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Carnival Cruise Line’s Guide to Spring Break

5 Spring Break Cruise Destinations You Can’t Miss

Nothing says spring break like escaping the daily grind of school and work for new horizons. And a spring break cruise? Well, it’s the perfect time to get together with friends and family, or even set off on a much needed solo adventure! From vibrant Mexican towns to exclusive destinations you won’t find on any other cruise lines, a Carnival cruise vacation is just what the doctor ordered. Kick off your trip by choosing your favorite spring break cruise destination from our list below.

Our Top Spring Break Cruise Destinations

Let’s get down to business! When it comes to planning the perfect spring break cruise, the first thing on the list is picking out your destination. Many of the ideal destinations for this time of year mean taking a spring break cruise from Florida. Dream big, because Carnival not only has cruises out of Florida, but countless other ideal spring break spots to choose from:


If you’re looking for paradise on earth, look no further than the Caribbean. With its crisp air, bright blue water and warm sand, it’s almost like it was made especially for cruising. Whether you’re seeking out a spring break that’s tranquil and relaxing, or one that’s thrilling and adventurous, the Caribbean offers the perfect setting for both. Consider starting your vacation from renowned Spring Break hotspots like Miami, FL or New Orleans, LA for an extended experience before or after you set sail.


Hawaii stands as a tried and true spring break destination for a reason; offering the perfect balance of peaceful relaxation and thrilling adventure, where you can lounge on world famous beaches, behold volcanic mountains and get in touch with nature amidst lush surroundings. Whether you are departing from Los Angeles, Seattle, or San Francisco, the spirit of Aloha is more than ready to welcome you for an unforgettable spring break.


Did someone order the best of both worlds? Mexico offers a spring break straight out of the movies, filled with both relaxing days on the sand and adventures that you’ll never forget. From scuba diving along the Great Mesoamerican Reef in Cozumel to exploring one of the 7 wonders of the world in Progresso this is truly one of the best destinations for spring break college students, departing from San Francisco or Los Angeles, looking for a bit of fun, families looking for relaxation and everyone in between.  


With crystal-clear waters and an undeniably vibrant island vibe, the Bahamas is one of the coolest spring break spots for those interested in immersing themselves in the tranquility of nature. Departing from over 6 locations, including four locations in Florida alone, New York, and Jacksonville, you can ultimately choose what works best for you–ensuring the least amount of stress possible. Kick back, relax, and watch the dolphins go by as you soak in the beauty of this stunning destination.

If you’re on the search for a Bahamas spring break spot with a little extra charm, check out Carnival exclusive destinations like Half Moon Cay or Celebration Key! Half Moon Cay is a gorgeous hidden gem, your island playground for relaxing on white sand beaches, paddling around sparkling blue waters, and treating yourself to total vacation bliss. Celebration Key— coming summer 2025— is a destination built by the Carnival team from the ground up, designed for maximum fun and relaxation. Explore five portals— Welcome, Adult-Friendly, Family-Friendly, Adults-Only Private Club, and Retail— and you’ll soon find that scenic views, next-level serenity, fun-filled activities, delicious food, and expansive shopping opportunities all come together for the best spring break ever!

Landscape view of Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska


If you’re looking for a more outdoorsy spring break destination, or live nearby a Seattle or San Francisco port, Alaska may be the cruise for you. Available each year between lateApril and September, an Alaska cruise will let you get close-up to some breathtaking views and unbelievable wildlife. Pro tip – if you take an Alaskan cruise in August or April, you will have a better chance of seeing the northern lights for yourself!

Get ready, because you’re going to be consumed by daydreams of sun-soaked beaches, fascinating strolls through local culture and delicious flavors you’ll never forget. Don’t let your spring break daydreams fade away— seas the moment and turn those dreams into a reality by booking your spring break cruise today.

It’s time to soak up springtime! Click here to book your trip.