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7.7 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Near Jamaica, Tsunami Threat in the Caribbean

A powerful 7.7 magnitude earthquake has hit near Jamaica and impacting cruise destinations in the Caribbean. This article has been updated.

Earthquake Strikes in the Caribbean

A major earthquake has hit in the western Caribbean on Tuesday, January 28 near the island of Jamaica. According to the US Geological Servey (USGS), it had a depth of around 10 kilometers and around 125 KM north-northwest of Lucea, Jamaica.

No reports of any injuries so far but as this is developing news that may change. There is some damage in Jamaica but it is too early to say the impact. Early posts show damage to roads in George Town, Grand Cayman which is about 437 kilometers from Jamaica.

There are three major cruise ships calling in Jamaica today including the MSC Meraviglia and Costa Luminosa docked at the port in Ocho Rios and Marella Discovery 2 docked at Montego Bay. Tendering at Grand Cayman today is the Carnival Vista, Pullmantur Monarch, and Adventure of the Seas.

Guests aboard MSC Meraviglia have already started posting on social media of feeling the earthquake along with expecting a Tsunami of up to 1 meter.

Carnival Cruise Line has released the following statement regarding operations for tendering to the shoreside pier in George Town:

“Although there was no effect on Carnival Vista, as a precautionary measure, port officials have stopped water shuttle operations from the ship to the shoreside pier in Grand Cayman. Return operations continue from the pier to the ship.”

Royal Caribbean tweeted that they are monitoring the situation and at the moment there are no cruise ship changes and all guests and crew are safe. Royal Caribbean Chief Meteorologist James Van Fleet tweeted that Adventure of the Seas which is tendering in Grand Cayman today pulled up its anchor as a precaution.

With such a strong earthquake, a tsunami warning has been issued with possible impacts at major cruise destinations including Jamaica, Cuba, Grand Cayman, Belize, Mexico, and Honduras. Tremors were felt in Miami which is the cruise capital of the word with many buildings being evacuated.

Carnival Cruise Line Launches New Vacation Day Promotion

Carnival Cruise Line has launched a new National Plan for Vacation Day promotion which is running from January 28 to 31, 2020.

Not Using All Your Vacation Days?

Carnival Cruise Line has come up with a plan aimed at 55 percent of Americans who don’t use all their paid vacation days each year. The cruise line has launched a promotion for the next few days to encourage consumers to book a cruise starting at $59 per person.

Jayne Andrews, senior director of brand and advertising for Carnival Cruise Line, said:

“Studies show that more 768 million vacation days go unused each year. With our #TakeTheDays offering, we’re encouraging consumers to escape the cold, make the most of their vacation time and Choose Fun with Carnival.”

By using the tag line #TakeTheDays all those hard-working people across the United States can enjoy a Carnival cruise from just $59 per person to popular ports in the Caribbean, Bahamas, Mexico and more.

Also Read: A Simple Guide on Carnival Ships by Size

The new offer applies to select 3-day to 17-day sailings from major homeports across North America and even Europe. Bookings can also be made through a travel agent and all Carnival channels. Always read the terms and conditions before booking.

9 Reasons to Cruise on Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas

Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas is a Quantum-class cruise ship, the second member of the Quantum class. The Quantum class is the top 10 largest class of cruise ships in the world, along with the Oasis-class — also by Royal Caribbean — and the Meraviglia class from MSC Cruises.

Anthem of the Seas followed Quantum of the Seas and was launched in 2015 and built in Germany to the tune of $940 million. Anthem of the Seas spent its inaugural season in Europe, sailing from Southampton to the Mediterranean, Canary Islands and Northern Europe.

In 2015, the ship moved on to the Caribbean and Bahamas, serving the region from New Jersey. The next year, Anthem of the Seas moved on to also serve routes to Bermuda, Canada and New England.

At that time, Anthem of the Seas was the largest ship to ever cruise through and around Canada. Anthem of the Seas is 1,139 feet long, with 18 decks (16 open to passengers) and a gross tonnage of 168,666 GT. The ship can hold up to 4,905 passengers, though typical occupancy hovers around 4,180 passengers. There are 2,090 passenger cabins.

Later this year, Anthem of the Seas is expected to return to Southampton for the summer season, making a return trip back to New Jersey in late 2020.

Anthem of the Seas has been lauded for its many entertainment options, including several which are unique for cruise ships — or at least which were unique and state-of-the-art at the time of the ship’s unveiling. These include a Wave Loch Flowrider surfing simulator, a rock-climbing wall and a skydiving simulator. Of course, the ship also boasts all the normal entertainment options that avid cruisers are used to seeing, including a theater and casino and plenty of water features.

