Cruise Line Cancels Galveston Sailing

Cruise lines are shuffling their ships around due to the historic flooding conditions around Houston and Galveston. Royal Caribbean International confirmed via Twitter that the August 27 sailing on Liberty of the Seas is cancelled completely. Three of Carnival Cruise Line’s ships – Carnival Valor, Carnival Freedom, and Carnival Breeze – remain offshore in the […]

Carnival Sunshine Resumes Service, Plenty To Do

Carnival Sunshine – which recently underwent a groundbreaking $155 million renovation that added a host of new features and facilities – arrived today in Barcelona, Spain, following its inaugural 12-day cruise from Venice, Italy. The unprecedented transformation added all of the line’s Fun Ship 2.0 dining, bar and entertainment features, along with a host of […]

Carnival Cruise Voluntarily Pays Back Federal Government

Carnival Cruise Lines is in fact voluntarily making payments to the Department of Treasury for aid rendered for the recent Carnival Triumph, and Carnival Splendor from November 2010. In a statement on their website, the cruise line said, “Carnival Corporation is in the process of voluntarily submitting payment to the U.S. Treasury Department to reimburse […]

Carnival Takes Over New Orleans’ Audubon Zoo

For four nights in October, Carnival Cruise Lines will partner with Children’s Hospital to take part in an annual Halloween event for the kids held at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans. The event, Boo at the Zoo, will have trick or treat houses, a haunted maze, ghost train rides, wildlife displays and entertainment by […]

Carnival Scores Big Three at Cruise International Awards

Congratulations to Carnival Cruise Lines for taking home three Cruise International Awards this year at an annual award ceremony put on by Cruise International Magazine in the UK. Carnival brought home: Best Cruise Line, they recently hyped up their European sailings for 2013 Best Innovation for Thrill Theater, a multidimensional theater launched on Carnival Breeze […]

Carnival Celebrates New Terminal in a United Way

In a celebration commemorating the opening of Carnival’s new Terminal 6 in Port Carnival Thursday night, Carnival made a $10,000 donation to the United Way of Brevard County and provided a seven-night cruise for two on Carnival Dream to one of the event attendees. Just one of the ongoing commitments to community involvement from the […]

Photos: Carnival Dream Dry Dock

Carnival Dream is slowly starting to take shape in a Bahamas shipyard as she gets fitted for her Fun Ship 2.0 enhancements. As you can see from the photos below, most of the enhancements are happening on the Lido deck where the RedFrog Rum Bar and BlueIguana Tequila Bar are being installed, making way for […]

Carnival Dream Enters Drydock, Fun Ship 2.0

Carnival Dream entered a Bahamas drydock over the weekend to undergo a massive renovation, part of Carnival’s $500-million enhancement program coined Fun Ship 2.0. While in the two week drydock Carnival Dream will undergo two new bars – RedFrog Rum Bar and Blue Iguana Tequila Bar – along with merchandise store Cherry on Top. The […]

Carnival Elation Passengers Urged to Monitor Website

UPDATE 6PM: Carnival Elation will stay at sea on Thursday (8/30) and return to Mobile, Alabama on Friday (8/31). Please see the revised statement here. The Port of New Orleans shut down on Monday afternoon because of Hurricane Isaac, since then Carnival has issued a statement on their website for passengers on the 8/30 (Thursday) […]

Carnival Showcases Fun Ship 2.0 Offerings in Big Easy

Over the weekend journalists joined Carnival Cruise Lines as they showcased new concoctions and tasty treats offered on Fun Ship 2.0. Held aboard Carnival Elation at the Julia Street Cruise Terminal in New Orleans, popular Fun Ship 2.0 venues — The Alchemy Bar, RedFrog Pub, BlueIguana Tequila Bar and RedFrog Rum Bar – were created […]