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Carnival Family Cruises

Carnival Cruise Lines is the world's most popular cruise line, be it with families or otherwise, and it's easy to see why. Let's start with selection: all told, cruisers have 24 different vessels and 60 different destinations to choose from. Add to that well over a dozen unique eateries and almost as many one-of-a-kind lounges and bars, "dive-in" movies both day and night at Carnival's Seaside Theatre (where the popcorn's always free), and one of the world's largest shipboard spas (Cloud 9, available aboard select "Fun Ships?" including Carnival Breeze, Carnival Dream, and Carnival Sunshine), and it's clear that a Carnival cruise offers something for passengers of all ages and all tastes.

There are three important factors (beyond budget, destination, and travel dates) for families to evaluate when considering a Carnival cruise: activities designed expressly for children, options reserved exclusively for adults, and mealtimes for the whole crew. Below, you'll find an overview of all three.


Carnival Family Cruises

  • Reduced Deposits: Only $50 per Person to Book
    Reduced Deposits: Only $50 per Person to Book
    Call to book a new cruise at least 110 days prior to departure, and deposit only $50 per person for the first 2 passengers in a cabin, or just $100 for a single occupant. Hurry - this offer ends soon!

    CALL 800-288-6006 - OFFER ENDS FRIDAY!

    Additional Terms & Conditions
    Reduced Deposit is valid for new individual cruise phone bookings of 3 nights or longer, made on or after 12/1/16. Reduced Deposit is a non-refundable $50 per person deposit based on double occupancy; $100 for single occupancy. Offer applies to bookings made 110 days or more before departure and covers a deposit maximum of $500. Not valid on bookings with non-refundable deposits or final payment 110 days or more before departure. Offer is not valid on all cruise lines. Initial deposit must be paid 10 days prior to final payment due date; if changes are made benefit will become void and the cruise lines full deposit is required; changes resulting in a new cruise line booking are considered a cancellation, subject to cruise lines cancellation policy, our $24.99 processing fee and $100 cancel fee. Offer is limited to 5 deposited cabins on maximum of one sailing.
  • Cruises.com Cash Bonus: Cash Back Or Onboard Spending!
    Cruises.com Cash Bonus: Cash Back Or Onboard Spending!
    Simply Book & Enjoy Your Bonus: Cash Back After You've Cruised, Or Cash To Spend Onboard (Select Sailings Only)

    For a limited time only, enjoy cash back after you've cruised, or cash to spend onboard when sailing Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises, or Princess Cruises!

    CASH BACK AFTER YOU'VE CRUISED: A unique opportunity to recoup select expenses that aren't included in your cruise fare! Just call to book a qualifying voyage - once you've returned from that sailing, you'll be eligible to receive up to $1,000 cash back, which can be applied towards your onboard spending. Actual amount is based on your net cruise fare, minus taxes and port charges; please see our grid below for details.


    SAIL ABOARD ROYAL CARIBBEAN, CELEBRITY, OR PRINCESS & ENJOY BONUS CASH TO SPEND ONBOARD: Spend it in your ship's spa, shops, and specialty restaurants or apply it towards shore excursions! Simply call to book a qualifying voyage, then prior to departure, complete and submit the redemption form found on your invoice, and we'll credit up to $750 to your onboard account, which you can use while you're sailing. Actual amount is based on your net cruise fare, minus taxes and port charges. Please see our grid below for details.

    Cruise Fare
    Onboard Spending**
    $0 - $750
    $751 - $1,250
    $1,251 - $1,500
    $1,501 - $2,250
    $2,251 - $3,000
    $3,001 - $3,500
    $3,501 - $4,000
    $4,001 - $4,500
    $4,501 - $5,000
    $5,001 - $7,500
    $7,501 - $10,000

    ** Onboard Spending -- must sail aboard Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises, or Princess Cruises

    Don't wait: book online or call 800-288-6006 today!


