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Basketball great Shaq appointed as Carnival’s CFO – Chief Fun Officer

January 17, 2018 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

Larger-than-life sports legend Shaquille O’Neal has a new job. The former NBA great and sports commentator has been named the newly appointed “CFO” for Carnival Cruise Line.

“We are very excited to have Shaq as part of the Carnival Team,” Carnival Christine Duffy said in a news release. “He will serve as a great partner ensuring everyone knows all about our one-of-a-kind brand of fun. We’re confident that his embodiment of our brand values will inspire America to Choose Fun and discover the authentic, participatory and social atmosphere that Carnival offers.” Read more...

Carnival Horizon Dreamscape to feature work by St. Jude Children’s Hospital patients

November 29, 2017 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

When the new Carnival Horizon debuts in Europe in April 2018, the atrium sculpture will feature artwork created by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital patients.

The massive LED “Dreamscape” atrium sculpture will offer 33 different artistic creations from St. Jude patients, one of Carnival’s largest charitable partners. Read more...

Coin for ship protection welded onto new Carnival Horizon

July 26, 2017 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

By Jackie Sheckler Finch

When the Carnival Horizon sails the ocean blue starting in April 2018, the new ship will be carrying on a time-honored tradition.

The 133,500-ton Carnival Horizon recently had a commemorative coin welded to the ship’s mast to mark a significant construction milestone – the successful completion of Carnival Horizon’s exterior outfitting. Read more...

Dr. Seuss WaterWorks Park to be featured on new Carnival Horizon cruise ship

June 21, 2017 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

By Jackie Sheckler Finch

Imagine zooming down a massive Cat in the Hat water slide. Or slipping through an enclosed body slide with polka dots and special lighting honoring mischievous duo Thing 1 and Thing 2.

And doing all this on a cruise ship.

Legendary children’s author Dr. Seuss is the inspiration for Dr. Seuss WaterWorks, a thrilling water park featured on Carnival Cruise Line’s newest ship, the 133,500-ton Carnival Horizon. The 3,934-passenger vessel is set to debut on April 2, 2018. Read more...

Carnival shares recipe for tiramisu

April 19, 2017 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

The first time I ever savored tiramisu after a wonderful dinner, I was awake most of that night. Not one to have problems sleeping, I couldn’t understand why the tasty dessert would give me such a jolt.

Then a chef explained what goes into tiramisu and I knew. As a non-coffee drinker, I was getting a big dose of caffeine when I indulged in the sweet treat. The solution? I only eat tiramisu at lunch or early in the day so the caffeine energy will have worn off by bedtime. Read more...

Carnival LIVE announces 2017 lineup with music, comedy

November 2, 2016 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

By Jackie Sheckler Finch

Concerts and cruises seem like a winning combination. Add another “C” into that mix – Carnival Cruise Line – and you’ve got a fun lineup, especially when it features Tim McGraw, Little Big Town, Jay Leno and Jeff Foxworthy. Read more...

New Carnival Vista showcases diverse flavors from around the world

July 20, 2016 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

Craving some sushi or maybe crab claws and lobster? How about spaghetti and meat balls or a burger piled high with your favorite toppings? Perhaps your taste buds are ready for a thick steak cooked just the way you like. The new Carnival Vista offers all that and much more. Read more...

Carrie Underwood, Carnival launch Operation Homefront to support military families

March 8, 2016 | Marie Poynter

Carnival Cruise Line and superstar Carrie Underwood are teaming up to raise funds for Operation Homefront, a national nonprofit that helps build strong, stable and secure military families.

The year-long Honor.Family.Fun. program will culminate on Nov. 4 with a private pierside concert for service men, women and their families. The special concert starring Underwood will mark the U.S. debut in New York City of the new Carnival Vista. Read more...

Carnival Cruise Line celebrates ‘Grinchmas Time’

December 3, 2015 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

You’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch. But Carnival Cruise Line will be giving guests a chance to grow their hearts three sizes. Carnival plans to make the season extra special with shipboard appearances by none other than the Grinch himself.

These experiences and more are part of the line’s exclusive Seuss at Sea program in partnership with Dr. Seuss Enterprises. Read more...

Carnival Cruise Lines’ new shore excursions best price guarantee- now all you have to do is choose a tour!

June 12, 2014 | Heidi

Shore excursions are part of the fun of cruising. Going ashore and taking a tour is an exciting option on cruises. And, almost always, there are more tour options than I can do. Makes for hard choices.

But Carnival Cruise Lines has now come up with a cruise industry first to be sure passengers get the best shore excursions possible. Carnival just announced a guarantee that guests who book a Carnival shore excursion and find a comparable tour at a lower price will receive an onboard credit of 110 percent of the difference. Read more...