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December 2012

  Carnival Cruise Lines was a big winner in the annual Cruise Critic Editors’ Pick Awards, taking first-place honors in three categories – Best New Ship (Carnival Breeze), Best Bar (Alchemy Bar) and Best Cruise Line Value. Carnival Breeze, which launched year-round six- and eight-day Caribbean cruises from Miami November 24, features all of the innovations of the line’s groundbreaking Fun Ship 2.0 product enhancement initiative, along with new features such as the multi-dimensional Thrill Theater, Bonsai Sushi, the line’s first full-service sushi restaurant, and Fat Jimmy’s C-Side BBQ, a complimentary open-air dining venue reminiscent of a backyard barbecue.  Commenting on Carnival Breeze, Cruise Critic editors said, “Carnival Breeze embodies a new breed of Carnival’s ‘Fun Ship’ concept with a…

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GIVE THE ‘GIFT OF FUN’ WITH CARNIVAL’S NEW GIFT CARD PROGRAM Just in time for the holidays, Carnival Cruise Lines has launched its first-ever gift card program – a pre-paid card that can be used as payment toward a “Fun Ship” vacation or a variety of shipboard purchases. Available online at www.carnivalgiftcards.com or on board Carnival’s ships, the cards are ideal for any occasion – from weddings and graduations to birthdays and anniversaries – offering consumers flexibility and convenience in their vacation purchases.  The cards can be pre-loaded with funds ranging from a minimum of $10 to a maximum of $1,000. “What better gift for friends and family than the gift of fun and great memories?” said Gus Antorcha, Carnival’s…

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Georgia Resident Sails On 100th Carnival Cruise

by Joyce Oliva

Talk about brand loyalty!  Harold Hatch of Folkston, Ga., recently achieved the 100-cruise milestone when he boarded the Carnival Dream last week for a seven-day Caribbean cruise from Port Canaveral, Fla.  Hatch began sailing with Carnival in 1999 and over the past 13 years has sailed on just about every ship in the “Fun Ship” fleet, totaling hundreds of days at sea. Hatch (center) is pictured with Carnival Dream Hotel Director Donato Becce (left) and Food Operations Manager Lars Juel. In recognition of the 100-cruise milestone, Hatch received a free cruise in recognition of his continued loyalty.  Guests also receive a shipboard credit equal to 25-, 50- and 75-percent of their cruise fare when they sail on their 25th, 50th…

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‘CARNIVAL BREEZE-A-THON’ SWEEPSTAKES AWARDS ARRAY OF TERRIFIC PRIZES TO CELEBRATE OFFICIAL NAMING CEREMONY OF NEW ‘FUN SHIP’ Free Carnival Breeze Caribbean Cruise for Two, 3D High-Definition TV, Kindle Fire, iPod Pre-Loaded with Favorite Songs of DJ IRIE, Among Prize Offerings Carnival Cruise Lines today kicked off the “Carnival Breeze-A-Thon,” a fun on-line sweepstakes awarding a free cruise for two as well as a variety of prizes inspired by Carnival Breeze’s innovative dining, bar and entertainment options in the week leading up to the ship’s official naming ceremony. Carnival Breeze recently arrived in Miami to kick off a year-round program of six- and eight-day cruises to the Caribbean, becoming the largest Carnival Cruise Lines ship ever based in South Florida. Hosted…

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Carnival Cruise Lines today kicked off the “Carnival Breeze-A-Thon,” a fun on-line sweepstakes awarding a free cruise for two as well as a variety of prizes inspired by Carnival Breeze’s innovative dining, bar and entertainment options in the week leading up to the ship’s official naming ceremony. Carnival Breeze recently arrived in Miami to kick off a year-round program of six- and eight-day cruises to the Caribbean, becoming the largest Carnival Cruise Lines ship ever based in South Florida. Hosted on Carnival’s Facebook fan page (www.facebook.com/carnival), the sweepstakes entry period will run Dec. 3-6, 2012.  Then, on Dec. 8, the day of Carnival Breeze’s official naming ceremony, prizes will be awarded each hour between 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., interspersed…

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