August 26 was National Cherry Popsicle Day and, for the second year in a row, Carnival Cruise Lines provided a delicious treat of hundreds of cherry popsicles to the kids at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, one of the cruise line’s top charitable partners.
The National Cherry Popsicle Day celebration continues Carnival’s ongoing support of St. Jude.
Earlier this year, Carnival was named St. Jude’s Official Celebration Partner and pledged to raise $5 million over the next four years, complementing a $3 million contribution made by the cruise line during a three-year period.
From the smiles on their faces, the kids obviously enjoyed the frozen confections, which were given out as part of a fun-filled celebration at the Memphis, Tenn., facility, a global leader in the research and treatment of pediatric cancer and other catastrophic diseases.
A unique exhibit commemorating the National Aeronautics & Space Administration’s (NASA) Mercury space program and the historic 1962 splashdown of the Friendship 7 capsule off the coast of Grand Turk is now open at the Grand Turk Cruise Center.
Grand opening festivities were held this past weekend, with representatives from the Turks and Caicos Islands’ government, Carnival Corporation & plc and the Grand Turk Cruise Center in attendance. Special guest speakers included Janet E. Petro, deputy director of the John F. Kennedy Space Center and former NASA astronaut Winston Scott. Continue reading “One-of-a-Kind Exhibit on NASA’a Mercury Space Program Opens at Grand Turk Cruise Center”
The blog of Carnival’s Senior Cruise Director John Heald has been named Best Cruise Line Blog in Porthole Cruise Magazine’s 2011 Editor-in-Chief Awards.
Selected by Porthole’s Editor-in-Chief Bill Panoff, the annual awards are designed to recognize excellence in the cruise and travel industries. Continue reading “John Heald Wins 2011 Porthole Editor-in-Chief Award for Best Cruise Line Blog”
Carnival Cruise Lines is excited to announce the FIRST ever Cooper River Bridge Run wedding in Marion Square- a FIRST for Charleston, a FIRST for the Run, and a FIRST for Carnival! Carnival Cruise Lines is inviting interested couples to submit an application for a chance to be the first to tie the knot or renew vows at Carnival’s “beach” in Marion Square, after racing to the altar in the 2011 Cooper River Bridge Run. Carnival Cruise Lines’ Race to the Altar fundraiser will benefit MUSC Children’s Hospital as part of a year-long partnership. Continue reading “Carnival Cruise Lines Announces Couple Search for First Ever Cooper River Bridge Run 2011 Wedding”
Carnival Cruise Lines has named six “Funtastic” travel partners of the year for 2010. This new awards program replaces Carnival’s previous “Partner of the Year” program in an effort to better recognize top partners from each sales region as well as a top strategic partner.
“Funtastic” partners are selected from each of Carnival’s four U.S. sales territories, one from Canada and one from its group of strategic partners. Selections are made based on year-over-year growth, improvement in key performance metrics, and overall partnership strength. Carnival’s team of business development managers submit nominations, which are then narrowed to six winners by the company’s sales leadership team. Continue reading “Carnival Cruise Lines Names 2010 ‘Funtastic’ Travel Partners of the Year”
Last week NBC’s Today Show announced their new Carnival-sponsored segment “Have You Ever,” which features the show’s anchors embarking on brand new experiences. Continue reading “How Many TV Anchors Does it Take To Change a Light Bulb?”
Martin Landtman, a longtime veteran of the maritime industry with more than three decades of experience in shipbuilding and technical operations, has been named senior vice president – marine operations at Miami-based Carnival Cruise Lines. Continue reading “Landtman Named Senior Vice President – Marine Operations at Carnival Cruise Lines”
The sky’s the limit when it comes to outdoor fun and fitness at the innovative SportSquare to be featured on Carnival Cruise Lines’ newest vessel, Carnival Magic, when it sets sail May 1. The line’s most expansive outdoor recreation area by far, SportSquare on Carnival Magic (www.carnivalmagic.com) is an active cruiser’s on-board paradise, featuring SkyCourse, the first ropes course at sea, and cruising’s first-ever outdoor fitness area. Guests can also get in the swing of things with the line’s first-ever two-level nine-hole miniature golf course, which the company is encouraging fans to help name at www.carnivalmagic.com/contest. Continue reading “Expansive Sportsquare Recreation Area Rounds Out the Outdoor Fun and Fitness Atop New Carnival Magic”