Go Back   Cruise Critic Message Board Forums > Cruise Lines "A - O" > Carnival Cruise Lines
 
Register here!
Forgot Your Password?


Notices

Carnival Cruise Lines

Read thousands of Carnival Cruise Reviews from real cruisers and compare the best Carnival Cruise Deals.

Write a Carnival Review

NEW! Find Your CARNIVAL Roll Call

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old December 12th, 2012, 01:12 PM
otcsteve's Avatar
otcsteve otcsteve is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: PA
Posts: 78
Default New Years on Carnival

Has anyone been on a Carnival ship over New Year's? What, if anything, special do they do for the holiday. Any special menus involved?
__________________


Carnival Fantasy 2013 B2B (Bahamas/Exotic Eastern)
Carnival Fantasy 2012/13 (Bahamas New Years)
Carnival Fantasy 2012 (Bahamas)
Carnival Fantasy 2012 (Bahamas & Key West)
Carnival Fantasy 2011 (Eastern Caribbean)
Carnival Fantasy 2011 (Bermuda)
Carnival Fantasy 2010 (Bahamas)
Celebrity Mercury 2010 (Eastern Caribbean)
Queen Mary 2 2009 (Caribbean Delights)
Grand Princess 2009 (Southern Caribbean)
Caribbean Princess 2008 (Eastern Caribbean)
Emerald Princess 2008 (Southern Caribbean)
Carnival Victory 2007 (Bahamas)
Golden Princess 2007 (Alaska)
Caribbean Princess 2007 (Eastern Caribbean)
Carnival Miracle 2006 (Western Caribbean)
Norwegian Majesty 2005 (Holiday Cruise)
Coral Princess 2005 (Panama Canal)
Norwegian Majesty 2004 (Western Caribbean)
Maasdam 2004 (Southern Caribbean)
Maasdam 2003 (Eastern Caribbean)
Zuiderdam 2002 (Eastern Caribbean)
Zaandam 2001 (Southern Caribbean)
Celebration 2000 (Western Caribbean)
Reply With Quote

  #2  
Old December 12th, 2012, 01:40 PM
3030 3030 is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 54
Default New year's

We spent last year on the Glory for New Year's and it was a lot of fun for us. We went with another couple who had a 16 y.o. with them. She spent time with friends she made on the ship and us older folk spent most of the evening on the Lido deck. As it got closer to midnight of course, it got packed full of people and it really was a fun night.

There were not special menus per se, but the atmosphere was party party party. You will have a great time, I'm sure.
Reply With Quote

  #3  
Old December 12th, 2012, 01:47 PM
SWACK's Avatar
SWACK SWACK is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 499
Default

Party all night long on NYE.. great time.
__________________
Swackman


Cruise Ships - Profile Ticker

4/14 NCL Epic Jamaica,Cozumel, Grand Cayman
12/13 Ruby Princess- Cozumel & Grand Cayman
8/13 Carnival Conquest- NOLA, Cozumel, Belize & Rotan
3/13 Carnival Victory from Miami, Key West & Cozumel
12/12 Carnival Fantasy from Charleston to Nassau & Freeport
8/12 Carnival Victory- Sothern carr. from PR. Barbados & St Everywhere
4/12 Celebrity Milennium- Jamaica & Caymans
12/11 Carnival Valor Eastern Holiday Cruise St Everywhere
12/10 Holland Westerdam Eastern
12/09 RCL Majesty Bahamas & Key West
02/09 CCL Sensation Naussa & Freeport
http://family.webshots.com/slideshow/575359832JqzwnU
02/08 Dawn Princess Mexican Riviera
http://good-times.webshots.com/slide...62635005KIfFtL
02/06 CCL Paradise Ensenada & Catalina
8/04 RCCL Soveriegn Bahamas
12/03 CCL Inspiration W. Carr.
http://community.webshots.com/user/danswack
2/03 NCL Majesty W Car
07/99 RCCL Vision of the Seas Alaska
Reply With Quote

  #4  
Old December 12th, 2012, 01:48 PM
bbohbbneedacruise bbohbbneedacruise is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Virginia
Posts: 1,367
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by otcsteve View Post
Has anyone been on a Carnival ship over New Year's? What, if anything, special do they do for the holiday. Any special menus involved?
Holiday Onboard
Quote:
New Year's Eve: 12/31
New Year’s cruises are just as memorable, offering one of the biggest celebrations at sea highlighted by the traditional countdown and complimentary noisemakers, party favors and champagne for “Fun Ship” revelers to ring in the New Year. When schedules permit, one of the formal nights on board takes place on New Year's Eve; if the schedule does not permit, then the night is slightly less formal. Most lounges will have live music including the outdoor Lido Deck. Streamers, hats and noisemakers are provided; at approximately 11:30pm, a formal countdown will begin in the lounges with roaming waiters serving "house" brand champagne.
Reply With Quote

