As part of CCL-Carnival Cruise Line’s 50th birthday festivities and the company's Sailabrations cruises, 7 liners, including Breeze, Ecstasy, Glory, Mardi Gras, Pride, Sunrise, and Vista, met up close to Cozumel (Quintana Roo Mexico, Riviera Maya) on Tuesday, March 8, for one of the largest birthday parties at sea.
During the meetup, each of the cruise ships hosted their own party on the Lido deck and passengers joined the Cruise Director, Playlist Productions cast, the ship’s DJ for a party complete with entertainment. Guests also took part in the biggest Ship-Tok at sea, where the Cruise Directors and Fun Squads led a choreographed dance.
CCL’s 17 themed birthday voyages run through March 10 and feature multiple meetups. On March 5, Miracle and Radiance met up outside Ensenada (Baja California Mexico) and the remaining meetups feature:
- March 9 – Conquest, Freedom, Legend, Liberty, Spirit, Sunshine (The Bahamas between Princess Cays (Eleuthera Bahamas private island) & Nassau)
- March 11 – Miracle and Panorama (outside Ensenada)
Other entertainments debuting on the Sailabrations include 1972 fun-fact trivia with 50th Birthday medallions, themed puzzles, a Build-A-Bear Birthday Party, a Rollin’ In Riches casino event, exclusive collections of retail offerings.
Passengers also have the chance to indulge in a showing of CCL’s original MDR show set to Bob Marley’s “Could You Be Loved,” a commemorative dining menu for a night, a selection of new birthday-themed beverages, a Baked Alaska Farewell Parade on the final evening.
CCL expects to have its entire fleet back in service by the summer, completing a successful restart of its passenger operations. CCL started sailings with one ship from PortMiami Florida back in 1972 and has since grown into the most popular cruise line in the world with a total of 24 ships carrying 6+ million guests annually.