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February 2010

Carnival Cruise Lines Reports Record Wave Season Activity

by Joyce Oliva

CARNIVAL CRUISE LINES REPORTS RECORD WAVE SEASON ACTIVITY Summer Price Increase Effective March 22 Carnival Cruise Lines is reporting record wave season bookings, with strong reservations activity for 2010 departures.  As a result of the strong booking volumes, a general price increase will be implemented effective March 22 for all summer sailings in June, July and August. 

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Carnival Cruise Lines Reports Record Wave Season Activity

by Vance Gulliksen

Carnival Cruise Lines is reporting record wave season bookings, with strong reservations activity for 2010 departures.  As a result of the strong booking volumes, a general price increase will be implemented effective March 22 for all summer sailings in June, July and August.  For the period of Jan. 1 through Feb. 21, 2010, bookings were at unprecedented levels for the line’s 22 ships which operate three- to 15-day voyages from a variety of convenient North American home ports.  Carnival President and CEO Gerry Cahill said, “We’re seeing significantly increased volume as consumers are taking advantage of the incredible value that a Carnival cruise provides. And while pricing hasn’t fully recovered to 2008 levels, we are increasing prices and will implement…

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New Carnival Cruise Lines Commercial Debuts During Winter Olympic Games

by Vance Gulliksen

Carnival Cruise Lines debuted a new 30-second television commercial during the opening ceremonies for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games.  Carnival is the exclusive cruise line sponsor of the games with commercials running all 17 days of the Olympic broadcast period on the NBC, MSNBC, CNBC and USA networks.  The new commercial can be viewed here.

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Carnival Glory Returns to Service Following Extensive Multi-Million-Dollar Refurbishment

by Joyce Oliva

CARNIVAL GLORY RETURNS TO SERVICE FOLLOWING EXTENSIVE MULTI-MILLION-DOLLAR REFURBISHMENT  New Features Include Adults-Only Retreat, Seaside Theatre LED Screen, 18 New Balconies MIAMI- (February 15, 2010) — The 2,974-passenger Carnival Glory has resumed Caribbean service from Miami following a multi-million-dollar renovation that added a host of new facilities and features, including a Serenity adults-only retreat, a 270-square-foot Seaside Theatre poolside LED screen, and a Circle “C” facility for 12- to 14- year olds. 

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Carnival Glory Returns to Service Following Extensive Multi-Million-Dollar Refurbishment

by Joyce Oliva

        The 2,974-passenger Carnival Glory has resumed Caribbean service from Miami following a multi-million-dollar renovation that added a host of new facilities and features, including a Serenity adults-only retreat, a 270-square-foot Seaside Theatre poolside LED screen, and a Circle “C” facility for 12- to 14- year olds.  Eighteen new balconies were also incorporated onto existing ocean view staterooms and a new Mongolian wok venue was added to the casual poolside restaurant.  Bow-to-stern Wi-Fi access was added, as well. From February to May, Carnival Glory operates seasonal seven-day cruises from Miami, alternating weekly to the eastern and western Caribbean. Seven-day eastern Caribbean cruises visit Half Moon Cay, St. Thomas, San Juan and Grand Turk, while the western route features Grand…

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New Video Offers Behind-the-Scenes Look at Carnival Fascination Dry Dock

by Vance Gulliksen

An entertaining new video offers an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the Carnival Fascination while it underwent a $34 million refurbishment that added a new water park, 98 balcony staterooms, redesigned main pool area, a Serenity adults-only retreat and a host of cosmetic enhancements throughout the vessel.  The video can be viewed here

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