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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…
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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…
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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…
December 18, 2020

Carnival Cruise Line Takes Delivery of Mardi Gras

Carnival Cruise Line today took delivery of its highly anticipated new ship, Mardi Gras, in a live virtual signing ceremony at the Meyer Turku Shipyard in Turku, Finland. When Mardi Gras begins guest operations in April 2021, the 180,000-gross-ton vessel will be the most innovative ship in North America as it will be the first…
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December 17, 2020

No Longer a Mean One, The Grinch Delivers Holiday Cheer to Carnival Crew

The Grinch’s heart definitely grew three sizes this year as he brought some holiday cheer to Carnival crew members across the fleet, delivering more than 10,000 hand-written cards from the line’s fans and employees. Operation Happy Holidays was kicked off by Carnival’s Brand Ambassador John Heald and promoted by the line’s personal vacation planners and…
December 15, 2020

Yes, Virginia, There is a Roller Coaster On a Cruise Ship – And Santa Claus Just Rode It

Santa Claus took a break from his pre-Christmas festivities to venture down to Finland and take a test run on BOLT, the first-ever roller coaster at sea aboard Carnival Cruise Line’s new Mardi Gras which is being delivered at the Meyer Turku shipyard later this week. With enthusiastic shrieks of delight and a few hearty…
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December 9, 2020

Carnival Cruise Line Sets 2021 Dry Docks For Three Ships and Defers Their Return to Operations Until After Work Is Completed

Carnival Cruise Line has established dry dock plans for three of its ships, and as part of its gradual, phased-in return to operations in 2021, will defer the deployment of the vessels until after the work is completed. In a letter to guests and travel agents, Carnival advised that it has cancelled cruises on Carnival…
December 3, 2020

Carnival Cruise Line Updates Guests on Itinerary Cancellations

Carnival Cruise Line is informing guests and travel agents that it has cancelled select itineraries for specific operations in 2021, as it implements its plans for the resumption of cruising in 2021, including cruise operations in February from Miami, Port Canaveral and Galveston and moving the inaugural sailing of Mardi Gras until April 24, 2021.…
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