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Carnival Inspiration

From the culinary creativity of the Carnival chefs to the extraordinary talent of the live performers, let Carnival Inspiration provide you with exactly that. Dining includes delightful deli snacks, tasty burgers created by celebrity chef Guy Fieri, and character breakfasts with your favourite Dr Seuss personalities, so there's plenty of food fuel to keep you going, too! Learn new moves with the dance instructors, conquer your stage fright on karaoke, or mix the perfect Martini at the Alchemy Bar, we're sure you'll take more than just great memories from your cruise.

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At a glance



855 feet



Total Crew


Maiden Voyage

January 1996

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Life Onboard Overview


Dining rooms combine international favourites with specialities from the ports visited that day.


Shop ‘til you drop back into your sun lounger on board Carnival Cruises.

Bars & Lounges

From chic haunts to lively bars with karaoke, there are plenty of spots onboard to sip and savour the good times.

Spa & Wellness

Keeping active is just as important as staying relaxed on your holiday, and Carnival has all options covered.

Leisure & Activities

Carnival encourages fun for all, whether its mini-golf or mixology, so take a look at what's onboard.


Carnival provides a range of activities, youth clubs and exclusive hang-outs to keep your young entourage entertained.


Carnival is big on entertainment, whether it's a laugh-a-minute at the Comedy Club, films under the stars, or dancing until the early hours.

From the culinary creativity of the Carnival chefs to the extraordinary talent of the live performers, let Carnival Inspiration provide you with exactly that. Dining includes delightful deli snacks, tasty burgers created by celebrity chef Guy Fieri, and character breakfasts with your favourite Dr Seuss personalities, so there's plenty of food fuel to keep you going, too! Learn new moves with the dance instructors, conquer your stage fright on karaoke, or mix the perfect Martini at the Alchemy Bar, we're sure you'll take more than just great memories from your cruise.

At a glance



855 feet



Total Crew


Maiden Voyage

January 1996

Life Onboard

From the fine Egyptian cotton linens and overstuffed down pillows to the complimentary in-suite bar filled with your favorite beverages, your suite was designed for exquisite comfort.

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Seuss at Sea

Welcome to the wonderful world of Dr Seuss – brought to the sea! This fantastic programme offers children and their families a chance to get involved with arts and crafts, character parades, interactive story time and character breakfasts with all their favourite Dr Seuss personalities.


Dive in and splash away at Carnival’s onboard waterpark, where the Twister Waterslide sends you swirling and leaves you soaking! All ages are encouraged to get involved and join in the aquatic adventure.

Sailaway Party

Gain your flippers on your first Carnival cruise at the fantastic Caribbean Sailaway Party. A fun-filled event brimming with games, music, and good times.

Guys Burger Joint

Self-confessed foodie and restaurateur Guy Fieri has teamed up with Carnival Cruises to bring authentic roadside burger shacks to the seas! Guy’s Burger Joint is a relaxed poolside grill serving hot burgers with a choice of delicious toppings, alongside hearty hand-cut fries. Serves lunch.

Cruise the Vineyards

Allow Carnival to take you around the most iconic vineyards of the world in a single sitting. Choose from three packages featuring selections from Italy, New Zealand, France, Australia, Germany and America, all at a great discounted price. Ages 21+. Additional charge.

Live Music

All ages can gather round for fantastic live music onboard! Whether its happy-go-lucky guitar tunes or sing-alongs at the Piano Bar, there are live performances to keep your feet tapping and hands clapping.

Stage Shows

Featuring talented singers, impressive musicians and spectacular dancers, the Carnival stage shows are set to impress on the best stages of the ship. Better still, it’s all included in the cost so you’ll get top-money tickets for all the family, absolutely free.

The Carnival Deli

Savour hand-carved sandwiches and wraps, freshly stuffed with your choice of filling and on a choice of breads. Selections include hot pastrami, roasted turkey, smoked salmon and grilled ham and cheese. Serves lunch and dinner.

Serenity Adult Only Retreat

A uniquely relaxing area of the ship, the Serenity Adult-Only Retreat is where you can tuck into a hammock, grab a book, take in the sea breeze and sip a cool drink. The kids will be immersed in the Carnival-style excitement while you indulge in the adult-only tranquillity. Included. Ages 21+.

