Carnival Introduces First Indoor Trampoline Park at Sea with New Ship, Carnival Panorama

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Carnival has partnered with Sky Zone to feature the first-ever indoor trampoline park and challenge zone at sea when the line debut’s the new Carnival Panorama in December 2019. Covering over 3,000 square feet and reaching the height of two decks, the Sky Zone park provides a 12-lane trampoline court designed for guests to jump and fly freely. This venue is set to entertain guests of all ages with many exciting activities such as dodgeball and basketball on trampolines!

Carnival Panorama

Not only is there a trampoline court with games to play, but the indoor park also includes a challenge zone which features a balance beam, Sky Ladder and wall climbing, as well as Tug of War. Along with all these courts and trampolines will be events such as glow parties, toddler time sessions for little ones to enjoy the park, and even fitness activities for beginners to advanced levels.

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November 27, 2018   No Comments

Carnival Announces Changes to Smoking Policy

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Recently, Carnival Cruise Lines announced a change to their on-board smoking policy that could result in the offender being disembarked. Previously, Carnival’s policy included a nominal fine due to extra cleaning required in the stateroom, but was still a relatively lenient policy.

New policies are making Carnival’s stance on smoking aboard their ships very clear. Two important provisions are included:

  • Any violation of this policy will result in a $500 charge, per violation, posted on the guest’s Sail & Sign account and may also result in the disembarkation of all guests in the stateroom.
  • Guests who are disembarked for violating Carnival’s policy will be responsible for all financial charges and expenses to return home, and no refund of their unused cruise fare will be provided. Additionally, they may be prohibited from sailing with Carnival Cruise Line in the future.

couple on cruise ship balcony

Notably, Carnival now has a $500 fine for each violation of their smoking policy, and a possible disembarkation for not only the offender, but all those in their stateroom. Any expenses incurred from disembarkation due to violation of the smoking policy will be the full responsibility of the passenger.

 

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November 26, 2018   No Comments

Carnival Starts Construction on Newest and Largest Ship

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Earlier this week, the first steel was cut to mark the beginning of construction on Carnival Cruise Line’s newest class of ship. The hull and livery design were also revealed, using the iconic red, white and blue colors that continue the legacy of Carnival being “America’s Cruise Line”. This 180,000-ton XL vessel will use liquefied natural gas (LNG) to operate—the first ever to do so in North America.

A steel-cutting ceremony took place at the Meyer Turku shipyard in Turku, Finland. This will be the largest Carnival cruise ship ever constructed, set to be delivered in 2020.  A second XL ship will begin construction in 2020 and to be completed in 2022 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Carnival Cruise Line’s founding.

“This new ship promises to be truly special, from its groundbreaking technology and one-of-a-kind features to its distinctive livery and hull design that is both timeless and forward-thinking while paying tribute to our nearly 50-year history of making wonderful vacation memories for our guests,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line.

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November 23, 2018   No Comments

Carnival Victory to Transform into Carnival Radiance

By The Cruise Web, Inc. 

In 2020, as part of Carnival’s final phase of its $2 billion dollar fleet enhancement, the 18-year-old Carnival Victory will be completely renewed and refreshed, becoming Carnival Radiance.

Carnival Radiance

The major overhaul will add over 100 new cabins, as well as new food and drink venues, including Guy’s Pig & Anchor Smokehouse Bar-B-Que—a partnership with Food Network star Guy Fieri that’s also featured on the Dream– and Vista-class ships. Other new dining venues will include Fahrenheit 555 steakhouse, Cucina del Capitano family-style Italian, and the full-service Asian restaurant Bonsai Sushi.

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October 18, 2018   No Comments

Carnival Vista Celebrates Her New Homeport in Galveston

By The Cruise Web, Inc. 

Carnival Cruise Line moved their popular Carnival Vista ship over 1,000 miles from Miami to her new homeport in Galveston, Texas on Sunday September 23rd, 2018. This is now the largest ship to ever be docked in the well-known cruise port. Overseeing this momentous occasion was Carnival Cruise Line’s President, Christine Duffy, along with the ship’s Godmother, Deshauna Barber.

“The Carnival Vista brings Texas-sized fun to Galveston for guests of all ages and we are thrilled to celebrate her arrival and show our appreciation for the local community,” Duffy announced. “Carnival is Texas’ number one cruise operator and positioning one of our newest ships, Carnival Vista in Galveston it underscores our commitment to growing this key market.”

Carnival Vista at Sea

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September 27, 2018   No Comments

New Ship from Carnival Cruise Line to Sail Out of Port Canaveral, Florida

By The Cruise Web, Inc. 

Carnival Cruise Line has agreed to a new state-of-the-art terminal in Port Canaveral, Florida to accommodate its newest ship. The currently unnamed ship will be the largest in Carnival’s fleet and is scheduled to make her debut in 2020.  Carnival’s decision to homeport the new ship at Port Canaveral continues a decades-long strong relationship and strengthens Carnival’s position as the number one cruise line in Port Canaveral.

“We are very excited about the prospects of homeporting our largest ship at Port Canaveral, a valued business partner for more than 25 years,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line.  “Easily accessible from all over the southeast with excellent facilities and friendly staff, Port Canaveral is one of our most popular and fastest-growing homeports.  This fantastic new ship, coupled with our future plans for Port Canaveral, will provide guests with an unparalleled seagoing vacation experience from the minute they arrive. ”

“The Port and Carnival Cruise Line have worked closely for decades building a successful partnership together. We are proud of our partners at Carnival and eager to begin this new chapter in our business relationship,” said Canaveral Port Authority Port Director and CEO Capt. John Murray. “Carnival’s commitment to Port Canaveral demonstrates their confidence in our ability to support one of the world’s most successful cruise brands.  We’re excited and looking forward to having their largest and newest class of ship homeported here.”

