We don't have proof, but evidence suggests that the Caribbean was made for cruising. And with more than 5,000 islands and cays, there’s a lot of paradise to see! So how do you choose where to go on your next cruise? See for yourself — best of all, the mild climate means it doesn't even matter what time of year you go. A Carnival cruise takes you to some of the greatest hotspots stretching across the world's designated hotspot.
Snorkel great natural reefs in crystal-clear waters.
Enjoy year-round tropical weather.
Take in the beach view on horseback… or beach chair.
You know where to find them, but you’ll just have to visit The Bahamas to truly appreciate this classic cruise destination, this sun-splashed string of 700 islands dotting the blue Atlantic. The living’s easy here — cruise to The Bahamas and enjoy sailing, snorkeling, fishing, strolling pearly pink-sand beaches, and swimming crystalline turquoise seas. Make Columbus’ first stop in the new world your next vacation destination.
Swim and splash in sparkling waters.
Taste the private island life on Half Moon Cay.
Explore the expansive Atlantis resort.
So close, yet so far. Mexico might be right down there, but it exists in another world entirely. Experience a whole enchilada's worth of rich culture and fun — each port has a different local flavor. Whether your cruising style is west-coast Riviera with its Pacific charm, east-coast Caribbean and its island mojo, or perhaps Baja and its out-of-this-world coastal scenery, you'll find Mexico central to a great cruise.
Check out the shopping scene for unique local crafts.
Fly high — with a view — while parasailing.
Get down to scuba and snuba.
Bermuda may be so British that the police are constables and the Queen is Elizabeth, but the traditional breakfast is codfish, potato and banana — yep, this land puts its own spin on tradition. This palette of an island, combining green hills, pastel-colored homes, and pink-sand beaches makes the perfect backdrop for world-class golf, glass-bottom boats, swimming with dolphins, mountain biking and shopping. And thanks to the mild, comfortable climate, tea time’s an outdoor event, year-round.
Snorkel or scuba great coral reefs.
Hoist up the sails and explore the local waters.
See caves housing stalactites and crystal-clear pools.
If you’re looking for a cruise vacation that’s a little bit out of the way and a little bit out of the ordinary, make an Alaska cruise your first choice. If your first thought is “Alaska… cool!” you’re on the right track — even in the mild summer season, you should still pack your sweater. Grab it and get up here because Alaska is a natural wonder through and through, and the coastal panhandle region Carnival sails to is perhaps the most stunning. On an Alaska cruise you’ll find not only quaint towns and scenic harbor vistas, but the best of nature — including fjords, wildlife and mountains galore. “Oh, mother nature… now you’re just showing off.”... Read more
Get up and go glacier-gazing, big time.
Follow hiking trails to catch some grand scenery.
Grab binoculars and whale-watch some big ones.
Zoom your map way out and Panama looks like a small sliver of land, so a trip through its famous canal is a quickie, right? But not so fast — traversing the canal actually takes at least 20 hours! Cruise it and enjoy a zoomed-in real-life look at perhaps last century’s greatest engineering achievement… along with its surrounding lush, verdant lands. This testament to human audacity joins the Pacific and Caribbean in the most direct way possible, and is worth making a leisurely part of your vacation.
Canada & New England
Canada and New England may not spring to mind when you think of cruise destinations, but they should because the perfect way to experience this naturally gorgeous, history-packed region is to arrive by sea. Back when ships were how people traveled — but weren't as much fun as today — ports like Halifax, Boston and Saint John were some of the most important. Dating back to the 17th century, they today continue to retain much of their old charm… and have developed a few new tricks in the centuries since.
Gaze back at famous lighthouses overlooking the coastline.
Explore the nautical life of quaint seaside villages.
See some of the most historic harbors.