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February 2011

Carnival Cruise Lines Announces Winning Couple for Cooper River Bridge Run 2011 Wedding

by Joyce Oliva

Carnival Cruise Lines Announces Winning Couple for Cooper River Bridge Run 2011 Wedding Carnival selects Andy Cook and Tina Berwanger as the Race to the Altar contest winners Charleston residents Andy Cook and Tina Berwanger have been chosen as  the winning couple in Carnival Cruise Lines’ Race to the Altar contest and will receive 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!

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Carnival Cruise Lines Announces Winning Couple for Cooper River Bridge Run 2011 Wedding

by Joyce Oliva

  Charleston residents Andy Cook and Tina Berwanger have been chosen as  the winning couple in Carnival Cruise Lines’ Race to the Altar contest and will receive 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!

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Carnival Legend Returns to Service with New Enhancements Following 14-Day Dry Dock

by Joyce Oliva

The 2,124-passenger Carnival Legend resumed Caribbean service from Tampa this weekend, following a 14-day dry dock during which a variety of enhancements were made, including a renovated children’s pool area, and the addition of Serenity, an exclusive adults-only retreat. Carnival Legend became the 13th Carnival ship to feature a Serenity area. Designed as an oasis for tranquility and relaxation, Serenity offers colorful, oversized umbrellas, comfortable chaise lounges and chairs, whirlpools, a full bar and breathtaking sea views. The ship’s children’s pool area now features colorful new tiles in vibrant sea-animal designs, while the casino has been reconfigured with additional slot machines and poker tables.  Other enhancements include new upholstery and chairs in the Lido restaurant, dining room and dance club.  …

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  PokerTek, Inc. and Carnival Cruise Lines have announced that qualifying tournaments are underway for the fourth annual Carnival PokerPro Challenge. Players who qualify will win a seat in the final event held on Carnival’s newest ship, the 130,000 ton Carnival Dream, December 3-10, 2011 where they will compete for a $50,000 first place prize. Chris Moneymaker, renowned poker expert and winner of the 2003 WSOP Main Event, will play in the tournament for the second year in a row.

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Carnival Splendor Resumes Year-Round Seven-Day Service from Long Beach, Calif., February 20

by Joyce Oliva

CARNIVAL SPLENDOR RESUMES YEAR-ROUND SEVEN-DAY SERVICE FROM LONG BEACH, CALIF., FEBRUARY 20 After completing repairs in a San Francisco dry dock facility and successfully undergoing sea trials, the 3,006-passenger Carnival Splendor is now en route to its homeport of Long Beach, Calif., where it will resume its year-round schedule of seven-day Mexican Riviera cruises Feb. 20, 2011.  On this route, the ship departs the Long Beach Cruise Terminal every Sunday on week-long cruises to Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan and Cabo San Lucas, on Mexico’s Pacific Coast. 

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After completing repairs in a San Francisco dry dock facility and successfully undergoing sea trials, the 3,006-passenger Carnival Splendor is now en route to its homeport of Long Beach, Calif., where it will resume its year-round schedule of seven-day Mexican Riviera cruises Feb. 20, 2011. 

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Meet the Winner of Carnival’s Name the Mini Golf Course Contest

by Joyce Oliva

Shaun Mullin of Justin, Texas, the winner of the Carnival Magic’s Name the Mini Golf Course Contest, recently took some time to answer some questions about herself and why she decided to participate in the contest. Q: How did you come up with the name? A: I might say I was hungry that day because I was thinking of surf and turf and I wanted a steak. Turf is green and the ship is on surf, so I thought let’s go with ‘Turf on Surf!’ I like the play on words. Q: How many times have you cruised with Carnival?   A: Once, with a group of teachers back in 2008.  Needless to say I had a great time. Q: Are you…

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Carnival Teams Up With The Ellen DeGeneres Show For Unique ‘Didja Ever Game Week’ Promotion

by Joyce Oliva

Consumers are invited to tune into The Ellen DeGeneres Show next week to watch “Didja Ever Game Week” sponsored by Carnival Cruise Lines. Every day during “Didja Ever Game Week,” ELLEN will be giving away fabulous prizes, leading up to the grand prize — an all expenses-paid European cruise for six aboard Carnival’s newest Fun Ship, the Carnival Magic this summer!  One lucky audience member and an at-home viewer will each win the grand prize. Carnival Cruise Lines and www.Ellentv.com will also kick off a fun-filled sweepstakes on Monday, February 21 that provides a chance to win an incredible experience – a trip to Hollywood, tickets to The Ellen DeGeneres Show and a Carnival Cruise! With its “Hey America, Didja…

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Carnival Valor Returns to Service with New Enhancements Following 14-Day Dry Dock

by Joyce Oliva

Carnival Cruise Lines has made a terrific “Fun Ship” even better.  The 2,974-passenger Carnival Valor resumed Caribbean service from Miami on February 13, following a 14-day dry dock during which a variety of refurbishment work was completed. The ship now features a renovated children’s pool area, dance club, and other on-board facilities, as well as the addition of a two-level Serenity, adults-only retreat.

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