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September 2009

VOTING OPENS FOR GRAND PRIZE WINNER IN CARNIVAL’S “VIRTUAL BOOK OF DREAMS” CHILDREN’S ESSAY AND DRAWING CONTEST Contest Entries and Votes to Generate Donation from Carnival to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital MIAMI (Sept. 28, 2009) – The five finalists in Carnival Cruise Lines’ Virtual Book of Dreams Contest were unveiled this morning at www.carnivalbookofdreams.com and public voting is now underway to determine a Grand Prize Winner.  The contest invited children between the ages of 7 and 12 to share their awesome dreams in a short essay and accompanying hand-drawn illustration for a chance to become the world’s first-ever cruise ship waterslide Godchild.  The winner and family will travel to New York City to christen the spectacular Carnival WaterWorks aqua…

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The five finalists in Carnival Cruise Lines’ Virtual Book of Dreams Contest were unveiled this morning at www.carnivalbookofdreams.com and public voting is now underway to determine a Grand Prize Winner.  The contest invited children between the ages of 7 and 12 to share their awesome dreams in a short essay and accompanying hand-drawn illustration for a chance to become the world’s first-ever cruise ship waterslide Godchild.  The winner and family will travel to New York City to christen the spectacular Carnival WaterWorks aqua park on the new Carnival Dream in November and also receive a free cruise.

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Carnival Cruise Lines Takes Delivery of its Newest and Largest Ship, 130,000-Ton Carnival Dream

by Joyce Oliva

CARNIVAL CRUISE LINES TAKES DELIVERY OF ITS NEWEST AND LARGEST SHIP, 130,000-TON CARNIVAL DREAM  MIAMI (September 18, 2009) – In a traditional maritime handover ceremony at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy, earlier today, Carnival Cruise Lines officially took delivery of its newest and largest ship, the 130,000-ton Carnival Dream. Following the ceremony, Carnival Dream departed for Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy, for its inaugural cruise, a 12-day Grand Mediterranean voyage departing Sept. 21 – the first of three voyages within the region.   

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In a traditional maritime handover ceremony at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy, earlier today, Carnival Cruise Lines officially took delivery of its newest and largest ship, the 130,000-ton Carnival Dream. Following the ceremony, Carnival Dream departed for Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy, for its inaugural cruise, a 12-day Grand Mediterranean voyage departing Sept. 21 – the first of three voyages within the region.    The ship will then sail a trans-Atlantic crossing from Rome to New York followed by a special two-day cruise and two eight-day Caribbean voyages from the Big Apple.  Carnival Dream will then reposition to Port Canaveral, Fla., for a special one-time nine-day voyage Dec. 3 before launching year-round seven-day Caribbean service Dec. 12.            “With some truly unique…

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Carnival Cruise Lines to Launch First Year-Round Cruise Program From Charleston in 2010

by Joyce Oliva

CARNIVAL CRUISE LINES TO LAUNCH FIRST YEAR-ROUND CRUISE PROGRAM FROM CHARLESTON IN 2010  Carnival Fantasy to Sail Five-, Six- and Seven-Day Voyages From Historic South Carolina Port Beginning May 2010 MIAMI (September 17, 2009) – Carnival Cruise Lines, the world’s largest cruise operator, will introduce the first year-round cruise schedule from Charleston, S.C., with the deployment of the 2,056-passenger Carnival Fantasy in May 2010. Carnival Fantasy will operate five-, six- and seven-day voyages to The Bahamas and Key West, Fla., from the Passenger Terminal in historic downtown Charleston beginning May 18, 2010.

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