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El crucero de la salsa!


October 30- Nov 3, 2017 sailing from
Miami to Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
onboard the Carnival Victory

Past artists have included El Gran Combo, Victor Manuelle, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Tony Vega, Willie Rosario, Tito Nieves, Tito Rojas, Jose Alberto el Canario, Larry Harlow, and Puerto Rican Power just to name a few. Your host and master of ceremonies JI Starr is a legend on NY radio and is the official host of SalsaCruise for the last 14 years¦.

The ability to mingle with some of the worlds most celebrated musical talent all the while catching some rays, drinking a mojito, taking salsa and zumba classes, eating special latin food, playing dominoes or dancing the day/night away are some of the amazing features and takeaways that sets Salsa Cruise apart from any latin experience in the world.

Salsa Cruise also always gives back to each destination visited through Whet Foundations program Destination Donation. Everyone on the ship will be asked to bring school supplies, clothing and other items for the local orphanage. Then volunteers will be asked to help stuff the backpacks to deliver to the kids and play with them. Many of the volunteers rate their Whet Foundation experience as the highlight of their cruise.

#SalsaFam is the official Hash tag of an all-new full charter experience for thousands of fans and family from around the world.

find out everything you need to know


October 30- Nov 3, 2017 sailing from
Miami to Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
onboard the Carnival Victory

Day Date Port of Call Arrive Depart
Monday Oct 30, 2017 Miami *12:00pm **4:00pm
Tuesday Oct 31, 2017 Day at Sea
Wednesday Nov 1, 2017 Puerto Plata 8:00 AM 7:00 PM
Thursday Nov 2, 2017 Day at Sea
Friday Nov 3, 2017 Miami ***7:00am 10:00am

*Flights should arrive on Monday by 12:00pm EST.
**Be checked in and onboard by 3:00pm EST! We sail at 4:00pm EST!
***Flights should depart on Friday after 12:00pm EST.
Itinerary is tentative, and subject to change without notice at the discretion of Carnival Cruise Line, Whet Travel Salsa and/or Salsa Cruise.

Getting to the Port of Miami

Port of Miami
1015 North America Way
Miami, Florida, 33132
Once on-port follow signs to your destination (Cruise Terminals, Parking, etc.)

Port of Miami is easily accessible by car or taxi, however, most cruise lines offer shuttle service directly from Miami International Airport. Other ground transportation options like shuttles and limousines are also available.

 Directions From the North
Take I-95 South to Eastbound I-395 (Miami Beach) Ramp. Continue on I-395 East and Tunnel Entrance is on your left.

Directions From the South
Take SR-826 North to SR-836 East, head Eastbound on SR-836 to I-395 East (Miami Beach). Continue on I-395 East/MacArthur Causeway and Tunnel Entrance is on your left.

Take I-95 North to Eastbound I-395 (Miami Beach) Ramp. Continue on I-395 East/MacArthur Causeway and Tunnel Entrance is on your left.

Directions From Miami Beach
Take I-395/MacArthur Causeway Westbound and Exit on Biscayne Boulevard ramp. Make a u-turn on N. Bayshore Drive to enter Eastbound MacArthur Causeway. Continue on Eastbound I-395 and Tunnel Entrance is on your left.

Taxicabs are available at all cruise terminals on cruise days.
The fare between the Miami International Airport and PortMiami is a flat rate of $27.00.

Carnival Airport Transfers*
Available for purchase through your Carnival account, on Carnival’s website only.
Transfers can be purchased up to two weeks prior to the cruise. After this time frame transfers must be purchased at the airport. One-way return transfers are available for purchase onboard the ship.

Parking is conveniently available at all cruise terminals. Designated disabled permit parking spaces are available in each garage. Spaces are also available for oversized vehicles (oversized vans, recreational vehicles and vehicles with trailers) at special rates. All facilities are patrolled by security. Oversized vehicles may only park in Lot #2, across from Cruise Terminal E.

Overnight Parking, per night: $20 Short-term Parking: $7*
Vehicles longer than 20 feet: An additional $20 per day*
(*subject to change)


Miami to Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

Located between the Atlantic coast and the northern Cordillera Mountains, Puerto Plata  is a premier destination in the Dominican Republic known for it’s excellent beaches, Damajagua Waterfalls and top-notch golf. Puerto Plata’s beautiful coastal strip gives you a variety of things to do if before or after the party. Mount Isabel de Torres offers panoramic views of Puerto Plata from its flat-topped 2,600 mile high peak via a cable car or visit one of the first European forts constructed in the Americas. Fort San Felipe. If you feel like a rush, Carnival has a list of excursions such as snorkeling, ziplining, swimming with dolphins, horseback riding, ATV adventures and more…

2017 Private Beach Party Info Coming Soon!



Coming Soon!

