ActivitiesPool and Deck Parties
Whether it’s celebrating sail-away, marking midnight or… well, just because it’s vacation time, there’s always a reason to party on a Carnival cruise! You won’t be surprised that we take our pool and deck parties very seriously, and pull out all the stops to keep things kickin’. From live music to lively DJs, fun fellow cruisers to bubbly social hosts, and some of the greatest vistas this side of shore, open-air party-time is the time — and place — to be.
Hasbro, The Game Show
You’ve played Connect 4 and Yahtzee, but have you ever played giant versions of them onstage in a competition that puts your gaming skills to the test? You’ll have your chance when you take part in Hasbro, The Game Show. From SORRY! SLIDERS to YAHTZEE BOWLING, CONNECT 4 BASKETBALL, OPERATION SAM DUNK and SIMON FLASH, you can team up with your friends and family to win great prizes, all in front of a live audience. Be sure to check your daily on board itinerary for show times so you don’t miss out on the action … or the prizes.
Grab the mic and channel your inner rock king, pop princess or disco queen, when you join in the karaoke fun aboard a Carnival cruise. Choose from traditional karaoke or our SuperStar Live Karaoke, where you don’t just pick the song you want to sing — you perform it backed by a live band playing guitar, bass, drums, keyboards and, yes, even your own back-up singers! Whichever karaoke experience you choose, choose from hundreds of titles that span a wide variety of genres, from Motown, country and rock classics to today’s pop hits.
If you love to play video games, you’re in luck. Our video arcade boasts a huge array of games, and is open to players of all ages, all night and all day. So get some tokens from the vending machine and let the fun times begin. Challenge your friends to a game, or just see if you can beat the top score. After all, with the video arcade open 24 hours and an entire cruise ahead of you, you have plenty of time to try.
Wanna splish — and splash — the day away? Head on over to WaterWorks, our very own onboard waterpark. First up, there’s the Twister Waterslide, designed to make other waterslides jealous. Twister is hundreds of feet of spiraling awesomeness that starts you off high in the air and gets you down low with one of the fastest, wettest rides you’ll find anywhere. Select ships feature side-by-side racing slides, which make serious competition seriously fun. You’ll want to wear your speed suit for Speedway Splash, now on Carnival Sunshine, which features hundreds of feet of racing action, plus special lighting effects you can experience while on the road to victory. DrainPipe ends your slide experience with one major swirl of a finish, while PowerDrencher takes soaking seriously — imagine the biggest bucket of water you’ve ever seen, raining down on you from above. And this isn’t just kids’ stuff — the young at heart are encouraged to zoom and splash around too! (WaterWorks configurations vary by ship.)
The sky’s the limit when it comes to fitness fun at our innovative outdoor recreation area. First, there’s our ropes course — SkyCourse — where you can test your courage high above the sea. Then there’s the basketball court, which can also be used for soccer and volleyball, and the mini-golf course that lights up at night. Add to that a smorgasbord of pool, foosball and ping-pong tables, exercise bikes, elliptical machines, weight lifting equipment and punching bags, and this space is an action lover’s dream come true. (SportSquare configurations vary by ship.)
If you love action, then your ship has come in — and ours are packed with fun and games to keep that competitive spirit charged up all cruise long. Challenge a fellow cruiser to a round at our mini-golf course, or while away the hours with a little ping-pong. There’s even our ship-top jogging track featuring some of the best views from our ship.
Foooooooore! Have a swinging good time at the onboard mini-golf course. The greens are meticulously maintained and the view is pretty spectacular. (When’s the last time you played with an unobstructed view of the Caribbean?) Just remember your follow-through and no bogeys allowed. Best of all? No collared shirt is required! Oh, and playing is complimentary — just ask a staff member where to get clubs.
You’ll find the perfect gifts for friends, family or yourself at our onboard gift shops, stocked with so much good stuff you’ll want to shop ’til you drop (into a deck chair, of course). With everything from T-shirts to high-end timepieces, lockets to your favorite spirits (available duty-free), you’re bound to find something special for that special someone (even if that special someone is you). There are even special sales on everything from portraits to spa products, so be sure to check out your daily on board itinerary to see what’s going on during your cruise.
Experience the bold, psychedelic artwork of Peter Max. Or the vibrant energy of Romero Britto. You’ll have the chance to make one yours as you bid on your picks of hundreds of works. They’re all from the world's most popular contemporary artists, and all on your next Carnival cruise. Sip complimentary champagne, as you learn terms like intaglio. Expand your mind, as you encounter the fourth dimension through kinetic art. And of course, feel like a champion as the auctioneer declares you the winning bidder.
Our auctions also feature sports memorabilia from your favorite champions. Plus, you're guaranteed to start or expand your art collection, just by attending the action — everyone receives a free work of art!
Whether you’re new to the art world or a seasoned pro, you can take home something spectacular — great art lasts a lifetime… and beyond. Available on Carnival Dream, Carnival Conquest, Carnival Ecstasy, Carnival Elation, Carnival Fantasy, Carnival Fascination, Carnival Freedom, Carnival Glory, Carnival Imagination, Carnival Inspiration, Carnival Liberty, Carnival Paradise, Carnival Sensation, Carnival Splendor, Carnival Triumph, Carnival Valor and Carnival Victory.