We went on our first cruise with our three kids last month and had such a blast. I shared 7 things to do on the first day of your cruise with kids and now I wanted to share how I stayed connected during the whole cruise with the Carnival Hub App!
I downloaded the Carnival Hub App before we even set sail because they have a fun countdown on it. My kids (and I!) loved checking the app each day to see how many days there were until we set sail on our Carnival Cruise!
How do you connect with the Carnival Hub App?
Make sure to download the app before you get on the ship. It’s available in the iTunes and Android stores. Once you’re on board the ship, you can connect with the Carnival Hub App for free. For a fee of $5, you can connect with friends and chat through the app to stay connected. No internet is required as you can access the app while your phone is in airplane mode!
So, what’s ON the Carnival Hub App?
The Carnival Hub App was the first thing I usually checked when I woke up and we also looked at it several times throughout the day.
On the app, you’re going to find the schedule for the HUNDREDS of activities going on the ship throughout your entire cruise. It’s sorted by day and you can favorite each activity so you can easily see what you and your fellow cabin mates are interested in. My son loved looking at it with me and we would decide what activities we wanted to check out.
Food and Drinks
There’s so many places to eat at on a Carnival Cruise. The app shows you all of the different choices and their hours of operation which was so convenient. We ate on the Lido deck a lot but it was easy to check the app and see that Guy’s Burgers was open so my husband and I could grab a burger after getting the kids settled with their food.
It was easy to get lost on the ship those first few days but you could pull up the deck plans on the app to see where you needed to go. It helped us realize some shortcuts and helped us to not get lost!
I loved that I could check our account balance from the app. There were computers throughout the ship where you could check but this was so much easier. It especially came in handy after we would spend time in the arcade! Darn it, I just wanted to win a Minecraft plush for Hayden!
There are so many photo opportunities on board a Carnival Cruise from elegant night to casual pics to pictures while you’re at port. You can actually view the pictures that were taken right on the app and order copies whether it be digital or actual prints to pick up.
Download the Carnival Hub App
You can download the Carnival Hub App through iTunes or Android for free. It’s available on the following ships: Carnival Breeze, Carnival Conquest, Carnival Ecstasy, Carnival Elation, Carnival Fantasy, Carnival Freedom, Carnival Glory, Carnival Imagination, Carnival Inspiration, Carnival Magic, Carnival Miracle, Carnival Paradise, Carnival Pride, Carnival Sensation, Carnival Splendor, Carnival Sunshine, Carnival Triumph, Carnival Valor, Carnival Victory and Carnival Vista.
If you’re cruising with Carnival anytime soon, make sure to download the Carnival Hub App – it’s an absolute must!
Disclosure: A huge thanks to Carnival Cruise Line for hosting us on a 7 day cruise on the Carnival Sunshine. All thoughts and opinions are my own.