This time we’re talking new ships and some of the best places you can hop onto one from. (Bonus: short sailings, holiday sailings and more!)

It’s not every day that a brand-new ship launches filled with so much fun, innovation and flavor. A few of the examples from Carnival Jubilee™, setting sail in December from Galveston: under-the-sea vibes and sipping at Dr.Inks, Ph.D.™ and The Golden Mermaid™, the next evolution of the celeb-chef’s own Emeril’s Bistro 717™… and let’s never forget the rollercoaster — BOLT®!

Cruise experts definitely know this, but sometimes we all need a reminder: a cruise doesn’t have to be long to be awesome! Fit is just as important, and we’ll bet you have 3–5 free days somewhere on your calendar where a surprising amount of fun will work out just fine.

All that fan-ticipation for Fun Italian Style™ cruises finally has an outlet: Carnival Venezia™ is sailing now from NYC, so it’s time to get your first taste. Come find out what all the eccitazione is about on cruises to Bermuda, The Bahamas and even Canada/New England! (And come winter 2025… Port Canaveral will get to enjoy this ship for a bit!)

Meanwhile, over out west, big fun’s brewing there too! Sail to destinations like Alaska, Hawaii, Mexico, and the Panama Canal on West Coast sailings that kick off from Seattle, San Francisco and Long Beach. And then when next May rolls around — sorpresa! — Carnival Firenze™ will be, for the first time ever, bringing all that Fun Italian Style out west.

Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s. They’re not just some of the most fun dates on your calendar, but these holidays are some of the best times to hop on a Carnival cruise. Don’t worry about missing the fun on land, because we really turn up the celebrations here. You bring the friends and family, and we’ll take care of the cooking and cleaning. Deal?

What do you call a Carnival cruise that’s even more Carnival than most Carnival cruises? Carnival Journeys! These unique voyages — all 9 days and longer! — take you further to some of our best destinations and kick off from nearly every homeport and feature exclusive onboard activities and classic throwback fun from Carnival’s earlier days.

If you’ve been looking around for a different kind of vacation… have you checked down under? Australia cruises are such a unique experience, and they let you visit destinations no other homeport will even get you close to. Head on over to New Zealand, the South Pacific, the Great Barrier Reef… even Singapore and Papua New Guinea!