For the first time, Carnival Cruise Line will offer a 14-day Alaskan adventure round-trip from Long Beach, California. Launching in September 2017, the trip will feature seven spectacular destinations, including Glacier Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the line’s first visit to Icy Strait Point, an unspoiled wilderness area offering some of the best whale and bear watching in the state and the world’s longest zip-line.
Carnival Cruise Line has confirmed that Carnival Horizon will be the name of its new 133,500-ton ship scheduled to be delivered in March 2018. urrently under construction at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Marghera, Italy, Carnival Horizon will be the line’s second Vista-class ship, with the namesake vessel in the series, Carnival Vista, having entered service in May 2016.
A traditional maritime handover ceremony has been held at the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy, as Carnival Cruise Line took delivery of its newest, largest and most innovative ship, the 133,500-ton Carnival Vista. The 3,954-passenger ship will reposition to Trieste, Italy, where it will depart on its maiden voyage, kicking off a summer schedule in Europe that runs through October 2016.
When guests on Carnival Cruise Line’s newest, largest and most innovative ship, Carnival Vista, raise a pint in the Red Frog Pub & Brewery, they will have a choice of three distinctly flavoured hand-crafted beers brewed right on board. Carnival Vista’s RedFrog Pub & Brewery is the result of a unique collaboration between Carnival and Miami-based Concrete Beach Brewery.
Carnival Cruise Line has made a number of enhancements to its trade sales organisation, shifting two of its most experienced sales professionals to new roles and appointing sales directors to oversee two newly created territories. The company is also adding a new sales position responsible for the Gulf Coast region.
Carnival Cruise Line is launching a new air programme that is designed to provide guests with maximum value, choice and convenience when making their air arrangements in conjunction with their cruise. The new Fly2Fun programme is highly flexible as it allows guests to customise their air reservations with a wide array of options, including the ability to specify their preferred air carrier, departure point, specific flight schedule, and type of accommodation.
Carnival Cruise Line has announced deployment changes designed to enhance its leadership position in two key homeports – Galveston and Port Canaveral, Florida, – while providing exciting ‘Fun Ship’ itinerary choices in time for next summer’s cruise season. Carnival Breeze will reposition to Galveston in May 2016 and Carnival Magic to Port Canaveral in April 2016, several months earlier than previously announced.
Crank it up to 11, music fans! Today, Carnival Cruise Line unveiled the roster of artists for its upcoming Carnival LIVE concert series, adding The Band Perry, BOSTON, Lionel Richie and Heart to the diverse and talented lineup of musical acts set to perform on board the “Fun Ships” this summer and fall.
Carnival Cruise Lines will build upon its leadership position in Port Canaveral, Florida, expanding capacity on three- and four-day Bahamas cruises by 34 per cent and deploying its newest class of ship on seven-day Caribbean voyages in 2016. Carnival will enhance its short Bahamas cruise programme from Port Canaveral with Carnival Victory replacing Carnival Sensation on this popular route in February 2016.
Carnival Sunshine – the first ship to feature all of Carnival’s spectacular Fun Ship 2.0 dining, bar and entertainment innovations – will offer a unique schedule from New York in 2016 encompassing 20 voyages departing between June and October 2016. This marks the first time that a Fun Ship 2.0-equipped ship will offer such a diverse itinerary schedule from New York with options ranging from value-packed two-day cruises to exciting ten-day Caribbean voyages.
PortMiami will be the year-round homeport for Carnival Cruise Line’s largest ship to date, the 133,500-ton Carnival Vista, when it launches six- to eight-day Caribbean cruises beginning in December 2016. Currently under construction at the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy, Carnival Vista will take cruising to new heights, introducing ground-breaking features such as SkyRide, a suspended open-air cycling experience; the world’s first IMAX Theatre on a ship; Kaleid-O-Slide, the line’s first water tube slide; and RedFrog Pub, including the line’s first onboard brewery.
Oasis of the Seas, Allure of the Seas and the third Oasis-class ship will soon have a new sister to welcome to the Oasis class family. Today marked the steel cutting for a fourth Oasis ship, scheduled to be delivered in 2018. The steel cutting, marking the official start of construction, took place at the STX France shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France, where the third Oasis-class ship also is being built.