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April 2014

  Hitting a home run is already one of the most exciting moments in sports so leave it to Carnival Cruise Lines to make a round-tripper even more special and memorable. As part of a previously announced partnership with the RoughRiders, the Double A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, Carnival has created a fun new way to celebrate home runs at award-winning Dr Pepper Ballpark in Frisco, Texas.  Every time a RoughRiders player hits a home run, fans hear the iconic sound of a Carnival ship horn, fireworks launch from the outfield and celebratory graphics illuminate the LED signs around the stadium. As the Official Cruise Line of the Frisco RoughRiders, the cruise line is delivering new ways to have…

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  The results are in — and Carnival rocks! Carnival Cruise Lines’ high-energy Epic Rock – part of the line’s highly popular Playlist Productions shows – has earned top honors in the Seventh Annual Live Design Awards, which are based on reader surveys and recognizes excellence in variety of entertainment-related categories. Epic Rock took home the top prize in the Theater Production category with more readers voting for Carnival than any other entry. One of the most popular titles in the Playlist Productions lineup, Epic Rock debuted to standing-room-only crowds on Carnival Sunshine last year and has since been added to other vessels within the fleet, including Carnival Imagination, Carnival Legend and Carnival Glory. The fast-paced 30-minute show celebrates the…

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  The Carnival LIVE Concert Series keeps on rockin’ with legendary supergroups Kansas and REO Speedwagon performing on four “Fun Ships” docked in Nassau and Cozumel earlier this week. The captivating, intimate live performances on Carnival Ecstasy, Carnival Paradise, Carnival Fascination and Carnival Sensation had audiences out of their seats and singing along while the bands played a set list filled with some of rock’s most popular and recognizable tunes. The Carnival LIVE Concert Series offers guests sailing on select Carnival Cruise Lines ships the opportunity to enjoy an exclusive onboard performance by a diverse roster of popular music artists while ships are docked at a port of call. Carnival has booked 49 performance dates for the 2014 concert series…

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CARNIVAL TO ADD THIRD YEAR-ROUND SHIP IN GALVESTON; CARNIVAL FREEDOM JOINS CARNIVAL’S TEXAS FLEET IN FEBRUARY 2015 Prior to Arrival in Galveston, Ship to Undergo Multi-Million-Dollar Fun Ship 2.0 Makeover Carnival Cruise Lines – Texas’ number one cruise line – will add a third year-round ship in Galveston when Carnival Freedom launches a seven-day cruise schedule in February 2015, marking the first time that a cruise line has deployed three year-round ships in Texas. Carnival’s repositioning of Carnival Freedom represents a 38 percent capacity increase for the line in Galveston, carrying more than 600,000 guests a year from that port – the most of any cruise operator. Prior to its arrival in Galveston, Carnival Freedom will undergo a previously announced makeover…

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Carnival Cruise Lines – Texas’ number one cruise line – will add a third year-round ship in Galveston when Carnival Freedom launches a seven-day cruise schedule in February 2015, marking the first time that a cruise line has deployed three year-round ships in Texas. Carnival’s repositioning of Carnival Freedom represents a 38 percent capacity increase for the line in Galveston, carrying more than 600,000 guests a year from that port – the most of any cruise operator. Prior to its arrival in Galveston, Carnival Freedom will undergo a previously announced makeover that will add an array of innovative new features that are part of the line’s fleetwide Fun Ship 2.0 product enhancement initiative. With the addition of Carnival Freedom, Carnival…

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  Earth Day was marked throughout the “Fun Ship” fleet with a number of activities, including a poster contest for kids participating in the line’s Camp Carnival children’s program. The young cruisers really took the environmental awareness theme to heart, creating some vibrant and colorful murals with messages reinforcing the importance of protecting our natural resources.   On Carnival Victory, kids even incorporated images of The Lorax, inspired by the recently introduced Seuss at Sea program developed in partnership with Dr. Seuss Enterprises.

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To commemorate the inaugural Caribbean departure of Port Canaveral’s newest ship, the totally transformed Carnival Sunshine, Space Coast residents gathered this weekend in nearby Jetty Park to wave streamers and spell out “BON VOYAGE” as the ship sailed past. The 3,006-passenger Carnival Sunshine – which underwent a massive $155 million makeover that added all of the line’s Fun Ship 2.0 innovations, as well as 182 new staterooms – operates year-round five- to eight-day voyages from Port Canaveral visiting tropical destinations throughout the Caribbean, Bahamas, and Florida. Innovations on Carnival Sunshine include WaterWorks featuring a 334-foot-long Twister slide – the longest in the Carnival fleet – along with a stunning three-deck-high Serenity adults-only retreat, Guy’s Burger Joint developed in tandem with…

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Carnival Cruise Lines, the leader in family cruising, today unveiled Camp Ocean – an exciting, new marine-themed children’s program coming to its fleet of 24 “Fun Ships.” Set to debut on Carnival Freedom on May 24, the expansive new program will immerse children ages 2-11 in the wonders of the sea through fun, engaging and educational experiences.  More than 200 new ocean-inspired activities will range from educational games such as Sea Creature Discovery, Marine Life Trivia, Under the Sea Mad Libs and Ocean Artifacts Memory Tray to creative arts opportunities such as Design Your Own Aquarium, Make Your Own Sailboat, Sea Salt Art, and Create a Penguin from Oreos. Camp Ocean, which will replace the line’s existing Camp Carnival program,…

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Port Canaveral’s newest ship, the totally transformed Carnival Sunshine, will depart on its inaugural voyage from the Space Coast when it sails on a special two-day cruise to The Bahamas later today. Carnival Sunshine will then kick off a year-round schedule of five- to eight-day voyages visiting spectacular destinations throughout the Caribbean, Bahamas and Florida beginning April 19. Carnival Sunshine is the first ship to feature all of the line’s fantastic Fun Ship 2.0 bar, dining and entertainment innovations which were added during a massive 75-day, $155 million makeover that was the most comprehensive in the company’s history. Carnival Sunshine continues the line’s nearly 25-year relationship with Port Canaveral while further bolstering its leadership position at the port.  Including Carnival…

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The official launch of the one-of-a-kind Carnival LIVE Concert Series kicked off last week with sold-out performances by world-renowned rock band Styx. Fans packed the show lounges on Carnival Fantasy and Carnival Fascination for an intimate, captivating live performance that brought audiences to their feet.  Check out the video recapping the debut of Carnival LIVE featuring Styx. The Carnival LIVE Concert Series offers guests sailing on select Carnival Cruise Lines ships the opportunity to enjoy an exclusive onboard performance by a diverse roster of popular music artists while ships are docked at a port of call. Carnival has booked 49 performance dates for the 2014 concert series with the following artists: 38 Special Chicago Daughtry Foreigner Gavin DeGraw Jennifer Hudson Jewel…

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