Carnival Celebrates Tampa Cruise Departures Milestone

Port of Tampa

Carnival Cruise Line celebrated its 25th anniversary sailing from the Port of Tampa with a reception and luncheon aboard Carnival Legend highlighted by the presentation of a commemorative plaque from Carnival President Christine Duffy to Port Tampa Bay President and CEO Paul Anderson commemorating the milestone. Carnival Cruise Line was the first cruise operator to recognize the potential of Tampa as a year-round cruise homeport when it launched a schedule of seven-day voyages aboard the since-retired Tropicale in 1994 carrying about 28,000 guests a year. Fast forward to today and…

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Carnival Sunrise: A Bright & Shiny Onboard Experience

Last week I had the pleasure to cruise on Carnival Sunrise’s first sailing from her Fall/Winter homeport of Port Everglades, Florida. The 101,509 GRT ship underwent a $200 million transformation in early 2019 and the improvements are noticeable throughout. Originally launched in 1999 as the Carnival Triumph, the vessel spent two months in dry dock receiving upgrades to her dining, activities, entertainment and even the addition of 115 new staterooms and suites. Accommodations If you’re looking for something different than your typical stateroom, during the dry dock, Carnival added several…

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Carnival Cruise Line Takes Delivery of Panorama

Carnival Cruise Line took delivery of their 27th ship, Carnival Panorama from the Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera, Italy. Scheduled to enter into service in early December, Carnival Panorama will be the line’s first new ship to home-port for the West Coast in over 20 years. Christine Duffy, President of Carnival Cruise Line said: Also Watch: Carnival Panorama – New Cruise Ship Preview As the name implies, Carnival Panorama reflects design inspiration with more opportunities to connect with the sea. The ship features a number of innovations including the first Sky…

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Carnival Extends Cruises From Mobile through 2022

Carnival Fantasy

Carnival Cruise Line has agreed to a three year extension to sail from Mobile, Alabama for another three years. Carnival’s Fantasy is the only cruise ship with regular departures from the Port of Mobile. With the agreement, Carnival Fantasy will continue its popular four- and five-day cruises to Mexico from the Alabama Cruise Terminal, bringing 170,000 guests to Mobile annually. Many guests extend their vacation with pre- or post-cruise land stays in the Mobile area. Terry Thornton, Carnival’s senior vice president of nautical and port operations said: Mobile Mayor Sandy…

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Carnival Studios: Inside Carnival’s Onboard Entertainment

Have you even wondered how those amazing shows on Carnival Cruise Line’s ships are created? We’ve got your backstage pass as we tour Carnival Studio. From concept to opening night onboard, the process of creating new shows for the ships of Carnival Cruise Line can take 2 years of planning, development and production. I recently had the opportunity to spend the afternoon at the Carnival Studios located in South Florida. In this post, I’ll share some of the work that goes on behind the scenes at the busy facility and…

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