Carnival Celebration: 6 Zones You Must Experience

50 years of fun brought to life in 6 epic zones!

Vacations and celebrations simply go together–and often celebrations make the best vacations–no matter if it’s for a holiday, a birthday, or anniversary. 

But what exactly is it that makes a perfect celebration? While it changes from person to person, there are some common ingredients: doing something special, stepping out of the ordinary, and above all–having fun! 

With that in mind, it’s no surprise that cruises can help you find your perfect celebration zone–especially Carnival’s latest ship named in honor of its 50th birthday–Celebration. Here’s how you can celebrate on board: 

Infographic of Carnival Celebration, outlining all 6 zones and their highlights.

Full size version here

Impressed? Well here’s a little more about celebrating in each zone. 

Celebration Central

With a central stage and multiple viewing tiers, there’s not a bad seat in the house! Plus, 14-foot LED screens mean nobody will miss any part of a performance. 

Stop by during the rotating entertainment, or any time to visit Tropicale or Aquaria Bar for a drink, JavaBlue™ Café for a pick-me-up, or Bonsai Sushi™ and Bonsai Teppanyaki™ for tasty Japanese food.

The Gateway

A cruise can be your gateway to the world, and so is The Gateway zone onboard Carnival Celebration. With themed nights like Abroad in Europe, Far East Voyage, and Mexico Lindo, you can get a taste for different foods, drinks and entertainment from around the globe! Dive into international flavor, or return to Carnival restaurant classics like Latitudes™ or Emeril’s Bistro 1397™. 

Summer Landing

When you think of summer, you’re probably thinking about swimming pools and barbecues… but what about a brewmaster crafting you everything from refreshing cold brews to citrusy IPAs? Well, Summer Landing can deliver on all three! With a poolside bar and Guy’s Pig & Anchor Smokehouse | Brewhouse, you’ll be feeling the summery vibes any time you visit.    

Oh, and did we mention soft serve ice cream? 

820 Biscayne

You never forget your hometown, and Carnival Celebration hasn’t either. That’s why 820 Biscayne is a tribute to Miami. You’ll find Deco Deli–get the Cuban sandwich–Bar 820 with cocktails and Cuban coffee, and Rudi’s Seagrill for all your seafood needs.


Celebrations can be lowkey too of course–if you’re sitting by the water with a tiki drink, who’s to say that doesn’t count? Well, the two-tiered RedFrog Tiki Bar next to the pool can set you up right. 

Delicious food is key to any celebration too, so Big Chicken™ and Guy’s Burger Joint™ serve up fan favorites, and the New England-inspired Seafood Shack™ and BlueIguana Cantina™ are sure to hit the spot.

The Ultimate Playground

What do we mean by “ultimate”? Well how about three spiraling waterslides, a mini golf course, a full-sized basketball court, and a ropes course for anyone feeling adventurous? Sure it’s a playground, but adults will want to get in on the fun too.

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50 years of fun brought to life in 6 epic zones

Celebration Central

  • 1,400 color-changing lights surround the main entertainment stage!

The Gateway

  • Drinks from 17 different countries
  • Latitudes™ offers wines, beers, and cocktails from around the world.

Summer Landing

  • Pools, BBQ, frozen treats
  • Here, chill summer vibes are always in season.


  • 7 tasty restaurants, 2, pools, a market and music stage
  • Make Lido the zone to chow down or chill out with tacos or tiki drinks!

820 Biscayne

  • Miami-inspired cocktails with rums, fruits, and even Cuban coffee! 

The Ultimate Playground

  • 187 feet above sea level
  • Ride above the waves on the BOLT® rollercoaster!