Towel Animal Theatre

A new take on the classic puppet show, the Towel Animal Theatre has kids rolling, folding and creating their own crafty characters who will put on a show for adoring fans, young and old.

Chef's Choice

Around the world in a single meal-time, the Chef’s Choice dining option reveals international favourites from a different country every day. Be it braised beef bordelaise from France, Jamaican jerk chicken, or Manhattan clam chowder. Serves lunch.

The Library

Relax with a good book and glass of great wine at the Library and Library Bar. This cosy and intimate lounge features a self-serve dispenser so you can grab a drink and tuck away with a nice read or board game. All ages are welcome, but please note you must be 21 years or older to drink alcoholic beverages.

Spa Carnival

A tranquil ambience, an adult-only policy and a curated list of relaxing treatments and soothing services, welcome to Spa Carnival. Carnival's spa therapists offer hot stone massages, aromatherapy and full-body wrap to name a few, promising total relaxation on board. Additional charge.

Internet Cafe

Send a photo home, scroll social media with a cup of coffee, and, if you must, catch up on work e-mails. The Internet Café is open for all ages to connect with life back home. Additional charge.

Hair & Beauty Salon

Whether it’s a new hairstyle, some well-deserved pampering, or even teeth whitening, however, you’re used to maintaining your healthy glow, you’ll find it all aboard a Carnival cruise with their exclusive hair and beauty salon. Ages 18+. Additional charge.

Video Arcade

Discover a huge array of games in this funky video arcade, open for all ages, day and night. Grab some tokens and let the fun begin. Additional charge.

The Chef's Table

A taste extravaganza, the Chef’s Table is an exclusive dining experience with limited seating, so reserve early to avoid disappointment. Your Master Executive Chef will start the evening with cocktails and hors-d'oeuvres, followed by a tour to see the galley in operation. Your evening concludes with a full-service dinner of delicious appetisers, sumptuous entrees and sweet desserts. Ages 12+. Serves dinner. Additional charge.

Steakhouse Selections

Signature steakhouse dishes are served in a lively dining room setting, perfect for all the family. Try New York tender trips, fresh lobster, or surf & turf, alongside comfort food classics like lasagne and wild mushroom cream soup. Serves dinner. Additional charge.

Twister Waterslide

Spot the swirling Twister waterslide high above the ship deck, twisting and turning down to the pool below, with gallons of water to ensure you get truly soaked!

Pizza Pirate

If you’re looking for a quick, thin-crusted treat that will warm you to the bone, the Pizza Pirate shack is open 24-hours a day for savvy pirates. Serving classic favourites such as Margherita and Pepperoni, alongside more creative coatings like Prosciutto, you can satisfy your craving at any hour, be it 2pm or 2am! Serves snacks.

Circle C

An awesome place to hang out, meet new friends, get involved with dance parties or simply tuck away with a film. Circle C is a supervised space, exclusive for children aged 12-14 years.

BlueIguana Cantina

Featuring freshly-made tacos and burritos stuffed with your choice of filling, this interactive dining experience has you building your own Mexican meals for breakfast and lunch. Breakfast fillings include Monterey jack cheese, Mexican-style scrambled egg and chicken sausage, while lunch offers fresh meat and seafood mixed with charred green peppers, guacamole and cilantro lime rice! Serves breakfast and lunch.


Swim or simply soak up the sun at the Beach Pool or Tides Pool on Deck 10. There's plenty of loungers to tuck away and sail away, while the big-screen plays blockbuster hits day and night.

Master the Martini

A fantastic tasting session with Carnival’s premier bartenders and staff, try any four flavoured mini martinis, all made with premium Absolut Vodka. Favourites include the Blackberry Bramble and the Melon Crush – delicious! Ages 21+.

The Punchliner Comedy Club

It’s a laugh-a-minute at the Punchliner Comedy Club, where you can count on the resident comedians to say exactly what’s on their mind. Family-friendly performances are also scheduled.

