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June 2014

Four brand new production shows featuring cutting-edge technology that blends amazing live performances with towering LED screens showcasing spectacular staging and special effects recently debuted on Carnival Freedom as part of an extensive multi-million-dollar makeover. The latest in the line’s high-tech Playlist Productions revues, the four new shows – 80s Pop to the Max, Heart of Soul, Getaway Island, and 88 Keys: The Rock n’ Roll Piano Show – complement an array of innovative new dining, bar and entertainment experiences that are part of the groundbreaking Fun Ship 2.0 product enhancement initiative. Including the new shows introduced on Carnival Freedom, the company’s entertainment team has created 10 captivating Playlist Production shows which are presented throughout the “Fun Ship” fleet. Carnival…

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Starting today, Carnival Cruise Lines is launching a fun and engaging new “How To” video series to give viewers an inside look at the line’s signature recipes, fun-filled tips, special guests and vacation-inspired ideas that extend some of the most popular elements of the Carnival vacation experience to computer screens, tablets and mobile devices everywhere. The first segment in the biweekly series is entitled “How to Make a Texas-Style Burger” and was inspired by Carnival’s close relationship with the Lone Star state and features best-selling author, restaurateur, Carnival partner and Food Network personality Guy Fieri. Guy shows viewers how to create a mouthwatering, fresh-off-the-grill Texas-Style Burger with its double-patty burger, roasted green chili salsa and tortilla strips that can be…

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With summer travel season in full swing, Carnival Cruise Lines continues to enhance its family-friendly offerings, introducing the new Dr. Seuss Bookville family reading venue and Camp Ocean marine-themed children’s program on Carnival Freedom, along with highly attractive rates for families to make a summer cruise more affordable than ever. Recently debuting on Carnival Freedom following a multi-million-dollar makeover, Dr. Seuss Bookville and Camp Ocean featuring more than 200 new ocean-inspired activities are part of a fleetwide rollout of new children’s programming designed to build upon Carnival’s position as the family cruise leader. Carnival hosts more than 700,000 kids a year – the most of any cruise operator and roughly double what the line carried a decade ago. And with…

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This stunning shot of a young cruiser sliding down Carnival Freedom’s 207-foot-long water slide while the ship departs St. Thomas was taken by professional photographer Andy Newman who is sailing this week to capture images of the many new on-board innovations added during a recent dry dock. The exciting new spaces include the first-ever Dr.  Seuss Bookville family reading venue – part Carnival’s exclusive partnership with Dr. Seuss Enterprises – as well as Camp Ocean, a marine-themed play area that’s home to more than 200 new ocean-inspired activities.  A variety of Fun Ship 2.0 experiences – from Guy’s Burger Joint developed in tandem with Food Network star Guy Fieri and new poolside bars RedFrog Rum Bar and BlueIguana Cantina to…

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  Carnival Cruise Lines, Texas’ number one cruise operator, and the Frisco RoughRiders, the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, hosted a special day of fun, food and baseball on Sunday, June 8, at Dr Pepper Ballpark for 500 children and their families from across the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.  The inaugural “Carnival Kids Day” was part of the cruise line’s multi-year partnership with the ‘Riders. “Carnival Kids Day” participants came from a variety of Dallas/Fort Worth- area organizations, including YMCA Frisco, Plano and Irving, Children’s Medical Center Foundation, Frisco Family Services, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boys and Girls Club of Denton County, Collin County Frisco Branch, Collin County Plano Branch, Greater Fort Worth, Greater…

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  Chicago became the latest supergroup to perform as part of the new Carnival LIVE Concert Series when they took the stage aboard Carnival Paradise and Carnival Ecstasy earlier this week. Chicago joins a stellar line-up of rock and country artists, including Styx, Martina McBride, Foreigner, REO Speedwagon and Kansas, who have entertained guests with their captivating and intimate live musical performances. 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…

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Carnival Cruise Lines is hosting a social media event showcasing the many new and exciting innovations added to the Carnival Freedom during its recent dry dock. The five-day #CarnivalFreedom event kicked off on Monday and utilizes all of the line’s social media platforms – the @CarnivalCruise Twitter and Instagram accounts and engaging Facebook fan page – to highlight the ship’s Fun Ship 2.0 bar, dining and entertainment options and unique family-friendly choices such as Dr. Seuss Bookville and Camp Ocean.  Carnival’s social media followers are also encouraged to leave comments indicating which new features they’d like to see highlighted. Carnival fans can check out images of the newly installed Guy’s Burger Joint developed in tandem with Food Network star Guy…

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  Carnival Cruise Lines celebrated the official opening of a new on-site medical facility for its 2,400 employees with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its Miami headquarters today. Among the only facilities of its kind in South Florida, the new 1,100-square-foot Carnival Care Center provides walk-in medical treatment for non-emergency illnesses and injuries, as well as management of chronic medical conditions, preventive care, and a variety of health consultation and wellness services. This new health clinic complements the company’s existing employee wellness initiatives which also include an on-site gym, fitness and yoga classes, and healthy eating seminars, placing Carnival among the leading corporations in the country for promoting healthier lifestyles for employees, part of a growing trend in this area.  In…

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