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July 24, 2009

Carnival BDM First Cruise Industry Employee Ever to Earn Advance Certification from CLIA

Dana Gain, Carnival Cruise Lines’ business development director for Western Ontario, recently became the first employee in the cruise industry to earn an Elite Cruise Counsellor Scholar (ECCS) designation from the Cruise Lines International Association, the marketing and travel agent training arm for the North American cruise industry. The ECCS designation is CLIA’s highest travel…
July 23, 2009

Carnival's New 'Behind the Fun' Tours Offer Unique Insight Into Line's Shipboard Operations

[gallery link="file" columns="4"] For those who want to get an insider’s look at the inner-workings of a Carnival “Fun Ship,” the line has created Behind the Fun, a guided tour that provides guests with a unique insight into the company’s shipboard operations. Currently available on the Carnival Valor and Carnival Conquest, the program will be…
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July 22, 2009

Aspiring Bartenders Can Showcase Their Talents in Carnival's 'Mixology' Competitions

[gallery link="file" columns="4"] Calling all aspiring bartenders!   Would-be mixologists now have the opportunity to showcase their bartending skills during new “Mixology” competitions taking place aboard the Carnival Liberty and Carnival Freedom. The new activity, which takes place on Lido Deck, involves five guests who volunteer to create their own custom-made cocktail which is then evaluated…

New 130,000-Ton Carnival Dream to Offer Widest Variety of All-Inclusive Dining Options in the 'Fun Ship' Fleet

[gallery link="file" columns="4"] From a two-level casual eatery featuring a new Italian pasta station, Indian tandoori and burrito bar, to an elegant steakhouse, and Ocean Plaza -- a stunning indoor/outdoor café and live music venue -- the new Carnival Dream will offer a tantalizing array of culinary choices. All of the Carnival Dream’s dining options,…
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July 17, 2009

New Micro Site Showcases Carnival Dream Innovations

Carnival Cruise Lines has created a new micro site ( highlighting the many on-board innovations of its newest and largest “Fun Ship,” the new 130,000-ton Carnival Dream, set to debut in September. Featured within the informative site are exclusive images, video, interviews and blogs which showcase Carnival Dream’s wide-ranging facilities and features, including just-released details…
July 13, 2009

Carnival Dream Nearing Completion

Construction continues on Carnival Cruise Lines’ newest and largest ship, the 130,000-ton Carnival Dream which is set to debut Sept. 21 from Europe.  The ship recently completed sea trials and is currently undergoing final interior and exterior outfitting at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy. Making maximum use of its expansive open deck spaces, Carnival…
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July 2, 2009

Carnival Dream Successfully Completes Sea Trials in the Adriatic Sea

The 130,000-ton Carnival Dream, Carnival Cruise Lines’ largest ship, is shown here conducting sea trials in the Adriatic Sea in preparation for its Sept. 21 debut from Europe. Currently under construction by the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy, near Trieste, the 3,646-passenger vessel had a full contingent of officers, technicians and engineers on board who…
June 26, 2009

Carnival Dream Sea Trials in the Adriatic Sea

This amateur video was posted on YouTube. [YouTube=] And we while have no idea who these people are or what they are saying, we do know that this footage shows the Carnival Dream in the Adriatic on her sea trials which run through July 2. We only wish that these folks could have held their…
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June 25, 2009

Carnival's West Coast Shorter Cruises Available Starting at $43 Per Day

[gallery link="file" columns="4"] With Carnival Cruise Lines’ ships returning to Mexico earlier this month, the line is currently offering some exceptionally attractive rates on its  shorter itineraries departing from Long Beach and San Diego. Early Saver rates starting from only $169 per person are available on three- and four-day mid-week voyages aboard the Carnival Elation…

Carnival Guest Sails Same Itinerary Once a Month for 14 Years

Isaac Levy certainly knows a good thing when he sees it!  The 90-year-old resident of Redondo Beach, Calif., has been sailing on Carnival Cruise Lines’ four-day Baja Mexico itinerary once a month for the past 14 years, dating back to when the cruise ship Holiday first began the program from Southern California in 1995.  Aside from taking an annual break…
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