In the coming weeks I’m going to be posting a quick look at different cruise lines that my customers cruise with. This week--here’s a quick look at Carnival Cruise Lines:
Carnival Cruise Lines was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Miami, Fla. As of 2014 Carnival Cruise Lines has 24 ships that cruise the areas of Bahamas, Caribbean, Mexican Riviera, Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, New England, Tahiti, the Panama Canal and Pacific Islands. There is a new ship expected to be available to the public coming sometime in 2016.
The primary home ports for Carnival are Florida (including Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Port Canaveral, Jacksonville and Tampa), San Juan, Charleston, Baltimore, New York, New Orleans, Galveston, Texas and Long Beach, California. Seasonally additionally ports include Ensenada, Mexico, Honolulu, Vancouver and Sydney, Australia.
Cruise lengths on Carnival Cruise Lines can last three to 23 days depending on the cruise you choose. In terms of passengers carried and flagship brand of Carnival Corporation, Carnival Cruise Lines is the largest cruise line in the world.
Carnival is known for having family friendly activities as well as activities that cater to a more mature crowd. Carnival cruises offer Vegas-style shows, casinos, pools, spas and fitness facilities. Over the last several years there has been a bigger focus on enhancing on board experiences including shows, bars and dining options.
One thing that sets Carnival apart is their “Great Vacation Guarantee.” It states that “If you’re not happy with any 3–8 day Carnival vacation you take to The Bahamas, the Caribbean, the Mexican Riviera, Canada/New England or Alaska, just let us know within 24 hours of your departure. We’ll refund 110% of your fare and our Guest Services will get you back to your home, free of charge. With no hassles and no questions asked.”
Have you cruised with Carnival before? How was your experience?
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Thelma Pruitt has been an avid fan of cruising for some time and feels this is a great way to see several different islands in one amazing trip. She loves to help her clients plan their vacations whether it's by land or sea.