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February 27, 2008

From Blog to Family

It’s easy to make friends on a Fun Ship cruise with tons of activities and opportunities to chat up a fellow cruiser.  But a group of people from across the country are proving it’s just as easy to make strong friendships online. John Heald, Carnival’s senior cruise director and travel blogger, launched his blog in…
February 26, 2008

Carnival’s ‘Funtennial’ Celebration Offers Special Booking Incentives and Giveaways Throughout March

Carnival Cruise Lines will roll out its first-ever “Funtennial” celebration offering a variety of special offers and giveaways throughout the month of March, commemorating the anniversary of the cruise line’s inaugural voyage in March 1972. The month-long promotion will feature a different booking incentive each week during March, including free stateroom upgrades, shipboard credits, special…
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February 20, 2008

Carnival PokerPro Challenge 2008 to Offer $250,000 in Cash Prizes

Tournament To Be Hosted On Various ‘Fun Ships’ With Grand Final Event Hosted on Carnival Fantasy Carnival Cruise Lines, the world’s largest cruise operator, is hosting its 2008 Carnival PokerPro Challenge, a series of No Limit Texas Hold’em poker satellite tournaments taking place on dozens of “Fun Ship” voyages.  The tournaments will occur on select…
February 18, 2008

Don’t Leave the Kids at Home

Last week we announced the addition of new onboard programming for tweens.  The program, “Circle C”, promises fun activities for youth ages 12-14. With a  facility  fit for a dancing queen (or king), the new area will feature a dance floor with high-tech sound and lighting system, along with 42-inch plasma-screen TVs displaying movies and…
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February 14, 2008

Carnival Cruise Lines Explores the Best of Hawaii

Carnival Cruise Lines sets sail for exotic Hawaii during 2008 with four cruises that showcase the unique island chain. Calling at four of Hawaii’s diverse tropical islands — Oahu, Kauai, Maui and the big island of Hawaii — the 2,124-passenger Carnival Spirit transports guests to spectacular Hawaiian landscapes for a once–in-a-lifetime “Fun Ship” experience. Guests…
February 13, 2008

Carnival Enhances ‘Fun Pass’ On-Line Pre-Cruise Registration System, Further Expediting Embarkation Process

Carnival Cruise Lines has enhanced its “Fun Pass” on-line embarkation portal to allow guests the ability to register for the line’s shipboard credit card system and to electronically accept the Terms and Conditions of Passage prior to their cruise, thus further expediting the embarkation process. Through the enhanced system, guests sailing with Carnival are now…
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February 11, 2008

Lighting, chairs and water slides – Oh My!

Our “Evolutions of Fun” enhancement program is receiving great reviews from both guests and media.  The program encompasses a $250 million extensive ship refurbishment for our eight 70,000-ton Fantasy-class vessels.  Just last week we highlighted  some great photos courtesy of some media outlets and a first-hand recap from Carnival blogger and senior cruise director John…

New ‘Circle C’ Program Aimed at 12- to 14-Year-Olds Debuts Aboard Carnival’s ‘Fun Ships’

Program Includes Dedicated Facilities and Activities Catering to Early Teens Building upon its distinction as the family cruise leader, Carnival Cruise Lines has introduced a new on-board program called “Circle C” aimed specifically at the 12- to 14-year-old age group, with expansive new clubs, a full schedule of activities and trained staff. The “Circle C”…
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February 8, 2008

Where does a retired cruise ship captain go on vacation?

On a cruise, of course.               Commodore Ronald Warwick, who commanded Cunard Line’s flagships Queen Elizabeth 2 and Queen Mary 2 before retiring last year after 36 years of service to the company, was aboard the Carnival Fascination this past weekend for some R&R.  During the three-day Bahamas cruise, Commodore Warwick (left)  had an opportunity to visit…
February 5, 2008

Six-toed Cats, Hemingway and More Make a Carnival Cruise Experience

With Carnival’s abundance of itineraries and destination options, it’s always interesting to see or hear what media who have experienced our cruises have to say.  Lindsay Goodier, staff writer for The Oklahoman recently published a unique review of her time aboard the Carnival Freedom.  The tales  recounted  from her Western Caribbean sailing, including this  recollection : “Relaxing in the…
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