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October 1, 2020

Carnival Cruise Line Cancels Some Cruises For November and December

Following the U.S. Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) decision to extend its no-sail order for cruise operations, Carnival Cruise Line is notifying guests and travel agents that it has cancelled cruises from all U.S. homeports except Miami and Port Canaveral for November and December 2020.  While operations from Miami and Port Canaveral in November and…
September 28, 2020

Mardi Gras Departs on Sea Trials

Carnival Cruise Line’s new Mardi Gras is shown here departing on its sea trials this morning from the Meyer Turku shipyard in Turku, Finland.  The vessel will spend 10 days at sea before returning to the dock for final preparations for its departure for the U.S. The first ship in North America to be powered…
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September 23, 2020

Mardi Gras Grand Central Atrium: Form Meets Function Aboard Carnival Cruise Line’s Most Innovative Ship

Atriums have been an important part of cruise ship design for decades but leave it to Carnival Cruise Line to break the mold with Grand Central, a transformational three-deck-high space that is one of six themed zones on Mardi Gras, set to debut in February. A unique twist on the traditional atrium, Grand Central spans…
September 22, 2020

Carnival Cruise Line Launches New Online Sales Certification for Travel Advisors

Building upon its “Onboard with You" pledge to travel advisors, Carnival Cruise Line has launched a new eight-part online sales certification series designed to help agents enhance their sales skills and expand their business through proven marketing strategies. Led by Carnival’s business development managers, FUNdamentals of Successful Selling launches today with twice weekly sessions that…
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September 16, 2020

CARNIVAL CRUISE LINE ANNOUNCES MODIFICATIONS TO FLEET AND SAILING PLANS FOR CERTAIN SHIPS

Carnival Cruise Line today announced the sale of Carnival Fascination and Carnival Imagination, which had previously been put on long-term lay-up status and removed from published itineraries. The sale of Carnival Fascination, launched in 1994, and Carnival Imagination, introduced in 1995, is in line with Carnival Corporation’s plan to accelerate the removal of less efficient…
September 9, 2020

Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Making of Carnival Cruise Line’s New Mardi Gras

Carnival Cruise Line is giving fans a chance to go beyond the Finnish “Paasy Kielletty” (“No Admittance”) signs with a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Mardi Gras at the Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland. Scheduled to enter service in February, Mardi Gras’ progress is highlighted with a series of videos that show workers finalizing…
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August 31, 2020

Carnival Cruise Line’s Wheel of Fortune ‘Week of Fun’ Begins Tonight!

Be sure to check out Carnival Cruise Line’s “Week of Fun” on Wheel of Fortune which begins tonight and runs through Sept. 4, and features a custom-made tropical set that provides a memorable backdrop for contestants to win Carnival cruises and other terrific prizes. Fans can also win with an online giveaway at www.wheeloffortune.com.  All…
August 24, 2020

Women on the Watch at the FOC

When Carnival Cruise Line's state-of-the-art Fleet Operations Center (FOC) opened a few years ago at the Miami headquarters, it brought all of the company's port, marine and technical operations together, utilizing the latest technology and of course, staffed by the best and brightest personnel in cruising. Two of those team members are Alia Oueslati and…
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August 21, 2020

Carnival Cruise Line’s Next Excel-Class Ship to be Named Carnival Celebration

With the help of celebrity partners past and present, Carnival Cruise Line today announced that its next Excel-class ship arriving in 2022 to coincide with its 50th birthday celebration will be named “Carnival Celebration.” A full roster of Carnival partners, including Kathie Lee Gifford, Guy Fieri and Shaquille O’Neal, unwrapped boxes that revealed the letters…
August 16, 2020

Shoreside Test Run of BOLT, First Rollercoaster At Sea Aboard Carnival’s New Mardi Gras, Showcased in New Video

Today is National Rollercoaster Day and to celebrate Carnival Cruise Line has released a new video highlighting a shoreside test run of BOLT, the first rollercoaster at sea, debuting on the new Mardi Gras in February.  The video can be viewed here. Shot in Munich, Germany, at Mauer Rides, the manufacturer of the groundbreaking top-deck…
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