Carnival Splendor

In a poll conducted by Cruise Critic, the top-rated cruise-oriented community on the Internet, Carnival Cruise Lines ranked first in nightlife options by an overwhelming margin, earning 81 percent of the vote.

Carnival’s strong showing in the poll is a testament to the line’s wide variety of nighttime entertainment options, from high-energy revues and live bands to karaoke, dance clubs and late-night comedy shows.

These choices will be expanded with the debut of the new 130,000-ton Carnival Dream which, in addition to three captivating shows, will feature a new indoor/outdoor café/live music venue called Ocean Plaza that will showcase bands and solo artists.  Activities such as scrapbooking classes, trivia contests, and art, spa and photo seminars, along with jugglers, magic shows and performances of the line’s acrobatic troupe, the Fun Force, will be featured, as well. Carnival Dream is scheduled to enter service Sept. 21.