If you hear “vacation” and think “where to?” you’re what we’d call a destination person. And destination folks, take note: a Carnival Journeys cruise is the one for you. On these unique longer voyages, you can make your way to great spots with all the comfort — and fun times — of a Carnival cruise. These are some less traveled, more exotic locations best revealed by leisurely-paced Carnival Journeys voyages, so expect your vacation to be more than just great… but delightfully different.
When looking to spice up Carnival Journeys, we looked no further than the culinary minds — not to mention culinary hands — in destinations we visit. The local eateries in town not only serve up the regional flavor but actually help to shape it, pleasing palates of both locals and visitors alike. We’ve teamed up with some amazing chefs from well-known local restaurants, and they’ll recreate some of their magic… right aboard your Carnival Journeys sailing! You’ll sample favorites from their restaurants, from the comfort of the main dining room, at a special dinner session during your cruise. Want to learn how they conjure up these delicious dishes? (Of course you do.) These culinary masters will host an onboard cooking demonstration to teach you a few of their well-kept secrets.
The local flavor of a place is about more than just its food. It’s how the people live, how they spend their leisure time, and especially how they celebrate their culture. All Carnival cruises visit flavorful spots, but Carnival Journeys sailings take it one step further… and closer. So don’t be surprised if Polynesian dancers start up a traditional Hawaiian Hula dance for you — right on the deck — or if a Junkanoo down the promenade complements the conga to liven things up. Celebrations of local culture are yet another way we spice up Carnival Journeys cruises, helping you get not just a feel, but a taste for the spirit of the spots you visit.
Maybe you’ve heard of Throwback Thursday, but nobody throws it back quite like Carnival. Some all-time favorites from sea days of the past were the midnight gala buffet, the Captain’s Cocktail party (with white-glove service)… and who could forget deck-party mainstays like the knobby-knees contest? On Carnival Journeys voyages, get ready for a taste of what cruising was like in the big-hair-and-leg-warmers days of the 80s. Ladies, like totally pack your shoulder pads and no-collar sweatshirt… and men, don’t forget the parachute pants and Members Only jacket — both sleeves up.
A mind forever voyaging brings its bearer infinite returns. What we’re saying is, give your mind a little treat — take it on a Carnival Journeys cruise! Since a relaxing vacation doesn’t have to mean switching off completely, Carnival Journeys includes an all-expenses-paid scholarship to the Academy of Fun, an enriching series of onboard courses designed to help expand your horizons. Look beyond the horizon and see stars as one of the ship’s officers walks you through the historical art and science of celestial navigation — how mariners navigated the seas long before radar and GPS. For something more twenty-first century, try a “Like-able” class in social media, or a photography 101 course that’ll teach you how to take photos beyond just pointing and shooting. Never stop learning — Carnival’s Academy of Fun makes your vacation not just lively… but enlightening.
Cruise on a Carnival ship without its hundreds-strong staff of attentive onboard folks and… well, you’d be pretty busy! From our experienced officers to our friendly and accommodating staff and crew, they do what they do to make every Carnival cruise the comfy, relaxing, fun vacation that it is. And a Carnival Journeys cruise means even more of this. From dining to entertainment, housekeeping to mechanical, Carnival Journeys provides extra opportunities for guests to connect with the staff and gain deeper insight into what life aboard a Carnival ship is really like. Everybody’s got a favorite port of call… even the captain. So don’t be shy — just ask him.