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April 20, 2009

Nearly 400 Carnival Employees Participate In Emergency Preparedness Exercise at Company's Miami Headquarters

[gallery link="file" columns="4"] As part of Carnival’s comprehensive emergency preparedness plan, the company last week trained nearly 400 employees on various reservations and IT technology housed within a Mobile Recovery Unit situated adjacent to its Miami headquarters.   The Mobile Recovery Unit included 20 computer terminals and telephones which were linked directly to Carnival’s computerized…
April 2, 2009

Carnival's House Party Winner

                     Sharon and Quentin Foster from Waldorf, Md., are pictured here with Carnival Cruise Lines’ Senior Cruise Director John Heald who surprised Foster with a free seven-day “Fun Ship” cruise during the line’s nationwide House Party event held this weekend.             Foster was one of a thousand past Carnival guests who signed up to…
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April 1, 2009

Carnival Cruise Lines Introduces New "Your Choice Dining" Program

Carnival Cruise Lines has launched “Your Choice Dining” which provides a selection of three different dinner seating options for guests aboard the line’s 22-ship fleet. In addition to Early or Late assigned seating, the cruise line is rolling out “Your Time” open seating to accommodate individual guest preferences. Also, under the new Your Choice Dining…
March 10, 2009

Carnival Cruise Lines Unveils Giant, Interactive Aquariums in Six U.S. Cities

[gallery link="file"] Carnival Cruise Lines is introducing huge interactive computer-animated aquariums in six different U.S. cities this week, including Baltimore, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, New York and Washington D.C.  The aquariums, which are located in vacant storefront spaces in high traffic pedestrian areas, are designed to engage passersby in a fun, spontaneous and highly entertaining…
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February 20, 2009

RAVE REVIEWS

  The 2,056-passenger Carnival Fantasy -- which underwent a multi-million-dollar renovation last fall as part of the line’s “Evolutions of Fun” product enhancement program -- has been earning rave reviews from guests, travel agents and journalists alike.   The MSBNC.com article by Anita Dunham Potter entitled “Some Cruise Ships Get Better with Age” highlights the…
February 17, 2009

Towel Animals!

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February 13, 2009

Will You Be My Valentine?

              Carnival Cruise Lines’ towel animals are back, this time with a Valentine’s Day edition of Towel Animal Theatre.             The link also features a mechanism for visitors to forward the e-card and spread some love to their friends and family.             Towel Animal Theatre is featured on Carnival’s “Funville” web site and encompasses…
February 12, 2009

Travel Journalists Host Q & A on Bloggers Cruise

            Journalists sailing on the John Heald Bloggers Cruise aboard the Carnival Fantasy hosted a question-and-answer session for more than 150 Bloggers Cruise participants.              The panel was comprised of eight journalists, including:  Anita Dunham-Potter of MSNBC.com and expertcruiser.com; David Molyneaux of travelmaven.net; Paul Motter of cruisemates.com; freelance writers Lynn and Cele Seldon; Gene…
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February 9, 2009

More Than 100 bloggers Team Up for Big Easy cleanup!

[gallery columns="5"]             Fans of John Heald’s blog gathered in New Orleans this weekend, to help spruce up a neighborhood park in the Big Easy.  More than 100 bloggers joined in the volunteer service day in advance of the Bloggers Cruise which is being held on a five-day cruise of the Carnival Fantasy.             Teaming…
February 5, 2009

Take A Peek At Carnival’s New ‘Fun Director’ Ads

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ts09-26_PEU] [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leYp8cuvJrM] [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aaBqeADbynE] Carnival kicked off the second phase of its new brand advertising program with its “Fun Director” television campaign which began airing nationally Feb. 2. The “Fun Director” ads which were filmed aboard the line’s newest ship, the Carnival Splendor, feature improvisational comedian Matt Fisher taking a humorous look at the Carnival vacation…
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