All Carnival ships inspire guests to have a great time and a memorable vacation, but it won’t surprise you to learn that the inspiration for Carnival Inspiration… was nothing less than inspiration itself!

From the moment you step aboard, you’ll realize that this isn’t just a cruise ship. The Grand Atrium isn’t just a room with a high ceiling – it’s a place of high art. Your dinner at one of the two main dining rooms is more than just a dish in front of you – it’s the result of our chefs’ culinary creativity. And the Paris and Candlelight Lounges aren’t just rooms with some seats and a stage – they’re spots for our performers to transport you to another place and time.

For inspired food, fast, transport yourself to the BlueIguana Cantina, home of freshly stuffed tacos and burritos. Or if you’re more in the burger mood, try Guy’s Burger Joint, where they weren’t just inspired by Guy Fieri… they were designed by the guy himself. For the adults, there’s RedFrog Rum Bar, BlueIguana Tequila Bar, plus the borderline-magical Alchemy Bar. And for the kid in everyone, there’s the truly sweet Cherry On Top.

Speaking of kids, nothing inspires relaxation quite like letting them do their own thing… and that dedication to adult chill time describes the Serenity Adult-Only Retreat to a ‘T.’ But when it’s time to reunite, nothing inspires families to squeals, screams and splashes like a good waterslide… something the onboard Carnival WaterWorks knows a thing (or two, to be precise) about.

All of the above, and everything else there is to love about a Carnival cruise – from food to pools to comfy rooms – live on this ship, one where you can’t help but find that creative spirit behind all the fun around you.

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Built for some serious splashing.

Hasbro, The Game Show
Your favorite board games come to life in this fun-for-all-ages game show extravaganza.

We’ve teamed up with the offical DJ of the Miami Heat to keep our DJs’ spinning skills hot – and our parties hotter.

The Punchliner Comedy Club
Hope you packed your funny bone – our onboard comedy performances are designed to tickle ’em just right.

Serenity Adult Only Retreat
Serenity’s the faraway place… that’s actually quite close to it all.

Playlist Productions
How about a show, to go? Our theater full of amazing musicals cruises along with you.

There’s no place at sea as welcoming as the atrium – the welcome-aboard center.

Find yourself a good book to lose yourself in.

B-I-N-G-O, B-I-N-G-O, B-I-N-G-O … this BINGO is a game-o.

Internet Cafe
Come in, sit down and log on for a cup and a catch-up.

Art Exhibitions
Let us show you what we’ve got.

Piano Bar
Finally. A bar where singing along isn’t just tolerated, it’s strongly encouraged.

Stage Shows
Grab a seat in our main stage area for a performance that may literally knock your socks (or flip-flops) off.

Live Music
Music lovers, listen up. Because our ships are rocking and rolling with some of the best bands at sea.

Channel your inner chanteuse, rock god or pop diva and wow the world (well, fellow guests at least) at karaoke.

Better pack your best moves ‘cuz our dance floor is waiting for them. You ready to get this party started?

For a cool day at sea, make it a pool day at sea.

Mini Golf
Like real golf, only smaller… and packed with delightful obstacles.

Men’s Services
Hey man, been to the spa lately?

Kids’ Active Play
Vacation time for kids means go-go-go, and we’re glad to accommodate.

Build-A-Bear Workshop at Sea
Make cuddly new friends at sea.

Circle “C”
Welcome to the ultimate hot spot for guests ages 12 to 14. And with all this fun happening, they’ll be LOLing in no time.

Teens’ Digital Play
Grab a teammate and prepare to explore new worlds.

Kids’ Digital Play
There’s more to screen-time than you might expect on a Carnival cruise.

Hair & Beauty Salon
Get that classic ‘just went to the salon’ look while you cruise.

Groove for St. Jude
Do good. Feel good. And help some kids – also good, right?

Jogging Track
Enjoy a run with a view.

We take our games very seriously.

Casino Prize Games
Put your skills – and a little luck – to the test.

Club O2
This is Club O2, the just-for-teens hangout on board Carnival.

Art Seminars
From the classics to the modern, you’ll learn something new at our onboard art seminars.

Finally, a spa worth tweeting about.

Video Arcade
What’s up, playa? Our video arcade is equipped with the latest and greatest high-tech video and arcade games.

Twister Waterslide
The splashiest route from point A to point B.

Well, what do ya know?

Kids’ Party Time
Even the little ones need to cut loose from time to time. Here’s one such time.

Teens’ Party Time
Explore whole new experiences as you get your party on.

Night Owls
Made for kids, great for adults! (We watch ’em until the wee hours of the morning – you have worry-free fun.)

Fitness Classes
For the shortest path between here and fitness, ask our expert instructors for directions.

Fitness Center
Vacation is actually a great time to hit the gym. And here’s a good gym to hit.

