One of the most common questions new cruisers have is, “Will I be bored?” They worry that spending a week (or more) on the one ship will mean they’ll run out of things to do. But the jam-packed schedule and facilities on a Carnival ship will keep you entertained around the clock.
For the kids
Cruise ships are a kids’ paradise. There are organised activities available all day for children of all ages – think treasure hunts, obstacle courses and sports tournaments. On both of Carnival’s Australia-based ships, Carnival Spirit and Carnival Legend, kids can be swept into a whimsical, wonderful world with Seuss at Sea™. The partnership with the famous Doctor includes character parades, interactive storytelling, arts and crafts, and a special themed breakfast*. Even teenagers who like to think they are too cool for the family holiday will enjoy themselves in Circle C and Club 02, dedicated hang-out spaces with movies, music, dance parties, video games and more. Everything is supervised by Carnival’s highly trained staff, so parents can rest assured their kids are safe and happy.
For the grown-ups
One of the great things about spending time together on a family holiday is taking the opportunity to spend some time apart. On Carnival Spirit and Carnival Legend, the adults can head straight to the Serenity™ Retreat. This lounge, restricted to passengers over 18, is a calm refuge from the buzz of the common areas and the perfect place to sunbake, read or chat with your partner over a few cocktails. If you’re looking for something a little more active, embrace your inner James Bond with a poker game in the casino, stretch out with a yoga class or indulge in a spa treatment*.
For the whole family
If you can drag the kids away from their new friends, you’ll also find plenty of activities that suit everyone. Head to the water park and face your fear of heights on the Green Thunder, the steepest and fastest waterslide at sea. Or, play a family game of basketball, ping-pong or mini-golf. In the evening, Hasbro, the Game Show brings your favourite board games to the stage. Team up to win great prizes.
For the improvers
You know the type (or maybe you are the type) – people who love to learn something new on holiday. If you don’t know your Rembrandt from your Renoir, one of the informative Art Seminars will take you through the basics and give you a greater appreciation for the art found around the ship. Keen to learn a new skill? Take one of the many dance classes offered and then strut your stuff in the nightclub. The ship’s expert chefs also host cooking demonstrations, where you can learn the secret to searing the perfect steak or making the fluffiest mashed potatoes.
For the relaxers
Get comfy. Cruise ships are also a great place to do absolutely nothing. Lie by the pool, soak in a hot tub, read in the library or let off steam in the sauna.