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Cigarette smoking in public areas will be permitted only in Carnival’s dance clubs, designated areas within the casino and casino bar, certain sections on the open decks on all vessels and also in the jazz clubs on 13 Carnival ships.
The 13 ships include Carnival Destiny, Carnival Triumph, Carnival Victory, Carnival Spirit, Carnival Pride, Carnival Legend, Carnival Miracle, Carnival Conquest, Carnival Glory, Carnival Valor, Carnival Liberty, Carnival Freedom, and Carnival Splendor. Cigar smoking will also be permitted in the jazz clubs.
On other vessels in the fleet, cigar (and cigarette) smoking will also be permitted in designated areas on deck.
Smoking is prohibited in all guest staterooms. Those guests in balcony accommodations will be permitted to smoke cigarettes and cigars outside on the balcony.
Spa staterooms, currently featured on Carnival Splendor, Carnival Dream and Carnival Magic are entirely smoke-free, including on the balconies.
Carnival Celebration 2008
Carnival Holiday 2009
Carnival Cruise Line
Carnival Cruise Lines prides itself on being "The World's Most Popular Cruise Line®" a distinction achieved by offering a wide array of quality cruise vacations which present outstanding value for the money. Carnival Cruise Lines is the largest and most successful cruise line in the world, carrying more passengers than any other.
Today’s Carnival is a vastly different company than the one started from humble beginnings more than three decades ago. Carnival was launched with a converted transatlantic ocean liner and a dream of entrepreneur Ted Arison, a pioneer in the modern-day cruise industry who set out to realize his vision of making a vacation experience once reserved for the very rich accessible to the average person.
Carnival’s fleet currently comprises 23 ships operating voyages ranging from three to 12 days in length to The Bahamas, Caribbean, Mexican Riviera, Alaska, Hawaii, Panama Canal, Canada, New England, and Bermuda. The line currently has one new ship scheduled for delivery May 2012.
|Carnival Sunshine (Destiny)|
|Carnival Fantasy||Carnival Imagination|
|Carnival Ecstasy||Carnival Inspiration|
|Carnival Sensation||Carnival Elation|
|Carnival Fascination||Carnival Paradise|
|Carnival Conquest||Carnival Valor|
|Carnival Glory||Carnival Liberty|
|Carnival Spirit||Carnival Legend|
|Carnival Pride||Carnival Miracle|
Special Needs Passengers
Five course meals are served in the main dining rooms including: fresh lobster, Georges Blanc Signature Selections, and an extensive wine list.
For more intimate dining, many ships feature a reservations-only supper club with a Manhattan-chic setting and a menu that includes steakhouse favorites.
From the extravagant midnight buffets (on select ships) , to the 24-hour pizza, sushi bars and European-style cafés, you'll discover a myriad of palette pleasing favorites that even the most discriminating diner will enjoy.
Children’s menus feature plenty of kid-pleasing favorites including spaghetti and meatballs, hamburgers, hotdogs, pizza, assorted desserts and much more.
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Catalina Island, California
Catalina Island, Dominica
Half Moon Cay, Bahamas
Moorea, French Polynesia
Newport, Rhode Island
Puerto Montt, Chile
Punta Arenas, Chile
Suva, Fiji Islands
Possible Tender: Dubrovnik Croatia, Katakolon Greece, Ketchikan Alaska.
Carnival Cruise Line History
Carnival Cruise Line is the largest and most successful cruise line in the world, carrying more passengers than any other.
Through the years..
1972: Maiden voyage of Carnival’s first ship, the TSS Mardi Gras, which runs aground on sandbar outside the Port of Miami.
1975: Carnival purchases Empress of Britain/reflagged TSS Carnivale.
1978: Carnival purchases S.A. Vaal/reflagged the Festival.
1982: Tropicale debuts - industry-wide ship building boom begins.
1985: Debut of the 46,000 ton Holiday.
1986: Launch of 47,000 ton Jubilee.
1987: 47,000 ton Celebration enters service.
1990: Fantasy enters service.
1996: Carnival introduces new Destiny class, at the time the world's largest passenger ship at 101,000 tons.
1999: Carnival introduces eight and final Fantasy-class ship, the Carnival Paradise.
2001: Spirit class introduced with the launch of 88,500-ton Carnival Spirit.
2002: Carnival introduces the Conquest class 110,000-ton ship.
2008: Carnival introduces the 113,300-ton Splendor, a new class of ship.
2009: Carnival introduces the 130,000-ton Carnival Dream. The second Dream-class ship, the Carnival Magic was launched in 2011 and the Carnival Breeze will debut in 2012.