Does Carnival offer Catholic Mass on Sunday's

Hi all! On my next cruise I have friends going that are Catholic and would like to go to Mass. Does Carnival offer Mass as an option?

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13 Answers

I don't remember any services being offered, but that was years ago....things could have changed since then.

There is a chapel onboarding but to the best of my knowledge it is only used for weddings and maybe quiet reflection. Have not heard of any denominational services.

Virtually every line has "FRIENDS of BILL W meetings. They all allow services to be conducted either by the passengers themselves or by a priest if there happens to be one onboard.

Carnival does not have any clergy of their own that perform services, but some sailings may have mass anyway because if a passenger wants to do a service, they can volunteer to do so. So it just depends on your specific sailing!

Perfect answer!

Wrong information Yankee47

Friends of Bill W are AA meetings, not religious services. They are not affiliated with religion at all. AA meetings are always led by AA members, never by any religious person.


I know EXACTLY what it is, who leads them, and how they're conducted.......just trying to be post could've been clearer.....mea culpa...As far as the "affiliated" part...that has been the subject of considerable debate for a very long time...not that it matters..and as far as the "never" goes, I can attest to many many meetings led by an assortment of priests, nuns, and others of a variety of religions. there are some folks in my immediate family who have in excess of 36 years in...and a next-door neighbor with over works if you work it....

AA meetings are NEVER led by a priest, nun or any other religious leader. They are led by group members, but the member may have an occupation as a priest, Rabi etc. AA is not affiliated with any sect, denomination or religion - they also welcoming agnostics and non believers - everyone is welcome to join and attend open meetings on the ships and on land.
Hope the OP received the information asked about in the first post. I only posted to correct misinformation. Have a good day.

So when they do it, they temporarily forget their "other" occupation..and everyone in attendance "forgets" it too...suuuure they do...and theres that magical word "affiliated" again...anyone who has been to meetings regularly will attest to the "quasi-religious" nature of the program. yes, they welcome anyone...only requirement is a desire to stop drinking...and in our new age, drugging, gambling, sex, you name it...but none has had the impact that AA has had, with the possible exception of AL-ANON...on family members of drunks and druggies. One long time local "Leader" happens to be a priest...collar and all...doesn't care about his anonymity...perhaps he should be told to remove it....and, I ALWAYS try to have a good day....I've had more than my share of bad ones.

Yes, AA members believe in anonymity, as the name of the organization indicates. A member's occupation is insignificant and not discussed or even mentioned. If your friend chooses to wear a religious collar, that's up to him/her. There is no dress code, so he/she would never be told to remove it. AA is spiritual not religious, but anyone who has attended an open meeting will have heard references to "God" meaning a higher power - Mother Nature, Karma, Buddha, anything or nothing. It's referencing the "God/higher power" of your understanding.
AA meetings are for alcoholics with a desire to stop drinking. There are similar groups such as NA for narcotics, GA for for gamblers wanting to stop, and AlAnon for friends and families of alcoholics who want to be a member of a support group, do they understand what living with an alcoholic is like.

This is definitely a side conversation from the original question about Mass, but it is important to clarify and have accurate information shared, as I have.

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