  #5  
Old December 12th, 2012, 03:44 PM
pamurchu's Avatar
pamurchu pamurchu is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Hidden Valley, PA
Posts: 304
Default

We will be celebrating NYE on the Pride...can't wait!
__________________
________________________________________________

Carnival Glory-July 30, 2005--Rookie Cruise
RC Serenade of the Seas-May 23, 2010--30th Anniversary
Carnival Magic-August 26, 2011--Mediterranean
Carnival Breeze-July 9, 2012--Back to Europe Tour
Carnival Pride-December 30, 2012--Happy New Year 2013
Reply With Quote

Ad Sponsored By
  #6  
Old December 12th, 2012, 04:35 PM
AKCoachie's Avatar
AKCoachie AKCoachie is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: alaska
Posts: 97
Default Magic on New Years

Last year on the Magic was awesome for New Years! The party fell on the last night of the cruise, it was elegant night, there was free, free flowing champagne all around, parties on the Lido, the casino and a countdown from the bridge in the atrium. Bottles of champagne were given out as prizes for almost any reason all day! It was awesome! Lobster and prime rib in the MDR. Festivities lasted till Debarkation time for many. Fortunately Galveston was fogged in so we got a chance to catch up on some sleep by the pool while waiting for the port to open! I would definitely do it again!
__________________

Reply With Quote

  #7  
Old December 12th, 2012, 07:00 PM
forwardcabin's Avatar
forwardcabin forwardcabin is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Texarkana USA
Posts: 1,465
Default

We are going out of Galveston for NYE on Triumph. We've been on one other NYE cruise in 2008 and it was GREAT! Can't wait for this one. NYE on a Carnival ship is the greatest.
__________________

=Bob and Dyanne=
past and future Carnival cruises:
2002: Fascination
2008: Ecstasy, Family New Years Eve cruise, December 27-Jan 1
2009: Ecstasy, August 13-17
2009: Ecstasy, Family cruise, December 26-31
2010: Triumph, spring break cruise, Mar 13-20
2010: Ecstasy, August 16-21
2011: Ecstasy, January 8-13
2011: Magic, Family Christmas cruise, December 18-26
2012: Magic, August 12-19
2012: Triumph, Family New Years Eve Cruise, December 31, 2012 thru January 5, 2013
2014: Magic, May 25-June 1
2015: Magic, March 9-15,6-day cruise that includes Costa Maya, Coz, and Progreso
2015: Triumph B2B, Oct 24-Nov 4, 11 days Galveston to San Juan
2015: Triumph B2B, Nov 4-Nov 14, 10 days San Juan back to Galveston

Reply With Quote

  #8  
Old December 12th, 2012, 07:19 PM
alabamaprincess's Avatar
alabamaprincess alabamaprincess is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: alabama
Posts: 689
Default

We will be on the Fascination New Year's Eve. I can't wait. We have never been on a cruise on New Year's Eve before.
__________________
RCCL's Song of Norway -- December 1978
Holiday -- November 2008
Fascination -- April 2009
Fantasy -- November 2009
Inspiration -- March 2010
Fascination -- June 2010
Elation -- November 2010
Fascination -- May 2011
Elation -- September 2011
Sensation -- March 2012
Fascination -- December 2012
Ecstasy -- July 2013
Fascination -- December 2013
Fascination -- March 2015


Reply With Quote

  #9  
Old December 12th, 2012, 07:50 PM
KPGirl's Avatar
KPGirl KPGirl is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Southern Ontario
Posts: 524
Default

I'll be on the Glory ~~~
__________________
12-22-2008 Carnival Triumph - Western Caribbean
12-30-2012 Carnival Glory - Eastern Caribbean
09-20-2015 Norwegian Pearl - Alaska 25th Anniversary Trip
Reply With Quote

  #10  
Old December 12th, 2012, 08:35 PM
Dave85's Avatar
Dave85 Dave85 is offline
Blue Ribbon Cruiser
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Posts: 4,256
Default

I'll be on the Breeze for her first NYE!!!

