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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.
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.
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
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!
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:
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: 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
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
Have previously done Carnival NYEs on Liberty and Splendor and had an amazing time. Huge deck party.
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-Century 7/96, 4/97
-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
-Norwegian Breakaway 11/9/14
-Oasis of the Seas 5/2/15
-Anthem of the Seas 11/10/15
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
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)
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
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)