2017 Carnival Victory


Declare victory against the ordinary as you sit back and take in what this incredible cruise ship has to offer: amazing performances in the two show lounges, quiet time at Serenity Adult-Only Retreat… plus delicious food and drink all up and down the ship. While a magician may keep an audience wondering how they did it, Alchemy Bar lets you get right up close as our cocktail-crafters work their magic with absolutely nothing up their sleeves. And SKYBOX Sports Bar combines the comfort of its high-above-it-all namesake with the sort of view you’d get down low on the 50-yard line, whether you’re catching a live game on the big screen or getting into a game yourself, controller in hand.

Don’t miss the winning atmosphere of the South China Sea Casino — try your hand at poker, blackjack, roulette, or craps. Little winners will love Virtual Sea Arcade and play-time opportunities at one of three youth-only spaces. And for an open-air experience that brings out the champion in everyone, there’s miniature golf, ping pong, a jogging track and more.

When you’re cruising Carnival Victory, one thing is for sure: you’re winning.


GRAND SUITEgrand suite

A Grand Suite aboard Carnival Victory features even more space than the standard suite — plenty of room in your room! This stateroom is loaded for an unparalleled experience: VIP check-in, a huge balcony, and even a convenient dressing area with vanity.

OCEAN SUITEocean suite

A Carnival Victory suite is the ultimate way to cruise. With more space for stretching out indoors, plus a large balcony for kicking back outdoors, try an Ocean Suite to experience private, luxurious relaxation. Ocean Suites also include VIP check-in, walk-in closet and bathroom with whirlpool.

JUNIOR SUITEjunior suite

As you step into a Junior Suite aboard Carnival Victory, you can’t help but feel that you’re stepping into full-size luxury in a smaller package. Featuring a standard-size balcony, in a Carnival Victory Junior Suite you’ll find everything else there is to love about a suite, including VIP check-in, a walk-in closet; and even a whirlpool tub for relaxing.


Step into a Premium Balcony stateroom aboard Carnival Victory and it’s easy to see exactly what you’re getting: one seriously spacious stateroom. It’s about more than just the room itself, you’ll find; step onto your oversized balcony and you’ll find that when there’s a sea breeze in your hair, there’s no limit to the relaxation you can have.


Aft-View Extended Balcony staterooms feature a larger balcony for more lounge-around room, more kick-back space; not to even mention some of the best stern-side views you’ll find anywhere. Get ready to relax as you gaze upon Carnival Victory gentle wake from your spacious balcony.


Balcony staterooms were designed for maximum sea breeze and the most stunning views, so look to a balcony if you’re looking to cruise aboard Carnival Victory. Any time you’re in your room, you’re just steps away from your own personal outdoor oasis, featuring the sort of sea view you can also feel.


Catch a glimpse of what’s going by from your Ocean View stateroom aboard Carnival Victory, where you’ll get views you won’t find anywhere on land.


Carnival Victory Porthole staterooms give you the classic seafarer’s view times two — a pair of round windows providing an affordable view of the ocean. If you tire of ocean-gazing, there’s plenty more to do onboard, but 24-hour room service is one amenity you can enjoy as you continue to take in the view.


An Interior with Picture Window stateroom on Carnival Victory gives you a view beyond your stateroom, out to the observation deck outside including a great sky view. (Note that the view will be partially obstructed.)

INTERIOR UPPER/LOWERinterior upper lower

A Carnival Victory Interior Upper/Lower stateroom creatively maximizes space for a pair of cruisers. These staterooms feature all the same amenities as other Interior staterooms, with a different layout — including one Twin bed, and either an upper Pullman or sofa bed. They also feature linens from the Carnival Comfort Collection, a full private bathroom and more.


An Interior stateroom is the most affordable way to cruise, and interiors are not just cozy, but are full of things you’d expect from any Carnival stateroom: a full private bathroom, Carnival Comfort Collection linens and just-a-call-away 24-hour room service.





Poker, blackjack, roulette, craps, slot machines, prize games… how you win is up to you.



Somebody at Carnival knows just what you need, and it’s pretty much exactly the Serenity Adult-Only Retreat. Look, you’ll still be on the same ship as the kids, the hoopla, and all the Carnival-style excitement… but you could easily forget, because when you’re at Serenity you could not be further from it all. The world you’ll find yourself in is one of complete peace, sea breezes, swaying hammocks and, of course, a nearby bar. It’s the place to get done the kind of stuff you just can’t seem to do anywhere else — reconnect with your partner, finish that book, or do absolutely, blissfully, nothing at all.



