Carnival Cruise Line operates 26 ships with more on order. They sail short cruises and cruises up to 24 days. Carnival has recently reconfigured a few ships and has introduced on the newer ships a family cabin arrangement. Carnival attracts many of its passengers from places that are a one-day drive to the embarkation port. This is an attraction for people on a budget who do not want the expense of a flight. No matter the time of year Carnival has ships operating in the Bahamas and parts of the Caribbean.
As with most of the Mainstream Cruise Lines Carnival has a variety of dining options that are included and a few that have an additional cost.