2017 & 2016 ​Feature Stories​


 
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Jan 16, 2018No More Excuses: Cruise Vacations More Popular than Ever, for Good Reason
MIAMI, Jan. 16, 2018 -- When you take a vacation, you want to have confidence in your decision, knowing you are getting value for your hard-earned dollars and will have a great time.When it comes to taking a cruise vacation, some of the top reasons include affordability, freedom and flexibility, and the opportunity to meet interesting people and have experiences in fascinating destinations such as in the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Western and Northern Europe, Alaska and Australia and New Zealand.... 
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Nov 15, 2017Top Chefs on High Seas: As Cruise Lines Partner with Culinary Stars, Guests Enjoy 5-Star Dining on Vacation
MIAMI, Nov. 15, 2017 -- Good food lies at the heart of a great vacation. Recognizing this, cruise lines are working with top chefs around the world to create innovative and delicious menus that add extraordinary tastes to the list of cruise vacation memories.The move to bring top chefs to the high seas is a reflection of the increasing interest in all things food-related in mainstream culture. Thanks to TV cooking shows and food competitions, more people are talking about food. And more cruise g... 
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Sep 21, 2017Cruise Lines Step Up To Protect Environment: 'It's Right Thing to Do'
MIAMI, Sept. 21, 2017 -- In Italy, kids are eating delicious and nutritious meals that were once surplus food prepared onboard ships for cruise passengers. In Miami, families in need are sleeping in comfortable beds with frames donated by cruise lines. At sea, cruise ships are assisting with ocean research and implementing and supporting recycling practices. As a result of those and similar efforts, the cruise industry – including Carnival Corporation, the world's largest leisure travel ... 
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Aug 02, 2017On Cruise Vacations, Wine's Popular Pastime
Cruises now offer extensive wine collections, with programs for tasting and learning about wine for both connoisseurs and curious beginners. MIAMI, Aug. 2, 2017 -- Cruise vacations are an increasingly popular way to relax, unwind and recharge. And while at sea, there's opportunity for guests to embrace some of life's most enjoyable pleasures – with wine-tasting and learning about wines an area of interest for many. Whether guests are curious beginners or connoisseurs, shipboard wine... 
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Jul 06, 2017Best Way to Visit Cuba? Go In Style on a Cruise For Worry-Free Travel
MIAMI, July 6, 2017 -- Once a forbidden place, Cuba is a jewel in the Caribbean that should be on every traveler's bucket list. And now there's a way to confidently travel to Cuba – by cruise ship. Two of the most popular and well-known cruise lines recently received approval for sailings to Cuba – Carnival Cruise Line and Holland America Line, two of the 10 cruise brands that are part of Carnival Corporation, the world's largest cruise company. ... 
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May 31, 2017Well-Kept Secret: Take a Cruise to Enjoy World's Best Beaches
MIAMI, May 31, 2017 -- Let's face it. Everyone deserves a day at the beach, preferably in a tropical place where you can dip your toes in soft sand and clear waters. And now here's a well-kept secret: With itineraries in places such as the Caribbean, Bahamas, Mexico, Bermuda, Hawaii, the Mediterranean, South America and the South Pacific, cruise ships make it easy to get to some of the best beaches in the world. Cruise ship captains and other officers, whe... 
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Apr 26, 2017For a Great Family Vacation, Take Your Kids on a Cruise
MIAMI, April 26, 2017 -- As you start making plans for vacation while school is out for the summer, consider that one of the easiest and most affordable options is a cruise. Cruise vacations are a snap to plan, kid-friendly and the perfect way to create family memories. Fun is a given, which may be why Carnival Cruise Line this year alone will host nearly 800,000 kids, more than any other cruise line and the most ever in the company's history. Value is part of the allure. Cruise fares inclu... 
