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Emeril Lagasse Restaurant to Open on Carnival Mardi Gras

Carnival Cruise Line just announced that award-winning celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse will open his first-ever restaurant onboard Carnival’s newest ship, Mardi Gras.  It’s all so New Orleans. Named Emeril’s Bistro 1396, the restaurant will be located in Mardi Gras French Quarter, one of six themed zones on the ship. But the French Quarter will be […] Read more…

Carnival ship arrives in Nassau Bahamas

Carnival Cruise Line Ends Free Room Service in 2019

Carnival room service gets a price tag Carnival has just announced that beginning mid-January, 2019, they will no longer offer complimentary room service.  The change will be across the fleet, with an expanded à la carte menu. Carnival’s website states, “A wide variety of menu items will be available with a nominal cost ranging from […] Read more…

Carnival Mardi Gras is the Name of Their New Ship

Carnival Cruise Line has just announced the name for their newest ship – Carnival Mardi Gras.  It’s a name that I clearly remember from my days at the University of Miami.  Carnival’s first-ever cruise ship, Carnival Mardi Gras, debuted in Miami in 1972. The new Carnival Mardi Gras will be the largest in the Carnival […] Read more…

Carnival Cruise Line Returns to San Diego

Exciting news for west-coasters and Carnival fans. After a seven year absence, Carnival Cruise Line will return to the Port of San Diego when Carnival Miracle arrives in late 2019. Carnival Miracle plans a winter schedule of three- to 15-day voyages from San Diego, California from December 2019 to February 2020.  The schedule begins with a seven-day cruise to […] Read more…

Queen Latifah Gives Carnival Horizon the Royal Treatment

Queen Latifah, in a new role as godmother, officially named Carnival’s newest ship, Carnival Horizon.  The ceremony was held on Wednesday in New York City.  The event also featured young artists from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, whose artwork was displayed on Dreamscape, a three-deck-high LED installation in the ship’s atrium. During the evening, Queen […] Read more…

Take a Ride on the Magical Flying Chair in Roatan

Mahogany Bay Cruise Center and the Flying Chair in Roatan. I don’t fly. Ever. When the opportunity to “fly” from Mahogany Bay Cruise Center at the port in Roatan, Honduras to the beach presented itself, I was determined to sally forth.  Come along with me in this short video as I take a ride on the flying […] Read more…

Carnival Ecstasy Reviews and Photos at Port of Miami

Carnival Ecstasy offers three- and four-night cruises to Key West, Mexico and Bahamas. Welcome aboard the “new” Carnival Ecstasy. New at least to PortMiami. I recently embarked on the Ecstasy for a four-night cruise to Cozumel and Key West, and to also experience a Carnival LIVE concert with Martina McBride.  Here’s my report. First Impressions. Even though this ship is […] Read more…

Carnival Cruise Lines announces new itineraries from West Coast

Short cruises from California plus news for Miami and Panama Canal transit Carnival Cruise Lines will expand capacity on the West Coast with the introduction of year-round three and four-day cruises on the 2,052-passenger Carnival Imagination from Long Beach, Ca, beginning January 26, 2014. The move will bring the total number of Carnival ships operating […] Read more…

Saturday update: Tropical Storm Isaac causes Carnival, Norwegian & Royal Caribbean to change itineraries

Saturday 7pm – Cruise Ship and Itinerary Update: From CARNIVAL the latest updates as follows: Carnival Valor – 8/26/12 departure Carnival Valor’s scheduled six-day cruise will now operate as a five-day cruise departing Aug. 27, visiting Grand Cayman and Montego Bay (the scheduled call in Key West has been cancelled).  Departure time for the Aug. 27 […] Read more…

Carnival Cruise Line updates for driving to Port of Tampa during Republican National Convention

Carnival Cruise Line has issued an advisory for guests who are cruising next week from Tampa.  Information is available on the best way to get to the port and avoid impending traffic snarls and road closures as a result of the convention.  Of course, this is contingent upon any disruptions from potential Hurrican Isaac that might affect both […] Read more…

Two more Carnival ships score 100 on public health inspection

Two Carnival ships – Carnival Freedom and Carnival Imagination – have earned 100 scores on their United States Public Health (USPH) inspections. Carnival Freedom and Carnival Imagination are the seventh and eighth latest Carnival ships, respectively, to earn perfect USPH scores, joining the Carnival Glory which earned a 100 score on a Health Canada inspection […] Read more…

Carnival Splendor scores a perfect 100 on surprise health inspection from the CDC

When the CDC will come a-knocking at their ship’s “door” is anyone’s guess. That’s precisely what happened last weekend aboard the 113,300 ton Carnival Splendor, in Long Beach, California.  The ship’s staff and crew received a surprise visit by inspectors from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Once again, the Carnival Splendor earned a […] Read more…

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