FUN! That’s how we’d describe Carnival Cruise Line. They’re the one that doesn’t do a thing by halves. Looking for a waterpark? WaterWorks is the wettest and fastest you’ll find on the seven seas. Rollercoaster atop the waves? The Bolt Ultimate Sea Coaster did it first. Blockbusters blow you away in IMAX and your ‘Green Eggs and Ham’ breakfast tastes even better with Dr Seuss. And to come over all Generation Game, they’ve even ticked a cuddly toy off the list better than anyone else; the Build-A-Bear Workshop at Sea attracts a cool crowd.
They’ve come to be known as top dog when it comes to cruises for families, but Carnival can do adult holidays oh so well too. The world’s only RedFrog Brewery spells hazy heads in the morning, and the less said about the after-effects of a night in the BlueIguana tequila bar the better. Don’t say we didn’t warn you, amigos! Meals can be a high-end affair – Rudi’s Seagrill has the ambience of a New England coastal retreat and Steakhouse could have come straight from New York City itself. Of course, it isn’t all indulge. After all, holidays need just the right blend of lazy days to balance those fun nights. Fortunately, the Cloud9 Spa is a shrine to R&R and Loft 19 is a deck-top retreat with a sea view and service that never falters.
Cruise with Carnival and there’s barely a place beyond reach. Those fun-filled ships come into their own sparkling against a Bahamas or Bermuda backdrop, or when slipping you beneath the Sydney Harbour Bridge ahead of hours of snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef.