Carnival Puts Fun Times on New Mobile App

Carnival Spirit (photo: Clyde Dickens)

Carnival Cruise Line has launched its free mobile app, Carnival Hub, on its Australia–based ships, according to a press release. 

Guests will be able to use the Carnival Hub to "maximize their fun throughout their cruise, with the app featuring the cruise line's Fun Times daily activities schedule as well as a ‘favorites' function allowing guests to bookmark the day's best events. Other features include a reminder to attend chosen events, searchable deck plans with attractions highlighted, itinerary details including port visits and a real-time shipboard account balance," said Carnival in a statement.

For a one-off fee per cruise of AU$9, the app also offers a "chat" function.

The function automatically adds guests travelling together to a contact list.

Carnival Hub is now live on Carnival Spirit and will be offered on Carnival Legend from February 23, 2017. It is available for iPhone and Android users via the app store.

Carnival Cruise Line Vice President Jennifer Vandekreeke said the Carnival Hub app would change the way guests enjoyed their cruise holidays.

"The Carnival Hub app really puts guests in control of their cruise holiday, so they never miss any of the fun onboard, and can easily plan their day from beside the pool, hop from a live show to a gym class, arrange to meet friends and family and even catch up with new friends," Vandekreeke said.

New functions, like the ability to make spa and restaurant bookings were expected to come online throughout the year, she said.

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