The Carnival Holiday is a longtime favorite for cruise passengers from the southern U.S. The ship enjoys a casual atmosphere for passengers who love to have a good time. Activities are offered non-stop for all ages. Most of her cruises depart from Mobile, AL and spend four to five days in the western Caribbean. As an older ship, the Holiday has a smaller passenger capacity than some of Carnival's other ships. Therefore, you'll have a friendlier feeling during your cruise.
- Multi-generational western Caribbean cruises
- Bright, eye-catching color scheme
- A variety of nighttime entertainment options
- Two main dining rooms, a buffet/bistro, and a pizzeria
- Large, comfortable cabins with nice decor
- Several fitness options, including golf
- Full-service spa with products for sale
- Ample supervision for kids
The main dining rooms offer a number of tasty dishes, with some Asian fusion elements. There are low-fat options for those watching their diets. The two dining rooms, Four Winds and Seven Seas, offer a choice of fixed or flexible seating. Most cruises will have a couple of formal dress-up nights. Please note that shorts and tank tops are not permitted in the dining rooms at any time.
The Wharf Grill acts a s a buffet for breakfast and lunch, with bistro service for dinner. Pizza is offered 24 hours a day, and is a popular offering. You can also order from room service around the clock. A variety of items are available.
Entertainment and Nightlife
The Americana Lounge is home of the live stage shows, and features a patriotic color scheme. Reflections is the dance club, which draws in large numbers of younger passengers who like to stay up late. The Gaming Club Casino is ideal for those who want to test their luck. if you'd like the quieter atmosphere of a bar, try Doc Holiday's, a Country and Western Bar; the Polynesian-themed Tahiti Bar, or The Bus Stop, which is actually housed in an antique bus.
During the daytime, you might want to visit the library and relax with a book. The video game arcade keeps gamers well-satisfied. Fun games take place in the pool area during the daytime, and you can also try your hand at art auctions, bingo, or trivia. There are also plenty of places to just sit and watch.
- Cabins are large, warmly decorated
- Convertible twin beds
- Bathrooms stocked with toiletries
- Suites have mini-bars
- 10 balcony suites available
- Pool with spiral slide
- Fitness center with updated equipment
- Jogging track
- Full golfing center with instructors
- Spa with top massages and beauty treatments
A $10 daily gratuity is added to all shipboard accounts. "Cruise to Nowhere" passengers must pay this fee upfront. Beverages have a 15% gratuity. You can tip the staff at your own discretion.
Taking the Kids
The main dining rooms offer special selections just for kids. These include lighter meals designed to accommodate picky eaters. A kids' playroom easily accommodates toddlers and younger preschoolers. Private and group babysitting options are available. Older kids and teens can partake of the various Camp Carnival activities.