Slideshow: Carnival Pours $500 Million Into Tequila, Burgers and George Lopez

Fun Ship 2.0 sounds a bit year 2000, but we won’t begrudge the name of Carnival’s multi-year, 14-ship, $500 million refurb program, which covers eating, (a lot of) drinking and laughing. On Monday, the line revealed details of F.S. 2.0. A few choice tidbits: Food Network guy Guy Fieri is introducing Guy’s Burger Joint, George [...]

Carnival Breeze Slideshow: Where’s the Neon?

Eyeball the new-look 3,690-passenger Carnival Breeze, debuting June 2012. If you’ve sailed with the line, you’ll understand its signature land-of-make-believe style — giant Medusa heads in the dance club, renaissance nudes set beneath hot pink glass domes, atriums spotted with glowing green orbs. This is “Farchitecture,” an industry term coined to describe the work of [...]

Live From Allure of the Seas: 7 Things Not to Do on the World’s Largest Cruise Ship

On a ship with multiple time zones, its own Boardwalk and Central Park, and some 20 places to eat, passengers won’t get to do everything in a week. During a seven-night Western Caribbean voyage on the 6,360-passenger Allure of the Seas, we certainly tried, sampling bison and six table salts at the ship’s $40-a-head restaurant, [...]

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