Carnival Victory Cruise 3: Towel critters have their own entertaining show

ABOARD THE CARNIVAL VICTORY – What happens to those cute little towel animals when cruise ship passengers leave their cabins? The critters party. At least that’s what a new show on the Carnival Victory says occurs once passengers head out of their staterooms and close the door. “It’s adorable,” said cruiser Eileen from Miami exiting the ship’s Caribbean Lounge Theatre with her 5-year-old daughter Robin after a morning show titled “Towel Animal Theater.” For Robin, it was …

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Carnival Victory Cruise 2: Boarding and exploring ship

ABOARD THE CARNIVAL VICTORY: Leaving the sterile steel-and-concrete cruise terminal to board the Carnival Victory, I saw the woman ahead of me stop and marvel at the huge nine-deck ship atrium. “Oh, it is so gaudy,” she said. “I love it,” responded the woman next to her. I agree. With both of them. The Carnival Victory is definitely decorated to the hilt. Flashing lights. Lavish turquoise and sea green colors everywhere. Statues of mermaids and seahorses. Four …

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Carnival Victory Cruise 1: Heading to Key West on short cruise

Ernest Hemingway loved it so much that he lived here for 11 years with his unusual six-toed cats. It was here that the author wrote some of his best-loved work, including “A Farewell to Arms” and “Death in the Afternoon.” President Harry S. Truman so enjoyed the island’s charms that he spent 175 days of his presidency here in what became known as the Little White House. Now I am going to be visiting this popular place …

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Carnival Cruise Line rolls out enhanced ‘Carnival Players Club’ Casino program with host of upgraded offers and experiences

In its continued effort to provide its guests with a wide variety of choices and fun,  Carnival Cruise Line is refreshing its Carnival Players Club casino program to give members even more access to unique offers and experiences, both on board and ashore. The program includes a new “Dealer’s Choice” offer with exclusive cruise savings opportunities, complimentary in-casino drinks for qualified guests, and invitation-only Carnival Players Club events. With this refresh, Carnival has also upgraded several new …

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Queen Latifah names Carnival Horizon May 23 in naming ceremony showcasing talented young artists of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Carnival Cruise Line’s newest ship, Carnival Horizon, was officially named by godmother Queen Latifah in a ceremony in New York yesterday that showcased the talented young artists from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital whose artwork adorns the Dreamscape, a stunning three-deck-high LED sculpture in the ship’s atrium. Following the ceremony, Latifah squared off against Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl champion Jake Elliott in Lip Sync Battle: Horizon modeled after the hit Paramount Network TV series and rolling out …

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Carnival Cruise Line to offer three exciting longer length Carnival Journeys sailings in 2019, including 24-day Trans-Pacific Crossing, 13-day Panama Canal transit and 14-day Hawaii Cruise

As Carnival Cruise Line continues to expand its itinerary offerings, the company today announced that it will offer three special longer length Carnival Journeys cruises in 2019. The voyages include a unique 24-day trans-Pacific crossing aboard Carnival Splendor from Long Beach to Singapore, as well as two voyages aboard Carnival Miracle – a 13-day Panama Canal transit from Tampa to Long Beach and a 14-day Hawaii cruise round-trip from Long Beach. The 24-day voyage is the longest …

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Carnival Paradise resumes year-round cruise service from Tampa following extensive multi-million-dollar makeover

Carnival Paradise returns to year-round cruise service today from Port Tampa Bay following an extensive month-long dry dock that added a variety of spaces and innovations, including a spectacular water park, 38 new staterooms, 98 balconies added to existing accommodations, and an array of exciting food and beverage concepts. Carnival Paradise departs this afternoon on a five-day Caribbean cruise to Cozumel and Grand Cayman – part of the ship’s year-round sailings from Tampa that also include four-day …

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Carnival Cruise Line to offer new cruises to Cuba from Miami in 2019

Carnival Cruise Line will offer 17 new sailings to Cuba aboard Carnival Sensation in 2019.  The five-day Cuba voyages will be the line’s first to operate round-trip from Miami and feature a day-long call in Havana as well as stops at popular Caribbean and Bahamian ports,  including Grand Turk, Grand Cayman, Nassau, and the private destinations of Half Moon Cay and Princess Cays. The voyages complement a series of voyages to Cuba departing from Tampa aboard Carnival …

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Carnival Sensation Cruise: Ship’s ‘American Table’ dining room offers no tablecloths but tasty menu choices

ABOARD THE CARNIVAL SENSATION – On our first dinner aboard the Carnival Sensation, the woman at the table next to me was surprised to see dining room tables without tablecloths. Doesn’t bother me at all. Just think about all the laundry that saves. So much more environmentally friendly. On other cruise ships, I have seen servers changing tablecloths as soon as diners get up to leave so the table is ready for the next diners. On the …

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Carnival Sensation: Dr. Seuss entertains all ages aboard ship

ABOARD THE CARNIVAL SENSATION –  Do you like green eggs and ham? How about moose juice or goose juice? Chances are your children like them. And youngsters know exactly where such creative food came from – Dr. Seuss. Now children of all ages can enjoy an exciting partnership with Dr. Seuss Enterprises and Carnival Cruise Lines. “It is fun to have fun but you have to know how,” said Cat in the Hat in the iconic Dr. …

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