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March 2008

Eight Different Three-Day Voyages Offered Aboard ‘Fun Ship’ Carnival Paradise from Long Beach Carnival Cruise Lines, the world’s largest cruise operator, and Whodunit Productions, the leading organizer of mystery cruises at sea, have teamed up for a series of “Whodunit Cruises” aboard the 2,052-passenger “Fun Ship” Carnival Paradise from Long Beach, Calif., in 2008 and 2009. Eight different three-day “Mystery Cruises” will be offered, the first of which will depart, appropriately enough, on Halloween – Oct. 31, 2008. Other departure dates include Jan. 9, Feb. 13, March 13, May 1, July 17, Oct. 30, and Dec. 4, 2009. The “Whodunit Cruises” on the Carnival Paradise will encompass a variety of exciting activities taking place throughout the various public rooms and…

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CARNIVAL CRUISE LINES, WHODUNIT PRODUCTIONS TEAM UP FOR SERIES OF‘WHODUNIT MYSTERY CRUISES’ IN 2008-2009  Eight Different Three-Day Voyages Offered Aboard ‘Fun Ship’ Carnival Paradise from Long Beach              MIAMI (March 27, 2008) – Carnival Cruise Lines, the world’s largest cruise operator, and Whodunit Productions, the leading organizer of mystery cruises at sea, have teamed up for a series of “Whodunit Cruises” aboard the 2,052-passenger “Fun Ship” Carnival Paradise from Long Beach, Calif., in 2008 and 2009.

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Complements Ship’s Existing Seven-Day Western Caribbean Itinerary from Galveston Carnival Cruise Lines’ 2,974-passenger Carnival Conquest will offer a new seven-day itinerary from Galveston, Texas, that will include port calls to Key West, Fla., and Freeport and Nassau, The Bahamas. The new weeklong cruise option will be offered approximately once a month from February 2009 through April 2010 and will complement the ship’s existing Western Caribbean cruise schedule featuring stops at Montego Bay, Jamaica; George Town, Grand Cayman; and Cozumel, Mexico.

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NEW SEVEN-DAY EASTERN CARIBBEAN ITINERARY ADDED TO CARNIVAL CONQUEST’S ROUTES FOR 2009 AND 2010 Complements Ship’s Existing Seven-Day Western Caribbean Itinerary from Galveston             MIAMI (March 26, 2008) — Carnival Cruise Lines’ 2,974-passenger Carnival Conquest will offer a new seven-day itinerary from Galveston, Texas, that will include port calls to Key West, Fla., and Freeport and Nassau, The Bahamas.

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Attractive Rates Available in Conjunction with Select 12-Day Mediterranean Cruises This Summer Aboard Carnival Freedom For those seeking a more affordable way to see Europe this summer, Carnival Cruise Lines is offering special cruise/air packages for its 12-day “Grand Mediterranean” and “Mediterranean, Greece & Turkey” cruises aboard the 2,974-passenger Carnival Freedom, with rates starting at $2,399 per person. The special rates are available in conjunction with nearly 40 different North American gateway cities and eight different “Grand Mediterranean” and “Mediterranean, Greece & Turkey” voyages departing June through August. Both itineraries operate round-trip from Rome (Civitavecchia).

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Carnival Offering All-Inclusive Cruise/Air Packages to Europe Starting at $2,399

by Joyce Oliva

CARNIVAL OFFERING ALL-INCLUSIVE CRUISE/AIR PACKAGES TO EUROPE STARTING AT $2,399 PER PERSON  Attractive Rates Available in Conjunction with Select 12-Day Mediterranean Cruises This Summer Aboard Carnival Freedom              MIAMI (March 25, 2008) – For those seeking a more affordable way to see Europe this summer, Carnival Cruise Lines is offering special cruise/air packages for its 12-day “Grand Mediterranean” and “Mediterranean, Greece & Turkey” cruises aboard the 2,974-passenger Carnival Freedom, with rates starting at $2,399 per person.

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Travel Blogs around the web

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We recently featured an article highlighting how a group of Carnival Cruise Lines guests bonded over John Heald’s blog (click here to view that post) and according to an article by USA Today, “Blogs start a dialog between travelers, those serving them”. The article highlights travel related blogs ranging from transportation and security, to airlines, local tourism offices and our very own senior cruise director’s blog.    Here’s a glimpse of what the article has to say:  “John Heald, a veteran cruise director with Carnival Cruise Lines, started blogging a year ago at the company’s request and drew 900 fans to his ‘blogger’s cruise’ in January……” To read the rest visit: “Blogs start a dialog between travelers, those serving them”.

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The island of Grand Turk, of the Turks and Caicos Islands, has received Porthole Cruise Magazine’s 2008 Editor-In-Chief Award for the “Most Unspoiled Caribbean Destination.” The destination is also home to the Grand Turk Cruise Center (GTCC), a cruise facility operated by Carnival Corporation & plc. “The Turks and Caicos Islands, and Grand Turk in particular, are fast becoming the destination of choice for those wishing to leave their cares behind and experience an amazing, unspoiled, natural Caribbean paradise,” said Giora Israel, vice president of strategic planning for Carnival Corporation & plc and president of the Grand Turk Cruise Center. “There are so many wonderful destinations and engaging activities in the world that even I have trouble deciding where to…

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Four-Day, Full-Ship Charter to Feature Variety of Elvis-Inspired Activities and Events, Including an Official ‘Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist’ Contest with $12,500 in Prize Money Following the tremendous success of the inaugural “Elvis Cruise” last year, Carnival Cruise Lines and St. Louis, Mo.-based The Elvis Cruise, LLC, announced today the second “Elvis Cruise.”  This year, it will be a four-day voyage aboard the Carnival Fantasy in August 2008.  The only authentic, Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.-licensed specialty cruise that celebrates the music and life of the legendary Elvis Presley, “The Elvis Cruise” will sail round-trip New Orleans and visit Cozumel, Mexico, departing Thursday, August 28, and returning Monday, September 1, 2008.

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SECOND ANNUAL ‘ELVIS CRUISE’ TO TAKE PLACE ABOARD ‘FUN SHIP’ CARNIVAL FANTASY FROM NEW ORLEANS IN AUGUST 2008 Four-Day, Full-Ship Charter to Feature Variety of Elvis-Inspired Activities and Events, Including an Official ‘Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist’ Contest with $12,500 in Prize Money             MIAMI (March 13, 2008) – Following the tremendous success of the inaugural “Elvis Cruise” last year, Carnival Cruise Lines and St. Louis, Mo.-based The Elvis Cruise, LLC, announced today the second “Elvis Cruise.”  This year, it will be a four-day voyage aboard the Carnival Fantasy in August 2008. 

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