“Camp Ocean”- Carnival’s New Children’s Program

Carnival Cruise Lines  has announced a new marine-themed children’s program that will be implemented fleet wide, debuting  on the Carnival Freedom on May 24, 2014. “Camp Ocean” will replace Carnival’s current kid’s program (Camp Carnival) and will immerse kids aged 2-11 in ocean-inspired activities: games like Sea Creature Discovery, Marine Life Trivia, Under the Sea Mad Libs and Ocean Artifacts Memory Tray, as well as creative arts such as Design Your Own Aquarium, Make Your Own Sailboat, …

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Cruising, making hay in the Carnival Sunshine

Older ship sparkles after a $155 million makeover When I boarded the new(ly renovated) Carnival Sunshine for a week’s cruise out of New Orleans, my mission was to find out whether the 182 cabins that were added to the ship — now housing at least 364 additional passengers — made life onboard more crowded. Larger, more dense crowds are a major concern for cruisers contemplating a vacation on the new ships, and a worry, as well, on …

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New ‘Seuss at Sea’ program debuts on Carnival Splendor

Carnival Cruise Lines’ exclusive partnership with Dr. Seuss Enterprises kicked off in grand style last week on Carnival Splendor which became the first “Fun Ship” to offer Seuss at Sea, a fleetwide program featuring exciting youth, family, dining and entertainment experiences inspired by the amazing world and words of Dr. Seuss. The fun-filled festivities included the first-ever Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast with the Cat in the Hat and Friends, where both the young and young at …

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Carnival Foundation donates $200,000 to Create Common Good to help people overcome barriers to employment

Carnival Foundation, in partnership with Carnival Corporation & plc, the world’s largest cruise company, has awarded a $200,000 grant to Create Common Good, a nonprofit social enterprise that uses innovative food-related job training programs to help at-risk people find, perform and retain work with the goal of attaining self-sufficiency for them and their families. Carnival Foundation’s grant will support Create Common Good’s efforts to help more people overcome barriers to employment, while supporting the organization’s growth and …

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Toiletry freebies a nice gift on Carnival cruise ships

Sounds silly but whenever I check into a Carnival cruise ship, I’m always curious to see what little freebies they have put in my cabin bathroom. An amenity basket in every cabin is filled with an odd assortment of  toiletries, free samples and money-saving coupons. One time my daughter Kelly and I got men’s aftershave, some chocolate candy,  razors and bottles of sunscreen. We ate the candy, my daughter took the aftershave and razors home to her …

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Carnival Magic Prime Steakhouse Mushroom Cappuccino

ABOARD THE CARNIVAL MAGIC – If there’s a cooking class on a cruise ship, I try to be there. Not only are ship’s recipes usually delicious, it is also fun to watch a chef prepare a favorite dish. Then I can take the recipe home to try myself. This one I just received on my Carnival Magic cruise. It is for the delectable Mushroom Cappuccino served in the ship’s Prime Steakhouse. The chef said it is easy …

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Carnival Cruise Lines ‘Ship on a Stick’ a popular prize

The first person eliminated in the musical chairs competition aboard the Carnival Magic won a consolation prize of a miniature model of the ship. The last man standing in the musical chairs also got an award – a miniature model of the ship. “Everyone wins on the Carnival Magic,” cruise director James Dunn explained. “This is a wonderful prize … We call it a ‘Ship on a Stick.’” The gold-colored plastic ship looks like the Magic and …

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Carnival Cruise Lines To Base Seventh ‘Fun Ship’ In South Florida

Carnival Cruise Lines, the number one cruise operator in South Florida, will further bolster its leadership position in the market when the 3,006-passenger Carnival Splendor launches seasonal Caribbean cruises from Miami beginning November 9, 2014. Carnival Splendor will be the seventh Carnival Cruise Lines’ ship to be based in South Florida. Including Carnival Splendor, Carnival Cruise Lines will operate more than 400 three- to eight-day departures from PortMiami and Port Everglades, accounting for approximately 1.2 million guests …

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Carnival Magic Prime Steakhouse is prime dining

ABOARD THE CARNIVAL MAGIC – Why pay $35 extra to dine in Prime Steakhouse when the food in the other Carnival Magic dining rooms is so great? Because it is worth it. I made a reservation my first full cruising day and ate in Prime Steakhouse that night. I had heard about its excellent reputation and how the 69-seat steakhouse books up quickly. So I wanted to be sure I ate there on this cruise. Although the …

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Carnival Cruise Lines creates popular RedFrog beer

ABOARD THE CARNIVAL MAGIC – He used to live in the forest, soaking up the rain. Now he lives on the Carnival Magic, basking in the sun. That’s the Carnival story about the RedFrog. And they’re sticking to it. In fact, the little tree frog has made himself so at home on the cruise ship that he has his own private label draught beer, custom-brewed specially for Carnival – ThirstyFrog Red. The first pub ever on a …

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