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Carnival Ship to Offer More Cuba Cruises

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Following strong response to their first-ever Cuba cruises announced earlier this year, Carnival Cruise Line has added five more voyages with extended calls in Havana in 2018.

Vintage cars pass the Carnival Paradise while the cruise ship is docked in Havana, Cuba.

The new cruises are aboard Carnival Paradise, and include three 5-day voyages to Havana and Cozumel or Key West, departing February 17, July 2, and September 5, 2018; a 6-day featuring Havana and Grand Cayman departing August 26; and an 8-day with stops in Havana, Grand Cayman, and Cozumel on August 18.  Each voyage includes a day and overnight in Havana, with the 8-day itinerary offering two full days in the Cuban capital.

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Earlier this year, Carnival announced a series of four and five-day cruises to Havana, which began in late June.  Guests aboard Paradise can choose from almost 20 shore excursions that showcase Cuba’s culture, beauty, and architectural landmarks.  Aboard the ship there’s newly-added Cuban-themed activities and entertainment.

Photos: Andy Newman/Carnival Cruise Line

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Carnival Cruise Line Returns to St. Maarten

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Carnival Cruise Line has marked their return to St. Maarten, four months after the island was devastated by hurricanes. Earlier today, Carnival Sunshine was the first in the fleet to return to the nation with a day-long call there.

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The visit is the first of dozens of port calls by Carnival ships to the Caribbean destination in the coming weeks.

Over 3,000 passengers onboard enjoyed a variety of shore excursions, as well as St. Maarten’s world-class beaches and shopping and dining in downtown Philipsburg.

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Carnival Cruise Ship Gets Major Makeover

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It’s not every day that a girl turns 18. But since the Carnival Victory — launched in October of 2000 — is hitting that milestone this year, she’s about to get a very special present in the form of a major makeover. By the time the ship emerges from a scheduled 17-day drydock, she’ll have a whole slew of new features sure to make her popular among those looking to do short cruises out of Miami!

Big Changes For The Carnival Victory

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Popular Guy’s Burger Joint was added during the refit.

Having quietly slipped away for a rejuvenating dry dock visit on January 4th, the Carnival Victory will remain in seclusion until January 21st, when she’ll make her triumphant return to Miami, ready to once again receive guests. (And where better to spend her downtime than in Freeport, Bahamas?) When the Victory returns to service, changes will be made to nearly every aspect of the ship, including the addition of several new venues and even stateroom categories.

So what are the highlights of the Carnival Victory’s refurb? As big fans of Guy’s Burger Joint, we’re going to put the addition of that venue at the top of the list. When you’re hanging out by the pool and want a little something to munch on — but don’t feel like getting dressed to hit the buffet — there’s nothing better than one of these burgers with a side of fries.

In fact, a lot of the Victory‘s improvements can be found poolside, and they are venues which have proved crazy popular on other ships. The RedFrog Rum Bar, BlueIguana Cantina and BlueIguana Tequila Bar will all be serving up food and drinks to sunworshippers once the ship returns to service at the end of January.

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But don’t worry… eating al fresco won’t be the only new option available to passengers. The ship will also add a Bonsai Sushi Express, a great grab-and-go option for fresh sushi, sashimi, rolls and more. The ship’s deli is also getting an upgrade, with a whole new look and seven new sandwiches on the menu. And you’ll be able to satisfy your sweet tooth with a visit to Cherry On Top, the perfect place to not only stock up on candies but (if you’re feeling generous) pick up a unique gift for the folks back home.

New Stateroom Categories

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As part of the dry dock, several new stateroom categories will also be added to the Carnival Victory. Among them will be the 260-square-foot Scenic Ocean View cabins and 320-square-foot Scenic Ocean View staterooms. But if you really wanna live a little, check out the Captain’s Suite. This 820-square-foot space includes two full-sized bathrooms, a big living room and an extended balcony.

Once out of dry dock, the Carnival Victory will return to Miami and again sail 3- and 4-day cruises. The three days sailings depart on Friday and call upon Nassau, while the four-day trips go to Key West and Cozumel or Nassau as well as the line’s private island, Half Moon Cay.

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New Carnival Cruise Room Service Menu [PHOTOS]

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Last week, Carnival Cruise Line became the latest cruise line to announce that they would begin charging for late night room service. Explaining that it was an attempt to cut down on food waste, Carnival said they would begin charging for food items delivered between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. while also pointing out that unlike their major competitors, they continue to offer free room service options from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. So what does the newly-revamped menu feature? Read on.

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Driving home the fact that the new room service menu offers a wide variety of items for a reasonable price, the new menus tout the motto “A Little $ For A Lot Of Yummy.” The daytime menu features both “On The House” items (including salads, sandwiches and desserts) and items carrying an extra charge (including wings, pizza, chicken tenders, fries and a banana split), the most expensive of which is the Spicy Fried Firecracker Shrimp at $6. Drink wise, the daytime menu features free juices, teas and coffees as well as sodas and beers at regular bar prices.

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All items on the late-night menu have a fee attached, including a $2 charge for the various beverages available for free during the daytime.  The late-night menu offers all of the for-fee items available during the day (at the same price), as well as a host of new selections. Among the additions are a Portabella & Veggie bun (priced at $4), a Roast Turkey Wrap ($5), Omlette & French Fries ($5), and a Grilled Cheese, Bacon and Tomato sandwich ($5). There are also several desserts, including a Doughnut Sandwich that runs $3.

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Clearly, the items are priced cheap enough to be attractive while also, by virtue of the fact that they aren’t free, making one think about how much they order. (Translation: After a night of drinking, you might think twice before ordering everything on the menu if you know you’ll have to pay for what you get.) The biggest difference between Carnival’s late-night room service fee and what both Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Cruise Lines charge? Carnival is charging by the item, whereas the others go with a flat fee of $7.95 per order.

What do you think of the new items? Will you be less likely to order late-night room service because of the charge? 

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