5 Things To Know About Carnival Mardi Gras’ Cruise Director

Mike Pack Mardi Gras Cruise director

It was more than a bit surprising when Carnival Cruise Line last week announced that Mike Pack would be heading the entertainment team aboard the upcoming Mardi Gras. After all, they’d months earlier announced that the ship’s cruise director would be Matt Mitcham, who has been heavily involved in promoting the exciting new vessel. Now […]

Top 10 Cruise Tips

We recently polled some Cruise Radio listeners to find out what some of their top cruising tips are. While you may think a lot of these are obvious, a lot are often overlooked. Top 10 Cruise Tips 1. Attend the Captain’s cocktail party, welcome party or past-passenger party – the drinks are free! 2. Pre-pay everything! Including gratuities, […]

Carnival Renews New Orleans for Three Years

The Port of New Orleans recently announced that Carnival Cruise Lines renewed a three-year berthing agreement with the port. The renewal will keep the line in the port through 2016, and also includes the option of two one-year extensions. “Carnival Cruise Lines currently carries 340,000 passengers annually from the Port of New Orleans, which consistently […]

Carnival Announces Cruise Check-In Service at Miami Airport

Great news for Carnival Cruise Line passengers flying into MIA and cruising out of Miami or Port Everglades. Passengers who are flying into MIA can now check-in for their cruise at Concourses “D” or “H” on the day of their sailing, this first reported by Travel Pulse. The airport check-in counters are open from 8am […]

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 […]

Video: Carnival’s ‘My Awesome Bar Program’

Carnival’s “My Awesome Bar Program” Script INTRO How many drinks did you have last time you cruised? Or better yet – how high was your bill? If all goes well, Carnival Cruise Lines could be joining the ranks of other cruise lines like Celebrity Cruises and MSC Cruises,  that offer all-you-can-drink alcohol packages, eliminating those […]

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) […]

Video: Faster to the Fun, Carnival’s priority boarding program

Video Script. Faster to the Fun – that’s what Carnival Cruise Lines is calling their new embarkation program being piloted on two Fun Ships this month. Designed to streamline the embarkation process: Faster to the Fun is designed to allow passengers to start their vacation a couple hours earlier. For $49.95 per stateroom guests can […]

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 […]