Wish there was a way to show your Carnival pride even when you’re not sailing?
Wish no more. Carnival Cruise Line has launched an online retail store (shop.carnival.com), where fans can purchase exclusive Carnival merchandise and have it delivered right to their door.
The site follows the recent rollout of new Carnival-inspired logo items via the line’s social media channels, which have been very well received with some products selling out in a matter of days, according to William Butler, vice president of retail services for Carnival Cruise Line.
“This is the first time our fans can access and order all of our latest and greatest designs at their fingertips any time and have them shipped directly to their home. And just in time for the holidays, our easy one-stop online shop now includes a special line of holiday favorites with a Carnival spin to help guests Choose Fun all season long.”
In addition to the site’s initial assortment of products for children, home decorating and traveling, the new holiday collection features several limited-time exclusive items including everything from ornament sets and ship-shaped cookie cutters to Carnival’s playful take on the ever-popular ugly holiday sweaters and a waterproof ship-shaped floating Bluetooth speaker with LED lights – perfect for playing your favorite holiday music.
Who better to help design the fun holiday collection than Carnival’s own Brand Ambassador John Heald? In celebration of the new collection and John’s role in helping bring it to life, there are two special bundles, as well:
• John Heald’s Favorites – a tropical-inspired grey holiday sweater, set of three ornaments, cookie cutters and one-of-a-kind John Heald gift wrap.
• Ultimate Holiday Pack – an “All I Want for Xmas is a Carnival Cruise” green holiday sweater, set of three ornaments and a Bluetooth ship speaker.
“I’ve had many roles at Carnival over the years, but being a co-designer for the new holiday collection – and a model might I add – has been a lovely first,” said Heald. “Did I mention my face is on wrapping paper? It doesn’t get jollier than that, my friends!”
Branded merchandise offered exclusively on shop.carnival.com includes beautiful “Carnival Shipscapes” wall art as well as a line of “Choose Fun” items such as a tote and towel pack; a “back to cool” backpack set; a snack and scribble kit with a lunch bag, notebook and pencils; and a limited-edition and cruise-themed charm set with a John Heald charm.
“The fun-inspired holiday catalog is just the start of an exciting new extension of retail for Carnival. Be sure to check the site often as we’ll be adding new products every month,” said Butler.
All products ordered online can be delivered to the shopper’s home via standard, ground or second-day air shipping. New items for purchase will continue to be revealed in the coming months, and shoppers can sign up for exclusive offers and first-to-know updates on product launches through the site’s homepage.
To learn more about Carnival Cruise Line, visit Carnival.com. For reservations, contact any travel agent or call 1-800-CARNIVAL. Carnival can also be found on: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.