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If your holidays are all about fun, fun and more fun then you’re in for a treat. Carnival Cruise Line make getaways for the dance-like-no-one’s-watching crowd, the kind of people who know that life’s too short not to have a good time. And it’s always been that way, on and offshore, ever since Carnival Cruise Line first started making waves around the world. 

From morning to night, a holiday with Carnival is an at-sea extravaganza, complete with incredible entertainment, stage shows, deck parties and a whole host of water slides made for kids, small and not-so-small! Their Mardi Gras ship even has its own Sea Coaster, which tells you all you need to know about how Carnival’s approach to cruising.

Let’s not forget about where you’ll be heading either. Carnival’s cruise experts have searched far and wide to bring you the destinations designed for – you guessed it – fun! 

Caribbean islands, culture-filled European icons, and over-the-top itineraries in the land down under. The best bit? Thanks to our price guarantee, you can book for way less than any other cruise provider out there – because why should fun have to cost an arm and a leg?

Ready to turn up the enjoyment levels and then some? Check out what’s in store below and crank that fun dial up to eleven!  

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Ahoy there! Join us on an exciting adventure as we set sail with Carnival Cruise Line and explore their incredible destinations and ports of call. On a Carnival cruise, there are plenty of chances to explore new places and try new things – and have the best time doing it. Prepare to be dazzled by stunning sights, delightful experiences, and endless fun! 

Whats you kind of fun? Sightseeing among ancient ruins or relaxing on a tropical beach – whatever takes your fancy Carnival Cruise Line visits some of the best ports in the world.


What’s more, you could be doing it in one of these unreal locations…Let's dive into the enchanting world of Carnival Cruise Line's most popular destinations. From sun-soaked beaches to icy landscapes, from ancient ruins to modern metropolises, Carnival Cruise Line's destinations offer an endless array of adventures and discoveries.

So pack your bags, get ready to create lifelong memories, and embark on an extraordinary journey with Carnival Cruise Line with us at Cruise Nation and save yourself a huge bundle of money in the process.


Prepare your taste buds for a delectable journey into the mouthwatering world of Carnival Cruise Line dining! Get ready to set sail on a flavour-packed voyage where every meal is a celebration of culinary creativity, all served up with a side of fun and excitement. So, grab your napkins and let's look into the delicious details!

First things first, let's talk about the sheer variety of dining options you'll find onboard a Carnival Cruise. From casual bites to fine dining experiences, they've got something to satisfy every craving. Picture yourself strolling through the onboard food paradise, where you'll encounter a kaleidoscope of flavours, each more tempting than the last.


But dining on a Carnival cruise is not just about the food—it's an experience in itself. Picture yourself dining al fresco under the twinkling stars, with the soothing ocean breeze gently caressing your face. As you savor each bite, you'll be serenaded by talented musicians, adding a touch of magic to your meal. And let's not forget the lively conversations and laughter that fill the air, as you bond with newfound friends over shared culinary adventures.

So, fellow food enthusiasts, get ready to embark on a Carnival Cruise Line dining experience that will tantalize your taste buds and leave you with memories to savour long after you've disembarked. With an abundance of flavours and a joyful atmosphere, your epicurean journey awaits.


With all the exciting onboard and onshore activities you have to look forward to, you may have skipped over one important question: What kind of stateroom would you like? No matter what your preference is, Carnival has the perfect stateroom for you. All of which include Carnival Comfort Collection linens and fabulous 24 hour stateroom service, just a phone call away.

From suites with private balconies to interior cabins with everything you need, you’re in for a comfy night sleep and relaxing stay.

And don’t forget, all of Carnival’s staterooms include their own room steward, who will be there each morning and night to make sure your cabin is looking at its best at all times, they may even leave you some suprises throughout your voyage so let us know which one was your favourite.


Now’s the time to really let your hair down. When you’re back on the boat or you’ve finished getting your tan on, Carnival’s selection of entertainment has your night sorted. And since there’s no shortage of things on show here, finding something to cram into the schedule is easy. Here’s a taste of what you can expect…

Designed to get you singing and dancing, Playlist Productions is a little like having your own personal playlist performed before your eyes. Shows will vary depending on the ship, but your faves are sure to get an airing, whether it’s FLICK’s iconic movie soundtracks, Vintage Pop’s fusion of golden age jazz and modern classics or the guitar grooves of Epic Rock.

Love a cheese-fest? Then Carnival has the show for you. 80s Pop to the Max brings you so-bad-they’re-good classics from the most garish decade there’s been.

Need your gameshow fix? Carnival brings some of your favourite daytime classics to life. If your game for a laugh, then why not sign you and your clan up to some Family Feud, emceed by your cruise director?

Or you can go solo with a game of Deal or No Deal and be in with a chance to win $1000! Sounds like a deal to us!

Film fans get your popcorn at the ready! Carnival rolls out the red carpet in a big way, with not one, not two, but three silver screens for you to experience. Dive-In Movies lets you take in all the classics from the top deck. Whether you’re sat down or in the pool, the screen’s so big that every seat is the best seat in the house. Or how about the IMAX Theatre? The only cruise line to offer the sights and sounds of IMAX at sea, this is the proper way to experience the latest Hollywood blockbusters.

Or how about Thrill Theatre? Thanks to state-of-the-art 3D effects, this immersive offering sees the action leaping off the screen. The wind on your skin, the splashes you just felt, and your seat coming along for the ride? You didn’t just imagine those things either! Trust us, this isn’t your average cinema!

