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Planning Ahead: Must-Book 2024 Cruise Itineraries

Ready to chart your course for 2024? You’ve come to the right place, and your timing is right on— just like your impeccable sense of adventure! Whether you’re dreaming of joining our new ship on her maiden voyage or planning a multi-day getaway that’ll use up those hard-earned vacation days, the cruise planning party has officially begun. Book early and start taking your pick of the best dates, most in-demand excursions, comfiest staterooms and dreamiest destinations.

What Carnival’s Ships Are Up To in 2024

Wondering what our incredible fun fleet is up to this year? Join us for a rundown of 2024 Carnival cruises and top highlights from our ships, coming your way this year!

First up we’ve got Carnival Firenze, bringing the fiesta to the Mexican Riviera beginning in spring 2024. Departing from the sunny shores of Long Beach, picture yourself sipping margaritas and soaking up sandy beaches, crystal-clear waters, and Pacific sunshine any time of year.

Next on deck is Carnival Legend, using the new year to make big waves in Europe. From the Mediterranean to the Greek Islands, Western Europe, the British Isles, and even Iceland— this ship will turn your summer Eurodreams into a reality. For even more European and global fun, check out our expanded Carnival Journeys for 2024. This unique series of longer, 9+ day sailings takes passengers to less-traveled destinations like Australia, Hawaii, Greenland and Canada, with special shipboard activities to enrich every moment of your unique vacation experience. 

Feelin’ a bit frosty? Carnival Spirit’s got you covered with Alaskan adventures. Glacier-gazing, whale-watching, breathtaking hikes and maybe a friendly moose or two are just the beginning—Alaska’s the place to be, and this is your ticket.

But wait, there’s more! Much like the vikings, Carnival Pride is taking a detour to Greenland. Get ready to explore the land of icebergs, Norsemen and the Northern Lights in more epic ways than ever before. 

Last but not least, Carnival Radiance is heating things up with more sailings to the tropical paradise of Hawaii. Sun, sand and surf await you on this cruise through the Pacific Ocean to the Aloha State. If you’re up for a longer voyage, Carnival Panorama has itineraries for you with transpacific trips that’ll have you crossing the ocean like a true explorer. 

Splendor Cabo Carnival Cruise boat

Choose Even More Fun

Carnival continues to be known for delivering fun, and this year we’re taking it to the next level. Check out some of the new onboard activities and entertainment we have up our sleeves for 2024:

Turn Up the Heat with Emeril

Bam! Emeril Lagasse, our Chief Culinary Officer, threw down in the Carnival Kitchen and came out with a tasty new lineup of southern specialties. Get ready for a taste bud revolution and book early to grab a spot in this new program led by one of our culinary pros. Check out our dining page for even more delicious onboard eats!

Treat Your Taste Buds at The Chef’s Table VIP Experience

Did someone order the culinary experience of a lifetime? Let us introduce you to The Chef’s Table VIP multi-course dinner, featuring the onboard Executive Chef. From delectable hors d’oeuvres to world-class wine pairings, decadent desserts, and a feast of delicious delights in between, this is a foodie’s dream come true!

Explore Behind the Fun

This is for all you super cruise enthusiasts out there. Starting in 2024, you’ll be able to prebook our popular Behind the Fun “back of the house” tours! Make sure to secure your spot early to get an exclusive peek at the inner-workings of running a ship— limited to just 16 lucky passengers per cruise, this experience is expected to book up fast!

Stay Connected at Sea

Introducing North America’s first onboard 5G mobile connectivity, coming to the Carnival Jubilee early this year! Now that’s what we call high speed on the high seas

Transpacific or Transatlantic in 2024 – It’s Bucket List Trip Time!

We’re declaring 2024 the year of tackling your bucket list. What better time to plan a year-defining getaway than right now? Just imagine: you’re experiencing all the destinations you’ve dreamed of in undeniable style. Sailing the wide-open seas, soaking up epic sunsets, dancing the night away and enjoying yumminess from all around the world. Bonus? You only ever have to unpack once.

As such, we highly recommend treating yourself to a transpacific or transatlantic cruise this year! These limited cruises are the stuff of legends. Dive into pure bliss as you explore the jewels of the Pacific for 22 to 31 days, from the vibrant landscapes of Australia to the cultural wonders of Japan, the vibrant cityscape of Singapore to the pristine wilderness of Alaska. Feeling more like a European adventure? Hop on a transatlantic cruise to discover the allure of romantic Italy, the rich history of Spain, the volcanic wonders of the Azores and so much more.

Last Minute 2024 Cruises – Mexico and The Bahamas

Fun fact: Travel Weekly selected Carnival for several honors in 2023, including Best Short Itinerary and Best Domestic Cruise Line for the eighth year in a row! That means you always have the chance to book a getaway cruise you’ll never forget.

Just south of the border, Mexico is a great destination choice for anyone looking to escape the daily grind. On your way, you’ll also get the chance to explore and experience Catalina Island— a breathtaking locale just 22 miles from the California mainland. Once you’re back on board and headed for Mexico, kick back, look out for humpback whales in the azure waters, take a dance class, bask by the pool and explore dreamy ports of call.

With multiple dates on quick getaway cruises, Carnival is also your ticket to Bahamian bliss. Stroll through local markets, sink into powder-soft white sand, or conquer the sandstone marvel of Queen’s Staircase in Nassau. A little secret for forward-thinkers: starting in 2025 we invite you to add Celebration Key to your Bahamas adventure, Carnival’s exclusive island for ultimate fun in the sun.

So, what do you say? Let’s make this the year of turning daydreams into decked-out reality. Ready, set, cruise— 2024, here we come!

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