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.
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.
Carnival To Host ‘Community Service Day’ in New Orleans Prior to ‘Bloggers Cruise’ on Carnival Fantasy in Feb. 2009
Participants in the second “John Heald Bloggers Cruise” – taking place aboard the newly refurbished Carnival Fantasy from New Orleans in February 2009 – will not only enjoy five fun-filled days sailing with the popular senior cruise director, but they can also make a difference in the lives of local residents.
Earlier this week, Carnival Cruise Lines held press conferences in Mobile, Ala., and New Orleans to announce the deployment of newer, larger ships to those markets. The press conferences were met with outstanding response, attracting a variety of local print and broadcast outlets, along with dignitaries, travel agents, port and government officials, and community leaders.
During a press conference held at the Port of New Orleans, Carnival Cruise Lines- which offers the only year-round service from New Orleans- announced the deployment of the Carnival Triumph to the Big Easy in early November 2009.
Carnival Cruise Lines to Expand Capacity in New Orleans by 34 Percent With Deployment of Carnival Triumph in Nov. 2009
Carnival Cruise Lines – which operates the only year-round cruise program from New Orleans – will increase capacity by 34 percent when the 2,758-passenger Carnival Triumph replaces the 2,056-passenger Carnival Fantasy from the Big Easy in November 2009.
Second Annual ‘Elvis Cruise’ to Take Place Aboard ‘Fun Ship’ Carnival Fantasy from New Orleans August 2008
Four-Day, Full-Ship Charter to Feature Variety of Elvis-Inspired Activities and Events, Including an Official ‘Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist’ Contest with $12,500 in Prize Money Following the tremendous success of the inaugural “Elvis Cruise” last year, Carnival Cruise Lines and St. Louis, Mo.-based The Elvis Cruise, LLC, announced today the second “Elvis Cruise.” This year, it will be a four-day voyage aboard the Carnival Fantasy in August 2008. The only authentic, Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.-licensed specialty cruise that celebrates the music and life of the legendary Elvis Presley, “The Elvis Cruise” will sail round-trip New Orleans and visit Cozumel, Mexico, departing Thursday, August 28, and returning Monday, September 1, 2008.