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Carnival Cruise Line

Water Works

Water Works

Bary Cuddly Workshop

Bary Cuddly Workshop

Blue Iguana Tequila Bar

Blue Iguana Tequila Bar

Camp Ocean

Camp Ocean

Swim with the Dolphins

Swim with the Dolphins

Horseback Riding

Horseback Riding

Miniature Golf

Miniature Golf

Carnival Rum Bar

Carnival Rum Bar

Snorkeling

Snorkeling

Casino

Casino

Cherry On Top

Cherry On Top

Circle C

Circle C

Cloud 9 Thermal Suite

Cloud 9 Thermal Suite

Cooking Demonstration

Cooking Demonstration

Dive In Movies

Dive In Movies

Jogging Track

Jogging Track

Master the Martini

Master the Martini

Mixologist Competitions

Mixologist Competitions

Seuss-A-Palooza Parade

Seuss-A-Palooza Parade

The Fun Shops

The Fun Shops

Carnival Cruise Deals: The Best Value at Sea

If you're looking for a cruise vacation that combines affordability and fun, a Carnival cruise is the perfect choice for you! Carnival Cruise Line packages offer great value and fun for families, couples, and singles.

Carnival is America's most trusted cruise line, and it's easy to find inexpensive Carnival cruises to many popular destinations, such as the Bahamas, the Caribbean, Mexico, and Alaska. Carnival Cruise Line cruises depart from convenient ports like Miami, Long Beach, Jacksonville, and Port Canaveral. Some of the newest Carnival ships include the Mardi Gras, Celebration, and Jubilee, but any Carnival Cruise Line ship can be your home base for an unforgettable getaway. And no matter which itinerary you pick, you're guaranteed to get the best price when you book Carnival cruise packages with CruiseDirect. Lock in a discount on the Carnival cruise of your dreams today!

