Carnival Cruise Lines is the world’s most popular cruise line based on the number of passengers carried. It’s also one of the leaders in family cruising, with more than 700,000 children a year sailing on its 24 ships—the most in the cruise industry and roughly double what the line carried a decade ago. In fact, Carnival has won numerous awards for their family-friendly programming, most recently being named a “Top Family Cruise Line” by both Cruise Critic and U.S. News and World Report.
Tolerance and Diversity:
Carnival told GFT.com that it provides a welcoming vacation environment where all guests, regardless of background or lifestyle, are made to feel valued and respected. All 39,000 of Carnival’s shipboard team members undergo intensive training in hospitality management and quality guest service. According to representatives from the cruise line, one of the pillars of Carnival’s ‘Service Values’ hospitality training program is to “show care and respect for each other, our guests and the places we visit.” Additionally, every cruise includes a meeting for members of the LGBT community.
Carnival recently announced a partnership with Dr. Seuss Enterprises—Seuss at Sea—to develop a fleet-wide program featuring exciting youth, family, dining and entertainment experiences inspired by the amazing world and words of Dr. Seuss. Green eggs and ham breakfast, anyone?
They also recently rolled out Camp Ocean, a new children’s program for children ages 2-11 featuring more than 200 marine-themed fun, educational activities. Also, as part of Fun Ship 2.0, Carnival has launched Hasbro, The Game Show, a very popular activity with families featuring larger-than-life adaptations of the company’s iconic games.
Some of Carnival’s ships also include a waterpark and Skycourse ropes course for the more adventurous members of the family. There are also dive-in movies, a SportSquare, make-your-own pizza and the 3D Thrill Theater. No one is likely to get bored.
Carnival’s most popular routes are in the Caribbean but Carnival ships also sail to Alaska, Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada/New England, Hawaii, and Mexico.