Carnival Cruise Line, one of America’s most popular cruise brands, provides a broad range of vacations at sea for fun-loving families and passengers of all ages.


Twenty-five ships, ranging in size from its newest, the 5,282-passenger Carnival Celebration, to Fantasy-class ships that accommodate around 2,000 passengers.


Cruises between 2 and 16 days departing from ports around the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and internationally. Best known for Caribbean cruises, Carnival also sails to Mexico, Alaska, Canada/New England, The Bahamas, Panama Canal, Europe and Hawaii, and has ships sailing from Australia.


Carnival focuses on providing fun with a wide variety of entertainment, dining, amusements and family programs. Nearly half of the cruises Carnival operates each year are short-duration trip. Because its ships are homeported in many U.S. cities, most people live within a day’s drive of a Carnival cruise.


Group programs consist of five or more cabins, $25 pp deposits to block space, combinable group fare discounts and a flexible amenity program. One tour conductor credit is awarded for every 16 full-fare, lower-berth passengers.


The new Carnival Celebration started sailing from Miami in November 2022. She is part of the next-generation Excel class, which includes sister ships Carnival Mardi Gras (new in 2021) and Carnival Jubilee (to debut in Galveston in December 2023). The Carnival Venezia, formerly with Italian-style sister brand Costa Cruises, started sailings from New York in June 2023. The Carnival Firenze, another Italian addition, will begin cruising from Long Beach in spring 2024.


Carnival was recently voted Best Ocean Cruise Line in USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards. It is the recipient of Cruise Critic’s Best Value for Money award.

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