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January 3, 2011

Free 'Fun Ship' Cruise Awarded to Mobile Schoolteacher Whose Class Collected Nearly 550 Pounds of Canned Goods for Food Bank

Carnival Cruise Lines awarded a free “Fun Ship” cruise to a Mobile, Ala., school teacher whose class collected the most canned food over the holidays. Cindy Griffin, a teacher at the Belsaw/Mt. Vernon School in Mt. Vernon, Ala., was presented with a free four- or five-day cruise from Mobile on the Carnival Elation as her fourth-grade class…
January 1, 2011

Carnival's John Heald Recaps New Year's Eve from Times Square

[youtube=] Senior Cruise Director recaps the exciting festivities that took place in Times Square on New Year's Eve, during which a ton of Carnival-sponsored confetti rained down on the more than 1 million revelers who were there to ring in 2011.   Carnival was also the sponsor of the Wishing Wall at the Times Square Visitors center where visitors could…
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December 31, 2010

John Heald and Blog Readers at Times Square With Legendary New Year's Eve Ball

[youtube=] Carnival's Senior  Cruise Director John Heald and a few of his blog readers had a chance to check out the oversized crystal ball that will drop later tonight in Times Square to ring in the New Year.   Carnival is the official sponsor of the more than one ton of confetti that will rain down…
December 30, 2010

Carnival Officials View 'Test Drop' Of Crystal Ball Used in Times Square New Year's Celebration

  Earlier today, representatives from Carnival had an opportunity to view a 'test drop' of the oversized crystal ball that will be lowered at midnight in Times Square on Dec. 31 to ring in the New Year.  Carnival is the official sponsor of the confetti that will rain down on more than a million revelers…
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Video of Confetti Air Worthiness Test in New York, John Heald at Carnival Wishing Wall in Times Square Visitors Center

[youtube=]Here's a video recapping Carnival's exciting day in the Big Apple, including the "air worthiness test" of the Carnival-sponsored confetti in Times Square and Senior Cruise Director John Heald at the Carnival Wishing Wall at the Times  Square Visitors Center.   Be sure to check back tomorrow for another exclusive video from Carnival! [youtube=]

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,…
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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…
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…
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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…
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…
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