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December 30, 2010

The Results Are In! Winners Announced for the First-Ever 'John Heald Awards'

After a week’s worth of intense voting, the winners have been selected for the first-ever John Heald Awards.  Hosted on his popular blog,, the inaugural awards recognizes reader favorites in 18 different categories, including favorite ship, dessert, crew member, and towel animal. More than 1,100 readers nominated and voted on their Carnival favorites. So,…
December 29, 2010

New Year's Eve Confetti Air Worthiness Test a Success! Carnival Official Confetti Sponsor of Times Square New Year’s Eve 2011 Celebration

From an eighth-floor window overlooking Times Square, Carnival’s Senior Cruise Director John Heald tosses confetti to test the air currents in preparation for this week’s New Year’s Eve celebration in New York.   Carnival is the official confetti sponsor of New Year’s Eve and more than one ton of red, white and blue confetti will be…
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December 28, 2010

TV Personality Star Jones Helps Carnival Celebrate The Holidays

[slideshow] Popular TV personality Star Jones was on board the Carnival Destiny over the holidays for some R&R. During the four-day cruise to Key West and Cozumel, Jones took time out to sign autographs and pose for photos with guests and even participated in the ship’s holiday show, reading "'Twas the Night Before Christmas" to children who…
December 27, 2010

Carnival Cruise Lines Kicks Off 2011 With a Simple Question: 'Hey America, Didja Ever?'

[youtube=] “Didja Ever” zip line across a rain forest? Catch air on a wave runner? Jump into an impromptu performance of Thriller between courses at dinner? Well, mark your new calendar for more fun and firsts! Carnival Cruise Lines unveiled its “Hey America, Didja Ever” campaign that inspires people to try new things to add…
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December 21, 2010

Times Square Visitors Posting Dozens of Confetti Wishes on Carnival Cruise Lines' Wishing Wall

[slideshow]  Visitors are shown here posting their hopes and dreams for the coming year at Carnival Cruise Lines’ Wishing Wall at New York’s legendary Times Square, part of an exclusive sponsorship that brings the line’s spirited brand of fun to the world’s largest New Year’s Eve celebration. The colorful slips of paper from the Wishing…
December 20, 2010

Carnival Dream Earns Perfect 100 Score on Most Recent U.S.P.H. Inspection

  The 130,000-ton Carnival Dream earned a perfect 100 score on its most recent United States Public Health (U.S.P.H.) inspection conducted in Port Canaveral, Fla.  This marks the second time this year that the ship has earned a perfect U.S.P.H. score. To earn 100 score, cruise ships must receive perfect marks on all 42 items…
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November 29, 2010

The King’s 75th Birthday Celebrated on Carnival Fascination with Fourth Annual Elvis Cruise

Carnival partnered with Elvis Presley Enterprises and Sixthman to produce the Elvis Cruise celebrating The King’s 75th birthday.  The four-day voyage set sail earlier this month on the Carnival Fascination from Jacksonville, Fla. Hosted by Elvis’ longtime friend Jerry Schilling, the cruise attracted 1,800 Elvis fans who enjoyed entertainment by a number of musical artists,…
November 26, 2010

Carnival Miracle Transports Hurricane Relief Supplies to St. Lucia

Upon learning of the need for emergency supplies in St. Lucia after the island was affected by Hurricane Tomas earlier this month, Carnival Miracle employees stepped up to the plate and delivered clothing, mattresses and other much-needed items on behalf of the Florida Caribbean Cruise Association. Carnival Miracle calls at St. Lucia as a part…
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November 19, 2010

Carnival's Web Site Earns 'Best Overall Customer Experience' Honors from Keynote Systems for Second Year in a Row

For the second consecutive year, Carnival Cruise Lines’ Web site, (, was named “Best Overall Customer Experience” in a study commissioned by Keynote Systems, the global leader in on-demand test and measurement solutions. In the annual study, more than 2,400 consumers evaluate major cruise lines and select on-line travel agency Web sites on a wide range…
November 18, 2010

Carnival Victory Guest Wins More Than $300,000 Playing Slots

Lady Luck was on Wilbur Merritt’s side as the Holyoke, Mass., resident sailed on the Carnival Victory and came home $304,090 richer after he hit the jackpot in the ship’s South China Sea casino. Merritt’s big payoff came after playing MegaCash, a bank of slot machines that are connected to all 22 Carnival Cruise Lines…
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