Launched:
2012/2017
Pax:
3,690
Crew:
1,386
Pools:
3
Bars:
11
Casino:
1
Kids Programs:
On
CDC Score:
86
Launched:
2022
Pax:
5374
Crew:
1,735
Pools:
5
Bars:
11
Casino:
1
Kids Programs:
On
CDC Score:
98
Launched:
2002/2022
Pax:
2,980
Crew:
1,150
Pools:
4
Bars:
12
Casino:
1
Kids Programs:
On
CDC Score:
95
Launched:
2009/2021
Pax:
3,646
Crew:
1,367
Pools:
3
Bars:
11
Casino:
1
Kids Programs:
On
CDC Score:
97
Launched:
1998/2017
Pax:
2190
Crew:
900
Pools:
3
Bars:
8
Casino:
1
Kids Programs:
On
CDC Score:
93
Launched:
2019
Pax:
5245
Crew:
1424
Pools:
4
Bars:
7
Casino:
1
Kids Programs:
On
Launched:
2007
Pax:
2,980
Crew:
1,150
Pools:
4
Bars:
13
Casino:
1
Kids Programs:
On
CDC Score:
96
Launched:
2003/2021
Pax:
2,980
Crew:
1,150
Pools:
2
Bars:
12
Casino:
1
Kids Programs:
On
CDC Score:
96
Launched:
2018
Pax:
3960
Crew:
1,450
Pools:
3
Bars:
25
Casino:
1
Kids Programs:
On
CDC Score:
92
Launched:
2023
Pax:
5374
Crew:
1735
Pools:
5
Bars:
11
Casino:
1
Kids Programs:
On
Launched:
2002
Pax:
2,124
Crew:
930
Pools:
4
Bars:
10
Casino:
1
Kids Programs:
On
CDC Score:
90
Launched:
2005/2021
Pax:
2,974
Crew:
1,160
Pools:
4
Bars:
12
Casino:
1
Kids Programs:
On
CDC Score:
95
Launched:
2008/2022
Pax:
2826
Crew:
926
Pools:
3
Bars:
4
Casino:
1
Kids Programs:
On
CDC Score:
97
Launched:
2011/2021
Pax:
3,690
Crew:
1,367
Pools:
3
Bars:
12
Casino:
1
Kids Programs:
On
CDC Score:
93
Launched:
2001/2022
Pax:
2,124
Crew:
930
Pools:
4
Bars:
12
Casino:
1
Kids Programs:
On
CDC Score:
98
Launched:
2019
Pax:
4,008
Crew:
1,450
Pools:
3
Bars:
9
Casino:
1
Kids Programs:
On
Launched:
1998/2021
Pax:
2,124
Crew:
920
Pools:
3
Bars:
6
Casino:
1
Kids Programs:
On
CDC Score:
94
Launched:
2002
Pax:
2,124
Crew:
930
Pools:
3
Bars:
12
Casino:
1
Kids Programs:
On
CDC Score:
99
Launched:
2000/2020
Pax:
2984
Crew:
1,108
Pools:
3
Bars:
8
Casino:
1
Kids Programs:
On
CDC Score:
98
Launched:
2001/2022
Pax:
2,124
Crew:
930
Pools:
3
Bars:
8
Casino:
1
Kids Programs:
On
CDC Score:
99
Launched:
2008/2016
Pax:
3,012
Crew:
1,150
Pools:
4
Bars:
11
Casino:
1
Kids Programs:
On
CDC Score:
93
Launched:
1999/2019
Pax:
2,984
Crew:
1,108
Pools:
3
Bars:
8
Casino:
1
Kids Programs:
On
CDC Score:
98
Launched:
1996/2013
Pax:
3,006
Crew:
1,040
Pools:
3
Bars:
13
Casino:
1
Kids Programs:
On
CDC Score:
89
Launched:
2004
Pax:
2,980
Crew:
1,180
Pools:
4
Bars:
10
Casino:
1
Kids Programs:
On
CDC Score:
90
Launched:
2018
Pax:
5,113
Crew:
1,424
Pools:
2
Bars:
3
Casino:
1
Kids Programs:
On
CDC Score:
100
Launched:
2016
Pax:
3,934
Crew:
1,450
Pools:
3
Bars:
15
Casino:
1
Kids Programs:
On
CDC Score:
88
Launched:
2020
Pax:
6,631
Crew:
1,745
Pools:
5
Bars:
11
Casino:
1
Kids Programs:
On
CDC Score:
97
Ship Rating Launched Pax Crew Pools Bars Casino Kids Programs Cdc Score Minimum Price Minimum Price
Carnival Breeze 2 star 2012/2017 3,690 1,386 3 11 True True 86 369.00 $469
Carnival Celebration 0 star 2022 5374 1,735 5 11 True True 98 454.00 $0
Carnival Conquest 2 star 2002/2022 2,980 1,150 4 12 True True 95 149.00 $409
Carnival Dream 2 star 2009/2021 3,646 1,367 3 11 True True 97 459.00 $479
Carnival Elation 2 star 1998/2017 2190 900 3 8 True True 93 259.00 $269
Carnival Firenze 0 star 2019 5245 1424 4 7 True True - 214.00 $0
Carnival Freedom 2 star 2007 2,980 1,150 4 13 True True 96 239.00 $419
Carnival Glory 2 star 2003/2021 2,980 1,150 2 12 True True 96 169.00 $469
Carnival Horizon 2 star 2018 3960 1,450 3 25 True True 92 429.00 $1,109
Carnival Jubilee 0 star 2023 5374 1735 5 11 True True - 679.00 $0
Carnival Legend 3 star 2002 2,124 930 4 10 True True 90 409.00 $859
Carnival Liberty 2 star 2005/2021 2,974 1,160 4 12 True True 95 469.00 $239
Carnival Luminosa 0 star 2008/2022 2826 926 3 4 True True 97 154.00 $0
Carnival Magic 2 star 2011/2021 3,690 1,367 3 12 True True 93 379.00 $469
Carnival Miracle 3 star 2001/2022 2,124 930 4 12 True True 98 454.00 $549
Carnival Panorama 0 star 2019 4,008 1,450 3 9 True True - 269.00 $0
Carnival Paradise 3 star 1998/2021 2,124 920 3 6 True True 94 239.00 $279
Carnival Pride 2 star 2002 2,124 930 3 12 True True 99 639.00 $499
Carnival Radiance 0 star 2000/2020 2984 1,108 3 8 True True 98 209.00 $0
Carnival Spirit 3 star 2001/2022 2,124 930 3 8 True True 99 524.00 $0
Carnival Splendor 2 star 2008/2016 3,012 1,150 4 11 True True 93 229.00 $329
Carnival Sunrise 1 star 1999/2019 2,984 1,108 3 8 True True 98 174.00 $0
Carnival Sunshine 2 star 1996/2013 3,006 1,040 3 13 True True 89 409.00 $429
Carnival Valor 2 star 2004 2,980 1,180 4 10 True True 90 349.00 $329
Carnival Venezia 0 star 2018 5,113 1,424 2 3 True True 100 284.00 $0
Carnival Vista 2 star 2016 3,934 1,450 3 15 True True 88 409.00 $474
Mardi Gras 0 star 2020 6,631 1,745 5 11 True True 97 469.00 $0
entertainment
Entertainment & Attractions

