Carnival Eliminates Adults-Only Pools on Several Ships

Carnival Valor

Carnival Cruise Line has eliminated the adults-only aft pools on several of its ships, making the pools family-friendly.

Carnival brand ambassador John Heald shared the information during a discussion on adults-only versus family-friendly pools on Facebook over the weekend. According to Heald, Carnival Conquest, Carnival Glory, Carnival Valor, Carnival Liberty, Carnival Freedom, Carnival Splendor and Carnival Victory have all made the changeover.

Additionally, Carnival Conquest is slated to get an adults-only Serenity pool deck during the ship’s upcoming dry dock, which is scheduled for October.

The move prompted a mixed response on social media. One traveler, Trina Forslund, pointed out that Carnival is known for being a family-friendly line.

“I can’t believe how many people are complaining about too many kids,” Forslund said. “You realize you are sailing on the family funship line right?”

Others noted that the number of kids in the pool can crowd out adults.

“I got in one day in the pool on Serenity,” said Tony Durbin. “The other pools on the boat were overrun with children. The only time I saw an adult in a pool was on Serenity. Please provide more adults only pools or limit times where children can use pools around the ship. Children have the Waterworks area, they do not need to monopolize the pools, also.”

Carnival’s Serenity retreats are special adults-only areas with their own deck and bar. It is available on several of the line’s ships, including the upcoming Carnival Horizon.

Travel Agent has reached out to Carnival for an official update on the issue. We will post their response when we hear back.

What do you think of adults-only versus family-friendly pools on cruise ships? Let us know on our Facebook page.