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Carnival Cruises
Fleet Count
23
No. of ships
Ports Visited
150
No. of ports visited
Cruises from $82 per day
$82
From Price per day

Carnival Cruises

4.2
(from 1128 verified customers)

Established in 1972, Carnival has carved itself a solid foothold as the market leader for family-friendly cruising and prides itself on its fun and relaxed vibe. Being a family-oriented company, their fleet of 23 ships offer a vast array of unique experiences for their millions of customers every year. Whether you’re after the thrill of the first roller coaster at sea, days filled with unique activities and guest speakers, or to experience fine dining in the place, you would least expect. Carnival has something to offer the smallest and biggest of kids.

Carnival is immediately recognisable by the whale fin funnel, Carnival can be spotted the world over. Ships such as Spirit and Splendor will sail from Sydney and Brisbane, throughout the South Pacific and New Zealand. Legend and Magic will offer you the sights and flavours of the Mediterranean while Vista and Mardi Gras specialise in the sun and fun of the Caribbean. With a fleet of 23 ships, you have your choice on which experience is perfect for you. Read more

There are ships with roller coasters, ships with waterslides and ships with top of the line spa facilities. You can choose more of an intimate size or a mega-ship that is genuinely a city on the sea. Known as the ‘Fun Ship’, you will never be bored on a Carnival cruise. Catering to families, couples and those looking for an excuse to just get away. These ships host a wide array of hosted parties, themed evenings and activities for the young and the young at heart.

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Carnival Fleet

Carnival Splendor

Conquest-class ship launched 2008  Australian Based 

Carnival Spirit

Spirit-class ship launched 2001  Australian Based 

Carnival Mardi Gras

Excellence-class ship launched 2020

Carnival Panorama

Vista-class ship launched 2019

Carnival Sunrise

Sunshine-class ship launched 2019

Carnival Horizon

Vista-class ship launched 2018

Carnival Vista

Vista-class ship launched 2016

Carnival Breeze

Dream-class ship launched 2012

Carnival Magic

Dream-class ship launched 2011

Carnival Dream

Dream-class ship launched 2009

Carnival Freedom

Conquest-class ship launched 2007

Carnival Liberty

Conquest-class ship launched 2005

Carnival Miracle

Spirit-class ship launched 2004

Carnival Valor

Conquest-class ship launched 2004

Carnival Glory

Conquest-class ship launched 2003

Carnival Conquest

Conquest-class ship launched 2002

Carnival Legend

Spirit-class ship launched 2002

Carnival Pride

Sunshine-class ship launched 2002

Carnival Elation

Fantasy-class ship launched 1998

Carnival Paradise

Fantasy-class ship launched 1998

Sunshine

Sunshine-class ship launched 1996

Carnival Sensation

Fantasy-class ship launched 1993

Carnival Ecstasy

Fantasy-class ship launched 1991

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Onboard Experience

  • Dining

    Dining with Carnival Cruises

    Carnival offers a wide array of dining options, every hungry sailor will be satisfied onboard. Guy Fieri’s burgers provide a taste of the iconic American meal. 24-hour pizza’s offer the best kind of midnight snack. Fahrenheit 555 will give you a taste of fine dining where you wouldn’t expect to find it. Read more

    For those traditional cruisers, they still offer the early and late dining, with an anytime option added to the mix. Carnival is a casual place, and the main restaurant follows suit. Put away your black tie when you sail and come in smart casual instead. The wait staff are renowned the world over for being friendly and jovial. Want to have a dance or sing along with the entertainment onboard? Let your hair down and enjoy yourself. With over 40 dining options across their fleet, Carnival once again shows that there is something for everyone.

  • Bars

    Bars with Carnival Cruises

    Known for their fun, Carnival does not fall short on their bars. From cocktails to sip by the pool or your favourite beers from around the world, you’ll find something to wet your whistle. At the Red Frog pub, you can find karaoke or a live band playing until the early hours. Alchemy Bar will let you try the strangest of concoctions maybe you’ll try the Quick fix or the Moscow Mule. Read more

    Fancy yourself a Billy Joel fan? The piano bar might be more up your alley, with your very own piano man to sing you through your night. Maybe you prefer a sports bar or a drink at the atrium, try your hand at the tables in the casino bar. Whatever your tastes may be, Carnival has a bar for you.

  • Activities

    Activities with Carnival Cruises

    You'll never want for something to do on a Carnival cruise, make the most of your time on board, and you won't leave disappointed. Fancy a game of trivia to while away the time? Breakfast with Cat in the Hat? A day relaxing in the sauna? Read more

    Learn how to Rumba or Tango? Their award-winning stage performances are a great way to escape the noise. Plunge down the waterslides or relax in the spa. Stroll through the art gallery or run in the gym. With kids clubs and adult-only activities, everyone can find something to keep themselves entertained throughout their days at sea.

  • Health & Fitness

    Health & Fitness with Carnival Cruises

    Gyms on board come with state-of-the-art equipment, personal trainers and classes. You can tailor-make your daily routine to suit your fitness level and interests. Yoga on the top deck or spin classes in the gym, you can get your heart rate going in the way that best suits you. The on-board spa allows passengers to relax and unwind. Read more

    You will find spa and sauna facilities as well as thermal suites and salt rooms, you can also make use of the onboard masseuse or beauty therapist. By purchasing an hour or a day/s pass, you can take advantage of these fantastic services. You can also take advantage of the onboard hair salon. One thing is for sure after leaving the spa you will be floating, on Cloud-9.

