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October 2018

Carnival Splendor Cruise Director Lee Mason is living proof just how far Carnival employees will go in their support of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, one of the line’s favorite charities. The affable cruise director made a vow to shave his head if guests and crew raised $30,000 for St. Jude during a recent two-week-long Carnival Journeys sailing that ended on Saturday.  A man of his word, Mason had his locks cut in front of a raucous crowd on the Lido Deck when it was revealed that the ship overwhelmingly exceeded its goal — raising a whopping $40,000 for the hospital’s life-saving research and education programs. The record donation on Carnival Splendor was raised through the ultra-popular Groove for St.…

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by Owen Ward

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Carnival Corporation’s five North American brands are tapping into one of the top business schools in the country to strengthen the support their business development managers provide to travel agent partners. In a unique collaboration with the Aresty Institute of Executive Education of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Carnival Corporation has developed a new Sales Strategy and Customer Marketing certificate program. This partnership with Wharton Executive Education ensures that sales teams across Carnival brands have the top skills in the industry to deliver the best sales and service to their trade partners. Sales Strategy and Customer Marketing courses are taught by Wharton School faculty and are delivered through lectures, assigned coursework and discussions with professors. After completing…

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Leave it to Carnival Cruise Line to bring its signature brand of fun straight to your smart phone!  The World’s Most Popular Cruise Line has created a series of fun GIFs featuring the playful antics of none other than its Chief Fun Officer Shaquille O’Neal. Available at https://giphy.com/carnivalcruise or by searching on the Giphy app, the GIFs consist of five short videos of the NBA Hall of Famer filmed recently aboard Carnival Horizon with the massive seven-footer shown dancing, shooting hoops, and splashing in the pool. It’s just one more way that Carnival helps its fans #ChooseFun.

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Carnival Cruise Line Launches Newly Redesigned Travel Agent Finder On Carnival.com

by Joyce Oliva

Carnival Cruise Line is launching a completely redesigned version of its popular Travel Agent Finder. The upgraded tool is more user-friendly and provides enhanced individual agency information, as well as displays more agencies to help consumers find a local travel professional within Carnival’s extensive network. In the first phase of the redesign, which is complete, the look and feel of the page was updated to better match the cruise line’s main site, www.carnival.com. Further, it now uses Google Maps to display agency locations, providing a greater degree of detail and accuracy than was possible before. “As we continue to deliver on our commitment to support our travel agent partners as they grow their business, we’ve significantly enhanced the functionality and…

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Carnival Panorama Gets Her Signature Winged Funnel

by Joyce Oliva

Representing a major construction milestone, Carnival Cruise Line’s signature red, white and blue winged funnel was recently set into position atop the new Carnival Panorama which is scheduled to enter service in December 2019. Currently under construction at the Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera, Italy, the 133,500-ton cruise ship will make her inaugural voyage from the Long Beach Cruise Terminal on Dec. 11, 2019 – marking the first new Carnival Cruise Line ship sailing from the West Coast in more than 20 years. The third in the line’s extremely popular Vista-class, Carnival Panorama will offer a variety of exciting innovations including the SkyRide aerial attraction, a massive WaterWorks aqua park, the Family Harbor with extra-roomy accommodations and the Family Harbor Lounge…

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Carnival Victory will undergo a bow-to-stern refurbishment in 2020 that will add a wide variety of popular branded food, beverage and entertainment innovations.  A surprise new dining option will make its debut on Carnival Radiance, as well. The renovation will complete a $200 million enhancement program and the ship will be renamed Carnival Radiance following a 38-day dry dock which will take place in Cadiz, Spain, from March 18 to April 26, 2020. Itineraries for the newly renamed Carnival Radiance will be announced and go on sale in mid-November.  Carnival Cruise Line fans who want to be the first to book on Carnival Radiance can get a head start by clicking here where they can register to get a “first…

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Carnival Cruise Line To Complete Most Extensive Fleetwide Enhancement Program In Cruising

by Joyce Oliva

Carnival Cruise Line – The World’s Most Popular Cruise Line®” – today announced a dry dock that will transform Carnival Victory into Carnival Radiance – representing the final phase of a $2 billion fleet enhancement program that has brought a consistent level of experiences from WaterWorks aqua parks, specialty dining, entertainment, enhanced accommodations and amenities, to the more than five million passengers who annually sail with the line. The refurbishment of Carnival Victory will add the line’s popular culinary, bar and entertainment innovations and complete an “any ship, any port, any itinerary” level of service and offerings across its fleet of 26 ships that is unparalleled in the cruise industry.  Following a 38-day dry dock in Cadiz, Spain, Carnival Radiance…

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Guy Fieri’s Family Vacation Featured in Fun Video on Carnival.com

by Joyce Oliva

The seagoing adventures of Food Network star and longtime Carnival partner Guy Fieri – whose wildly popular burger and barbecue venues are a staple throughout the Carnival Cruise Line fleet – are showcased in a fun online video feature within the line’s web site, carnival.com. Fieri brought along nearly 50 of his relatives – some of which he hadn’t seen in years – sailing aboard Carnival Vista for six days of fun, family and, of course, food. During the self-proclaimed “Guy-ded Tour,” Fieri and his crew checked out all of Carnival Vista’s tasty culinary choices, including a sumptuous multi-course meal at The Chef’s Table, family-style Italian at Cucina del Capitano, and smoked and grilled favorites at his namesake restaurants, Guy’s…

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Looking for that perfect complement to your custom cocktail at Alchemy Bar?  Carnival Cruise Line is piloting new small plate dining options at the Alchemy Bars on Carnival Vista and Carnival Horizon. The tantalizing new choices – called Alchemy Bar Snacks – include a trio of oysters with mignonette, roasted berries and pickled scallion, Ahi Poke with whipped avocado, sesame, koshihikari rice and ponzu wakame, Crispy Shrimp with sriracha aioli and chive dressing and a Smoked Brisket Slider with parmesan truffle fries.  Each dish is $4. These pair perfectly with Alchemy Bar’s hand-crafted libations like the Island Old Fashioned, Cucumber Sunrise or The Perfect Storm which are created by lab-coated mixologists at the popular cocktail pharmacy-themed lounge. The new offerings…

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