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Holiday Cruises with Carnival

If you're looking for a holiday vacation with no shortage of all-out family fun, look no further than Carnival Cruise Line. The name says it all, and what better a way to "Choose Fun" this holiday season than cruising with Carnival. Whether it's Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Year's, experience all of your favorite holiday traditions and much more when you enjoy a holiday cruise with Carnival!


Christmas Cruises with Carnival

Deck the "hulls" with Carnival and celebrate Christmas at sea aboard a FUN ship! From sugar cookies and Christmas lights, to caroling and holiday shows, Carnival brings the magic of Christmas to sea every December!

  • Experience a FUN ship decked out bow to stern with wreaths, lights, trees and more!
  • Drop letters to Santa into a special mailbox onboard!
  • Partake in festive caroling.
  • Compete in the ugly sweater competition.
  • Enjoy live-on-stage holiday shows.
  • Attend Christmas (and Hanukkah) services.
  • Look out for the Grinch, who makes surprise appearances throughout the sailing!
  • Watch the Grinch's live show and dine at the character breakfast.



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Hanukkah Cruises with Carnival

Celebrate the Festival of Lights at sea, complete with a lighting of the menorah and a special service in honor of Hanukkah.

  • Attend Hanukkah services in the atrium lobby!
  • Watch the lighting of the Menorah and join in prayers and songs.
  • Enjoy latkes, sour cream, applesauce and Manischewitz wine.
  • Children can participate in Hanukkah related games, stories and arts and crafts!



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New Year's Cruises with Carnival

Ring in the New Year aboard Carnival's FUN ships and start your new year off right!

  • Celebrate with multiple parties at sea!
  • Enjoy New Year's festivities, including balloon drops, live music, DJs and more!
  • Keep the celebration going with fun after parties.
  • Take advantage of youth programs on New Year's Eve for young cruisers!



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Thanksgiving Cruises with Carnival

Enjoy Thanksgiving at sea with your friends and family aboard Carnival. You could be far from home, but your Carnival ship will be decorated with festive Thanksgiving decor to set the mood for the big day and BIGGER meal!

  • Your FUN ship will feature Thanksgiving decorations and colors!
  • Watch the Thanksgiving day parade broadcasted on the big screen of every Carnival ship!
  • Enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving evening meal featuring roasted turkey, yams, mashed potatoes, cranberry relish, giblet gravy and pumpkin pie!
  • Participate in "Thanksgiving Duck Hunt" and Thanksgiving-themed trivia games!



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4th of July with Carnival

Celebrate Independence Day with Carnival and have a sea party celebrating the red, white and blue!

  • Attend the 4th of July Bash, an evening Lido Deck party.
  • Enjoy outdoor activities on Independence Day, including bean bag challenges, ice cream eating contests and pool games!
  • Participate in line dancing classes.
  • Compete with (or against) friends and family in Independence Day Bingo, Trivia and a Slot Tournament!
  • Watch American-themed movies on the Seaside Theater!
  • Youth Programs will host a 4th of July Family Party, along with a Family Scavenger Hunt.



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Valentine's Day Cruises with Carnival

You better watch out for cupid because love is in the sea air when you celebrate Valentine's Day with Carnival.

  • Say "I do", part two, with a Valentine's Day Vow Renewal!
  • Celebrate with onboard games and activities, including a Romeo Contest, ChooseLove Raffle, Kiss Cam and Free Hugs!
  • Enjoy a delicious Steakhouse Valentine's Day Lunch (offered on select ships).
  • Get festive with red and pink attire!



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Mardi Gras Cruises with Carnival

Carnival brings Big Easy vibes to sea so you can party it up New Orleans-style while celebrating Fat Tuesday!

  • Participate in a Mardi Gras mask-making workshop.
  • Enjoy a festive Mardi Gras Parade and Party!
  • Bring your beads and wear purple, green and gold at sea.



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St. Patrick's Day Cruises with Carnival

Get ready for a fun-filled St. Patrick's Day celebration complete with Irish-themed games, specialty drinks and food!

  • Play Luck o' the Irish Bingo, St. Quackie's Day Duck Hunt and Trivia.
  • Join the fun-filled St. Patrick's Day Party (18+ years of age)!
  • Enjoy festive specialty drinks and an Irish entree and dessert at dinner.
  • Pack your green and try your luck in the casino!



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Easter Cruises with Carnival

Enjoy family-friendly activities on Easter Sunday, including an egg hunt, bingo and non-denominational church service.

  • Participate in the "Golden Egg Hunt" at sea! What could be inside?!?
  • Try to win big with Carnival's Easter Egg-Stravaganza Bingo!
  • Kids can attend the Family Easter Party and Easter Hop 'N' Stop!
  • Attend a non-denominational Easter Service (*not on ships that are in their home port on Sunday).



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Cinco de Mayo Cruises with Carnival

Celebrate a fun, festive May 5th with Carnival's non-stop fiesta at sea!

  • Raise your margarita to celebrate Cinco de Mayo at the Fiesta Deck Party!
  • Compete with friends in the Cinco de Mayo Scavenger Hunt.
  • Enjoy Mexican-themed movies on Carnival's Seaside Theater!
  • Kids will enjoy various themed youth activities.



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Mother's Day Cruises with Carnival

Make mom feel extra special with a Carnival cruise to celebrate Mother's Day with your entire family!

  • Show your mom some love with a special Mother's Day Appreciation Event, including Mummy Wrapping, a Mother/Daughter or Mother/Son Look-a-Like Contest and "Message to Mom" recordings.
  • Make a special Mother's Day Card at the onboard crafts workshop!
  • Relax by the pool and enjoy Mom-themed movies at the Carnival Seaside Theater!
  • Kids can participate in Mother's Day-themed youth activities.



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Father's Day Cruises with Carnival

Celebrate dad's day aboard a Carnival FUN ship, featuring dad-approved, family-friendly activities!

  • Celebrate your dad with Carnival's "A Day with Dad Event" featuring the "Dress Mom Like Dad" competition and a Father/Daughter or Father/Son Look-a-Like Contest!
  • With help from Carnival's craft team, make the perfect Father's Day Cards!
  • Participate in Father's Day-themed trivia.
  • Kids will enjoy Father's Day-themed youth activities.



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Halloween Cruises with Carnival

Experience the spooks and frights of Halloween like never before aboard a "Frightfully Fun" Carnival cruise. For the entire month of October, Carnival's fleet will be crawling with special Halloween activities, experiences, and entertainment for all ages.

Halloween Activities aboard Carnival

  • Enjoy a variety of spooky-themed activities including Halloween karaoke, trivia, scavenger hunts and bingo.
  • Learn how to monster-mash like a pro in Halloween dance classes, then showcase your new moves at dance parties!
  • Whether young or old, trick-or-treat to your heart's content with all ages trick-or-treating.
  • Show off your frightening 'fit and compete against others in Carnival's costume contests.


Halloween Experiences with Carnival

  • Learn how the pros transform ordinary pumpkins into spooky works of art!
  • Become glued to the edge of your seat with "Horror Night" on the big screen... if you dare.
  • Listen to live bands play sets of Halloween favorites throughout your voyage.



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Ready for Your Holiday Cruise with Carnival?

For more information on holiday cruising with Carnival, call The Cruise Web today at 1-800-377-9383 to speak with one of our expert consultants!



* Onboard amenities, experiences, features and prices are subject to change without notice. Activities and availability vary by season and sail date. Information accurate at time of publication, but subject to change. Call 1-800-377-9383 to confirm current holiday experiences, pricing and availability.

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