Cruise Lines Best April Fools' Pranks of 2023

Apr 01, 2023

As the first of April rolls around, nobody is immune to the onslaught of cleverly crafted pranks, including fake advertisements and fabricated news stories. This year, the cruise industry is taking center stage with some of the best April Fools' pranks of 2023.

Carnival Cruise Line enters the airline business

Late last night, Carnival Cruise line announced a renewal of the Carnival Airlines and started promoting Carnival Crew to the business class for no cost. For this year, all crew members chosen to travel with Carnival Airlines will be automatically upgraded to the first or business class at no cost! 

All for fun! Fun to everyone!


Carnival Australia partnership with Sydney Zoo

CCL Australia has pulled off another April Fool’s Day prank, this time partnering with Sydney Zoo.


Dubai launches new Cruise Line - Emirates Sealiner

Emirates, the leading airline in Dubai, has recently made headlines with its announcement of a new venture - the Emirates Sealiner, a maritime arm dedicated to ultra-luxury travel. However, in the spirit of April Fool's Day, it turns out that the news was just a playful hoax. The airline claimed that it had placed a massive order for ten state-of-the-art cruise ships, but this was quickly revealed to be a joke when Royal Caribbean, the owner of the Oasis Class ships, realized that one of their vessels had supposedly been transferred to Emirates.

Captain Jack Shallow, the newly appointed Chief Maritime Officer at the helm of Emirates Sealine, said: “While cities worldwide remain moored to challenges, Dubai is sailing smoothly at unimaginable knots and has outstanding cruise and other multi-modal transport infrastructure.”

Royal Caribbean orders new ship for Aussies

Royal Caribbean announced the world's most Aussie holiday CRIKEY OF THE SEAS.

An Australian only exclusive new Quantum Class ship is coming down under on 1 April 2024. 

The ship’s unique features will include the following:

  • - Budgie Beach 
  • - Cricket field 
  • - BBQ's on the balcony suites 
  • - Aussie animal sculptures and artwork 
  • - Aussie cocktails including Vegemite mojito, lamington mudslide, fairy bread margarita and a pavlova spritz 
  • - Meat Pie making classes 
  • - AC/DC themed night 
  • - Kylie Minogue silent disco

AIDA Cruises Openas New Position - CHIEF TOWEL OFFICER

“Don’t throw in the towel; grab it! Apply to be CHIEF OFFICER TOWELS and join the sunny side of the world of cruising.”

This is the latest Aida Cruises job offering advertised on their official website. 

Some of the qualities aspiring candidates need to have are:

  • •Bad weather doesn't upset you
  • •You keep a cool head even at temperatures above 20°C
  • •You roll towels faster than your shadow
  • •Your skin is not allergic to solar radiation
  • •Terms like SPF 20, 30, 50 and 50+ are no strangers to you
  • •Even in challenging situations, you have a resting heart rate of between 50 and 60 beats per minute
  • •You have a good sense of direction and know when and where the sun rises and set