RedFrog Rum Bar

Bringing the party to the poolside, the RedFrog Rum Bar features a great selection of Caribbean-influenced, rum-based speciality drinks, by the glass or pitcher! Carnival’s signature private-label draft beer, the ThirstyFrog Red, is a popular favourite, too. Ages 21+.

Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast

Let your imagination and taste buds run wild on this Dr Seuss dining adventure, where you’ll join the Cat in the Hat and friends for a fun feast of pancakes, French toast, cereals and fresh juices. Characters will be around for special photo opportunities and fun interactions for an unforgettable family breakfast! Additional charge.

Blue Iguana Tequila Bar

A perfect spot to cool down with a frozen tequila slush or ice-cold Mexican cerveza, the BlueIguana Tequila Bar adds a little slice of Mexican paradise to the poolside. Expect frozen cocktails, margaritas, Mexican beer cocktail and fine tequilas. Ages: 21+.

Seuss-a-Palooza Story Time

Join your favourite Dr Seuss personalities at this special story time sitting where each audience member (even mums and dads!) can interact and get involved as the story unfolds with delightfully costumed characters!

The Taste Bar

The Taste Bar can be found at dining venues across the ship, serving pre-dinner appetisers so guests can taste new flavours, spices and seasonings they may find in their dinner to come. Serves snacks.

Casino Bar

Strike lucky at the Casino Bar, serving your favourite cocktails, cool beers, and fine wines right off the casino floor. An ideal spot to mingle with your fellow passengers, family and friends, or simply spend the night rolling the dice with total strangers. Ages 21+.


Grab a mic and join the party on board a Carnival cruise, with Superstar Live Karaoke in select bars and lounges. Genres cover Motown, country, rock to modern pop, so whatever you fancy, you’re sure to be the star of the show.

Night Owls

Kids love to stay up late, especially with all the excitement of a holiday, so let the Night Owls team take care of your young entourage when you want to go out and dance (or gamble!) the night away. Children aged 6 months-11 years can join the other owls until 01:00 for music, activities, games and giveaways. Additional charge.


Life’s tough for teens (or so they say!), so Carnival has created a special spa service exclusively for kids aged 12-17 years. Trendy hairstyles, cute pedicures, fitness classes and facials are all on the menu! Additional charge. 

The Fun Shops

Bargain hunters and shopaholics alike can shop ‘til they drop, with Carnival’s exclusive Fun Shops outlets. Whether its spirits and souvenirs, beauty products and postcards or watches and wallets, you’ll find some great deals on board! Additional charge.


Bingo! House! Here! However you say it, this age-old classic game is a favourite on board, with bigger and better prizes than ever before! Ages 18+. Additional charge.

Art Exhibitions

Showcasing excellent art in a series of events bringing colours, textures and themes to life, Carnival’s onboard Art Exhibitions are open for refined ‘arties’ as well as newbies! And if one piece, in particular, takes your fancy, you can always bid for it at the art auctions. There’s also a range of art seminars and games where you’ll learn about both modern and classic art from the experts.


Hot hits and golden oldies can be expected at the hip and happening nightclub on board a Carnival cruise! Get on your dancing shoes, join in the themed parties, or just sit back, sip your drink and see the night unfold. Ages 18+.


If you’ve been thinking about Botox or Dysport treatments, the spa on board a Carnival cruise is a great place to get it sorted. There’s always a licenced medical doctor on board to administer your treatments, so you can be sure you’re in good hands and will dock back at home feeling (and looking!) fabulous. Ages 18+. Additional charge.

Groove for St Jude

All you need is a generous $10 donation and your dancing shoes for this fantastic event in aid of St Jude Children’s Research Hospital! All ages are welcome to join in and help raise money and awareness for kids in need. Additional charge.


Maximum fun for mini-golfers, this fantastic manicured fairway is perfect for golf enthusiasts, big or small! Dodge the windmills, negotiate the treasure chest and avoid the cactus to hit a hole in one. 

Jogging Track

Enjoy a run with a view on this superb jogging track, part of the SportSquare complex and spanning the upper-deck for a refreshing seaside run.

