11 Brand New Cruise Ships
Courtesy of Carnival Cruise Line
888/227-6482; carnival.com; 7 days from $539
Launch Date: September 2009
Cabins: 1,823; from 185 to 430 square feet
Routes: 7-day trips through the Caribbean
Top Features: 12 nightlife venues, from a sing-along piano bar to the line’s first comedy club; sports complex (mini golf; Ping-Pong; basketball; volleyball); outdoor LED screen with a 70,000-watt sound system for alfresco movies; expansive aquapark with a 303-foot corkscrew waterslide; three restaurants, including the 139-seat Chef’s Art steak house.
Don’t Miss: The 23,750-square-foot Cloud 9 Spa, with 17 treatment rooms, a mud lounge, thalassotherapy pool, Thermal Suite, aromatherapy, and rain showers.