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For the second year in a row, Carnival Cruise Line and the New Orleans Saints have teamed up for an exciting  sweepstakes awarding a different lucky fan a free cruise each time the Saints pass for more than 300 yards in a game during the 2018 season. Fans who register at www.carnival.com/saints are automatically entered into the promotion which runs for the entire 2018 regular season. Carnival is the Official Cruise Line of the New Orleans Saints and the sweepstakes continues Carnival’s ongoing support of the New Orleans community.  Carnival is the city’s number one cruise operator with two year-round ships carrying more than 400,000 passengers annually from the Erato Street Cruise Terminal – the most of any cruise line.…

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Carnival Elation Captain and Crew Recognized with AFRAS Humanitarian Assistance Award

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Captain Gaetano Gigliotti and the crew of the cruise ship Carnival Elation have been recognized with the Cruise Line Humanitarian Assistance Award from the Association for Rescue at Sea (AFRAS), an organization whose mission is to provide worldwide support and assistance to volunteer maritime rescue services and recognize and honor extraordinary maritime rescues. Presented during AFRAS’ annual reception in Washington, DC, the award honors Captain Gigliotti and his team for their incredible bravery in the rescue of a stranded fishing boat in the Gulf of Mexico during Hurricane Irma last year.   In addition to the AFRAS Award, Captain Gigliotti was presented with a framed copy of the entry into the Congressional Record by Florida Congresswoman Federica Wilson commending the life-saving…

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Carnival Cruise Line’s Sales and Trade Marketing team received two gold and two silver 2018 Magellan Awards in Travel Weekly’s annual competition. All four awards were bestowed in the Cruise Marketing–Web Marketing/Advertising Category. Carnival’s Facebook page for travel agents received a gold award for its effectiveness as a trade communications platform. The page is run by Adolfo Perez, senior vice president of sales and trade relations, and currently has more than 37,000 followers and over 36,000 likes. The other gold Magellan was earned for the innovative “What’s Your Carnival IQ?” Facebook contest that tested travel agents’ knowledge about the Carnival brand and onboard product. The redesign of Carnival’s travel trade portal, GoCCL.com, into a more mobile-responsive and exclusive business-to-business tool…

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Carnival Cruise Line’s shipboard breweries – RedFrog Pub & Brewery on Carnival Vista and Pig & Anchor Smokehouse Brewhouse on Carnival Horizon – have become so popular that they’ve even inspired a series of limited edition logo items available exclusively onboard the two vessels. Introduced just last week, the only-on-Carnival swag has already become hot commodities with guests flocking to the breweries to pick up these fun and memorable vacation keepsakes.  Items include RedFrog Pub & Brewery T-shirts featuring the colorful amphibian while Smokehouse Brewhouse items are tied to the line’s ParchedPig brand where guests can proclaim they’re “Hog Wild for Craft Brews.” Carnival introduced the first brewery on a North American-based cruise ship on Carnival Vista in 2016, debuting…

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