MIAMI (October 10, 2007) Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Carnival Cruise LinesÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ new 113,300-ton Carnival Splendor Ã¢â‚¬â€œ the largest Ã¢â‚¬Å“Fun ShipÃ¢â‚¬Â ever constructed Ã¢â‚¬â€ will operate a special one-time eight-day European cruise in July 2008.
The eight-day voyage, which departs Genoa July 2 and arrives in London (Dover) July 10, 2008, will visit four magnificent ports in three countries: Cannes, France; Barcelona, Spain; Lisbon, Portugal; and Le Havre (Paris), France.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Carnival SplendorÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s special eight-day voyage is just the latest addition to a highly diverse European inaugural season,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Vicki Freed, CarnivalÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s senior vice president of sales and guest services. Ã¢â‚¬Å“ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s the best way to see the great cities of Europe at a great value.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Following this voyage, the 3,006-passenger SuperLiner will launch CarnivalÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s first-ever 12-day northern Europe cruise schedule from London July 13 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ the first of five voyages in the program, which continues through Aug. 30, 2008. Ports include Copenhagen; Warnemunde (Berlin); Helsinki; St. Petersburg; Tallin, Estonia; and Amsterdam.
Carnival Splendor will also sail a special 12-day Mediterranean cruise from London to Rome (Civitavecchia) Sept. 11, 2008, then operate the lineÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s popular Grand Mediterranean and Mediterranean and Greek Isles cruises Sept. 23, and Oct. 5 and Oct. 17, 2008.
Upon completion of its European season, Carnival Splendor will sail a 16-day trans-Atlantic crossing from Rome to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., where it will sail a series of seven-day Caribbean voyages from Port Everglades. Following CarnivalÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s first program of South American cruises January to March 2009, Carnival Splendor will launch year-round seven-day Mexican Riviera cruises from Long Beach, Calif., March 29, 2009, continuing the lineÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s West Coast expansion.
Representing a new class of Ã¢â‚¬Å“Fun Ship,Ã¢â‚¬Â Carnival Splendor will feature a host of innovations, highlighted by a two-deck-high Ã¢â‚¬Å“Cloud 9 SpaÃ¢â‚¬Â featuring a Thalassotherapy Pool and an elaborate Thermal Suite with four rooms set at different temperatures. Adjacent to the facility will be 68 exclusive spa staterooms and suites Ã¢â‚¬â€œ another first for the line Ã¢â‚¬â€œ with private access to the facility, special amenities and priority spa reservations.
The vesselÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s family-friendly amenities include a 5,500-square-foot childrenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s play area Ã¢â‚¬â€œ the largest in the Ã¢â‚¬Å“Fun ShipÃ¢â‚¬Â fleet and part of the top-rated Ã¢â‚¬Å“Camp CarnivalÃ¢â‚¬Â program Ã¢â‚¬â€ along with a water spray park and an expansive Ã¢â‚¬Å“Club O2Ã¢â‚¬Â teen center with a DJ, dance floor and high-tech sound and lighting system.
Also featured will be four swimming pools Ã¢â‚¬â€œ one covered by a retractable Sky Dome that will house the popular Ã¢â‚¬Å“Carnival Seaside Theatre,Ã¢â‚¬Â an oversized screen displaying movies, concerts and other programming.
Carnival will begin accepting reservations for Carnival SplendorÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s eight-day European cruise Thursday, Oct. 11.
For additional information and reservations, contact any travel agent, call 1-800-CARNIVAL or visit carnival.com.