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Carnival Liberty to San Juan; Carnival Valor to Port Canaveral

by Joyce Oliva

Beginning in March 2015, the Carnival Liberty and Carnival Valor will swap homeports with the Carnival Liberty shifting to San Juan to operate year-round seven-day Caribbean cruises, a program currently operated by Carnival Valor.  At the same time, Carnival Valor will shift to Port Canaveral to take over Carnival Liberty’s program of five to eight-day year-round Caribbean cruises. Carnival Liberty’s San Juan-based schedule kicks off March 29, 2015, with an itinerary featuring day-long visits to six tropical destinations:  St. Thomas, Barbados, St. Lucia, St. Kitts, and St. Maarten, each featuring gorgeous beaches, a distinctive island ambiance and a variety of water sports. Carnival Valor will launch a five- to eight-day schedule from Port Canaveral March 27, 2015.  Five-day cruises call…

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Carnival Cruise Lines – Texas’ largest cruise operator – yesterday presented the Frisco RoughRiders, the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, with a $10,000 check representing the proceeds from the “Pass the Boot” promotion during this season’s home games. As the Official Cruise Line of the Frisco RoughRiders, Carnival matched monetary donations made by fans during the Texas League tradition of “Passing the Boot” for the RoughRiders Foundation, team and individual players after each RoughRiders’ home run. Carnival’s Vice President of Brand Communications Stephanie Evans-Greene (left) and Brand Communications Manager Yvette Sanchez (right) present an oversized $10,000 check to RoughRiders Vice President of Partnerships and Communications Scott Burchett during a recent game. In addition to sponsoring “The Pass the Boot”…

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Carnival Sunshine will offer an eight-day cruise to Bermuda round-trip from Port Canaveral, Fla., Oct. 2-10, 2015, featuring three full days at this island paradise. During their visit to Bermuda, guests can relax on the island’s legendary pink sand beaches, partake in a wide variety of watersports, including snorkeling, kayaking and scuba diving, and visit landmarks such as the Royal Naval Dockyard and Gibb’s Hill Lighthouse, the oldest cast iron lighthouse in the Western Hemisphere. In addition to Carnival Sunshine’s eight-day voyage, Carnival will offer three other Bermuda cruises in 2015-16 – a seven-day voyage on Carnival Splendor from Norfolk departing Oct. 23, 2015, and two five-day cruises on Carnival Pride from Baltimore departing Oct. 26, 2015, and April 10,…

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Carnival Miracle and Carnival Pride each scored 100 during their most recent United States Public Health (U.S.P.H.) inspection which took place earlier this month in Juneau, Alaska, and Port Canaveral, Fla, respectively.  This marks the eighth time this year that a Carnival ship has earned a perfect 100 score on its U.S.P.H. inspection. 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…

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For the first time, Carnival Pride will operate a series of 10- to 14-day Caribbean cruises round-trip from Baltimore and one-way between Baltimore and San Juan featuring some of the region’s most breathtaking destinations, as well as new five-day Bermuda cruises and unique six- and eight-day Caribbean/Bahamas voyages, beginning in October 2015. “Our guests and travel agent partners have been seeking more varied options from the Northeast – particularly longer length voyages – and we’re delighted to expand our schedules from Baltimore and San Juan to provide these attractive ‘Fun Ship’ cruise offerings from these ports,” said Gerry Cahill, Carnival’s president and CEO. “These new voyages not only provide vacationers with an abundance of five- to 14-day cruise choices but…

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Momentum Continues with #IceBucketChallenge

by Vance Gulliksen

Last week, Carnival Cruise Lines took up the #IceBucketChallenge, a social media phenomenon that is raising awareness and funds for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. The #IceBucketChallenge encourages participants to pour a bucket of ice water over their head and then challenge others to do the same or make a donation to fight ALS within 24 hours. In addition to enlisting the participation of crew members from all 24 “Fun Ships,” as well as Carnival President and CEO Gerry Cahill and shoreside personnel at its Miami headquarters, the company made a $100,000 donation to the ALS Association. The shipboard and shoreside drenchings can be viewed here. Not to be outdone, Micky Arison, Carnival Corp. &…

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Leave it to Carnival Cruise Lines to take the #IceBucketChallenge to another level! The world’s most popular cruise line enlisted all 24 of its “Fun Ships,” as well as President and CEO Gerry Cahill, to participate in the #IceBucketChallenge, designed to raise much-needed awareness and funds for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.  Carnival is also making a $100,000 donation to the ALS Association. The way the #IceBucketChallenge works is simple: participants are encouraged to pour a bucket of ice water over their head and then challenge others to do the same or make a donation to fight ALS within 24 hours. Carnival’s newest ship, Carnival Breeze, was the first ship to rise to the challenge…

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  Carnival Cruise Lines, a longtime supporter of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, provided a night of fun at Target House, a housing facility for St. Jude patients and their families. In addition to a delicious dinner, Carnival sponsored a variety of activities for the families to enjoy, everything from marine-themed arts and crafts to fun games and giveaways. Part of the week-long Target House Camp, the Carnival-sponsored event continues the cruise line’s ongoing support of St. Jude and its lifesaving pediatric cancer research and treatment programs. In addition to its Care to Play: Carnival for St. Jude Kids shipboard fundraising campaign, the cruise line also serves as the Official Celebration Partner for St. Jude, supporting birthday parties, proms and…

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Carnival Cruise Lines has launched a new video series on its YouTube channel in which popular bloggers offer their own unique insights on the recently renovated Carnival Freedom.  The 110,000-ton ship underwent a massive $70 million makeover that added a variety of dining, bar and entertainment options that are part of the line’s Fun Ship 2.0 product enhancement program, as well as the new Dr. Seuss Bookville family reading venue and Camp Ocean children’s program. Taped during an eight-day cruise that visited Grand Turk, Aruba, Curacao and the Dominican Republic, “Cruising Chronicles” follows five bloggers – Caroline Murphy, Amanda Tinney, Carrie McLaren, and the husband-and-wife team of Stefanie and Rick Fauquet – as they sail with their families and experience…

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