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November 2009

Kicking off a three-year partnership with St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Carnival Cruise Lines presented the organization with a $50,000 check following a waterslide christening ceremony on the new Carnival Dream during which nine-year-old Hailee Steberger inaugurated the vessel’s 303-foot-long Twister slide, the longest in cruising. 

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Carnival Cruise Lines and the Port of New Orleans hosted a reception to commemorate the start up of service of the Carnival Triumph, which launched a year-round schedule of four-, five- and seven-day Caribbean cruises earlier this month.  The 2,758-passenger vessel is the largest cruise ship currently based at the port year-round.  Carnival Triumph replaced the Carnival Fantasy in New Orleans, representing a 34 percent capacity increase from that port.

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Carnival Dream's Inaugural Call at Port Canaveral Celebrated with Special Reception

by Vance Gulliksen

Carnival Cruise Lines hosted more than 200 community leaders, travel agents and VIPs during a reception aboard its newest and largest ship, the new 130,000-ton Carnival Dream, to mark the vessel’s first-ever visit to Port Canaveral, Fla.  The 3,646-passenger ship stopped in Port Canaveral as part of an eight-day cruise from New York and will launch year-round Caribbean service from Port Canaveral Dec. 3.

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CARNIVAL WINS EIGHT PORTHOLE READERS CHOICE AWARDS, INCLUDING BEST VALUE, BEST ENTERTAINMENT AND BEST CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS  Line Has Earned Unprecedented 109 Awards Over Past 11 Years – Most In Cruising MIAMI (November 20, 2009) – Carnival Cruise Lines, the world’s largest cruise operator, took top honors in eight categories, including Best Value, Entertainment and Best Children’s Programs, in the annual Readers Choice Awards sponsored by Porthole Cruise Magazine, the leading consumer cruise magazine.

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Carnival Dream Naming Ceremony Featured in Live Webcast Thursday, Nov. 12

by Vance Gulliksen

The official naming ceremony of Carnival Cruise Lines’ new cruise ship Carnival Dream featuring Academy Award- and Tony Award-winning actress Marcia Gay Harden in the role of ship’s godmother will be broadcast live on the company’s web site, www.carnival.com/dream, beginning at 4 p.m. EST on Thursday, Nov. 12. 

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OFFICIAL NAMING CEREMONY OF NEW CARNIVAL DREAM CRUISE SHIP FEATURING ACADEMY AWARD® AND TONY AWARD®-WINNING ACTRESS MARCIA GAY HARDEN AS GODMOTHER TO BE FEATURED DURING LIVE WEBCAST ON THURSDAY, NOV. 12 MIAMI (November 9, 2009) – The official naming ceremony of Carnival Cruise Lines’ new cruise ship Carnival Dream featuring Academy Award- and Tony Award-winning actress Marcia Gay Harden in the role of ship’s godmother will be broadcast live on the company’s web site, www.carnival.com/dream, beginning at 4 p.m. EST on Thursday, Nov. 12. 

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