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Worth it or not: Carnival prepaid gratuities

Along with alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages, shore excursions, and port expenses, gratuities are another fee that you have to factor into your cruise budget.

Hardly any cruise lines include them in their advertised rates, unless you book an all-inclusive fare, and they can cost a family of four another $400+ on a 7-day cruise. 

Recently, Carnival Cruise Line announced that they will be increasing their daily gratuity rate by about 10% effective April 1, 2023.

10 things Carnival Cruise Line does well

Each cruise line aims to differentiate themselves in the cruising industry by targeting different demographics; there's a cruise line out there for everyone to fit a variety of budgets and travel styles.

Cruise lines must add their own flair to the cruising experience to create an unparalleled vacation for guests; this entails each cruise ship offering their own special amenities, onboard thrills and specialty restaurants.

Things I've done that I'll never do again on a Carnival cruise

Carnival Cruise Line is known for having the most fun ships at sea. Attracting a young demographic, the cruise line caters to an upbeat, party-like atmosphere onboard; the fun starts from the minute you wake up! Additionally, you can find the best sailaway parties and nightclubs at sea.

I’ve sailed on four different Carnival cruises in my lifetime. First, I sailed on Carnival Destiny, which is now known as Carnival Sunshine, back in high school with my family. This was a spring break trip with quick stops to Cozumel and Key West from Miami.

Comparing Carnival Cruise Line ship sailings to Alaska in 2023

With the continued popularity of cruises to Alaska, Carnival Cruise Line is offering a number of sailings to this northern destination in 2023, even adding an extra ship to the lineup.

The best things Millennials and Gen Z will like about Carnival Celebration

My sister (a Millennial) and I (a Gen Zer) recently sailed on Carnival Cruise Line’s newest ship, Carnival Celebration. We have not cruised on Carnival very often, but we were excited to see what Carnival Celebration would be like for us as young cruisers in our 20s.

5 big changes coming to Carnival Cruise Line in 2023

2022 was a big year for Carnival! First, they welcomed the second Excel-Class vessel to their fleet: Carnival Celebration. Second, they broke ground on their new cruise port on Grand Bahama Island. 

If you're planning a Carnival Cruise in 2023, you might want to become familiar with the upcoming changes and additions that the cruise line is making. 

I stayed in a $1,300 stateroom on Carnival Celebration — see what my room on this new cruise ship looked like

I sailed on Carnival Cruise Line's brand-new cruise ship, Carnival Celebration, in the cheapest cabin available. 

I tried the best specialty restaurants on Carnival Celebration

Carnival Cruise Line just debuted its newest mega-ship, Carnival Celebration - and there's more to eat onboard than you can even imagine. 

While Carnival Celebration shines in many ways, one of the most impressive features was the sheer number of dining venues available onboard. 

The brand-new Carnival Celebration can hold nearly 6,000 passengers, so it only makes sense the cruise line added more than a dozen dining choices to accommodate the onboard crowd.

10 things Carnival got right with Carnival Celebration

Stepping onboard Carnival’s newest cruise ship, Carnival Celebration, was nothing like I expected.

Trendy, stylish and modern were three words that came to mind when I boarded Carnival Celebration for one of its first sailings.

Best Carnival ship yet? My Carnival Celebration review

Carnival Cruise Line is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a gift not only to itself, but the entire cruise industry. 

Carnival Celebration is the cruise line’s biggest and most modern cruise ship to date; she is the second ship in the Excel-class for Carnival. With sister-ship Carnival Mardi Gras debuting in 2021 as the first in this new era of ship class, she paved the way for Celebration to make her grand entrance in 2022. 

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