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Carnival Cruise Line expressed appreciation today to the Miami-Dade County Commission for approving a proposal for a complete renovation and major expansion of Cruise Terminal F at PortMiami that will be capable of supporting the operations of Carnival’s new Excel class ship – clearing the way for the yet-to-be-named sister ship of Mardi Gras to be homeported in Miami when it is delivered in 2022. “With today’s approval, we will move quickly on a plan to remodel and expand Terminal F so that it will accommodate the most innovative class of ship to join our fleet,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line. “Over the last several months, we have had very constructive discussions with PortMiami and Miami-Dade leaders…

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Carnival Cruise Line has opened reservations for additional Mardi Gras sailings from Port Canaveral, Fla., and the new ship generating excitement among cruise fans is now open through April 2022. With these newly added voyages, guests have more than 80 different opportunities to experience Carnival’s most innovative ship, including the ship’s first full season and summer sailing in the Caribbean from Port Canaveral next year. A game changer for the cruise industry, Mardi Gras will introduce a number of groundbreaking innovations, including BOLT, the first rollercoaster at sea, a new restaurant by legendary chef Emeril Lagasse, and six themed zones offering a variety of food, beverage and entertainment choices. Mardi Gras will also offer a wide range of accommodation choices,…

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Justise Winslow of the Miami HEAT and Carnival Cruise Line teamed up this weekend to host a day of fun for 20 underprivileged kids aboard Carnival Horizon while the ship was docked at PortMiami. In partnership with Winslow’s charity, Robin’s House Family Foundation, kids from the Miami-area Big Brothers Big Sisters enjoyed a splash-tastic time at the ship’s massive WaterWorks aqua park as well as a pep rally with the HEAT Dancers and the team’s Hoop Troop. The day culminated with lunch in one of the dining rooms. Founded by Robin Davis and her son, Justise Winslow, Robin’s House Family Foundation encourages and guides children and young adults to discover their highest potential through education, recreation, and community outreach. As…

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While Carnival Cruise Line employees always knew it, it’s now official, and America’s Favorite Cruise Line™ is now certified as a Great Place to Work™. The designation was based on employee surveys by the Great Place to Work organization, a global authority on workplace culture, employee experience and leadership behaviors. Employing Great Place to Work’s rigorous, data-driven methodology, the certification confirms that at least 70 percent of employees have a consistently positive experience within their company. Carnival Cruise Line, which employs more than 40,000 shipboard and shoreside team members, was recognized for providing a positive workplace environment where all employees feel valued and respected, with opportunities for professional growth and advancement as well as leadership behaviors that create a culture…

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While Carnival Cruise Line resumed service this week at most Bahamian ports of call, including the private destinations of Half Moon Cay and Princess Cays, Carnival Pride and Carnival Liberty stopped in Freeport to offload dozens of pallets of relief supplies to assist Bahamas residents in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian. Items included water, the most critical need, along with generators, chain saws, prepared meals and medical supplies. Working with Bahamian officials, the items will be distributed to areas affected by the storm. Carnival Corporation and the Micky and Madeleine Arison Family Foundation have pledged $2 million in funding and in-kind support for relief efforts. Relief shipments on cargo vessels started arriving last week. Carnival has also asked employees and…

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Under beautiful sunny skies, Carnival Ecstasy became the first ship to resume calls at the private Bahamian island of Half Moon Cay, with nearly 2,200 guests enjoying a day of fun in the sun at the crescent-shaped tropical paradise. During the day-long visit, guests enjoyed the island’s gorgeous white-sand beaches, relaxed in private cabanas, checked out eateries like the Lobster Shack and even participated in an impromptu oceanside dance party. Carnival Ecstasy’s stop to Half Moon Cay was one of more than 200 Carnival Cruise Line calls at Bahamian destinations, including Nassau and Princess Cays, between now and the end of the year. “Carnival Cruise Line has enjoyed a wonderful relationship with the Bahamas for decades and by resuming these…

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Celebrating its West Coast expansion and the anticipated arrival of its newest ship Carnival Panorama in December, Carnival Cruise Line collaborated with Amazon Treasure Truck in Los Angeles this weekend to bring fun, interactive pop-up activities with Chief Fun Officer Shaquille O’Neal. At the event, Shaq judged a high-flying dunk contest at the on-site Sky Zone trampoline park and chatted with guests at his “CFO Fun Fact Zone.” Upcoming stops include San Diego on Sept. 15 and San Francisco Sept. 29 both showcasing shoreside activations of popular Carnival Panorama features. The line’s first new ship on the West Coast in 20 years, Carnival Panorama is set to debut Dec. 11 with a special three-day cruise then launch seven-day Mexican Riviera…

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While Carnival Cruise Line returns this week with scheduled visits to most Bahamian ports of call, two Carnival Cruise Line ships – Carnival Pride and Carnival Liberty – will make stops in Freeport to deliver Hurricane Dorian relief supplies to assist Bahamas residents in the aftermath of the storm. Dozens of pallets of water, the most critical need, along with generators, chain saws, prepared meals and medical supplies were loaded onto the two ships to be delivered later this week. Through a coordinated effort with the company’s global sourcing division and vendors, as well as port and government officials, the supplies will be delivered to Freeport by the Carnival Liberty on Sept. 12 and Carnival Pride on Sept. 13. The…

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Line will make 41 Port-of-Call Stops in September MIAMI (Sept. 8, 2019) – As Carnival Cruise Line continues to work closely with its partners to deliver relief to the people of Grand Bahama and Abaco islands recovering from Hurricane Dorian, it also plans 41 calls to Nassau, Half Moon Cay and Princess Cays for the remainder of September as those destinations eagerly await cruise guests. Bahamian officials have expressed great appreciation for the support Carnival and its employees and guests have provided but also stressed that the other parts of The Bahamas are open for business and stand ready to welcome guests. “Thank you to all who have joined us to support our friends in the Bahamas with donations,” said…

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Continuing its ongoing efforts to assist and support residents of The Bahamas following Hurricane Dorian, Carnival Cruise Line has announced that two ships departing from U.S. homeports next week will make stops in Freeport to distribute food, water and relief supplies. The stops at Freeport to deliver supplies will be part of Carnival Pride’s seven-day cruise from Baltimore departing Sept. 8 and Carnival Liberty’s four-day cruise from Port Canaveral departing Sept. 9. These efforts are in addition to supplies being transported to the Bahamas via the already announced agreement with Tropical Shipping and The Bahamas National Emergency Management Agency to deliver items donated by residents of Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties.  A container ship with the first shipment of…

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