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May 2009

Nearly 60 high school students participating in Carnival Cruise Lines’ innovative workplace mentoring program were visited by two special guests – Miami HEAT All-Star guard Dwyane Wade and Head Coach Erik Spoelstra. Wade and Spoelstra spoke to the students about the importance of academics, teamwork, and leadership, as well as setting and achieving goals.

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Carnival’s ‘PokerPro Challenge 2009’ to Offer $50,000 in Cash Prizes

by Joyce Oliva

CARNIVAL’S ‘POKERPRO CHALLENGE 2009’ TO OFFER $50,000 IN CASH PRIZES Tournament To Be Hosted On All ‘Fun Ships’ With Grand Final Event on Carnival Freedom in January 2010              MIAMI (May 28, 2009) – Carnival Cruise Lines, the world’s largest cruise operator, is hosting its 2009 PokerPro Challenge, a series of No Limit Texas Hold’em poker tournaments, which will take place during each voyage of the line’s 22 ships now through October. 

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Shows Aboard New 130,000-ton Carnival Dream Set New Standard in Shipboard Entertainment

by Joyce Oliva

SHOWS ABOARD NEW 130,000-TON CARNIVAL DREAM SET NEW STANDARD IN SHIPBOARD ENTERTAINMENT Largest Carnival ‘Fun Ship’ Set to Debut Sept. 21             MIAMI (May 27, 2009) – The massive scale of Carnival’s newest and largest “Fun Ship,” the 130,000-ton Carnival Dream, combined with recent technological advancements and the incredible imagination of the line’s entertainment team, have created the most spectacular shows at sea that raise the bar on shipboard entertainment.

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The massive scale of Carnival’s newest and largest “Fun Ship,” the 130,000-ton Carnival Dream, combined with recent technological advancements and the incredible imagination of the line’s entertainment team, have created the most spectacular shows at sea that raise the bar on shipboard entertainment.

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The 113,300-ton Carnival Splendor – Carnival Cruise Lines’ largest ship – is shown here docked at Astoria, Oregon, one of the ports featured on its modified seven-day Canada/Pacific cruise schedule from Long Beach, Calif., which runs through June 14.  Other destinations on the three-port itinerary include Victoria and Vancouver.

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Carnival Cruise Lines To Resume Port Calls In Mexico

by Joyce Oliva

CARNIVAL CRUISE LINES TO RESUME PORT CALLS IN MEXICO             MIAMI (May 15, 2009) – Carnival Cruise Lines will resume visits to Mexican ports of call based on the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control, which is no longer recommending against non-essential travel to Mexico. Once all voyages with previously modified itineraries are completed, those vessels will revert to their original routes featuring stops in Mexico. 

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Carnival Cruise Lines to Resume Port Calls in Mexico

by Joyce Oliva

                Carnival Cruise Lines will resume visits to Mexican ports of call based on the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control, which is no longer recommending against non-essential travel to Mexico. Once all voyages with previously modified itineraries are completed, those vessels will revert to their original routes featuring stops in Mexico.  Most itineraries were modified through mid-June with the exception of the Holiday which was modified through late May. A ship-by-ship listing including dates for when each vessel will resume its original itinerary is available at http://www.carnival.com/cms/fun/cruise_control/itinerary_updates.aspx.             “We are very pleased to resume our previous itineraries to Mexico, one of the cruise industry’s most popular destinations, and we thank those guests who were impacted by the…

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