Posts Tagged ‘Carnival Cruise Line’

Carnival Offers Travel Agents ‘Funomenal Group Sail’ Promotion Through March 15

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

As part of a new “FUNomenal Group Sail” promotion, Carnival Cruise Line is reducing its initial deposit requirement by fifty percent for group bookings, as well as offering an enhanced free cruise berth program, through March 15, 2017. (more…)

Passenger missing from Jacksonville-based cruise ship

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

Carnival ElationThe U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a 24-year-old man who reportedly went overboard Tuesday morning from the Carnival Elation cruise ship about 15 miles southwest of Abaco, Bahamas. (news4jax.com)

Carnival Cruise Line to begin sailing to Cuba starting in June 2017 from Tampa

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

Cuba, Havana: Plaza de la Catedral de San Cristobal (Photo credit Gorupdebesanez at commons.wikimedia.org)Following the history-making launch of cruises from the U.S. to Cuba on Carnival Corporation’s Fathom brand last year, the company’s namesake and largest cruise brand — Carnival Cruise Line — has now received approval to sail to Cuba. (more…)

Carnival Dream Undergoes Multi-Million-Dollar Renovation, Emerges with Exciting New Dining and Bar Concepts

Monday, February 13th, 2017

Carnival DreamThe New Orleans-based Carnival Dream recently completed an extensive makeover that added a variety of exciting food and beverage concepts. Following the renovation, which took place in Freeport, The Bahamas, the 130,000-ton ship yesterday resumed its year-round schedule of seven-day Caribbean cruises from the Big Easy. (more…)

Carnival Splendor To Operate 14-Day Alaska Cruise Round-Trip From Long Beach In August 2018

Friday, February 10th, 2017

The Carnival Splendor (Courtesy Carnival Cruise Line)Continuing the expansion of its popular Carnival Journeys longer duration enrichment sailings, Carnival Splendor will offer a 14-day Alaskan adventure round-trip from Long Beach, Calif., featuring awe-inspiring sites such as majestic Hubbard Glacier and a day-long visit to Icy Strait Point, an unspoiled wilderness area offering some of the best whale and bear watching in the state and the world’s longest zip-line. (more…)

New Carnival Horizon to Offer a series of four-day Bermuda cruises from New York in spring and summer 2018

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

Carnival Cruise Line has announced that the new Carnival Horizon will offer a series of four-day Bermuda cruises from New York in spring and summer 2018, part of the ship’s inaugural season that includes previously announced voyages to Europe from Barcelona and the Caribbean from New York and Miami. (more…)

Carnival Cruise Line Adds Seafood Shacks to Several Ships

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

Following the debut of the New England-inspired Seafood Shack eatery aboard the recently launched Carnival Vista, the concept has been expanded to seven additional ships throughout the fleet, Carnival Cruise Line reports. (travelagentcentral.com)

Carnival Ecstasy Undergoes Multi-million-dollar Makeover

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

Carnival EcstasyThe Charleston, S.C.-based Carnival Ecstasy has undergone a multi-million-dollar renovation that has added a variety of new dining and beverage innovations. (more…)

Carnival cruise passenger: “People were getting sick everywhere”

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

Carnival cruise passengers describe the ending of their trip as a miserable experience. The cruise ship, Fantasy, was delayed arriving in Mobile, Alabama for a day because of rough seas. Passengers who got off the ship today, tell us just about everyone got seasick. (wavy.com)

Carnival Horizon to Debut with a Series of European Voyages in 2018 Followed by Caribbean Itineraries from New York and Miami

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

The 3,954-passenger Carnival Vista (Photo courtesy of Carnival Cruise Line)For the inaugural season of its newest ship, Carnival Horizon, debuting in April 2018, Carnival Cruise Line has assembled a wide array of exciting and diverse itineraries featuring breathtaking destinations throughout the Mediterranean and Caribbean. (more…)

Carnival Legend Sails Furthest South on First New Zealand Cruise

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

The Carnival LegendAustralia’s Carnival Legend is becoming the most travelled vessel in the 25-ship Carnival Cruise Line fleet after its inaugural New Zealand cruise last week.

Severe weather delays return of cruise ship

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

While the weather has calmed down on the coast, out in the Gulf, it’s another story. Winds and seas remain so rough that the Carnival cruise ship Fantasy didn’t return to Mobile as scheduled this morning. (local15tv.com)

Key Cruise Line Executives and Industry Stakeholders Build Business and Relationships at FCCA PAMAC Cruise Summit

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

Business and relationship development were in high gear on the high seas from January 13-16. More than 150 FCCA Platinum Members, key cruise industry stakeholders, joined over 25 top-level FCCA Member Line cruise executives for the annual FCCA PAMAC Cruise Summit. (more…)

Carnival Cruise Line Upgrades Travel Agent Rewards Program With New Point Redemption Offerings And Enhancements

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Carnival Cruise Line has enhanced its popular Travel Agent Rewards Program by offering agents a new point redemption process so that all gift cards are now offered in electronic format. (more…)

Carnival Cruise Line to Reposition Ships in Galveston, Port Canaveral and Miami

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

The Carnival MagicCarnival Cruise Line will reposition three of its newest and largest ships to new homeports in 2018, expanding upon the exciting variety of cruise options available from Galveston, Texas, Port Canaveral, Fla., and Miami. (more…)

Carnival’s Latest And Greatest Ship, Carnival Vista, To Call Galveston Home In 2018

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

The 3,954-passenger Carnival Vista (Photo courtesy of Carnival Cruise Line)After 16 years of cultivating the cruise business in the State of Texas, the Port of Galveston is pleased to announce that Carnival Cruise Lines will homeport their newest, largest, and most innovative ship, Carnival Vista, in Galveston.
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Carnival Breeze to Replace Carnival Magic at Canaveral

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

The Canaveral Port Authority will say goodbye to the Carnival Magic and hello to the Carnival Breeze in September 2018 as Carnival Cruise Line repositions the newer 3,690-passenger ship to Port Canaveral. (more…)

Princess Cays Added To Itineraries Of Six Carnival Cruise Line Ships

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

The private Bahamian destination of Princess Cays has been added to the itineraries of six different Carnival Cruise Line ships beginning in May 2017. Carnival Cruise Line ships are expected to make 40 calls to Princess Cays in 2017 and 98 the following year. (more…)

Carnival UK Suspends Fredrikstad After Two-Year Old New York Times Article

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

Carnival UK is currently reviewing a Northern Europe itinerary planned for 2018, citing a news article in The New York Times from April of 2015 that the Norwegian town of Fredrikstad, 60 miles south of Oslo, has generated fighters for ISIS, according to Caroline Pettersen, sales manager for cruise and conferences for the Fredrikstad Cruise Port. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Carnival Cruise Line Offers Travel Agents Opportunity To Win $5,000 Cash Prize, Gift Cards And More With “Travel Agents Rock” Wave Season Sweepstakes

Monday, January 9th, 2017

Carnival Cruise Line is offering travel agents the opportunity to win a $5,000 cash prize, gift cards valued at $50 and $25, as well as Carnival-branded watches and luggage tags as part of its new “Travel Agents Rock!” wave season sweepstakes, which begins today and runs through Feb. 20, 2017. (more…)

Carnival Cruise Line Expands Staggered Embarkation in 2017

Sunday, January 8th, 2017

Carnival Cruise Line is expanding its staggered check-in program, where passengers receive an assigned time to board, through 2017. Between January and April, six more home ports will implement the embarkation procedure. (cruisecritic.com)

Victorian man held prisoner on Fiji cruise ship after making ‘verbal threat to jump overboard’

Saturday, December 24th, 2016

The man is on a cruise to Fiji with his partner but is being kept prisoner in a small room with no natural light, fresh air or toilet. (heraldsun.com.au)

New Year, New Look for Carnival Cruise Line’s GoCCL Australian Web Site

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

The cruise line’s Fun Squad (aka BDMs) have revamped the site – www.goccl.com.au – and added some new features to ensure it’s even easier – and even more fun – for Australian and New Zealand travel agents to sell a Carnival cruise. (more…)

Carnival Cruise Line Names Taylor Bux VP Marketing Services

Friday, December 16th, 2016

Carnival Cruise Line has appointed Taylor Bux vice president of marketing services. In this capacity, he is responsible for consumer public relations, brand experience and grassroots marketing, social media and branded content as well as advertising and creative services. (travelagentcentral.com)

Country Music Superstar Carrie Underwood To Perform Aboard Carnival Imagination In April 2017

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

Carnival Cruise Line is continuing its popular Carnival LIVE concert series with a shipboard concert by seven-time Grammy Award-winning country music superstar Carrie Underwood aboard the Carnival Imagination in April 2017.

Carnival Cruise Line forces fired employees to train foreign replacements – reports

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

Carnival Cruise Line’s slogan is ‘Fun for all, all for fun’, but its employees aren’t having a good time after reportedly being told their positions will be replaced by foreign workers – and that they will be responsible for training them. (rt.com)

Third Vista Class Ship To Join Carnival Cruise Line Fleet In 2019. Carnival Splendor will be transferred to P&O Cruises Australia

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

The 3,954-passenger Carnival Vista (Photo courtesy of Carnival Cruise Line)A new 133,500-ton cruise ship, which will be the third vessel in the company’s Vista class series, will join the Carnival Cruise Line fleet in late 2019. (more…)

Carnival Cruise Line Plan Threatens Miami Jobs

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

In a move that critics argue will ultimately result in scores of well-paying, white-collar jobs being shipped out of South Florida, Carnival Corporation is eliminating 200 positions from its IT Department, CBS4 News has learned. (miami.cbslocal.com)

Carnival Cruise Line Tests New Dining Times, Asks Late Passengers to Eat in Buffet

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

In an effort to streamline its main dining room experience, Carnival Cruise Line is slightly tweaking set-seating dining times on two ships: Carnival Glory and Carnival Conquest. (cruisecritic.com)

Mobile: Already Eying More Ships

Monday, December 12th, 2016

After its first month of service out of Mobile, port officials are optimistic that Carnival Cruise Line will extend its one-year contract, based on what they called exceptional demand for the first cruises. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Cruise ship pollution case has consequences for Charleston’s Ecstasy

Monday, December 12th, 2016

The Charleston-based Carnival Ecstasy and all other cruise ships sailing under Carnival Corp.’s eight brands will be under strict environmental monitoring during the next five years – the result of an agreement between the company and federal prosecutors to end a criminal pollution case. (postandcourier.com)

Carnival Raises Bottled Water Prices … Again

Saturday, December 10th, 2016

For the second time this year, Carnival Cruise Line has raised its prices for bottled water. In July 2015, the cruise line banned passengers from bringing their own bottles onboard but appeased the masses by offering inexpensive 12-packs for pre-order at a cost of $2.99 each. (cruisecritic.com)