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July 2018

Carnival Cruise Line today revealed plans for a nearly $200 million bow-to-stern makeover for Carnival Triumph in the spring of 2019 that will include renaming the ship to reflect its significant transformation.  The ship will join Carnival’s Sunshine class and will be named Carnival Sunrise after a two-month-long refurbishment that will take place in Cadiz, Spain, starting March 1. The dry dock makeover will add all of Carnival’s wildly popular branded food, beverage and entertainment innovations, as well as update all staterooms in a broad spectrum of new accommodations providing guests fresh and exciting seagoing vacation choices. Following a renaming ceremony, Carnival Sunrise will re-enter service with a series of five- to seven-day voyages from Norfolk, Va., beginning April 29,…

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  Continuing Carnival Cruise Line’s community service efforts throughout its North American homeports, more than 200 children from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida had a day they won’t soon forget when they boarded Carnival Sunshine and Carnival Liberty when the ships were docked in Port Canaveral. The unforgettable day of fun included amazing magic shows, behind-the-scenes tours and delicious lunches with appearances by popular Dr. Seuss characters that are part of the line’s Seuss at Sea program operated exclusively with Dr. Seuss Enterprises.  The events culminated with ship tours that provided the youngsters an opportunity to view massive water parks, top-rated children’s facilities and other kid-friendly spaces.  The children also had a chance to talk to Carnival…

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  Leave it to the Carnival Australia team to come up with a fun and inventive way to mark the country’s ever-popular Christmas in July celebration — Grinchmas Eve, with the crusty curmudgeon rappelling down a rope via helicopter to steal the Christmas fun from Carnival Spirit in Sydney Harbor. After his fearless drop, Carnival Spirit guests watched as The Grinch caused chaos on board swiping the captain’s hat, hiding the turkey and even stealing lollipops from the Cherry on Top sweets shop.   With so many activities for guests of all ages, delicious food and live entertainment options, in the end even The Grinch couldn’t resist turning his frown upside down, dancing along to all of the fun he…

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  Carnival Cruise Line’s fun-filled Hawaii cruises earned top honors in Cruise Critic’s Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards, which recognizes cruise operators that provide a superior experience while taking guests to stunning and beautiful destinations around the globe.  The awards are based on consumer ratings and reviews posted to the Cruise Critic web site over the past year with Carnival receiving top ratings in the Large Ship Category. Carnival’s Hawaii cruises provide visitors with ample opportunities to experience and explore the awe-inspiring wonders of the Aloha State combined with the line’s festive, one-of-a-kind shipboard atmosphere that allows guests so many ways to “Choose Fun.”  The cruises are part of Carnival Journeys featuring Polynesian cuisine and entertainment as well as enrichment opportunities that…

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  Continuing its efforts at being a good community partner, Carnival Ecstasy recently hosted a day of fun for more than 60 kids from Camp Hope while the ship was docked at the Port of Charleston. Now in its 11th year, Camp Hope is operated by the Charleston Police Department and is designed to provide at-risk youth with fun, educational and engaging activities while fostering a sense of community between children and local law enforcement. During their time on board, the campers had a chance to cool off at the Carnival Ecstasy’s spectacular WaterWorks aqua park and enjoyed a delicious lunch in the ship’s poolside restaurant.  They also met some of 920 crew members who hail from more than 50…

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  Continuing its longstanding partnership with Dr. Seuss Enterprises, Carnival Cruise Line kicked off its seagoing version of the Dr. Seuss Word Challenge with a fun book reading to local children by Los Angeles Dodgers player Kike Hernandez aboard the Carnival Inspiration in Long Beach. Donning Dr. Seuss’s signature striped hat, Hernandez read the author’s classic “What Pet Should I Get” to more than 100 children from the Long Beach Boys & Girls Club who also enjoyed a delicious Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast featuring none other than with The Cat in the Hat and Friends and Thing 1 and Thing 2, part of Carnival’s exclusive Seuss at Sea program, available on all 26 of its ships.  The festivities included…

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