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Carnival Cruise Line


About Carnival Cruise Line

Carnival Cruise Line is synonymous with a fun, festive atmosphere that’s never pretentious! This laid-back cruise line has giant ships with something to offer for all ages, including kids’ clubs, waterslides and Broadway-styled spectaculars. They also are the cruise of choice to rock out with a floating concert series, featuring some of the world’s most famous musical artists.

Popular Routes

Carnival’s cruises cover a number of different routes throughout Europe, the United States, Canada and Mexico, but their most popular journeys tend to be in sunny locales. The Caribbean, Bermuda and the Bahamas are some of the top itineraries, offering plenty of sun and a super-fun resort vibe. Alaskan cruises are also quite popular for their spectacular scenery.


Carnival Splendor Review

Floating Perfection

Carnival Splendor

By: Callaway, Westbury on 29th Jul 2018

I have never experienced such a relaxing break, the food was just amazing with many different dinning options, and an unbelievable choice of cuisine, all displayed for maximum impact.

arnival Sensation Review

Amazing Cruise

Carnival Sensation

By: Mcguire, Littlehampton on 11th Jun 2018

I was on carnival sensation sailing from Miami, going round the Bahamas, the entertainment on the ship was fantastic, all the people I met were really nice, the drinks and food were excellent.

Carnival Cruise Line Ships

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Carnival Breeze

Carnival Breeze

Carnival Breeze entered service in 2012 and carries nearly 5,000 passengers at maximum capacity.

Carnival Breeze Cruises

Carnival Conquest

Carnival Conquest allows you to travel in comfort and in style whilst exploring unique destinations.

Carnival Conquest Cruises
Carnival Dream

Carnival Dream

Carnival Dream is the lead ship of the Dream-class of cruise ships.

Carnival Dream Cruises
Carnival Ecstasy

Carnival Ecstasy

Carnival Ecstasy has the experience under her belt to ensure that you have an amazing cruise.

Carnival Ecstasy Cruises
Carnival Elation

Carnival Elation

Carnival Elation is a fun and family friendly ship with public areas to suit all ages and personal tastes.

Carnival Elation Cruises
Carnival Freedom

Carnival Freedom

Carnival Freedom has everything you need for your individual dream holiday.

Carnival Freedom Cruises
Carnival Glory

Carnival Glory

Carnival Glory takes you on a cruise as colourful and fun as the ship itself.

Carnival Glory Cruises

Carnival Legend

Carnival Legend is part of the Spirit Class, and is a very colourful ship that is perfect for first time cruisers.

Carnival Legend Cruises
Carnival Liberty

Carnival Liberty

Carnival Liberty is packed full of some of the latest and most fun features that you will find on cruise ships today.

Carnival Liberty Cruises
Carnival Magic

Carnival Magic

Carnival Magic is another of their larger vessels that belongs to the dream class of the fleet.

Carnival Magic Cruises
Carnival Miracle

Carnival Miracle

Carnival Miracle is a Spirit-Class cruise ship which offers the feeling of a fun, highly addictive resort holiday.

Carnival Miracle Cruises
Carnival Paradise

Carnival Paradise

Carnival Paradise is a very appealing cruise ship for fun-loving passengers’ tastes.

Carnival Paradise Cruises
Carnival Pride

Carnival Pride

The third ship in the spirit class, Carnival Pride is a slender vessel that is able to transit the Panama Canal.

Carnival Pride Cruises
Carnival Splendor

Carnival Splendor

Carnival Splendor is in a class of her own, and is one of the larger ships in the Carnival Cruises fleet.

Carnival Splendor Cruises
Carnival Sunshine

Carnival Sunshine

When you find yourself between the Carnival Sunshine and some actual sunshine, fun at sea is guaranteed.

Carnival Sunshine Cruises
Carnival Valor

Carnival Valor

Your high seas hero Carnival Valor is here to rescue you from ordinary vacations and whisk you away to leisure and fun.

Carnival Valor Cruises
Carnival Horizon

Carnival Horizon

Carnival Horizon joined the Carnival fleet in March 2018.

Carnival Horizon Cruises
Carnival Vista

Carnival Vista

Carnival Vista has been sailing for Carnival Cruise Line since 2016.

