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June 2011

  For the first time, two Carnival Cruise Lines ships earned 100 scores during United States Public Health (U.S.P.H.) inspections on the same day. Carnival Glory and Carnival Paradise each earned perfect marks during inspections held yesterday in New York and Long Beach, Calif., respectively. Both vessels received 100 scores on all 42 items that comprise the U.S.P.H.’s comprehensive Vessel Sanitation Program checklist. The unannounced inspections, which are conducted twice a year and required for any cruise ship with an international itinerary calling at a U.S. port, evaluate vessels in a wide variety of areas, including adherence to proper food handling, preparation and storage procedures, and overall galley cleanliness.  Ships’ potable water supplies used in spas and pools are evaluated,…

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  Carnival Cruise Lines is hosting a contest that will award 24 prizes in 24 hours, including a cruise on the new Carnival Magic, for those who “like” the company on its Facebook fan page . Consumers need simply fill out the registration form on Carnival’s Facebook page between now and July 5 to enter the Fun-A-Thon contest. Then, on Thursday, July 7, the company will begin awarding a prize an hour for 24 consecutive hours, culminating in the grand prize of a seven-day Caribbean cruise for two aboard the new Carnival Magic from Galveston, Texas.  The contest is open to fans 21 years of age and older who are U.S. residents. For additional information and complete contest rules, visit…

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Evoking the simpler days of sock hops and poodle skirts, Time Life and Jazz Cruises have teamed up with Carnival Cruise Lines to once again host Malt Shop Memories, a musical extravaganza featuring live performances from chart-topping 1950s and 1960s artists aboard the Carnival Inspiration in October 27-31, 2011.

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CARNIVAL CRUISE LINES RELEASES LATEST EDITION OF TOWEL CREATIONS, HELPFUL HOW-TO GUIDE FOR MAKING TOWEL ANIMALS AT HOME $1 from sale of each book will be donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® through Carnival’s ‘Care to Play’ program   Carnival Cruise Lines’ “towel animals” – whimsical terry cloth creatures that greet guests as they return to their staterooms each evening – are an iconic element of the “Fun Ship” vacation experience. For guests who want to make their own towel animals at home, Carnival has published its latest edition of Towel Creations, a helpful how-to guide with step-by-step instructions for creating a veritable zoo of towel origami, everything from frogs, swans and elephants to monkeys, scorpions and rabbits.  And with…

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CARNIVAL MIRACLE TO OFFER YEAR-ROUND EIGHT-DAY CARIBBEAN/BAHAMAS CRUISES FROM NEW YORK BEGINNING IN APRIL 2012 Line’s First Year-Round Departures from the Big Apple Carnival Cruise Lines will launch a year-round program of eight-day cruises to the Caribbean and Bahamas from New York beginning in April 2012 – the line’s first year-round sailings from that port. On this schedule, Carnival Miracle will offer three uniquely different eight-day itineraries that visit a diversity of beautiful islands throughout the Caribbean and Bahamas. The itineraries include:  Eastern Caribbean departures to San Juan, St. Thomas and Grand Turk, offered on a rotating basis April through October Bahamas sailings featuring stops at the private Bahamian island of Half Moon Cay, Grand Turk and Nassau, offered on…

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