Holidays Abroad

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and when you’re on a Carnival cruise, Christmas magic is well and truly brought to life with enchanting decorations, holiday games and seasonal dishes to entice the festive cheer from even those self-confessed scrooges!


Carnival believes play is important to all ages, so there’s plenty of onboard games to keep everyone occupied - families can go head-to-head in scavenger hunts, put their knowledge to the test with trivia games and test their limits with physical challenges.


Adorned with red and black, lavish furnishings, and bright lights, the Casino invites you to put your skills (and luck!) to the test. Here, you’ll find casino prize games, a roulette table, poker, blackjack, slot machines, and Casino bar. All the fun comes to a magnificent height in the casino tournaments where cash prizes await big game hunters. Ages 18+ years. Additional charge.

Kids' Party Time

There’s plenty of opportunities to get your little party animals dancing away, with special kids Welcome Aboard extravaganza and Farewell Party. Ages 2-11 years.

Teens' Party Time

For your too-cool preteens and teens, you’ll find a social calendar full of events to party, chill-out, and dress to impress. Ages 12-17 years.

Fitness Centre

There’s no reason to leave the fitness routine behind (unless you want to!) when there’s a pumping fitness centre on board! Join in with a class, be it Yoga, cycling, or boot camp, or keep up with your personal training, with a range of specialised equipment found at the Fitness Centre. Ages 18+. Additional charge for classes.

Coffee Bar

Stop off for speciality coffee, freshly-brewed English tea, or delicious homemade pastries and sweet pies at the Coffee Bar. Serves snacks. Additional charge.

Arts & Crafts

From those tiny fingerprint paintings to Picasso-esque pieces made from macaroni pasta, kids are naturally creative, so Carnival cruises offer plenty of opportunities for your little ones to get involved with arts and crafts sessions onboard. Ages 2-11 years.

Dining Room

The table's already set for you and the full three-courses are waiting at the Dining Room, each individually named as your ship's signature restaurant. A rotating menu of delectable steaks, roasted duck, seared scallops and prime ribs can be expected, all followed by your choice of delightful desserts. Serves dinner.

Playlist Productions

For full-blown musical extravaganzas, where all you’ll want to do is get up and get involved, Playlist Productions is the place to be! Enjoy the spice of Latin Nights, the groove of Divas, the swing of The Brits! or even the ground-shaking anthems of Epic Rock, all delivered in style by Carnival’s expert performers.

Lido Restaurant

The Lido Restaurant offers a great variety of casual dining options, stationed throughout an abundance of indoor and outdoor seating areas. The Breakfast Grill serves fresh coffees alongside made-to-order omelettes, sweet pancakes and sizzling sausages, to start your day off right! Lunch and dinner invites you back to their hand-made pizza station, frozen yoghurt stand, Mongolian Wok base, and fresh salad bar among other family-friendly options. Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.


The sweeter side of life, Swirls is a cool snack spot serving chocolate, vanilla and raspberry cones, frozen yoghurt to beat the heat or your own mixed flavour of soft-serve ice-cream. Serves snacks and desserts.

Seaday Brunch

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but when you’re still snoozing in your cosy room, you might want to sacrifice breakfast for brunch! Mid-morning meals include special French toast, fresh fruit platters, and fully-loaded omelettes. Serves breakfast and lunch.

DJ Irie

DJ Irie brings his unique DJ programme to the nightlife of Carnival Cruises! All ages can learn how to mix, spin and keep the party pumping on board throughout the ship’s bars and clubs.

Club O2

Club O2 is a funky hang-out space exclusively for teenagers, aged 15-17 years! Here, you’ll find movies, music, sports and video games to keep you entertained day and night.

Mixologist Competitions

Mix it up with the onboard mixologist competitions hosted by your bartenders and staff. Stir or shake your speciality cocktail with a range of spirits, including tequila, vodka and rum, and team with fresh juices or soft drinks for a winning concoction! Ages: 21+.

Piano Bar

Whether you’re a budding Billy Joel or shy SingStar, the Piano Bar is the place for a hand-clapping good time. Ideal for a pre-dinner drink or if you want to sing until the early hours, you can hear and request your favourite piano songs with the Carnival resident pianist. Ages 21+.

