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More fun from the Southern Caribbean than ever before!

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Starting in March 2008, the Carnival Destiny will have six new ports of call on her Southern Caribbean cruises from San Juan, including: St. Kitts, Antigua, St. Lucia, Barbados, Dominica, and St. Thomas/St. John. And, beginning November 2008, the Carnival Victory will offer year-round seven-day Southern Caribbean voyages from San Juan. 

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2008 Cruise Planning

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As the start of a New Year approaches many vacation ready folks around the world are beginning their 2008 vacation plans.   With tons of options to choose from research is key.  That’s why we launched Funshipisland.com.  The interactive cruise experience gives both new and experienced cruisers a real feel of what it’s like to cruise on one of the “Fun Ships”.  But don’t take our word for it, read “To reach today’s consumer, think beyond website” by Jim Watson.  While you’re at it, you’ll learn a little about Web 2.0. From the Puget Sound Business Journal “Although consumers use the internet to research their vacation options, too many just do not understand what it’s like to enjoy a vacation cruise.…

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An Interview with Gerry Cahill

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As the New Year approaches, Carnival Cruise Lines enters a new era.  With the esteemed Bob Dickinson retiring in 2007, Gerry Cahill, former CFO for Carnival Corp. recently stepped into the captain’s chair (a.k.a. role of CEO) of Carnival Cruise Lines.  In an interview with American Chronicle Cahill discusses how he first arrived at Carnival as well as some of the new and upcoming initiatives including hiring a new Executive Vice President of Marketing and Guest Experience, Ruben Rodriguez.  When asked about hiring Ruben, Cahill had this to say: “I decided after I met with Ruben…about 1 ½ years ago that I was very impressed with him. He has a tremendous strategic mind and so I saw an opportunity there to…

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14-Day Panama Canal Cruise, Special Six-Day Caribbean Voyage to Precede Start-Up of Special Seven-Day Miami-Based Schedule Carnival Cruise Lines’ 2,124-passenger Carnival Pride will operate a series of seven-day eastern and western Caribbean cruises from Miami beginning in April 2009. Three different week-long itineraries will be offered on this unique program, which will run through August 2009.  Carnival Pride’s seven-day program from Miami kicks off April 11, 2009, with a week-long cruise to the popular eastern Caribbean destinations of San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. Thomas/St. John, U.S.V.I.; and St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles.

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Fore!

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Ever wonder what it’s like to play a round of golf on some of the best and most exotic courses in the world?  Our wide selection of itineraries allows guests to experience just that!  In addition to our great golf related shore excursions our onboard amenities also include various activities for golf lovers of all kind- from mini golf on deck for the newbie’s, golf lessons for the mid-level golfer and more.  Fore more information watch a video of the Golf-Pro currently aboard the Carnival Fascination discuss his favorite courses and onboard activities. 

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CARNIVAL PRIDE TO KICK OFF SCHEDULE OF SEVEN-DAY CARIBBEAN CRUISES FROM MIAMI IN SPRING 2009  14-Day Panama Canal Cruise, Special Six-Day Caribbean Voyage to Precede Start-Up of Special Seven-Day Miami-Based Schedule              MIAMI (December 14, 2007) – Carnival Cruise Lines’ 2,124-passenger Carnival Pride will operate a series of seven-day eastern and western Caribbean cruises from Miami beginning in April 2009.

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110,000-ton Carnival Liberty and Carnival Freedom to Operate Popular 12-Day Northern Europe and  Mediterranean Cruise Programs Continuing its growth in the rapidly expanding European cruise market, Carnival Cruise Lines will operate an unprecedented number of “Fun Ship” voyages within the region in 2009.  The line’s 2009 European season will feature two of its newest 110,000-ton ships – Carnival Liberty, which will operate 12-day Northern European and Mediterranean cruises, and Carnival Freedom, sailing 12-day departures to the Mediterranean. “A Carnival cruise is the ideal way to see Europe, offering consumers the opportunity to experience and explore a diversity of spectacular destinations and then return to the comfort, convenience and amenities of their magnificent ‘Fun Ship,’”  said Vicki Freed, Carnival’s senior vice…

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CARNIVAL’S 2009 EUROPE SEASON TO BE BIGGEST YET, WITH UNPRECEDENTED NUMBER OF ‘FUN SHIP’ DEPARTURES  110,000-ton Carnival Liberty and Carnival Freedom to Operate Popular 12-Day Northern Europe and  Mediterranean Cruise Programs             MIAMI (December 12, 2007) – Continuing its growth in the rapidly expanding European cruise market, Carnival Cruise Lines will operate an unprecedented number of “Fun Ship” voyages within the region in 2009. 

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More Theme Cruises to Choose From

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What’s better than a vacation filled with fun, relaxation and delicious cuisine at sea? How about sailing with one of your favorite entertainers!  Carnival offers a variety of themed cruises throughout the year.  From sailing with NASCAR great Rusty Wallace to being inches away from singing sensation John Mayer, we have something for everyone.  The latest addition to our array of themed cruises includes the “K-Love Friends and Family Music Cruise” sailing January 28- February 1, 2008 and “The Music Boat Cruise” sailing May 19-23, 2008.  Guests can share their vacations with some of Christian music’s well known artists- MercyMe, Jeremy Camp, Big Daddy Weave, Backstreet Boy Brian Littrell, Aaron Shust, Superchic[k], Casting Crowns, tobyMac, Hawk Nelson, Todd Agnew, Matthew…

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Special Service for Guests with Needs

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Every year Carnival Cruise Lines helps millions of guests enjoy cruise vacations and create spectacular memories.  Our onboard staff strives to provide the best quality service to all guests and will accommodate special needs upon request.  When Ellen Lugman and Paul Lance from the Asbury Park Press recently sailed aboard the Carnival Spirit they were a little hesitant to enjoy all the great cuisine because of various food allergies, but with the help of the ship’s dining room hostess and a few others, they were “brought the main dining room menus a day in advance to personally vet our selections with the chef”.  Thus allowing them to “stop worrying…and focus entirely on enjoying our cruise.”  Naturally the enjoyed more than…

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