With its portfolio of 23 luxury vessels Carnival boasts one of the biggest fleets in the business. Passengers enjoy an incredible range of choice however the super-sized fleet also means that finding the perfect vessel can be a little difficult. To help you navigate the ins and out of cruising with Carnival we’ve put together a brief overview of some of our favourite ships!
For holidaymakers with a passion for food Carnival Pride is the place to be. Tantalise your taste buds with hand rolled delicacies at Bonsai Sushi, fusion fare at Normandie Restaurant or world class meat at David’s Steakhouse. She cruises the Bahamas, Bermuda and the Caribbean.
Soak up the sun on this stunning 892 foot long megaliner which features Carnival’s biggest Serenity area as well as WaterWorks, SportsSquare and SkyCourse facilities.
This 2980 capacity ship is packed full of state-of-the-art features. Adults can kick back at an array of elegant bars while or relax and unwind at the Serenity Retreat. The little ones will also be well entertained with a great range of kid friendly activities and programmes.
Cruise the Caribbean while sipping on a drink from the RedFrog Rum Bar, devouring a taco at BlueIguana Cantina or laughing the night away at George Lopez’s Punchliner Comedy Club.
Based in Galveston, this 3690 passenger vessel is one of Carnival’s largest fleet members. Taking a stroll around the half-mile outdoor wraparound promenade deck is an activity in itself!
This 2984 capacity ship is all about entertainment! Be captivated by musical extravaganzas at Playlist Productions, take part in the interactive Hasbro Game Show and finish off your night with a dram at one of the ship’s various bars.
As the frontrunner of Carnival’s Dream class vessels this ship is brimming with fantastic features. Think a pair of dual-level dining rooms, Cloud 9 Spa thalassotherapy pool and array of entertainment options on every deck.
With a range of spaces inspired by destinations from around the globe, Carnival Triumph offers its 2754 passengers a fabulously upbeat experience. Those travelling with kids will love the Underground Tokyo video arcade and Seuss at Sea programme.
With its colourful décor, lively entertainment and great range of on-board activities Carnival Glory is the embodiment of a ‘fun ship.’ Treat yourself to a meal at Guy Fieri’s burger joint, people watch on the Lido Deck and try your luck at the Camel Club Casino.
Boasting chic Hollywood-themed décor this Bahamas bound ship is a certified stunner. Rehydrate at the Coconut Grove Bar and Grill, please your palate at the Sensation Dining Room and enjoy utter bliss at the Serenity Adult Only Retreat.
Servicing the Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada/New England and the Caribbean this 113,300 tonne vessel gets around! El Morocco Lounge holds nightly comedy shows, musical performances and karaoke competitions that keep passengers entertained for days on end.
Bound for Alaska and Hawaii, this 2124 passenger ship hosts unforgettable holidays. The Green Thunder waterslide thrills adults and kids alike, Club Merlin Casino beckons those in search of Lady Luck, Billie’s Piano Bar is a mecca for music lovers while Medusa’s Lair Dance Club is a must visit venue for itchy feet.
If you want to discover the marvels of Mexico the Carnival Imagination is the ship for you! Bars, lounges and clubs keep the adults well amused while the kids will love splashing around at WaterWorks or putting away at the miniature golf course.
Now that we’ve shed light on our favourite fleet members why not head over to Cruise 1st for incredible deals on a huge range of Carnival itineraries? Whether you’re heading to the Caribbean, Bahamas, Alaska or Mexico, the cruising experts can help you plan the perfect getaway!
Images sourced via Carnival Cruise Line and Flickr Creative Commons. Credits: Kate Barnum, Scarhead, Joe Tolley, John Lamb