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Carnival Cruise Lines

Carnival Cruise Lines were founded in 1972 and headquartered in Miami, is the world's largest cruise line. The company's humble origins pigeonholed the line as the cruise industry's version of a floating fraternity party for a long, long time. But that was yesterday, and while Carnival still commands a certain reputation for a flashy, neon atmosphere -- and by no means skimps on elaborate lounges and discos -- its ships continue to evolve. Home of the family-friendly Fun Ships, the cruise line are resorts in their own right, packed with entertainment.

Cruising with the family

A cruise can be a fabulous way to see the world while keeping the kids happy and engaged. Flo Powell, Director of the Association of Cruise Experts (ACE), investigates what’s on offer for families...
Seaside on Mykonos in the Greek Islands compliments of hpschaefer

Expert Advice: The best of the Med

  More than 25 cruise lines sail the Med in the summer, offering everything from mini-cruises to grand voyages, and visiting every destination imaginable – including some you’ve probably never heard of. Jane Archer explains how...
Carnival Splendor

Carnival Splendor out of commission till January

Carnival Cruise Lines has cancelled voyages of Carnival Splendor until January 2011, to allow time for repairs following an engine room fire last week. The ship is scheduled to re-enter service on 16 January, 2011. Guests...
Carnival Splendor

Carnival Splendor gets towed home after engines catch fire

Carnival Splendor is being towed back to shore after the ship’s engines caught fire. The 3,200 passengers and 1,167 crew were left without running water, air conditioning in cabins and power when the fire broke...
Carnival Magic

Carnival Magic

Carnival Magic is the 23rd ship in Carnival’s fleet, and the second in its Dream class of ships. It carries 3,646 passengers and weigh 130,000 tons. Carnival Magic has the same features as her sister ship, Carnival Dream, including extensive facilities for children...

Carnival Conquest

Carnival Conquest is a Conquest-class cruise ship owned and operated by Carnival Cruise Lines Carnival Conquest cruises the Western Caribbean from the port of Galveston, Texas. The ship's interior decor is of a French Impressionist style designed to complement her original port city of New Orleans.

Carnival Sensation

Carnival Sensation’s three- and four-day Bahamas cruises from Port Canaveral, Florida. Three-day cruises depart Thursdays and call at Nassau, while four-day voyages depart Sundays and call at Nassau and Freeport. Carnival Sensation...

Carnival Destiny

Cruising from Miami, Carnival Destiny offers short cruises to Cozumel, Mexico; Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos Islands; and Half Moon Cay, a private Bahamian island; it also goes to George Town, Grand Cayman; and Ocho Rios, Jamaica.

Carnival Spirit

Carnival Spirit, the namesake vessel in the line’s popular Spirit-class, offers a diversity of resort-style facilities and features, including expansive spa and children’s facilities, four swimming pools, a cascading water slide, a wedding chapel,...

Carnival Dream

The 130,000-ton Carnival Dream is the largest Carnival Cruise Lines ship ever constructed, offering a host of on-board innovations, ushering in an exciting new era of Fun Ship cruising. Representing a new class of vessel for the line, Carnival Dream made its maiden voyage to New York in November 2009. Carnival Dream now operates short cruises from Port Canaveral, Florida to the Bahamas and the Caribbean.

Cruise International

Cruise International is the UK’s highest-selling newsstand travel magazine dedicated to cruise holidays. Packed with inspirational reviews, the hottest destination advice, celebrity interviews and the very latest ocean and river cruise news, it helps both new and experienced cruisers alike plan their next trip. With its high production values, stunning photography and outstanding editorial, Cruise International is first choice for Britain’s 1.75 million annual cruise holidaymakers.







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