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Carnival Corporation & plc, the world’s largest leisure travel company, today announced a partnership with Tropical Shipping and The Bahamas National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to collect and deliver NEMA-approved food and supplies donated in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties for the people of The Bahamas. Carnival Corporation is partnering with Tropical Shipping, which will serve as an approved clearinghouse and distribution center for non-profit organizations, schools, businesses and residents of Broward County, Miami-Dade County and Palm Beach County to expedite timely delivery of donated food and goods collected in the local South Florida community. The effort, funded by both companies, will work in partnership with NEMA to provide immediate assistance to the people of the Bahamas where it…

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Carnival Corporation & plc, the world’s largest leisure travel company, today announced that the corporation’s philanthropic arm, Carnival Foundation, and its nine global cruise line brands together with the Micky and Madeleine Arison Family Foundation have pledged to donate $2 million in funding and in-kind support for relief efforts in The Bahamas following Hurricane Dorian. Carnival Foundation and the company’s nine cruise line brands – Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Seabourn, AIDA Cruises, Costa Cruises, Cunard, P&O Cruises (Australia) and P&O Cruises (UK) – are pledging a total of $1 million in monetary and in-kind donations in support of immediate relief and recovery efforts in The Bahamas. Carnival Corporation Chairman Micky Arison and his wife Madeleine are…

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Carnival Cruise Line, together with Carnival Corporation, today pledged its support to the government and people of The Bahamas as they assess the damage from Hurricane Dorian and begin recovery efforts. “Our hearts go out to our Bahamian family at this difficult time. We have been in close communication with government officials throughout the weekend and stand ready to provide humanitarian and economic assistance,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line. “Our focus will be on the priorities as established by government and emergency relief officials.” Duffy said Carnival remains fully committed to its announced Grand Bahama port development project, which will be an important part of rebuilding the island of Grand Bahama. She also said that Carnival ships…

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Carnival Cruise Line’s newest ship, Carnival Panorama, is entering the final stages of construction with interior and exterior outfitting being completed and crew members beginning to arrive at the Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera, Italy in preparation for its repositioning to southern California and her Dec. 11, 2019 inaugural voyage. The third in the highly successful Vista-class, Carnival Panorama will be the line’s first new ship homeported on the West Coast in 20 years. Spaces like the multi-level atrium with a stunning Dreamscape LED display, the Choose Fun-themed WaterWorks aqua park and tropics-inspired Havana section are nearly completed. Carnival Panorama will also be the first cruise ship to offer a Sky Zone trampoline park. Led by Housekeeping Managers Sasa Jovanovic and Clayton…

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Just in time for football season, Carnival Vista’s Matt Mitcham and Whitney Mercilus of the Houston Texans participate in a “Fun Swap” where they switch jobs for a day with Whitney taking over as cruise director and Matt learning what it takes to be a gridiron star. Aboard Carnival Vista, Whitney got the fun started leading a line dance at the ever-popular sailaway party and interacting with guests giving out the “free hugs” that Matt is famous for. It was a different kind of football for the UK native as Matt was put through the paces as he participated in drills, hit the weight room and endured intense workouts with fellow Texans players. With Carnival the Official Cruise Line of…

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Continuing to help families make the most of their vacations, Carnival Cruise Line has updated its popular HUB App to include a comprehensive day-by-day schedule of onboard youth programming and activities with the ability to “like” favorites to receive reminders and updates. The leader in family cruising carrying more than 900,000 children each year, Carnival has created seemingly endless opportunities for kid-friendly fun from its three age-specific programs to a wide range of onboard activities and attractions. Now, as part of the app’s expanded capabilities and functionality, schedules and details for these options are available in one convenient and centralized area. Carnival’s age-specific youth programs featured on the app include: Camp Ocean (ages 2-11) – ocean-inspired area with 400+ arts…

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Carnival Cruise Line’s newest ship, Carnival Panorama, successfully completed its sea trials in the Adriatic Sea earlier this week in anticipation of its inaugural cruise from Long Beach, Calif., Dec. 11, 2019, becoming the line’s first new ship on the West Coast in 20 years. Currently in the final stages of construction at the Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera, Italy, Carnival Panorama had a full contingent of officers, technicians and engineers on board who thoroughly tested the ship’s sophisticated technical, mechanical and navigation systems. “Carnival Panorama is a wonderful addition to the fleet and she passed all of her maneuvers and tests with flying colors.   We can’t wait to welcome guests aboard this beautiful ship,” said Carnival Panorama Captain Carlo Queirolo.…

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As part of the second annual Dr. Seuss’s Word Challenge, sponsored by Dr. Seuss Enterprises and Random House Children’s Books, kids sailing aboard Carnival Cruise Line this summer read an astonishing 250 million Dr. Seuss words through fun, educational activities across the line’s 26-ship fleet, helping to surpass the overall goal of 250 million Dr. Seuss words read during the nationwide campaign. The summer reading program, which started May 21, ended yesterday with a book reading to local children from the Boys and Girls Club of Central Florida in Port Canaveral, Fla. aboard Carnival Liberty. As the Official Seagoing Partner of Dr. Seuss’s Word Challenge, Carnival encouraged young cruisers sailing on its ships in June and July to read as…

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Following a first-of-its-kind procedure in which Carnival Vista was loaded onto the Boka Vanguard, a semi-submersible heavy transport vessel operated by Netherlands-based Boskalis, the cruise ship arrived at the Grand Bahama Shipyard in Freeport this evening to begin repairs of its azipod propulsion system. The process began last night with Carnival Vista and Boka Vanguard rendezvousing off the coast of Freeport and took approximately 24 hours to complete. Carnival Vista will stay positioned within the “floating dry dock” at the Grand Bahama Shipyard while repairs are being made.  After being offloaded from the Boka Vanguard, Carnival Vista will depart Freeport later this month and resume its year-round Caribbean schedule from Galveston on July 27.

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