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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

Circle 'C' Center, Seaside Theatre, New Balconies Added to Carnival Conquest During Extensive Renovation

The 2,974-passenger Carnival Conquest resumed service this week from Galveston, Texas, following an extensive, multi-million-dollar renovation that included the addition of a new Circle “C” club for 12- to 14-year-olds and a massive LED screen on Lido Deck. Eighteen balconies were also added to existing ocean view staterooms.   The Camp Carnival and Club O2…
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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…
February 2, 2009

130,000-Ton Carnival Dream: The Ultimate Family Vacation

With more than 19,000 total square feet of space catering to children, ’tweens and teens – from expansive indoor and outdoor play areas to a sprawling aqua park housing the cruise industry’s longest water slide – the 130,000-ton Carnival Dream is designed as the ideal family vacation.  In addition to modern facilities and the most…
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January 30, 2009

Grand Turk Cruise Center Expects Record 500,000 Passengers in 2009

          With 229 cruise ship calls scheduled for 2009, including nearly 89 from Carnival Cruise Lines’ vessels, the Grand Turk Cruise Center (GTCC) is on track for hosting a record 500,000 passengers in the coming year.  The unprecedented half-million passenger mark is a 25 percent increase over 2008, during which the GTCC was closed…
January 27, 2009

Taking the Plunge

Carnival’s sales team will go to any length to support a good cause.  That was certainly evident this past weekend when five Carnival sales representatives bravely ventured into the icy waters of Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay as part of the “Polar Bear Plunge” fundraising event benefiting Special Olympics.   Carnival was the official cruise line sponsor…
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January 26, 2009

Carnival Cruise Lines Rolls Out New On-Line Spa Pre-Purchase System

                         Carnival Cruise Lines, the world’s largest cruise operator, has introduced a new on-line pre-purchase system for guests interested in booking spa treatments prior to their “Fun Ship” cruise.               With the advanced reservations system, available on all 22 “Fun Ships,” guests who have a fully deposited cruise can log onto Carnival’s…
January 23, 2009

Carnival Cruise Lines Launches New Brand Advertising Campaign Featuring Stand-Up Comedian

Carnival Cruise Lines kicks off the second phase of its new brand advertising program with its “Fun Director” television campaign which begins airing in select local markets today and nationally on Feb. 2. The “Fun Director” ads were shot aboard the line’s newest ship, the Carnival Splendor, and feature improvisational comedian Matt Fisher who humorously…
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January 16, 2009

Carnival Gearing Up For Another Successful Alaska Season, 'Fun Ship' Style

           The start of Carnival’s popular Alaska cruise season is right around the corner, with the 2,124-passenger Carnival Spirit embarking on its first 2009 voyage to the Last Frontier May 13. Carnival Spirit’s 2009 Alaska program will consist of 19 seven-day voyages - 16 Glacier Route and three Glacier Bay cruises – through Sept. 9.…
January 15, 2009

Heald Named Top Cruise Blogger By Porthole Editors

The blog of Carnival Senior Cruise Director John Heald – which has attracted 3.6 million visits since being launched two years ago – has been named “Best Cruise Line Blog” in Porthole Magazine’s 2009 Editor-In-Chief Awards. In his popular blog, Heald provides readers with a unique behind-the-scenes look at “Fun Ship” cruising while sharing his…
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