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July 2011

While en route to Messina, Sicily early yesterday morning, Carnival Magic came to the rescue of a disabled motor yacht with two individuals on board. The vessel had lost propulsion and was adrift in heavy seas and strong winds in the Mediterranean Sea. When the Carnival Magic arrived at the yacht’s location, the ship’s captain maneuvered the cruise ship to protect the smaller vessel against the heavy winds and swells while awaiting the arrival of a Spanish Coast Guard cutter. After several hours, the cutter arrived and connected a tow line to the yacht then headed to Mallorca where they arrived safely later that morning.  The Carnival Magic is currently on a seven-day Mediterranean cruise that departed Barcelona on Sunday,…

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The blog of Carnival’s Senior Cruise Director John Heald (www.johnhealdsblog.com) was named Best Travel Blog by TravelMole.com, a leading travel news and information site based in the UK.  The award was presented at the annual TravelMole Web Awards in London earlier this week.  Heald’s blog was selected from nearly 40 nominees representing all areas of the travel and tourism industry. 

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  From April 26-30, 2012, the third annual Kid Rock’s Chillin’ the Most Cruise will set sail on Carnival Destiny from Miami to Half Moon Cay and back. The vacation will include a full day at sea and two days of rock on the beach in Half Moon Cay, a private island in the Bahamas, which will be renamed “Rock’s Reef” for the adventure. 

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CARNIVAL LAUNCHES TRAVEL PARTNER BOOKING SWEEPSTAKES IN CONJUNCTION WITH CARNIVAL ECSTASY’S NEW SCHEDULE FROM PORT CANAVERAL Unique Four- and Five-Day Bahamas Cruise Schedule Kicks Off November 7 Carnival Cruise Lines has launched a new travel partner booking incentive to celebrate the Carnival Ecstasy’s new four- and five-day Bahamas cruise schedule from Port Canaveral, Fla., which begins this fall. 

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Carnival Glory Earns Two Perfect Health Inspection Scores in One Week

by Joyce Oliva

  For the second consecutive week, the Carnival Glory earned a perfect 100 score on a shipboard health inspection, this time from Health Canada during an inspection in Halifax earlier today.  Last week, the ship earned a perfect 100 score during its U.S. Public Health inspection in New York. The 2,974-passenger vessel received perfect marks on all items that comprise Health Canada’s vessel sanitation program checklist. The unannounced inspections, which are required for any cruise ship with an international itinerary calling at a Canadian 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, as well.…

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