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Carnival Cruise Lines

New Mega Ships on the Way for Carnival Cruise Line!

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 07.30.2015 | Travel
Spencer Aronfeld

The race to sail the largest cruise ship is heating up among the world's cruise ship companies. Carnival announced its newly ordered ships will hold nearly 7,000 passengers each, making them literally floating cities.

It's Official! Cuba Is Now the Newest Addition to Carnival Cruise Line Ports of Call

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 07.22.2015 | Travel
Spencer Aronfeld

Miami-based Carnival Cruise Line, the largest passenger cruise ship company in the world, just announced that it will begin to include Cuba as a Port of Call in May 2016. Carnival claims that when its ship, the Adonia, docks in Cuba next year, it will be the very first American cruise company to visit the island since the Cuban Embargo.

Travel Options to Cuba Expanding With Fathom, JetBlue and AirBnB

Lea Lane | Posted 07.15.2015 | Travel
Lea Lane

The president's recent moves to restore diplomatic ties, reopen embassies, and loosen rules for U.S. travel to Cuba -- combined with America's pent-up curiosity -- are prompting travel companies to jump-start connections even before the embargo is lifted.

Carnival Cruise Lines to Sail to Cuba: A Paradigm of Our Times

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 07.09.2015 | Latino Voices
Yoani Sanchez

Cubans don't appear scandalized when we talk about these floating behemoths that will arrive with sumptuousness and money, a lot of money. Rather, people calculate the benefit involved when the giant of the seas touches land and a flood of tourists descend with bulging wallets.

Drownings on Cruise Ships

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 05.27.2015 | Travel
Spencer Aronfeld

Over 1.5 million children sail aboard cruise ships every year and there has been an alarming number of near drownings of children aboard cruise ships in the last few years.

9 Summer Cruise Deals to Snag Before They're Gone

U.S. News Travel | Posted 06.02.2015 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Is your ideal summer vacation a trip on the open seas, where lodging, food and most onboard activities are covered in one fee? Then it's likely you've considered a cruise. The thing is, so have many other people at this time of year.

Man Overboard! Cruise Ship Passengers Lost at Sea

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 05.02.2015 | Travel
Spencer Aronfeld

Every cruise ship passenger's worst nightmare is the fear of falling or being pushed overboard. While the cruise industry likes to downplay the frequency of these events -- as well as their ability to prevent them.

5 Wonderful Cruises to Take the Kids on Now

MiniTime | Posted 04.12.2015 | Travel
MiniTime

Gigantic waterparks, exciting kids' clubs, and spectacular evening shows are just some of the many cool attractions cruise ships have to offer family travelers.

The Best Cruise Lines of 2014

Cruise Critic | Posted 01.18.2015 | Travel
Cruise Critic

Cruise Critic, the world's largest online cruise resource, has just released its 7th Annual Editors' Picks Awards, showcasing the year's best of the best in cruise travel. The 18 awards were hand-picked by Cruise Critic's editorial staff, experts in the field who have a combined 100 years of cruise experience.

Cruise Ships and Ebola

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 12.22.2014 | Miami
Spencer Aronfeld

This week's incident raises serious questions as to how the cruise industry should prepare to tackle a potential Ebola outbreak at sea.

8 On-the-Go Food and Travel Tips

Margaret Marshall | Posted 09.06.2014 | Travel
Margaret Marshall

Your vacation will remain more pleasurable when you enjoy your food without being stuffed. You'll sleep better, feel terrific, and be energetic and lively throughout the entire trip.

Will Carnival's Passengers Triumph in Court?

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 05.06.2014 | Miami
Spencer Aronfeld

Dozens of the passengers who were aboard Carnival Cruise Line's Triumph last year when a fire left the ship disabled and adrift in the Gulf of Mexico ...

Cruise Trends and Deals for 2014!

Stewart Chiron | Posted 05.06.2014 | Travel
Stewart Chiron

That's terrific news for consumers because that means more options and better deals. Several more new cruise ships will debut this year than 2013, which yielded the smallest crop in decades.

Slideshow: Best Cruise Lines for Romance

U.S. News Travel | Posted 03.18.2014 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Maybe it's the fact that you and your better half can sail off into the sunset night after night, or maybe it's the ability to discover multiple locales while enjoying intimate meals, couples spa treatments and spacious cabins. Whatever the reason, cruises offer an inspiring setting for igniting romance.

Bouncing Booties, Bounties and Bankruptcy: PR Pardons for 2013

Mark Pettit | Posted 01.27.2014 | Business
Mark Pettit

"PR Pardons" are for those we think have paid their public penance and deserve a fresh start--at least from a public relations perspective. Don't worry, despite dominating national coverage, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford and Healthcare.gov are not on our list.

Celebrity Cruises: Bringing the Cuisine of the Seas Close to Home

Lin Humphrey | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Lin Humphrey

Most cruise line executives cite overcoming misperceptions of the cruise vacation as one of their key marketing challenges. One common myth they battle is that a cruise is the equivalent of a Las Vegas buffet. Over the last couple of years, one line set out to prove this image wrong in a big way.

Top Tips for Cruising With Kids

Budget Travel | Posted 10.08.2013 | Travel
Budget Travel

Advice on everything from how to pack smart, keep the little ones safe, find reliable onboard child care, and which cruise lines are rolling out the red carpet for families.

Miami Heat Owner Ditches CEO Job

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.25.2013 | Business

Micky Arison, majority owner of the Miami Heat, which last week won the NBA championship, will step down as chief executive officer of Carnival Corpo...

Royal Caribbean: Investing in Long-Term Relationships

Lin Humphrey | Posted 08.03.2013 | Business
Lin Humphrey

Despite the prevalent consumer advertising and online booking capabilities cruise lines have in the marketplace, most cruise vacations are booked by travel agents. Leading the charge to advance these long-term distribution system relationships for Royal Caribbean is Vicki Freed.

5 Things Midlifers Should Not Do This Summer

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.25.2013 | Fifty

"Summertime, and the living is easy," so said George Gershwin in the 1935 opera Porgy and Bess. Gershwin clearly lived a long time ago. Summertime bri...

Carnival Cruise Lines: A Prescription for Navigating Rough Media Waters

Lin Humphrey | Posted 07.06.2013 | Business
Lin Humphrey

Despite the criticism the line has received, Carnival has the opportunity to show great leadership in how it responds going forward. Here are five steps Carnival should take to improve its media problems.

Carnival Plans $300 Million In Ship Improvements

AP | BETH J. HARPAZ | Posted 04.17.2013 | Travel

NEW YORK -- Carnival Cruise Lines on Wednesday announced a $300 million program to add emergency generators, upgrade fire safety and improve engine ro...

Afraid of Cruising? Smaller Ships Are My Passion

Jean Newman Glock | Posted 06.16.2013 | Travel
Jean Newman Glock

I have been fortunate to sail on almost all of the five star cruise lines sailing today and have sailed most itineraries. While I would choose an ocean liner for any ocean crossing, for everything else, I look for small.

$1.3 Million Fine For Costa Concordia Shipwreck

AP | Posted 04.10.2013 | World

ROME -- A judge in Tuscany fined Italian cruise line Costa Crociere SpA 1 million euros ($1.3 million) Wednesday for the 2012 shipwreck of the Concord...

Carnival's Social Nightmare

John P. David | Posted 05.27.2013 | Business
John P. David

Aside from offering an outlet for professional and amateur comedy writers to try new material, social media plays an increasing role in how we learn about crises and disasters -- and also how communications and PR pros must respond to the same mishaps.