Three ‘Fun Ship’ Mixologists Are Finalists For The 2014 Bacardi Cruise Competition Bartender Of The Year Contest

Posted on: August 1st, 2014 - News Blog

Ioana Luncean

Three highly talented mixologists from Carnival Cruise Lines – Brian Bent, Ioana Luncean and Vera Restarovic – are among the finalists for the 2014 Bacardi Cruise Competition Bartender of the Year. To be eligible for the 2014 contest, entrants had to submit their own “Inspired Cocktail” recipes to a panel of judges from Bacardi who […]

Carnival Cruise Lines Wins 10 Awards In Inaugural ‘Bon Voyage Awards’

Posted on: July 31st, 2014 - News Blog


Carnival Cruise Lines has earned 10 gold, silver and bronze awards in the inaugural Bon Voyage awards, sponsored by Bon Voyage Magazine presented by  The awards were presented in a variety of product- and service-related categories and voted on by a five-member panel of judges who included Bon Voyage Editor-in-Chief Sherri Eisenberg and esteemed […]

Military Family Enjoys Complimentary Carnival Sensation Getaway

Posted on: July 29th, 2014 - News Blog

Air Force Staff Sergeant Kelly Parker, currently stationed at Ramstein Air Base in Germany, recently enjoyed a free four-day Bahamas cruise with his wife and son aboard the Carnival Sensation, as part of USO (United Service Organizations) Europe’s “Summer Family Getaway” promotion sponsored by Carnival. The Parker family also enjoyed a pre-cruise vacation in the […]

Carnival Cruise Lines and Dallas Cowboys Announce Multi-Year Partnership

Posted on: July 24th, 2014 - News Blog, Press Releases

Carnival Cruise Lines, Texas’ largest cruise operator, today announced an exclusive, multi-year partnership with the Dallas Cowboys, making Carnival the Official Cruise Line of the legendary NFL franchise and expanding the cruise operator’s already wide-ranging commitment to the Texas market. Carnival, which will homeport a third year-round ship in Galveston next year, will enjoy extensive […]

New Series Of 10- To 12-Day Cruises From Galveston and San Juan Featuring Exotic Caribbean and Central and South American Ports To Be Offered On Carnival Triumph In Winter 2015

Posted on: July 23rd, 2014 - News Blog

Following strong consumer response to Carnival Triumph’s first-ever longer length voyages from Galveston and San Juan, the cruise line has added three new 10- to 12-day cruises departing in winter 2015 and visiting beautiful and exotic destinations throughout the Caribbean and Central and South America. Additionally, Carnival Magic will offer a series of four- to […]

BrandIndex Ranks Carnival Cruise Lines Number-One Improver Among All U.S. Brands In Its Mid-Year Buzz Report

Posted on: July 17th, 2014 - News Blog

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  YouGov’s BrandIndex has ranked Carnival Cruise Lines the most-improved U.S. brand in consumer perception, or “buzz,” in its mid-year 2014 Buzz Rankings Report. Throughout the second half of 2013 and thus far in 2014, Carnival has initiated a number of new programs that have resonated positively in the marketplace. According to BrandIndex, Carnival’s change […]

Carnival’s How-To Video Series Continues with Instructions on Making Homemade Tortillas from BlueIguana Cantina Mexican Eatery

Posted on: July 16th, 2014 - News Blog

Blue Iguana Cantina Logo

Carnival’s new instructional video series continues on YouTube with step-by-step instructions for recreating the delicious hand-made tortillas featured at the BlueIguana Cantina, a popular poolside Mexican-themed eatery featured on several of the line’s ships. Carnival’s Director of Product Development Greg Poplewko and Chef Sikman provide viewers with easy-to-follow instructions for making fresh-from-the-grill homemade tortillas which […]

Carnival Cruise Lines Fundraising Efforts For St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® Surpass $5 Million

Posted on: July 15th, 2014 - News Blog


Through a variety of innovative fundraising activities, Carnival Cruise Lines has raised more than $5 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® for the hospital’s many lifesaving pediatric cancer research and treatment programs. In addition to its Care to Play: Carnival for St. Jude Kids shipboard fundraising campaign, the cruise line also serves as the […]

Carnival Cruise Lines Signs Exclusive Agreement With Cigar City Brewing To Offer The Company’s Craft Beers On All Florida-Based ‘Fun Ships’

Posted on: July 14th, 2014 - News Blog

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Capitalizing on the growing popularity of craft beer in the U.S., Carnival Cruise Lines has entered into an exclusive agreement to offer Tampa-based Cigar City Brewing’s craft beers on all of its Florida-based ships. Cigar City’s Florida Cracker Belgian-Style White Ale and Invasion Pale Ale will be available on 13 Carnival ships sailing from five […]

John Heald Named Best Cruise Blogger in USA Today’s ‘New Media Awards’

Posted on: July 10th, 2014 - News Blog

Cruise Director John Heald on deck, Carnival Freedom

John Heald, Carnival Cruise Lines’ senior cruise director and brand ambassador, was named Best Cruise Blogger in USA Today’s inaugural Readers’ Choice New Media Awards.  The awards are based on on-line surveys that asked readers to vote for their favorite cruise blogger.  Heald received more votes than any other nominee. Launched in March 2007, Heald’s […]