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Joyce Oliva

Attention Carnival fans!  Be sure to tune in to the nationally syndicated game show Wheel of Fortune Wednesday night for a special announcement from Carnival Cruise Line at the conclusion of the show. While we can’t divulge what the “big reveal” will be, rest assured it’s going be huge news from America’s Cruise Line.  Check your local listings for the broadcast time of Wheel of Fortune in your area!

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Carnival Cruise Line earned a Silver Award for Best Cruise Line for Families and a Bronze in the Best Cruise Line Onboard Entertainment categories in Recommend magazine’s 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards, the publication announced today. Recommend’s audience of travel advisors voted for their favorite destinations, hotels and resorts, tour operators, cruise lines, rail vacations, car rentals, airlines and host agencies to determine the winners in each category. “A Carnival Cruise Line vacation is ideal for families — from our exclusive Seuss at Sea program and WaterWorks to SkyRide and Hasbro, The Game Show — and to be recognized by the readers of Recommend, who know travel better than anyone, for this and our entertainment is an incredible acknowledgement,” said Adolfo…

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Just in time for Wave Season, travel advisors who want to take their earning potential to the next level can opt-in to Carnival Cruise Line’s 2019 “AMP Up Commission Challenge” to qualify for higher commission rates. The program offers travel advisors the ability to increase their commissions up to 15 percent following a booking qualification period from Jan. 1 — March 31, 2019. Agencies who reach set booking goals during this window will earn the increased commissions on new Carnival Cruise Line bookings made from April 1 – Dec., 2019. Registration for the Program is open beginning today through Dec. 23, 2018, on GoCCL.com. “Last year our travel agency partners embraced the AMP Up Commission Challenge and exceeded their goals…

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Carnival Legend will operate Carnival Cruise Line’s most diverse European season to date with nine- to 16-day voyages visiting 34 ports in 14 countries including breathtaking destinations in Norway, Scotland, Ireland, Croatia, Portugal, Greece, Greenland and Iceland in summer and fall 2020. Available through the Carnival Adventures program, hundreds of shore excursions will be offered where guests can explore centuries-old historic sites and landmarks, savor delicious local cuisine and view spectacular scenery, including the majestic Norwegian fjords. “We’ve put together an unmatched program of European cruises, featuring off-the-beaten path destinations as well as some of the most popular seaside port cities.  There’s no better way to Choose Fun in Europe!” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line. Unique European…

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Continuing its ongoing support of its port-of-call communities, Carnival Cruise Line has partnered with U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Education (VIDE) to host a workshop for 20 music students aboard the Carnival Fascination while it was docked in St. Thomas earlier this week. Following a backstage tour, students from the University of the Virgin Islands and four high schools in the area participated in a day-long workshop where they met with the ship’s performers and musicians to learn first-hand about careers in the music and entertainment industries. The day culminated in a lively jam session that provided students an opportunity to hone their craft playing alongside musicians from the Carnival Fascination. A second tour is planned in the coming months…

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Carnival Panorama to Feature First Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park and Challenge Zone at Sea

by Joyce Oliva

When Carnival Panorama debuts in December 2019, it will introduce the first-ever indoor trampoline park and challenge zone at sea, in partnership with industry leader, Sky Zone. Located on Decks 7 and 8, the expansive two-deck-high facility encompasses more than 3,000 square feet, providing high-flying fun for guests of all ages across a 12-lane trampoline court.  Adjacent to the trampoline court will be a challenge zone equipped with a climbing wall, balance/jousting beam, Sky Ladder climbing apparatus and Tug of War. Sky Zone will serve as the venue for a variety of activities that appeal to both the young and young at heart, including gravity-defying dodgeball games and above-the-rim basketball experiences where guests can become slam-dunk stars. Other activities include…

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Carnival Cruise Line – The World’s Most Popular Cruise Line® – will kick off its 2019 West Coast expansion plans on New Year’s Day with its first-ever float in the world-famous Rose Parade as part of a year-long celebration of its first new ship to homeport in California in 20 years that will arrive in December 2019. As it prepares for the arrival of Carnival Panorama in Long Beach next December, Carnival will preview a floral replica of the ship to 700,000 spectators on hand to view the 130th Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif. on Jan. 1, as well as a worldwide television audience of more than 80 million parade fans.  The float will include many of the signature features…

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Carnival Cruise Line Kicks Off St. Jude Thanks and Giving® Campaign

by Joyce Oliva

Building upon its longstanding support of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® that includes a variety of fundraising activities both on board and ashore throughout the year, Carnival Cruise Line is participating in the hospital’s Thanks and Giving® campaign for the seventh consecutive year. During St. Jude Thanks and Giving®, Carnival guests will have the opportunity to make a donation toward St. Jude via their Sail & Sign card. Guests on board will also have the opportunity to participate in a variety of Care to Play activities designed to raise funds and awareness in the fight against childhood cancer and other deadly diseases. Activities include a fun dance activity called Groove for St. Jude, as well as Build-A-Bear Workshop at Sea…

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Carnival Cruise Line Earns Three Porthole Cruise Magazine’s Readers’ Choice Awards

by Joyce Oliva

Carnival Cruise Line earned three Porthole Cruise Magazine Readers Choice Awards, earning top honors in the Best Value for the Money, Cruise Director and Computer Facilities categories. Award winners were determined by thousands of readers of Porthole Cruise Magazine, who voted for their favorites in 51 categories. Winners are published in the November/December 2018 issue, which hit newsstands this week and is available  online at Porthole.com. “Porthole Cruise Magazine is a respected publication with an audience of true cruise aficionados who know the cruise business and are discerning in their tastes,” said Adolfo Perez, Carnival’s senior vice president of sales and trade marketing. “Winning in three categories is a testament to how our shipboard staff exceed guests expectations every day.”…

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Carnival Cruise Line reaffirmed its place as the leader of innovation in the U.S. cruise industry today as the first steel was cut for the line’s newest class of ship and the new livery was revealed for the 180,000-ton XL vessel that will be the first-ever ship operating in North America to use liquefied natural gas (LNG). The traditional steel-cutting ceremony held at the Meyer Turku shipyard in Turku, Finland, signified the official start of construction of the largest Carnival cruise ship ever constructed, to be delivered in 2020.  A second XL ship will start construction in 2020 and be delivered in 2022 to mark the 50th anniversary of Carnival Cruise Line’s founding. At the ceremony, the company also revealed…

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