Carnival Vista Cruises
Carnival Sunrise

Carnival Sunrise

Carnival Sunrise is a new ship that will join the fleet in 2019.

Carnival Sunrise Cruises
Carnival Panorama

Carnival Panorama

Carnival Panorama will join the fleet in 2019 offering cruises to Mexico.

Carnival Panorama Cruises

Mardi Gras

Paying homeage to Carnival's first ship, offers brand-new experiences for eating, drinking and spectacularly having fun.

Carnival Celebration

Carnival Celebration is an Excellence-class cruise ship and the second vessel of the fleet's XL class.

Carnival Celebration Cruises

Carnival Spirit

Carnival Spirit offers a fun holiday with something for everyone; little ones, big ones and the whole family.

Carnival Spirit Cruises

Carnival Radiance

Carnival Radiance is home to some of the latest bars and pubs, sports activities, spa amenities and dining spots.

Carnival Radiance Cruises
An artist render of the new Carnival Jubilee ship

Carnival Jubilee

Discover the new generation of Carnival Cruises onboard Carnival Jubilee


What are the dining options onboard?

There are 4 different dining types onboard Carnival Cruises, from; Eating at your pleasure at the main dining room, or Lido restaurant, aft and pool area, Plus, Speciality dining from $15pp at a Steakhouse, Asian Kitchen, Italian and Fine dining at the Chef’s Table. Casual dining is also included and in the Lido Restaurant in the day time with self-serve ice cream machines!


Is room service available?

Carnival have expanded their 24 hour stateroom service menu to include a variety of new in-cabin dining options for a fee. The fee-based choices include chicken wings, fried shrimp, quesadillas, personal pizzas and more. mA wide range of items are available at no charge, including seven different hot and cold sandwiches, three salad choices, three desserts and beverages, as well as a Continental breakfast menu. The expanded room service menu is designed to significantly broaden and upgrade our culinary choices available for in-room delivery. These new fee-based options are simply intended to create even greater choice and variety for our guests. Bar items ordered through room service are charged at regular menu prices. The menu comes with a section of 9 specialty items including pizza, wings, fried shrimp and more for a nominal charge ($5-$6 per selection).



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Dining Options

One thing’s for certain on a Carnival cruise: you won’t go hungry! There’s a staggering array of choices onboard their massive ships, starting with the main restaurants. These offer sit-down service for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Vegetarian and children’s menus are also on hand. Should you get a craving in the evening, late-night snacks are served in the Good Eats restaurant. You’ll find pretty much every type of cuisine on offer, whether you’re in the mood for sushi or Italian. Here’s just a small assortment of what’s available:

  • Emeril's Bistro 1396 - Mardi Gras sets sail with Emeril Lagasse’s first-ever restaurant at sea: Emeril’s Bistro 1396™. Everybody knows about Emeril’s love for Creole cuisine. Sharing his hometown favourites with the world is his life’s work — and now you’ll enjoy the authentic bayou flavours and fun that New Orleans is known for on your cruise.
  • Chibang! - Carnival Cruises have brought together Chinese and Mexican cuisines into one menu so you can enjoy a little from each side by mixing, matching and sharing in an evening of flavor explorations.
  • Bonsai Teppanyaki – Teppanyaki™ experience is set to delight guests first aboard Carnival Horizon®The experience begins with a curated selection of traditional tastes, followed by a choice of tempting appetizers before your chef expertly prepares the main course, which features selections like filet mignon, grilled tofu or a seriously impressive array of fish, shrimp and lobster.
  • Ji Ji Asian – Open for lunch and dinner, this contemporary Asian menu serves stir-fry favourites with seafood, meat, and noodle dishes to tempt your appetite.
  • The Steakhouse – This relaxed restaurant offers traditional steakhouse fare in elegant surroundings.
  • Cucina del Capitano – Are you craving pizza, pasta and tiramisu? You’ll find all your favourites from Italy here.
  • BlueIguana Cantina – From breakfast burritos to dinner tacos, enjoy the flavours of Mexico at this fresh cantina. Tortillas are made right in front of you with the tortilla press.
  • Guys Burger Joint – Carnival has a partnership with celebrity chef Guy Fieri, and he has helped create a range of different eateries to enjoy onboard. The Burger Joint serves all-American patties straight off the grill, or you can venture to Guy’s Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse for down-home classics like baby back ribs and mac and cheese.

