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March 2017

Expansive New WaterWorks Park Added to Carnival Glory Following Recent Renovation

by Joyce Oliva

  A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held aboard Carnival Glory to officially mark the grand opening of an expansive WaterWorks park featuring the new AquaTunnel slide, as well as the line’s signature Twister slide, which were added during a recent renovation.  Located on Deck 12, WaterWorks also features a 75-gallon PowerDrencher tipping bucket and kiddie area with dual mini-racing slides and a variety of water toys, promising lots of splash-tastic fun. AquaTunnel is an exciting new water slide concept for Carnival, providing both the young and the young at heart an exhilarating ride while they enjoy spectacular views zipping down a 203-foot-long enclosed translucent tube.  Also featured is a 212-foot-long Twister slide, a thrilling corkscrew water attraction full of heart-racing twists…

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  Carnival Victory scored 100 during its recent United States Public Health (U.S.P.H.) inspection which took place in Miami. This marks the third consecutive time the ship has achieved a perfect U.S.P.H inspection score.    Earlier this month, Carnival Elation scored a perfect 100 on its U.S.P.H. inspection in Jacksonville for the second time in a row. For cruise ship to score 100, all inspected departments must receive perfect marks on the 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,…

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Carnival Elation Earns Second Consecutive 100 U.S.P.H. Inspection Score

by Joyce Oliva

  Carnival Elation scored 100 during its recent United States Public Health (U.S.P.H.) inspection which took place in Jacksonville, Fla. This marks the second consecutive time the ship has achieved a perfect U.S.P.H inspection score. 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 well. The 2,052-passenger…

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  Carnival Foundation, in partnership with the Miami HEAT and Florida Prepaid College Foundation, presented 17 South Florida students with four-year college scholarships during halftime at last night’s HEAT game. The students currently participate in the Carnival Scholarship & Mentoring Program, an innovative workplace program sponsored by Carnival and the Miami HEAT, in partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami that pairs a student with an employee mentor from Carnival. Prior to entering high school and participating in the Carnival Scholarship & Mentoring Program, the students attended the HEAT Academy, an after-school enrichment program for at-risk youth. The 2017 scholarship recipients include: Francesca Aguirre – MAST Academy (Mentor: Arlette Kim) Angie Betancourt – Miami Senior High School (Mentor:…

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  In a time-honored maritime tradition dating back centuries, a ceremony was held earlier today aboard Carnival Horizon at the Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera, Italy, during which a commemorative coin was welded to the ship’s mast to mark a significant construction milestone. The coin ceremony – whose origins can be traced back to the ancient Romans who believed that attaching coins to a ship provided divine protection – signifies the successful completion of Carnival Horizon’s exterior outfitting. Fabrizio Timossi of Carnival’s corporate shipbuilding department represented Carnival at the ceremony with Clementina Zecchin of Fincantieri’s Marghera yard serving as godmother. The 133,500-ton Carnival Horizon – a sister ship to the hugely popular Carnival Vista introduced last year – is set to…

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  Today is Dr. Seuss’ birthday and to mark the occasion Carnival Cruise Line held a fun, family-friendly event aboard Carnival Elation in Jaxport, part of a fleetwide celebration of the world’s most beloved children’s author. The event aboard Carnival Elation was highlighted by a book reading to students from Heart for Children — a Jacksonville-based charity that provides at-risk youth ages 5-17 with a safe and nurturing environment during the school year and summer – as well as donation from Carnival to the organization and, of course, a Dr. Seuss-inspired birthday cake and other treats. Designed to reinforce the importance of reading, the event also included activities like face-painting, arts and crafts and appearances by popular Dr. Seuss characters,…

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  Carnival Cruise Line earned top honors in the Environmental Waste Management in Cruise Lines category at the 2016 Maritime Awards of the Americas.  The honor was presented to Carnival by the Secretariat of the Inter-American Committee on Ports of the Organization of American States (OAS) at the organization’s annual conference in Miami. The awards utilize a detailed point system to recognize companies from both the public and private sector of North, Central and South America, as well as the Caribbean, that employ environmental practices and procedures that result in measurable outcomes and sustainable impact.

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