January 29, 2021

PortMiami and Carnival Cruise Line Break Ground on Terminal F, Future Home of Carnival Celebration

Carnival Cruise Line and PortMiami today held a groundbreaking ceremony for the expansion of the state-of-the-art Terminal F which will serve as the homeport of Carnival Celebration, the line’s next Excel-class ship.   A video recap of the day’s events can be viewed here. Currently under construction in Finland, Carnival Celebration is set to debut in…
January 27, 2021

Carnival Cruise Line to Maintain Travel Advisor Commission Rates at Current Tiers Through 2022

In appreciation of travel advisors’ loyalty and commitment, Carnival Cruise Line today announced that it is honoring the commission tier each account earned in 2019 through 2022. With this move, Carnival is ensuring that travel advisors will continue to earn commission at their current rates for the next two years without commission percentage changing. “We…
January 25, 2021

Carnival Cruise Line Releases Additional Plans on Fleet Deployment

Carnival Cruise Line today released plans for additional ship deployments as it continues to refine its phased in approach to a return to guest operations for 2021, resulting in some ship-specific cruise cancellations and movements.  Those plans include: Related to already-announced dry dock plans for Carnival Magic, Carnival Paradise and Carnival Valor, those ships’ return…
January 22, 2021

Carnival Cruise Line Notifies Guests of Cruise Cancellations

Carnival Cruise Line is notifying guests of additional cruise cancellations, extending its pause in U.S. departures through April 30, 2021, and cancelling Australian operations through May 19, 2021. In addition, Carnival has cancelled the European itineraries for Carnival Legend which were to begin this May through Oct. 31, 2021, and moved the start date for…
January 13, 2021

First Steel Cut for New Carnival Celebration, Next Excel-Class Ship Set to Debut from PortMiami in 2022

The maritime tradition to mark the first steel cut for a new ship took place for Carnival Celebration at the Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland, as Carnival Cruise Line prepares for its next Excel-class ship that will debut next year. A sister ship to the highly anticipated Mardi Gras, Carnival Celebration is scheduled to begin…
January 11, 2021

Carnival Cruise Line’s New ‘Smile at Half Moon Cay’ Digital Marketing Campaign Celebrates Popular Private Island Paradise

Famous for its unspoiled beaches, excellent facilities and fun-in-the-sun activities so closely associated with warm water cruising, the private Bahamian island of Half Moon Cay is the focus of a new digital marketing campaign from Carnival Cruise Line. The new “Smile at Half Moon Cay” campaign celebrates the natural beauty that awaits guests at the…
January 7, 2021

Mardi Gras’ BOLT Roller Coaster Named Most Innovative New Cruise Ship Attraction in the First-Ever The Points Guy Awards

BOLT – the first roller coaster at sea featured aboard Carnival Cruise Line’s new Mardi Gras – has been named the Most Innovative New Cruise Ship Attraction in the inaugural The Points Guy Awards, which are selected from a team of editors from the popular travel site. A marvel in maritime engineering, BOLT is an…
January 6, 2021

Carnival Cruise Line Notifies Guests of Cruise Cancellations

Carnival Cruise Line is notifying guests of additional cruise cancellations, including extending its pause in all operations in the U.S. through March 31, 2021, as well as select ships and homeport operations related to itineraries and dry dock work. Booked guests and travel agents are being notified directly of the cancellations and their options for…
January 5, 2021

Carnival Cruise Line Earns Three Travel Weekly Readers’ Choice Awards, Including Best Domestic Cruise Line for the Fifth Consecutive Year

Carnival Cruise Line was a big winner in Travel Weekly’s Readers’ Choice Awards taking home top honors in three categories – Best Travel Advisor Educational Program for two years running, Best Family Cruise Line for the third year in a row, and Best Domestic Cruise Line for the fifth consecutive year. Carnival earned Best Domestic…