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January 2011

One-of-a-Kind Exhibit on NASA’s Mercury Space Program Opens at Grand Turk Cruise Center

by Joyce Oliva

A unique exhibit commemorating the National Aeronautics & Space Administration’s (NASA) Mercury space program and the historic 1962 splashdown of the Friendship 7 capsule off the coast of Grand Turk is now open at the Grand Turk Cruise Center. Grand opening festivities were held this past weekend, with representatives from the Turks and Caicos Islands’ government, Carnival Corporation & plc and the Grand Turk Cruise Center in attendance. Special guest speakers included Janet E. Petro, deputy director of the John F. Kennedy Space Center and former NASA astronaut Winston Scott.

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John Heald Wins 2011 Porthole Editor-in-Chief Award for Best Cruise Line Blog

by Joyce Oliva

The blog of Carnival’s Senior Cruise Director John Heald has been named Best Cruise Line Blog in Porthole Cruise Magazine’s 2011 Editor-in-Chief Awards. Selected by Porthole’s Editor-in-Chief Bill Panoff, the annual awards are designed to recognize excellence in the cruise and travel industries.  

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Carnival Cruise Lines is excited to announce the FIRST ever Cooper River Bridge Run wedding in Marion Square- a FIRST for Charleston, a FIRST for the Run, and a FIRST for Carnival! Carnival Cruise Lines is inviting interested couples to submit an application for a chance to be the first to tie the knot or renew vows at Carnival’s “beach” in Marion Square, after racing to the altar in the 2011 Cooper River Bridge Run. Carnival Cruise Lines’ Race to the Altar fundraiser will benefit MUSC Children’s Hospital as part of a year-long partnership. Couples interested in winning a unique wedding experience and a honeymoon aboard Carnival Cruise Lines’ Fantasy can enter to win by February 18. To enter: Complete…

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Carnival Cruise Lines Announces Couple Search for First Ever Cooper River Bridge Run 2011 Wedding

by Joyce Oliva

Carnival Cruise Lines Announces Couple Search for First Ever Cooper River Bridge Run 2011 Wedding Search kicks off Carnival’s sponsorship at the annual Bridge Run, raising funds as a part of a yearlong partnership with MUSC Children’s Hospital Carnival Cruise Lines is excited to announce the FIRST ever Cooper River Bridge Run wedding in Marion Square- a FIRST for Charleston, a FIRST for the Run, and a FIRST for Carnival! Carnival Cruise Lines is inviting interested couples to submit an application for a chance to be the first to tie the knot or renew vows at Carnival’s “beach” in Marion Square, after racing to the altar in the 2011 Cooper River Bridge Run. Carnival Cruise Lines’ Race to the Altar…

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Carnival Cruise Lines Names 2010 ‘Funtastic’ Travel Partners of the Year

by Joyce Oliva

Carnival Cruise Lines has named six “Funtastic” travel partners of the year for 2010. This new awards program replaces Carnival’s previous “Partner of the Year” program in an effort to better recognize top partners from each sales region as well as a top strategic partner. “Funtastic” partners are selected from each of Carnival’s four U.S. sales territories, one from Canada and one from its group of strategic partners. Selections are made based on year-over-year growth, improvement in key performance metrics, and overall partnership strength. Carnival’s team of business development managers submit nominations, which are then narrowed to six winners by the company’s sales leadership team.

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Carnival Cruise Lines Names 2010 ‘Funtastic’ Travel Partners of the Year

by Joyce Oliva

CARNIVAL CRUISE LINES NAMES 2010 ‘FUNTASTIC’ TRAVEL PARTNERS OF THE YEAR Carnival Cruise Lines has named six “Funtastic” travel partners of the year for 2010. This new awards program replaces Carnival’s previous “Partner of the Year” program in an effort to better recognize top partners from each sales region as well as a top strategic partner.  “Funtastic” partners are selected from each of Carnival’s four U.S. sales territories, one from Canada and one from its group of strategic partners.  Selections are made based on year-over-year growth, improvement in key performance metrics, and overall partnership strength.  Carnival’s team of business development managers submit nominations, which are then narrowed to six winners by the company’s sales leadership team.

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Expansive Sportsquare Recreation Area Rounds Out the Outdoor Fun and Fitness Atop New Carnival Magic

by Joyce Oliva

EXPANSIVE SPORTSQUARE RECREATION AREA ROUNDS OUT THE OUTDOOR FUN AND FITNESS ATOP NEW CARNIVAL MAGIC Carnival Cruise Lines Unveils Carnival Magic’s Top Deck Sports and Recreation Complex’s Features and Challenges Fun-seekers to Name Its New Mini-Golf Course The sky’s the limit when it comes to outdoor fun and fitness at the innovative SportSquare to be featured on Carnival Cruise Lines’ newest vessel, Carnival Magic, when it sets sail May 1.  The line’s most expansive outdoor recreation area by far, SportSquare on Carnival Magic (www.carnivalmagic.com) is an active cruiser’s on-board paradise, featuring SkyCourse, the first ropes course at sea, and cruising’s first-ever outdoor fitness area.  Guests can also get in the swing of things with the line’s first-ever two-level nine-hole miniature…

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The sky’s the limit when it comes to outdoor fun and fitness at the innovative SportSquare to be featured on Carnival Cruise Lines’ newest vessel, Carnival Magic, when it sets sail May 1.  The line’s most expansive outdoor recreation area by far, SportSquare on Carnival Magic (www.carnivalmagic.com) is an active cruiser’s on-board paradise, featuring SkyCourse, the first ropes course at sea, and cruising’s first-ever outdoor fitness area.  Guests can also get in the swing of things with the line’s first-ever two-level nine-hole miniature golf course, which the company is encouraging fans to help name at www.carnivalmagic.com/contest. 

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