Carnival Cruise Line Launches New Shore Excursions and Family Experiences

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Photo by Paolo Rosa via Flickr. 

Carnival Cruise Line announced this week that it has extensively expanded its shore experiences, now featuring personalized private tours, family-friendly excursions, free activities and more.  

The cruise line is now offering “Only-On-Carnival” tours on select Caribbean cruises. Guests discovering Cozumel can experience the five-hour, 30-person La Casa en la Playa tour, which includes access to a five-star beach house, personal chef, cooking classes and a private beach. Guests can also indulge in the two-day Photo Safari & Beach Expedition, which includes a one-hour photography seminar, guided tours of Mexican beaches and hands-on learning at a national park. 

In Ocho Rios, Jamaica, guests can indulge in the Eat, Drink & Dance tour where they will sample traditional jerk cuisine, dine at the world-famous Miss T’s Kitchen and enjoy beachside Jamaican rum cocktails. For the day, guests can also enjoy the Jamaican Home for the Day experience, which includes a private villa and beach, home-cooked meals and plenty of frozen drinks. 

Guests cruising in St. Thomas can relax on Carnival’s Eat, Drink & Walk tour, which features a trip to St. Peter Mountain Great House & Botanical Gardens, island rum samples, cocktail making classes and a traditional island meal. 

Carnival is also offering experiences for the whole family throughout select Caribbean, Mexico and Bahamas trips. In Freeport, guests can enjoy the Family Beach Escape, which sails families to a beachside resort where they can build sandcastles, go treasure hunting, enjoy paddle boating and water activities for the day. Guests on the Island Beach Escape for Families tour can enjoy a relaxing ride on a power catamaran and beachside activities on Passion Island for the day. 

Families can also participate in Carnival’s Treasure Hunt with Lunch at Blue Lagoon in Nassau, Bahamas. To win the pirate’s booty, families must answer quizzes and search for clues before they settle down to indulge in a grilled lunch on Blue Lagoon Island. At Seawinds Beach Club in Montego Bay, Jamaica, families can spend the day exploring the beachfront property while enjoying an all-inclusive buffet lunch, kid-friendly pools and more.   

For more information on Carnival’s new tours and activities, visit