New Years on Carnival

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Joined Feb 2006
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?
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Joined Feb 2007
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.
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Joined Jun 2004
Party all night long on NYE.. great time.
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Originally posted by otcsteve
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?
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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.
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Joined Apr 2005
We will be celebrating NYE on the Pride...can't wait!
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Joined Dec 2011
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!
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Joined Oct 2009
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.
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2011: Ecstasy, January 8-13
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2012: Magic, August 12-19, Lido balcony 10270
2012: Triumph, Family New Years Eve Cruise, December 31, 2012 thru January 5, 2013
2014: Magic, May 25-June 1, Lido balcony 10270
2015: Magic, March 9-15, 6-day spring break cruise that includes Costa Maya, Coz, and Progreso, cove balcony 2260
2015: Magic, July 5-12, 7-day to Coz, Jamaica, Cayman, cove balcony 2260
2015: Triumph 5-day Family New Years Cruise Dec 28, 2015-Jan 2, 2016 to Coz & Progreso, OS cabin 7326
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2016: Breeze 7-day Memorial Day cruise May 29-June 5, to Belize, Roatan, Coz; Cove Balcony cabin 2334
2016: Breeze 7-day cruise Nov 27-Dec 4 to Montego Bay, Grand Cayman, and Coz; Cove Balcony 2285
2017: Breeze 7-day Anniversary cruise June 11-18 to Coz, Belize, and Honduras; Cove Balcony 2256
2017: Valor 5-day Birthday cruise Dec 2-7 to Coz and Progreso; Lido Balcony
2018: Valor 5-day cruise Feb 19-24 to Coz and Progreso; Lido Balcony
2018: Freedom 7-day cruise to Key West, Freeport, and Nassau; Lido Balcony
2018: Vista 7-day Halloween Cruise to Belize, Roatan, Coz; Havana Cabana

760 Posts
Joined Feb 2009
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.
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Joined Jan 2012
I'll be on the Glory ~~~
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Brooklyn, NY
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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.
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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!!
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Gonna be on the Paradise for our first ever New Years Eve at sea. Can't wait.
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We will be on the Freedom for our first NYE and Carnival cruise 2013/2014
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Joined May 2007
This will my second New Years cruise
I can tell you it is a blast from the first
day to the last!

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We will be on the liberty for our first New Years cruise... Can't wait!!!
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Joined Apr 2010
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!
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Joined Feb 2011
So excited to be on the Breeze for NYE!!
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Joined Jan 2012
Originally posted by kids-in-2-centuries
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 !!!!
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Arlington, WA
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Joined May 2006
On the Glory a couple of years ago and big party up on the Lido. It was a blast!!!
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