Carnival Cruise Line Family Harbor Section

Carnival Cruise Line really hit the target with their exclusive Family Harbor Lounge and Suites. A whole section on the ship (Carnival Vista or Carnival Horizon) just for those who booked a stateroom or suite in the Family Harbor section. The best part is that these extra amenities will not break the bank. I highly recommend booking your next Carnival Cruise in the Carnival Cruise Line Family Harbor section onboard the Vista or Horizon. 

Book a Family Harbor stateroom in the exclusive family zone on Deck 2 of the Carnival Vista or Carnival Horizon and you will have access to the Family Harbor Lounge. This is one of the extra amenities of the Family Harbor section. The Family Harbor Lounge gives you and your guests a special hangout to spend quality time together away from the hustle and bustle of the ship. The Family Harbor Lounge offers large-screen televisions, games and complimentary breakfast and snacks. A special family concierge desk is available here to assist families in making this their best vacation ever.

Family Harbor Concierge
A Concierge is available selected hours to assist with any need you may have including, but not limited to the following:

  • Book shore excursions
  • Make dining or spa reservations
  • Make requests for extra towels or other housekeeping needs
  • Register children for youth programs or sign up for Night Owls
  • Print airline tickets

Family Harbor Lounge Amenities

If you have cruised before you know that there is so much to do onboard a cruise ship. Sometimes it can become overwhelming, especially for younger children and those children with special needs. Carnival Cruise Line realizes this and is giving those families a space that is quiet, offers games, televisions and spaces to just hang out. I highly recommend booking in the Family Harbor section if you are traveling with young children, special needs children or children of various ages that need to come together during your cruise.

Here is what is offered:


  • Family activities hosted by the youth staff
  • Large screen televisions
  • Programmed family movies
  • Video game consoles, games and movies available
  • Hasbro board games readily available
  • Two computer terminals located in the Family Harbor Lounge ($)

Breakfast and Snacks

  • Continental breakfast buffet on port days, 6:30am-9:30am and sea days, 7:30am-10:30am
  • Afternoon snack selections daily, 3:00pm-5:00pm
  • Evening cookies and milk daily, 7:00pm-9:00pm
  • Swirls soft serve ice cream

Family Harbor Staterooms

The Family Harbor Staterooms are located in the family zone on Deck 2, with easy access to the Family Harbor Lounge. Staterooms are available in various categories to accommodate family’s of different sizes with different needs.

Family Harbor accommodations (96 in total) offer an array of suites, cove balconies, deluxe ocean view and interior staterooms, all decorated in a nautical flag motif (in red, white, blue and yellow).

Need a stateroom for a family of 5, then book a Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom or a Family Harbor Suite. Both offer 2 bathrooms. Family Harbor Suite will give you the most space inside your stateroom and a roomy cove balcony to take in the sea.

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