Kimberly Leonard

Joymaker Journeys

Jacob's Family and Friends Cruise

Aug 12, 2023 to Aug 20, 2023
Southern Caribean
Join us on Carnival's Celebration
  August 12, 2023  to August 20, 2023
This ship introduces Zones — six themed areas packed with brand-new experiences for eating, drinking and spectacularly getting down to fun. There's BOLT, the first-ever rollercoaster at sea, Emeril's Bistro 1396 from yes-that-Emeril, Family Feud Live for everybody... plus incredible new bars like The Brass Magnolia and Fortune Teller.  Everybody can enjoy Celebration!



Choose your staterooms:
  • Balcony                      
  • Interior                 
  • Ocean View 
  • Suite             
  • Complimentary food and drinks at the main restaurants including
    • Street Eats (new restaurant)  Some of the world’s favorite flavors aren’t found in restaurants, but on the street in trucks, stalls and carts where flavor, convenience... and quality matter. That’s right, when you’re just feet from the chef, you know they’re cooking to impress! Street Eats is Carnival’s tribute to this food phenomenon, debuting aboard Celebration with three ever-changing open-air stations. The first, Steam Dream, specializes in the steamiest stuff this side of the spa, featuring favorites like bao buns and pot stickers. Then there’s Mad Sizzle, which puts the “skill” in skillet with the likes of kebab and satay. And we’re definitely not about to forget Time Fries, which serves up every cruiser’s dream: fries loaded up with culinary creations from our chefs, like cheesesteak fries! On Celebration you may be far from the street, but flavor’s right around the corner.
  • 24 Hour Pizza
  • Room Service
  • Youth Programs for ages 2-17
  • On-Board Activities
    • Live Family Feud complete with buzzers!
    • Waterworks
    • Serenity Adult-Only Retreat
    • Playlist Productions
    • 8 Bars* and Lounges
    • Dive-in Theatre
    • 6 Pools and 8 hot tubs
    • and many more
  • Ground Transfers* (if you choose to pay upfront)
  • taxes and port fees



  1. Travel insurance (please accept or decline below)
  2. Specialized Dining (Additional Cost) from including:
    • Emeril's Bistro 1396 - Emeril Lagasse's first-ever restaurant at sea: Emeril's Bistro 1396. Everybody knows about Emeril's love for Creole cuisine, and now you'll enjoy the authentic bayou flavors and fun New Orleans is known for on your vacation. If you haven't had the pleasure, we're talking about fried oysters, duck & sausage gumbo, po-boy sandwiches, fresh ceviche and more. We're serving up Emeril's faves all day… and because flavors this big don't just sleep in, we do some great ones for breakfast too! Raw bar, incredible desserts and Crescent City atmosphere round out the experience.
  3. Alcohol and Drink Packages
  4. Spa*
  5. Rollercoaster at Sea*
  6. Casino*
  7. Shopping*
  8. Roundtrip airfare
  9. Personal expenses
  10. Gratuities



Day Location Arrive Depart
Saturday, August 12, 2023 Miami   4:00pm
Sunday, August 13, 2023 FUN DAY AT SEA    
Monday, August 14, 2023 FUN DAY AT SEA    
Tuesday, August 15, 2023
Aruba - Your Happy Place awaits!

After all you’ve persevered through, you deserve some Aruba happiness. Reconnect with loved ones, explore natural wonders, relax on soft sands and more.

8:00 AM 10:00PM
Wednesday, August 16, 2023
Kralendijk, Bonaire
Kralendijk is the capital of Bonaire, a Dutch island in the Caribbean Sea. Colorful architecture dots the shopping street of Kaya Grandi. The Bonaire Museum displays archaeological finds, shells and old photos. Off the coast is Bonaire National Marine Park, with a coral reef sheltering tropical fish. This stretches west to Klein Bonaire Island, where the sandy beaches provide a nesting ground for sea turtles. 
8:00AM 10:00PM
Thursday, August 17, 2023
Willemstad, Curacao
Willemstad is the capital city of Curaçao, a Dutch Caribbean island. It’s known for its old town center, with pastel-colored colonial architecture. The floating Queen Emma Bridge connects the Punda and Otrobanda neighborhoods across Sint Anna Bay. By the water is the 19th-century Rif Fort, now housing a shopping center. City restaurants serve dishes influenced by the island's mostly Dutch and Afro-Caribbean cuisines.  
8:00am 5:00pm
Friday, August 18, 2023 FUN DAY AT SEA    
Saturday, August 19, 2023 FUN DAY AT SEA    
Sunday, August 20, 2023 Glad you sailed with us and I know you enjoyed yourself.  See you on our next trip!   7:00am  

Payment Schedule:

Initial Deposit $125 per person by December 15, 2022
Second Payment $ 150 per person by February 13, 2023
Third Payment of $150 per March 13, 2023
Final Payment is due by May 13, 2023

Monthly Payment Plans and Uplift Financing available.



