January 12, 2011

World’s Largest Cruise Line To Base Ship in Sydney Carnival Spirit the Largest Cruise Ship to Call Australia Home

World’s Largest Cruise Line To Base Ship in Sydney Carnival Spirit the Largest Cruise Ship to Call Australia Home In a major boost for the tourism industry, the world’s largest cruise line – Carnival Cruise Lines – has announced that it will base one of its cruise ships fulltime in Australia. The 88,500 tonne Carnival…

Carnival Spirit to Call Australia Home

In a major boost for the tourism industry, the world’s largest cruise line – Carnival Cruise Lines – has announced that it will base one of its cruise ships fulltime in Australia. The 88,500 tonne Carnival Spirit will be the largest cruise ship ever to sail year round from Australia when she arrives in Sydney…
January 10, 2011

New Promotion Offers Best Available Upgrades and Shipboard Credits on Carnival Magic Europe Cruises

  With Carnival Magic’s inaugural European season right around the corner Carnival is holding a Europe Sale, offering best available upgrades and on-board credits up to $300 per stateroom, for bookings made between Jan. 10- 30th , 2011.  Carnival Magic’s European schedule encompasses seven-, nine- and 12-day Mediterranean voyages May 1 through October 16, 2011. The…
January 7, 2011

Today Show Anchors Kick Off 2011 with New Experiences

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQswLx6aFtc] Earlier this week NBC’s Today Show announced their new Carnival-sponsored segment “Have You Ever,” which features the show’s anchors embarking on brand new experiences. The segment ties into Carnival’s recently unveiled “Hey America, Didja Ever” campaign that inspires people to try new things and add more fun to their lives. On today’s segment, Today…
January 6, 2011

Marcelo Freire Elected Flotilla Commander for U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Part of Six-Person U.S.C.G. Auxiliary Team from Carnival

  Marcelo Freire, an information systems manager at Miami-based Carnival Cruise Lines, has been elected commander of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary’s Flotilla 6-11, effective Jan. 1.  Freire is one of six Carnival employees to serve as a volunteer in the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, which operates from the U.S.C.G. station on Miami Beach, Fla.   …
January 5, 2011

Stunning Images from the Carnival Ecstasy

[slideshow]  Here are some images from a recent photo shoot on the Carnival Ecstasy which underwent a multi-million-dollar refurbishment in late 2009 that added an expansive new water park, an exclusive adults-only retreat, a Circle “C” facility for 12- to 14-year olds, and a redesigned resort-style main pool area.  Additionally, 98 balconies were added to…
January 4, 2011

Carnival’s Chef’s Table Fine Dining Experience Now Available Fleetwide

[slideshow] Carnival Cruise Lines has completed the fleetwide rollout of its exquisite and exclusive fine dining experience, The Chef’s Table, which is now available on all 22 of the line’s ships. Launched as a pilot program last year, this one-of-a-kind culinary experience includes a sumptuous multi-course dinner hosted by one of the line’s master chefs…
January 3, 2011

Free 'Fun Ship' Cruise Awarded to Mobile Schoolteacher Whose Class Collected Nearly 550 Pounds of Canned Goods for Food Bank

Carnival Cruise Lines awarded a free “Fun Ship” cruise to a Mobile, Ala., school teacher whose class collected the most canned food over the holidays. Cindy Griffin, a teacher at the Belsaw/Mt. Vernon School in Mt. Vernon, Ala., was presented with a free four- or five-day cruise from Mobile on the Carnival Elation as her fourth-grade class…
January 1, 2011

Carnival's John Heald Recaps New Year's Eve from Times Square

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nv6zhbkjeiQ] Senior Cruise Director recaps the exciting festivities that took place in Times Square on New Year's Eve, during which a ton of Carnival-sponsored confetti rained down on the more than 1 million revelers who were there to ring in 2011.   Carnival was also the sponsor of the Wishing Wall at the Times Square Visitors center where visitors could…