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October 2009

Ski-Style Chair Lift Debuts at Mahogany Beach Cruise Center in Roatan

by Vance Gulliksen

A new elevated chair lift – which will offer an exhilarating round-trip transfer between the new Mahogany Bay Cruise Center in Roatan and beautiful Mahogany Beach – will debut in conjunction with the cruise facility’s grand opening next month.  Unique to the Caribbean, the “Magical Flying Beach Chair” will be the first chair lift that transports riders from a cruise ship terminal directly to the beach.

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Carnival Cruise Lines was the big winner at this year’s CruiseOne and Cruises, Inc. national conference held aboard the Carnival Pride.  During the event’s awards ceremony, Carnival took home honors for “Contemporary Cruise Partner of the Year,” “Best Outside Sales Force” and “Best Groups Department.”

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Carnival Takes Home Four Cruise Critic Editors' Pick Awards

by Vance Gulliksen

Carnival Cruise Lines took top honors in four categories in Cruise Critic’s annual Editors’ Pick Awards, which recognizes the world’s top cruise lines in a variety of product- and service-related categories.  Carnival’s four awards included Best Main Dining, Best Buffet, Best for First Timers, Best Nightlife  

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Carnival Cruise Lines has modified the Carnival Miracle’s seasonal Caribbean cruise schedule to include a 10-hour stop in Aruba, one of the region’s most scenic and charming destinations with beautiful beaches and a distinctive Dutch ambiance.  The island will be featured on the ship’s eight-day voyages from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., operating October 2010 to March 2011.  Other ports on the itinerary include Grand Turk, La Romana/Casa de Campo, and Curacao, each of which offers magnificent beaches and a diversity of landside experiences. Carnival Miracle operates a seasonal schedule of eight-day Caribbean voyages from Fort Lauderdale in the winter and eight-day Caribbean voyages from New York in the summer.

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In addition to informative presentations by cruise line executives and various cruise-related workshops and seminars, one of the highlights of CruiseOne/Cruises, Inc.’s national conference held last week aboard the Carnival Pride was a media panel featuring respected journalists from both trade and consumer outlets.

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EIGHT-YEAR-OLD FROM EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J., WINNER OF CARNIVAL’S ‘VIRTUAL BOOK OF DREAMS CONTEST’; TO SERVE AS GODCHILD OF WATER SLIDE ABOARD LINE’S NEWEST AND LARGEST CRUISE SHIP MIAMI (October 12, 2009) – Eight-year-old Hailee Steberger of Egg Harbor Township, N.J., is the winner of Carnival Cruise Lines’ “Virtual Book of Dreams” contest, earning the opportunity to serve as the official godchild of the expansive water park aboard the new Carnival Dream.  At 130,000 tons, Carnival Dream is the line’s newest and largest ship and will make its U.S. debut in November.

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Eight-year-old Hailee Steberger of Egg Harbor Township, N.J., is the winner of Carnival Cruise Lines’ “Virtual Book of Dreams” contest, earning the opportunity to serve as the official godchild of the expansive water park aboard the new Carnival Dream.  At 130,000 tons, Carnival Dream is the line’s newest and largest ship and will make its U.S. debut in November.

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