The Deposit of $125 is non-refundable and non-transferable.  If you have a 3/4 passenger in your room, you are required to make a $250pp deposit to reserve your room.  All other refunds are subjected to Carnival's refund policy.  You are strongly encouraged to purchase travel insurance.  



 All Cruisers (ages 12 and above)  ARE WELCOMED!*

This travel group should be aware that COVID-19 and the health and security measures around COVID-19 may impact elements of your trip and influence the operation of some travel services. The country you and your group reside in, the country or countries you are traveling to or via, and the airline(s) you are traveling on may all have strict requirements on travel to limit the spread of COVID-19.


These requirements may include but are not limited to:


Wearing of masks at airports, while in flight and when out in public * Active testing for COVID-19 that may include blood testing before permission is granted to board any flight or enter a country * Being able to show proof of health via formalized means (Certificate or similar)* Subject to screening on arrival at your destination country or any transit countries * Subject to quarantine periods in any country subject to screening results * Changing restrictions on sightseeing, due to closures or other public health concerns* Subject to limitation/restrictions on travel to the destination by your country of residence/citizenship * Possible compulsory quarantine on return to your country of residence/citizenship.


COVID-19 is causing constant and ongoing changes in the application of the above types of measures and the way an airline, airport or country chooses to deal with the threat of COVID-19 is constantly changing.


New requirements may require advance action and include any of the following plus more:


• Completing an electronic registration/authorization before departing your home airport or upon arrival


• Following all airline and airport protocols which will likely require a face covering


• Temperature screening



All guests should carefully review pre-booking and pre-travel health advice on our website WWW.CARNIVAL.COM and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) website Indicates external site which may or may not meet accessibility guidelines. Opens in a new window..

PRE-BOARDING INFORMATION: In order to manage our vaccinated sailings, it is very important for all guests to be on the look-out for a one question pre-cruise vaccine attestation email which needs to be completed for every person on the reservation. Guests are asked to update their profile on with their current contact information as we will be communicating through a series of emails. Please read all our correspondence and complete all requests for pre-boarding information. Failure to comply with pre-cruise information requests on a timely basis will result in cancellation.

Vaccinated guests age 5 and older will continue to provide evidence of their vaccination status prior to embarkation. Guests who do not meet the definition of fully vaccinated, or do not provide proof of vaccination, must present the results of a negative PCR or antigen test taken within three days of embarkation (or as required by destinations on the itinerary – see below).

Guests are considered fully vaccinated if they have received their final dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior to the sailing day (not counting embarkation day) and have proof of vaccination.

Boosters may be required for specific voyages based on duration or destination requirements.


Vaccinated guests (with proof of vaccination) – are not required to take a pre cruise test except on cruises of 16 nights or longer or when required by a destination.

Unvaccinated guests – guests age 5 years and older will have to present the negative results of a PCR or antigen test taken no earlier than 3 days before sailing or when required by a destination. For example: if a PCR test is required 3 days before sailing, the test may be taken as early as Wednesday for a cruise departing on Saturday.

  • In addition to lab administered tests, self-testing is accepted for unvaccinated guests on cruises 15 nights and shorter.
  • Certain destinations do not accept unsupervised pre-cruise testing, including Bermuda, Canada, Greece, or Spain. If used for visiting these destinations, self-testing must be supervised by a medical professional.
  • Regardless of the type of test taken, unvaccinated guests will be required to present their negative test results via VeriFLY, or as part of the embarkation process.
    • If the test taken is supervised by a medical professional, guests can show the negative result in the form of a printout, an email, or an app screen from the test provider.
    • On voyages where destinations accept self-testing, guests can provide a picture of their negative home test or present the actual negative test itself at embarkation.

Guests who self-test should write their name and test date on a piece of paper, place the negative test on the paper, and take a photograph of this on a mobile device. Please be prepared to show the image if required. Guests can choose, instead, to have a viral test taken or supervised by a trained person with written evidence of result.

Anyone with signs and symptoms of COVID-19, or who are identified at-risk, will need to self-test at the terminal and will be approved for boarding at the discretion of our medical team. Secondary screenings (and health checks throughout the cruise) will be performed when necessary.

Any guest who tests positive at embarkation will not be able to cruise and will be provided a future cruise credit. If a guest traveled by air to join their cruise, they may be required to quarantine before traveling home.

