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

by Vance Gulliksen
Carnival Dream's Inaugural Call at Port Canaveral Celebrated with Special ReceptionCarnival Dream's Inaugural Call at Port Canaveral Celebrated with Special ReceptionCarnival Dream's Inaugural Call at Port Canaveral Celebrated with Special ReceptionCarnival Dream's Inaugural Call at Port Canaveral Celebrated with Special ReceptionCarnival Dream's Inaugural Call at Port Canaveral Celebrated with Special Reception

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.

During the festivities, a series of traditional maritime plaque exchanges took place between representatives from Carnival and local officials.

Photo at left: Carnival Dream Captain Queirolo (second from right) is pictured with members of the Canaveral Port Authority Board, including Secretary/Treasurer Malcolm ‘Mac’ McLouth (far left), Chairman Tom Goodson (second from right) and Commissioner Ray Sharkey. 

Photo at right:  Carnival Dream Captain Carlo Queirolo (center) and Carnival’s Vice President of Worldwide Sales Joni Rein (right) are presented with a plaque from Canaveral Port Authority Board Secretary/Treasurer Malcolm ‘Mac’ McLouth.

With the Carnival Dream operating year-round seven-day Caribbean cruises from Port Canaveral, combined with the Carnival Sensation’s year-round three- and four-day Bahamas departures, Carnival is expected to carry more than 450,000 passengers annually from the port.

Representing a new class for the line, Carnival Dream offers a host of innovations, including 19,000 square feet of space catering to children and families, an expansive WaterWorks aqua park featuring the longest water slide at sea, a half-mile wrap-around outdoor promenade with whirlpools that extend over the ship’s sides and a stunning indoor/outdoor café and live entertainment venue called Ocean Plaza. 

 

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