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  • 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…

  • Carnival Cruise Line dominated the fifth annual Cruise Hive Cruise Ship Awards earning top honors in six categories, including Best Cruise Line, as well as Best Cruise Ship Feature for SkyRide for the third consecutive year. Additional honors include Most Anticipated New Cruise Ship for 2019, Most Anticipated Future Cruise Ship, Best New Cruise Ship of 2018, and Best Cruise Ship Dining Venue. Cruise Hive is a popular blog dedicated to sharing cruise industry news and tips with experienced and first-time cruisers alike. Winners are voted on by Cruise Hive readers. Carnival earned Best Cruise Line honors for consistently delivering on its brand promise to provide fun, memorable vacations at a great value. As America’s Cruise Line, Carnival carries more…

  • Carnival Cruise Line’s Long Beach Cruise Terminal was recognized in Porthole Cruise Magazine’s annual Editor-in-Chief Awards as the Most Improved Cruise Terminal. Winners are selected by the magazine’s Editor-in-Chief Bill Panoff based on his personal experiences with various cruise operators throughout the year. The awards are featured in the January issue of Porthole Cruise Magazine. Originally opened by Carnival in 2003, the Long Beach Cruise Terminal underwent an extensive, multi-million-dollar renovation last year that more than doubled the size of the facility while enhancing the guest experience and operational flow. Housed within the world’s largest, free-span geodesic dome that was once home to Howard Hughes’ famous Spruce Goose seaplane, the state-of-the-art, 142,000-square-foot facility now showcases a mural of the picturesque…

  • The Carnival AirShip has taken to the skies of Los Angeles and surrounding areas, completing its first week, delighting consumers and travel agents who have spotted it high above cultural moments, Carnival ships at the Long Beach Cruise Terminal and more. Attendees to the Post Rose Parade Showcase of Floats in Pasadena got the first glimpse of the Carnival Airship as it flew over more than 40 floats, including Carnival’s first entry into the Rose Parade, “Come Sail Away,” a floral replica of Carnival Panorama. On Friday, employees at Carnival’s sister brand, Princess Cruises, got an up-close look at the AirShip. The Carnival Airship then visited one of Southern California’s most iconic attractions, the Santa Monica Pier, on Saturday. Following…

  • For those looking to ‘Choose Fun’ and add more adventure to their lives, Carnival Cruise Line has made it easier than ever with its limited-time ‘Let Fun Live’ sales event. With an ever-expanding array of tantalizing dining options, show-stopping entertainment and groundbreaking innovations and attractions, there have never been more ways to Choose Fun aboard Carnival Cruise Line’s ships. Just in time for vacation planning season, Carnival has launched the Let Fun Live sales event which will feature an array of different offers. The promotion is valid on more than 3,000 sailings from now until 2021 to the Caribbean, Bahamas, Mexico, and other stunning destinations. Carnival Cruise Line has amped up the fun this year with announcements like the launch…

  • Carnival Cruise Line earned top honors as the Best Ocean Cruise Line in the annual USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards announced today. In addition, Carnival Sunshine was named Best Mid-Sized Ship, and Carnival Breeze was voted Best Cruise Ship for Families. Carnival ships dominated the Best Cruise Ship for Families category with Carnival Breeze, Carnival Horizon and Carnival Vista holding three of the top four spots. Nominees were selected by a panel of USA Today and 10Best.com editors and contributors, and then voted on by the public. 10Best.com provides users with original, unbiased and experiential travel content around the U.S. and beyond. Combined with USA Today, America’s number one newspaper, the two news forums garner 6.6 million readers daily. “We…

  • In its ongoing effort to guide and educate those interested in the maritime field, Carnival Cruise Line welcomed a group of 40 U.S. Naval Sea Cadets for a day of exploration and education aboard Carnival Liberty while it was docked at Port Canaveral, Fla. earlier this month. The day was a deep dive into the inner workings of how a cruise ship operates, from a personal tour of the navigation bridge by Captain Carmelo Marino to a behind-the-scenes look at the various onboard spaces and even at the embarkation and debarkation processes. The tours were led by Hotel Director Stig Lorentzen and Guest Services Manager David William Peter Johnson who also held an informative question and answer session for the…