Ship Highlights

Carnival Water Works

Festive, fun and just down right fantastic — Carnival Inspiration WaterWorks includes a Twister Waterslide and Splash Park that’s perfect fun for splishin’, splashin’ and slidin.’ It’s great fun for all ages.
Serenity Adult-Only Retreat!

Chill out in this Carnival Inspiration kid-free oasis that’s the hub of relaxation. Take in the ocean view, hop in the hot tub, or kick back under the shade of a big umbrella.
Resort Style Pool

Think palm trees, a cool breeze and relaxing with your favorite drink in your hand. Now make that a reality and head on over to the Carnival Inspiration’s Resort-Style Pool – Swim or just chill out.
A Culinary Delight

Enjoy a delectable and undeniably delicious dining experience in the Carnival Inspiration Mardi Gras or Carnivale Dining Rooms. We serve up culinary desires you can really sink your teeth into.
Camp Carnival

It’s designed and fun-ified with Carnival Inspiration cruisers ages 2-11 years old in mind. So relax, and know that your kids are supervised by an experienced team and having just as much fun as you are… maybe even more.
Circle C

One of the coolest spots on Carnival Inspiration is Circle “C” and it’s just for kids 12-14… Video games, dance parties, late night movies, Karaoke and more. What could be funner?
Club O2

We know just what teenagers 15-17 like… Music, video games, food, new friends and BIG fun, Carnival Inspiration Club O2’s got it; the perfect ’round-the-clock hangout full of the funnest things to do.
Spa Carnival

Relax, it’s all in the technique. Feel the stress sail away as you pamper yourself with soothing treatments and massages for your body and soul at Carnival Inspiration Spa Carnival…Ahhhhh.
Fine Art

Browse the diverse and stunning array of fabulous artwork at the Carnival Inspiration Art Gallery located on the Empress deck.
All Its Grandeur

The Grand Atrium Plaza and Bar is just that – Grand. Mix and mingle with friends, old and new, in this breathtaking space that’s the center of all things fun and fantastic on the Carnival Inspiration.
Loungin’ Around

Meet, greet, chill and chat at the Carnival Inspiration Paris Lounge. It’s a cool place to have a drink, tell friends a joke, listen to live music and laugh till dawn.
Picture Perfect

Carnival Inspiration Photo Gallery is located on the Promenade deck and loaded with some of your best “Fun Ship” moments. Pick your favorites; then take home your fondest and funnest memories.
Take Home Mementos

You’ll find the perfect “Fun Ship” gifts for friends, family or yourself at the Carnival Inspiration shops located on the Atlantic deck – everything from t-shirts to high-end timepieces, lockets to your favorite spirits (duty-free).


Seaday Brunch
You never need a special reason to enjoy brunch, but Carnival has the perfect one: sea days!

Dining Room
Three courses, no pretension. This kinda-fancy dining event brings a premium selection of food options (and fun!) to your table every night.

Lido Restaurant
When it comes to a variety of food served in a casual dining atmosphere, this is the center of it all.

24-Hour Room Service
Hungry enough to eat, but feel more like staying in? Relax. Complimentary room service is available 24 hours a day.

Pizza Pirate
Ahoy hungry mateys – this is the place to enjoy a tasty pizza, indeed.

The Chef’s Table
Get a backstage pass to what’s cooking in our kitchen with this private tour and meal featuring our chefs’ best dishes.

Coffee Bar
Take a break and reenergize at our coffee bar, stocked with premium coffees and delicious pastries.

Grab a cone and choose from frozen yogurt or delicious soft-serve ice cream – the original heat blaster.

Your Choice Dining
Dine early, dine late – either way, dine great.

The Carnival Deli
Pile ’em high at this neighborhood deli. Choose from old time favorites filled with juicy cuts of meat – don’t forget the kosher dill.

Kids’ Menus
Whether your kids love to try new things or stick to a few faves, we’ve got something on their menu guaranteed to be a big hit.

Breakfast Grill
Fuel up at this delicious arrangement of breakfast favorites.

Kids’ Meals for Campers
Fuel up day and night with delicious kids-only meals.

Bottomless Bubbles
Get refreshed anytime with our unlimited soda and juice package.

Chef’s Choice
Our chef takes you on a worldwide culinary taste test.

Dining Room Breakfast
Start your day off right with this enjoyable made-to-order breakfast experience.

Good Eats
When it comes to eating well for dinner, the name says it all.

Salad Bar
Light, flavorful and fun – enjoy your veggies topped with your favorite dressing.

Sweet Spot
Put an exclamation point at the end of a great meal and pick up a slice of goodness that really hits the spot.

Special Diets
Even if you can’t have it all, you can still eat well on a Carnival cruise.


  • Onboard Crew: 920
  • Gross Tons: 70,367
  • Length (ft.): 855
  • Guest Capacity:2,056