Cruise Company Overview - Carnival

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Carnival Contact Info

3655 NW 87th Avenue
Miami, FL 33178

1.888.227.6482

www.carnival.com

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Alcohol Policy

Drinking Age

The minimum age for the purchase and/or consumption of alcoholic beverages in the bars, lounges and gift shops is 21 years of age.  In the event that Bar/Restaurant/Gift Shop staff are in question that a guest is less than 21 years old, they shall request picture identification, prior to serving the drink or selling the bottle of liquor.

Bringing Liquor and Beverages Onboard

Embarkation Guests are prohibited from bringing water, sodas and other non-alcoholic beverages onboard that are packaged in bottles. A small quantity of non-alcoholic beverages (i.e., sparkling water, sodas, juice, and milk) packaged in cans or cartons may be brought onboard on embarkation day only in guests’ carry-on luggage. A small quantity is considered a maximum of 12 sealed, unopened cans/cartons of 12 ounces each or less per person.

Guests are prohibited from bringing alcoholic beverages on board. However, at the beginning of the cruise during embarkation day, guests (21 years of age and older) may bring on board one 750 ml bottle of wine or champagne, per person, only in their carry-on luggage.  A $15 corkage fee per 750 ml bottle will be charged should you wish to consume this wine in the main dining room or steakhouse. (

Bottled Liquor Purchased on the Ship or in Port

Alcohol purchased in ports of call or on the ship in the Fun Shops will be returned on the morning of debarkation.

The Fun Shops (pre-cruise orders) All alcohol purchased through The Fun Shops (via telephone order or online) for on board consumption is designed for in-stateroom entertainment only. Guests cannot take liquor bottles with them to public areas. Only wine or champagne that was ordered through The Fun Shops can be served in the dining room or Steakhouse.

 

Smoking Policy

All staterooms and suite accommodations are an entirely smoke free environment, including the outside balcony.  

Cigarette and E-cigarette are allowed in designated exterior open deck areas, as well as in the night club, and in certain areas within the casino (for playing guests) and casino bar.

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, pipe and cigarette smoking is permitted in designated areas on deck.   

Carnival Cruise Ship Smoking Areas (PDF)

Tendering Ports

Belize
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Cannes, France
Catalina Island, California
Catalina Island, Dominica
Edinburgh, Scotland
Grand Cayman
Half Moon Cay, Bahamas
Kona, Hawaii
Lahaina, Maui
Moorea, French Polynesia
Newport, Rhode Island
Puerto Montt, Chile
Punta Arenas, Chile
Sitka, Alaska
Suva, Fiji Islands
Zihuatanejo/Ixtapa, Mexico

Possible Tender: Dubrovnik Croatia, Katakolon Greece, Ketchikan Alaska.

New Ship Builds

Carnival Vista - 2016

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Carnival Cruise Line

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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.  

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Cruise Director Schedule 2016

 

Carnival Fleet

Vista Class - New  
Carnival Vista May 2016
   

Dream Class

 

Carnival Breeze  
Carnival Magic  
Carnival Dream  
   

Triumph Class

 
Carnival Triumph  
Carnival Victory  
   

Destiny Class

 
Carnival Sunshine (Destiny)  
   

Splendor Class

 

Carnival Splendor  
   

Fantasy Class

 

Carnival Fantasy Carnival Imagination
Carnival Ecstasy Carnival Inspiration
Carnival Sensation Carnival Elation
Carnival Fascination Carnival Paradise
   

Conquest Class

 
Carnival Conquest Carnival Valor
Carnival Glory Carnival Liberty
Carnival Freedom  
   

Spirit Class

 

Carnival Spirit Carnival Legend
Carnival Pride Carnival Miracle

 

Magic News

Carnival Magic to Feature Guy's Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse

Chef and restaurateur Guy Fieri, whose Guy’s Burger Joints on Carnival Cruise Line ships have earned a reputation as the best burgers at sea, has expanded his seagoing culinary offerings with a new authentic smokehouse and barbecue venue aboard Carnival Magic.

Guy’s Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse is a casual open-air eatery located on Carnival Magic’s Lanai on Promenade Deck featuring a wide variety of BBQ favorites smoked right on board over hickory and cherry wood using Guy’s signature recipes, rubs and spices.

 All items at Guy’s Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse will be available free of charge.

Open sea days from noon to 2:30 p.m., Guy’s Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse is part of Carnival Magic’s extensive multi-million-dollar renovation that spanned three weeks and added a variety of exciting new dining and bar concepts, including, of course, a Guy’s Burger Joint, a free-of-charge poolside venue serving hand-crafted burgers and fries with recipes created by the Food Network star.

