Carnival Cruise Lines General Overview

Carnival Cruise Lines is the world's largest cruise line. In the minds of many, Carnival has come to epitomize "mass-market" cruising. But, that label shouldn't define them. The reason for their size is a direct result of decades of hard work. Since 1972, Carnival has crafted a great cruise experience with broad appeal and great value for your vacation investment.

Carnival_chef_cookingCarnival’s onboard experience caters to a wide range of tastes & styles. The spa and alternative dining is competitive with almost every cruise line – even some of the luxury cruise lines,

Great Food! The quality of the food onboard Carnival is generally regarded to be superior to its direct competitors (Norwegian Cruise Line & Royal Caribbean),

The kids will not want to leave... The Children's Programs (Camp Carnival, Club O2 and Circle C) are nothing short of outstanding. They are well-run with just the right balance of organized (and supervised) activities, and, have options that give parents the flexibility to balance family-time and alone-time,

Carnival_deckchairLooking for a quite place? The Adults-Only Serenity Areas (sun bathing, Jacuzzis, pool) on many of the Carnival ships are a tranquil oasis. And, yes, the main pool areas on Carnival are typically lively…

What to do after the sun goes down... The nightlife on a Carnival ship is very good – great shows, comedy acts, lounge acts, musical ranging from jazz to rock to classical. And, the dance clubs (discos) onboard Carnival are a place where people can really let loose!

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