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Summer Vacation Planning

Now that your kids are out of school, it’s time to get away for an unforgettable summer vacation! All year long they have been learning about the world, so why not actually show them the world? Cruising with Carnival Corporation is the perfect summer vacation! It gives guests the possibility of visiting multiple locations around the world without the stress of booking multiple trips -- and only having to unpack once! I’d give them an A plus just for that convenience, but there are so many other amazing reasons to get onboard!

Let’s start with what’s new on the fleets....

Carnival Cruise Line has an exciting experience for the family with “Seuss at Sea,” including an onboard character parade, interactive story time, arts & crafts activities and character breakfast featuring their favorite Dr. Seuss friends. Plus their newest ship, Carnival Horizon features Food Network star Guy Fieri’s, Guy’s Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse and Brewhouse, a new restaurant that combines BBQ offerings with four craft beers brewed onboard!

Speaking of food, onboard Holland America Line’s newest ship, the Nieuw Statendam, guests can experience live onboard cooking shows and hands-on workshops with “America’s Test Kitchen.” And for the parents looking for alone time, they can enjoy the tunes of the “B.B. King’s Blues Club” and still have time for a tour of the specially-curated art gallery.

And Princess Cruises offers something families can enjoy including “The Voice of the Ocean,” TV’s wildly popular international singing competition on the high seas, live and on-stage. The show comes to life throughout the cruise with auditions, mentor rehearsal sessions, the iconic "I Want You" chairs, three charismatic team coaches and ultimately a live finale performance where guests choose the winner.

Now let’s talk about destinations! The great thing about Carnival Corporation’s fleet of over 100 cruise ships is they have a ship in pretty much every corner of the world, visiting over 700 destinations! So have the kids point to a map and make your reservation!

Picturesque locations include a transatlantic crossing between New York and Southampton on Cunard’s Queen Mary 2. Cunard has been sailing from Southampton to New York and back since 1847, can you believe that?!

Or if you want to take a cruise through the Indian Ocean on AIDA Cruises, you’ll be able to visit the Seychelles and Madagascar.

And Seabourn is perfect for guests looking to explore on their summer vacations. Seabourn offers voyages to Antarctica and Patagonia, with digital photography workshops, wildlife sightings, guidance from a skilled expedition staff and enrichment programs with onboard speakers. So like I said, learning about the world up close and personal!

And last, there are a couple ways technology is making cruising even easier! With Costa Cruises’ app, MyCosta, guests can book shore excursions, dining and chat with others onboard.

Guests on Princess Cruises can stay connected with Princess@Sea, making cruise experiences even easier by offering access to valuable information directly on your mobile device, free of charge. You can plan your day's events and activities, review the ship's itinerary and port guides, browse restaurant menus, even access your stateroom account! Plus, on select ships Princess@Sea Messenger allows you to send text messages to other guests onboard!

As you can see, cruising offers something for everyone with destinations everyone will love! To hop aboard visit carnival corporation dot com to book your cruise!


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