Camp Ocean

Camp Ocean ensures the smallest fish in the sea have the best time at sea! Expect arts and crafts, competitions and games, plus themed activities and entertainment tailored to each age group. The little ones are the Penguins (ages 2-5 years), the little-biggers are the Stingrays (6-8 years) and the big fish are the Sharks (9-11 years).

Seuss-a-Palooza Parade

Join your favourite Dr Seuss characters, including Thing 1 & 2 and the Cat in the Hat, on this fun-filled parade down the decks of your ship.

Alchemy Bar

Stirring up some magic behind the scenes and on the bar, the Alchemy is a unique cocktail 'pharmacy' where specialists will prescribe you with a range of delicious alcoholic and non-alcoholic concoctions! Here, you can also sample a few fine martinis at the exclusive Alchemy Martini Tasting event, at an additional charge. Ages 21+.

Beary Cuddly Workshop

Kids can design and bring to life their very own devoted cuddly toy at the Beary Cuddly Workshop. It may be a stuffed cat, lion or monkey, dressed and designed just as they wish. Ages 2-11 years. Additional charge.

Hasbro, the Game Show

Play giant versions of your favourite board games at Hasbro, The Game Show. Team up with friends and family to win great prizes, with the added pressure of a live audience! Battle it out on Connect 4 Basketball, Yahtzee Bowling and Operation Slam Dunk for a fun-filled family extravaganza.

Dance Classes

In the nightclub, at a deck party, or with the Dr Seuss parade, there's plenty of opportunities to bust out your moves onboard. Your Carnival cruise includes fantastic dance classes with instructors, so join in and get moving!

Science & Discovery

They may be out of school, but kids are always learning – even on their holidays. The science and discovery sessions are a fun and exciting way to learn about marine biology, buoyancy, ecology and more. Ages 2-11 years.

Salad Bar

A quick, colourful and healthy option, the Salad Bar is filled with fresh favourites like grilled chicken, fresh tuna and tons of bright veggies to build your own tasty salad. Serves lunch.

Sweet Spot

Perfect for those with a sweet tooth, the Sweet Spot offers specially-made cakes, scrumptious cream pies, mouth-watering crumbles and fresh fruit medleys. Serves snacks and dessert.

Teens' Digital Play

Digital gaming doesn't always have to be anti-social, it's a great way for your teens to meet new friends and engage in some friendly competition. Grab a controller and embark on electronic adventures! Ages 12-17.

Kids' Digital Play

While you're switching off from everyday life, let your kids switch on to a digital fantasy world. Kids will find a great selection of video games and consoles onboard, to play alone or with one of their new friends. Ages 2-11.


The specially trained therapists on board your Carnival ship offer a range of soothing massages, including hot stone therapy on select ships, so you can melt away as you sail away. Ages 18+. Additional charge.

Facial Treatments

There's more to just looking great, it's feeling it, too! Treat yourself to a refreshing facial, specifically tailored to your skin type with luxuriously enhancing ingredients that leave you feeling fabulous. Ages 18+. Additional charge.

Men's Services

Whether it’s a fresh, new hairstyle or a barbershop-style shave, you'll find a whole menu of treatments tailored specifically to the gentlemen of the ship! Who said massages and facials were just for women? Ages 18+. Additional charge.


Take on the family or the rest of your cruisers at the onboard trivia challenge!

Kids' Meals for Campers

A great way to make new friends is when you’re sharing a meal time together, so children love the supervised kids’ meals on board. Here, they’ll enjoy pizza, quesadillas, hot dogs, macaroni cheese and more, as well as a selection of fresh fruits or sweet treats for dessert. Ages 2-11 years. Serves lunch and dinner.

Cherry on Top

Indulge in a variety of sugary snacks and sweet treats at Cherry on Top! This well-stocked ‘candy and more’ store is the perfect place to pick up a delightful souvenir or your confectionery favourites. Additional charge.

Your home on board

Carnival offers a range of well-appointed, contemporary staterooms and suites. Choose from simply Interior or stunning Ocean View, or go bigger with a Balcony or Suite. In many of the staterooms and suites, two twin beds may be converted into one king-size bed, and most also include a Pullman or sofa bed to maximise living space for families. Each room has a steward on duty at all times, from whom you may order room service or any assistance you require.

