Carnival Cruise News

News & Updates from the Fun Ships
  1. Carnival Cruise Line Earns Three Porthole Cruise Magazine’s Readers’ Choice Awards

    Carnival Cruise Line earned three Porthole Cruise Magazine Readers Choice Awards, earning top honors in the Best Value for the Money, Cruise Director and Computer Facilities categories. Award winners were determined by thousands of readers of Porthole Cruise Magazine, who voted for their favorites in 51 categories. Winners are published in the November/December 2018 issue, which hit newsstands this week and is available  online at Porthole.com. “Porthole Cruise Magazine is a respected publication with an audience of true cruise aficionados who know the cruise business and are discerning in their tastes,” said Adolfo Perez, Carnival’s senior vice president of sales and trade marketing. “Winning in three categories is a testament to how our shipboard staff exceed guests expectations every day.”…
  2. Carnival Cruise Line Marks Start of Construction of its Newest and Largest Ship as First Steel is Cut; Also Unveils Ship’s Dramatic Hull Design and Livery that Pays Homage to Company’s Legacy as America’s Cruise Line

    Carnival Cruise Line reaffirmed its place as the leader of innovation in the U.S. cruise industry today as the first steel was cut for the line’s newest class of ship and the new livery was revealed for the 180,000-ton XL vessel that will be the first-ever ship operating in North America to use liquefied natural gas (LNG). The traditional steel-cutting ceremony held at the Meyer Turku shipyard in Turku, Finland, signified the official start of construction of the largest Carnival cruise ship ever constructed, to be delivered in 2020.  A second XL ship will start construction in 2020 and be delivered in 2022 to mark the 50th anniversary of Carnival Cruise Line’s founding. At the ceremony, the company also revealed…
  3. Carnival Radiance’s 2020 Inaugural Season to Include Voyages to Europe, Bermuda, Canada/New England and Caribbean And Line’s First Cuba Cruises From New York and Norfolk

    Carnival Cruise Line today announced the diverse inaugural schedule for the totally transformed Carnival Radiance, including 9- to 13-day European voyages, the line’s first to Cuba from New York and Norfolk, four- to nine-day sailings to the Caribbean, Canada/New England from New York, and a winter season of voyages to the Caribbean and Cuba from Port Canaveral, Fla. Additionally, the company revealed details of Carnival Sunrise’s 2020 schedule, including an expanded series of New York to Cuba cruises, as well as four- to nine-day voyages to the Caribbean from New York and Norfolk, Va. Carnival Radiance’s Diverse 2020 Inaugural Season Following a $200 million dry dock that will take place in Cadiz, Spain, Carnival Radiance will debut April 29, 2020,…
  4. Carnival Cruise Line Makes a Big Splash at Travel Weekly’s CruiseWorld Conference in Fort Lauderdale

    Carnival Cruise Line made a big splash at Travel Weekly’s CruiseWorld, Nov. 7-9, 2018, at the Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center. The annual conference and exhibition was staged by Northstar Travel Media, parent company of the Travel Weekly branded publications. In addition to participating on panels and hosting seminars, Carnival took over the workshop floor with a 300-square-foot activation space with activities and prizes, including Carnival cruise giveaways. “CruiseWorld provides us a perfect platform to show our Fun Ship experience and interact with agents in a big way, and each year we try to up the fun factor with something that’s going to be entertaining and memorable,” said Adolfo Perez, senior vice president of sales and trade marketing for Carnival.…
  5. Chief Fun Officer Shaquille O’Neal to Open First ‘Big Chicken’ Restaurant at Sea Aboard Carnival Radiance

    Carnival Cruise Line announced today that the totally transformed Carnival Radiance will be the first cruise ship to feature “Big Chicken,” a seagoing version of a new restaurant created by the line’s Chief Fun Officer, NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal. The menu will feature a mouth-watering variety of fried chicken sandwiches and fries, with flavors to match Shaq’s larger than life personality, all free of charge. O’Neal opened his first land-based Big Chicken restaurant in Las Vegas in late October.  The seagoing adaptation Big Chicken aboard Carnival Radiance will be among the many food, dining and entertainment innovations incorporated into the 102,000-ton ship following a $200 million refurbishment in Cadiz, Spain, in 2020. ”Shaq has brought so much to…

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