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

Carnival Paradise Resumes Sailing Out of Tampa Following Makeover

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Carnival Paradise is returning to year-round service from Tampa Bay following a month-long dry dock that saw the addition of new features – including a fantastic waterpark, 38 new staterooms, 98 balconies added to existing accommodations, and plenty of new food and beverage concepts.

Some of the few features on Carnival Paradise include:

Guy’s Burger Joint – a complimentary poolside venue created from the partnership between Carnival Cruise Line and Food Network personality Guy Fieri. Guests will enjoy hand-crafted burgers and fresh-cut fries in a venue inspired by Guy’s California roots and his love of car culture.

BlueIguana Cantina: Another complimentary poolside menu serving authentic, fresh-made burritos and tacos.

Camp Ocean: A marine-inspired play area designed for kids ages 2-11 that engages them in the wonders of the sea through more than 200 ocean-themed activities and science-orientated programming.

Circle C: Ideal for 12-to 14-year olds, this colorful space allows them to chill and connect with kids their own age, as well as, dance parties, video games, and more.

WaterWorks Aqua Park: This thrilling waterpark is for all guests and features an enclosed 300-foot-long Twister slide, two 82-foot-long racing slides, and a splash zone for kids.

New Staterooms and Enhancements: 38 brand new staterooms have been added; including two Grand Vista suites, 22 junior suites, 2 scenic oceanview rooms, and 12 interior rooms. In addition to the new staterooms, private verandahs have been added to 98 existing staterooms – creating new spacious 230-square-foot balcony staterooms. All staterooms have been redesigned with island-inspired décor.

Carnival Paradise recently received a makeover and is scheduled to resume sailing out of Tampa.

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March 29, 2018   No Comments

Carnival Names Queen Latifah Godmother of Carnival Horizon

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Carnival Cruise Line recently announced accomplished musical artist and actress, Queen Latifah, will be the godmother of the line’s newest ship, Carnival Horizon.

Carnival’s President, Christine Duffy, said, “With her fun-loving spirit and positive, can-do attitude, Queen Latifah embodies our brand and knows how to ‘Choose Fun’ in everything she does.”

Queen Latifah will be the godmother for Carnival Cruise Line's newest ship - Carnival Horizon.

Queen Latifah will participate in Carnival Horizon’s official naming ceremony, and a Lip Sync Battle: Horizon showcase during the Carnival Horizon Gala in New York City on May 23, 2018.

The Gala will also recognize Carnival Cruise Line’s longtime partner, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, with a check presentation donating funds raised from various activities and events. In addition, the artwork created by more than 30 St. Jude patients will be unveiled. This artwork will appear on the Dreamscape – a beautiful three-deck-high LED sculpture in the ship’s atrium.

For more information about Carnival Horizon, and all other Carnival ships, call The Cruise Web today at 1-800-377-9383 to speak with one of our friendly cruise consultants.

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March 1, 2018   2 Comments

Carnival Cruise Line to Debut New Entertainment Options on Carnival Horizon

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Carnival Cruise Line recently announced the addition of brand new entertainment options aboard its newest ship, Carnival Horizon.  The in-house Carnival Cruise Line entertainment team partnered with creative directors from Broadway, Los Angeles, and London’s West End to create three original shows that will raise the bar for cruise ship entertainment.

The shows are part of Carnival’s Playlist Productions, and are designed to make maximum use of Carnival Horizon’s sophisticated and interactive LED screens while showcasing the incredible talent of the performers to deliver unforgettable entertainment.

“Carnival Horizon promises to be a spectacular addition to the fleet and we’ve made the entertainment and activity options equally spectacular with such an array of fun choices, morning until night,” said Sarah Beth Reno, Carnival’s vice president of entertainment. “Whether you’re enjoying an amazing Playlist Productions show, checking out the hilarious entertainers at the Punchliner Comedy Club or participating in our legendary deck parties, our team will make sure your Carnival Horizon vacation is one you’ll never forget,” she added.

Carnival Horizon is scheduled to debut new entertainment options from Playlist Productions.

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February 27, 2018   5 Comments