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January 2009

Grand Turk Cruise Center Expects Record 500,000 Passengers in 2009

by Vance Gulliksen

          With 229 cruise ship calls scheduled for 2009, including nearly 89 from Carnival Cruise Lines’ vessels, the Grand Turk Cruise Center (GTCC) is on track for hosting a record 500,000 passengers in the coming year.  The unprecedented half-million passenger mark is a 25 percent increase over 2008, during which the GTCC was closed for 30 days following Hurricane Ike.  

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Taking the Plunge

by Vance Gulliksen

Carnival’s sales team will go to any length to support a good cause.  That was certainly evident this past weekend when five Carnival sales representatives bravely ventured into the icy waters of Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay as part of the “Polar Bear Plunge” fundraising event benefiting Special Olympics.

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Jacoby Promoted to Senior Vice President – Hotel Operations at Carnival Cruise Lines

by Joyce Oliva

JACOBY PROMOTED TO SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT – HOTEL OPERATIONS AT CARNIVAL CRUISE LINES MIAMI (January 26, 2009) – Roberta Jacoby, a 32-year cruise industry veteran, has been named senior vice president of hotel operations for Miami-based Carnival Cruise Lines, the world’s largest cruise operator.

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Carnival Cruise Lines Rolls Out New On-Line Spa Pre-Purchase System

by Joyce Oliva

CARNIVAL CRUISE LINES ROLLS OUT NEW ON-LINE SPA PRE-PURCHASE SYSTEM  Wide Variety of Treatments Available Via Expanded Carnival.Com Web Portal              MIAMI (January 26, 2009) – Carnival Cruise Lines, the world’s largest cruise operator, has introduced a new on-line pre-purchase system for guests interested in booking spa treatments prior to their “Fun Ship” cruise. 

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Carnival Cruise Lines Launches New Brand Advertising Campaign Featuring Stand-Up Comedian

by Joyce Oliva

CARNIVAL CRUISE LINES LAUNCHES  NEW BRAND ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN FEATURING STAND-UP COMEDIAN              MIAMI (January 23, 2009) – Carnival Cruise Lines kicks off the second phase of its new brand advertising program with its “Fun Director” television campaign which begins airing in select local markets today and nationally on Feb. 2.

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Sampiero Named Vice President – Technical Services and Purchasing at Carnival Cruise Lines

by Joyce Oliva

SAMPIERO NAMED VICE PRESIDENT – TECHNICAL SERVICES AND PURCHASING AT CARNIVAL CRUISE LINES              MIAMI (January 20, 2009) – Umberto Sampiero, a 32-year veteran of the cruise industry, has been promoted to vice president of technical services and purchasing at Miami-based Carnival Cruise Lines, the world’s largest cruise operator.

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