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August 2010

Carnival Magic’s Major Construction Milestone Commemorated With Traditional Coin Ceremony

by Joyce Oliva

CARNIVAL MAGIC’S MAJOR CONSTRUCTION MILESTONE COMMEMORATED WITH TRADITIONAL COIN CEREMONY Newest ‘Fun Ship’ Set to Debut in Europe May 1, 2011  The magic continues!  In a time-honored maritime tradition, a ceremony recently was held aboard Carnival Magic at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy, during which a commemorative coin was welded to the ship’s mast to mark a significant construction milestone. Carnival Cruise Lines’ 3,690-passenger “Fun Ship” is set to debut in Europe May 1, 2011.

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The magic continues!  In a time-honored maritime tradition, a ceremony recently was held aboard Carnival Magic at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy, during which a commemorative coin was welded to the ship’s mast to mark a significant construction milestone.  Carnival Cruise Lines’ 3,690-passenger “Fun Ship” is set to debut in Europe May 1, 2011.

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CARNIVAL UNVEILS CARNIVAL MAGIC’S ONLINE HOME AND INVITES FANS TO OFFER PERSONAL TOUCHES TO ‘MAKE THE MAGIC YOURS’ Newest Fun Ship’s Inspirations and Innovations Illustrated On Interactive Microsite Fun Campaign Encourages Fans to Make Their Mark on Magic Starting with RedFrog Pub Coaster Contest  Let the magic begin!  As Carnival Cruise Lines unveils new details about its newest “Fun Ship,” Carnival Magic, fans and fun-seekers can now learn more and join in the fun, well before the ship sets sail next year.  Carnival today launched a new, interactive online home for Carnival Magic (www.carnivalmagic.com) that showcases the ship’s standout features through a full-screen virtual tour and more, as well as many ways for “Fun Ship” enthusiasts to add their own…

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CARNIVAL ANNOUNCES UNIQUE AND MAGIC WAYS GUESTS GET IN ON THE FUN ON ITS NEWEST ‘FUN SHIP,’ CARNIVAL MAGIC Features Include New Italian Trattoria, Caribbean-Themed Pub, Expansive Outdoor Sports and Recreation Areas and More With 249 days until its newest “Fun Ship,” the 130,000-ton Carnival Magic, sets sail, Carnival Cruise Lines today revealed a peek through the porthole at some of the ship’s unique spaces and fun features.

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Let the magic begin!  As Carnival Cruise Lines unveils new details about its newest “Fun Ship,” Carnival Magic, fans and fun-seekers can now learn more and join in the fun, well before the ship sets sail next year.  Carnival today launched a new, interactive online home for Carnival Magic (www.carnivalmagic.com) that showcases the ship’s standout features through a full-screen virtual tour and more, as well as many ways for “Fun Ship” enthusiasts to add their own unique touches to the new vessel, set to debut May 1, 2011.  Through the Make the Magic Yours campaign, which includes a wild array of contests and promotions, Carnival is inviting fans of fun to “make the Magic theirs” by submitting ideas and voting…

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    With 249 days until its newest “Fun Ship,” the 130,000-ton Carnival Magic, sets sail, Carnival Cruise Lines today revealed a peek through the porthole at some of the ship’s unique spaces and fun features. From Carnival’s first-ever pub, featuring its own private label beer, to an authentic trattoria that brings the heritage of Carnival’s Italian captains to the table, to an expansive outdoor sports complex featuring the first-ever ropes course and outdoor weight-lifting area on a cruise ship – along with cruising’s first gargantuan water dump bucket – Carnival Magic is destined to be the most innovative “Fun Ship” to date.  Carnival fans can journey to the Carnival Magic’s new online home, www.carnivalmagic.com, to see and learn more…

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Blog of Carnival Senior Cruise Director John Heald Tops 7 Million Visitor Mark

by Vance Gulliksen

  The blog of Carnival’s Senior Cruise Director John Heald (www.johnhealdsblog.com) has hit a new milestone, topping the 7 million visitor mark for the first time. Launched in March 2007 in conjunction with the debut of the Carnival Freedom, Heald’s blog has grown to become cruising’s most popular blog.  Many readers check in daily to read his humorous take on shipboard life, interviews with cruise industry personnel, and other fun features. Heald is currently on the West Coast, serving as senior cruise director on the Carnival Splendor reporting on the ship’s week-long Mexican Riviera cruises from Long Beach, Calif. The blog’s popularity has even spawned the John Heald Bloggers Cruise which offers his fans an opportunity to sail with Heald and…

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Carnival Cruise Lines and Razorfish Launch Innovative Social Media Application for Planning Cruise Vacations New application allows consumers to shop for cruises and share with friends without leaving Facebook MIAMI, August 19, 2010 – Carnival Cruise Lines and Razorfish today announced the launch of a groundbreaking new social commerce Facebook application that allows users to easily view, compare, select and share Carnival cruises with their Facebook friends. The application, the first of its kind in the cruise industry, allows users to engage their social network in their vacation planning through personalized newsfeed updates and even invite friends to book the same trip.

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Carnival Cruise Lines and Razorfish today announced the launch of a groundbreaking new social commerce Facebook application that allows users to easily view, compare, select and share Carnival cruises with their Facebook friends. The application, the first of its kind in the cruise industry, allows users to engage their social network in their vacation planning through personalized newsfeed updates and even invite friends to book the same trip.

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