Carnival Cruise Activities

Carnival Cruise Activities
Carnival Cruise Lines offers a large number and variety of onboard and shore cruise activities. In fact, Carnival bills itself as "the Fun Ships" due to the breadth of activities available on Carnival Cruises. Aboard a Carnival cruise ship and in Carnival's ports of call, outdoor enthusiasts have numerous opportunities to participate in recreational activities on shore, on deck and inside the ship.

Carnival Cruise Activities in Ports of Call

The shore-side activities offered by Carnival Cruise Lines depend upon the port of call, and most shore-side activities have additional costs. On an Alaskan cruise, passengers can disembark to go dog-sledding on a glacier near Juneau or ride down a zip line near Ketchikan. When a Bermuda cruise stops in Kings Wharf, cruisers can snorkel from a glass-bottomed boat. Carnival Cruise Lines partners with local tour operators in Hilo, Hawaii to offer kayaking tours along the coast of the island. On a European Cruise, Carnival passengers can visit the ruins of Pompeii near Naples, Italy or go on an off-roading "Jeep safari" near Dubrovnik, Croatia. Once you have selected a cruise package with Carnival Cruise Lines, you will have the opportunity to choose from a variety of shore excursions representing a wide range of prices and interests.

Carnival Cruise Activities on Deck

Carnival Cruise Lines offers numerous attractions and activities on the decks of its cruise ships. Passengers can pass the time in the large outdoor pool or sliding down numerous waterslides into the pool. Cruisers may play nine holes of mini-golf on board or run around the ship-top jogging track for exercise. Carnival offers live outdoor entertainment and deck parties for those who want to dance or play games outdoors. For relaxation, Carnival cruise passengers can watch sporting events and movies on a 12 by 22-foot movie screen located beside the outdoor pool or read at the adults-only "Serenity Retreat."

Carnival Cruise Activities Inside the Ship

For passengers who have exhausted the activities in ports of call and on deck, Carnival Cruise Lines offers either relaxing or active indoor options. Tired travelers can unwind at Spa Carnival, which offers massages, beauty treatments and other spa services. Passengers can attend live entertainment shows, talent shows, karaoke events and more in the evenings on board. Carnival also offers a full casino with slots and table games. (See Reference 2) According to a sample daily itinerary from Carnival Cruise Lines, the onboard gym typically opens at 6:00 a.m. for fitness enthusiasts to begin working out. Additionally, an onboard aerobics studio offers fitness classes several times per day.

Article Written By Lynn Mathews

Lynn Mathews is a freelance writer with a background in journalism and marketing. She holds a bachelor's degree in English/journalism and has been writing for more than 10 years. Most recently, her writing has appeared on eHow.

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