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Mar 27, 2017Looking for Some Good Laughs? Take a Cruise Vacation as Cruise Lines are World's Largest Providers of Live Comedy
As experienced cruisers know and first-timers quickly discover, there is something to laugh out loud about on the high seas. Some of the top stand-up comedians in the world come on board cruise ships to entertain. Catch a comedy act on Carnival Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, British line P&O Cruises, P&O Cruises Australia or the three oceanliners of Cunard and you may recognize a comedian you've seen on TV or at a comedy club. Bonus: The shipboard shows are free.Carnival Cruise Line alon... 
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Feb 21, 2017For Groups Small or Large, Cruises Become Latest Trend for Fun, Easy Vacations
Vacations are often best when shared. Go on a cruise vacation with a group – whether your friends, extended family, co-workers, alumni association, church or the folks in your bowling league – and everyone can experience quality time together as well as private moments.   Cruise line group departments help make planning a snap whether your group is looking for a getaway for a few days, a week or more, and you don't have to be a huge crowd to qualify for group discounts.  ... 
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Feb 06, 2017Packing for Cruise Vacation: Here's How to Look Sharp While Keeping Luggage Light
Among the things you are thinking about when gearing up for a  cruise vacation, the prospect of seeing exciting new places, relaxing and having fun should all be at the top of your list. So why do we all worry so much about what to pack?With little effort you can put together an appropriate wardrobe and look stylish on your cruise vacation. Easing the cause is that ships are a lot less fussy about formality than they were even a few years ago. Casual is the order of the day with opportunity... 
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Jan 17, 2017Changing Vacations for the Better: Say Hello to Your Personal Concierge
MIAMI, Jan. 17, 2017 -- Imagine being on a cruise ship as if you were visiting your best friend's house or sitting at your grandmother's dining room table. Everyone knows your name, knows what you like to eat and drink and what you like to do.It's the ultimate in personalized vacations and it's coming soon to ships operated by Carnival Corporation. The cruise company is debuting proprietary, patent-pending wearable technology like nothing ever seen before for land-based or cruise vacations.A qua... 
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Dec 06, 2016Hottest Trend in Vacations: Cruising Growing Faster Than Land-Based Holidays
More people than ever are flocking to cruises for its affordability and being a fun, relaxing way to see the world and enjoy being at sea on vacation. Warning: If you take a cruise vacation, you'll likely get hooked and want to repeat the experience.Just ask Jennie Spaulding, 41, of Peoria, Ariz., who with her husband, Jeremy, recently cruised for the first time on a four-day sailing to Mexico."It was the best experience and the best vacation ever," Spaulding said. "It was a way to reconnect fo... 
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Oct 24, 2016Make the Most of Your Cruise Vacation: Here are Top 10 Tips from Cruise Experts
Officers in charge of hotel operations on cruise ships have seen it all: The first-time cruisers who come onboard big-eyed as they take in their impressive floating surroundings. Repeat cruisers arriving with plans to see and do everything. The overall joyful buzz as everyone begins a cruise vacation of a lifetime. Whether you're a newbie or a frequent guest on the high seas, here are 10 tips from the pros on how to be a better cruiser.   Experience a sunrise and sun... 
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Sep 15, 2016On Cruises, Some Passengers Have Fun Learning Skills Like Fencing, Making Beer – and How to Make Those Towel Animals
People love cruise vacations for enjoying the sea, exploring new sights, having fun, getting active and spending time with family and friends, or maybe for simply taking a break from work and life. But along the way, don't be surprised if you learn more than you expected.   On many ships you'll find enrichment programs that include dancing lessons and cooking demonstrations. You can learn to play bridge or sign up for a mixology class to discover secrets to creating exotic cockta... 
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Aug 15, 2016Wizards of Décor for Cruise Ships Offer Advice for Home Decoration
Expert interior designers encounter budgets, small and large spaces, and a moving ship - with thousands of guests a week to please. Here's a snapshot of how their creative ideas and tactics can work in your home.MIAMI, Aug. 15, 2016 -- As you peruse the vast number of color choices in the paint store or try to decide whether the watercolor you are obsessed with at the local arts festival will work in your home, consider what the interior designers of cruise ships encounter.These wizards of décor... 
