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January 2008

Carnival Cruise Lines, the world’s largest cruise operator, raked in a record number of awards during the past year, capping off the final weeks of 2007 with several additional accolades from a variety of esteemed organizations.  Readers of Ocean & Cruise News – the publication of the World Cruise & Ocean Liner Society, an organization comprised of highly experienced cruise enthusiasts — named Carnival “Best Cruise Value” in the superior four star category for the 14th consecutive year. The line also took home top honors in the “Short Cruise” category. During the ninth annual Reader’s Choice Awards conducted by Travel Weekly magazine, Carnival was named “Best Domestic Cruise Line,” while the 88,500-ton Carnival Spirit was named “Best Overall Individual Ship.” …

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CARNIVAL CRUISE LINES HONORED WITH RECORD NUMBER OF AWARDS              MIAMI (January 16, 2008) — Carnival Cruise Lines, the world’s largest cruise operator, raked in a record number of awards during the past year, capping off the final weeks of 2007 with several additional accolades from a variety of esteemed organizations. 

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As part of a unique Valentine’s Day promotion, Carnival Cruise Lines is awarding a free “Fun Ship” cruise to a couple who submits the most romantic story to the line’s Web site, carnival.com. Through the “Read My Valentine” on-line contest, which runs from Jan. 14 – Feb. 14, 2008, couples can recount a romantic story about their partner on any topic they’d choose – from an interesting “how we met” tale to a memorable Valentine’s Day gesture or their favorite romantic memory from a “Fun Ship” cruise. The top five entries will be selected by a team of judges from Carnival and then posted on carnival.com where visitors to the site can vote for their number one choice. The contest…

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Carnival Makes Headlines

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As most of you already know, we recently launched a multi-million dollar branding campaign encouraging guests to “Let the fun begin.”  Naturally we’re excited and proud of our efforts, but we’re happy to see that bloggers and journalists feel the same! But, don’t take our word for it, check out what these folks had to say: ·          “The Cruise Log” – USA Today’s Cruise Blog ·         “Cruise Ads: Name Those Tunes” – Cruise Diva blog ·         “Carnival Fun Ships: “Oooh, you make me live” – Expert Cruiser Blog ·         “South Florida cruise lines introduce new advertising”- South Florida Sun-Sentinel And, if you haven’t seen the first of our three new commercials airing on primetime television, visit our Carnival Channel Video…

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CARNIVAL’S NEW ‘READ MY VALENTINE’ CONTEST AWARDS COUPLE FREE ‘FUN SHIP’ CRUISE FOR MOST ROMANTIC STORY             MIAMI (January 15, 2008) – As part of a unique Valentine’s Day promotion, Carnival Cruise Lines is awarding a free “Fun Ship” cruise to a couple who submits the most romantic story to the line’s Web site, carnival.com.

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Making Beautiful Music and Dreams Come True

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Our love of the arts is highly well-known with every ship boasting excellent examples of art, music, drama and more (just take a walk through our art galleries; sit at the lobby bar and enjoy the piano players; or check out an after dinner show).  But our affinity and support goes much further than that.  On March 27-30 the Carnival Sensation will be host to hundreds of young musicians eager to perform their art.    A recent article by the Sheboyaganpress.com highlights the efforts of the Sheboygan Area Youth Symphony in their cruise preparations.  Read about their creative fundraising and day of making grocery shopping chic at “Vittles and Vivaldi”.

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CARNIVAL IMPLEMENTS NEW REQUIREMENTS TO QUALIFY FOR TRAVEL AGENT DISCOUNTS              MIAMI (January 9, 2008) – Carnival Cruise Lines is implementing new eligibility requirements for travel agents to qualify for reduced rate agent space on the line’s 22 ships.  Effective today, travel professionals seeking to book a cruise at a discounted travel agent rate must have made a minimum of five Carnival bookings within a 12-month period.

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Wide-Ranging Effort Includes New Television Commercials, Brand New Look and Feel for Advertising, Marketing and Collateral Materials Carnival Cruise Lines will launch a new multi-million-dollar branding campaign that injects a fresh new look and feel into the company’s various advertising, marketing and collateral materials. The centerpiece of the wide-ranging initiative is a series of new 30-second television spots which debut Monday, Jan. 7.  Backed by the Queen classic “You’re My Best Friend,” the spots feature striking images of guests of all ages enjoying a Carnival cruise, enhanced by sophisticated computer animation and editing techniques that seamlessly blend one scene into another.  The end result is a series of highly visual commercials that convey Carnival’s memorable vacation experience by transporting viewers…

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CARNIVAL CRUISE LINES LAUNCHES NEW MULTI-MILLION-DOLLAR BRANDING CAMPAIGN TO PROMOTE ‘FUN SHIP’ CRUISING  Wide-Ranging Effort Includes New Television Commercials, Brand New Look and Feel for Advertising, Marketing and Collateral Materials              MIAMI (January 7, 2007) – Carnival Cruise Lines will launch a new multi-million-dollar branding campaign that injects a fresh new look and feel into the company’s various advertising, marketing and collateral materials.

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New Year, New Resolutions

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Happy New Year to all!  The holidays are officially over and New Year resolutions are top of mind for most.  Whether you’ve decided this will be the year you learn how to play golf, spend more time with family, travel the world or lose a few extra pounds we’ve got something that’ll help.  Our onboard activities and extraordinary itineraries can help fulfill tons of resolutions and make 2008 a year to remember.  So, in an effort to help you on your way check out some of our latest videos and find out about balancing fitness & exercise, get inspired to volunteer, or how to lose some inches while relaxing.

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