Carnival Picks Familiar Name for their Largest Ship Ever

Carnival Mardi Gras

Carnival Cruise Line’s much anticipated 180,000 ton ship, has been given a name that harkens back to the beginnings of the company. The new ship, previously only known as Carnival XL, will be called Mardi Gras. If the name sounds familiar, it’s because the Mardi Gras was the name of the first ship to sail for Carnival Cruise Line. The original 27,000-ton TSS Mardi Gras, a converted trans-Atlantic ocean liner  purchased by entrepreneur and Carnival founder Ted Arison, ushered in the modern-day cruise industry when it set sail on its…

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Carnival Adds New Dr. Seuss Activities Across their Fleet

Seuss at Sea

Carnival Cruise Line has introduced a series of new Dr. Seuss themed shipboard activates designed to promote kindness, compassion and generosity among its younger cruisers and inspired by Dr. Seuss’ beloved children’s book Horton Hears a Who! As part of the annual national campaign by Dr. Seuss, “Be Kind/Dare to Care” activities are rolling out this month across the Carnival fleet and complement existing programming within Seuss at Sea, the line’s exclusive partnership with Dr. Seuss Enterprises. Horton Hears a Who, published in 1940, is one of Dr. Seuss’ most…

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Carnival Elation Cruise Ship Receiving Major Renovations

Carnival Cruise Line - Carnival Elation

Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Elation is in the midst of an extensive renovation adding many new features, accommodations and dining options. The Carnival Elation Renovation new features will include: Guy’s Burger Joint: Free-of-charge poolside venue developed in partnership with Food Network personality Guy Fieri serving hand-crafted burgers and fresh-cut fries enjoyed amidst a décor that celebrates the chef’s California roots and love of car culture. RedFrog Rum Bar: Poolside watering hole offering the quintessential Caribbean vacation vibe with refreshing Caribbean rum-based frozen drinks and beers, including Carnival’s own private label…

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New Streaming Travel Channel From Carnival Corporation

Carnival Corporation has officially launched a new digital steaming channel for guests onboard their cruise ships and globally for viewers via the steaming app OceanView. Original shows from Carnival Corporation’s OceanView channel are now available on major digital streaming platforms Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Roku. Additionally, as the world’s largest cruise company with nine iconic cruise line brands such as Carnival Cruise Line, Cunard, Holland America Line and Princess Cruises, OceanView will also debut on more than half of its 103 cruise ships. OceanView content also will be…

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Carnival Paradise adds more Cruises to Cuba in 2018

The response to Carnival Paradise Cuba cruises has been very strong so they are adding 5 more voyages with extended stays in Havana in 2018. The new voyages include three five-day cruises to Havana and Cozumel or Key West departing Feb. 17, July 2 and Sept. 5, 2018; a six-day sailing featuring Havana and Grand Cayman departing Aug. 26, 2018; and an eight-day voyage with stops at Havana, Grand Cayman and Cozumel departing Aug. 18, 2018. All of the voyages include a day-long call and overnight in Havana with the…

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