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Jul 12, 2016Cruise Industry Trend: Women in Leadership Roles - Including Captains of Ships and Brands
MIAMI, July 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- When she left her home in the remote Faroe Islands and took a temporary job as a stewardess on a cargo ship, Inger Klein Thorhauge wanted most to become a wife and mother. But life at sea held such an attraction that she worked her way up through the ranks to become a cruise ship captain for Cunard.Thorhauge is part of a sea of change at the top of the cruise industry, as women are smashing through the glass ceiling, bringing a new energy and new ways of... 
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Jun 20, 2016Dinner party for 8? Here's advice from experts who host dinner for thousands
MIAMI, June 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- When you prepare for your next dinner party, consider what it must be like to entertain a ship full of guests every night, seven days a week. On your cruise vacation you can pick up valuable tips for your own home entertaining, from experts who host dinner for thousands.      In fact, hotel directors, chefs and maître d's say they frequently receive requests for take-home entertainment advice, whether about napkin folding, specific recipes that... 
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May 31, 2016Old Sailor Superstitions Still Bring Good Luck to Today's Cruise Ships
Traditions dating to seafarer days centuries ago to bring good luck remain alive and well with coins for "divine protection," godmother blessings for new ships, no whistling in the wheelhouse and spilled rum for Neptune. And for good measure, step aboard the ship with your right foot first.MIAMI, May 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Mariners tend to be superstitious. They don't like to rock the boat, so to speak. So even in the 21st century, with modern cruise ships sailing guests around the world in ex... 
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Apr 28, 2016World's Best Cruise Destinations? Ship Captains Offer Advice & Tips
 MIAMI, April 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Cruise ship captains travel the world, from sea to shining sea. So asking which is their favorite destination is like asking an artist to name a favorite creation or asking a parent to name a favorite child.Still, ship masters repeatedly visit ports of call, becoming familiar with not only the local waters but also with spectacular sights that can be seen from the ship as well as the culture and lifestyles they and their passengers experience on land.W... 
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Apr 05, 2016Help Wanted: New Cruise Ships Mean New - and Exciting - Career Opportunities for Thousands of People
There really is a butcher and a baker (among dozens of kitchen crew) as well as waiters, sommeliers, hotel staff, doctors, bookkeepers, the team on the bridge, electricians, plumbers, garbage men and a huge entertainment team, among jobs that need to be filled before a ship takes on guests.Experienced crew will come onboard from existing ships in the fleets – not all crew are new hires – but a new ship means many positions open, some unique to specific ships.For the Carnival Vista, officials nee... 
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Mar 08, 2016More Popular Than Ever, Cruise Ship Weddings Offer Value, Reduce Hassles - and Enhance Romance
MIAMI, March 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- When planning your dream wedding, here's a tip: You don't have to limit yourself to your own back yard. For the ultimate in romance, consider getting married on a cruise ship at sea or in an exotic cruise port of call.Cruise destination weddings are an increasingly popular choice for couples seeking both value and hassle-free planning. They are also a great way to stand out from the crowd, as in "Wow! You're getting married where?"There's a reason that thousa... 
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Feb 22, 2016For cruise passengers, volunteering combines vacations with giving back
MIAMI, Feb. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Grab a piña colada and relax on the sun deck of a cruise ship, but reserve some time to lend a helping hand. For many people, cruising takes on new meaning when you, for instance, hit the dance floor to help raise money for children's disease research on Carnival Cruise Line ships or join fellow passengers on a walk to raise money for cancer organizations on Holland America Line. --> -->Why do cruise vacations and volunteering go hand in hand?Michelle... 
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Feb 04, 2016For Chocolate Lovers on Cruises, Every Day is Valentine's Day
MIAMI, Feb. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Cruise passengers are big lovers of chocolate. The proof is in the pudding – and the chocolate cake, and the chocolate soufflés, and the chocolate truffles. --> -->While you're shopping for that perfect box of chocolate for your Valentine consider, for instance, that Carnival Cruise Line alone buys more than 1.3 million pounds of chocolate each year. A half million of those pounds go into making the passenger-favorite Warm Chocolate Melting Cake – som... 
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