    Camp Carnival®
  • Tons of activities (including arts/crafts, talent shows, and video games) specifically tailored for children in three distinct age groupings (2 - 5, 6 - 8, and 9 - 11)
  • All activities are supervised by Carnival's dedicated Youth Staff (professional counselors with backgrounds in childcare and/or education)
  • "Night Owls" babysitting service, available between the hours of 10:00 PM and 3:00 AM in your ship's Camp Carnival facility (some fees will apply)
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  • High-tech spaces (including dedicated lounges with dance floors and gaming pods), cool activities (including late-night movies) for young teens (ages 12 - 14)
  • Supervision by energetic and experienced Circle "C" Directors, though teens may participate in as many or as few activities as they wish and can come/go as they please
  • Special program allows teens to go on one shore excursion as a group during their voyage; excursions are chaperoned by Directors (no parents, but parental consent is required)
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  • An exclusive program for teens (ages 15 - 17); each ship's club features a unique design and unique offerings, including sporting events and theme parties
  • Dedicated Club O2 Directors, crew members who are hired and trained to spark the interest of teens and get them involved
  • Shore excursions, supervised your ship's Club O2 Director, that allow teens to enjoy the sights and sounds of each port they visit among peers
  • Serenity sm, Carnival's adults-only retreat (available to guests age 21 and older); features complete bar service, whirlpools, a separate shaded area, and more (configurations vary by ship)
  • Casual dining, fine dining, and 24-hour room service aboard all vessels; a kids' menu, featuring all of the familiar favorites, is available throughout each ship (including Camp Carnival)
  • Flexible "Your Time Dining" (or "Signature Dining") option allows passengers to forego traditional assigned seating in main dining rooms
  • Specialty restaurants (Steakhouse and Chef's Table; reservations recommended and some fees will apply), plus Carnival-only offerings including George Lopez's Punchliner Comedy Brunch and Guy Fieri's Burger Joint (select ships)
Our experts would be happy to answer any questions you might have about Carnival cruises for families, and they're standing by to help you select the Carnival ship and sailing that best fits your family's needs.

Below, you'll find our handpicked sampling of Carnival cruise deals for families; you can book your family's Carnival cruise online, or you can reach us by phone 24/7/365 by calling 800-288-6006!
Terms & Conditions
Price is in U.S. dollars per person based on two people staying in the same stateroom. Price does not include airport and/or government taxes and fees, nor does pricing include fuel supplements. Prices do not include government taxes and fees, airfare, or a non-refundable $24.99 processing fee per booking. All offers are for selected dates only, are subject to availability, are limited and apply to new bookings only. Your exact price depends on the time of the actual booking. Additional restrictions may apply. All prices and dates may not be available at the time of booking. Passengers receiving special rates based on residency or age will be required to show a government-issued form of identification (passport, or birth certificate and drivers license) at the pier to validate state of residency or age prior to boarding the cruise ship.

Special requirements
If you or a guest is pregnant or traveling with an infant child, or if there is a need to communicate a request for special meals, medical conditions or physical challenges, we ask that you please call 800-288-6006. Cruise Specialists are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We will do everything we can to meet your needs and answer all of your questions.

Minimum age requirements may apply.
"Reduced Deposit" offer is limited to sailings of three nights or longer booked at least 110 days prior to departure; maximum $500 value and not valid on bookings requiring non-refundable deposits or final payment 110 days or more before departure. Sailing must depart on or before 12/31/2017. "Reduced Deposit" is a non-refundable, $50-per-person deposit, based on double occupancy ($100 for single occupancy). Excludes all AmaWaterways, American Queen Steamboat, Avalon Waterways, Azamara, Crystal, Cunard, Hurtigruten, Oceania, Paul Gauguin, Ponant Yacht, Regent Seven Seas, Seabourn, SeaDream, Silversea, Uniworld River, Viking River, and Windstar sailings. Amount of initial deposit must be paid at least 10 days prior to your final payment's due date; if changes to your reservation are made, the offer will become void and the cruise line's full deposit will be required. Changes made that result in a new cruise line booking are considered a cancellation and will be subject to the cruise line's cancellation policy and assessed a $24.99 processing fee as well as a $100 cancellation fee. "Reduced Deposit" offer may be applied to no more than five reserved cabins per sailing. Additional restrictions may apply; please contact our cruise experts for more information.
Free upgrade!
Book an eligible stateroom on any qualifying sailing and receive a free upgrade! In some cases, you'll be upgraded to a more desirable location aboard your ship. In other instances, you'll be upgraded to a stateroom with extra space and/or a better view. It's also possible that you might receive all of these benefits. Select your sailing date to see which upgrades are available.
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