Carnival Cruise Lines was originally an independent company founded in 1972 by Ted Arison. It is now a branded division within Carnival Corporation & Plc, a publicly traded company with Micky Arison as the Chairman. Carnival Corporation & Plc owns a number of different cruise lines and has become the largest corporation in the cruise industry.
A Carnival ship (top boat) at San Juan Carnival was a pioneer in the concept of cheaper and shorter cruises. While some may consider its ships to fall short of the luxury of a Holland America or Silversea vessel, they are both popular and profitable. This was underscored in 1996 when Carnival launched the Carnival Destiny displacing 101,000 tons, the largest passenger ship in the world at the time, and rivaling aircraft carriers for size.
Sea carnival celebration ship cruises year-round to offer you a choice of three less-than-a-week vacations every week of the year. The 4 day cruises to Cozumel sail on Thursdays to give you a long weekend away from the cares of the world. The 5 day cruises to Cozumel and Calica/Playa del Carmen sail on Mondays and Saturdays. Whichever cruise you select, you'll experience the best of the Western Caribbean. Shopping for silver and native handicrafts, exploring ancient Mayan ruins, windsurfing, diving, snorkeling -- the choices are endless!
Sea carnival celebration ship was built in 1987. It is 733 feet in length and has 8 decks.
When first introduced, Carnival's chairman called Celebration "Disney World for adults". From dawn till the wee hours there is activity aboard this Carnival ship. Celebration is for those who want the most active cruise experience (yet one can always found quiet nooks for reading or just watching the sea go by). During summer cruises, you'll find hundreds of children while an older set cruises during non-holiday periods. This ship stands out in fitness facilities, with separate supervised programs for children grouped by ages.
If you like Las Vegas, Celebration is for you. "Theme" decor abounds - high energy and glitzy - much of it honoring the culture of New Orleans with names like Mardi Gras Square, The Trolley, Bourbon Street and Red Hot Piano Bar. A stroll through Mardi Gras Square and down Bourbon Street on Promenade deck will take you by lounges and disco. Large production shows are staged in the two-deck Astoria Lounge and there are many lounges and bars with "theme" decor. Carnival's piano bars are among the most popular afloat while the casino is active throughout the day and night.
Carnival's cuisine has been upgraded and now outshines some of its competitors charging higher fares. Meats, fish and poultry are well prepared with good seasoning and Carnival's pizza is the best at sea.
Celebration's staff is efficient and friendly; expect antics by your waiter at dinner, and to return to your cabin to find a towel shaped like an animal.
Carnival's forte is entertainment and you will find lavish Las Vegas-style floor shows, cabaret, piano bar, hot disco and comedians. The casino is lively till the wee hours.
Sea carnival celebration ship has large inside and outside cabins, although decor is spartan. You'll find a toiletries basket but bring your own hair dryer. Oceanview staterooms and suites have a mini bar and bathrobes for your use. Numerous staterooms hold three and four people, especially popular with families.
Contact a Carnival vacation planner to make your sea Carnival plan. Book early for Carnival's Super Saver rates which are about half the brochure rate. Sample Super Saver rates, per person based on double occupancy for Sea carnival celebration ship start at $279 for a four-day cruise.