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Why Carnival's cruise prices keep rising

The demand for cruising is at an all-time high, with companies such as Carnival, Royal Caribbean, and Norwegian reporting record-breaking bookings. 

"We are hitting records on top of previous records, which clearly tells us the strength and demand we have been building is continuing into next year and beyond," said Josh Weinstein, Carnival Corporation's President and Chief Executive Officer during the company's 2024 second-quarter earnings call. 

Guide to changing or canceling a Carnival cruise

What do you do when you, unfortunately, have to cancel your upcoming Carnival cruise? As much as we want our plans to work out, life can get the better of us. Thankfully, the process for changing or canceling a Carnival cruise is straightforward. 

In general, there is no penalty to cancel if done before final payment, which is 76 days before sailing for cruises 5 nights or less and 91 days prior to sailing for cruises 6 nights or more. Some special promotions have more restrictive terms, so you must understand what each allows before booking. 

Passengers banned after large fight breaks out on Carnival cruise ship

One group of passengers on a Carnival cruise ship started a large fight when an argument escalated very quickly.

I’m new to Carnival and tried 4 different kinds of cruise ships, here's what I like about each

After sailing primarily with Royal Caribbean, I decided to take the plunge and book a Carnival cruise last October on Carnival Celebration, the newest Excel Class ship (at the time). Since then, I've explored three other ship classes within the fleet: Vista, Conquest, and Fantasy. 

While I don't foresee myself booking another sailing on a Fantasy Class ship, the cruise experience is what you make of it, and each class offers its own unique charm and amenities. 

11 foods you must eat on a Carnival cruise

From all-you-can-eat pizza to endless sweet treats and gourmet meals in the Main Dining Room, there's no denying the food is one of the best parts of a cruise. 

Carnival ships don't lack variety, either. Everything from poolside burritos to soft-serve ice cream cones and delicious French toast during SeaDay brunch is available to satisfy all cravings. Truthfully, it's hard not to come back weighing a few more pounds than when you boarded! 

24 Do's and Don'ts for your Carnival cruise in 2024

Though we're about halfway through the year, it's not too late to plan your 2024 Carnival cruise! Whether you're seeking a short Bahamian getaway or a sailing cruise to The Last Frontier, there are plenty of opportunities to experience unforgettable moments at sea on one of Carnival's "Fun Ships." 

Even if you're a devout Carnival cruiser, there are some do's and don'ts to keep in mind when planning your 2024 cruise to help you make the most of your time onboard and minimize pre-cruise stress. 

Here's what you should do with your dirty buffet plates, according to Carnival Cruise Line

The buffet is a staple of the cruise experience, promising guests an all-you-can-eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 

Unlike the Main Dining Room, however, you don't have servers taking your order or bringing food to your table. You don't have to worry about clearing the table because the dedicated wait staff will remove and refresh the dishes for the next guests after you've finished. In the free-for-all buffet, however, many passengers wonder what to do with their dirty dishes. 

5 things that Royal Caribbean does better than Carnival Cruise Line

Carnival Cruise Line and Royal Caribbean are two of the biggest names in the industry for mainstream cruise lines; however, the cruise lines are also major competitors for affordable, family-friendly vacations. Even still, there are many differences between the two cruise lines.

Carnival banned a cruise passenger who tried a hack to tamper with water bottles

Think again before you try to get away with refilling one of the water bottles in your stateroom's cabin with tap water to save a few dollars. 

The "hack" was originally shared to TikTok in July 2023 by CHRISSY 🆚 KRISSY (@krissy.kross). Since published, it's received 1.2 million views and over 14,000 likes. The comments, however, aren't praising the user for their resourcefulness. 

Carnival is building a $600 million private destination to compete with Royal Caribbean's Perfect Day at CocoCay — here's what to expect

Since reopening in 2019 following an extensive multi-million dollar renovation, Royal Caribbean's Perfect Day at CocoCay has been the ultimate private destination for cruisers. From the thrilling waterpark to the upscale beach club and massive freshwater pool, it has become a family favorite. 

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