  • Kids

    Kids with Carnival Cruises

    Kid’s on Carnival often leave having had just as much fun as the parents, if not more. Kids aged 2-5 can join the Penguin Colony where they can engage in musical icebergs and ocean bingo. The Stingrays are for kids aged 6-8 they enjoy pirate games nights, salt art and can even design their own aquarium. The sharks offer kids aged 9-11 a chance to play Marine Life Trivia, create a giant ocean mural and get the heart pumping with volleyball and soccer. Read more

    The teens aren’t forgotten onboard either with Circle C, and O2 created just for them. Circle C allows teens from 12-14 to chill out and make new friends, with dance parties, games and outdoor movies. Club O2 is for the 15-17-year-olds to hang out, play games, sing karaoke and just have fun with like-minded teens and escape the parents for a few hours. Carnival doesn’t forget the parents while on board either. For a small fee you can hire a sitter for the night while you go and enjoy one of the many dining and or bar options available on board.

  • Inclusions

    • Activities - organised & individual
    • All main meals on-board
    • Alternative dining (extra charge)
    • Australia: Tipping is not required
    • Bridge director on select cruises
    • Coffee, tea & milk 24 hrs
    • Cruise Director & all English speaking staff
    • Entertainment - live music and/or shows, movies
    • Kids clubs & teen programs (2-17 yrs)
    • Open/anytime seating & multi-venue dining
    • Ship-shore-ship transfers
    • Special needs requests & service animals allowed
    • Use of ship facilities - indoor & outdoor

Covid Safety

The health and wellbeing of passengers and crew is of the utmost importance for Carnival Cruises and for us at Clean Cruising. Health and safety policies are constantly under review and being enhanced to reflect the latest advice from health authorities and leading-edge innovations. Initiatives including universal health screening and COVID-19 testing pre-embarkation, hospital grade-air filtration systems, increased sanitation measures, extended ship to shore safety, social distancing practices aboard, additional medical staff and facilities, daily temperature checks and contingency planning in case of suspected cases.

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Customer cruise line ratings

Carnival Cruises average of 4.2 stars based on 1128 guest reviews

  • Overall
    4.2
  • Cabin
    4.4
  • Dining
    4.2
  • Entertainment
    4
  • Service
    4.6

Carnival Visited Ports

Highlights

  • Welcome to Carnival Conquest. The ship will give you a wonderful time and take away your boredom. Carnival Conquest has a crew of about 1,100 people who are armed with all kinds of tools to keep you entertained onboard. Your pleasure is a win-win situation for us.

  • Carnival Conquest’s burgers are good enough to rule the world. They will definitely top the charts, if a taste test is conducted. Do not miss out on the burgers available at Guy’s Burger Joint, onboard. These burgers are the king of all burgers.

  • You will find a hilarious comedy club onboard, called The Punchliner Comedy Club. So, grab a front row seat and enjoy the jaw-dropping comedy. The stand-up comedians won’t disappoint anyone of you and amuse you with their craft.

Carnival Cruises Fleet Location

Carnival Cruises Faqs

  • Are gratuities included?

    Depending on where you choose to sail will depend on whether gratuities are included or not. To make Australians more comfortable gratuities are built into your base fare, cruising internationally gratuities start at $13.99USD per person per day, depending on your stateroom category.

  • Are there theme nights expected on board?

    Cruises 5 nights or less will have an 80’s Rock’n’Glow deck party, cruises 6nights or longer will also include a Mexican themed night and a Caribbean/Island themed night in the dining room.

  • Can I bring alcohol?

    Alcohol cannot be brought onboard.

  • Can I bring any electrical items such as an Iron, hairdryer or powerboard?

    Irons and other heating equipment are not permitted, neither are powerboards. Hairdryers and other such equipment are subject to safety checks at boarding.

  • Can I bring bottled water or other non alcoholic drinks?

    No drinks may be brought onto the ship, you can pre purchase bottled water however prior to cruising.

  • Can I bring medical equipment on board?

    In most cases yes, to ensure your equipment can be used on board please speak with your consultant to arrange this.

  • Can I use my mobile while away?

    Mobile reception is available via international roaming, this needs to be set up with your phone provider. Your provider will advise the charge rates.

  • How do I pay on board?

    You can pay in cash or card on board. To use cash please see the pursers desk once on board. Alternatively your credit/debit card can be set up at check. You can also swap between cash and card if necessary. There are ATMs available on board that will dispense the ship's currency.

  • How much luggage can I take?

    For cruises less than 5 nights there is a limit of 1 bag per person, for 6 nights and longer the limit is 2.

  • I have dietary restrictions, can I be accommodated?

    Yes. Carnival can cater to most dietary needs, just let your consultant know and they can pass this information on.

  • Is there a dress code on board?

    During the day casual dress is ideal throughout the ship. After 5:30pm smart casual is expected throughout the restaurants and bars.

  • Is there a fridge in my room?

    Yes, staterooms are equipped with small fridges.

  • Is there a kettle in my stateroom?

    No, if you would like tea or coffee for your room, your cabin steward can organise this or call through to room service.

  • What is the currency on board?

    For Australian Cruises currency on board is in AUD however outside of this it is USD.

  • What type of power points are on board?

    For Australian ships (Spirit and Splendor) ships are fitted with standard Australian sockets however internationally they will be equipped with a 3-prong 110 volt (North America Grounded) and a 220 volt (Europe German-Style)

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