Carnaval de Cabanas: the best and the worst - Cruise Mummy (2023)

Carnival Celebration is a fantastic new ship to the Carnival fleet, packed with many of the most popular features from previous ships, as well as new and exciting ones.

But if you're considering booking a Carnival Celebration cruise, one of the most important things to consider is your choice of stateroom. There are many different options and some rooms arequitebetter than others!

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I was aboard the Carnival Celebration and spent about eight hours studying the deck plans and reading other people's comments online.

In this guide, I'll show you the different cabin options and then explain which ones to avoid and which ones to book.



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Carnival party room sizes

If you count all the variations, there are 28 different categories of staterooms on Carnival Celebration. I wasn't kidding when I said there were a few options!

But at the end of the day, you can group them into Interior, Ocean View, Balcony and Suite, the classic options on almost every cruise ship.

Here's a quick rundown of room sizes for Mardi Gras parties if you're only considering these four options (I'll cover all the variations in more detail later in this guide).

RoomGenericNamesleepSize (including balcony where you have it)
Internal2 a 4158 to 205 square meters
Meerblick2 a 4243 square meters
balcony2 a 4216 to 325 square meters
Suite2 a 5312 to 1120 square meters

Not sure which room is best for you? It can be tricky, but as I explain all the different cabin types in this guide, you should be a little closer to finding the one that works best for you and your budget.

I would also recommend getting a copy of my free checklist which will point you to cabins you might want to avoid!

Interiors to celebrate the carnival

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Carnival Celebration's interior staterooms are the smallest on the ship, but they're also the most affordable. They are comfortable and modern (as you would expect from one of theNewest Ships in Carnival's Fleet), but it doesn't give you much space to relax.

These rooms are the best option if you don't plan on spending a lot of time in your cabin. If you are only using it as a place to sleep, shower and change and want to maximize your time on the rest of the ship, an interior space may be the best option.

But there are also several interiors to choose from; It will never be so easy to just select "Interior".

Some are even square interiors instead of the traditional long shape. If you want twin beds, they can even be placed at right angles to each other, giving you more open space.

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Here is a table showing the different interior boxes at Carnival parties, along with the category codes and sizes.

Internal4A, 4B, 4C, 4D, 4E, 4F, 4G, 4H, 4I158 square meters
Interior Premium4N, 4O205 square meters
Interior of the family harborFA158 square meters
Interior do spa Cloud 94S, 4T158 square meters
Havana hinterlandE158 square meters

Well, let me tell you a little about each one of them...

Premium interior cabins

Premium Interior Staterooms are simply larger versions of standard Interior Staterooms. You get about 30% more space, so if you don't want to feel too cramped, you can pay a little more for that extra space.

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Internal cabins not family port

Guests who book a Family Harbor Interior will have a bright and fun room perfect for kids. Most importantly, you also have access to the Family Harbor Lounge next to your room, which offers breakfast and an afternoon snack buffet.

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Cloud 9 Spa Innenkabinen

The in-stateroom Cloud 9 Spa is located near the Cloud 9 Spa and guests have unlimited access to the Thermal Suite during their cruise (otherwise guests must purchase day passes). Rooms also include some spa-related amenities.

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Interior of Havanna cabins

The Havana is an outside area of ​​the ship that includes a bar, comfortable seating and a swimming pool. And only guests staying in a Havana stateroom or suite have daytime access here until 7 pm. Otherwise, a Havana interior cabin is like a regular cabin, except for the Cuban interior.

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If you think a cheap inside cabin might be the best option for you, check out my guide.Interiors of Carnival Cruises. Otherwise, read about the other room types on this ship...

Sea view room to celebrate carnival

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Ocean View Staterooms on the Carnival Celebration, as the name suggests, offer a view of the ocean as you sail. You're not outdoors, but at least you have some natural light, which is important for many people; Some people hate the idea of ​​being in a windowless room.

The ocean view staterooms you'll find on Carnival Celebration are quite spacious compared to other cruise lines. They're not very spacious, but they're perfectly comfortable, averaging over 80 square feet of space compared to a typical interior cabin.

They're more expensive than an inside stateroom, of course, but not quite as expensive as a balcony, so they're a good compromise if you want to enjoy the view but are still working on a budget.

Here is a table listing the different Ocean View Staterooms on the Carnival Celebration, along with category codes and sizes.

