For family-friendly fun and American-style cruising on some of the world’s most popular cruise ships, look no further than Carnival Cruises. Boasting a fleet of more than 20 ships, each with a different take on the Carnival theme, the perfect ship is waiting for you to hop onboard and cruise off into the sunset. Offering a huge range of restaurants, live shows and entertainment, as well as exciting daytime activities for every age, a Carnival cruise opens up a whole world of possibilities for families, adults and solo travellers alike, while simultaneously transporting you to some of the most popular ports in the world.
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When it comes to dining, Carnival offers plenty of options to suit everyone’s needs. Choose to reserve a table for either an 'Early' or 'Late' sitting, or opt for 'Your Time' open-seating, which offers a more flexible approach to dining on a first-come-first-served basis. Be sure to save at least one evening to treat yourself at a speciality restaurant too.
There are plenty of breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner and snack options onboard, with speciality restaurants, main dining rooms, and more casual low-key options.
If you’ve got some energy left after a busy and jam-packed day of exploring, the onboard entertainment on Carnival ships is bound to keep you going for a few more hours after dinner.
If you are considering embarking on a family cruise, Carnival Cruise Line is among the best when it comes to all the gang having an unbelievable cruise experience. There are a number of award-winning children’s clubs on each cruise catering for kids aged between 2 and 17, from teenage hangouts to late-night programmes to an immersive Dr Seuss experience (adults are allowed too!).
In addition, Carnival Cruises also offer Night Owls, a paid-for babysitting service between 10 pm and 3 am, where children 11 and under can be cared for while you take advantage of the ship’s nightlife. It's run by the Camp Ocean staff who have professional childcare experience to make sure your children are safe at all times. For more information enquire onboard.
While it’s nice to have some time apart, Carnival Cruise Line also likes to bring the family back together again thanks to its extensive range of family-friendly activities where everyone can make memories together to last a lifetime.
Carnival Cruise Line offers itineraries all over the world, with their Caribbean, Mexico Riviera, and Bahamas cruises being especially popular. Alaska itineraries are also a top Carnival destination, while Carnival Mediterranean cruises remains a favourite among families.
Many Carnival itineraries depart from the United States, so for the British market, the line is popular for fly-cruise holidays which can begin at four large UK airports. These departure airports are Gatwick, Heathrow, Manchester and Glasgow while other regional flights from other UK airports are available at a supplement.
No matter what your age, you’ll always find something to do onboard Carnival cruise ships with such a broad range of activities to choose from. There are attractions where children can make friends, exhilarating options for thrillseekers, and places to simply relax and enjoy some quality time on the ship.
Whether you’re a couple or single travelling alone, or you’ve left your little ones at the kid’s club and are looking for a little peace, Carnival Cruise ships cater just as well for adults as they do for the younger guests. Some of the highlights include:
For further inspiration, read our handy guide to 25 free things to do on a Carnival Cruise.
The dining dress code onboard all Carnival ships is 'Cruise Casual', which means no shorts or swimwear, but jeans and t-shirts etc are fine. There will also be one or two optional Carnival Cruise formal nights known as 'Cruise Elegant' evenings during your sailing, on which you are invited to don more formal attire such as a ball gown, cocktail dress, or suit.
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