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October 2011

HOGAN JOINS CARNIVAL CRUISE LINES AS VICE PRESIDENT OF FINANCE — SHIPBOARD OPERATIONS Thomas Hogan, a highly accomplished finance professional with extensive experience in the hospitality industry, has been named vice president of finance – shipboard operations for Carnival Cruise Lines, the world’s largest cruise operator. As vice president of finance – shipboard operations, Hogan is responsible for accounting functions, financial and operational analysis, shipboard payroll, and financial technology for Carnival’s 23-ship fleet.  He reports to Anne Bramman, Carnival’s senior vice president and chief financial officer. Prior to joining Carnival, Hogan served as executive vice president and chief financial officer for Talisker Mountain, Inc., which operates multiple business units, including hotels, ski resorts and golf courses, as well as restaurants,…

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   Details of the new BlueIguana Cantina, a casual poolside restaurant evoking the feel of a fun, relaxed Mexican beachside dining spot, were unveiled at a press conference earlier this month to announce Fun Ship 2.0, Carnival’s $500 million, multi-year initiative that will completely transform the line’s guest experience.  BlueIguana Cantina will debut on the Carnival Liberty following a scheduled refurbishment to be completed later this month.  The complimentary new dining venue, located on Lido Deck adjacent to the main pool area, will serve delicious tacos and burritos on freshly made tortillas throughout the day. The restaurant will feature a glass-encased automated tortilla-making machine with a serving station on either side — one for tacos, one for burritos. As they…

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In recognition of National Cruise Vacation Week, Carnival Cruise Lines is offering a special promotion offering “cash back” of up to $300 per stateroom for bookings made October 17-23, 2011. The promotion is available in conjunction with a wide range of three- to 12-day “Fun Ship” departures through December 2012. Guests sailing on three- and four-day cruises will receive up to $50 cash back per stateroom; for five-day departures, up to $100 per stateroom; and for six- to nine-day voyages up to $150 per stateroom.  Guests will also receive up to $300 per stateroom for 12-day Europe cruises. “We’re celebrating the incredible value of a Carnival cruise during this week-long event by giving even more added value to our guests…

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CARNIVAL OFFERS UP TO $300 ‘CASH BACK’ FOR GUESTS WHO BOOK DURING NATIONAL CRUISE VACATION WEEK In recognition of National Cruise Vacation Week, Carnival Cruise Lines is offering a special promotion offering “cash back” of up to $300 per stateroom for bookings made October 17-23, 2011. The promotion is available in conjunction with a wide range of three- to 12-day “Fun Ship” departures through December 2012. Guests sailing on three- and four-day cruises will receive up to $50 cash back per stateroom; for five-day departures, up to $100 per stateroom; and for six- to nine-day voyages up to $150 per stateroom.  Guests will also receive up to $300 per stateroom for 12-day Europe cruises. “We’re celebrating the incredible value of a…

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FISCHER NAMED VICE PRESIDENT – ENTERTAINMENT FOR CARNIVAL CRUISE LINES    Adrian Fischer, a 28-year veteran of the entertainment industry whose career includes extensive experience in theme parks, performance art, music and theatre  — has been named vice president – entertainment for Carnival Cruise Lines, the world’s largest cruise operator.

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FISCHER NAMED VICE PRESIDENT – ENTERTAINMENT FOR CARNIVAL CRUISE LINES Adrian Fischer, a 28-year veteran of the entertainment industry whose career includes extensive experience in theme parks, performance art, music and theatre  — has been named vice president – entertainment for Carnival Cruise Lines, the world’s largest cruise operator. In this capacity, Fischer will oversee all aspects of entertainment and programming for Carnival’s 23-ship fleet, including production shows, live musical performances, comedy clubs, guest activities, cruise directors/entertainment staff, and youth programs.  He will also focus on developing new entertainment concepts for the brand. Fischer will lead the roll-out of new entertainment programming recently announced as part of Carnival’s Fun Ship 2.0 initiative. These include Playlist Productions, which combines live performances…

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At a press conference in New York last week, Carnival announced its exclusive partnership with DJ IRIE, song master to the stars and the official DJ of the Miami HEAT, to develop a first-of-its-kind DJ academy at sea that will train all Carnival DJs across the “Fun Ship” fleet. The DJ IRIE Spin’iversity will bring an exciting new vibe to the line’s legendary nightclubs, deck parties and beyond.  Whether spinning in clubs in Miami or Las Vegas, at a sporting event or hosting his popular South Florida radio show, the internationally known DJ IRIE has mastered the art of bringing a crowd to its feet and pumping up the energy and excitement. Through his new DJ IRIE Spin’iversity, a comprehensive…

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CARNIVAL CRUISE LINES AND MAROON 5 TO ROCK TEXAS FOR CARNIVAL MAGIC’S U.S. DEBUT GRAMMY ®Award-Winning Band to Play Exclusive Concert in Galveston, Texas, on November 13 to Welcome Newest “Fun Ship” to Its Year-Round Homeport         Everything is bigger in Texas, including Carnival Cruise Lines’ celebration for the U.S. debut of its newest ship, Carnival Magic. Today Carnival announced it has teamed up with three-time GRAMMY Award-winning band Maroon 5 to perform an exclusive concert to welcome the line’s newest “Fun Ship” to its year-round homeport of Galveston, Texas. On Sunday, November, 13, 2011, set to the backdrop of the spectacular new Carnival Magic from Pier 21, thousands of fans of Maroon 5 and Carnival will be treated to a…

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CARNIVAL CRUISE LINES AND MAROON 5 TO ROCK TEXAS FOR CARNIVAL MAGIC’S U.S. DEBUT GRAMMY ®Award-Winning Band to Play Exclusive Concert in Galveston, Texas, on November 13 to Welcome Newest “Fun Ship” to Its Year-Round Homeport Everything is bigger in Texas, including Carnival Cruise Lines’ celebration for the U.S. debut of its newest ship, Carnival Magic. Today Carnival announced it has teamed up with three-time GRAMMY Award-winning band Maroon 5 to perform an exclusive concert to welcome the line’s newest “Fun Ship” to its year-round homeport of Galveston, Texas. On Sunday, November, 13, 2011, set to the backdrop of the spectacular new Carnival Magic from Pier 21, thousands of fans of Maroon 5 and Carnival will be treated to a free, ticketed…

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