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Voyages by U.S. Tours presents its annual guide to cruise opportunities on the oceans and rivers of the world. This new division of respected operator U.S. Tours aims to become “group cruise central” for professional tour planners. In the guide, profiles of 8 partner lines provide highlights of each cruise company and suggested voyages. From beginning to end, Voyages by U.S. Tours handles all the details of planning a cruise, including collecting deposits and final payments, coordinating schedules, getting documents, arranging for special side trips and just going to bat for you should a problem arise. Its dedicated group department also can offer complimentary meeting space on the ship if needed and coordinate any special events you might wish to include.
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.
▸ Fleet Size
Twenty-six ships, ranging in size from its newest, the 4,008-passenger Carnival Panorama, 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, The Bahamas, Europe and Hawaii, and has ships sailing from Australia.
▸ Discernible Differences
Carnival focuses on providing fun with a wide variety of entertainment, dining, amusements and family programs. Nearly half of the more than 1,800 cruises Carnival operates each year are short duration trips. Because its ships are home-ported in many U.S. cities, most people live within a day’s drive of a Carnival cruise.
▸ Group Policies
Carnival Cruise Line is currently revamping its group programs and details will be available soon.
▸ What’s New
The new Carnival Panorama started sailing from San Diego to the Mexican Riviera in December 2019. The largest ship in the line’s 48-year history will be introduced in 2020 with exciting features like the first roller coaster at sea. The line continues to enhance older ships in its fleet with dining and other amenities popular on the newer ships.
▸ Awards Won
Carnival earned top honors in six categories from the Cruise Hive Cruise Ship Awards in 2019, including Best Cruise Line, Best Cruise Ship Feature, Best New Cruise Ship of 2018 and Best Cruise Ship Dining Venue. Also recognized in Cruise Critic’s Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards in 2019 as Top Cruise Line in Hawaii for large ships and as one of the top large cruise lines in the Mexican Riviera and South Pacific.
▸ Suggested Voyages
Come back and experience the new Carnival. There are now 26 refurbished Fun Ships in the fleet, and each ship sports new onboard excitement featuring Guy Fieri’s Burger Joint, RedFrog Rum Bar, Blue Iguana Tequila Bar, The Alchemy Bar, DJ IRIE, Punchliners Comedy Club and the Hasbro Game Show.