Infographic: Royal Caribbean

Also Read: Easy Guide on Royal Caribbean Ships by Age

The only poor media attention Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas has seen, has been some footage of storm damage that occurred during 2016. At that time, during a sailing between New Jersey and Florida, the ship was struck by heavy winds and waves and passengers experienced overturned furniture, damage to the ship and a partially collapsed ceiling. However, passengers were more or less fine, with only a few minor injuries, and received a refund and credit toward future cruises.

If you’re thinking of sailing on Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas, either in 2020 or later, what do you need to know about the ship? Why would you even want to sail on Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas? Well, we have nine reasons why you should give this Quantum-class vessel your consideration.

1. Anthem of the Seas offers a large sports and entertainment complex at sea

If it’s entertainment that you want above all else while on your next cruise, then you can look no further. Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas offers fun in spades, thanks to its SeaPlex, one of the largest indoor active spaces at sea.

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Anthem of the Seas SeaPlex (Photo: Royal Caribbean)

SeaPlex provides tons of different activities, perfect for all kinds of cruisers, especially those looking for a new kind of adventure. You can enjoy bumper cars, a flying trapeze, roller skating, a full-size regulation basketball court, soccer, volleyball, badminton, a DJ booth, rock climbing, video games, table tennis, air hockey, foosball, skydiving, surfing and more, thanks to SeaPlex’s indoor space and the adjacent outdoor sports area.

SeaPlex features large windows with lots of natural light, a food truck and fun theming. You’ll never want to leave!

2. Dining options are extensive and flexible aboard Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas

You’ve gotta eat, so you might as well enjoy it. Anthem of the Seas makes it easy for you to enjoy top-tier culinary experiences out on the water, whether you’re sticking to the complimentary and included dining options or you’re splurging on something special.

Complimentary dining venues include the main dining room, which has actually been reimagined as five complementary spaces, including one main dining room space just for suite guests. The different venues are all themed differently and each offers a new menu every night, as well as guest favorites every night.

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Chic Restaurant on Anthem of the Seas (Photo: Royal Caribbean)

The five spaces include the American Icon Grill, for American road trip food; Chic, a glamorous and sophisticated dining venue; Silk, an Asian eatery; The Grande, a formal restaurant in the style of European ocean liners; and Coastal Kitchen, a Royal Suite Class-only eatery serving Mediterranean and California Coastal food.

Additionally, other complimentary options include the Windjammer Marketplace, the ship’s version of a buffet; The Cafe @ Two70, a light sandwich, salad and soup restaurant; and a food truck.

For those who want to upgrade their dining experience just a tad, options include Wonderland Imaginative Cuisine, for experimental dining; Jamie’s Italian, featuring a menu designed by celebrity chef Jamie Oliver; Michael’s Genuine Pub, a pub inspired by a James Beard award winning chef; a steakhouse; and a Japanese restaurant.

3. It’s never difficult to find a drink

For some cruisers, the entire experience is one big party, so let the drinks flow! If you consider yourself to be in this camp, then you’ll be happy to know that Anthem of the Seas offers 10 different bars, all providing cruisers with new and unique experiences.

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Bionic Bar Drink (Photo: Royal Caribbean)

Bionic Bar is helmed by two robotic bartenders. The North Star Bar is an outdoor venue with craft cocktails and Champagne. The bar at Two70 serves up views alongside cocktails and nonalcoholic beverages. Other bars include music venues and classic, Royal Caribbean, time-tested favorites.

4. Anthem of the Seas is one of the few ships that travel to CocoCay

If you haven’t heard yet, CocoCay by Royal Caribbean is an absolute can’t-miss cruising experience. A private island unlike anything you’ve ever seen, CocoCay is part of the Perfect Day at CocoCay experience that’s only available to travelers on certain Royal Caribbean cruises.

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Photo Courtesy: Royal Caribbean

What can you expect at CocoCay, that makes it so great? Um, how about helium balloon rides, 450 feet up in the air? Or swim-up bars? What about the largest freshwater pool in the Bahamas, or one of the largest water parks in the Caribbean? You can also expect floating cabanas, plenty of space for the entire family to fan out and explore, loads of dining options, places to both thrill and chill, a beach club and more.

