Carnival Cruise Line is bringing back the printed daily programs across its fleet. According to John Heald, the company’s brand ambassador, the Funtimes newsletter will once again be published and distributed to guests on a daily basis.
The change, which will take place in late February, comes after guests’ feedback, he noted.
“Many of you have written to me over the past months saying how much you miss the Funtimes being delivered to your cabin,” Heald explained on a social media post.
“So, in the days and weeks ahead, we will provide a printed version of the Funtimes in the cabin mailbox the night before,” he added while thanking the company’s executives for listening to passengers’ the comments.
The HUB App, which had previously replaced the printed daily program, will continue to provide all of the ships’ programming information on a live basis, Heald said.
Available for IOS and Android cellphones, the app also offers food and beverage features, spa and shore excursion booking capabilities, virtual queuing for onboard venues, updated health and safety information, and more.
Since late 2022, the HUB App features a new casino section as well, allowing guests to track their Point and Player Bank, stay in-the-know about special casino events happening throughout their cruise and more.
In addition to the printed daily programs, Carnival also brought back other features since restarting cruise operations in mid-2021.
In January 2023, for instance, the company announced the return of Behind the Fun, a backstage tour that allows guests to look behind the crew-only doors, visiting areas that include the ships’ main galleys, bridges and engine control rooms.
Previously, in November 2022, Carnival also brought back the Faster to the Fun experience. A priority embarkation package that includes other onboard perks and is is now available across the fleet once again.