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April 30, 2011

Carnival Magic Arrives in Venice, Sails on Maiden Voyage Tomorrow

 [slideshow] Carnival Cruise Lines’ newest ship, the 130,000-ton Carnival Magic, arrived in Venice, Italy, in anticipation of its inaugural nine-day voyage departing tomorrow, May 1. Prior to departure, the ship will be officially named in ceremonies presided over by Lindsey Wilkerson, a former patient at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital who now serves as an…
April 29, 2011

Q&A With Carnival Magic’s Godmother Lindsey Wilkerson

  Carnival Magic’s naming is all set for Sunday, May 1, in Venice, with Lindsey Wilkerson, a former patient of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital who now serves as an employee and an ambassador of the organization, presiding over the festivities as godmother. The following Q&A session, originally published on Carnival’s Funville on-line community, offers…
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April 28, 2011

TravelingMamas.com Helps Spread a Little Carnival Magic to Its Readers

With Carnival Magic’s debut just three days away, a few of the bloggers sailing on the inaugural May 1 voyage from Venice have agreed to spread a little magic to their readers through a series of fun giveaways. Shannon Hurst Lane from the popular travel blog TravelingMamas.com is asking her readers to tell her what…

Artist Rendering Commissioned by Carnival Corporation & plc Commemorates Launch of Company’s 100TH Cruise Ship

  In an artist rendering commissioned by Carnival Corporation & plc to commemorate the launch of its 100th cruise ship, the Carnival Magic, delivered earlier this week, is depicted sailing with the company’s first ship, the TSS Mardi Gras, which began service in 1972. At 130,000 gross tons, the Carnival Magic is almost five times…
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Innovative Social Media Event Chronicles Launch of New Carnival Magic with Series of Facebook Videos on May 1

INNOVATIVE SOCIAL MEDIA EVENT CHRONICLES LAUNCH OF NEW CARNIVAL MAGIC WITH SERIES OF FACEBOOK VIDEOS ON MAY 1 Series of 11 videos to feature exclusive footage of naming ceremony, new amenities, interviews with top executives and more In an unprecedented social media event, Carnival Cruise Lines is inviting Facebook fans (www.facebook.com/carnival) to experience the excitement…

Reservations Now Open for Carnival Spirit’s 17-Day South Pacific Repositioning Cruise in Fall 2012

  Carnival Cruise Lines began taking reservations today for a 17-day South Pacific voyage aboard the 2,124-passenger Carnival Spirit, sailing from Honolulu to Sydney in fall 2012. The voyage will serve to position the vessel for a previously announced schedule of year-round departures from Australia. This marks the first time that Carnival Cruise Lines has…
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Innovative Social Media Event Chronicles Launch of New Carnival Magic with Series of Facebook Videos on May 1

  In an unprecedented social media event, Carnival Cruise Lines is inviting Facebook fans (www.facebook.com/carnival) to experience the excitement of Carnival Magic’s May 1 launch from Venice, Italy, with a series of videos that showcase the ship’s inaugural activities along with its many unique features and innovations. A series of 11 videos will be posted…
April 27, 2011

Carnival Cruise Lines Takes Delivery of New 130,000-Ton Carnival Magic

CARNIVAL CRUISE LINES TAKES DELIVERY OF NEW 130,000-TON CARNIVAL MAGIC New 3,690-Passenger Vessel is 100th Cruise Ship in Carnival Corporation & plc’s Fleet   Carnival Cruise Lines, a brand of global cruise operator Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), today accepted delivery of the corporation’s 100th ship, the Carnival Magic, in ceremonies at the Fincantieri shipyard…
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Carnival Cruise Lines Takes Delivery of New 130,000-Ton Carnival Magic

[caption id="attachment_4119" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="The above illustration depicts Carnival Magic, the 100th vessel in Carnival Corporation & plc’s fleet, along with the company’s first ship, Carnival Cruise Lines’ Mardi Gras which began service in 1972. "][/caption]   Carnival Cruise Lines, a brand of global cruise operator Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), today accepted delivery…
April 26, 2011

Carrie Duwelius of Naperville, Ill., Named Winner of Carnival’s Build a Ship Contest, Receives Free Cruise on New Carnival Magic

  Creativity was certainly on display with Carnival’s Build a Ship Out of Everyday Items contest with many highly unique and imaginative entries.  In the end, it was Carrie Duwelius’ “Carnival Cardboard Cruiser” that was judged the winner, earning more on-line votes than any other entry.  For her winning entry, the Naperville, Ill., resident receives…
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