Meerblick6A, 6B243 square meters
Sea view of the family harborFE243 square meters
Cloud 9 Spa overlooking the sea6S243 square meters

Harbor Family Stateroom with Ocean View

Again, the Family Harbor variant of Ocean View Staterooms are decorated in fun nautical colors and are located near the Family Harbor Lounge, so breakfast, snacks and games are always just a short distance away.

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Cloud 9 Spa Ocean View Stateroom

The Cloud 9 Sea View Spa cabins are ideal for those who want to truly relax while contemplating the sea. You will receive spa amenities in your stateroom and the thermal suites are just a short walk away.

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If you would like more information on Ocean View Staterooms, including the pros and cons of this room type, check out my guide Carnival Cruises Ocean View Room.

Room with balcony for carnival parties

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Choosing a balcony stateroom on the Carnival Celebration is a great way to really enjoy the scenery and ocean views.

Balcony staterooms have their own private veranda (with the exception of one that has a patio below). From this balcony you can enjoy fresh sea air and a beautiful view every day.

There are several cabins with balcony to choose from at the carnival party, as you can see in the table below...

RoomGenericNameCategorythe room sizebalcony size
Junior Balcony7X, 7Y177 square meters44 square meters
balcony7C205 square meters44 square meters
balcony8A, 8B, 8C, 8D, 8E, 8F, 8G205 square meters44 square meters
extended porch8J, 8K205 square meters62 square meters
extended balcony with front view8L205 square meters71 square meters
extended balcony overlooking the back8M, 8N205 square meters120 square meters
Cloud 9 Spa Cove-Balkon7s205 square meters44 square meters
Cloud 9 Spa-Balkon8p205 square meters44 square meters
Large balcony with front view of Cloud 9 Spa8V205 square meters71 square meters
Havanna-KabineAND205 square meters82 square meters
Cabin Havana Extended VarandaHG205 square meters71 square meters


Cove Balcony Staterooms, offered on select Carnival ships, are unique. Your porch is much more enclosed: the sides and bottom half of the porch railing are solid steel, with a smaller opening to look out.

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They don't really limit your view unless you're sitting down, and they feel a lot more private and secluded, but it all comes down to personal preference. Some people prefer the more open style of a typical porch.

Keep reading: Carnival Cove Balkonkabinen

Staterooms with Extended Balcony

As the name suggests, Extended Balcony Staterooms are rooms that feature a slightly extended balcony. They are available mid-ship or facing forward or aft. Front-facing rooms are cheaper, but you'll feel the wind a lot more, while rear-facing rooms tend to be the most desirable.

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Cloud 9 Spa-Balkon

Similar to the Ocean View and Interior Staterooms, a Cloud 9 Balcony gives you a more spa-like room, plus easy access to the spa, including discounted treatments and free use of the thermal suites.

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Slaves Cabana Havana

Balcony Havana Cabanas are similar to Havana interiors, except you have a balcony overlooking the outside of Havana or a Havana Cabana Terrace that opens directly onto Havana.

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These tropical rooms are great if you intend to spend a lot of time in the quieter area of ​​Havana, although keep in mind that other guests may use the Havana area after 7pm.

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suites at the carnival party

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As with any ship, suites are Carnival Celebration's most spacious and luxurious accommodation options. Not only will you enjoy the extra space and larger balconies, but you will also be able to take advantage of the suite's many benefits.

Suites are, of course, the most expensive accommodations on the ship, so think carefully before booking one. If you push your budget to the limit to get a suite, can you still do everything you want to integrate?

But if you have the budget for a suite, you're sure to love the experience of staying in one.

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Here is a list of suites at Carnival Celebration:

SuiteCategorythe room sizebalcony size
Porto Family Suite with Sea ViewPF312 square metersN / D
Ozean SuiteSO TO287 square meters54 square meters
Nube Spa Suite 9SS287 square meters54 square meters
Havanna-KabinensuiteOne308 square meters118 square meters
Havana Corner Cabin SuiteHU350 square meters161 square meters
Carnival Excel PackageSD410 square meters205 square meters
Karneval-Excel-EcksuiteKansas398 square meters312 square meters
Carnival Excel HecksuiteLS463 square meters398 square meters
Suite Presidencial Carnival ExcelSV474 square meters646 square meters

This article focuses on staterooms only and not on these suites. But if you're interested in a suite, you'll be happy to know that I have a complete guide for you! You can read it here: Suite Guide for Carnival Festivities


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Carnival cabanas to avoid

This is probably the most important part...

