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December 2008

          Carnival’s Senior Cruise Director and popular blogger John Heald is featured in an upcoming webisode of the “Onboard With Carnival” series hosted by Carnival’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Guest Services Lynn Torrent.  The interview is featured on Carnival’s travel agent Internet portal, BookCCL.com.

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Award Winning

by Vance Gulliksen

The accolades keep rolling in for Carnival Cruise Lines, which recently earned “Best Domestic Cruise Line” honors in a reader survey from Travel Trade magazine, which caters to the travel agent community.   Readers of this highly regarded trade publication recognized Carnival for providing a superior cruise vacation experience to its guests.   Carnival’s domestic cruise offerings include three- to eight-day voyages to the Caribbean, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, New England and Bermuda departing from 17 North American homeports – the most in cruising.   In addition to a 22-vessel fleet that is the largest in the cruise industry, Carnival has two new 130,000-ton ships scheduled to enter service between now and 2011.  The first of those, Carnival Dream, launches…

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Carnival Reunion Brings Together 100 Former Cruise Directors and Entertainers

by Vance Gulliksen

            An evening of fun that brought together former and existing Carnival Cruise Lines cruise directors, entertainers and other employees was held in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., this past weekend, attracting more than 100 attendees, some of whom hadn’t seen each other in 20 or 30 years.

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Joseph Farcus Receives Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Florida

by Joyce Oliva

  Joseph Farcus, left, received a Distinguished Alumni Award from University of Florida President Bernard Machen at graduation ceremonies Dec. 20, 2008. Farcus, a world leader among cruise ship architects, is known for his creative designs on Carnival Cruise Lines’ vessels, which are distinguished by their striking and unique décor.

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Carnival has unveiled a new series of never-before-seen renderings of the 130,000-ton Carnival Dream – the largest “Fun Ship” ever constructed set to debut Sept. 21, 2009 – along with an entertaining and informative new blog by Senior Cruise Director John Heald who recently toured the ship during its construction at Italy’s Fincantieri shipyard. The new image gallery and blog are available at www.carnival.com/dream.

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Carnival Dream Showcased With New Image Gallery, Entertaining Blog By Senior Cruise Director John Heald

by Joyce Oliva

CARNIVAL DREAM SHOWCASED WITH NEW IMAGE GALLERY, ENTERTAINING BLOG BY SENIOR CRUISE DIRECTOR JOHN HEALD  Largest ‘Fun Ship’ Ever Constructed Set to Debut Sept. 21, 2009             MIAMI (December 22, 2008) – Carnival has unveiled a new series of never-before-seen renderings of the 130,000-ton Carnival Dream – the largest “Fun Ship” ever constructed set to debut Sept. 21, 2009 – along with an entertaining and informative new blog by Senior Cruise Director John Heald who recently toured the ship during its construction at Italy’s Fincantieri shipyard. The new image gallery and blog are available at www.carnival.com/dream.

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Carnival Cruise Lines Rolls Out New Network TV Advertising Campaign

by Joyce Oliva

             Carnival Cruise Lines’ new network TV advertising campaign kicks off December 25 with two :30 spots designed to evoke the kind of spontaneous and spirited fun that underlies the Carnival vacation experience. The two spots were shot during local events held recently in Dallas and Philadelphia attended by several thousand people. During the events, Carnival set Guinness World Records for the world’s largest inflatable beach ball and the world’s largest piñata.

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Carnival Cruise Lines Rolls Out New Network TV Advertising Campaign

by Joyce Oliva

CARNIVAL CRUISE LINES ROLLS OUT NEW NETWORK TV ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN             MIAMI (December 18, 2008) – Carnival Cruise Lines’ new network TV advertising campaign kicks off December 25 with two :30 spots designed to evoke the kind of spontaneous and spirited fun that underlies the Carnival vacation experience. The two spots were shot during local events held recently in Dallas and Philadelphia attended by several thousand people. During the events, Carnival set Guinness World Records for the world’s largest inflatable beach ball and the world’s largest piñata.

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