When the sun sets, the fun doesn't stop. Carnival ensures your group has a fantastic time, whether you're looking to network, enjoy a cocktail, watch a show, try your luck at the casino, or dance the night away. A Carnival "Fun Ship" is ideal for a night out any night of the week. Enjoy a variety of singers, comedians, bands, and musicians performing nightly on deck or in the clubs and lounges. Laugh out loud at a late-night, adults-only comedy show, channel your inner rock star with karaoke, and show off your dance moves at one of Carnival's nightclubs or deck parties. The Main Show Lounge also features a range of spectacular productions.

There's plenty to explore and enjoy on a Carnival "Fun Ship." You can:

  • Work out at a state-of-the-art fitness center
  • Go for a run or walk on the ship-top jogging track
  • Take an aerobics, Pilates, tai chi, or yoga class
  • Play basketball or volleyball, or try the ropes course on select ships
  • Practice your putting on a nine-hole miniature golf course
  • Take a refreshing swim in the pool or relax in a whirlpool
  • Lose yourself in a good book in the library or by the pool
  • Join the cruise director and social staff for fun activities like trivia or a scavenger hunt
  • Watch a hit movie or sports event at the outdoor Seaside Theatre on select ships
  • Enjoy live outdoor entertainment, games, and activities poolside
dining
Dining Options

Carnival ships provide a variety of delectable dining options for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks throughout the day. With all your onboard meals included, Carnival cruise discounts become an even better value, and you can skip the hassle of meal planning. Enjoy unlimited dining at any time! You can choose between upscale black-tie dining, casual meals in the main dining room, or 24-hour room service. The onboard restaurants offer elegant settings and gracious service, with extensive menu choices for breakfast and dinner daily and lunch during sea days. For those seeking healthier options, the dining room menus also feature Spa Carnival Fare.

  • Lido Restaurant: A buffet-style, casual dining spot serving a variety of hot and cold items for breakfast and lunch. The lunch buffet includes an elaborate salad bar and specialty stations like pasta, carving, stir-fry, international cuisine, and more. The Lido also has a grill and New York-style deli.
  • Seaview Bistro: A casual, buffet-style dining option for dinner, offering a range of pastas, steaks, grilled chicken, specialty salads, desserts, and a nightly chef's special
  • Specialty Dining Experiences: The Steakhouse offers an elegant yet relaxed dining experience with a menu featuring all of your steakhouse favorites. Available on select ships, the Steakhouse requires a nominal additional fee. You can also try out the exclusive "Chef's Table" dinner, a unique culinary event hosted by a master chef that includes a multi-course private dinner and a galley tour for 12 guests, available for an additional fee.

Is Food Included on Carnival Cruises?

Cruises with Carnival always include breakfast, lunch, and dinner in the main dining room and room service from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Additional charges may apply at specialty restaurants on board.

What Drinks Are Free on Carnival Cruises?

