Carnival Cruise Lines and AAA Carolinas teamed up to promote the line’s new year-round cruise program from Charleston during the Cooper River Bridge Run, which took place this past weekend. The new service – the first year-round cruise program from Charleston – begins in May aboard the 2,056-passenger Carnival Fantasy.
In conjunction with AAA Carolinas, the line maintained a booth during the Bridge Run Expo at the Galliard Auditorium on Thursday and Friday, and also at the Finish Festival in Marion Square on Saturday, providing information on the Carnival Fantasy’s Bahamas/Key West cruises to thousands of participants and spectators.
Pictured here at the race Finish Festival are (from left): Megan Morra, Carnival’s business development director for western North Carolina; Darlene Polce, from AAA Vacations – South Carolina; Rob Huffman, Carnival’s vice president of sales for the southeast region; Wendy Whitener, Carnival’s business development director for eastern North Carolina; Tracie Mosley, Carnival’s business development manager for Tennessee; Juan Tamarit, from AAA Vacations – South Carolina; Lori Jo Simmons, AAA Vacations – South Carolina; Sarah Jane Kirkland, Carnival’s business development manager for Virginia; and Joanie Field, Carnival’s business development director for South Carolina.
The 2,056-passenger Carnival Fantasy will operate five-, six- and seven-day voyages from Charleston to the Bahamas and Key West, Fla., beginning May 18, departing from the city’s historic Passenger Terminal.