Carnival Cruises

Owned by Carnival Corporation & PLC, the Carnival Cruise Line has 23 ships that operate two-day and 17-day voyages.

Although known for its Caribbean cruises, CCL departs from every coast in the United States. The line also sails to other exotic and amazing destinations like Mexico, Alaska, the Bahamas, Europe, and Hawaii. 

In addition to CCL’s vessels, there is the Carnival Cruise Line Australia. It has two ships and offers cruises from Sydney and Brisbane to New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.


The Carnival Cruise Line was founded by Ted Arison and Meshulam Riklis in 1972. Two years later, Riklis sold his interest from American International Travel Service (AITS) to Arison due to regulatory issues.

This allows Arison to enter into a new relationship with independent travel agents.

He promoted his cruises to fun-loving younger people, and the format was very successful. During this period, his cruises only consist of one ship, the Mardi Gras. And in the following year, he was able to acquire another ship, which is the Carnivale.

In 1996, Carnival Cruise Line launched the world’s largest passenger ship that exceeds 100,000 tons, the Carnival Destiny. Six years later, CCL acquired P&O Princess Cruises for 3.5 billion Euros.

In 2009, CCL released Carnival Dream ‒ its biggest ship at the time. It has a gross tonnage of 128,000. Its sister ship, the Carnival Magic, was launched three years later. It was followed by the launch of Carnival Magic in 2012 as part of its Dream-class vessel.

That same year, CCL launched the biggest ship ever built in Fincantieri, the Carnival Vista. And in April 2018, the Carnival Horizon was delivered with Queen Latifah as the ship’s godmother.

In late June 2019, it was reported that CCL is building its first terminal in Sasebo, Japan, called Uragashira Cruise Terminal.

The Logo

The logo is a top-view of a funnel painted in red, white, and blue. Yet, CCL’s logo on its current ships is shaped like a whale’s tail with the same colors.


You’ll be sailing a Fun Ship while you’re aboard the Carnival Cruise Lines, and it means your stateroom will fit the bill.

There are sizes and types for every traveler or group of travelers. 

For couples, you may be looking for an incredible Ocean View stateroom or even a balcony if you’d like the extra space. But if you’re traveling with a bigger crew, book yourself a Grand Suite for the ultimate space and luxury. There’s also the Cloud 9 Balcony for fitness fans out there.

Speak with a cruise consultant about the best option for you and yours, and ensure the perfect cruise vacation experience.


Whether you’re looking for casual, specialty, fine dining, or even wacky options, there’s always something for everyone onboard Carnival Cruise Lines. 

From Italian to Mongolian, there are a wide variety of influences found on Carnival’s “Fun Ships.”

You can start choosing from the Blue Iguana Cantina, Guy’s Burger Joint, and many other dining options offered by Carnival Cruise Lines.

Signature Dining

Sit down and relax with the whole family at one of the delightful main dining rooms. You can choose between “Your Time Dining,” for those who eat whenever the mood arises or set dining time. 

There are also different set dining times:

  • Early Dining at 6:00 PM
  • Late Dining at 8:15 PM

Each set offers a menu filled with delicious choices.

Casual Dining

For low-key diners who want to relish in the casual dining options onboard a Carnival Cruise Lines cruise vacation. 

You can try the open seating over to the Lido Buffet and have some kid’s options while looking at a beautiful ocean view. You can also try 24-hours of your cruising day at the Pizzeria, which offers calzones and more. 

Each option is complementary, including 24/7 room service.

Chef’s Table

Indulge yourself to a one-of-a-kind specialty dining experience onboard the Carnival Cruise Lines with the Chef’s Table. Join a master chef host for a night of exquisite cuisine.

You can enjoy some drinks and hor’s d’ oeuvres along with other 11 fortunate diners. This is followed by a gallery tour.

Next, savor upon a full-service supper featuring appetizers, entrees, and desserts that you won’t find on the regular menus. 

Dining at the Chef’s Table is by reservation, with limited seating, for $75 per person. You can book it through the ship’s guest information desk.


For every beautiful feature of Carnival Cruise Line’s cruise vacation experience, you’re guaranteed to enjoy top-notch service.

Cheerful ship attendants will greet you. And they are always ready to attend to your needs.

CCL also features exquisite dining experience in every venue onboard. That’s because they have professionally-trained waiters and waitresses onboard. 

Entertainment attendants, room service attendants, and other members of the CCL crew will bring cheer and fantastic service to every passenger.

Spa and Fitness

Carnival Cruise Lines offers ultimate family fun, including fitness and spa options, on every cruise vacation. 

You can find your inner peace at the Serenity Adult Retreat, or enjoy some serious spa treatments at the Cloud 9 Spa.

There’s even a place for men’s services. So everyone can enjoy the treatments or fitness options they need onboard the Carnival Cruise Line.

Onboard Activities

Your vacation onboard Carnival Cruise Lines is guaranteed to be filled with exciting onboard activities.

There’s SportSquare for the athletically-inclined, there’s WaterWorks for those who like to get wet and wild, and a host of bars and clubs to let loose.


Carnival Cruise Lines offers a wide range of entertainment options from big-name celebrities to virtual thrills. Their entertainment offerings are the best in the business.

Choose between theatrical shows, interactive family-fun, comedic performances, and a host of diverse, exciting opportunities.

The Fleet

Currently, the CCL fleet has seven classes, and listed below are the vessels they carry.

Fantasy Class

Spirit Class

Conquest Class

Splendor Class

Dream Class

Sunshine Class

Vista Class

Carnival Cruise Line is all about fun vacations at sea and shore. The line features day and nighttime entertainment like deck parties, musical performances, stage shows, casinos, and more. They also welcome guests to come as they are, making everyone feel at home.

CCL’s comfortable staterooms, casual and elegant dining, attentive service, and a wide range of bars and gathering places indoors and out is sure to give you an unforgettable vacation. 

The best part? Guests can enjoy this unique experience even while at the world’s most beautiful seaports.