To be honest, there are no really bad boxes at Carnival. She is a new ship and built to last, so rooms on all levels are comfortable and well appointed.

But some rooms are not as good as others, depending on your own perspective. This could be due to location, cost or features not right for you.

These are some of the carnival spaces to avoid, although some of them may also be ideal for you. It depends on your taste.

1. To Havana Cabana

Havana Cabana rooms need to be updated. But they certainly have their downsides, and I'm personally not a fan.

The problem with these rooms is that, as they are all on deck 8, there is a walkway between your balcony and the edge of the ship.

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Yes, this area is only open to Havana guests, so it won't be busy. Even so, people can walk past your porch and look inside. And I'm personally not a fan of that.

If I have a balcony, I prefer to look directly at the sea than through the glass.

The Havana Extended Cabana's front-facing balconies are the worst. The barrier at the edge of the ship is metal here, not glass. So if you sit on your balcony (dare I say it's quite expensive) you won't be able to enjoy the sea view!

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2. Room above Havana pool

9333, 9335, 9337, 9341

The swimming pool in Havana is not that big, it is the size of a big jacuzzi and people will be sitting in it instead of swimming. Just a few meters above the pool, almost hovering over it, are the verandas.

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If you are unlucky enough to stay in one of these rooms, you won't have much privacy or quiet on your balcony. While you might enjoy looking at people in bathing suits, surely many of us would feel a little uncomfortable sitting here.

3. Junior cabins with balcony

There is nothing wrong with Junior Balcony Staterooms, they are just a little disappointing, especially if this is your first time booking a Balcony Stateroom on a cruise.

They can feel pretty tight. Typically, a Balcony Stateroom is more than an Inside Stateroom with an additional Balcony, and while you get a little more space compared to an Inside Stateroom, it's only 19 square feet more, which is barely noticeable.

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The most disappointing thing about the Junior Celebration Carnival porches is that the combined square footage of the room and porch is about 20 square feet.not lessthan the cheaper ocean view cabin square footage!

If you're desperate for a balcony, this is the cheapest option, but you're much better off opting for a regular cabin with a balcony if you can afford it. Unless you are traveling alone, in which case this might be a good option.

4. Forward-facing balcony staterooms

While many people are satisfied with the balcony view amidships, it is definitely true that the most interesting views are usually found at the front of the ship in the direction of travel or aft on the wake side. .

But that's where physics and weather come into play, because as the ship moves forward, you'll be hit with strong winds on a front porch, and it can be quite cold and even uncomfortable and noisy at times.

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The beauty of Carnival is that, unlike other cruise lines, they never stop you from using a front porch. Instead, they have armored doors, so it's not a problem. However, they do not prevent the balcony from being a little uncomfortable with direct wind.

5. Cove-Balkonkabinen

Cove Balconies is definitely something of a love/hate room. Well, maybe hate is too strong a word, but some people are definitely not going to like the rather claustrophobic nature of the enclosed porch.

It definitely feels more comfortable, which might be perfect for some. However, if you want your balcony to feel fresh, open, bright and sunny, a Regular Room is a much better option than a Cove Balcony Room.

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6. Special rooms that don't suit you

Carnival's range of accommodations includes some great rooms like the Family Harbor Rooms with access to the Family Harbor Lounge, the Cloud 9 Spa Rooms where guests can use the Thermal Suites for free, and the Havana Rooms with direct access to Havana. from the boat

And while these rooms are beautiful, refreshing, and a little more special than their standard counterparts, they're more expensive.

So you have to make sure it's worth it.

If you're not traveling with kids, or are, but know you want to head to the pool deck instead of hanging out in the lounge, there's no point in booking a Family Harbor room.

If you're a little shy about spa treatments and can't take advantage of discounts or spend time in the thermal suites, why book a Cloud 9 spa room?

And if the idea of ​​sunbathing by a tranquil Havana pool sounds boring and you'd rather explore the rest of the ship, then a room at the Havana Cabana doesn't make sense.

Don't waste your money because it sounds good or looks a little better. Make sure you are going to use the extras.

7. Connecting rooms if you don't need them

Connecting rooms are a great idea for anyone sailing in a group, be it family or friends. They allow you to open the door between cabins and convert two separate cabins into one with two bedrooms.