On their Carnival cruise, kids can enjoy all the best parts of summer camp and family vacation, all in one! At Camp Carnival, they’ll start by splitting up into three different age groups: 2 to 5 years, 6 to 8 years, and 9 to 11 years. Our counselors, each with education or childcare experience, are there to make sure everyone in these small groups has an amazing time. And they do, with tons of fun-filled, age-appropriate activities including arts and crafts, dancing, movies, toy-time and video gaming! When it’s mealtime, kids get their own menus, with faves like mac & cheese, chicken nuggets, and more. And when the sun goes down, we offer Night Owls (fees apply) so kids get to stay up late having fun, while their parents also enjoy themselves well into the night.



When it comes to complete relaxation from the inside out, nothing beats a trip to the spa. From the minute you step inside, the soothing ambiance begins to work its magic. Renew yourself with premium beauty and wellness therapies, like hot stone massages, aromatherapy or full-body wraps. This is your time to be spoiled, indulged and even beautified. Lie back, close your eyes, and feel the stress sail away as your body and mind experience total tranquility. (Oh yeah, and this feel-good stuff isn’t just for the ladies — dudes, there are plenty of treatments on our menu for you too.)




There’s chuckle-funny, then there’s laughing-so-hard-you-can-barely-breathe funny. To take our Punchliner Comedy Club talent way over the top, we’ve teamed up with renowned comedian and TV personality George Lopez. George is our ‘curator of comedy,’ our ‘finder of funny,’ our… ‘locator of laugh-out-loud’ (sorry, we’ll leave the jokes to him), helping select talent for our fleetwide Punchliner Comedy Clubs.


Salsa Cruise is known for it’s amazing Latin food. We hand pick chefs from around the world to give you a taste of pure Salsa.




Forget what “they” say — the most important meal of the day is brunch. Slumberers can sleep in and still enjoy breakfast favorites, while early-risers get a head-start on lunch. And Seaday Brunch brings everybody’s favorite mid-morning meal to your Carnival cruise, and does it right. You’ll enjoy huevos rancheros, special french toast, loaded mac-n-cheese… and yes, more ways to cook eggs than we even thought was possible. Chow down and fuel up — you’ve got lots of exploring to do, across the ship, for the rest of the day.




“Hey, which side does the fork go on?” is a question you’ll never have to ask at a dining room dinner aboard a Carnival cruise — we set the table for you. We also bring to the table a full three courses in an experience that’s filling, but never stuffy — you’re just as likely to catch waiters table-dancing as you are to order to dessert. Dessert’s included — along with the rest of your meal, by the way — in your fare. But don’t skip straight to dessert, because the main course is the main attraction; drop in daily and enjoy a rotating menu of delectable favorites, including steak, lobster and prime rib.



Whoever said you can’t always get what you want certainly never said it on a Carnival cruise. Odds are that something from our steakhouse sounds good — filet mignon, New York Strip, lobster or surf & turf — and you know what? Now you can get these signature steakhouse dishes on your plate anytime you’re enjoying dinner in our lively main dining room. Whether you’re with friends, have the kids in tow or are just in the mood for something different in a familiar setting, you’ll find great options on your dining room menu.




Chow down on some delicious Asian goodness. First, select your noodles and veggies. Then tell one of our chefs which sauce and meat you want in the wok. Will it be mussels and Szechuan? Beef and Thai barbecue? Chicken and black bean? Don’t worry, the decision doesn’t have to be final — you can come back to Mongolian Wok and try all the combos your heart desires!




Featuring a nice variety of casual dining options like Mongolian Wok, Chef’s Choice, Salad Bar, Carnival Deli and more, the Lido Restaurant has something — or more likely, at least a few somethings — to satisfy your craving. With plenty of indoor and outdoor seating and food options for everyone, you can enjoy your personal favorites while dining in the company of family and friends. It’s also where you can find our pizza station and soft serve and frozen yogurt… both open 24 hours a day, which ought to be enough for anybody.




A voyage to new destinations is the perfect time to try new things… and here’s the perfect place: The Taste Bar. Stop by for a taste of the flavors awaiting you at dining venues across the Carnival fleet. Pick up a complimentary appetizer before dinner for a taste of something different.




Pause your vacation and treat yourself to a well-deserved break with a specialty coffee drink or freshly-brewed tea… plus some delicious homemade pastries. Or, for an even sweeter option, stop by for a milkshake, slice of cake or cookie.