5. The Royal Caribbean app makes things easy

The Royal Caribbean International mobile app truly makes traveling a little bit easier, especially for families and multigenerational travelers. The app will allow you to check in to your cruise ahead of time, get into your room, schedule out your itinerary for the cruise, make reservations for various activities and more.

You literally could plan out your family’s entire cruise right with the smartphone in your pocket, no need to talk to a concierge or pick up the phone to actually talk to a person.

6. The rooms aboard Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas are a cut above the rest

If you’ve traveled on some other cruise lines, then you might think of interior staterooms, or just staterooms in general, as being dark, small and not all that fashionable, but Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas is here to change that for you. The staterooms aboard the ship truly are a cut above the rest, offering you tons of space, lots of natural light, gorgeous views and a modern and updated look.

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Studio Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony Cat. SB – Room #7252 Deck 7 Midship Portside Anthem of the Seas – Royal Caribbean International

Interior staterooms are decorated like a chic, boutique hotel guestroom, with accent lighting, pops of color and attractive artwork. Ocean view staterooms are much the same, with huge circular windows and comfortable seating areas. Balcony staterooms extend your space even further, with spots to sit and watch the world go by outside.

You can even watch the world go by virtually, with the help of Royal Caribbean’s futuristic virtual balcony staterooms, which project real-time footage from the exterior of the ship right onto your wall. It’s like nothing you’ve ever seen on any other cruise ship, that’s for sure!

7. If you need to relax and rejuvenate, it’s extremely easy

While it’s true that Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas offers quite a lot in the way of fun and adventure, if you’re looking for something more along the lines of relaxation and quiet time, then you can rest assured that you’ll find that as well aboard the ship. The Vitality Spa provides a full range of therapies and treatments, from massages and facials to medi-spa treatments and acupuncture.

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Anthem of the Seas Open Deck (Photo: Royal Caribbean)

You can get hair and nail treatments as well, and even teeth whitening treatments. There’s a steam room and solarium, for further relaxation, and a whirlpool. After or before your spa treatment, you can enjoy a little fresh air on the more adult-friendly outdoor jogging track, which is a nice respite from some of the other outdoor areas that are pretty kid-focused. And, if you want to relax a little by working up a sweat and getting those endorphins flowing, then you can do that at the great state-of-the-art fitness center.

8. The kids will always be entertained

No matter what ages your children are, they’ll find plenty to do and enjoy while aboard Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas. As we already mentioned, there are tons of things for them to do when they’re at the Seaplex, but other spaces catered to their needs include the H20 Zone kids-only water park, the arcade, the outdoor sports areas and more.

There are also structured activities led by the brand’s talented team of child caregivers, who all plan enjoyable activities that are not only fun, but also often educational. There are STEM-based activities, creative and artsy programs and more.

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Photo: Royal Caribbean

9. Kids aren’t the only ones entertained — Mom and Dad are sure to keep busy as well

Don’t think that the kids are the only ones who are going to be entertained non-stop. Adults have plenty to enjoy, too. Live music can be found at just about every turn. Guest musicians perform on the regular. Broadway performances and other spectacular theatrical shows are a must to experience while on your cruise.

You might even get a chance to hear a live orchestra perform. From jazzy music to pop hits, classic bebop sounds to cabaret, you’ll hear a little bit of it all. And don’t just sit in your seat. There are loads of ways you can get on your feet and dance to the groove, with disco parties, salsa and latin dancing lessons and fiestas taking place all across the ship during your cruise.

Also Read: 16 Impressive Things About Royal Caribbean’s Ovation of the Seas

Anthem of the Seas FAQ:

Is Anthem of the Seas the largest cruise ship?

While Anthem of the Seas did break some records for size (for example, it was the largest ship to cruise Canadian waters when it began sailing to Canada in 2016), it is not the largest cruise ship.

With a passenger capacity of 4,905 people and crew capacity of 760, as well as a length of 1,139 feet and a gross tonnage of 168,666 GT, Anthem of the Seas is only the 12th largest cruise ship in the world, by gross tonnage, tying with its sister ships, Quantum of the Seas and Ovation of the Seas.

Does Anthem of the Seas have Central Park?

No. Central Park is an Oasis-class feature from Royal Caribbean and does not appear on Quantum-class ships.

How large is Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas?

With a passenger capacity of 4,905 people and crew capacity of 760, as well as a length of 1,139 feet and a gross tonnage of 168,666 GT, Anthem of the Seas is the 12th largest cruise ship in the world, by gross tonnage, tying with its sister ships, Quantum of the Seas and Ovation of the Seas.

Does Anthem of the Seas have a movie theater?

