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[24 Dec 2019 | No Comment | ]

How the Grinch Stole…the Carnival #ChooseFun AirShip?
Putting his Christmas duties in the hands of his trusted dog Max, the Grinch tried to steal some of the fun from Carnival Cruise Line’s massive 128-foot-long red, white and blue blimp on a recent sunny California day.
The Grinch is just one of the many Dr. Seuss characters that are part of the line’s Seuss at Sea fleetwide program that features exciting youth, family, dining and entertainment experiences created in partnership with Dr. Seuss Enterprises. Carnival guests can meet the famed Christmas creature himself …

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[20 Dec 2019 | No Comment | ]

Carnival Cruise Line has been informed by officials at the Meyer Turku shipyard that delivery of Mardi Gras will be delayed and is advising booked guests and travel advisors that the first revenue sailing of the ship will be Nov. 14, 2020.
With this new schedule, Carnival will now take delivery of the ship in late October and its first revenue sailing will depart from Port Canaveral on Nov. 14, 2020. Consequently, the first eight sailings that were scheduled starting Aug. 31 have been cancelled, including European, transatlantic and New York-based …

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[18 Dec 2019 | No Comment | ]

ODYSSEY OF THE SEAS TO MAKE BOLD, EUROPEAN ENTRANCE, ARRIVING TO ROME FOR FIRST MEDITERRANEAN SEASON
The Game-changing Quantum Ultra Class Ship Ups the Ante with Extended Stays and Overnights in Bucket List-worthy Mediterranean Destinations, beginning May 2021
MIAMI, Dec. 18, 2019 – Royal Caribbean International’s newest ship, Odyssey of the Seas, will deliver a bold lineup of sought-after destinations as the first Quantum Ultra Class ship to homeport in Rome and sail through the Eastern Mediterranean for the summer season. Royal Caribbean’s game-changing ship will be the first to tout a …

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[18 Dec 2019 | No Comment | ]

After a successful debut in Long Beach, Calif. last week, Carnival Cruise Line revealed that Carnival Panorama features the largest retail collection in its fleet.
Among the new offerings is the line’s most expansive beauty footprint at sea with interactive hands-on events, mini-makeovers and beauty workshops such as smoky eye tutorials and contouring classes as well as a shop dedicated to the launch of the line’s reimagined and fashion-forward logo merchandise collection.
“We are thrilled to launch our most fun shopping experience in the fleet onboard Carnival Panorama. We’ve partnered with brands …

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[16 Dec 2019 | No Comment | ]

Carnival Cruise Line was a big winner at the 17th annual Travel Weekly Readers Choice Awards earning top honors in three categories including Best Domestic Cruise Line for the fourth year in a row, repeating its Best Family Experience award, and securing the Best Travel Advisor Educational Program for its “Carnival Learn & Earn” training program.
Held in New York City, the Travel Weekly Readers Choice Awards recognize travel industry suppliers who were “the best of the best” in product and service during 2019, as determined by tens of thousands of …

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[13 Dec 2019 | No Comment | ]

Cruise Line Takes Home Coveted Travel Weekly Readers’ Choice Awards, including “Best Cruise Line in the Caribbean” and “Best Cruise Line Sales & Service”
MIAMI, Dec. 13, 2019 – Celebrating 50 years of innovation and delivering unforgettable vacations, Royal Caribbean International closed out another record-breaking year with five wins at the prestigious Travel Weekly Readers’ Choice Awards last night. The top recognition in the major cruise categories include “Best Cruise Line Overall” and “Best Cruise Line in the Caribbean” for the 17th year in a row and “Best Cruise Line …

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[13 Dec 2019 | No Comment | ]

Continuing its longstanding support of military women and men, Carnival Cruise Line debuted the “Heroes Tribute Bar,” a first-of-its-kind venue on the new Carnival Panorama that salutes our military heroes.
Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line, was joined by military personnel and veterans on Carnival Panorama’s inaugural sailing for the grand opening celebration and toast with Carnival’s extended military family of guests and employees.
She also said that a portion of the proceeds from the new entertainment and gathering spot will benefit Carnival partner, Operation Homefront, a national nonprofit organization dedicated …

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[12 Dec 2019 | No Comment | ]

GALVESTON WHARVES SIGNS LONG-TERM AGREEMENT WITH ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISES LTD. TO DEVELOP NEW STATE-OF-THE-ART TERMINAL
Galveston, TX, Dec. 12, 2019 – The Port of Galveston, the fourth most active cruise port in North America, has signed a long-term contract with Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCL) for a new $100 million cruise terminal. Through the public-private partnership, RCL will build the terminal, then lease it from the port for an initial term of 20 years, with four 10-year extension options.

The two-story terminal will have a footprint of approximately 170,000 square feet on …

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[12 Dec 2019 | No Comment | ]

Travel advisors who rock by racking up points selling Carnival Cruise Line vacations have a new line of branded merchandise to choose from in the Loyalty Rocks! program. Now, in addition to gift cards, jewelry, sporting goods and 16 other product categories, agents can shop in the Carnival Store and select a “Travel Agents Rock” watch or T-shirt when they redeem points accrued for selling Carnival cruises.
In the Loyalty Rocks! program, travel advisors earn between five and 50 points per cruise booking made online, and more points can be accrued …

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[11 Dec 2019 | No Comment | ]

The arrival of Carnival Panorama – the line’s first new ship on the West Coast in 20 years – was celebrated in true Carnival Cruise Line fashion with Wheel of Fortune’s Vanna White serving as godmother and officially naming the ship during a memorable ceremony on board.
White delivered poignant comments during which she spoke about her love of cruising and the commitment she shares with Carnival to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, as well as the cruise line’s relationship with Wheel of Fortune, which she has co-hosted for the past …