Tour the BRAND NEW Carnival Vista

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Carnival’s fun and awe-inspiring features are on full display in this great video showcasing their newest ship, Carnival Vista, set to debut May 2016. The tour begins with a view of the atrium and then on to the main pool area. The main pool features the RedFrog Rum Bar and BlueIguana Tequila Bar that are both situated on a bright yellow deck. Next, you will find the SportSquare, Carnival’s physical activity area that has a jogging track, mini-golf course, ropes course and SkyRide – Carnival’s new suspended cycling experience. After this, you will see the fantastic Kaleid-O-Slide, a raft-riding blue water slide that swoops around the WaterWorks water park area. On the opposite side, you will be able to see the more relaxing Tides Pool, which provides a panoramic Oceanview and a great place to relax.

The tour then takes you over to view all the food options. First you will see the Lido dining area that has a 24-hour pizzeria, a Seafood Shack serving lobster rolls and Guy’s Burger Joint, designed by celebrity chef Guy Fieri. After a bite to eat, the tour continues onto the staterooms where you will see the Family Harbor staterooms and suites that also boast a lounge area for the whole family to hang out or play games. Tropical-themed Havana staterooms and suites are also a great option and feature an outdoor sitting area with a hammock.

The first IMAX Theatre at sea is the next attraction and proof that “vacation isn’t just about relaxing”, according to Carnival Vista herself. On top of this great new feature, there are also indoor-outdoor dining venues including the Fahrenheit 555 steakhouse, Bonsai Sushi, Cucina del Capitano family-style Italian restaurant and the JiJi Asian Kitchen, a Far East inspired restaurant.

To experience this AMAZING ship for yourself, call one of our cruise specialists today at 1-800-377-9383!

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May 19, 2015   14 Comments

Carnival Introducing Longer Cruises in 2015/2016

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

CaribbeanCarnival Cruise Lines is now offering 10- to 14-day voyages on six different ships between October 2015 and February 2016. These longer sailings will feature extended calls at destinations throughout the Caribbean, Bermuda, Mexican Riviera and The Bahamas. There are 11 different new voyages available for reservation departing from Long Beach, Port Canaveral, San Juan, Miami, and New Orleans.

“Based on feedback from our guests and travel agent partners, we’re delighted to offer these longer length voyages which provide vacationers an opportunity to visit some of the world’s most breathtaking destinations while enjoying all the wonderful on-board innovations and features found aboard Carnival’s ships,” said Terry Thornton, Carnival’s senior vice president of itinerary planning.

The new itineraries can be found onboard the Carnival Dream, Carnival Glory, Carnival Sunshine or Carnival Miracle.  They travel to some unique, less traveled destinations including Bonaire, Martinique, Dominica, Grenada and, for the first time on a Carnival ship, Tobago.
Carnival’s new 10- to 14-day itineraries:

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December 8, 2014   3 Comments

11 Big Cruise Ships On the Horizon

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Allure of the SeasRoyal Caribbean announced plans to build a fourth Oasis class ship. The Oasis class are the largest ships in the world at approximately 225,282 tons with 2,700 staterooms and room for 5,400 passengers. The first two Oasis ships, the Oasis of the Seas and the Allure of the Seas, are two of Royal Caribbean’s most popular ships, both of which sail in the Caribbean. The third Oasis class ship is scheduled to debut in mid-2016 while this ship, the fourth in the family, is set to debut in 2018.

Royal Caribbean is also moving full steam ahead on debuting a new family of ships starting in November 2014 with the Quantum of the Seas, and then her sister ship Anthem of the Seas in Spring 2015. These two will be joined by a third Quantum class ship debuting in 2016. The Quantum ships are smaller than the Oasis vessels, at 4,180 capacity. [Read more →]

May 20, 2014   3 Comments

Carnival Updates Kids Program

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Camp Ocean reception area.  Rendering courtesy of Carnival Cruise Lines.Carnival Cruise Lines is introducing Camp Ocean, a program that will entertain children ages 2-11 on all of their ships. This new program will replace Carnival’s current youth program, Camp Carnival, starting on May 24 with the Carnival Freedom.