While there are traditional theaters aboard Anthem of the Seas, the ship does not have a movie theater.

Cruise Line Returning to South Florida for First Time in 10 Years

A cruise line will offer cruises from South Florida for the first time in over a decade with a pair of sailings from the Port of Palm Beach in 2022.

SeaDream Yacht Club has revealed plans to return to South Florida. The announcement comes as SeaDream opens for reservations 33 new 2022 West Indies voyages. The newly unveiled season, kicking off January 2022 through April of the same year, is brimming with new destinations. For the first time in the company’s history, the luxury twin mega-yachts will sail to The Bahamas and Turks & Caicos as well as 17 new additional ports in the West Indies.

The newly announced voyages include new ports of call in Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, U.S.V.I, Dutch Caribbean and B.V.I. SeaDream’s West Indies voyages are unlike any other luxury travel experience. With an onboard lifestyle that exemplifies casual yachting, SeaDream sails to some of the region’s smallest ports and harbors, affording guests the opportunity to feel as if they are on their own private escape.

New 2022 highlights include:

Palm Beach – Two 7-day voyages will embark and disembark in Palm Beach, Fla., for the first time in SeaDream’s history. Departure dates are Jan. 16 and Jan. 23. Additionally, Palm Beach has been added as embarkation port for an additional voyage in January 2022 that culminates in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Turks & Caicos – SeaDream will sail to Grand Turk, capital of Turks & Caicos, and Providenciales, which boasts some of the region’s most beautiful beaches. This marks SeaDream’s first deployment to Turks & Caicos.

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The Bahamas – SeaDream will offer a fresh perspective on this classic West Indies island nation with six ports of call in The Bahamas, which include: Clarence Town, Long Island; Staniel Cay, Exuma; Great Harbour Cay, Berry Islands; Norma’s Cay; Harbour Island; and Rose Island.

Dominican Republic – Guests will be treated to three new ports in the nation that “has it all,” namely: Playa Rincon, Puerto Plata and Punta Cana.

Additional new ports in the West Indies include: Sint Eustatius, Dutch Caribbean; Frederiksted, St. Croix, U.S.V.I.; Long Bay, Beef Island, B.V.I.; Caja de Muertos and Boquerón, Puerto Rico.

The new destinations will be accompanied by an expansive selection of new and exciting Yachting Land Adventures to ensure guests have the opportunity to experience the best each port has to offer with one-of-a-kind adventures.

The SeaDream experience is known for its personalized, award-winning service, 5-star cuisine, intimate ports and exceptional onboard features such as the Balinese Dream Beds to sleep under the stars and the Watersports Marina complete with water toys for the perfect yachting vacation.

Virgin Voyages On Deck DJ Specialty Sailings Offering $400 Onboard Credit

Virgin Voyages has announced bookings are open for its On Deck DJ specialty sailings which also include $400 of onboard spending money!

Virgin Voyages On Deck DJ Program

Virgin Voyages announced today its resident On Deck DJ schedule and select dates for specialty sailings, which are now available for booking. Performances will take place at the Beach Club at Bimini, with the 2020 lineup of world-famous DJs set to perform as part of the specialty sailings.

Serving as an enticing backdrop and cornerstone of every voyage, The Beach Club at Bimini offers a thoughtfully curated experience where sailors can feel the sand in their toes in a stylish setting that will rival the best beach clubs in Ibiza and Saint-Tropez.

The Resident On Deck DJ program and 2020 Specialty Sailings feature the previously announced line up of Academy, Grammy and Golden Globe-winning artist and producer Mark Ronson, Grammy award-winning Diplo, the much-celebrated DJ MK and Grammy-nominated electronic music duo Sofi Tukker.

Starting today, Sailors can book a Voyage to see their favorite DJ perform live in the Bahamas with key dates including:

  • Diplo: Riviera Maya sailing May 3, 2020, performance on May 7, 2020
  • Mark Ronson: Mayan Sol sailing July 5, 2020, performance on July 9, 2020
  • DJ MK: Mayan Sol sailing August 30, 2020, performance on September 3, 2020
  • Sofi Tukker: Dominican Daze sailing December 6, 2020, performance on December 10, 2020 

Chris Stubbs, Senior Director of Sailor Experience at Virgin Voyages, said:

“Music is a fundamental element of the Virgin Brand’s DNA and we know every world class beach club has an epic DJ line up”

Our On Deck DJ schedule is going to ensure our stunning new beach club at Bimini will be as talked about as the infamous beach clubs of Ibiza, St. Tropez and Mykonos, by immersing our sailors in a hypnotic soundscape as they soak up the Caribbean sun during the day and dance to celebrate the night ahead at our beach bonfire soirees.”