The following drinks are free from the dining room:

  • Non-bottled water
  • Lemonade
  • Iced tea
  • Milk
  • Hot chocolate
  • Non-specialty coffee and tea
kids activities
Kids Activities

Carnival provides a wide range of entertainment options for youth on board, including 3D movies, dance clubs, the Club O2 teen hangout, ice cream shops, mini golf, and more. Kids as young as age 2 can join Camp Carnival, available on every Carnival ship. This program features numerous activities tailored for three age groups: 2 to 5 years, 6 to 8 years, and 9 to 11 years. Carnival's counselors, all of whom have education or childcare backgrounds, ensure that every child has a great time and stays safe. During mealtime, kids can enjoy their own menus, featuring favorites like mac and cheese, chicken nuggets, and other kid-friendly dishes. When the evening arrives, Carnival offers Camp Carnival Night Owls (fees apply), allowing kids to stay up late and have fun while their parents enjoy their night.

What Is the Best Carnival Cruise for Kids?

The best Carnival cruises for kids are on the Carnival Horizon, Carnival Vista, Carnival Breeze, Carnival Dream, and Carnival Magic. All of these affordable Carnival cruises offer many fun family activities for people of all ages, including the Camp Ocean kids' club, water parks, IMAX theaters, and themed parties for kids.

spa
Spa & fitness

Pamper yourself with wellness therapy or a rejuvenating treatment at Spa Carnival. For ultimate relaxation, nothing compares to a spa visit. From the moment you walk in, the calming atmosphere starts to work wonders. Refresh with top-notch beauty and wellness treatments such as hot stone massages, aromatherapy, or full-body wraps. This is your time to be pampered, indulged, and beautified. Lean back, close your eyes, and let the stress melt away as your body and mind reach complete tranquility. (And don't fool yourself that this is just for ladies: Men can certainly enjoy being pampered, too.)

  • Serenity Adult Retreat: What's a vacation without some "me time"? That's exactly what Carnival envisioned with Serenity. This adults-only area has everything you need for a peaceful "getaway within your getaway." Enjoy full bar service from attentive waiters. Bask in the sun under vibrant oversized umbrellas. Take a dip in one of the whirlpools overlooking the ocean. And listen to mellow music to keep the atmosphere calm and serene. (Serenity configurations vary by ship.)
  • Cloud 9 Spa: Spanning two decks, this spa offers exclusive spa staterooms and a wide array of top-tier facilities and treatments in a refined, tranquil environment. Delight in massages and feel soothed with emollients, refreshed with exfoliants, and relaxed with hot stones or aromatherapy.
Destinations Jun 24 Jul 24 Aug 24 Sep 24 Oct 24 Nov 24 Dec 24 Jan 25 Feb 25 Mar 25 Apr 25 May 25
Alaska   $939 $729 $784             $659 $709
Australia $552     $684 $262 $190 $298 $315 $229 $242 $315 $233
Bahamas $369 $329 $209 $159 $149 $159 $159 $174 $199 $264 $264 $279
Baja Mexico $444 $369 $269 $229 $269 $219 $209 $224 $234 $319 $259 $259
Bermuda   $639 $449 $409 $939             $629
British Isles $1,139 $1,039 $999                 $1,259
Canada / New England     $1,489 $459               $1,699
Eastern Caribbean $729 $679 $394 $219 $299 $237 $334 $329 $319 $409 $409 $404
Europe     $949                 $829
Hawaii       $1,819     $1,399 $1,649 $1,309 $1,629 $1,669  
Mediterranean     $1,064 $1,069                
Mexican Riviera $539 $509 $409 $429 $404 $269 $249 $264 $289 $429 $339 $339
New Caledonia         $420   $782          
New Zealand           $578 $598   $624 $637    
Northern Europe   $1,519                    
Orient Far East         $1,549 $881            
Panama Canal         $1,129 $1,259 $1,489 $1,339 $974 $949 $979  
South Pacific       $1,049 $562 $420 $802 $420 $417 $414 $486 $420
Southeast Asia   $845 $1,282                  
Southern Caribbean $1,139 $1,019 $709 $609 $634 $559 $629 $579 $609 $639 $659 $669
Tasmania           $443   $437     $328  
Transatlantic         $809         $849 $929  
Transpacific     $1,109   $1,549           $2,909  
Western Caribbean $519 $469 $339 $239 $249 $254 $274 $214 $339 $389 $409 $409

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