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15 Fun Onboard Activities Just for Adults

Fun Onboard Cruise Activities for Adults

  1. Serenity Adults Only Retreat
  2. Cloud 9 Spa & Thermal Suite
  3. RedFrog Rum Bar, Skybox Sports Bar, & Assorted Bars
  4. Wine Bar
  5. Nightclubs and Late Night Deck Parties
  6. Limelight Lounge
  7. Shows, Theatre and Game Shows
  8. Fitness Classes
  9. Casino Games
  10. Art & Culture


If you are planning a getaway to Hawaii, Mexico, The Bahamas or another exciting destination, you’ll find there’s plenty to keep you occupied on the ship both day and night. Cruise ships are well known for the large amount of activities, entertainment and relaxing options available for families. However, sometimes you just want to leave the kids and partake in some adult fun. There’s no need to book an adult cruise — Carnival has you covered with a large assortment of fun onboard activities just for the adults!

a group of friends enjoying drinks at serenity onboard

Experience onboard shopping in an eclectic array of boutiques, gift shops and specialty stores, enjoy fabulous shows, or relax in an assortment of exciting bars and pubs. You can also try your luck at the casino and possibly win big. Imagine, this is just a hint of what’s waiting for you onboard!

Serenity Adults Only Retreat

Spending time with the family during a cruise vacation is great, but sometimes you just want to let the kids do their own thing so you can pamper yourself with a bit of uninterrupted relaxation. The Serenity Adults Only Retreat is a special area of the deck offering relaxation in the form of beautiful loungesĀ and a bar. Here you can order delicious cocktails while you catch up on that book, or simply do nothing at all.

man giving woman a foot massage as they chat with friends in serenity adult only retreat

Cloud 9 Spa

Speaking of pampering, there is no better place to treat yourself than at the Cloud 9 Spa. Offering a complete menu of massages, facials, body wraps, acupuncture and more, the therapists at the Cloud 9 Spa will help you truly relax and unwind.

woman in cloud 9 spa sauna

Thermal Suite

If a massage or a facial isn’t your thing, you’ll definitely want to check out the Thermal Suite at the Cloud 9 Spa. This specially designed relaxation area has been developed to provide you with the perfect temperature, from dry heat to soothing moisture. With this spectacular variety of environments to suit your needs, you’ll find the ultimate in comfort like never before.

thermal suite in cloud 9 spa

RedFrog Rum Bar

It doesn’t matter if you’re on a cruise to the Caribbean or some other exciting destination, you’ll love the tropical, high-energy vibe of the RedFrog Rum Bar. Enjoy a specialty rum cocktail at this poolside bar and really enjoy an island experience.

a drink at redfrog rum bar

Skybox Sports Bar

Carnival hasn’t forgotten about the sports enthusiasts. At the Skybox Sports Bar onboard, you can quench your thirst while watching a game, get the latest sports news and headlines, and maybe even play a few sports games with fellow guests.

fans cheering on their teams in the sports bar

Assorted Bars

There are also a number of other bars that can be found onboard, including a tequila bar, a pour your own beer station, piano bar, karaoke bar and specialty cocktail bars.

Wine Bar

While you’ll find a great assortment of bars throughout the ship, if you want something a little more relaxing and sophisticated, you’ll want to visit the wine bar. Featuring a great selection of wines sold by the glass and the bottle, you’ll have the chance to find new favorites while enjoying a good conversation with your fellow shipmates.

the wine bar on carnival valor

Nightclubs and Late Night Deck Parties

At the nightclubs onboard a Carnival Cruise, the DJs spin a fun mix of oldies and today’s best hits. Throughout the cruise, there will also be various themed dance parties.

dj at onboard nightclub

Limelight Lounge

A traditional lounge atmosphere combined with the high energy found onboard, this lounge delivers the best in all types of entertainment, from comedy to music and everything in between.

Shows, Theatre and Game Shows

While the kids are enjoying the multitude of fun things onboard, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to take in a great show or participate in one of the many game shows happening during your time on the ship. From amazing stage shows, captivating musicals, mystery games and more, there is something interesting happening every day and evening.

performers at a stage show onboard

Fitness Classes

If you’re into eating healthy and staying fit, you’ll have no problem keeping up your healthy lifestyle on the ship. Get in a good workout at the fitness center, where you’ll also have the opportunity to join in on an assortment of fun and energetic fitness classes.

guests working out at the onboard fitness center

Slot Machines

You’ll have the chance to win big when playing the slots in the onboard casino. With new machines always being added, slot tournaments and many other fun games, the next big payout could be yours!

Table Games

If slot machines aren’t thrilling enough for you, why not try table games such as roulette or craps? The energy around the table is thrilling, especially when people start to win. Will you be one of the next big winners?

guests playing a game of craps at the onboard casino

Card Games

Prefer card games instead? Blackjack, Poker, Texas Hold’Em and other card games await you. With both low-minimum tables and high-stakes tables, you’ll have the chance to try your luck.

Art and Culture

While you can certainly choose to have fun 24/7 on a Carnival Cruise, perhaps you’ll want to take a bit of time to enjoy some art and culture as well. From art galleries, fun art auctions and a large, relaxing library, you’ll be able to indulge all your interests.

art displayed in a gallery onboard

Of course, the above adult activities are only a sample of all the fun and excitement that await onboard a Carnival ship. Come try them out!

Note: Onboard activities vary by ship.