Grand Turk Cruise Center Expects Record 500,000 Passengers in 2009

With 229 cruise ship calls scheduled for 2009, including nearly 89 from Carnival Cruise Lines’ vessels, the Grand Turk Cruise Center (GTCC) is on track for hosting a record 500,000 passengers in the coming year. The unprecedented half-million passenger mark is a 25 percent increase over 2008, during which the GTCC was closed for… [Continue Reading]

Three of a Kind

The new 113,300-ton Carnival Splendor, which made its U.S. debut in late November, docked along side the 110,000-ton Carnival Freedom and Carnival Glory in St. Thomas, U.S.V.I., earlier this week. Collectively, the three ships carry 8,954 passengers on a double occupancy basis.
Carnival Splendor will operate a winter schedule of seven-day Caribbean cruises from… [Continue Reading]

Carnival Cruise Lines to Increase Capacity on 2010 New York Departures

Carnival Cruise Lines will increase capacity on its seasonal cruise program from New York in 2010 with the 2,978-passenger Carnival Glory scheduled to operate a variety of four and five-day Atlantic Canada voyages from June to September, followed by a series of five week-long fall foliage cruises.
It marks the first time that Carnival has deployed… [Continue Reading]

Carnival to Expand ‘Seaside Theatre’ Concept to Additional ‘Fun Ships’

MIAMI, July 16 – “Carnival’s Seaside Theatres” — jumbo-sized LED screens currently featured poolside on five Carnival “Fun Ships,” including the new 113,300-ton Carnival Splendor which debuted earlier this month –- will be expanded to an additional five vessels over the next year. The massive 270-square-foot screens display a variety of programming, including movies, concerts,… [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]