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May 26, 2009

Astoria, Ore., Featured on Carnival Splendor Itineraries Through Mid-June

The 113,300-ton Carnival Splendor – Carnival Cruise Lines’ largest ship – is shown here docked at Astoria, Oregon, one of the ports featured on its modified seven-day Canada/Pacific cruise schedule from Long Beach, Calif., which runs through June 14.  Other destinations on the three-port itinerary include Victoria and Vancouver.  The oldest American settlement west of…
April 6, 2009

Long Beach Welcomes The Carnival Splendor

[gallery columns="8"]    During a reception commemorating the Carnival Splendor’s inaugural voyage from Long Beach, the city’s Mayor Bob Foster (right) presented Carnival Splendor Captain Claudio Cupisti with a key to the city this past weekend.   The 3,006-passenger vessel - the largest ship in the Carnival fleet- commenced its year-round seven-day Mexican Riviera cruises…
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Newest and Largest ‘Fun Ship’ Launches Year-Round Mexican Riviera Service From Long Beach

Including Carnival Splendor, Carnival’s Four California-Based Ships Expected to Carry a Record 620,000 Passengers Annually, More Than Any Other Cruise Operator   Carnival Cruise Lines’ 3,006-passenger Carnival Splendor – the line’s newest and largest ship offering a host of innovations – embarked yesterday on its inaugural seven-day Mexican Riviera cruise from Long Beach, Calif., building…
April 2, 2009

New Burrito Bar Debuts on Carnival Splendor

[gallery link="file" columns="4"] In a nod to the Mexican Riviera itinerary of the new Carnival Splendor, a new burrito bar debuted during the ship’s two-day familiarization cruises in San Francisco and Los Angeles last week. Located within the expansive poolside restaurant, The Lido, the venue allows guests the opportunity select a variety of meats, rice,…
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April 1, 2009

Updated: One Splendid Evening On Board The Carnival Splendor

Carnival Cruise Lines, Sixthman and VH1 recently partnered to present “One Splendid Evening,” a special concert event to benefit VH1’s Save The Music Foundation. The event took place on March 26, 2009, with proceeds going toward restoring instrumental music education in America’s public schools and raising awareness about the importance of music as part of…
March 30, 2009

Carnival Splendor’s Inaugural Call in San Francisco Marked with Shipboard Reception

Port of San Francisco Deputy Director - Maritime Peter Dailey (left) presents Carnival Splendor Captain Giorgio Pagano with a plaque during a reception commemorating the ship’s inaugural call at the port earlier this month. The largest ship in Carnival Cruise Lines’ fleet, the 3,006-passenger Carnival Splendor sailed on special two-day cruises from San Francisco and…
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February 25, 2009

Almost There….

            The new 3,006-passenger Carnival Splendor is shown here rounding Cape Horn in South America on its way to its permanent homeport of Long Beach, Calif., from where it will operate year-round seven-day Mexican Rivera cruises beginning April 5.  Carnival Splendor will be the largest “Fun Ship” ever deployed on the West Coast.               …
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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February 4, 2009

John Mayer & Friends Get On Board for One Splendid Evening

Carnival Cruise Lines and Mayercraft Carrier 2 present “One Splendid Evening,” a special concert event to benefit the VH1 Save The Music Foundation.  The one night only event will take place the evening of March 26, 2009.  Proceeds will help restore instrumental music education in America’s public schools and raise awareness about the importance of…
December 11, 2008

Three of a Kind…

  The new 113,300-ton Carnival Splendor, which made its U.S. debut in late November, docked along side the 110,000-ton Carnival Freedom and Carnival Glory in St. Thomas, U.S.V.I., earlier this week.  Collectively, the three ships carry 8,954 passengers on a double occupancy basis.  Carnival Splendor will operate a winter schedule of seven-day Caribbean cruises from…
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