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September 3, 2010

Carnival Splendor Donates Dozens of Mattresses to Mexican Orphanage

  Earlier this week, Carnival Splendor employees collected dozens of “gently used” mattresses from the ship and delivered them to an orphanage in Puerto Vallarta, where the ship calls on Wednesdays. The donation is just the latest example of the ship’s commitment to helping the orphanage’s children.  Members of the Carnival Splendor’s team regularly visit the…
September 2, 2010

Carnival Inspiration to Reposition to Long Beach, Carnival Paradise to Tampa in Fall 2011

  Carnival Cruise Lines has announced two exciting year-round homeport deployments for fall 2011, with the 2,052-passenger Carnival Inspiration repositioning to Long Beach, Calif., for three- and four-day Baja departures and the 2,052-passenger Carnival Paradise to Tampa, Fla., on four- and five-day Caribbean voyages.  Carnival Inspiration is currently based in Tampa while Carnival Paradise operates from Long Beach.…
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September 1, 2010

Carnival's Cruise Ship-Themed Exhibit Sets Sail at Miami Children's Museum with Host of New Hands-On Activities

  In a nod to maritime tradition, Miami Children’s Museum and Carnival Cruise Lines today uncorked a confetti-filled bottle to launch a redesigned cruise ship–shaped exhibit where kids can sail on a sea of discovery and learn the secrets behind one of South Florida’s leading industries. The two-level 1,850-square-foot exhibit – the country’s only cruise-themed…
August 30, 2010

Carnival Magic's Major Construction Milestone Marked with Traditional Coin Ceremony

The magic continues!  In a time-honored maritime tradition, a ceremony recently was held aboard Carnival Magic at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy, during which a commemorative coin was welded to the ship’s mast to mark a significant construction milestone.  Carnival Cruise Lines’ 3,690-passenger “Fun Ship” is set to debut in Europe May 1, 2011. The ceremony…
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August 27, 2010

Captain Giovanni Cutugno to Serve as Master of New Carnival Magic

Captain Giovanni Cutugno, whose maritime career has spanned more than three decades, has been named master of Carnival Cruise Lines’ newest ship, the 130,000-ton Carnival Magic. The Messina, Italy, native will oversee all operations of the 3,690-passenger vessel which is set to debut in Europe in May 2011. Carnival Magic marks the fourth new Carnival…
August 24, 2010

Carnival Unveils Carnival Magic's Online Home and Invites Fans to Offer Personal Touches to 'Make The Magic Yours'

Let the magic begin!  As Carnival Cruise Lines unveils new details about its newest “Fun Ship,” Carnival Magic, fans and fun-seekers can now learn more and join in the fun, well before the ship sets sail next year.  Carnival today launched a new, interactive online home for Carnival Magic ( that showcases the ship’s standout…
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Carnival Announces Unique and Magic Ways Guests Get In on the Fun On Its Newest 'Fun Ship,' Carnival Magic

    With 249 days until its newest “Fun Ship,” the 130,000-ton Carnival Magic, sets sail, Carnival Cruise Lines today revealed a peek through the porthole at some of the ship’s unique spaces and fun features. From Carnival’s first-ever pub, featuring its own private label beer, to an authentic trattoria that brings the heritage of…
August 23, 2010

Blog of Carnival Senior Cruise Director John Heald Tops 7 Million Visitor Mark

  The blog of Carnival’s Senior Cruise Director John Heald ( has hit a new milestone, topping the 7 million visitor mark for the first time. Launched in March 2007 in conjunction with the debut of the Carnival Freedom, Heald’s blog has grown to become cruising’s most popular blog.  Many readers check in daily to read…
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August 19, 2010

Carnival, Razorfish Launch Innovative Social Media Application for Planning Cruise Vacations

Carnival Cruise Lines and Razorfish today announced the launch of a groundbreaking new social commerce Facebook application that allows users to easily view, compare, select and share Carnival cruises with their Facebook friends. The application, the first of its kind in the cruise industry, allows users to engage their social network in their vacation planning through…
August 17, 2010

Carnival's New Service-Oriented Twitter Profile Provides Answers to Cruise-Related Questions

Carnival Cruise Lines has expanded its guest service options with a new Twitter profile that is specifically assigned to cruise-related questions or pre- or post-cruise comments from guests sailing aboard the “Fun Ships.” Through the new Twitter profile (, consumers can submit questions regarding any aspect of “Fun Ship” cruising or post a query, comment or…
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