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Carnival takes delivery of new vessel

Carnival Cruise Lines has taken delivery of its newest “Fun Ship,” the new 113,300-ton Carnival Splendor.The largest Carnival Cruise Lines vessel ever constructed, the 3,006-passenger SuperLiner debuts July 2 with an inaugural eight-day Western Europe voyage from Genoa to Dover.

The ship will be officially named during a ceremony on July 10 presided over by its godmother, Myleene Klass, a musician, singer and television personality.

Carnival Splendor offers a host of innovative facilities and features highlighted by a luxurious health and fitness facility - the two-level, 21,000-square-foot Cloud 9 Spa which houses a thalassotherapy pool, an elaborate thermal suite and 17 private treatment rooms. Adjacent to the facility will be 68 spa staterooms and suites - a first for the line.

Other features include a two-deck-high children’s play area - the largest in the “Fun Ship” fleet - along with a water park, and a mid-ship pool covered by a magradome and featuring Carnival’s Seaside Theatre, a 270-square-foot LED screen displaying movies, concerts and other programming.

“Carnival Splendor is a wonderful addition to our fleet, offering an array of innovative amenities and facilities, including specifically designed areas catering to different guests, from expansive children’s facilities to our popular adults-only retreat, Serenity,” said Gerry Cahill, Carnival’s president and CEO.  “We can’t wait to bring our guests aboard to experience for themselves all this magnificent ‘Fun Ship’ has to offer,” he added.


The ship will operate a winter schedule of seven-day Caribbean voyages from Fort Lauderdale followed by a series of 14- to 18-day South American voyages - Carnival’s first.  These voyages will position Carnival Splendor for year-round seven-day Mexican Riviera voyages from Long Beach, Calif., beginning March 29, 2009, continuing the line’s West Coast expansion.
      Carnival is currently accepting reservations for all of the Carnival Splendor’s European, Caribbean, South American and Mexican Riviera cruises.
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