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Entertainment and Activities

Published 11/15/2016 04:40 PM   |    Updated 07/01/2022 07:03 PM

Carnival's HUB App offers an at-a-glance overview of the day’s events, including activity and entertainment options, dining choices, children’s programming and more. 

The following entertainment and activities are offered fleet wide, unless otherwise noted.

Parties | Full Gambling CasinoShows and EntertainmentYouth ProgramsSportsSpa Carnival and Cloud 9 SpaFun and Games with the Cruise Director and Social StaffInstructive Talks, Demonstrations and ClassesMixers and Meetings | Onboard Facilities


  • Sail Away Party: Following the Safety Briefing and as the ship sets sail, guests gather at midship Lido Deck where the cruise staff and DJ get the party started with music, dancing and drink specials.
  • Captain’s Toast Celebration: Join the Captain and the Senior Officers for the traditional Captain’s Toast with music, $1 off Bellini specials and an exclusive photo opportunity.  
  • VIFP Diamond and Platinum Reunion : An exclusive party on cruises five days and longer, for Platinum and Diamond guests, featuring fun-filled activities with an interactive, casual and exclusive feel, as well complimentary drinks and appetizers.  
  • Mega Deck Party: An island inspired party that celebrates the fun and spirit of RedFrog and BlueIguana - the colorful namesake characters from our poolside watering holes. This party is featured on cruises six days and longer; shorter cruises will feature the Mega Deck Party or the 80s Night Deck Party.
  • 80s Night Deck Party: A high energy, fun and unique '80s themed party showcasing our exciting musical offerings. This party is featured on cruises six days and longer; shorter cruises will feature the 80s Night Deck Party or the Mega Deck Party.  
  • Northern Lights Glow Party​: Light up Lido as we celebrate our version of the Northern Lights. Dress Alaska-style and join us for a high energy, fun and unique Alaska-themed deck party. This party takes the place of other deck parties, on Alaska cruises only, six days and longer.

Full Gambling Casino

Shows and Entertainment

Youth Programs

Sports and Outdoor Fun
Please note: Some facilities may not be available on every ship - check here to see what is on your cruise!

Spa Carnival / Cloud 9 Spa

Fun and Games with the Cruise Director and Social Staff

Please note: Games vary and are up to the discretion of the ship’s Cruise Director and Social Staff

  • Family Feud Live (on Carnival Celebration, Carnival Jubilee and Mardi Gras)
  • Deal or No Deal ™ 
  • Fun Ship Family Games 
  • Horseracing
  • Fun Squad Trivia 
  • Carnival Tower
  • Guess That Groove
  • Beer Pong
  • Win/Lose/Draw 
  • Scavenger Hunt 
  • Bean Bag Toss 
  • ‘Survivor’  
  • Lido Deck and Pool Games 
  • Couples and Lovers Game 
  • Who Wants to be a Millionaire? 
  • Battle of the Sexes
  • Ship Building Competition
  • Game Show Mania 

Instructive Talks – Demonstrations - Classes

  • Fun Aboard, Fun Ashore  
  • Ice Carving Demonstrations 
  • Dance classes: Pick up some moves and learn to dance like a professional. 
  • Carnival Kitchen: (on Celebration, Jubilee, Mardi Gras, Panorama): Guests can enjoy more than 15 onboard hands-on culinary experiences led by our talented chefs.
  • Cooking Demonstration (on ships that feature The Steakhouse): Learn to cook Steakhouse-style from our team of chefs as they demonstrate the tricks of the trade used to make those multi-course dinners that everyone loves. This is an hour-long presentation of kitchen skill and ingenuity - and taste tests are included. 
  • Food and Wine Pairing: Learn how to match great wines with great food and enjoy as well; informative talk by our onboard Sommelier.
  • Art Auction Program at Sea (select ships) 
  • ‘Groove for St. Jude’: A fun dance activity held once each cruise that allows guests to make a $10 USD donation and groove to the music. Guests receive a ‘Care to Play’ tee shirt and wristband and the proceeds go directly to St. Jude Children’s Research Medical Research Hospital.
  • Creativity at Sea: Complimentary, self-lead painting and craft experience (may be offered on select itineraries, scheduling permitted)
  • Coloring at Sea: An opportunity for our guests to relax and unwind with this simple and fun activity (scheduling permitted).

Mixers and Meetings

Onboard Facilities

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