Carnival Victory Guest Wins More Than $300,000 Playing Slots


Lady Luck was on Wilbur Merritt’s side as the Holyoke, Mass., resident sailed on the Carnival Victory and came home $304,090 richer after he hit the jackpot in the ship’s South China Sea casino.
Merritt’s big payoff came after playing MegaCash, a bank of slot machines that are connected to all 22 Carnival Cruise Lines ships,… [Continue Reading]

Carnival Cruise Lines Introduces New Your Choice Dining Program


MIAMI (April 1, 2009) – Carnival Cruise Lines has launched “Your Choice Dining” which provides a selection of three different dinner seating options for guests aboard the line’s 22-ship fleet. In addition to Early or Late assigned seating, the cruise line is rolling out “Your Time” open seating to accommodate individual guest preferences. Also, under… [Continue Reading]

A 40 Year Plus Cruiser Reflects On Industry Changes

Brett Pechuls took his first “real” cruise in the 1960’s as an Atlantic crossing, though as a military brat, he’d been at sea many times previously onboard military transports. He cruised on several lines in the 1970’s and 1980’s, but then took over 20 years off from cruising. His first modern cruise… [Continue Reading]

Carnival PokerPro Challenge 2008 to Offer $250,000 in Cash Prizes


MIAMI, Feb 20 – Carnival Cruise Lines, the world’s largest cruise operator, is hosting its 2008 Carnival PokerPro Challenge, a series of No Limit Texas Hold’em poker satellite tournaments taking place on dozens of “Fun Ship” voyages. The tournaments will occur on select cruises now through June 30, 2008 with winners of the preliminary tournaments… [Continue Reading]

New Circle C Program Aimed At 12- To 14-Year-Olds Debuts Aboard Carnival’s Fun Ships


MIAMI (February 11, 2008) – Building upon its distinction as the family cruise leader, Carnival Cruise Lines has introduced a new on-board program called “Circle C” aimed specifically at the 12- to 14-year-old age group, with expansive new clubs, a full schedule of activities and trained staff.
The “Circle C” program complements the line’s other youth-oriented… [Continue Reading]