The Virgin brand has a deep-rooted history with music and is not stopping at the On Deck specialty sailings when it comes to making music a core pillar of the Virgin Voyages experience. The brand will carefully curate the soundtrack for The Beach Club at Bimini with founding DJ resident Mark Ronson.

Also Read: Virgin Voyages to Sail to Private Beach Club in the Bahamas

Additionally, The Scarlet Lady will feature exciting onboard music experiences for sailors such as Voyage Vinyl, the Scarlet Lady’s record shop at sea. The Scarlet Lady will have a festival of choice in entertainment made up of bespoke intimate and authentic experiences created exclusively for Virgin Voyages.

This includes The Red Room, a transformative space for live music and entertainment comprised of a traditional Proscenium stage, an alley stage used in fashion shows, then to a dance flat-floor configuration and finally a unique reverse stage setup.

In addition, Sailors who book one of these On Deck specialty sailings by February 14, 2020 will receive up to $400 in onboard credit, also known as Sailor Loot.  Sailor Loot can be used towards all of the amazing splurge-worthy experiences over and above what’s already included in their voyage fare, referred to by Virgin Voyages’ as their On Us proposition. This proposition includes the things already included in each Sailor’s voyage fare upon booking such as Basic Bevvies, WiFi, Food at 20+ Eateries, Group Fitness Classes, and Gratuities.

Disney Cruises: Everyone’s Dream

Disney Cruises: Everyone’s Dream

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Disney Land: a world of wonder and fun.
It is a perfect place for vacations, anniversaries and other celebrations. But best of all, it is a sort of a magical place where your kids can have the best time they can ever have as kids and you can find the kid in you as well.

Disney cruises allows you to experience the magic of Disney Land in a luxurious, yet affordable, cruise line.

Walt Disney Resort has different kinds of resort rooms. Ideally, the rooms are located on the boarding location. There is also some state luxury type rooms located on the balcony of the cruising ship.

The stateroom on the cruising ships allows each passenger to make purchase onboard. This is just one of the great conveniences a Disney cruise can offer you.

On the way of Disney Wonder, the passenger can have several beautiful views. For example, the passenger can be able to stop first on a particular area to take photos on the gangplank area.

The passenger can also use the shipping board in order to rest for few hours. By doing this, the passenger can have a lot of comfort at a relaxed atmosphere.

Most of the cruising lines going to Disney Wonder make a lot of difference. Normally, inside the lines, there are many types of restaurants. There are many foods that the cruising lines offers. Most of the foods come from different parts of the world. There are also foods intended for the kids.

Most of the foods are mountain shrimps, carved beef, decadent deserts, every variety of salad, and festive tropical juices, these are just a few among the offerings their majestic banquet and menu offers. Kiddie meals are also served to satisfy the palate of your children.

On the top part of the ship, there are many amenities which the passenger can spend their extra time. Kids can also play on the pool deck. They can also enjoy the comfortable lounge chairs scattered all over the area for relaxing and resting. There are also places created for sun bathing. Aside from those, the passenger can even have enough time to play ping pong and other onboard sport activities.

A Disney Cruise is indeed a very good family experience. Most of the cruising lines have one television in each room. By having these equipment, the passenger can have a lot of entrainment even if he is inside the cabin.

Not only that, if the passenger manages to pre-book for the cruise, the shipping line can also give them some discounts and great deals. In normal agreements, food menus are also included in the special purchased package.

Aside from that, there are also some spa treatments for each passenger. Normally, spa schedules are recorded upon the arrival of the passenger.

Most of the route going to Disney world has a “Sail Away Part”. It is a place where the passenger stays if he has a late afternoon departure.

The Sail Away Part has a lot of entertainment packages. There are nightly dancing shows and circus performances. Aside from that, Disney Characters are also present. The passengers can also take some opportunity for photo taking together with their family along with Mickey Mouse and some of his friends.

Ship photographers are also available at every beck and call. They are in charge of taking the photo at every part of the ship. The passengers can often view the photo taken and purchase it if they want. Aside from that, there are also photo packages available. These packages are obtainable so that passengers can have the best shots of their trip to keep their memories forever.

Moreover, Disney Cruises have a unique way of dinning preparation. The dining menu rotates between three dining sets. Each day, the passengers can enjoy a whole set of new menu and dishes. For example, at the first night, the menu is the Animators Pilates, the next night it can be Tritons, each day provides a new wonderful adventure for your stomach.