Drinks Packages

CHEERS! Drinks Package 


  • All spirits, domestic and imported beer, wine and sparkling wine by the glass, hand-crafted cocktails and frozen cocktails with top-shelf brands such as Grey Goose, Patrón and Hennessy at a value of up to $20 AUD per drink.
  • Soft drinks, frozen mocktails, energy drinks, packaged water and other non-alcoholic bottled beverages.
  • Packaged Water in the Dining Room and Specialty Restaurants.
  • 25% off selected spirits or wines outside of the program.
  • 25% off beverage seminars and classes.
  • 25% off bottles of wine in Nouveau restaurant.


Carnival cruises are known for their party atmosphere, so you can expect plenty of entertainment. Check out the ‘Fun Times’ newsletter for a look at what’s on each day, including nightlife, dining options and children’s events. The festivities commence as soon as you set sail, with the Sail Away Party including DJ-led music and dancing. Additional theme parties take place throughout the cruise, ranging from the Captain’s Toast Celebration to Mega Deck Parties and 80s theme nights. 

Make sure you book your ride onboard Bolt, the fastest and first, rollercoaster at sea! Strap in and zoom your motorcycle-style speed machine around an open-air course high, high above sea level. Forget other coasters because this all-electric thrill ride puts you in the driver’s seat. That means you actually get to control how fast you go, so hit the gas and try for the fastest time, go for the biggest thrill — plus some amazing 360° ocean views!

Forget other coasters because this all-electric thrill ride puts you in the driver’s seat. That means you actually get to control how fast you go, so hit the gas and try for the fastest time, go for the biggest thrill — plus some amazing 360° ocean views!

Aboard Mardi Gras make sure you visit the Fortune Teller bar. Fortune Teller’s talented bartenders would be pleased to conjure up cocktail recipes like the all-black New Moon, the changes-color-before-your-eyes Abracadabra, plus the Golden Galaxy… this drink is actually made with a bit of authentic gold.

Amenities and Activities

From ping pong to dodgeball, there’s an activity to suit every leisure preference you might have! Onboard games include shuffleboard, volleyball, basketball, bocce ball, and mini golf, not to mention the jogging track. Get ready to soar above the crowds on the SkyRide suspended course; or test your limits on the SkyCourse Ropes Course. Naturally there’s plenty of pools and waterslides to choose from as well to cool down after a bit of fun in the sun. Demonstrations and classes liven up the deck, from cooking demonstrations to ice carving and ballroom dancing. Pick up some new knowledge to impress your friends back home.

  • Family Activities

Carnival specialises in family fun, so you can expect a full range of activities to keep little ones (and not-so-little ones) occupied. Kids clubs offer age-targeted activities, with teens getting their own digital play area and party time. The Seuss at Sea program is a must for all Dr Seuss fans! This unique partnership brings the timeless children’s stories to life, with everything from arts and crafts to character breakfasts serving green eggs and ham.

  • Spa and Fitness

A Carnival cruise is an epic vacation, so treat yourself to indulgent beauty treatments and luxurious spa therapies. Facials, manicures, pedicures, and therapy wraps are just the beginning of what’s on offer at the soothing Cloud 9 Spa! If you’re ready to work up a sweat, visit the Fitness Centre where you can take part in group classes like Pilates, Yoga, Stretch, and Body Conditioning among others.

Service Charges

Gratuities are customary but left up to your discretion. The cruise line advises tipping $12.95 per person, per day if you’re staying in a standard stateroom or $13.95 if you’re staying in a suite. You can choose to prepay these if you like! An automatic 15% service charge is also added to all beverage purchases.

Dress Code

During the day, dress for comfort to enjoy the array of activities on the deck and onshore. In the evenings, a ‘Cruise Casual’ code applies except for the occasional ‘Cruise Elegant’ dress code for special occasions.

Cruise Casual boils down to sport slacks, khakis or jeans with collared polo shirts for men, and summer dresses or smart casual outfits for women. You can wear your fancier outfits on Cruise Elegant nights, with cocktail dresses, elegant separates and evening gowns for ladies and dress suits and ties for men.

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