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December 2009

Carnival Cruise Lines’ newest and largest ship, the 130,000-ton Carnival Dream, made its first-ever call at the new Mahogany Bay Cruise Center in Roatan yesterday as part of its inaugural seven-day Caribbean cruise from Port Canaveral, Fla., which departed on Saturday.     

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  To commemorate the Carnival Fantasy’s new four-, five- and seven-day cruise program from Mobile, Carnival Cruise Lines hosted a shipboard luncheon for nearly 100 local travel agents who also had an opportunity to tour the 2,056-passenger vessel and attend a presentation that provided an overview on recent happenings within the company.

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Reception Aboard Carnival Fantasy Commemorates Ship's New Mobile-Based Program

by Vance Gulliksen

Carnival Cruise Lines and the Port of Mobile held a reception aboard the 70,000-ton Carnival Fantasy this weekend to commemorate the ship’s new four-, five- and seven-day cruise schedule from Mobile.  The 2,056-passenger Carnival Fantasy represents a capacity increase of 42 percent over the Holiday which inaugurated service from Mobile in 2004.   The shipboard festivities included a traditional maritime plaque exchange between Carnival and city and port officials.  In the photo at left, Carnival Fantasy Captain Roberto Costi (left) accepts a plaque from Mobile City Commissioner Fred Richardson (center) and Al Stokes, chief of staff of Mobile Mayor Sam Jones.   In the photo at right, Costi (left) is presented with an etched, illuminated plaque of the Carnival Fantasy from the…

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New 130,000-Ton Carnival Dream Launches Year-Round Service From Port Canaveral Today

by Joyce Oliva

NEW 130,000-TON CARNIVAL DREAM LAUNCHES YEAR-ROUND SERVICE ROM PORT CANAVERAL TODAY  Line to Carry Record 450,000 Guests Annually from Port Canaveral  MIAMI (December 3, 2009) – Later this afternoon, Carnival Cruise Lines’ 130,000-ton Carnival Dream, the line’s newest and largest “Fun Ship,” will depart on its inaugural cruise from Port Canaveral, Fla., kicking off its year-round Caribbean cruise schedule from that port.

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