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Memorial Day Cruise: Take a Weekend Cruise Getaway

Memorial Day can be a great holiday to spend outdoors with your friends and family (or your family of friends). However, if crowded beaches and busy city parks are not your idea of an ideal vacation, why not consider spending Memorial Day on a fun-filled cruise? The open seas, exotic ports of call, enticing shore excursions, great amenities and delicious food — that you don’t have to grill yourself — are just a few of the wonderful options when you’re on a cruise. Ready to set sail? Here are four things to look forward to on a Memorial Day cruise.

Great Dining Options

Who doesn’t like the traditional Memorial Day food grilled up just right? From hot dogs to hamburgers, Carnival has you covered. Our Memorial Day weekend cruise offers guests a wide variety of delicious and familiar foods, including the traditional picnic sandwiches, alongside family favorites such as baked beans, roasted potatoes, ice cream, and more. Visitors can also enjoy a tasty, juicy steak or some all-American apple pie. If you’re looking for something a bit more Southern — or even south of the border — we also boast a barbecue restaurant (Guy’s Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que) and a Mexican cantina (BlueIgauna Cantina). With so many tasty options, you can celebrate the freedom of choice when you cruise — and don’t worry, we’ll even handle the cleanup.

whole smoker dish with chicken, ribs, sausage and corn on the cob from guy’s pig and anchor

Cruise to Bermuda

What could be better than setting sail for a Memorial Day cruise from New York, the quintessential American city? This classic cruise travels to sunny Bermuda. Guests lucky enough to book this four-day cruise can experience all our newly refreshed ship, Carnival Sunrise, has to offer. This state-of-the-art vessel comes complete with amenities and activities that the whole family will enjoy. Catch the breeze with our ropes course, situated high above the ship’s deck. Let the kids splash around at WaterWorks, or make new friends on the new mini-golf course. The older crowd can relax at the adult-only Serenity Retreat, or sit back with a drink at the RedFrog Pub. With so many options for adults and children alike, this modern ship is the perfect fit for friends and families.

little girl crossing ropes course on carnival sunrise as mom watches

Once in beautiful Bermuda, guests can also take advantage of the attractions at this gorgeous port of call. Whether you want to snorkel or Segway, kayak or bike, Bermuda’s shore is full of options for the adventurous traveler. Beyond this, visitors who cruise to Bermuda can also enjoy tours, a fascinating aquarium, energetic party cruises and even a rum tasting. Of course, you may just want to relax on the beach and enjoy the Memorial Day sunshine — and that’s okay, too.

Enjoy The Bahamas

For those sailing from Miami, The Bahamas are just a short cruise away. Once our ship lands, guests can partake in a variety of attractions and activities in this tropical destination. Visitors can choose from a variety of things to do, from luxury sailing to swimming with dolphins. Of course, these are just a few of the wonderful options during a Memorial Day cruise. Guests can also rent a relaxing private bungalow or cabana, take a bike adventure around the island, or try their hand at scuba diving! The Bahamas also have many shore excursions that are a perfect fit for the whole family, including a family beach escape, a historic nature walk and the chance to get up close and personal with some stingrays. With so many things to do, you may just need to come back after the holidays.

mother and daughter relaxing on hammocks in the bahamas

Sail to Baja, Mexico

Another fantastic cruise option is to sail from Long Beach, California down to Baja, Mexico. This Memorial Day cruise will take voyagers to a port of call destination with a wide array of experiences to explore. Outdoor adventurers will enjoy options such as a horseback trail, ATV riding or surf lessons at Playa Hermosa. However, Baja also has a lot to offer the aspiring connoisseur. Visitors can get a taste of wine country, visit local breweries to experience the craft beer scene, and enjoy a taste of Mexico while learning how to cook the local cuisine. Not the outdoor or foodie type? You’re in luck — you can enjoy a resort getaway or step out in the city for a shopping tour. Whether you want to hit the waves or relax with a tasty tequila, Baja certainly has something for you!

man surfing in baja mexico

Why Book a Memorial Day Cruise?

When you book a Memorial Day cruise with Carnival, you have plenty of options to make it the perfect fit for you and your family. Not only can you choose from a variety of exciting and exotic destinations, such as Bermuda or The Bahamas, but you’re also able to pick a menu that fits your desired holiday celebration. Better yet? Our four-day cruise to Bermuda also allows visitors to enjoy everything Carnival Sunrise has to offer. We wish you a happy and healthy holiday on the open seas!

Note: Onboard activities, shore excursions, and dining options may vary by ship and destination.