Skip to main content

Carnival Cruise

Fire aboard Carnival cruise ship docked at Grand Turk

This morning, May 26th, Carnival Cruise Line’s ship Carnival Freedom experienced a fire onboard while docked at the Grand Turk port in the Turks and Caicos Islands.

Guide to Amber Cove

Located on the northern coast of the Dominican Republic, Amber Cove is Carnival Cruise Line’s private port destination.

Carnival Cruise Line begins construction on new cruise port destination in The Bahamas

Carnival Cruise Line announced today, May 12, 2022 that construction has begun on their newest cruise port destination on Grand Bahama Island.

Carnival Cruise Line now giving passengers up to 3 days before their cruise to get Covid-19 test

As stated on their website, on May 4th 2022, Carnival Cruise Line updated their testing requirements of COVID-19 for passengers aboard their ships.

The Carnival Cruise Line website now states, “except when destination requirements differ, guests who are up to date with their vaccines may take their test within three days prior to sailing. Up to date means a person has received all recommended COVID-19 vaccinations, including any booster dose, when eligible.”

What’s included with Carnival cruise fare?

Cruising has become less of an all-inclusive vacation over the years, with cruise companies selling lots of add-ons to increase onboard spending. However, there are many complimentary benefits that cruisers will enjoy.

What is included in the basic Carnival cruise fare? For the most part, it is similar to other cruise lines. A stateroom, food, entertainment, activities and sports are among the major inclusions.

Carnival’s large fleet of ships offers lots for those cruisers who don't want to spend a lot on extras but still have a good vacation.

All of Carnival Cruise Line's cruise ships are back in service again

Starting today, May 2nd 2022, Carnival Cruise Line’s final ship to return to service, is resuming operations from Seattle, Washington. With the return of Carnival Splendor to service, it marks an important day for Carnival Cruise Line.

Over a period of the last ten months, Carnival Cruise Line has been operating a gradual and phased restart of its fleet, bringing them back into service one at a time, following the pandemic. The cruise line has continued to monitor safety guidelines and policies for its ships and passengers.

Carnival celebrates its 50th birthday with new venue onboard Carnival Celebration

Founded in 1972, Carnival Cruise Line is celebrating its 50th birthday this year, and will be introducing a new celebration space onboard Carnival Celebration, its newest ship.

Carnival Celebration is set to debut this November 2022. The new venue onboard Carnival Celebration will be called ‘The Golden Jubilee’. This new space onboard will consist of a bar and lounge, and its design will highlight Carnival Cruise Line’s evolution throughout the last 50 years.

The announcement was made this week at the Seatrade Cruise Global Conference in Miami.

Carnival Cruise Line CEO steps down

Carnival Corporation announced today, April 26, that effective August 1st 2022, the current President and Chief Executive Officer of the company, Arnold Donald, will be stepping down from their position. Donald has been appointed Vice Chair, and will be transferring to that position in August, as well as becoming a member of the Board of Directors.

As of August 1st, Arnold Donald will be the Vice Chair for the company, as well as serving on the Boards of Directors for Carnival Corporation.

Carnival Cruise Line raises daily gratuities for passengers

Effective May 1st 2022 Carnival Cruise Line will be increasing their daily gratuities from the current rate.

In a statement to currently booked passengers, Carnival Cruise Line said the following, “Our shipboard team members work hard to provide exceptional and friendly service, so we hope you will agree that this slight increase is well deserved.”

Carnival Drink Package Guide and Tips

A drink package is a popular add-on for cruisers who want to save money or are worried about an expectedly large bill at the end of their cruise.

Carnival offers its customers two different options, the popular CHEERS! package with a wide selection of drinks or its Bottomless Bubbles package with unlimited soda and juice.

Would be cruisers should consider the cost of the package versus buying drinks a la carte, along with some pro tips to help stretch those vacation dollars.

Subscribe to Carnival Cruise