Including Carnival Magic, Guy’s Burger Joints are available on 11 Carnival ships and serve more than 1,000 burgers per ship per day. Guy’s Burger Joint will also be featured aboard the new Carnival Vista when it debuts in May.

Other newly added spaces on Carnival Magic include two poolside bars – the RedFrog Rum Bar and BlueIguana Tequila Bar – along with the BlueIguana Cantina serving authentic Mexican tacos and burritos, Pizzeria del Capitano offering hand-tossed artisanal pies, the cocktail pharmacy-themed Alchemy Bar, and a “candy and more store” called Cherry on Top.

Carnival Magic will offer two distinctly different week-long itineraries from the Space Coast – a western Caribbean route featuring Cozumel, Belize, Mahogany Bay (Isla Roatan) and Costa Maya; and an eastern Caribbean option calling at St. Thomas, San Juan, Grand Turk and Nassau or Amber Cove. Additional information on Guy’s Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse is available at carnival.com/guysbbq.

Special Needs Passengers

Special Needs

Children's Programs

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Dining Program

Dedicated Dining

Five course meals are served in the main dining rooms including: fresh lobster, Georges Blanc Signature Selections, and an extensive wine list.  

Supper Club

For more intimate dining, many ships feature a reservations-only supper club with a Manhattan-chic setting and a menu that includes steakhouse favorites.

Casual Dining

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.

Kids Dining

Children’s menus feature plenty of kid-pleasing favorites including spaghetti and meatballs, hamburgers, hotdogs, pizza, assorted desserts and much more.

Example Room Service Menu

 

COMPLIMENTARY ITEMS

 

Breakfast

Continental Breakfast available upon request.

Simply complete the door hanger menu

and hang it outside your stateroom by 5 AM

the evening prior or call anytime.

Sandwiches

Served with Potato Salad, Coleslaw, Potato Chips

or Pretzels. Choose White, Whole Wheat,

Rye or gluten free Bread.

Tuna Salad

Roast Turkey

Ham and Cheese

Peanut Butter and Jelly

Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato

Grilled American Cheese

Grilled Reuben

with Corned Beef and Swiss Cheese

Salads

Garden Salad

Choice of Ranch, 1,000 Island, Balsamic Vinaigrette, Blue Cheese or Fat Free Honey Mustard Dressing

Caesar Salad

House Made Dressing, Shaved Parmesan Cheese

Market Vegetable Platter

Assorted Garden Vegetables with Dips

Desserts

New York Cheesecake

Assorted Cookies

Chocolate Cake

Beverages

Juices

Orange, Tomato, Apple, Grapefruit

Regular or Decaffeinated Coffee

Hot Tea - Iced Tea

Hot Chocolate - Milk

Skim Milk - Chocolate Milk


 

For Additional Charge:

Totally Awesome Wings $5.00

Tossed in Your Choice of: • Honey BBQ • Buffalo Sauce • Garlic Parmesan • Teriyaki • Caribbean Jerk

Chicken Tenders $5.00 Crispy

Panko Breaded Chicken Tenders with a Choice of BBQ or Honey Mustard sauce

Spicy Fried Firecracker Shrimp $6 Spiced Shrimp, Panko Coated and Fried with Chili Ginger Dip, Served with French Fries

Killer Chicken Quesadilla $5.00 Grilled Chipotle Seasoned Chicken, Onions, Peppers and Grated Monterey Jack Cheese. Fresh Pico de Gallo, Guacamole

Authentic Philly Cheesesteak $5.00 Frizzled Steak, Melted Cheese and Grilled Onions on a Hoagie Roll, Served with French Fries

Pan Pizza $5.00 Hand-Stretched Dough, Topped with Fresh Ingredients and Baked to Order. Cheese, Pepperoni, or Ham and Pineapple

Side of Fries $1.50 Just Right for You… Tell the Others to Order Their Own

Sweet Potato Fries $2.00

Old Fashioned Banana Split $4.00

Shipboard Wifi

 Wifi packages are available on all Carnival ships.

Social Media Internet - Carnival Fun Hub Package - $5/day per device and is offered on the following ships.

 

Carnival Breeze  
Carnival Freedom  
Carnival Breeze  
Carnival Sunshine  
Carnival Ecstasy  
Carnival Sensation  
Carnival Paradise  
Carnival Fascination  
Carnival Victory  
Carnival Elation  
Carnival Pride  
Carnival Imagination  
Carnival Inspiration  
Carnival Glory  
Carnival Conquest  
Carnival Dream  

 

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.

2011: The second Dream-class ship, the Carnival Magic was launched.

2012: The Carnival Breeze was launched.

2016: The Carnival Vista debuted.