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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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October 11, 2010

Carnival Ecstasy Welcomes Port of Galveston's 4 Millionth Passenger

  Carnival Cruise Lines welcomed a special visitor when Ken Elston boarded the Carnival Ecstasy for a four-day cruise to Cozumel – and made history as the Port of Galveston’s 4 millionth cruise passenger.  The John’s Creek, Ga., resident was sailing with his wife, Lori, as part of a family reunion group.   It was their…

Clement Named VP – New Builds, Weber VP – Supply Chain at Carnival Cruise Lines

 Ben Clement has been named vice president – new builds and Paul Weber vice president – supply chain at Miami-based Carnival Cruise Lines. As vice president – new builds, Clement oversees the construction of Carnival’s two new 130,000‐ton ships – Carnival Magic, set to debut May 1, 2011, and Carnival Breeze, scheduled to enter service…
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October 8, 2010

Two Carnival Ships Earn Perfect 100 Scores on U.S.P.H. Inspections

   Two Carnival Cruise Lines ships – the 2,974-passenger Carnival Valor and Carnival Liberty – each achieved perfect 100 scores during their most recent U.S.PH. inspections, which took place at the Port of Miami. Including the Carnival Valor and Carnival Liberty, five Carnival vessels have achieved 100 U.S.P.H. inspection scores over the past year.  Other…
October 5, 2010

Tamis Named Senior Vice President – Guest Operations at Carnival Cruise Lines

  Mark Tamis, a 22-year travel industry veteran, has been named senior vice president – guest operations at Miami-based Carnival Cruise Lines. In this newly created position, Tamis oversees the core areas of hotel operations and services for the line’s 22-vessel fleet, including dining, housekeeping, entertainment and guest services.   Tamis assumes his new role on…
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