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March 2011

During Sunday’s Miami HEAT game, Miami-based Carnival Corporation & plc and its flagship brand, Carnival Cruise Lines, presented full four-year college scholarships to local high school seniors who are participating in the company’s School to Work mentoring program operated in conjunction with the HEAT and Big Brothers Big Sisters.  Each student also received a laptop computer, compliments of Hewlett Packard. The students are former graduates of the HEAT Academy, an after-school enrichment program for at-risk youth, and have been enrolled in the School to Work mentoring program for the past four years.  The program pairs 78 students with members of Carnival’s management team who provide a first-hand look at the business world and real-life work experience.  In the first photo,…

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  Building upon its distinction as the Caribbean cruise leader, Carnival Cruise Lines will introduce a series of six- and eight-day voyages from Miami aboard the 2,974-passenger Carnival Valor operating mid-January through October 2012. Carnival Valor’s six- and eight-day departures provide consumers with new itineraries featuring unique combinations of Caribbean destinations and opportunities to visit islands that are typically not featured on longer length cruises from Florida. 

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Lourdes M. Pineda-Garcia Named Vice President and Controller at Carnival Cruise Lines

by Joyce Oliva

LOURDES M. PINEDA-GARCIA NAMED VICE PRESIDENT AND CONTROLLER AT CARNIVAL CRUISE LINES Lourdes M. Pineda-Garcia, a 12-year veteran of the cruise industry, has been named vice president and controller at Miami-based Carnival Cruise Lines, the world’s largest cruise operator.  Pineda-Garcia has been the acting controller for Carnival Cruise Lines since mid-January.

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Lourdes M. Pineda-Garcia, a 12-year veteran of the cruise industry, has been named vice president and controller at Miami-based Carnival Cruise Lines, the world’s largest cruise operator.  Pineda-Garcia has been the acting controller for Carnival Cruise Lines since mid-January. In her new role, Pineda-Garcia is responsible for directing the activities of a number of the company’s financial and accounting functions including general ledger, fixed assets, financial reporting and disbursements.  “Lourdes’ extensive experience in both accounting operations and financial management make her a welcome addition and valued member of the Carnival team,” said Anne Bramman, Carnival Cruise Lines’ senior vice president and chief financial officer.  Prior to joining Carnival, Pineda-Garcia served as chief financial officer for Seabourn and also worked in…

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Perla Campos Named Carnival’s Volunteer of the Year

by Joyce Oliva

  Perla Campos, a four-year veteran of Carnival Cruise Lines’ employee services department, has been named the company’s Volunteer of the Year.   Campos was recognized for her efforts in helping the South Florida community, particularly for her role a project leader for the company’s ongoing support of the Bay Oaks Home for the Elderly in Miami.

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CARNIVAL CRUISE LINES LAUNCHES ‘BUILD A SHIP’ CONTEST TO BENEFIT ST. JUDE CHILDREN’S RESEARCH HOSPITAL Starting today, kids and big kids at heart can put their artistic skills to good use and build a ship for a good cause. Carnival Cruise Lines is launching a “Build a Ship” contest that invites anyone 13 years or older to build a model Carnival ship out of everyday items and submit a photo of it to win a free Carnival cruise. The contest, which benefits St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, is the latest in a series of contests and other activities in anticipation of the May 1, 2011 launch of the line’s newest ship, Carnival Magic.

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Murray Joins Carnival Cruise Lines as Vice President – Technical Operations

by Joyce Oliva

MURRAY JOINS CARNIVAL CRUISE LINES AS VICE PRESIDENT – TECHNICAL OPERATIONS Thomas Murray, a 24-year veteran of the maritime industry, has been named vice president – technical operations for Miami-based Carnival Cruise Lines. In this capacity, Murray will be responsible for all technical operations for the line’s 22-vessel fleet.  He will join Carnival on April 25, reporting to Martin Landtman, the company’s senior vice president of marine operations.

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