Plus, with an onboard casino, stand-up comedy, live music, deck parties, sports and more activities you can shake a crazy gold club at, one thing’s for sure: Carnival Cruises take their fun very seriously.

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Young adventurers and pint-sized partygoers! Get ready to set sail on a sea of excitement with Carnival Cruise Line's incredible kids clubs and sensational activities onboard. Brace yourselves for a voyage filled with laughter, new friendships, and non-stop fun, because Carnival knows how to keep the young and the young at heart entertained!

Step into the colourful wonderland of Carnival's kids clubs, where imaginations run wild and smiles reach from ear to ear. From toddlers to teens, there's a space designed just for you! Carnival's kids clubs offer an array of interactive experiences that will have your young explorers begging for more. How about a mini Olympics, where they can showcase their athletic prowess? Or perhaps a science experiment that sparks their curiosity and unleashes their inner mad scientist? From talent shows to scavenger hunts, from cooking classes to video game tournaments, the options are as limitless as the ocean itself! 

So whether you're a curious little tyke or a cool teen seeking thrilling adventures, Carnival has got you covered.

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Feel on Cloud 9

Prepare to embark on a rejuvenating journey like no other as we take you on a voyage to pure bliss and relaxation with our extraordinary Cloud 9 Spa and Fitness Centre.

Picture this, you step into a world where tranquility and luxury merge seamlessly, where the worries of everyday life melt away with each passing moment. The Cloud 9 Spa is a sanctuary designed to pamper your body, soothe your soul, and transport you to a realm of pure serenity. Feel the stress simply evaporate as you step foot into this oasis of calm.

For those seeking an active escape, Carnival's state-of-the-art Fitness Centre will keep you energised and motivated. Equipped with the latest cardio and strength-training machines, you can embark on a personal fitness journey or join one of our group exercise classes led by enthusiastic instructors who will inspire you to push your limits. Sweat it out with an invigorating workout, knowing that the panoramic views of the ocean will provide the perfect backdrop for your fitness goals.

Carnivals Dress Code

What can you wear onboard a Carnival cruise?

It depends on the occasion, of course, so be sure to check out the following info – you don’t want to be turned away from certain venues or restaurants because of your attire after all!

Through the day?

Keep it casual in things like shorts, tees, polo shirts, blouses and summer dresses. Even workout gear is fine for Carnival. Bathing suits and swimwear is fine, just be sure to cover up if you’re heading to the Lido Restaurant. And if it gets nippy, make sure you layer up with something warm.

At night?

In the main dining room, there are two dress codes for men, women and kids.

The first, “Cruise Casual” is your smart casual kind of clothing. Think trousers, khakis, jeans and collared polo shirts for men, and summer dresses casual skits, capris, jeans, blouses and tops for women.

“Cruise Elegant” is your best bib and tucker. Men should go for dress trousers and shirts, along with a sport coat, but you might fancy bringing along a suit or tuxedo for the occasion too. For the ladies, cocktail dresses, elegant skirts, blouses and evening gowns are the typical attire.

Carnival Cruises FAQs

Who owns Carnival Cruises?

Originally founded in 1972, Carnival Cruises is today a part of the Carnival Corporation.

What other cruise lines are owned by Carnival Corporation?

The Carnival Corporation also owns a number of different cruise lines, including Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, P&O Cruises, and Cunard Line.

Are Carnival Cruises all-inclusive?

Like a lot of other major cruise lines, Carnival Cruises are not truly all-inclusive. That said, your standard cruise fare still includes plenty: your accommodation, access to onboard leisure facilities, live entertainment and food in the main dining rooms and buffets, as well as select meals in certain specialty dining venues.

Are gratuities mandatory on Carnival Cruises?

Yep, gratuities onboard your Carnival Cruise are mandatory. However, they can be removed if you visit the Guest Services desk on your ship, should you be unhappy with the service staff have provided.

However, we’d recommend against doing so. Gratuities make up a big chunk of the crew’s salary, and since Carnival Line is an American cruise line, tipping is a big part of the culture of both the company and the country too. Think like a local and don’t be tempted to remove your gratuities. 

Do Carnival Cruises do drinks packages?

Do Carnival Cruises do drinks packages?

They do! Carnival Cruises keep it simple with two drinks packages for you to enjoy onboard:


Starting at $59.95 per person, per day, the CHEERS! Package includes:

  • All spirits (including cocktails), along with beer and wine by the glass with a $20.00 or lower menu price
  • Sodas, Zero-Proof frozen cocktails, energy drinks, specialty coffee, hot tea, 500ml bottled water and other non-alcoholic bottled beverages
  • Packaged water in both the Dining Room and Specialty Restaurants
  • 25% discount off the menu price for any spirit or wine by the glass above $20.00
  • 25% discount off the menu price for wine and Champagne by the bottle
  • 25% discount off beverage seminars and classes
  • Bottomless Bubbles

Starting at $6.95 per day for kids, and $9.50 per day for adults, the Bottomless Bubbles package includes unlimited soda and juice over the course of your whole cruise!

  Do Carnival Cruises do formal nights?

They do, although Carnival prefer to call them elegant evenings, and the number of elegant evenings that take place during your cruise depends on how many days you’re at sea. Generally, this goes as follows:

  • 1-day cruise: no elegant evenings
  • 2-day to 5-day cruise: one elegant evening
  • 6-day or longer cruise: two elegant evenings

Are beach towels provided on Carnival Cruises?

Yes! Large beach towels – complete with the Carnival logo – are provided in each stateroom.

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