New Cruise Ships on the Horizon for 2018

New Cruise Ships for 2018

Great news for cruise lovers, in 2018 you will have the opportunity to be among the first passengers to sail on a variety of amazing brand-new ships. And what incredible ones they will be! Stunning interiors, state-of-the-art designs, innovative amenities, dazzling entertainment, fabulous dining, spectacular accommodations and more will have your family “oohing and aahing.” This is also the ideal time for first-timers to establish their sea-legs.  Some of the most popular names in cruising, including Carnival Cruise Line, Celebrity Cruises, Holland America Line, MSC CruisesNorwegian Cruise Line and Royal Caribbean Cruises will all be introducing unique and special ships.

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Carnival Cruise Line — More Fun than Ever!

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Fabulous restaurants, incredible water parks with some of the highest slides at sea, world-class dining options, swanky bars, family-friendly accommodations and amazing entertainment. These are just a few of the reasons the name Carnival Cruise Line conjures up images of people having fun – and lots of it! And with good reason, the very popular line offers everything from innovative onboard experiences to roomy family accommodations and much more. Bring your entire extended family along as something special is offered for all ages. Choose from over 20 cruise ships, including the newest, Carnival Horizon, arriving in 2018 and already booking guests just like yourself!

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Carnival Horizon – Previewing Carnival Cruise Line’s Newest Ship

Carnival Horizon

If your family, like many others, has fallen in love with the thrilling Carnival Vista — good news! Her sister ship, the 133,500-ton, 3,936-guest Carnival Horizon, is scheduled to debut in April 2018. As the second of the revolutionary Vista-class series, she will boast many of the same spectacular features, the bike-ride-in-the-sky attraction called SkyRide, an IMAX Theatre, dining options for every taste and a huge WaterWorks aqua park featuring Kaleid-o-slide, a thrilling 455-foot-long water tube slide and a mini-racer for kids.

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Big and Beautiful – Spectacular New Ships of 2016!

Be among the first of the lucky few to travel on exceptional cruise ships making their debuts in 2016. Reservations are already being taken for these much anticipated beauties. Cruise-lovers have much to celebrate this year, with a vast selection to choose from – including the world’s largest ship and thrills galore. Whether you prefer opulence, endless amusements or a combination, your ship will come in.

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Carnival Vista – A Preview of Carnival’s First “Vista Class” Ship


Discover a world of family-friendly activities, exceptional dining, a vast selection of accommodations and lots of thrilling venues on Carnival Cruise Line’s new 133,500-ton, 3,954-passenger Carnival Vista debuting in spring 2016. This beautifully designed ship is the line’s largest and the first in its Vista Class series and will be chock full of places for play and relaxation.

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Carnival Cruises – A Fun Cruise Experience for All

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Perfect for seniors, children and families, Carnival Cruise Line offers something for all age groups on its famous “Fun Ships.” Known as a trendsetter, new culinary and entertainment choices can always be found. Family-friendly accommodations, lots of activities both day and night, incredible entertainment and great restaurants provide an excitement-filled vacation. With a current fleet of 23 ships, the spectacular new Vista-class will be introduced when the Carnival Vista debuts in spring 2016.


Throughout the Fun Ships a variety of amenities and activities are available for everyone to take part in. Action-packed SportsSquare offers basketball, soccer, volleyball, mini-golf, foosball, pool and ping-pong tables, plus a jogging track. Enjoy the views as you shape up on a selection of stationary bikes, elliptical machines, weight-lifting equipment and punching bags.

Also featured is the WaterWorks park where you can race down the slides – some of the fastest at sea – such as the Twister Waterslide for an exhilarating feeling. Go to new heights at the SkyCourse 150 feet above the ship where you can adjust the toughness level of this exciting ropes course. Pedal away high about deck for a unique biking-like experience at SkyRide and cool down at the pools.

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Highlighting the ships for many is the Serenity Adult Only Retreat providing a peaceful sanctuary. Remove yourself to this nirvana where you can sway on a hammock in the breeze, have a drink at the bar and simply lounge in the sun.
Offered at both SpaCarnival and Cloud 9 Spa are a variety of rejuvenating soothing treatments with some featuring thalassotherapy pools and thermal suites.

Fun poolside bars include the popular RedFrog Rum Bar and the BlueIguana Tequila Bar, where you will feel like you are on a beach in the Caribbean. Mixologists will whip up something special for you at the Alchemy Bar while the Sports Bar features drinks and big screen TV’s for you to watch your favorite teams. Unwind at The Library Bar, perfect for reading, conversation or a board game. Also popular, are movies shown on a huge outdoor screen called the Seaside Theater.

