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May 2014

CARNIVAL MIRACLE TO LAUNCH YEAR-ROUND MEXICAN RIVIERA SAILINGS, CARNIVAL LEGEND TO OPERATE LINE’S POPULAR ALASKA PROGRAM IN 2015 Carnival Cruise Lines has made two exciting enhancements to its West Coast cruise operations, deploying two highly attractive Spirit-class ships featuring a variety of Fun Ship 2.0 innovations as well as a huge number of balcony staterooms. The new deployments include Carnival Miracle introducing year-round seven-day Mexican Riviera departures from Long Beach, Calif., beginning in October 2014, and Carnival Legend operating the line’s Alaska program from Seattle in May 2015.  Carnival Miracle and Carnival Legend will also offer four Hawaii cruises in 2015-16. Carnival Legend recently underwent an extensive makeover that added a host of new features, including WaterWorks, highlighted by Green Thunder,…

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Carnival Cruise Lines has made two exciting enhancements to its West Coast cruise operations, deploying two highly attractive Spirit-class ships featuring a variety of Fun Ship 2.0 innovations as well as a huge number of balcony staterooms. The new deployments include Carnival Miracle introducing year-round seven-day Mexican Riviera departures from Long Beach, Calif., beginning in October 2014, and Carnival Legend operating the line’s Alaska program from Seattle in May 2015.  Carnival Miracle and Carnival Legend will also offer four Hawaii cruises in 2015-16. Carnival Legend recently underwent an extensive makeover that added a host of new features, including WaterWorks, highlighted by Green Thunder, the fastest and steepest water slide at sea,  and the RedFrog Pub, a Caribbean-inspired watering hole serving…

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  The new Carnival LIVE concert series continues to “wow” audiences with incredible shipboard performances by popular artists in an intimate and unforgettable setting.  Most recently, country music superstar Martina McBride performed two sold-out shows last week aboard Carnival Ecstasy and Carnival Paradise while the ships were docked in Cozumel, Mexico. Backed by a full band, including a horn section and talented backup singers, McBride showcased tunes from her 12th studio album, Everlasting, which features her unique interpretation of contemporary hit songs.  She also performed a diverse set list featuring songs from her top-selling albums, which had audiences singing and dancing along. Carnival LIVE offers guests sailing on select Carnival Cruise Lines ships the opportunity to enjoy an exclusive onboard…

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Carnival Ecstasy scored 100 during its United States Public Health (U.S.P.H.) inspection which took place earlier this week in Miami.   This marks the 10th time a Carnival ship has earned a perfect U.S.P.H. score over the past year. To earn a 100 score, cruise ships must receive perfect marks on all 44 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…

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Earlier today, while en route from Grand Cayman to Jamaica during a seven-day Caribbean cruise, shipboard personnel aboard the Carnival Dream observed a small boat in distress. In keeping with a longtime tradition of aiding mariners in distress, Carnival Dream altered its course to render assistance to the small craft.  Thirty-nine individuals – 34 adult males and five adult females – were brought on board, evaluated by the ship’s medical team, and provided with food, water and fresh clothing. All appropriate authorities, including the United States Coast Guard, were notified. We are extremely proud of the officers and crew on the Carnival Dream for keeping a sharp lookout on the bridge and coming to rescue of this group who had…

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Carnival Cruise Lines, Texas’ largest cruise operator, and CBS Radio Houston are searching for the most spirited office in Houston for the chance to win the Ultimate Summer Office Party – a day of vacation-inspired fun for up to 100 people aboard one of Carnival’s Galveston-based cruise ships. Through a fun and easy photo contest conducted by Carnival and four leading Houston radio stations, those working for local companies in the greater Houston area can enter by submitting a new “vacation-ready” photo with their colleagues until May 23. From a team selfie in sunglasses to board shorts in the board room, co-workers are encouraged to submit group shots that demonstrate they are ready for a day of vacation fun with…

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  To commemorate Carnival Cruise Lines’ one-year anniversary of being named the Official Celebration Partner of its primary charitable partner, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the cruise line held its first-ever Groove for St. Jude at the Memphis, Tenn., hospital. Modeled after the popular shipboard fundraising dance activity, the shoreside version of Groove for St. Jude provided kids and their parents the opportunity to get their groove on as they danced with team members from Carnival. The event – held appropriately enough on National Dance Day – was a huge success with everyone hitting the dance floor for an afternoon of fun. In its role as St. Jude’s Official Celebration Partner, Carnival provides entertainment at the annual St. Jude Teen…

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CARNIVAL’S THIRD SHIP FROM PORT CANAVERAL, CARNIVAL LIBERTY, LAUNCHES YEAR-ROUND SERVICE FROM THE SPACE COAST Ship Offers A Wide Variety of On-Board Features and Innovations; Solidifies Line’s Position as Port Canaveral’s Largest Cruise Operator with 600,000 Passengers Annually Further bolstering its position as Central Florida’s largest cruise operator, Carnival Cruise Lines’ Carnival Liberty departed on its inaugural voyage from Port Canaveral, Fla., this weekend, becoming the line’s third year-round ship sailing from the Space Coast. With the arrival of Carnival Liberty, Carnival will increase its annual passenger count from Port Canaveral to 600,000 – more than any other cruise operator. On Carnival Liberty’s new schedule from Port Canaveral, vacationers can select from a variety of five-, seven- and eight-day Caribbean itineraries conveniently…

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Further bolstering its position as Central Florida’s largest cruise operator, Carnival Cruise Lines’ Carnival Liberty departed on its inaugural voyage from Port Canaveral, Fla., this weekend, becoming the line’s third year-round ship sailing from the Space Coast. With the arrival of Carnival Liberty, Carnival will increase its annual passenger count from Port Canaveral to 600,000 – more than any other cruise operator. On Carnival Liberty’s new schedule from Port Canaveral, vacationers can select from a variety of five-, seven- and eight-day Caribbean itineraries conveniently departing from the Central Florida while enjoying a wide range of dining, bar and entertainment innovations that were added as part of the line’s Fun Ship 2.0 product enhancement program. Carnival Liberty joins the totally transformed…

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