Carnival introduced the concept of Fun Ships in 1972 and have been well known for providing family-friendly cruises on any budget ever since. With adult-only spa areas on selected ships, Carnival provides an onboard haven for honeymooners and good old romancers as well. The emphasis at Carnival is on big ships and big fun. Carnival's 2012 ship Carnival Breeze has a capacity of 3690 passengers, and will feature all the glitzy, award-winning stage shows, themed public areas and more entertainment and activities than you can fit in to one holiday.
By mid 2020, Carnival Spirit will have its home port in Brisbane, giving Australians even more choice for their Carnival departures. Known for fun and relaxed family-friendly cruising, Carnival Cruise Lines prides itself on its incredible range of things to do, both on board and off, with activities, entertainment and shore excursions to keep you busy every day of your trip. Love a good water slide? Carnival has two: the signature Carnival Twister Water Slide and 10-metre drop Green Thunder. Children are also well looked-after on a Carnival cruise, with outdoor sports, games, a waterpark and more, as well as all the fun that’s to be had at the various kids camps, where children are cared for by friendly counsellors who have either education or childcare experience.
Carnival's fleet includes 23 ships, sailing on cruises between 3 and 16 days in duration. Over 60 destinations are visited across the Caribbean, Mexican Riviera, Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, New England, Europe and Bermuda. Relaxing after a jam-packed day at sea or onshore is made easy with some of the most spacious staterooms around.
Who's On Board?
All aboard the Fun Ships are couples from thirties to fifties, families (lots during school holidays) and single cruisers looking for a convivial onboard atmosphere. The crowd is largely from the US since most departure ports are located there, though with large passenger numbers there are many nationalities on board.
Top five reasons to cruise with Carnival
- Youth Programs
Every ship in Carnival’s extensive fleet offers a fantastic youth program, catering for kids of all ages. These award-winning programs are one of carnival’s most famous assets.
- Nightly Entertainment
From poolside movie theatres to live dance shows, every night aboard a Carnival cruise is jam-packed with entertainment.
After your movie or show, why not hit the casino to try your luck at blackjack, poker, roulette, craps and more.
- Fun Activities
The range of recreational activities aboard a Carnival ship is seemingly endless. With water parks, mini-golf, volleyball, and more, there’s fun and games all day and for all ages.
- Fitness and Beauty
Pamper yourself with a massage or facial at Carnival Spa, or make use of the wide range of fitness equipment and sporting facilities.