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January 30, 2009

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

          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…
January 27, 2009

Taking the Plunge

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.   Carnival was the official cruise line sponsor…
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NBA Hall of Fame Coach Pat Riley Addresses Carnival's Executive Travel Agent Forum

NBA Hall of Fame coach and current Miami HEAT President Pat Riley served as keynote speaker at a recent meeting of Carnival’s Executive Forum, comprised of some of the most influential travel professionals throughout the U.S. and Canada, along with key executives from the cruise line.    A highly sought after motivational speaker, Riley spoke…
January 26, 2009

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

                         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.               With the advanced reservations system, available on all 22 “Fun Ships,” guests who have a fully deposited cruise can log onto Carnival’s…
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Jacoby Promoted to Senior Vice President – Hotel Operations at Carnival Cruise Lines

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. In this capacity, Jacoby oversees all hotel services aboard the line’s…

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

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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January 23, 2009

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

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. The “Fun Director” ads were shot aboard the line’s newest ship, the Carnival Splendor, and feature improvisational comedian Matt Fisher who humorously…

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

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.             The “Fun Director” ads…
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January 20, 2009

We Have a Winner!

[gallery] Matthew Meisenhelder of Wilson, N.C., is the winner of Porthole Magazine’s “Bloggers Cruise” contest, earning a free cruise for two on the “John Heald Bloggers Cruise” aboard the Carnival Fantasy from New Orleans Feb. 7-12, 2009.    The five-day cruise brings together fans of the popular blog written by Heald, whose on-line musings have…

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

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.             In this newly created position,…
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