Sometimes you can also open the partition between the balconies and share a larger room again.

However, if you don't book both sides of a connecting stateroom, it can be a bit noisy. The door between the cabins isn't as thick as a metal wall would normally be, so you can hear what your neighbors are doing next to you.

8. Bedroom directly under the pool terrace

15322 e 15507

Sailing beginners can expect to be delighted to be on deck 15, just below the pool deck. After all, you're never more than a flight of stairs away from a read or a bath.

However, there are often problems with staying directly below the pool deck, especially with noise. And that's because people like to get there early to secure a lounger. And when they do, they don't tend to pick it up, they tend to drag it across the hardwood floor.

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This usually creates quite a bit of noise in your room. So if you like to sleep in the morning, you should probably avoid these rooms.

9. Rooms directly above the bars, theater and atrium

8250 and 8305, 9294 and 9503

Taking a cabin right below the pool is bad for those looking to lie down, but choosing a cabin right above the railings, the Grand Spectrum Theater or the atrium will cause similar problems at night.

Noise can permeate the floor, and some of these venues keep guests entertained into the wee hours of the morning. In the Carnival Celebration atrium, known as Celebration Central, a DJ plays music on giant speakers.

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If you like to sleep early and are ready for the next day of your cruising adventure, book an upper deck.

10. Rooms with shaded balconies

Deck 15 mid/aft and aft

Rooms in this area are doubly bad. Not only are you below the Lido Marketplace pool deck and buffet, but you'll also hear chairs and loungers being pulled up through the ceiling. Another issue with these balcony rooms, however, is that the balconies don't get the sun.

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You see, Deck 16 is sort of like Deck 15 suspended. If you like the sound, this is ideal for you. But beachgoers should know that this location is not ideal.

The best huts in the carnival celebration

The best staterooms on Carnival Celebration largely depend on your tastes, but here are some of the best options I would recommend...

1. Specialty rooms if they suit you

Of course, it's just a twist from above, but the Family Harbor, Cloud 9 Spa, and Havana staterooms and suites are all fantastic places to stay if you're the kind of person who likes to enjoy your added extras.

The Family Harbor Lounge, which Family Harbor guests can use, is a great breakfast option if you don't want to take the kids to the Lido and fight the crowds there.

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If you love the idea of ​​spa treatments, book a room at Cloud 9 Spa and that feeling will spill over into the furnishings and amenities, plus you'll get discounts.

And if you're looking for some peace and quiet away from the stereotypically fun carnival atmosphere, daytime access to the Havana pool area from the Havana rooms is perfect.

2. Rooms with large balconies

- 12383 (Impar), 12482, 12487, 14340-14384 (Par)

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Some have just a little more balcony space and others more than twice as much as normal. So it's worth studying the deck plan closely to see if any are left for your cruise.

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3. Inside square cabins

The square interior cabins are a little unusual, but if you're traveling as a couple, they'll feel quite spacious compared to the longer standard rooms.

If you like having room to stand up while getting ready without feeling cramped in bed, this is an unusual but popular option.

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4. Staterooms with Extended Rearview Balcony

Views across the stern of a ship are always the most desirable. You are protected from the wind, the wakes are fascinating to watch and you can relax in a quieter environment.

The Extended Balcony and Rear View Staterooms are therefore the best balcony rooms on the Carnival Celebration, especially as they have a larger balcony from which you can also enjoy the view.

5. Suites

Suites are always the best option on a cruise if you have the money. That extra space and the extra benefits you get will make your cruise even more special.

While not the most spacious, the themed suites, including Cloud 9 Spa and Havana, are exceptionally beautiful. Though the Excel Presidential Suite is certainly king, with its epic 646-square-foot balcony.

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If you're not sure whether upgrading to a suite is worth it, remember to get someAdditional benefitsif you stay in a suite. And I don't just mean the chocolates and sparkling wine, there are some really nice touches that can make the cost of a suite worth it!

Be sure to check out my guide tosuites for carnival partiesTo discover more.

the end result

So many possibilities! When looking to book a Mardi Gras celebration cruise it definitely can be a little tricky, but I hope this guide has helped you narrow things down and avoid rooms that may not be ideal for you.

Always budget carefully for your cruise accommodations, as room expenses can limit your spending on food, entertainment and more. It's about finding the right balance.


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