Have previously done Carnival NYEs on Liberty and Splendor and had an amazing time. Huge deck party.
__________________
Dave
CCL Platinum / RCI Diamond / X Elite

218 Days at Sea!
-Meridian 8/93
-Century 7/96, 4/97
-Galaxy 4/98
-Mercury 4/99
-Carnival Triumph 2/00
-Carnival Destiny 8/00, 8/01
-Carnival Victory 4/8/01, 8/02
-Carnival Conquest 4/03
-Carnival Legend 8/03
-Voyager of the Seas 8/04, 6/05
-Carnival Valor 1/05
-Navigator of the Seas 12/31/05
-Brilliance of the Seas 6/16/06
-Jewel of the Seas 12/30/06
-Liberty of the Seas 6/9/07
-Carnival Liberty 12/30/07
-Carnival Splendor 12/27/08
-Carnival Pride 3/02, 8/7/09
-Explorer of the Seas 5/22/08, 5/8/10
-Oasis of the Seas 11/5/11, 5/26/12
-Carnival Breeze 12/30/12
-Celebrity Silhouette 9/26/13
-Allure of the Seas 5/11/14

Upcoming:
-Norwegian Breakaway 11/9/14
-Oasis of the Seas 5/2/15
-Anthem of the Seas 11/10/15
Reply With Quote

  #11  
Old December 12th, 2012, 08:37 PM
karenh1127's Avatar
karenh1127 karenh1127 is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Deer Park, TX
Posts: 1,939
Default

We'll be on the Magic for our first ever NYE cruise! It will be formal night so I am going to dance sparkly!! And I love champaign so hope its free flowing!!
__________________
Ecstasy Spring Break 2005
Conquest March 16, 2008
Ecstasy Hurricane special Sept 2008
Ecstasy November 19, 2009
Triumph March 13, 2010
Ecstasy January 2011
Conquest December 2011
Magic March 2012
Triumph April 2012
Elation August 2012
Magic New Year's 2012/13
Conquest August 2013
Sunshine November 2013
Reply With Quote

  #12  
Old December 12th, 2012, 08:40 PM
rolaur's Avatar
rolaur rolaur is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Florida
Posts: 245
Default

Gonna be on the Paradise for our first ever New Years Eve at sea. Can't wait.
__________________




Sun Princess 1975
Windjammer Cruises (Fantome) Boatswain 1978-1980
Silver Seas 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002
Regal Empress 2003
Carnival Triumph 2004
Carnival Imagination 2011
Carnival Inspiration 2011
Royal Caribbean Jewel 2011
Carnival Paradise 2012/13 (New Years Cruise)
Carnival Freedom 2013 FTTF
Carnival Legend 2013/14 FTTF (2nd Annual New Years Cruise)
NEXT Carnival Pride 2014/2015 FTTF (3rd Annual New Years Cruise)
Reply With Quote

  #13  
Old December 12th, 2012, 09:42 PM
will work to cruise's Avatar
will work to cruise will work to cruise is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Thornton Colorado
Posts: 1,052
Default

We will be on the Freedom for our first NYE and Carnival cruise 2013/2014
__________________
Disney Wonder 7/20/2006
Mariner of the Seas/Western 6/15/2008 JS
Disney Wonder 6/22/ 2008
Serenade of the Seas/Southern 6/6/10 E1/N
Serenade of the Seas/Southern 6/13/10 E1/N
Oasis of the Seas Western 6/25/2011 D1/C1 (Platinum)
Serenade of the Seas 12 Night Med/Greek Isles E1/M 6/22/2012
Carnival Freedom 8-Night NYE Eastern 12/28/2013 GS (Never Again!)
Independence of the Seas Eastern 6/21/2015 E2/PR (Strayed, now back home! Emerald)

Reply With Quote

  #14  
Old December 12th, 2012, 09:54 PM
tonit964's Avatar
tonit964 tonit964 is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Newbury Park, CA
Posts: 1,746
Default

This will my second New Years cruise
I can tell you it is a blast from the first
day to the last!

