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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 – 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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Carnival Cruise Line – which carries more military personnel and their families than any other cruise operator – has been presented with the prestigious U.S. Honor Flag bestowed by the Miami-Dade Police Department Honor Guard in recognition of its tremendous support of the brave men and women of the U.S. armed forces. Carnival is the first cruise company to receive this honor. The U.S. Honor Flag flew over Ground Zero following the Sept. 11 attacks and since then has traveled 7 million miles, flying on the space shuttle Atlantis, and over the Pentagon, state capitols, presidential libraries, state and national memorials as well as funerals and tributes to fallen soldiers, police officers and first responders. The presentation was made during…

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Nexion Travel Group honored Carnival Cruise Line with its 2018 Supplier Humanitarian of the Year Award during the host agency’s 2018 CoNexion Conference Sept. 23. It was the first year the new humanitarian award was presented, and it recognizes a Nexion Preferred Supplier Partner that has gone above and beyond assisting those in need as a result of natural disasters, as well as a company that actively contributes to poverty alleviation, sustainable tourism, cultural heritage preservation and other philanthropic endeavors. Accepting the award on behalf of Carnival was Alicia Steuart, senior sales director, key accounts, who also was named Nexion’s 2018 Business Development Manager of the Year. “Through its charitable works, Carnival has proven to be not just a great…

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This past weekend, Carnival Breeze and Carnival Magic launched year-round programs from Port Canaveral and Miami, respectively, providing seagoing vacationers with new, exciting choices in two convenient Florida homeports. Carnival Breeze kicked off its new Port Canaveral-based program with a special six-day cruise to Nassau, Amber Cove and Grand Turk that departed Sept. 30, to be followed by the launch of year-round seven-day alternating eastern and western Caribbean cruises on Oct. 6.  These week-long voyages depart every Saturday with eastern Caribbean itineraries visiting Amber Cove, St. Thomas, San Juan, and Grand Turk.  Western Caribbean voyages feature Cozumel, Belize, Mahogany Bay and Costa Maya, part of Carnival’s exclusive Cozumel Plus itineraries offering extended stays in Cozumel and a variety of attractive…

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Leave it to Carnival Cruise Line to take Halloween to the next level with its “Frightfully Fun” festivities taking place during all sailings throughout the month of October. The month-long “spook-tacular” is highlighted by the debut of Patch the Pumpkin Pirate, a colorful swashbuckling seafarer who towers 12 feet tall and greets guests as they board each ship.  Kids can gather around Patch as they enjoy Scary Story Time hosted by the cruise director. And what’s Halloween without trick or treating where the young – and the young at heart – can stock up on candy and other goodies from costumed crew members at different venues throughout the ship.  The event concludes with a costume contest, of course, with prizes…

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