Carnival Cruise Lines Caribbean vacations are arguably the most popular Caribbean cruises in the world. While many luxury cruise lines such as Silversea Cruises, Regent Seven Seas, Celebrity Cruises, Cruise West, Princess Cruise Lines, and Holland America Line, offer some pretty spectacular Caribbean cruises, people choose to cruise with Carnival Cruise Lines to the Caribbean because it is the most affordable (and fun) way to go!
Sure, Carnival Cruise Lines isn’t a luxury line, but families and fun loving couples choose to Cruise on Carnival Cruise Lines to the Caribbean for it’s laid back atmosphere and family-friendly environment! The majority of the cruise lines mentioned above are pretty much kid-free, but Carnival Cruise Lines — along with Norwegian Cruise Lines, feature special shore excursions for kids and teens, as well as onboard activities that will keep kids busy during long days at sea.
Carnival Cruise Lines currently holds the title as the “World’s Most Popular Cruise Line” and it has received numerous awards as well as high rankings throughout it’s 36-year history. The National Association of Cruise-Oriented Agencies (NACOA) named Carnival Cruise Lines “Cruise Line of the Year” for three years in a row, it earned “best value” honors for six years in a row by the World Cruise & Ocean Liner Society, and Carnival received the “Gold Excellence Award” by American Express Travel Service.
Carnival Cruise Lines has also received nine platinum awards including: Best Family Oriented Line, Best Bang for the Buck, Best Singles Line, Best Entertainment, Best Children’s Program, Best Onboard Activities, Best Disco, Best Casino and Best Tropical Drink in Porthole Cruise Magazine’s “1999 Annual Readers” Choice Awards, topping more categories than any other cruise line.
Carnival Cruise Lines fleet — the “Fun Ship Fleet,” features 23 ships that sail to roughly a dozen destinations with dozens of ports of call on the menu. Carnival Cruise Lines Fun Ship Fleet includes: Carnival Conquest, Destiny, Ecstasy, Elation, Fantasy, Fascination, Freedom, Glory, Imagination, Inspiration, Legend, Liberty, Miracle, Paradise, Pride, Sensation, Spirit, Splendor, Triumph, Valor, Carnival Celebration, and Holiday. Carnival Splendor made her debut in Europe in July 2008.
Carnival Fun Ships feature voyages to the Eastern, Southern, and Western Caribbean as well as Alaska (Glacier, Northbound Alaska, Southbound Alaska), Bahamas, Canada/New England, Europe, Hawaii, Mexico (Baja Mexico, Mexican Riviera), Panama Canal, South America, and special voyages to Bermuda, and even Transatlantic sailings.
Carnival Cruise Lines 4-day, 5-day, 7-day, and 8-day cruises can take place on just about any Fun Ship, but especially on Carnival Miracle, Carnival Destiny, Carnival Fantasy, and Carnival Imagination. A sample 8-day Eastern Caribbean Cruise from New York, NY includes the following ports of call: San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. Thomas, USVI; and Tortola, BVI. A sample 7-day Southern Caribbean Cruise includes: San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. Thomas, USVI; Dominica; Barbados; St. Lucia, WI; and Antigua; St. Kitts, WI. The typical Caribbean Cruise season runs from October through April and excursions run the gamut from bike adventures, horseback riding and rainforest exploration to nightlife tours, scuba diving, and dolphin swims! Prices for Carnival Cruise Lines Caribbean sailings start at as low as $299 up to $749 or more depending on accommodations (interior, ocean view or balcony).
While Carnival Cruise Lines travels to many exciting destinations and it offers some of the most adventurous excursions around, Carnival Cruise Lines onboard experience is fun and exciting as well. Onboard, you can gamble at casinos, take golf lessons, swim, go dancing, attend a live show, shop, or spend the day at Carnival Cruise Lines Spa Carnival. Spa Carnival features a health club with state-of-the-art exercise equipment, a jogging track, and aerobics classes. It also features a steam room and sauna, full-body massage services, facials, loofah treatments, manicures, pedicures, and hairstyling. All Carnival Cruise Lines Casinos feature slot machines, black jack, poker, roulette, and more.
Traveler’s can book their cruise on Carnival Cruise Lines to the Caribbean directly through the Carnival Cruise Lines websiteor to search for a discounted Carnival Caribbean Cruise, visit any of the following discount booking search engines to locate some of the best and most current deals and specials.