Posted on: February 23rd, 2015 - News Blog
Two Carnival Cruise Line ships have earned top honors in Cruise Critic’s “Cruisers Choice Awards” with Carnival Liberty named best value for the money for the second year in a row and Carnival Pride best cruise from the Northeast. The awards are based on reviews of Cruise Critic readers who rate ships in a wide variety of product- and service-related categories.
The first ship to undergo the extensive upgrades of the line’s $500 million Fun Ship 2.0 product enhancement program, Carnival Liberty received accolades for its wide range of complimentary on-board offerings, from Guy’s Burger Joint developed in tandem with Food Network personality Guy Fieri to the BlueIguana Cantina, a Mexican-themed eatery serving authentic tacos and burritos. Other popular free-of-charge Fun Ship 2.0 choices include hilarious performances at the Punchliner Comedy Club presented by George Lopez, nightly Dive-In movies shown on a massive poolside LED screen, and Hasbro, The Game Show, featuring larger-than-life adaptations of the brand’s iconic games. Carnival Liberty operates five- to eight-day Caribbean cruises from Port Canaveral, Fla.
Carnival Pride will return to Baltimore next month to launch year-round seven-day cruises to the Caribbean and Bahamas. Guests sailing on Carnival Pride from Baltimore can enjoy a variety of innovations added during a recent dry dock, including full-service Bonsai Sushi, Caribbean-inspired RedFrog Pub and the poolside BlueIguana Tequila Bar and RedFrog Rum Bar. A massive WaterWorks aqua park highlighted by Green Thunder, the fastest and steepest water slide at sea, along with Cherry On Top, a “candy and more” store, were added, as well.