Family-friendly Carnival Cruise Line offers Camp Carnival® — divided into three age groups: 2 to 5 years, 6 to 8 years and 9 to 11 years. Supervised by a trained staff, kids can take part in a variety of fun activities, such as dancing, video games, arts and crafts, watching movies and more.

While you are out enjoying the evening entertainment, Night Owls for those 11 and under can have fun with music, games and other activities until 1AM. Adding to kids’ enjoyment is Seuss-a-palooza Story Time and Suess-a-palooza Parade, Dr. Seuss Brookville, for family reading in a play space. Unforgettable memories will be created with the Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast with The Cat in the Hat and Friends.

Offered for teens is Circle “C” where they can meet new friends and share games, dance parties and more and older teens can spend time at Club 02 where there are movies, karaoke, sports and video games.


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Tantalizing international cuisines are served at a variety of formal and casual dining venues, which provide easy meals especially for families. The main dining rooms serve three-course meals and during American TABLE, regional cuisine from some of the local ports are featured on the menu. Spa Carnival fare is also served for those looking for healthier options. Kid-friendly menus with such popular selections as chicken nuggets and macaroni and cheese are also featured.

Variety is the spice of life and Carnival Cruise Line offers lots of choices. Savor fresh made hot pizza anytime you have a craving, available 24/7. Bite into a juicy burger with a side of hand-cut fries at Guy’s Burger Joint, created by the Food Network’s Guy Fieri.

Other casual dining options include the buffet-style Lido Restaurant with a variety of stations serving Asian specialties, continental and international dishes, pasta, incredible salads, Indian cuisine and more. Enjoy delicious dishes at Mongolian Wok, including a variety of Asian inspired recipes and vegetarian dishes. Mexican never tasted so good as the homemade tacos, burritos and tortillas at BlueIguana. Savor mouthwatering Italian food inspired by recipes handed down from generation to generation at the family-style Cucina del Capitano and have delicious lunches at its Captain’s Pasta Bar. Feel like you are at New York’s Carnegie Deli when you bite into a hot pastrami sandwich at the Carnival Deli and you will know why it is a favorite.

Start the day with an incredible SeaDay Brunch. Feel like you are on the islands as you savor Caribbean cuisine at the RedFrog Pub. Enjoy the great food, reminiscent of an American cook-out, at Fat Jimmy’s C-Side BBQ with all the classic favorites. Scrumptious dishes are served at Ji Ji Asian Kitchen and Bonsai Sushi also serves soups, sake, decadent desserts and more.

Seafood-lovers will want to head to the New England-style Seafood Shack. For that special occasion reserve a table at the traditional Steakhouse, which also serves seafood and all the classic sides. For the ultimate culinary experience reserve a memorable private multi-course dinner and a cocktail party at The Chef’s Table.


Choose from a wide range of staterooms designed to be restful and relaxing, with many that accommodate up to five guests. After a fun-filled day, retreat to your comfortable stateroom and rest your head on fluffy pillows and sleep like a baby on fine cotton linens on the Carnival Comfort Collection mattress.

All carnival staterooms include turndown service, TV, individual climate control, a phone, and 24-hour room service.

Carnival suites offer the ultimate accommodations and also include VIP check-in, priority embarkation and disembarkation, deluxe bathrooms with whirlpool tubs, a mini-bar or refrigerator and other exclusive amenities.


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Fun-filled days and exciting evening entertainment include a variety of different events. Special effects at the Thrill Theater will have you sitting at the edge of your seat with incredible 3D visuals that “jump out of the screen.” Head outdoors and grab some popcorn and watch favorite films on the huge outdoor screen at the Dive-In Movies and view blockbusters at the 3-deck-high IMAX® Theatre. Keeping you laughing on all ships is The Punchliner Comedy Club Presented by George Lopez. Party with DJ IRIE as you dance the night away at the Liquid Nightclub. Belt out your favorite song at Karaoke SuperStar and sing along to your favorites in Piano Bar 88! Try your luck at the many games offered at the bustling Carnival Casino, where there is blackjack, poker, craps, roulette, slot machines and tournaments.

Musical productions include Latin Nights, Heart of Soul and more, while Carnival Stage Shows feature exciting performances. Dance at the theater to tunes by Playlist Productions.

Exciting Carnival LIVE Concerts offered on some sailings let you enjoy such legendary performers as Rascal Flatts, Lionel Richie and more.

Create your special vacation experience with Carnival Cruise Line. Sail on the Fun Ships to such exciting destinations as the Bahamas, Eastern Caribbean, Southern Caribbean, Western Caribbean, Europe/Transatlantic, Hawaii/South America & Caribbean, Mexico, Alaska, Canada/New England and Bermuda.

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