CARNIVAL FUN SHIP’ CRUISING – THE BEST VACATION VALUE, HANDS DOWN
Value is more important than ever these days and there’s no better value in travel than Carnival Cruise Lines. With a fleet of 22 modern “Fun Ships,” Carnival delivers fun, quality, and affordable cruise vacation experiences to nearly four million guests each and every year.
Guests sailing aboard “Fun Ships” enjoy a variety of all-inclusive dining, entertainment and activity options -- including the cruise industry’s top-rated children’s program -- along with a fun, unpretentious atmosphere that is unmistakably Carnival, all at a price that can’t be beat. And considering that Carnival’s prices are essentially the same as they were 25 years ago, the value of a “Fun Ship” cruise is greater than ever.
Carnival enhances the value of its already affordable cruise vacations by continually adding exciting new features to its ships. In addition to new vessels such as the 130,000-ton Carnival Magic -- the line’s newest “Fun Ship” debuting May 1
and offering a host of innovations -- the line is investing $350 million to add expansive water parks, exclusive adults-only retreats, resort-style pool areas and other guest-pleasing amenities to its eight Fantasy-class vessels. Even newer ships are being retrofitted with 270-square-foot outdoor LED screens, expanded children’s facilities and new dining venues, among other features.
Carnival also makes getting to and from a cruise vacation more affordable and convenient by offering a record 18 North American departure points, thus eliminating the cost of air transportation for many consumers. In fact, roughly 50 percent of the U.S. population is within a six-hour drive of a Carnival home port. Last year, Carnival expanded its embarkation choices when the Carnival Fantasy introduced the first year-round cruise schedule from Charleston, S.C.
Because of its tremendous value and all-ages appeal, cruising has become a top vacation choice for families. In fact, Carnival expects to host a record 670,000 kids this year, roughly double the number of children carried by the line just a decade ago.
To cater to this growing market, Carnival has added such family-friendly features as modern, spacious facilities dedicated to youngsters, ’tweens and teens, along with laser tag arenas, basketball and volleyball courts, video game rooms, miniature golf courses, and more. And, unlike many land-based resorts, Carnival’s children's programming is provided at no additional charge.
Combine all of these amenities with the opportunity to explore beautiful ports of call, friendly and attentive service, and a shipboard environment that is truly relaxing and hassle-free, and it’s no wonder Carnival is the top choice for today’s value-conscious consumers seeking a cruise vacation.
August 26 was National Cherry Popsicle Day and, for the second year in a row, Carnival Cruise Lines provided a delicious treat of hundreds of cherry popsicles to the kids at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, one of the cruise line’s top charitable partners. The National Cherry Popsicle Day celebration continues Carnival’s ongoing support of […]
A unique exhibit commemorating the National Aeronautics & Space Administration’s (NASA) Mercury space program and the historic 1962 splashdown of the Friendship 7 capsule off the coast of Grand Turk is now open at the Grand Turk Cruise Center. Grand opening festivities were held this past weekend, with representatives from the Turks and Caicos […]
The blog of Carnival’s Senior Cruise Director John Heald has been named Best Cruise Line Blog in Porthole Cruise Magazine’s 2011 Editor-in-Chief Awards. Selected by Porthole’s Editor-in-Chief Bill Panoff, the annual awards are designed to recognize excellence in the cruise and travel industries. Launched in March 2007 in conjunction with the debut of the Carnival […]
Carnival Cruise Lines is excited to announce the FIRST ever Cooper River Bridge Run wedding in Marion Square- a FIRST for Charleston, a FIRST for the Run, and a FIRST for Carnival! Carnival Cruise Lines is inviting interested couples to submit an application for a chance to be the first to tie the knot […]
Carnival Cruise Lines has named six “Funtastic” travel partners of the year for 2010. This new awards program replaces Carnival’s previous “Partner of the Year” program in an effort to better recognize top partners from each sales region as well as a top strategic partner. “Funtastic” partners are selected from each of Carnival’s four U.S. […]
Last week NBC’s Today Show announced their new Carnival-sponsored segment “Have You Ever,” which features the show’s anchors embarking on brand new experiences. The segment ties into Carnival’s new “Hey America, Didja Ever” campaign that inspires people to try new things and add more fun to their lives. In the second segment that aired earlier […]
Martin Landtman, a longtime veteran of the maritime industry with more than three decades of experience in shipbuilding and technical operations, has been named senior vice president – marine operations at Miami-based Carnival Cruise Lines. In this capacity, Landtman will oversee all aspects of marine operations for the line’s 22-vessel fleet, including technical operations, safety, […]
The sky’s the limit when it comes to outdoor fun and fitness at the innovative SportSquare to be featured on Carnival Cruise Lines’ newest vessel, Carnival Magic, when it sets sail May 1. The line’s most expansive outdoor recreation area by far, SportSquare on Carnival Magic (www.carnivalmagic.com) is an active cruiser’s on-board paradise, featuring SkyCourse, the […]
In a major boost for the tourism industry, the world’s largest cruise line – Carnival Cruise Lines – has announced that it will base one of its cruise ships fulltime in Australia. The 88,500 tonne Carnival Spirit will be the largest cruise ship ever to sail year round from Australia when she arrives in Sydney […]
With Carnival Magic’s inaugural European season right around the corner Carnival is holding a Europe Sale, offering best available upgrades and on-board credits up to $300 per stateroom, for bookings made between Jan. 10- 30th , 2011. Carnival Magic’s European schedule encompasses seven-, nine- and 12-day Mediterranean voyages May 1 through October 16, 2011. The […]