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April 20, 2009

New Seven-Day Cruises from Mobile Aboard Carnival Fantasy Now Open for Reservations

Earlier today, Carnival Cruise Lines began accepting reservations for a new series of seven-day western Caribbean voyages from Mobile, Ala., taking place next year.    The new weeklong cruises will depart the Alabama Cruise Terminal May 8 and 15, July 3 and 10, and Oct. 23 and 30, 2010, and feature three tropical Caribbean ports of…

Nearly 400 Carnival Employees Participate In Emergency Preparedness Exercise at Company's Miami Headquarters

[gallery link="file" columns="4"] As part of Carnival’s comprehensive emergency preparedness plan, the company last week trained nearly 400 employees on various reservations and IT technology housed within a Mobile Recovery Unit situated adjacent to its Miami headquarters.   The Mobile Recovery Unit included 20 computer terminals and telephones which were linked directly to Carnival’s computerized…
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April 14, 2009

Third Annual Elvis Cruise to Set Sail In November 2009

   MEMPHIS, TN – April 9, 2009 –Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc., Sixthman, LLC, and Carnival Cruise Lines today proudly announce the public on sale of The Elvis Cruise, now entering its third year of sailing as a music-themed cruise. This is the only officially licensed cruise by Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. The Elvis Cruise will…
April 6, 2009

More Than 1,500 Pounds of Food Collected During Carnival Splendor Food Drive in Los Angeles

  In conjunction with the West Coast debut the new 3,006-passenger Carnival Splendor, Carnival Cruise Lines and the Los Angeles Food Bank teamed up on a food collection drive prior to a special two-day familiarization cruise for travel agents from the Port of Los Angeles.    Travel agents embarking on the special one-time mini-cruise from…
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April 2, 2009

New Burrito Bar Debuts on Carnival Splendor

[gallery link="file" columns="4"] In a nod to the Mexican Riviera itinerary of the new Carnival Splendor, a new burrito bar debuted during the ship’s two-day familiarization cruises in San Francisco and Los Angeles last week. Located within the expansive poolside restaurant, The Lido, the venue allows guests the opportunity select a variety of meats, rice,…
April 1, 2009

Carnival Cruise Lines Introduces New "Your Choice Dining" Program

Carnival Cruise Lines has launched “Your Choice Dining” which provides a selection of three different dinner seating options for guests aboard the line’s 22-ship fleet. In addition to Early or Late assigned seating, the cruise line is rolling out “Your Time” open seating to accommodate individual guest preferences. Also, under the new Your Choice Dining…
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March 30, 2009

Carnival Splendor’s Inaugural Call in San Francisco Marked with Shipboard Reception

Port of San Francisco Deputy Director - Maritime Peter Dailey (left) presents Carnival Splendor Captain Giorgio Pagano with a plaque during a reception commemorating the ship’s inaugural call at the port earlier this month. The largest ship in Carnival Cruise Lines’ fleet, the 3,006-passenger Carnival Splendor sailed on special two-day cruises from San Francisco and…

Carnival Ecstasy to Undergo Extensive Multi-Million-Dollar Renovation This Fall

The 2,052-passenger Carnival Ecstasy will undergo an extensive, multi-million-dollar refurbishment this fall that will include the addition of an expansive new water park, an exclusive adults-only retreat, a Circle "C" facility for 12- to 14-year olds, and a redesigned resort-style main pool area. Additionally, 98 balconies will be added to existing ocean view staterooms. The…
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March 19, 2009

Carnival Port Projects Recognized by Porthole Magazine

[gallery link="file"] Two Carnival Corporation & plc port projects – the Grand Turk Cruise Center (GTCC) and Puerta Maya Cruise Center in Cozumel -- have been recognized for excellence by the readers of Porthole Magazine.   The Grand Turk Cruise Center earned the “Best Cruise Center” award and Puerta Maya Cruise Center “Best Comeback Port”…
March 18, 2009

The Accolades Continue; Carnival Recognized for Excellence by Porthole Editor-in-Chief

Carnival Cruise Lines President and CEO Gerry Cahill (right) and Porthole Magazine Editor-In-Chief Bill Panoff are shown here with a plaque listing Carnival’s nine 2008 Porthole Readers Choice. Since the awards were established in 1999, Carnival has taken home an unprecedented 101 “Readers Choice Awards” – the most of any cruise line. The presentation took…
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