Carnival Cruise Lines Fun Ship 2.0 Gives More To Do

I am of the opinion that anyone who says that cruises are boring probably hasn’t been on one.

Those fortunate folk who have undertaken a cruise or more will tell you that there is plenty to do on a ship, but it is up to each individual to determine how busy or not they wish to be.

Modern day cruise ships are veritable sailing resorts so when Carnival Cruise Line announced in 2011 that they were going to introduce their Fun Ship 2.0 program to enhance the on board experience for passengers it was a clue that choice on board ship was just going to get greater.

Carnival is forming partnerships with some of the entertainment and food industry’s biggest names and brands to provide more entertainment and better facilities for passengers.

Enhancements include: The Punchliner Comedy Club by George Lopez where the Punchliner Comedy Brunch, featuring top comedians, packs laughs into sea days by combining hourly performances with great food and drink.

Carnival has teamed up with bestselling author, restaurateur and Food Network personality Guy Fieri to bring all the appetizing appeal of a roadside burger shack to Guy’s Burger Joint, the cool poolside spot for hot burgers and hand-cut fries.

For entertainment, and under licence from Hasbro, Inc., they have created Hasbro The Game Show a series of larger-than-life productions featuring giant Hasbro games such as Connect 4, Sliders and Yahtzee in which teams compete against each other.

The cruise line has also commissioned Playlist Productions to create spectacular shows based on various music genres like Latin, Motown and British Hits. Talented musicians, singers and dancers will present high energy performances that are bound to pack the auditoriums.

There are also new bars and restaurants to be added as Carnival ships are gradually refitted.

Altogether fourteen ships are to be refurbished to fit the Fun Ship 2.0 concept, at a cost of over $500 million. Some of the ships, also, will be totally rebranded.

Carnival Destiny, which was the first cruise ship to exceed 100,000 tons, will be re-branded as Carnival Sunshine following its refurbishment. Carnival Destiny was only launched in 1996 so the fact that it is already going to be completely refurbished shows just how committed Carnival is to improving passenger choice and experience.

Of course, with so many attractions, entertainment and food and drink choices being added to cruise ships it’s a wonder they actually bother sailing anywhere as the focus now is firmly on the side of board activities, so the need to travel to exotic ports lessens the reason for taking a cruise.

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