While sailing on a Disney cruise, the passenger can spend his entire day to choose his preferred schedule of activities. Not only that, Disney World has also a lot of on-shore action to choose from. The hard part of the situation is choosing which activity is the best. But basically, those activities are really great things to be experienced.

This interesting cruising tour is indeed a great way to relax with the kids. Disney Cruises will surely give the best experience in cruising. The thrills, entertainment and recreation activities are combined into one great experience.

Disney… it is a place of magic and fantasy that became a reality.

Have Fun On-Board with Carnival Cruise Line

Have Fun On-Board with Carnival Cruise Line

Silver Spirit docked in Corfu, Greece
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For instance, you are given a week by your boss to unwind yourself, how will you spend it? Are you going to bring your wife and your kids to have a family excursion in the beach? Do you want to travel, rather, on to the beautiful island of Grand Cayman and go scuba diving on the finest locations?

These are just two of the unlimited options you can take in spending your weeklong vacation. You may consider an all-in-one vacation that is all in the price of one. Aside from it, your vacation should free you from any worries while you are relaxing.

In this case, you can have your first cruise vacation. Book a cruise, embark the ship, and the rest of your vacation week is a good old history. If you are looking for a cruise line, you can sail with, by all means, avail the services of the Carnival Cruise Lines.

History of Carnival Cruise Lines

It was originally an independent company established in 1972 by Ted Arison. Currently, it is a subsidiary of Carnival Corporation, which operates a number of different cruise lines and eventually became the largest corporation in the cruise industry.

CCL were the first cruise line to introduce the concept of cheaper and shorter cruises. Although its ships fall short of the luxurious fleets of Celebrity Cruises or the Silversea vessels, CCL are popular and profitable.

Because of this concept, they have been able to produce larger ships, which started from the launch of the Carnival Destiny in 1996. It displaces an estimate of 101,000 tons, making it the largest passenger ship in the world, rivaling aircraft carriers for size.

CCL are also known among their passengers for their towel animals. Their trademark is a funnel with the combination of red, white, and blue colors and shaped like a whale’s tail.

CCL’s mascot is named as Fun Ship Freddy, a character in the shape of the Carnival funnel.

Carnival Cruise Ships

CCL’s fleets of cruise ships are as follows:

1. The Destiny Class, which includes:
• Carnival Destiny
• Carnival Triumph
• Carnival Victory

2. The Conquest Class, which includes:
• Carnival Conquest
• Carnival Glory
• Carnival Valor
• Carnival Liberty
• Carnival Freedom

3. The Spirit Class, which includes:
• Carnival Spirit
• Carnival Pride
• Carnival Legend
• Carnival Miracle

4. The Fantasy Class, which includes:
• Ecstasy
• Elation
• Fantasy
• Fascination
• Imagination
• Inspiration
• Paradise
• Sensation

5. The First Generation, which includes:
• Holiday
• Celebration
• Jubilee
• Festivale
• Tropicale

Vacation with Carnival Cruise Lines

A cruise with CCL is an excellent way to treat yourself. After unpacking your stuffs inside your cabin, you can now take a tour inside the cruise ship.

There are fitness and beauty experts on-board that offers massages, saunas, hair care and style, and facial treatments. There are also complete relaxation and fitness program for your regular workout while aboard the cruise ship.

If you are a music-loving person, then a Carnival cruise is perfect for you. Aside from its digital sound system in public areas inside the ship that plays different genres of music, there is also a sing-along piano for you to hum with. You can also find sing-along machines in bars and lounges in case you want to show your prowess in singing.

CCL also offers different dining experiences on-board. Highlights include a casual dinner at Sea View Bistro, a round-the-clock pizza parlor, Captain’s cocktail party, and formal evening meals at the main dining hall.

If you are looking for some entertainment, there is also a Las Vegas styled casino, gaming center where you and your kids can enjoy playing video games. There is also an on-board theater featuring different movie genres—from classical to the modern Hollywood. There are also cultural and musical shows scheduled every other night.

CCL also provides activities with your kids. It is just as if they are having fun during Easter Egg Hunt holiday. CCL on-board counselors supervise the Camp Carnival Kids Program with all kinds of games, parties, movies, and educational activities.

You do not have to worry about your kids—the counselors having professional childcare experience handle them.

With the vast amenities and more ships to choose from, are you going to sail with Carnival Cruise Lines?