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  • In partnership with Florida Prepaid College Foundation, Carnival Foundation presented 16 Miami-Dade high school seniors with four-year college scholarships during halftime at a recent HEAT game. The students currently participate in the Carnival Scholarship & Mentoring Program, an innovative workplace program sponsored by Carnival in partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami that pairs a student with an employee mentor from Carnival. Prior to entering high school and participating in the Carnival Scholarship & Mentoring Program, the students attended the HEAT Academy, Breakthrough Miami and Overtown Youth Center. The 2019 scholarship recipients include: Jaylen Bishop – Carnival Mentor: Vance Gulliksen Stephanie Byrd – Carnival Mentor: Ines Alvarez Donavan Ferguson – Carnival Mentor: David Martinez Fabiola Fils-Aime – Carnival Mentor:…

  • Carnival Valor took top honors in Cruise Critic’s ninth annual Cruisers’ Choice Awards for Best Shore Excursions in the large ship category. This is the second consecutive year a Carnival ship has earned the award, with Carnival Breeze winning last year. Cruise Critic, the world’s leading cruise review site, boasts the largest online cruise community with more than 350,000 cruise reviews a year. Winners are based entirely on guests’ first-hand reviews and ratings posted throughout the year. Carnival Valor operates its popular four- and five-day Mexico cruise program from Galveston and will begin offering a similar itinerary from New Orleans beginning in May featuring stops at ports such as Cozumel, Costa Maya and Yucatan (Progreso). From excursions such as off-road…

  • Carnival Glory has repositioned to New Orleans to offer a series of four- and five-day cruises to Mexico. The ship will replace Carnival Triumph which is en route to Cadiz, Spain, to undergo a $200 million renovation and emerge as the renamed Carnival Sunrise. Beginning in May, Carnival Glory will assume the year-round seven-day schedule from New Orleans currently operated by Carnival Dream. Carnival Dream will reposition to Galveston becoming the newest and largest ship to offer short cruises from the port.  Carnival Glory’s week-long cruises from New Orleans will visit top destinations throughout the Caribbean, Bahamas and Florida. The western Caribbean route will feature popular islands such as Cozumel, Mahogany Bay (Roatan), Montego Bay, Belize and Grand Cayman while…

  • In the aftermath of the devastating wildfires that affected California in November of last year, Carnival Cruise Line joined breweries nationwide to raise funds for the relief efforts, serving a special beer from Sierra Nevada Brewing Company that was brewed and sold on board Carnival Horizon and Carnival Vista. Looking for a unique way to raise money for the relief efforts, Sierra Nevada created Butte County Resilience IPA and offered the recipe to breweries around the country with one stipulation – 100% of the profits would be given to those affected by the Camp Fires. Led by Carnival Vista and Carnival Horizon Brewmasters Ron Zeiber and Colin Presby along with Carnival’s Vice President of Beverage Operations Edward Allen, Carnival sold…

  • Carnival Cruise Line bartender Sanja Cvijetic won the 2019 BACARDÍ® Legacy Cruise Competition in San Juan, Puerto Rico, competing against more than 2,000 entries from major cruise lines’ top bartenders worldwide. This marks the fourth time in the past eight years that a Carnival mixologist has earned the coveted award. The BACARDÍ® Legacy Cruise Competition is an annual global search to find the best bartender in the cruise industry with a cocktail that can stand among Bacardí’s heritage classics. This was Cvijetic’s first bartender competition. Cvijetic, a 31-year-old from Bosnia who is currently aboard Carnival Conquest, took home the gold for her custom-created libation, “Purple Sunset,” a signature cocktail mix of Bacardí Superior, Monin® Lavender Syrup, lemonade, fresh lime juice,…

  • Carnival Cruise Line celebrated two vow renewal firsts in honor of Valentine’s Day. The company set a record for the largest vow renewal at sea with nearly 2,000 couples saying “I do” all over again across its fleet of ships. Carnival cruise directors hosted the heart-warming ceremonies in the ships’ atrium lobbies encouraging their vacation goers to embrace love and happiness. A festive balloon drop and celebratory toast followed the fleet wide ceremonies. In conjunction with the record-breaking vow renewals at sea, Carnival’s #ChooseFun AirShip hosted its first-ever vow renewal ceremony in the skies celebrating the 15-year marriage of Carnival fans and clients of Expedia CruiseShipCenters Cathy and Jim Skoglund during a special Phoenix flyover. The AirShip’s Chief Pilot Terry…

  • Early Wednesday morning as it was sailing from Amber Cove toward Grand Turk, Carnival Sunshine deviated its course to come to the aid of a cargo ship, Tropic Scout, in distress with seven people aboard. The ship had listed due to cargo shifting during bad weather which almost sunk the ship, caused an engine issue and the lost use of its lifeboats. In order to assist and ensure the safety of the mariners onboard, Carnival Sunshine proceeded to escort the cargo ship to Grand Turk. At approximately 10 a.m. that morning, the cargo ship was able to reduce the list and resolve its engine issue and therefore could proceed on its own to Grand Turk. Carnival Sunshine then continued to…

  • Carnival Cruise Line, the world’s most popular cruise line, and Michaels, the largest arts and craft retail chain in North America, are bringing arts and crafts fun to guests’ sailing aboard all 26 of the line’s ships. As Carnival’s exclusive arts and crafts provider, guests of all ages sailing will have the opportunity to engage and create together through the interactive “Make It With Michaels” experience. Adults and kids can participate in seasonally-rotating crafts and create nostalgic mementos and keepsakes, including key chains, bracelets, picture frames and more. As part of the partnership, guests can also sign up for Carnival-themed in-store classes this spring across Michaels’ 1,200 stores nationwide. These classes have successfully entertained and inspired creativity in more than…

  • The opening for sale of the 2020 inaugural season itineraries for Carnival Cruise Line’s Mardi Gras late on Tuesday evening resulted in a record-breaking 24-hour sales cycle for any of Carnival’s new ships. “We broke sales records across all of our channels, as the excitement about our new ship’s experiences, features and itineraries, combined with the nostalgia of bringing back the name of our very first ship, resulted in tremendous enthusiasm from guests and travel partners alike,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line.  “We were prepared for a very big first day based on all the buzz and anticipation, but the actual results were way beyond what we had imagined.  And we’ve only just started to bring to…

  • The Cat in The…Blimp? The world’s most famous feline, The Cat in The Hat, took Dr. Seuss’s words to heart, soaring to the highest of heights aboard Carnival’s #ChooseFun AirShip. Keeping his shenanigans to a minimum without his faithful companions Thing One and Thing Two, The Cat donned his signature striped hat as he flew over San Diego, home of Dr. Seuss Enterprises, and the city’s most iconic landmarks and hotspots. The Cat in The Hat is only one of the many Dr. Seuss characters featured within Carnival Cruise Line’s Seuss at Sea fleetwide program that features a variety of exciting youth, family, dining and entertainment experiences inspired by the amazing world and words of Dr. Seuss. The AirShip’s month-long…

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