The Best Cruise April Fool’s Pranks of 2024!

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April Fool’s Day is a fun day to spend time online. Your social media feeds come up with all kinds of crazy news stories, and sifting through to sort the fact from fools’ fiction can sometimes be tricky!

Cruise lines like to get it on the fun too, so here’s a rundown of the best April Fool’s jokes by cruise lines for 2024.

The Best Pranks From The Cruise Lines

Ambassador Cruise Line

British cruise line Ambassador was one of the first out of the gate with its April Fool’s offering, claiming to have spotted purple turtles on a British Isles cruise.

The pun comes from the Purple Turtle pub you can enjoy on your cruise – no actual purple turtles, but plenty of great drinks to enjoy!

Carnival Cruise Line Australia

Ready to board Air Force Fun?

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

Fred. Olsen is a British cruise line that’s aimed at the more mature crowd – so it’s a little surprising to see that plans are afoot to add slides from the suites down to the Lido Bar!

This is somehow one of the most-possible, but least-believable jokes on this list!

MSC Cruises

MSC has invested in some exciting new technology for its cabins – Zero G! Now you can really relax as you float around – just be careful to keep the balcony door closed else you might float away.

Royal Caribbean

Introducing the Ship n Slide – because the slides can never be big enough on a Royal Caribbean cruise!

The Best Cruise-Themed Pranks From Elsewhere

Porthole Cruise and Travel

This one looks a little far-fetched, but I like it…


A social media agency that is responsible for promoting the Irish city of Cobh claimed that a new cruise ship would be visiting for the first time, from McCruise!

Crew Center

I’m more of a dog person, but maybe this is perfect for you?

Are you ready for Rover of the Land?

John Heald – Carnival’s Brand Ambassador

Oh FFS John…

Sail Away Magazine

Is P&O Cruises about to lose its title of owning the biggest British cruise ships? According to Sail Away Magazine, yes!

The Best Of Prior Years

There have been some great (and some not-so-great) attempts in previous years – here’s a look at the best and worst efforts!

Royal Caribbean’s ‘Most Aussie Holiday’

Carnival Unveils New Fastest Ship Ever

Virgin To Launch Direct Jet Transfers

One from 2019 – Virgin Voyages announced they were to offer direct-to-ship air transfers, with planes that could land on the ship itself.

Virgin Voyages April Fool

AIDA Hires ‘Chief Officer Towels’

How’s your German? Don’t worry if you can’t understand it, as you’ll get the gist – the cruise line was supposedly hiring a new officer for towels. Dream job much?

Have I missed any? Let me know in the comments below, and tell me which is your favourite.

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