Enjoy!
__________________




Carnival Elation 4/99 Mexico
Diamond Princess 1/07 Mexico
RCI Monarch 4/07 Baja Mexico
Carnival Pride 10/07 Mexico
Carnival Paradise 12/07 Baja Mexico
Carnival Spirit 2/08 Exotic Mexico
MS DixieII 8/08 Emerald Bay Lake Tahoe
Sapphire Princess 11/08 Mexico Thanksgiving
Carnival Spirit 1/09 Exotic Mexico
Carnival Splendor 8/09 Mexico
RCI Radiance 11/09 Mexico Thanksgiving
RCI Radiance 4/10 Mexico
NCL Pearl 8/10 Alaska
RCI Mariner 11/10 Mexico Thanksgiving
Carnival Spirit 12/10 Mexico New Years
Norwegian Star 4/11 Mexico
Carnival Spirit 8/11 Alaska
Carnival Spirit 11/11 Mexico Thanksgiving
Carnival Spirit 3/12 Mexico
NCL Gem 8/12 Bahamas
Carnival Splendor 11/12 Mexico Thanksgiving
Carnival Splendor 12/12 Mexico Happy New Year
Sapphire Princess 3/13 Mexico
NCL Pearl 7/13 Alaska
Carnival Miracle 11/13 Mexico Thanksgiving
Crown Princess 4/14 Mexican Riviera
Carnival Freedom 7/14 Southern Caribbean
Reply With Quote

  #15  
Old December 12th, 2012, 10:01 PM
tdk tdk is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: UT
Posts: 382
Default

We will be on the liberty for our first New Years cruise... Can't wait!!!
__________________






RCCL Navigator of the Seas 2012 20th anniversary cruise
Carnival Liberty 2009
HAL MS Oosterdam
Carnival Triumph
Princess Star Princess Alaska
RCCL Majesty of the Seas Carribean 1992 Honeymoon Trip
Reply With Quote

  #16  
Old December 12th, 2012, 10:12 PM
waynbo waynbo is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Crestview FL
Posts: 154
Default New Years Dream!

We will be on the Dream for New Years! Second time ringing in the New Year with Carnival. They throw one heck of a deck party!
__________________


Carnival Inspiration - March '03
Carnival Legend - Jan '08 - New Years
Carnival Dream - Sept '10
Carnival Elation - Dec '10
Carnival Elation - Feb '12
Carnival Dream - Jan '13 - New Years
Carnival Fascination - Apr '13 - 1st B2B (What a party!)
Carnival Elation - Oct '13 - Halloween B2B for Platinum!
Carnival Elation - Feb '14
Reply With Quote

  #17  
Old December 16th, 2012, 06:29 AM
SportsMomof4 SportsMomof4 is online now
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Long Island NY
Posts: 562
Default

So excited to be on the Breeze for NYE!!
__________________
Carnival Fantasy 1995
Carnival Fascination 2005 - Honeymoon cruise
Disney Magic 2006
Carnival Breeze New Years Cruise 2012
Carnival Breeze New Years Cruise 2013
Carnival Sunshine New Years 2014 (12/27/14)
Reply With Quote

  #18  
Old December 16th, 2012, 08:41 PM
kids-in-2-centuries kids-in-2-centuries is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 264
Default

We will be on the Fantasy! Looking forward to it...and not having to drive anywhere to get home
Reply With Quote

  #19  
Old December 17th, 2012, 07:47 AM
KPGirl's Avatar
KPGirl KPGirl is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Southern Ontario
Posts: 524
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kids-in-2-centuries View Post
We will be on the Fantasy! Looking forward to it...and not having to drive anywhere to get home

or having to go outside in the cold !!!!
__________________
12-22-2008 Carnival Triumph - Western Caribbean
12-30-2012 Carnival Glory - Eastern Caribbean
09-20-2015 Norwegian Pearl - Alaska 25th Anniversary Trip
Reply With Quote

  #20  
Old December 17th, 2012, 09:07 AM
etwright's Avatar
etwright etwright is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Snohomish, WA
Posts: 1,970
Default

On the Glory a couple of years ago and big party up on the Lido. It was a blast!!!
__________________





First Cruise Pics: http://community.webshots.com/user/etwright64

Elation-August 2006
Paradise-April 2008
Glory-December 2009
Magic-March 2013
Valor-August 2013
Grand Princess-May 2014
Miracle-June 2014
Dream-July 2014
Golden Princess-September 2014
Fantasy-December 2014
Breeze (B2B)-July 2015
Breeze (B2B)-July 2015
Reply With Quote

Reply

Bookmarks


Ad Sponsored By
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:48 AM.


© 1995 - 2014, The Independent Traveler, Inc. All rights reserved.
"A Community of People Who Love To Cruise"
All of the information contained within Cruise Critic is protected by copyright. You may, however, download a single copy only for your personal use.