Carnival Cruise Line Releases Christmas Decoration Schedule

Carnival Cruise Line releases the schedule for when each ship will have Christmas decorations, marking the start of the holiday season onboard.

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Now that cruise ships are making a comeback, it’s time to make up for missing a Christmas cruise in 2020 due to the suspension of operations. Carnival Cruise Line is gearing up for a busy holiday season and has released the Carnival cruise ship Christmas decorations schedule.

Carnival Cruise Ship Christmas Decorations Schedule

Christmas is fast approaching, and with cruises suspended last year, it makes the 2021 season more important than ever. Before the end of the year, guests with an upcoming cruise will be happy to know that Carnival Cruise Line is making sure the festive season is felt onboard with Christmas decorations going up across the fleet.

Santa Mailbox on Cruise Ship
Santa Mailbox on Cruise Ship (Photo Credit: Turn_Mug / Shutterstock)

Ships will start to have decorations from November 27, and they will remain on board until the New Year. Every ship will be decorated bow-to-stern, including a Christmas tree and mailbox to send letters to Santa in the main atrium. There will also be lights, wreaths, and of course, Christmas wouldn’t be complete without some mistletoe. Here’s when each ship will have decorations from:

  • Carnival Breeze: December 2
  • Carnival Conquest: December 13
  • Carnival Dream: November 28
  • Carnival Elation: December 6
  • Carnival Freedom: December 4
  • Carnival Glory: November 28
  • Carnival Horizon: December 5
  • Carnival Legend: December 5
  • Carnival Magic: November 28
  • Carnival Miracle: November 28
  • Carnival Panorama: November 27
  • Carnival Pride: December 5
  • Carnival Sunrise: November 29
  • Carnival Valor: November 29
  • Carnival Radiance: December 13
  • Carnival Vista: November 27
  • Mardi Gras: November 27

During the festive season, Carnival Cruise Line will have a range of Christmas offerings onboard. There will be a main Holiday Show during each sailing, Christmas carols, and a tone of activities for the kids to enjoy. Possible even a visit from Santa himself!

Also Read: What to Expect on a Christmas Cruise

Carnival’s Brand Ambassador John Heald has said that more details about the Christmas cruises will be announced soon. Due to Carnival Cruise Line’s protocols in place, some of the usual Christmas offerings could be altered.

It’s essential to check with the cruise line before any voyage. When it comes to Christmas day itself, there will, of course, be a dining experience to remember with a full Christmas dinner.

Carnival Christmas 2020
Photo Courtesy: Carnival Cruise Line

With cruises suspended for most of 2020, it meant no Christmas cruises for the guests. However, with ships on hold and needing to be maintained, essential crew members remained on board. The Grinch brought some holiday cheer by delivering more than 10,000 hand-written cards to the crew from Carnival fans and employees across the fleet.

What was called Operations Happy Holidays was a vital way to make up for the dismal situation the cruise line was in at the time and with no sign on resuming operations. With more than half the Carnival fleet back sailing, guests and crew can make up for last year!

Christmas Tree on Carnival Cruise Ship

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