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Carnival Cruise Line names Emeril Lagasse as chief culinary officer

January 29, 2023 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

Fans of talented culinary artist Emeril Lagasse can now enjoy his delicious cuisine as chief culinary officer for Carnival Cruise Line.

“Food is key to the fun of a Carnival cruise,” Christine Duffy, president for Carnival Cruise Line, said in a news release. “Emeril’s restaurants on our two new ships have been a great addition to our dining offerings and guests rave about the food, which will also be on Carnival Jubilee come next December.” Read more...

Carnival Unveils ‘The Gateway’ on New Ship

June 18, 2022 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

The new Carnival Celebration will do just that – celebrate travel and the excitement of exploring new destinations in its fun feature “The Gateway.”

“The Gateway was created to celebrate the enriching experience we all feel when traveling – not only because of the destinations we travel to, but also the world of cultures we get to explore,” Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line, said in a news release. Read more...

Carnival Radiance Christened by Godmother Lucille O’Neal

December 29, 2021 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

If the last name of the new Carnival Radiance godmother sounds familiar, it probably should. In a celebration of all things fun and family, Carnival Cruise Line christened its newest ship in December in a naming ceremony in Long Beach, California.

The ship’s godmother, Lucille O’Neal, and her son, Carnival Chief Fun Officer Shaquille O’Neal, were featured guests at the event. As part of the ceremony, Lucille and Shaquille helped pour champagne atop a traditional ship’s bell officially naming the ship. Read more...

Cruise Trivia: Where do these unusual cats live

July 24, 2021 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

The words on the sign are very clear: “Please do not sit on furniture.”

And yet there he was. Sprawled on his back with his feet propped against the brocaded fabric, he was snoozing away on the antique settee. Or maybe the offender was a she.

Whatever, the napping cat doesn’t have to read the signs or pay attention to them. These cats are special and they are pretty much allowed to do what they want. Read more...

Cruise Trivia: Name this chicken-friendly American city

July 21, 2021 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

He strutted down the street like he was cock of the walk.

“He’s beautiful and he knows it,” a woman said, watching me try to take a photo of the confident rooster.

I think she was right. Perhaps this preening critter knew that he was a popular sight and that he could come and go as he pleased – protected by the laws of this American city. Read more...

Carnival shares recipe for Fruit Loops French Toast

February 12, 2021 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

Do you like green eggs and ham? How about moose juice or goose juice? Maybe Fruit Loops French Toast?

Chances are your children like them. And now Carnival Cruise Lines is sharing one of those popular recipes so youngsters can enjoy the treat at home.

It’s not nearly as cool as sailing aboard a Carnival “Fun Ship” or enjoying the ship’s whimsical “Green Eggs & Ham Breakfast,” starring The Cat in the Hat and his friends. Read more...

Carnival Chilled Peach Soup Recipe

January 22, 2021 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

I remember the first time it happened to me. I had enjoyed clam chowder many times, particularly when I lived near Cape Cod and worked at a Massachusetts newspaper.

But on a long-ago cruise when I ordered clam chowder, I received a big white bowl with some chopped clams in the bottom. Mighty skimpy. Read more...

Unusual Ohio museum is the cat’s meow

January 16, 2021 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

Surrounded by cats of all sizes waving their paws is a bit hypnotic. Maybe that’s how the owner of this unusual place got started on her surprising feline collection. The little cuties might have hypnotized her.

Micha Robertson shares her lucky cat collection in her museum

“I’ve just always loved cats,” owner Micha Robertson said. “From the time I was born, I have had cats. And I’ve always collected cat-themed merchandise.” Read more...

Santa Rides New Roller Coaster on Carnival Mardi Gras

December 17, 2020 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

Yes, Virginia, there is a roller coaster on a cruise ship. And Santa Claus just rode it.

Taking a break from his pre-Christmas gift making, Santa ventured down to Finland to take a test run on BOLT, the first-ever roller coaster at sea aboard Carnival Cruise Line’s new Mardi Gras. The ship is being delivered at the Meyer Turku shipyard later this week. Read more...

Carnival unveils first roller coaster at sea

March 5, 2020 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

Imagine soaring high above the sea in a zooming roller coaster. Carnival Cruise Line is building the first roller coaster at sea for its magnificent Mardi Gras, set to debut in August.

“Whether guests want to get an adrenaline rush or take it slow and enjoy the breathtaking views, BOLT will have it all,” said Carnival Cruise Line President Christine Duffy. Read more...