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November 17, 2010

Carnival Cruise Lines Wins Six Porthole Awards, Including Best Value and Best Entertainment

  Carnival Cruise Lines took home six Porthole Magazine Annual Readers Choice Awards, earning top honors in the Best Value for the Money and Best Entertainment for the 12th consecutive year. Since the awards were established in 1999, Carnival Cruise Lines has earned 115 individual honors – the most of any cruise line. The annual…

We Have a Winner! 'Power Drencher' to be the Name of Gargantuan Water Bucket On New Carnival Magic

Judy Yee of Las Vegas, Nev., is the winner of Carnival’s “Name the Bucket” contest! Judy’s entry of “Power Drencher” received more votes than any other, meaning that her creative moniker will now be displayed on the massive 300-gallon water bucket that will take center stage in the sprawling WaterWorks aqua park on the new…
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November 15, 2010

Part Five of John Heald's Carnival Splendor Post

Carnival Splendor’s Senior Cruise Director shares his experiences from the ship like only he can. Below is a snippet of Part 4 of his post, read the full entry at John Heald's Blog. SMOKE ON THE WATER...... PART 5 I had been on the bridge for four hours and on my feet for all of…
November 12, 2010

Part Four of John Heald's Carnival Splendor Post

Carnival Splendor's Senior Cruise Director shares his experiences from the ship like only he can. Below is a snippet of Part 4 of his post, read the full entry at John Heald's Blog. SMOKE ON THE WATER......................PART 4 I am never cold. I sleep on top of the duvet, have the air conditioning on full all…
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November 2, 2010

New Promotion from Carnival Allows Military Personnel to Book Up to Three 'Fun Ship' Staterooms at Discounted Rates

In honor of Veteran’s Day, Carnival Cruise Lines is offering a promotion throughout November that allows active and retired military personnel to book up to three “Fun Ship” staterooms at discounted rates for themselves and their friends and family members. Reservations must be made between November 1-30, 2010, to qualify for this special offer, which…
October 29, 2010

Festivities Mark Carnival Miracle's Inaugural Visits to Aruba and Curacao

Carnival Miracle visited the islands of Aruba and Curacao for the first time last week as part of a new eight-day southern Caribbean cruise schedule from Fort Lauderdale, Fla.  A number of first-call festivities were held at the two destinations to celebrate the arrival of the 2,124-passenger “Fun Ship.” In Aruba, the Carnival Miracle’s visit attracted…
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October 22, 2010

Carnival Employees Prepare and Serve 500 Meals for South Florida's Homeless

Earlier this week, 25 members of the “Fun Team,” Carnival Cruise Lines’ employee service group, donated their time by volunteering at Camillus House, a homeless assistance center in downtown Miami.  The group spent several hours at the facility, helping to prepare and serve 500 meals to the center’s residents and participating in clean-up efforts. The…
October 18, 2010

Carnival Magic's 'Name the Bucket' Contest Starts Today!

[youtube=] It’s not every day that consumers have a chance to name a gargantuan 500-gallon water bucket housed within a sprawling aqua park on a massive cruise ship.  Well, with Carnival Cruise Lines’ “Name the Bucket” contest, participants are provided the unique opportunity to have their name linked with what is sure to be a…
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October 15, 2010

Ted Fazioli of Salem, N.H., Winner of Carnival Magic's 'Name the Dish' Contest

  We have a winner!  Following several days of on-line voting, “Il Bacio del Mare” (Kiss of the Sea), submitted by Ted Fazioli of Salem, N.H., has been chosen as the winner of Carnival Magic’s “Name the Dish” contest.            The contest asked consumers to come up with a creative moniker for a new mouth-watering…
October 14, 2010

Carnival Magic 'Floated Out' at Fincantieri Shipyard; On Schedule for May 1, 2011, Debut

[youtube=]    With less than seven months until its maiden voyage, the new Carnival Magic reached another construction milestone when it was “floated out” earlier this week from her outfitting quay at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy. The initial stages of a cruise ship’s construction take place in a dry dock facility.  Once exterior outfitting is completed,…
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