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May 2010

CARNIVAL ELATION DEPARTS ON INAUGURAL CRUISE FROM MOBILE TOMORROW 2,052-Passenger Vessel To Carry an Estimated 170,000 Passengers Annually From Mobile   Mobile’s newest cruise ship, Carnival Cruise Lines’ 2,052-passenger Carnival Elation, will arrive at the Alabama Cruise Terminal tomorrow, May 15, to launch year-round four-, five- and seven-day western Caribbean cruises.    Tomorrow’s voyage – a seven-day western Caribbean cruise to Montego Bay, Grand Cayman and Cozumel – is the first of the Carnival Elation’s 74 annual departures from Mobile. 

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Carnival Cruise Lines hosted nearly 500 Seattle-area VIPs, community officials and travel agents yesterday aboard the Carnival Spirit during a reception and luncheon to commemorate the ship’s new summer schedule of seven-day Alaska cruises from Seattle —  the line’s first ever departures from that port.

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CARNIVAL CRUISE LINES, PORT OF SEATTLE INAUGURATE NEW SEATTLE-BASED ALASKA CRUISE PROGRAM LATER TODAY First of 17 Voyages From Seattle, Bringing 40,000 Passengers to the Port MIAMI (May 11, 2010) – Carnival Cruise Lines will launch its first-ever cruises from Seattle today when the 2,124-passenger Carnival Spirit departs on a seven-day voyage to Alaska – the first of 17 cruises that will bring some 40,000 passengers to the city this season. Carnival’s new Seattle-based Alaska program will run through Aug. 31, 2010, with week-long Glacier Bay cruises departing every Tuesday from the port’s newest cruise terminal, Smith Cove Cruise Terminal at Pier 91. Ports of call include popular Alaskan destinations of Skagway, Juneau and Ketchikan, as well as Victoria and…

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Carnival Cruise Lines will launch its first-ever cruises from Seattle today when the 2,124-passenger Carnival Spirit departs on a seven-day voyage to Alaska – the first of 17 cruises that will bring some 40,000 passengers to the city this season. Carnival’s new Seattle-based Alaska program will run through Aug. 31, 2010, with week-long Glacier Bay cruises departing every Tuesday from the port’s newest cruise terminal, Smith Cove Cruise Terminal at Pier 91. Ports of call include popular Alaskan destinations of Skagway, Juneau and Ketchikan, as well as Victoria and cruising Tracy Arm Fjord.

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CARNIVAL CRUISE LINES’ NEW 130,000-TON SHIP TO BE NAMED CARNIVAL BREEZE New 3,690-Passenger Vessel Scheduled to Debut in Spring 2012 Carnival Breeze has been selected as the name for the line’s new 130,000-ton cruise ship scheduled to enter service in spring 2012. To be constructed by Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri, the 3,690-passenger Carnival Breeze will be the third in the line’s Dream class.  The series’ namesake vessel, Carnival Dream, entered service in 2009 and a sister ship, Carnival Magic, is currently under construction at Fincantieri and is scheduled to debut in Europe in May 2011.

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Carnival Breeze has been selected as the name for the line’s new 130,000-ton cruise ship scheduled to enter service in spring 2012. To be constructed by Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri, the 3,690-passenger Carnival Breeze will be the third in the line’s Dream class.  The series’ namesake vessel, Carnival Dream, entered service in 2009 and a sister ship, Carnival Magic, is currently under construction at Fincantieri and is scheduled to debut in Europe in May 2011.

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  Construction of Carnival Cruise Lines’ newest “Fun Ship,” the 3,690-passenger Carnival Magic, continues at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy, in preparation for the ship’s May 2011 debut. The 130,000-ton vessel is scheduled to operate an inaugural series of seven- to 12-day Mediterranean voyages from Barcelona May 1 – Oct. 16, 2011 – the line’s first-ever voyages from that port. The second in the line’s Dream-class, Carnival Magic will offer a variety of popular features including an expansive aqua park, an outdoor promenade with cantilevered whirlpools extending over the ship’s sides, and a stunning indoor/outdoor café and live entertainment venue.  Several innovations unique to Carnival Magic will be announced in the coming months. A third vessel in the series, also…

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CARNIVAL CRUISE LINES DRAMATICALLY EXPANDS BERMUDA PRESENCE WITH 16 DEPARTURES FROM FOUR EAST COAST HOMEPORTS IN 2011 Six- to Eight-Day Voyages to Sail from Baltimore, Norfolk, New York and Charleston   Carnival Cruise Lines, the world’s largest cruise operator, will dramatically expand its Bermuda cruise schedule in 2011, offering 16 departures to the island from four popular eastern U.S. homeports — Baltimore, Norfolk, Va.; New York and, for the first time, Charleston, S.C.  Carnival will be the only cruise line offering Bermuda cruises from Charleston.

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