Carnival Magic to Set Sail from Four Cities Across Two Continents in 2021

Carnival Magic will operate a diverse 2021 cruise schedule featuring two trans-Atlantic crossings, a series of European voyages, a summer schedule from New York and Caribbean sailings from Port Canaveral, Fla.

Carnival Magic will be among the newest and largest Carnival ships to sail from New York, providing consumers with a host of onboard dining, beverage and entertainment innovations as well as exciting outdoor attractions and experiences.

In total, Carnival Magic will sail from four cities across two continents visiting … Read the rest

Key West International Airport Upgrades Facilities, Gets More Flights

KEY WEST, Fla. — Key West International Airport, serving visitors traveling into the Florida Keys from 13 U.S. cities, is implementing $28 million in upgrades and adding more departure seats.

Renovations include creating a new family restroom and pet relief station, upgrades to existing restrooms, increasing U.S. Customs and Border Protection space and modernizing baggage conveyors.

Airport upgrades also include a runway length and taxiway extension to 5,075 feet long, an overflow aircraft parking ramp, reconfiguration of the fuel truck … Read the rest

Carnival Introduces ‘The Fun Ones,’ New Marketing Campaign That Celebrates the Playful Way Its Guests Choose Fun

An evolution of the brand’s Choose Fun campaign that launched in 2018 and introduced Shaquille O’Neal as the company’s Chief Fun Officer, the Fun Ones, created in tandem with advertising agency of record Anomaly, showcases those guests who embrace

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Carnival Panorama: California Dreaming

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Cruise Week’s San Diego-based Correspondent Mary Rosenbluth provides a decidedly Californian perspective on CCL’s newest ship Carnival Panorama.

It’s about time. It’s been twenty years since Carnival Cruise Line, or any other major line, for that matter, debuted a new cruise ship in California, and last week Carnival celebrated the inaugural cruise of Carnival Panorama from her homeport of Long Beach, Cal., in style. And as befits a ship in Southern California, celebrities were there for the festivities.… Read the rest

Sustainable Offerings, Added Flights and Renovated Resorts Among What’s New in the Florida Keys & Key West for Winter 2019-20

FLORIDA KEYS — This winter the Florida Keys continue to spotlight sustainability and responsible tourism as new resorts open, new low-impact tours and experiences are created and a new app is unveiled to promote safe driving and highlight eco-attractions.

Here’s what’s new:

Keys Sustainability

On Big Pine Key the 2-acre fruit farm Grimal Grove, billed as the first breadfruit grove in the continental United States, is scheduled to open Jan. 11 as an agritourism venue, breadfruit research site and … Read the rest

Carnival Panorama Officially Named by Wheel of Fortune’s Vanna White

The arrival of Carnival Panorama – the line’s first new ship on the West Coast in 20 years – was celebrated in true Carnival Cruise Line fashion with Wheel of Fortune’s Vanna White serving as godmother and officially naming the ship during a memorable ceremony on board.

White delivered poignant comments during which she spoke about her love of cruising and the commitment she shares with Carnival to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, as well as the cruise line’s relationship … Read the rest

Carnival Cruise Line Becomes First Cruise Operator Certified ‘Sensory Inclusive’ by KultureCity

Expanding its commitment to making a cruise vacation more accessible for everyone, Carnival Cruise Line has become the first cruise operator to be certified “sensory inclusive” by KultureCity, a leading nonprofit organization dedicated to accessibility and inclusion for individuals with sensory needs and invisible disabilities.

The rollout of the program started in October and all of Carnival Cruise Line’s South Florida-based ships are certified, with the balance of the fleet scheduled to be completed by March 2020.

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Vanna White Selected as Godmother of New Carnival Panorama

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The most popular cruise line – Carnival Cruise Line – has selected one of the most popular television hostesses ever – Vanna White – as godmother for Carnival Panorama when she is officially named during its ceremony in Long Beach, Calif., on December 10.

“Vanna has been that welcoming face, cheering on and watching over Wheel of Fortune contestants for decades, and we love the fact that Vanna will … Read the rest

Carnival Cruise Line Names Winner of ‘Most Trusted Travel Advisor’ Contest as Yearlong Why Use a Travel Advisor Campaign Wraps Up

           The search was long and exhaustive, but in the end Becky Smith, owner of Becky’s Travel Biz in Gainesville, Georgia, was named Carnival Cruise Line’s “Most Trusted Travel Advisor.” Smith was selected from more than 5,000 client nominations in the contest, which was part of Carnival’s yearlong Why Use a Travel Advisor, or WUATA, campaign. The runners-up were Kelly Brewer of Cruise Planners in Lowell, Arkansas; and David Sommers of SS Cruises in Huber Heights, … Read the rest

Carnival Corporation Breaks the Million-Dollar Mark at Its 2019 American Cancer Society Relay For Life by Raising Over $500,000

Carnival Foundation, the charitable arm of Carnival Corporation, held its third Corporate Relay For Life fundraiser Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, for American Cancer Society. With the more than $500,000 raised at the event, including a $100,000 donation from the Micky and Madeleine Arison Family Foundation, Carnival became the second U.S. company to surpass the million-dollar mark through individual and team employee fundraising.

The event was attended by Carnival Corporation President and CEO Arnold Donald, Carnival Cruise Line President … Read the rest