This new program will group children into the following groups:

  • Penguins – ages 2-5

Activities include sea creature aerobics, Oreo penguin making and ocean songs sing-alongs

  • Stingrays – ages 6-8

Activities include pirate game night, design your own aquarium and seashell mosaics

  • Sharks – ages 9-11

Activities include inner tube relays, ocean origami and giant ocean wall murals [Read more →]

May 14, 2014   2 Comments

Convinced by Carnival

By Rashell O’Neal, Senior Cruise Consultant, The Cruise Web, Inc.

Rashell and LyndaLots of partying, lots of people, kids running around, kids, kids, KIDS! That’s what comes to mind when many people think of Carnival Cruise Lines, and I have to admit that I was once guilty of that thinking too, but I’ve changed my mind.

You see, I was able to go on two Carnival cruises in November and December and my experience was the exact opposite of my preconceived notions. Carnival was a breath of fresh air. Good food, great entertainment, excellent attentive service and clean accommodations. Of course, Carnival has a fun atmosphere and there are kids on the ship, but as an adult there are plenty of places where you can be kids-free, like the adult-only Serenity retreat, the ship’s bars and the casino. Carnival offered the great vacation that I needed. [Read more →]

February 18, 2014   2 Comments

Carnival Announces Shore Excursion Guarantee

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Carnival shore excursion. Photo courtesy of Carnival Cruise LinesSometimes you find it’s cheaper to venture off on your own in a port, or book an excursion with a company based in the port you are visiting. However, when you do this you always run the risk of missing the ship. But did you know cruise lines will wait to disembark from a port if one of their shore excursion groups are not back in time?

And now you can rest assured that you are going to get the lowest price from Carnival’s shore excursions because they have a new best price guarantee. That means if you find the same excursion Carnival offers from a different tour operator at a lower price, you can receive 110% of the difference in the price in onboard credit. [Read more →]

January 25, 2014   No Comments

13 Events to Cruise to in 2014

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

tick tock...As the days go by and weeks turn into months and years pass, what stick in our minds are memories of events in our lives. These can be birthday celebrations, weddings, the birth of children, graduations and vacations. It’s rare that we remember the typical Tuesday where you went to work and then came home, made dinner and watched TV.

So let’s make 2014 memorable by celebrating with the world. There are lots  of things to celebrate and commemorate  in 2014, from the yearly events like Mardi Gras and Oktoberfest to those major milestones like the 200th anniversary of the writing of the Star Spangled Banner or the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

What’s great is that many major events this year are accessible via cruise ship. From the Olympics in Sochi, Russia to the 100th anniversary of the Panama Canal, you can get there by ship! So let’s uncover the 13 best events to partake in and how you can cruise to or from them. [Read more →]

January 21, 2014   No Comments

Carnival Releases Helpful How-To Guide for Making Towel Animals at Home

Courtesy of Carnival Cruise Lines.

Carnival Cruise Lines’ “towel animals” – whimsical terry cloth creatures that greet guests as they return to their staterooms each evening – are an iconic element of the “Fun Ship” vacation experience.

Towel AnimalFor guests who want to make their own towel animals at home, Carnival has published its latest edition of Towel Creations, a helpful how-to guide with step-by-step instructions for creating a veritable zoo of towel origami, everything from frogs, swans and elephants to monkeys, scorpions and rabbits. [Read more →]

July 12, 2011   1 Comment

Late-Night Children’s Programming Introduced on Carnival’s ‘Fun Ships’

Courtesy of Carnival Cruise Lines.

Camp Carnival Night Owls – featuring fun-filled children’s parties offering a full schedule of late-night activities and premium giveaways, along with nightly babysitting services – is being rolled out on all 23 Carnival Cruise Lines ships.

Carnival FamilyPerfect for when parents want some much-needed “me” time, Night Owls further bolsters Carnival’s distinction as the leader in family cruising, with complimentary children’s programs for three age groups catering to the 670,000 children who sail with the line annually. [Read more →]

June 22, 2011   No Comments

Carnival Cruise Lines Announces Partnership with MUSC Children’s Hospital

Courtesy of Carnival Cruise Lines.

Carnival Cruise Lines and the Medical University of South Carolina Children’s Hospital are proud to announce a partnership for 2011.

Carnival- ChildrenThe year-long partnership will include several in-kind and monetary donations and fundraisers, as well as bringing smiles and fun to the patients of the MUSC Children’s Hospital.   Under the partnership, Carnival’s involvement includes:  [Read more →]

December 15, 2010   No Comments