What’s is a Carnival Journey?
Board a Carnival Journeys cruise and you're on course for enriching experiences abroad, amazing destinations ashore, classic cruising flair, and more.
Some take vacation… and some take their vacation further. Carnival Journeys is a limited series of special sailings that's made to amaze, starting with great destinations like Bermuda, Hawaii and the Caribbean.
Featuring longer itineraries and new exotic locations, these sailings are for someone who is looking for something new and different yet familiar.
When looking to spice up Carnival Journeys, Carnival looked no further than the culinary minds — not to mention culinary hands — in destinations they visit. The local eateries in town not only serve up the regional flavor but actually help to shape it, pleasing palates of both locals and visitors alike. Carnival teamed up with some amazing chefs from well-known local restaurants, and they'll recreate some of their magic… right aboard your Carnival Journeys sailing! You'll sample favorites from their restaurants, from the comfort of the main dining room, at a special dinner session during your cruise. Want to learn how they conjure up these delicious dishes? (Of course you do.) These culinary masters will host an onboard cooking demonstration to teach you a few of their well-kept secrets.
The local flavor of a place is about more than just its food. It's how the people live, how they spend their leisure time, and especially how they celebrate their culture. All Carnival cruises visit flavorful spots, but Carnival Journeys sailings take it one step further… and closer. So don't be surprised if Polynesian dancers start up a traditional Hawaiian Hula dance for you — right on the deck — or if a Junkanoo down the promenade complements the conga to liven things up. Celebrations of local culture are yet another way we spice up Carnival Journeys cruises, helping you get not just a feel, but a taste for the spirit of the spots you visit.
Throwback Sea Day! Maybe you've heard of Throwback Thursday, but nobody throws it back quite like Carnival. Some all-time favorites from sea days of the past were the midnight gala buffet, the Captain's Cocktail party (with white-glove service)… and who could forget deck-party mainstays like the knobby-knees contest? On Carnival Journeys voyages, get ready for a taste of what cruising was like in the big-hair-and-leg-warmers days of the 80s. Ladies, like totally pack your shoulder pads and no-collar sweatshirt… and men, don't forget the parachute pants and Members Only jacket — both sleeves up.
A mind forever voyaging brings its bearer infinite returns. What we're saying is, give your mind a little treat — take it on a Carnival Journeys cruise! Since a relaxing vacation doesn't have to mean switching off completely, Carnival Journeys includes an all-expenses-paid scholarship to the Academy of Fun, an enriching series of onboard courses designed to help expand your horizons. Look beyond the horizon and see stars as one of the ship's officers walks you through the historical art and science of celestial navigation — how mariners navigated the seas long before radar and GPS. For something more twenty-first century, try a "Like-able" class in social media, or a photography 101 course that'll teach you how to take photos beyond just pointing and shooting. Never stop learning — Carnival's Academy of Fun makes your vacation not just lively… but enlightening.