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July 2012

Carnival Glory’s Emerald Room steakhouse has earned top honors from the American Culinary Federation (ACF), the largest organization of professional chefs in North America. The Emerald Room received the ACF’s Achievement in Excellence award recognizing the intimate 108-seat restaurant for its superior cuisine and quality service.  The steakhouse has been a huge hit with Carnival Glory guests since the ship’s debut in 2003, serving succulent steaks, mouth-watering appetizers and entrees, and delicious desserts,  all enhanced by engaging, friendly service with an outstanding wine list hand-selected by the line’s chefs. Carnival’s Executive Chef Peter Leypold is pictured here with the award, which was presented during the ACF’s annual convention held recently in Orlando, Fla. Carnival Glory, currently operating a schedule of…

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As part of Carnival’s ongoing environmental awareness program for residents in homeport and port of call communities, the Carnival Miracle hosted a group of students from the Junior Park Warden program in Grand Turk during a recent call at the island. More than a dozen local school-age children and their teachers participated in the fun, educational activity which provided a behind-the-scenes look at the ship’s various environmental and technical spaces, including visits to the engine room, the bridge, waste treatment facility and other areas, followed by lunch in the Lido restaurant. The students and teachers, along with members of the Carnival Miracle’s management team, are pictured here following the tour. Carnival Miracle makes regular calls at Grand Turk as part…

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The Carnival Breeze welcomed some special visitors during a recent Mediterranean cruise – Miami HEAT President Pat Riley and his wife Chris, along with Carnival Corporation & plc Chairman and CEO and Miami HEAT Managing General Partner Micky Arison and his wife Madeleine, who were on board to tour the line’s newest “Fun Ship.” Riley, enjoying some well-deserved R&R following the HEAT’s championship run, had an opportunity to experience Carnival Breeze’s many dining, bar and entertainment innovations and meet with the ship’s senior management. Carnival Breeze is in the midst of its inaugural season in Europe that began June 3 and continues through October 25.  The ship will then sail on a transatlantic voyage from Barcelona to Miami, positioning the…

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Carnival Glory Earns Perfect 100 Score on Health Canada Inspection

by Joyce Oliva

Carnival Cruise Lines’ 110,000-ton Carnival Glory, which kicked off the line’s first extended schedule from Boston last month, earned a perfect 100 score on its most recent Health Canada inspection which took place in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The 2,974-passenger vessel received perfect marks on all items that comprise the agency’s comprehensive 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 Carnival Glory will continue its four- and five-day Canada schedule from Boston…

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The 113,300-ton Carnival Splendor earned a 100 score on its United States Public Health Service inspection conducted in Long Beach, Calif., this weekend. In its eight U.S.P.H. inspections since entering service in 2008, Carnival Splendor has achieved six 100 scores, as well as two near-perfect marks of 99 and 98 – an unprecedented accomplishment in the cruise industry. The ship’s average U.S.P.H. inspection score during its four years of service is a remarkable 99.6. Carnival Splendor received perfect marks on all 42 items that comprise the U.S. Public Health Service’s comprehensive Vessel Sanitation Program (VSP) 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,…

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  With many consumers already making their holiday vacation plans, Carnival Cruise Lines is offering a special promotion awarding up to $200 per stateroom “cash back” for voyages taking place over the Christmas and New Year’s period. The promotion is available in conjunction with virtually all of the line’s three- to eight-day “Fun Ship” cruises, including voyages to the Caribbean, Bahamas, and Mexico, departing between Dec. 20, 2012 and Jan. 1, 2013. The cash back option is provided in the form of a shipboard credit that can be redeemed once on board. Guests will receive a shipboard credit of up to $100 per stateroom on three- to five-day holiday cruises and up to $200 per stateroom on holiday voyages of…

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Second Grader Names New Gangway in Saint John

by Joyce Oliva

The Carnival Glory served as the backdrop for a special celebration hosted recently by the Port of Saint John, during which a new gangway was unveiled. Hundreds of students participated in a contest to come up with a creative moniker for the new $3 million gangway, which links the Marco Polo Cruise Terminal and the many cruise ships that call at the charming New Brunswick port. The winning name, “Loyalist Landing,” was submitted by Adon Irvine, a second-grade student from St. John the Baptist-King Edward School. Following the official naming, Adon and his classmates enjoyed a tour of the massive 110,000-ton ship followed by lunch in the Carnival Glory’s poolside restaurant. Carnival Glory was visiting Saint John as part of…

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Carnival Cruise Lines teamed up with the American Cancer Society to host a Hawaiian-themed party at the cruise line’s Miami headquarters for 55 kids with cancer who were attending the R.O.C.K. (Reaching Out to Cancer Kids) Camp in Northern Florida. Several Carnival employees, including President and CEO Gerry Cahill, as well as the line’s mascot, Fun Ship Freddy, were on hand to provide the kids, ages seven to 16, with a fun-filled send-off before heading out to the week-long excursion at Camp Boggy Creek in Eustis, Fla. Founded in 1976, R.O.C.K. Camp is the first week-long summer camp in the U.S. created for children with cancer.

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Carnival Pride Earns Perfect 100 U.S.P.H. Inspection Score

by Joyce Oliva

Carnival Pride scored 100 during its United States Public Health (U.S.P.H.) inspection in Baltimore, marking the sixth Carnival Cruise Lines ship to earn a perfect mark this year. Carnival Pride 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, as well. The 2,124-passenger Carnival Pride sails year-round from Baltimore on week-long cruises to the Caribbean, Bahamas…

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