Included as standard

  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour room steward
  • Carnival Comfort Collection linens
  • Bathrobes
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Closet & drawer space
  • Private bathroom & shower
  • Television
  • Individual climate control
  • Telephone
  • Personal safe

Interior Upper/Lower

Creatively maximising cabin space, the Interior Upper/Lower staterooms include one twin bed and either an upper Pullman or sofa bed to accommodate a total of 2 guests.

  • 17sqm
  • One twin bed
  • One upper Pullman or sofa bed
  • Full bathroom


Cosy and contemporary, the Interior stateroom features two twin beds and a full private bathroom.

  • 17sqm approx
  • Two twin beds
  • Full bathroom


A pair of round windows allow plenty of natural light, with an affordable view of the ocean, or you may choose to simply tuck away in your cosy room and enjoy 24-hour room service.

  • 17sqm approx
  • Two twin beds
  • Full bathroom
  • Two portholes
  • Partial ocean views

Ocean View

Catch a glimpse of the glittering sea without even leaving your cosy stateroom! The Ocean View rooms accommodate up to 3 guests, with two twin beds that may convert into a king-size bed in select rooms.

  • 17sqm approx
  • Two twin beds
  • Full bathroom
  • Window
  • Ocean views

Grand Suite

A truly impressive suite, the Grand Suite includes VIP check-in, a large balcony overlooking the glistening ocean, and a convenient dressing area with vanity table.

  • Two twin beds
  • Sitting area
  • Full bathroom
  • Dressing area
  • Balcony
  • VIP check-in

Junior Suite

With a wonderful outdoor balcony and a cosy interior, the Junior Suite is a luxurious stateroom, perfect for a couple.

  • 25sqm approx
  • Two twin beds
  • Sitting area
  • Full bathroom
  • Balcony
  • Ocean views
  • VIP check-in

Junior Suite (Obstructed Views)

Check-in as VIPs and relax in the comfort of your luxurious Junior Suite. Please note, these suites have obstructed ocean views from the outdoor balcony.

  • 25sqm approx
  • Two twin beds
  • Sitting area
  • Full bathroom
  • Balcony
  • Obstructed ocean views
  • VIP check-in

Explore your Carnival Cruise Lines ship, deck by deck

What's on Deck 4 - Riviera

  • Porthole
  • Ocean View
  • Interior
  • Interior Upper/Lower

What's on Deck 5 - Main

  • Porthole
  • Ocean View
  • Interior

What's on Deck 6 - Upper

  • Porthole
  • Grand Suite
  • Ocean View
  • Interior
  • Interior Upper/Lower

What's on Deck 7 - Empress

  • Art Gallery
  • Grand Atrium Plaza
  • Internet Café
  • Porthole
  • Ocean View
  • Interior
  • Interior Upper/Lower

What's on Deck 8 - Atlantic

  • Carnivale Aft Dining Room
  • Circle C
  • The Fun Shops
  • Mardi Gras Forward Dining Room
  • Paris Main Show Lounge
  • Rhapsody in Blue Piano Lounge
  • Shakespeare Library

What's on Deck 9 - Promenade

  • Alchemy Bar
  • Avant-Garde Lounge
  • Café des Artistes
  • Candlelight Aft Lounge
  • Cherry on Top
  • Club O2
  • Inspiration Promenade
  • Monte Carlo Casino
  • Paris Main Show Lounge
  • Photo Gallery
  • Rock and Roll Dance Club
  • Serenity Adult-Only Retreat

What's on Deck 10 - Lido

  • BlueIguana Cantina
  • BlueIguana Tequila Bar
  • Brasserie Bar & Grill
  • Guy’s Burger Joint
  • RedFrog Rum Bar
  • Resort-Style Pool

What's on Deck 11 - Verandah

  • Camp Ocean
  • Carnival’s Waterworks
  • Junior Suite (Obstructed Views)
  • Junior Suite
  • Interior

What's on Deck 12 - Sports

  • Spa Carnival

What's on Deck 14 - Sun

  • City Sports Park

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