MIAMI (August 6, 2008) â€“ Carnival Cruise Linesâ€™ newest â€œFun Ship,â€ the 113,300-ton Carnival Splendor which debuted in Europe last month, is showcased in a new webisode airing on www.carnival.com/splendor (click on â€œblogâ€).
The 3,006-passenger SuperLiner â€“ the largest â€œFun Shipâ€ ever constructed â€“ debuted July 2 and is currently operating the lineâ€™s first-ever Northern Europe cruise program.
Hosted by Carnivalâ€™s Senior Vice President of Sales and Guest Services Lynn Torrent, the new webisodes feature entertaining interviews with three longtime Carnival employees: Carnival Splendor Senior Cruise Director John Heald, who highlights the shipâ€™s iconic elements such as the 21,000-square-foot â€œCloud 9 Spaâ€ and Seaside Theatre poolside LED screen; Senior Maitre dâ€™ Ken Byrne, who details Carnival Splendorâ€™s wide-ranging formal and casual dining options; and Vice President of Cruise Programming Roger Blum, who, as the producer of the shipâ€™s production shows, offers unique insight into the lavish revues and numerous other entertainment choices.
The interviews, which were taped on board during the Carnival Splendorâ€™s three-day preview cruise from Dover last month, are the newest additions to the â€œOn Board with Carnivalâ€ series during which Torrent interviews members of Carnivalâ€™s management team in a relaxed talk show-like setting.
Representing a new class of ship for the line, Carnival Splendor offers a wide range of entertainment choices, from three high-energy revues – The Beat,â€ â€œVroom,â€ and â€œFiesta Latinaâ€ â€“ presented in the 1,500-seat Spectacular Spectacular show lounge to the lineâ€™s legendary â€œMidnight Specialâ€ comedy show. A delicious array of culinary options, including full-service meals in the Gold Pearl and Black Pearl dining rooms, casual choices in The Lido poolside restaurant and gourmet cuisine in The Pinnacle supper club, are offered, as well.