Carnival UK has announced it is axing its Ocean Village line, which it set up five years ago to provide ‘cruises for people who don’t do cruises’. Its fleet of two ships will be redeployed in Australia under sister companies P&O Cruises and Cunard.
Breaking Travel News interview Giles Hawke, Sales Director, Carnival discusses booking engine enhancements and new product developments.
“Cloud 9 Spa” has been selected as the name for the luxurious 21,000-square-foot health and fitness facility aboard Carnival Cruise Lines’ new 113,300-ton Carnival Splendor, which is scheduled to launch the line’s first Northern Europe cruise program July 13, 2008.
Bob Dickinson, CEO of Carnival Cruise Lines will retire at the end of the year. He will remain on the company’s board of directors.
Carnival Cruise Lines’ SuperLiners Sensation and Holiday, which are on charter to the U.S. government as part of Hurricane Katrina relief efforts, will undergo a multi-million-dollar refurbishment prior to re-entering service this spring.
The Cousteau Society and Carnival Corporation plc have reached an agreement in principle to restore the Calypso, the legendary research and expedition vessel of Captain Jacques Yves Cousteau. Once restored, Calypso will become an exhibit and a centre for science and the environment.
Carnival Cruise Lines, the world’s largest cruise operator, has re-engineered its popular carnival.com Web site, which now offers a host of new and expanded features, including enhanced site navigation, streaming video, personalized content tailored to each visitor, and more 360-degree “virtual tours” of the “Fun Ship” fleet.
Interactive Pictures Corporation (Nasdaq: IPIX), a leader in immersive imaging for the Internet, has announced that Carnival Cruise Lines, the world’s number one cruise operator, will expand its IPIX? presence on its popular Web site www.carnival.com, visited by thousands of consumers and travel agents each day. With this new agreement, IPIX will provide its signature 360¡ x 360¡ images for all new Carnival ships featured within the site, beginning with the Carnival Victory, slated to debut in the summer of 2000. IPIX? images of Carnival Paradise, the world’s first smoke-free cruise ship, and the Carnival Triumph, which entered service in July, are already featured within the line’s Web site.