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August 8, 2019

Carnival Vista Cruise Director and Houston Texans Player Switch Jobs for a Day

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…
August 7, 2019

Carnival’s ParchedPig Smoked Porter Recognized with Bronze Medal at U.S. Beer Competition

ParchedPig Smoked Porter – brewed aboard the cruise ship Carnival Horizon – received the bronze medal at the U.S. Beer Competition, becoming the first shipboard brewery to win an award at the annual event, which attracted more than 7,000 entries from around the world. The beer is available at the brewery located within Carnival Horizon’s…
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July 24, 2019

Carnival Liberty, Carnival Glory Host a Day of Fun for More Than 200 Kids from Royal Bahamas Police Force Summer Camp During Calls in Freeport

During port calls in Freeport, Bahamas, Carnival Liberty and Carnival Glory hosted more than 200 local teens from a summer camp sponsored by the Royal Bahamas Police Force in Grand Bahama. The visits gave the campers a glimpse of operations aboard Carnival Cruise Line ships. Participants enjoyed a day of fun that included a full-service…
July 17, 2019

Carnival Cruise Line Named Top Cruise Line in Hawaii for Second Year in Cruise Critic’s Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards

Carnival Cruise Line was named ‘Top Cruise Line in Hawaii’ in Cruise Critic’s annual Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards, taking top honors in the large ship category for the second consecutive year. The awards are based on the site’s consumer ratings and reviews. Carnival offers a wide range of 10- to 16-day Hawaii sailings departing from…
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July 13, 2019

Carnival Vista Arrives at Grand Bahama Shipyard to Begin Repair

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…

Carnival Vista Azipod Repair Underway

The Carnival Vista azipod repair is underway off the shore of Freeport, Bahamas. Carnival Vista has been loaded onto the Boka Vanguard and will be lifted and transported back to the Grand Bahama Shipyard Saturday evening for work to begin. (Video credit Carnival Cruise Line's Rahim Akbar) [caption id="attachment_16974" align="alignnone" width="1280"] (Photo credit to Carnival…
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July 11, 2019

Carnival Cruise Line Steakhouses Earn Top Honors from Wine Spectator Magazine

The wine lists from all steakhouses aboard Carnival Cruise Line ships have been recognized with the coveted Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator magazine, bestowed upon approximately 2,400 restaurants each year. Wine Spectator's Restaurant Awards recognize restaurants whose wine lists offer interesting selections, are appropriate to their cuisine and appeal to a wide range of…
June 25, 2019

Carnival Vista Dry Dock Update

Carnival Cruise Line shared some additional information today on the dry dock scheduled next month for Carnival Vista to complete a repair to the ship’s azipods.  As previously announced, Carnival Vista will be taken out of service on July 9, at which time it will transit to Freeport, Bahamas.  Carnival is working with ABB, the…
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June 24, 2019

Carnival Cruise Line Earns Best Budget Cruise Award from Fodor’s Travel

Carnival Cruise Line took home Best Budget Cruise honors in the first-ever Fodor’s Travel Awards. Determined by Fodor’s editorial team of travel experts, the awards are intended to be more fun and inclusive than other travel awards and highlight travel standouts that have made an impact within the industry across a variety of categories. Carnival…
June 21, 2019

Carnival Sunrise’s Inaugural Call in Tortola Commemorated with Traditional Maritime Plaque Exchange

A traditional maritime plaque exchange was held aboard Carnival Sunrise commemorating the ship’s inaugural call at Tortola, B.V.I., which is featured on the ship’s eight-day cruises from New York.  Captain Isidoro Renda is pictured with island officials during the ceremony held in the Carnival Sunrise’s Limelight Lounge.  Carnival Sunrise launched its inaugural season from New…
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