Carnival Breeze sailing through dark blue water at sunset.

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August 24, 2018   No Comments

Carnival Cruise Line to Sail Out of San Diego in 2019

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Carnival Cruise Line will return to the Port of San Diego for the first time in seven years when Carnival Miracle begins sailing out of there. She will sail a winter schedule of 3- to 15-day sailings from December 2019 to February 2020.

The new schedule will kick off with a 7-day Mexican Riviera cruise departing on December 1, 2019, and will also include two longer length Carnival Journeys sailings: 14- and 15-day cruises to Hawaii departing on December 8, 2019 and January 17, 2020, respectively.

The San Diego program for Carnival Miracle will also include two 5-day sailings–featuring two days in Cabo San Lucas–departing on December 22, 2019 and January 12, 2020, as well as two 3-day getaways visiting Ensenada and departing on December 27, 2019 and January 3, 2020. There will also be a 4-day New Year’s Baja Mexico cruise leaving on December 30, 2019, and a 6-day cruise departing on January 6, 2020 that will spend two days in Cabo San Lucas and have a day-long visit to Ensenada.

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June 29, 2018   No Comments

The 10 Coolest Family Cruise Experiences

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Your kids might feel like they’re too cool for school, but here are 10 cruise ship experiences they’ll never stop raving about! From laser tag and 3D movie theaters, to surfing simulators and aqua parks, these cruise ship experiences will guarantee a photo album full of unforgettable family vacation memories.

Without further ado, make like every kid on summer vacation, put off those summer assignments and continue below to check out The Cruise Web’s top family cruise experiences:

 

Splashaway Bay Aqua Park (Royal Caribbean)

 

Families won’t have themselves a better or wetter time than at Royal Caribbean’s Splashaway Bay aqua parks, featuring waterslides, water cannons, fountains, pools and the infamous drench bucket! With plenty to occupy everyone from toddlers to teens, Splashaway Bay is one of the most family-friendly aqua parks at sea. Note: Splashaway Bay requires a minimum height of 42”-45” for select waterslides.*

Royal Caribbean ships featuring Splashaway Bay: Adventure of the Seas, Harmony of the Seas, Liberty of the Seas, Majesty of the Seas, Ovation of the Seas & Symphony of the Seas

 

LEGO Experience On Board (MSC Cruises)

 

MSC Cruises is the only cruise line to offer the LEGO Experience On Board, featuring LEGO-themed play areas where activities include LEGO building competitions, LEGO video games and more! Plus, each ship with the LEGO Experience features one entire day during every cruise dedicated to family-friendly LEGO activities and entertainment. At the end of this day, children can even earn Junior LEGO Master Builder diplomas!

MSC Cruises ships featuring the Lego Experience: MSC Armonia, MSC Bellissima, MSC Grandiosa, MSC Lirica, MSC Meraviglia, MSC Opera, MSC Seaside, MSC Seaview & MSC Sinfonia (and eventually fleetwide)

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June 26, 2018   1 Comment

Queen Latifah Christens Carnival Horizon in New York City

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Award-winning singer and actress Queen Latifah christened Carnival’s newest ship, Carnival Horizon, in a naming ceremony in New York City on May 23rd. The ceremony also showcased artwork of the young children from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital whose art decorates the Dreamscape – a beautiful three-deck-high LED sculpture in the ship’s atrium.

Long shot of Carnival Horizon sailing in deep blue water toward a green island

Following the ceremony, Queen Latifah took on Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl champion Jake Elliott in a lip sync battle – modeled after the hit TV show. Latifah performed a fantastic rendition of “It’s Raining Men” by the Weather Girls while Elliott rocked out to Whitesnake’s “Here I Go Again”.

Queen Latifah may have won the lip sync battle but it was St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital who was the real winner of the day. St. Jude received a $100,000 donation from Carnival Cruise Line, which raised the money from various fundraisers – both onboard and ashore. This is the latest donation in Carnival’s eight-year history of support for St. Jude, during which more than $16 million has been raised.

“Carnival Horizon’s naming ceremony was one of our best yet, with Queen Latifah carrying out her duties as godmother then battling it out with Super Bowl champion Jake Elliott of my hometown Philadelphia Eagles in an entertaining Lip Sync Battle,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line.  “We were also delighted to showcase the wonderfully talented children from St. Jude whose artwork on the Dreamscape will be forever associated with this spectacular ship,” she added.

Queen Latifah added, “My time aboard Carnival Horizon was nothing short of incredible.  In addition to having the honor of serving as the ship’s godmother, meeting the amazing kids from St. Jude and their families and squaring off against Jake in an all-out Lip Sync Battle is certainly something I will always cherish.”

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May 25, 2018   No Comments

Carnival Cruise Line Unveils New Shopping Experience on Carnival Horizon

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

The latest ship from Carnival Cruise Line, Carnival Horizon, will offer her guests fantastic retail therapy when they sail. The traditional approach to onboard shopping has been revamped on Carnival Horizon – where she will feature a two-deck high, mall-style space featuring some of the world’s best known brands, including Victoria’s Secret, Michael Kors, Kate Spade, LeVian, and more.

“We’ve significantly upgraded our retail choices and spaces in recent years and with Carnival Horizon we’re raising the bar with our biggest and best shopping experience yet,” said William Butler, vice president of retail services at Carnival Cruise Line.

Carnival Cruise Line's latest ship, Carnival Horizon, will be the most innovative shopping experience at sea.

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April 10, 2018   No Comments