MIAMI, May 1, 2008) Ã¢â‚¬â€ Although MotherÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Day is less than two weeks away, there are still plenty of opportunities to show your appreciation for mom this year by whisking her away with a Ã¢â‚¬Å“Fun ShipÃ¢â‚¬Â getaway aboard Carnival Cruise Lines.
With six departures ranging from three to five days available over the May 11, 2008, MotherÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Day holiday, CarnivalÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Ã¢â‚¬Å“Fun ShipsÃ¢â‚¬Â will offer moms of all ages an opportunity to visit a variety of warm, tropical destinations in Mexico, The Bahamas, or Caribbean. And with an array of shipboard amenities designed to appeal to the entire family, mom wonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t be the only one having fun.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“An estimated 82 million mothers reside in the U.S., according to the latest U.S. Census numbers, and Carnival as the number-one cruise line catering to families, is poised to provide mothers with a special and memorable day,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Lynn C. Torrent, CarnivalÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s senior vice president of sales and guest services. Ã¢â‚¬Å“CarnivalÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Ã¢â‚¬ËœFun ShipsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ offer the ideal setting to celebrate each of momÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s many roles in a family-oriented atmosphere while enjoying a fun and relaxing time together.Ã¢â‚¬Â
CarnivalÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s three- to five-day cruises departing over MotherÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Day weekend include:
- Carnival Fantasy departing on a four-day cruise from New Orleans to Cozumel Thursday, May 8
- Carnival Paradise departing on a three-day cruise from Long Beach, Calif., to Ensenada Friday, May 9
- Carnival Fascination departing on a three-day cruise from Miami to Nassau departing Friday, May 9
- Carnival Imagination on a five-day cruise from Miami to Grand Cayman and Ocho Rios Saturday, May 10
- Carnival Inspiration departing on a five-day cruise from Tampa to Grand Cayman and Cozumel Saturday, May 10
- Carnival Sensation departing on a four-day cruise from Port Canaveral, Fla., to Freeport and Nassau Sunday, May 11
Mom and the entire family can enjoy white-sand beaches and azure waters while creating a lifetime of wonderful memories as they cruise around the Caribbean and Mexico. Treat mom to unforgettable experiences such as swimming with stingrays, climbing Ocho RiosÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ famous DunnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s River Falls or exploring ancient Mayan ruins. Shop-aholics also can experience incredible duty-free bargains at the various ports.
Aboard ship, moms can indulge at Spa Carnival with a pampering massage or facial or relax in the sauna or steam room. Dining options abound, with delicious full-service meals in elegant main dining rooms, a variety of casual choices in expansive poolside eateries, or even breakfast in bed, compliments of CarnivalÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s 24-hour stateroom service.
Carnival ships offer numerous shipboard amenities including a variety of entertainment options, multiple nightclubs and lounges and, on the Carnival Imagination and Carnival Inspiration, the new Serenity adults-only retreat.
Cruise-only rates begin at $349 per person for three-day cruises, $399 per person for four-day cruises, and $449 per person for five-day cruises, based on double occupancy.
For additional information and reservations, contact any travel agent, call 1-800-CARNIVAL or visit carnival.com.