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Carnival Cruise Line announced today that the totally transformed Carnival Radiance will be the first cruise ship to feature “Big Chicken,” a seagoing version of a new restaurant created by the line’s Chief Fun Officer, NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal. The menu will feature a mouth-watering variety of fried chicken sandwiches and fries, with flavors to match Shaq’s larger than life personality, all free of charge. O’Neal opened his first land-based Big Chicken restaurant in Las Vegas in late October.  The seagoing adaptation Big Chicken aboard Carnival Radiance will be among the many food, dining and entertainment innovations incorporated into the 102,000-ton ship following a $200 million refurbishment in Cadiz, Spain, in 2020. ”Shaq has brought so much to…

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Carnival Spirit Sets Sail for Alaska and Hawaii in 2020

by Joyce Oliva

Carnival Cruise Line today announced that Carnival Spirit will operate its 2020 Alaska and Hawaii programs, replacing Carnival Legend which is being deployed on another itinerary to be announced shortly. The 2,124 passenger Carnival Spirit will offer 18 seven-day Alaska cruises, as well as two eight-day voyages and a nine-day departure, from the Port of Seattle beginning in April through September 2020. Seven-day Glacier Route voyages run May 5 through Sept. 1, 2020 and include stops at Skagway, Juneau and Ketchikan, as well as Victoria, B.C., and cruising Tracy Arm Fjord, while an eight-day cruise departs April 27, 2020, and adds a visit to Icy Strait Point, an unspoiled wilderness with some of the best whale and bear watching in…

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Carnival Splendor Cruise Director Lee Mason is living proof just how far Carnival employees will go in their support of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, one of the line’s favorite charities. The affable cruise director made a vow to shave his head if guests and crew raised $30,000 for St. Jude during a recent two-week-long Carnival Journeys sailing that ended on Saturday.  A man of his word, Mason had his locks cut in front of a raucous crowd on the Lido Deck when it was revealed that the ship overwhelmingly exceeded its goal — raising a whopping $40,000 for the hospital’s life-saving research and education programs. The record donation on Carnival Splendor was raised through the ultra-popular Groove for St.…

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Carnival Panorama Gets Her Signature Winged Funnel

by Joyce Oliva

Representing a major construction milestone, Carnival Cruise Line’s signature red, white and blue winged funnel was recently set into position atop the new Carnival Panorama which is scheduled to enter service in December 2019. Currently under construction at the Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera, Italy, the 133,500-ton cruise ship will make her inaugural voyage from the Long Beach Cruise Terminal on Dec. 11, 2019 – marking the first new Carnival Cruise Line ship sailing from the West Coast in more than 20 years. The third in the line’s extremely popular Vista-class, Carnival Panorama will offer a variety of exciting innovations including the SkyRide aerial attraction, a massive WaterWorks aqua park, the Family Harbor with extra-roomy accommodations and the Family Harbor Lounge…

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Carnival Cruise Line To Complete Most Extensive Fleetwide Enhancement Program In Cruising

by Joyce Oliva

Carnival Cruise Line – The World’s Most Popular Cruise Line®” – today announced a dry dock that will transform Carnival Victory into Carnival Radiance – representing the final phase of a $2 billion fleet enhancement program that has brought a consistent level of experiences from WaterWorks aqua parks, specialty dining, entertainment, enhanced accommodations and amenities, to the more than five million passengers who annually sail with the line. The refurbishment of Carnival Victory will add the line’s popular culinary, bar and entertainment innovations and complete an “any ship, any port, any itinerary” level of service and offerings across its fleet of 26 ships that is unparalleled in the cruise industry.  Following a 38-day dry dock in Cadiz, Spain, Carnival Radiance…

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Looking for that perfect complement to your custom cocktail at Alchemy Bar?  Carnival Cruise Line is piloting new small plate dining options at the Alchemy Bars on Carnival Vista and Carnival Horizon. The tantalizing new choices – called Alchemy Bar Snacks – include a trio of oysters with mignonette, roasted berries and pickled scallion, Ahi Poke with whipped avocado, sesame, koshihikari rice and ponzu wakame, Crispy Shrimp with sriracha aioli and chive dressing and a Smoked Brisket Slider with parmesan truffle fries.  Each dish is $4. These pair perfectly with Alchemy Bar’s hand-crafted libations like the Island Old Fashioned, Cucumber Sunrise or The Perfect Storm which are created by lab-coated mixologists at the popular cocktail pharmacy-themed lounge. The new offerings…

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Carnival Vista Arrives In New Homeport Of Galveston

by Joyce Oliva

Carnival Cruise Line solidified its place as the cruise leader in Texas with Sunday’s arrival of Carnival Vista – the largest ship ever homeported in Galveston. The arrival was celebrated with Carnival Cruise Line President Christine Duffy and ship Godmother Deshauna Barber, the first member of the U.S. military to be named Miss USA, before the ship left on its first voyage from Galveston Sunday afternoon. Carnival Vista is part of the line’s newest and largest class of ships and has been wowing guests out of Miami for the past two years with new features like the SkyRide aerial bike ride, an IMAX theater, onboard brewery, two dining venues developed by Food Network star Guy Fieri, an expansive water park,…

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Carnival’s CFO Shaquille O’Neal Kicks Off Homecoming Event Welcoming New Carnival Horizon To PortMiami

by Joyce Oliva

Carnival Horizon’s arrival to PortMiami, its new year-round homeport, was marked today with a larger-than-life celebration highlighted by a fun basketball-themed event featuring the company’s CFO, Chief Fun Officer, – NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal – along with Miami HEAT legends Alonzo Mourning, Shane Battier and Glen Rice. The festivities, which took place prior to Carnival Horizon’s inaugural two-day cruise, included the unveiling of a large Choose Fun bumper sticker on the ship’s stern, as well as a flyover from the Carnival AirShip – a massive 128-foot-long red, white, and blue blimp that has been traveling the southeast to bring awareness of new ship deployments in several key markets as part of the line’s month-long Homeport Advantage campaign. During…

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Carnival Elation Captain and Crew Recognized with AFRAS Humanitarian Assistance Award

by Communications

Captain Gaetano Gigliotti and the crew of the cruise ship Carnival Elation have been recognized with the Cruise Line Humanitarian Assistance Award from the Association for Rescue at Sea (AFRAS), an organization whose mission is to provide worldwide support and assistance to volunteer maritime rescue services and recognize and honor extraordinary maritime rescues. Presented during AFRAS’ annual reception in Washington, DC, the award honors Captain Gigliotti and his team for their incredible bravery in the rescue of a stranded fishing boat in the Gulf of Mexico during Hurricane Irma last year.   In addition to the AFRAS Award, Captain Gigliotti was presented with a framed copy of the entry into the Congressional Record by Florida Congresswoman Federica Wilson commending the life-saving…

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Continuing its role as the Official Celebration Partner of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, Carnival Cruise Line held its Sixth Annual Day of Play for patients and their families at the Memphis, Tennessee, hospital. This year’s theme was “Carnival at the Carnival” with a variety of fun arcade games, face-painting, photo booth, branded giveaways and traditional food like corn dogs, funnel cakes and other delicious treats with entertainment provided by nearly 40 of the line’s cruise directors who were on hand for their annual conference held at the hospital. Day of Play also marked the debut of the Carnival AirShip, a massive 128-foot-long red, white and blue blimp that’s part of the line’s innovative Homeport Advantage campaign, designed to raise…

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