Carnival Cruise Line Ships

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Carnival Freedom
Ranked #1 of 26 Carnival Ships
78% Loved It
  • Pro: Free dining options and age-appropriate activities, including Seuss-themed events
  • Con: Layout forces passengers to climb stairs to access other main areas of the ship on the same deck
  • Bottom Line: Tremendous value to passengers and families, with fun-for-all-ages atmosphere
  • Launched: 2007;  Passengers: 2,974
Carnival Spirit
Ranked #4 of 26 Carnival Ships
75% Loved It
  • Pro: Great waterslides and plenty of new eateries and bars make this a great ship for everyone from kids to sophisticates
  • Con: Despite the recent refurb, you can't get around the garish design of many of the public rooms
  • Bottom Line: The new dining and drinking venues and family fun attractions such as outdoor movies deliver a great holiday experience
  • Launched: 2001;  Passengers: 2,124
Carnival Conquest
Ranked #7 of 26 Carnival Ships
75% Loved It
  • Pro: Let-down-your-hair vibe gives hardworking people the chance to unwind, with limited nickel and diming
  • Con: Not for the easily offended; cruisers who don't like a lot of outdoor fun might be bored
  • Bottom Line: Good food, lots of laughter, friendly fellow passengers and no delusions of grandeur
  • Launched: 2002;  Passengers: 2,980
Carnival Splendor
Ranked #19 of 26 Carnival Ships
67% Loved It
  • Pro: Have fun and unwind with comedy acts, lively shows, a huge spa and great kids' programming
  • Con: Pink-splashed ship decor can border on tacky, and staterooms could use an upgrade
  • Bottom line: This "Fun Ship" delivers with ample activities and entertainment, at great-value pricing
  • Launched: 2008;  Passengers: 3,006
Carnival Vista
Ranked #21 of 26 Carnival Ships
63% Loved It
  • Pro: Tons of fun with a water park, IMAX, ropes course, sky-high bike ride and brewery onboard
  • Con: Dining room menus repeat too often and dishes dubbed too fancy by Carnival's passengers
  • Bottom Line: An action-packed ship with more activities than you can possibly do in seven days
  • Launched: 2016;  Passengers: 3,936
Carnival Horizon
Ranked #23 of 26 Carnival Ships
New Ship
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  • The second ship in Carnival's innovative Vista Class
  • Will feature plenty of outdoor activities and spaces
  • Will have the second IMAX movie theater at sea
  • Launched: 2018;  Passengers: 3,936
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