Close contacts of a confirmed positive case will be allowed to sail if they are asymptomatic, test negative at embarkation and agree to additional testing up to 5 days from last exposure.


Our protocols have been implemented with the best interests of the health and safety of our guests, crew, and the destinations we serve as our number one priority. Even with our protocols in place, there may be positive COVID-19 cases during your cruise. Our ships' medical centers have capabilities for diagnosis and testing and are equipped for contact tracing. Our crew is fully vaccinated, receives boosters when eligible and wears masks indoors at all times. Given our protocols, positive cases are far below what communities are experiencing shoreside.

Guests who test positive and are quarantined on board will receive a pro-rated future cruise credit equal to the number of days in quarantine. For guests who must quarantine locally, Carnival will help make quarantine arrangements; however, all related expenses will be the guests' responsibility.

We recommend guests wear face masks while indoors, except when eating or drinking or in their own staterooms, and when in large congregate events outdoors where physical distancing cannot be maintained. Masks are recommended during the entire embarkation and debarkation process (except where required by local authorities) and while on public transportation in a U.S. port. Masks are required in the medical center.

On cruises of 16 nights or longer, masks may be required to be worn indoors, except when in the stateroom, eating or drinking.

As advised by health experts, guests are recommended to use higher-grade masks indoors (such as surgical or KN95) that have two or more layers, completely cover the nose and mouth, fit snugly against the sides of the face and have a nose wire.

Guests are not required to maintain physical distance on board the ship.




It is the individuals responsibility to keep themselves informed of all requirements in relation to their trip and any COVID-19 based restrictions, and we suggest these are constantly monitored right up until departure, as they can change at any time. The same applies to any travel companions and all members of a group who may be traveling.


Joymaker Journeys, LLC , is not liable for any loss due to failure to read and understand this information, as the considerations included in this document may be critical to your upcoming trip.


For more information, Joymaker Journeys recommends consulting the US Government websites for any specific travel advisory information pertaining to you or your group’s destination(s)




We shall not be liable for any claims, losses, damages, costs, expenses, delays, or loss of enjoyment, of any nature or kind whatsoever, resulting from events beyond our or a supplier’s reasonable control, including but not limited to acts of God, strikes, lockouts or other labor disputes or disruptions, wars, blockades, insurrections, riots, earthquakes, weather conditions, floods or acts or restraints imposed by government authorities.




Travel documents and tickets, joining and departure details, supplier addresses and phone contacts will be sent within 2 weeks of travel dates. Note: Entry to another country may be refused even if the required Information and Travel Documents are valid and complete.




Although a passport is not needed for a cruise that leaves and returns to the same US City, Joymaker Journeys recommends that you have a passport.  A passport valid for six months beyond date of travel is required for entry into all countries. Visas may be required for certain countries; please inquire for details. Please check with your agent at time of booking if visas are still required for these or other countries. If you are not travelling on an American or Canadian passport, it is imperative that you also check visa requirements for all of the destinations you will be travelling to or transiting through. Ultimately, it is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct documentation.


Available Packages

Interior Room
Unavailable as of May 13, 2023

Starting At: $1,050.00
Deposit: $150.00

With an Interior stateroom you’ll get a full private bathroom, your choice of bed size and layout — covered in linens you can feel at home in — all of which make this truly a great spot for curling up after a long day’s fun.

Unavailable as of May 13, 2023

Starting At: $1,500.00
Deposit: $125.00

Balcony staterooms are proof that while it’s great to be cruisey… on vacation, breeziness is a virtue too. And any time you’re in your well-appointed Balcony stateroom aboard Mardi Gras, you’re just steps away from the outdoors by way of your private open-air oasis. Designed for kicking back al fresco, you’re in for some amazing ocean views… views so stunning you’ll just have to feel ‘em to believe ‘em. 

Extra Options

Vacation Policy Protection
Unavailable as of May 28, 2023


For Balcony Rooms

Vacation Policy Protection
Unavailable as of May 28, 2023


For Interior Rooms

Ground Transportation to Miami Airport
Unavailable as of May 12, 2023

Deposit: $10.00

Shuttle service after to Miami Airport after disembarkment .

Ground Transportation to Ft. Lauderdale
Unavailable as of May 13, 2023

Deposit: $10.00

Shuttle service to Ft. Lauderdale airport after disembarkment.

Pre-Paid Gratuities
Unavailable as of June 30, 2023


When automatically charged to either your Sign and Sail account or to your invoice prior to boarding, the gratuity amount is at a recommended value of $12.95 per day, per person in stateroom accommodations, and at $13.95, per day, per person for those in suite rooms.
If you don't pay before the cruise, it will be charged on  your credit card when you board.
This is per person.