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January 2016

  Today, Carnival Cruise Line announced a new initiative designed to support U.S. military families alongside seven-time GRAMMY-award winning superstar Carrie Underwood and representatives of Operation Homefront, the national nonprofit that builds strong, stable, and secure military families. The year-long Honor. Family. Fun. program will help raise funds for Operation Homefront and culminate in a special private pierside concert for service men and women and their families starring Underwood aboard Carnival’s newest and most family-friendly ship, the Carnival Vista, when the vessel makes its U.S. debut in New York City at the Port of New York on November 4, 2016. “Military families represent a cornerstone of our country and we are honored by the opportunity to partner with Carrie and…

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  The 2,052-passenger Carnival Inspiration will undergo a multi-million-dollar makeover that will add a wide range of new dining and bar innovations next month. The new features will be incorporated during a three-week dry dock taking place in Portland, Ore., Jan. 18 to Feb. 5, 2016.  Following the renovation, the ship will resume its year-round schedule of three- and four-day Baja cruises from Long Beach, Calif. Here’s a look at the exciting new options that will be added to Carnival Inspiration: Guy’s Burger Joint, a free-of-charge poolside venue developed in partnership with Food Network personality Guy Fieri serving hand-crafted burgers and fresh-cut fries enjoyed amidst a décor that celebrates the chef’s California roots and love of car culture BlueIguana Cantina,…

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Chef Guy Fieri Visits Namesake Eatery on Carnival Liberty

by Joyce Oliva

  The Carnival Liberty welcomed a special guest over the weekend — Food Network star Guy Fieri who was on board to check out his namesake eatery, Guy’s Burger Joint, while the ship was docked in St. Maarten. The spiky-haired chef, author and restaurateur went behind the counter to chat with Guy’s Burger Joint staff who serve upwards of 1,000 of the delicious hand-crafted burgers per day – all free of charge. Carnival Liberty was the first Carnival ship to feature Guy’s Burger Joint whose menu was developed in tandem with Fieri and offers several variations of freshly grilled burgers, hand-cut fries and an elaborate toppings bar. Since the first Guy’s Burger Joint debuted in 2011, the popular poolside eatery…

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Macey Hensley – The Ellen DeGeneres Show’s self-proclaimed “presidential expert” – was recently on board Carnival Breeze to check out all the fun features the ship has to offer. Decked out in her signature cowboy boots, the effervescent five-year-old had the time of her life on board.  Macey’s adventure started with a visit to the ship’s WaterWorks aqua park, home to the massive 311-foot-long Twister slide.  Of course, Macey couldn’t resist offering up a little presidential trivia, exclaiming that Franklin Roosevelt had a pool installed at the White House. She even got a chance to meet The Cat in the Hat and Thing 1 and Thing 2, part of Carnival’s fleetwide Seuss at Sea program.  After playing a round of…

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Carnival Cruise Line took top honors in two categories in USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards, earning accolades for “Best Cruise Line” and  “Best Cruise Ship For Dining” (Carnival Breeze). The awards were based on nominations from a team of cruise industry experts and the winners were determined by an online vote by USA Today readers. Carnival earned “Best Cruise Line” honors for its affordable, high quality vacation experience that offers a variety of onboard features and facilities, from the exclusive Seuss at Sea program in partnership with Dr. Seuss Enterprises to luxurious spas and hilarious comedy shows at the Punchliner Comedy Club presented by George Lopez. Carnival Breeze was named “Best Cruise Ship For Dining” for its wide range…

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To celebrate the upcoming Wave Season, Carnival Cruise Line is launching a month-long Carnivalidays event with special pricing offers, onboard perks and more. The event runs January 4-31, 2016, with a variety of offers throughout the month, everything from complimentary two-category upgrades and onboard credits to reduced deposits and 24-hour sales with great rates on hundreds of sailings. Offers are available on a wide variety of three- to eight-day cruises to the Caribbean, Bahamas, Mexico and other destinations as well as European sailings on the new Carnival Vista, set to debut in May 2016 operating eight- to 13-day cruises to the Mediterranean.   The offers are capacity controlled and certain restrictions apply. For additional information on Carnivalidays, contact any travel agent,…

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