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Lee Mason and Calvin Martens to Lead Carnival Celebration Entertainment Team

Jun 29, 2022

Carnival Cruise Line has announced the two professionals that will be lead the fun activities on its upcoming Carnival Celebration set to be launched this fall.

Lee Mason has been appointed Cruise Director, and Calvin Martens has been appointed Entertainment Director. 

Brawl Breaks Out on Carnival Magic Dance Floor Involving 60 Guests

Jun 29, 2022

The cruise ship Carnival Magic was escorted into port by the US Coast Guard after a brawl erupted in the ship’s night club which involved up to 60 people. On Tuesday morning New York Police boarded the ship to break up the nightclub brawl.

Carnival Cruise Line to Operate Two Costa Cruise Ships in North America

Jun 22, 2022

Carnival Cruise Line is teaming up with Costa Cruises to create a new concept for North American guests when n COSTA® by CARNIVAL® debuts in the spring of 2023 with Costa Venezia sailings from New York. The Costa Venice will be followed by the Costa Florence, which will arrive in the spring of 2024 to sail from Long Beach.

Costa Luminosa to Join Carnival Cruise Line as Carnival Luminosa

Jun 15, 2022

Carnival Cruise Line announced that Costa Cruises ship Costa Luminosa will join the Carnival fleet in September and will begin operations as Carnival Luminosa in November 2022 from Brisbane, Australia. 

The acquisition of Costa Luminosa is an update of previously announced plans for Carnival to take over Costa Magica, which will now remain at Costa Cruises.

Carnival Cruise Line Welcomes Two Million Guests Since Restart

May 20, 2022

Carnival Cruise Line has reached a remarkable milestone since its restart of cruises in the summer of 2021. The cruise line has welcomed two million guests.

Carnival Corporation Joins Research and Development Center for Zero Carbon Shipping

May 20, 2022

Carnival Corporation & plc, with its nine cruise brands, joined the global community Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping, a nonprofit, independent research and development center committed to expediting the transition toward a net-zero future for the global maritime industry.

Free WhatsApp Texting and Bandwidth Increase for Carnival Crew

May 20, 2022

Recognizing the need for its crew members to stay connected with family and friends and receive a quality internet service, Carnival Cruise Line has invested in additional bandwidth for the fleet. The company announced a major increase of the current data volume by 50% per crew member, compared to before the pause in operations.

Carnival Cruise Line Breaks Ground on New Cruise Port on Grand Bahama Island

May 19, 2022

On May 12, 2022 Carnival Cruise Line held a groundbreaking ceremony of the new project worth $200 million at Freeport, Grand Bahamas which officials anticipate will bring additional value to the economy of the Bahamian nation's second city.  

Carnival Says Crew Shortages are Caused By Backlogs and Delays in US Consular Processing of Visa

May 17, 2022

Carnival Cruise Line will pause some of the onboard events and limit the number of guests sailing on some ships due to crew shortages. In a post on social media Carnivals Brand Ambassador John Heald said that the company is unable to bring more crew on time because “of the situation with the United States Government who are themselves short staffed,”

Carnival Cruise Line Entire Fleet is Back to Operations

May 03, 2022

Carnival Cruise Line celebrated the full fleet back to operations with the resumption of cruises of the final vessel back in service Carnival Splendor setting sail from the port of Seattle on Monday. This voyage celebrates the re-launch of an entire fleet as Carnival Cruise Line becomes the first major cruise line in the United States to reach that reference point.