Child on waterslide

When ‘they’ say “life isn’t just about the destination, it’s about the journey,” they must have had a cruise in mind!

Cruising to a destination brings an entirely different perspective than a visitor would get by taking planes, trains, or automobiles. A cruise is both the vessel to get to a destination, multiple destinations at that, and the destinations themselves. Onboard a Carnival cruise, the fun begins as soon as you board with 45 daily activities, an action-packed waterpark, endless entertainment, and continues with shore excursions, and lasts to the very end. Take a look at this sampling of how to choose fun on and off a Carnival cruise ship.

Onboard

Water you doing?

Splash around Carnival WaterWorkswhere you’ll find Carnival’s famous Green Thunder Waterslide, Carnival’s Twister Waterslide and a SplashZone with racer slides for the little ones. A taste of the thrill life will keep a smile on your face from dawn till dusk.

Green Thunder waterslide

Reconnect with your other half

Put date night in the diary at the Dive-in Movies. Cosy up to your partner as you watch a movie in the open air up on deck; complete with popcorn and blankets (all included onboard). During the day, relax and pamper yourself with a comforting treatment at Spa Carnival- or even plan a couples treatment for the ideal day date! Let the relaxation linger by spending time at the Serenity Retreat, an adults-only haven, featuring sunbeds, pods, hammocks, a bar and poolside tunes.

Adults at Serenity pool

Kids choice

No matter how old they are - or how old they feel - children are treated like VIPs onboard. The younger ones will not want to miss Seuss at Sea featuring the Green eggs and Ham Breakfast with Cat in the Hat and Friends, and the Seuss-a-Palooza Parade™. Tweens and teens will find freedom in the safety of Circle C (ages 12-14) or Club 02 (ages 15-17) as they share the fun of organised sports, dances and beyond with other cruisers their age. There’s also a free kids Club, Camp Ocean, with activities for kids aged 2-11, split into age-appropriate groups.

Seuss A Palooza

Sports ahoy!

Head straight up to the top decks of a Carnival ship, to find a 9-hole mini-golf course, a multipurpose sports court for basketball, table tennis and even a jogging track. Up there where it feels like you’re on top of the world, fun in the sun includes something for the whole family.

Mini golf onboard

On shore 

Sunbake in paradise

Carnival has access to some of the most picturesque beaches in the world. Book an excursion to visit these beaches for an unparalleled sunbake at destinations, such as Yejele Beach in Mare, New Caledonia. The full day trip to Amédée Island in Noumea, New Caledonia is a wildly popular day for the family. Or take to the waves for a mesmerising snorkel dive. The Snorkel Safari at Mystery Island, Vanuatu is the stuff of legends!

Family on beach

Tour your port

Enjoy your return to land with a tour of your port city. Get to know the culture, pop into shops, and enjoy a meal among locals. A favourite tour with Carnival is the Island Discovery at Isle of Pines, New Caledonia.

On shore excursions

We have liftoff

Take in the sights of paradise from the air. Book a heli flight for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to vistas of the world’s most scenic destinations, such as the Cape Moreton Lighthouse, and enjoy breathtaking views of a range of marine species including dugongs, turtles, dolphins and stingrays in the pristine water below at Moreton Island in Queensland.

Kids playing on beach

Carve your own path

Take a trip off-road on a 4WD or buggy for a thrilling adventure on land. The Buggy Off Road Adventure in Vila, Vanuatu takes cruisers from sea to land in the most exciting way. See the lush greenery rush by as you steer and swerve on an off-road tour of a lifetime.