Carnival Cruise Lines, Whodunit Productions Team Up for Series of Whodunit Mystery Cruises in 2008-09

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MIAMI (March 27, 2008) – Carnival Cruise Lines, the world’s largest cruise operator, and Whodunit Productions, the leading organizer of mystery cruises at sea, have teamed up for a series of “Whodunit Cruises” aboard the 2,052-passenger “Fun Ship” Carnival Paradise from Long Beach, Calif., in 2008 and 2009.

Eight different three-day “Mystery Cruises” will be offered, the first of which will depart, appropriately enough, on Halloween – Oct. 31, 2008. Other departure dates include Jan. 9, Feb. 13, March 13, May 1, July 17, Oct. 30, and Dec. 4, 2009.

The “Whodunit Cruises” on the Carnival Paradise will encompass a variety of exciting activities taking place throughout the various public rooms and areas aboard the massive 70,000-ton SuperLiner – all with the objective of solving the mystery at the end of the voyage.

When participants arrive on board, they are given their own role to play and are encouraged to utilize the traits of their character to find out “whodunit.” “Mystery Cruise” participants also can interact with professional actors hired specifically to set the tone for the mystery by creating an unforgettable atmosphere of suspense and intrigue.

A variety of top-secret clues, everything from notes slipped discreetly under stateroom doors to instructions for various clandestine missions, are provided throughout the cruise. As the clues unravel, participants have to solve the mystery – before it’s too late!

In addition to the opportunity to put their crime-solving skills to the test, “Mystery Cruise” participants can enjoy a special Super Sleuth cocktail party at the end of the cruise to announce the Whodunit winner.

“Carnival is delighted to team up with ‘Whodunit Productions’ to create these exciting ‘Mystery Cruises,’ which offer participants an opportunity to combine a highly intriguing and entertaining activity with all the fun and relaxation of a ‘Fun Ship’ cruise,” said Lynn C. Torrent, Carnival’s senior vice president of sales and guest services.

“Our ‘Mystery Cruises’ are packed with fun, excitement and intrigue. Our motto is ‘expect the unexpected!’ We’re very happy to partner with Carnival Cruise Lines to host these unforgettable ‘whodunit’ cruises aboard the ‘Fun Ship’ Carnival Paradise,” said Shauna Hoffman, president of Whodunit Productions, Inc.

While on board the Carnival Paradise, “Mystery Cruise” participants can enjoy the ship’s wide range of “resort-style” facilities and features – 12 lounges and bars with dramatic interiors that celebrate the great ships of yesteryear, three swimming pools – one with a 115-foot-long water slide – along with a 12,000-square-foot Spa Carnival facility, full casino gambling and on-board duty-free shopping.

Dining options include two formal restaurants with extensive menus and wine lists, a casual poolside eatery featuring breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets and a 24-hour pizzeria, a patisserie offering specialty coffees and sweets, and complimentary 24-hour stateroom service. Wi-Fi access and cellular phone service are also available.

Additionally, each of the Carnival Paradise’s 1,026 staterooms features the Carnival Comfort Bed sleep system with plush mattresses, luxurious duvets and high quality linens and pillows.
Reservations are currently being accepted for the “Whodunit Cruises” aboard the Carnival Paradise. Rates start at $348 per person, based on double occupancy (includes all “Mystery Cruise” activities).

Special discount rates for third and fourth guests sailing in the same stateroom, along with round-trip air supplements from a variety of North American gateways, are also available.
For additional information and to reserve a spot for this unforgettable experience, and reservations, contact Carnival’s special “Mystery Cruise” reservations number toll-free at 1-866-857-7080. Fare code CPMM/FPMM must be requested for individual bookings or CPMG/FPMG for group bookings.

Participants must visit whodunitmystery.com after making their booking to register for the various on-board activities.

Information on the Carnival “Fun Ship” vacation experience is also available by contacting any travel agent, calling 1-800-CARNIVAL or visiting carnival.com.