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September 29, 2011

Porthole Conducting On-Line Contest to Select Dec. 2011 Cover; Stunning Image of Carnival Magic’s Ropes Course Among Candidates

             Carnival fans are encouraged to vote for a dramatic photo of Carnival Magic’s ropes course as part of an on-line contest to select the next cover image of Porthole Cruise Magazine. Shot by professional photographer Andy Newman, the stunning image of a child traversing the suspended cables of the cruise industry’s first-ever ropes course…
September 28, 2011

Carnival Conquest Earns Perfect 100 on Most Recent United States Public Health Inspection

  The 110,000-ton Carnival Conquest earned a perfect 100 on its most recent United States Public Health Service inspection last week. This marks the second Carnival ship to earn a 100 U.S.P.H. rating in the past two weeks as Carnival Splendor also earned perfect marks earlier this month. Carnival Conquest, which currently operates seven-day Caribbean…
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September 21, 2011

Carnival Introduces New ‘Travel Partner Toolbox’ for Trade

CARNIVAL INTRODUCES NEW ‘TRAVEL PARTNER TOOLBOX’ FOR TRADE  Created with Direct Feedback from Travel Partners, New All-in-One Virtual Toolbox is Filled with Popular Carnival Sales Tools and Introduces New Features, Including Enhanced Group Policies   Carnival has assembled a new all-in-one virtual “Travel Partner Toolbox” enabling travel partners to quickly and easily access trade support…
September 20, 2011

John Heald Named ‘Best Cruise Blogger’ at First-Ever Cruise International Awards in London

The accolades continue to roll in for John Heald as Carnival’s senior cruise director was named Best Cruise Blogger at the inaugural Cruise International Awards which were presented earlier this week in London. The awards were based on surveys of nearly 15,000 cruise passengers who were asked to cast their votes in a number of…
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September 19, 2011

Carnival Breeze Construction Milestone Commemorated with Traditional Coin Ceremony, Initial Float Out

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIxCKoCzTN4 In a time-honored maritime tradition, a ceremony was held aboard the Carnival Breeze on Friday at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy, during which a commemorative coin was welded to the ship’s mast to mark a significant construction milestone. Following the coin ceremony, the dry dock facility was filled with water and the Carnival…
September 16, 2011

Carnival Splendor Earns Unprecedented Fifth Perfect 100 Score on Most Recent United States Public Health Inspection

The 113,300-ton Carnival Splendor earned a perfect 100 on its United States Public Health Service inspection conducted earlier this week.  Since entering service in 2008, Carnival Splendor has achieved five 100 scores, as well as a near-perfect mark of 99 – an unprecedented accomplishment in the cruise industry. Carnival Splendor, which operates year-round seven-day Mexican…
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September 15, 2011

Tiffany Soileau Winner of ‘Carnival Breeze Great Flip Flop & Cruise Giveaway,’ Takes Home Grand Prize of Free Cruise Aboard Line’s Newest ‘Fun Ship’

No flip-flopping here!  Tiffany Soileau of Lake Charles, La., is the grand prize winner of the Carnival Breeze Great Flip-Flop & Cruise Giveaway on Carnival’s Facebook fan page, earning a cruise for two aboard the line’s newest “Fun Ship,” which sets sail in June 2012.  Tiffany was among the 1,000 randomly selected Carnival “fun-atics” who…
September 14, 2011

Carnival Miracle Acknowledges Sept. 11 with Special Ceremony in New York Harbor; Part of Fleetwide Recognition by Carnival Ships

Guests and crew aboard Carnival Miracle joined thousands of others in New York as they commemorated the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks.  Carnival Miracle’s departure was delayed so that those on board could view the nighttime dedication of the September 11 memorial at Ground Zero with the ship positioned nearby in New York…
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September 1, 2011

Carnival ‘Rocks the Deck’ with Sailgate Parties in Major U.S. Markets

As part of its sponsorship with LiveNation Entertainment, Carnival Cruise Lines has been hosting fun-filled Sailgate Parties prior to concerts in several U.S. cities, including Atlanta, Dallas, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. These pre-concert parties bring Carnival’s spirited brand of fun ashore with great tunes and dancing, a live DJ and a host of activities.  In…