruise's website offers features to help you plan your vacation and find the lowest prices and discounts on upcoming cruises. Senior discounts, military discounts and other incentives are available as well. If you find a better Carnival advertised deal somewhere else within two days of booking a cruise, Carnival will give you 110 percent of the difference in onboard credit.
Carnival tries to protect their guests when making a reservation through their cruise lines. They understand that some may need to utilize travel insurance. Carnival's Cruise Vacation Protection protects you with a 100 percent cash reimbursement of applicable penalties for cancellations due to specified reasons, such as:
Carnival Cruise Lines feature six dining options on their ships which include seafood, burgers, steakhouse, Italian cuisine, Mexican cuisine, and a themed restaurant for kids called Dr. Seuss Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast. A jogging track encircles the outer part of the ship. Spa services, hair salon, and fitness center services are also available. Standard amenities on each Carnival ship also include:
Carnival Cruise ships travel to the Caribbean, Bahamas, Mexico, Europe, Alaska, Canada, New England, Hawaii, Bermuda, and Australia. Dates and times for when these cruise ships depart depend on a number of contributing factors. Pricing information for some of these destinations are broken down as follows:
Transportation to and from the cruise ship (back to the airport) is also included. Transportation from the airports in New York, Los Angeles, Orlando, and others are available. Cruises are available all year long and can extend anywhere from three to fourteen days.
For those who are looking for a quiet and relaxing getaway, Carnival Cruises may not be the ideal choice. Large crowds and boisterous entertainment options are ongoing throughout the length of the cruise. There are areas of the ship that are private retreats to get away from the bustle, but most options available on the ship are geared toward kids and teenagers and create loud noises that may be disturbing for those wanting to relax.
Offshore excursions cost extra and can be a bit pricey for families seeking an affordable vacation experience. Some of the activities onboard cost extra as well. It is too easy to rack up a large vacation bill with the extra costs involved. Most children's activities are free, but late-night party program fees and video game charges can add up quickly. On top of regular rates, other costs may include:
Because of the large number of people on board the cruise ships, individual attention may lack on occasion and it may be hard to get the attention of attendants should you need anything. Babysitting is available, but it costs extra. The rate for babysitting is $6 per hour, and $4 for each additional child. For those with infants, you will be required to provide staff with diapers and wipes for children under two years old.
we had a very bad experience,we took a cruise,or should i say we booked a cruise for that date ,we got on the ship 3days later(mar 30th,we were suppose to get on mar 28th) .. due to plane departure,and carnival cruise lines,we purchased transfers,when we got to miami ,we called and they said they would send someone and never did,about a half an hour later we got a taxi, we were 3 minutes late ,After extensive travel ,getting on 7 planes ,we finally got on.some at our expense we got on ship at Domonic Republic on tues, which made it a 5 day instead of 8 day, we bougt insurance.we only got back 500 apiece,which was our out of pocket we expences, We contacted carnivale .they would do nothing, we have traveled carnivale lmany times,we probably wont ever again!We didnt expect a full refund, but we at least thought,they would offer another cruise at a discounted price,
I'm 69 years of age. i been on 3 cruises with carnival,going on number 4 in oct. and planning one for sept. 2016 to new England. the thing i love most about carnival, they did not forget the cruiser, plus the food, shows,casino etc. it's a 10 for me
Linda A Balcom
Got back from Carnival Cruise May 5, 2015 and already am ready to go again. This was our 8th Carnival Cruise and we have a wonderful time every time we go. Never had a bad experience Every thing is wonderful. The staff the room everything.
Sailed June 6 on Freedom. It was a great trip and the staff was excellent. The staff member that cooked omelets in the am (I think his name is Ram) was above great. He inquired of my daughter where I was the morning I missed getting an omelet. How many people would have missed one person (Me) when there were 3700 people on that ship, I was really impressed!!! All the staff I encountered were great, all smiles and how are you? Loved our trip.
The crew was fabulous and treated everyone like royalty. The entertainment was great and continuous. The food was fabulous, with options for everyone and food service at all times.
Can't wait until I can go on another Carnival Cruise. Just finished Carnival Pride 7 days in Bahamas, wow what a great time, good service, good shows and the waiters and everything was awesome which rates a 10+ for me. I will definitely take another Carnival Cruise again.
Took 6 carnival cruises last year....the Liberty is the best! However, the changes to the gold level have left us less than pleased. First as a reward for multiple cruises we were gifted with a drink, with limited time to use it, we managed. That was taken away and we were rewarded with a bottle of water instead. This was in addition to the cocktail party to which we were invited. Now the party has been taken away and we are back to having a "free" drink with stipulation that it be used on the last evening....what the heck, it wasn't great using the first drink as it had to be morning or seaday brunch, and now that the drink is back and the party is gone, we have only one evening in which to enjoy the drink. Think the bottom line is getting in the way of customer service and encouraging returning guests.
My wife and I love Carnival. We take 2 cruises a year and will until we can't go anymore.
Our experience with Carnival?? I will NEVER take a Carnival ship again!!!! We are 4 star mariners with Holland America--did they change when Carnival bought them??? Yes, the entire cruise line changed. No more personal experiences with the crew, no more Holland nights, nothing personal as before. When we cruised with Carnival?? One cruise we would not even go to dinner due to the mess of teen agers on the cruise. Another cruise we could not even get into a bar due to the under age kids drinking in the bars. Holland America we love and cruise 2 x a year---do we like it as much as we did when we first started cruising with them?? No, not since Carnival cheapened their style, we will stick with Holland and never ever cruise on Carnival again!!!
Just did the Carnival Conquest. Loved it. Loved the towel display they did at the pool. really neat. The hamburger food bar was good beef and excellent taste. Cant wait to go on it to aruba and the other islands. Always enjoy turks for Carnivals stop at go to jim buffets Margaretaville.
2 time in 1yr and goind to my 3 in nov. this is the best for your money.