Carnival Conquest debuted in New Orleans yesterday after its multi-million dollar Fun Ship 2.0 refurbishment in Freeport, Bahamas. Along with all the exciting new venues, the line also donated to the local United Way organization.
To celebrate returning into service, Carnival Cruise Lines presented a checked to the United Way of Southeast Louisiana. The contribution dollars will help rebuild the communities affected by Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Isaac.
“United Way of Southeast Louisiana commends Carnival Cruise Lines for making a donation to help the people of St. Bernard and Plaquemines parishes rebuild their lives and communities,” said Gary Ostroske, President and CEO United Way of Southeast Louisiana.
“We are thrilled to welcome Carnival Conquest home to New Orleans with a wide variety of new Fun Ship 2.0 bar and dining venues and onboard entertainment options for our guests to enjoy,” said Gerry Cahill, president and CEO of Carnival Cruise Lines. “We continue to invest in our New Orleans-based cruise program and recognize the major economic driver the cruise industry is for the region. As a long-time part of the community, we also are proud to provide support for local families along the coast through United Way of Southeast Louisiana.”
In 2011, Carnival brought cruise passenger numbers back to pre-Katrina numbers, the first time since 2005.
We continue to invest in our New Orleans-based cruise program and recognize the major economic driver the cruise industry is for the region. As a long-time part of the community, we also are proud to provide support for local families along the coast through United Way of Southeast Louisiana,” said Cahill.
You can check out all the Fun Ship 2.0 enhancements here.
Carnival Conquest operates seven-night Caribbean sailings year-round from New Orleans.
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