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Carnival Mardi Gras Balcony Stateroom

Carnival Reveals Mardi Gras Innovative Stateroom Design

New ship, new designs, right? That’s what Carnival is doing with Mardi Gras.  From how the ship is powered to where you’ll sleep, innovation is the buzz word for this cutting-edge, contemporary new ship. Part of the innovative design strategy is to create a space that feels more open.  The staterooms will seem more spacious […] Read more…

Carnival Fantasy Moves to Mobile, Alabama for a Full Year

After extensive refurbishment, Carnival Fantasy sets out on four- and five-night cruises to Mexico.  Carnival Cruise Lines adds the 2,056-passenger Carnival Fantasy to their multi-million dollar Funship 2.0 refurbishment list that includes, among a long list of upgrades, Guy’s Burger Joint, two poolside favorites – the RedFrog Rum Bar and BlueIguana Tequila Bar – and the BlueIguana Cantina Mexican-themed eatery. In […] Read more…

Carnival Bans Carry On Bottled Water

Water, Water Everywhere, But Not a Drop to…

…Bring onboard a Carnival Cruise! As of July 9, guests cruising on any Carnival ship will not be allowed to carry aboard any bottles of water.  That’s right. Carnival bans carry on water bottles. What about alcohol?   Here’s the short and sweet original guideline for bringing booze on a cruise: You can’t.  Guests are prohibited from bringing […] Read more…

Carnival Cruise Line spreads a lot of Sunshine at Port Canaveral

Carnival Sunshine and Liberty head to Port Canaveral. Good news from Carnival Cruise Lines today, especially if you live near Florida’s Space Coast or New Orleans.  The recently refurbished (to the tune of $155 million) Carnival Sunshine and the Carnival Liberty will sail year-round from Port Canaveral, Florida.  To make room for these Funship 2.0 […] Read more…

Carnival Liberty scores 100 on U.S. Public Health Inspection

Mention Carnival Cruise Lines and most people remember Kathy Lee Gifford singing away about endless parties, dazzling shows and, well…fun. But that’s not the entire picture. What goes on, to the oblivion of most passengers, is how their ship stays so clean. Except for perpetual vacuuming and polishing of the public area, guests don’t realize […] Read more…

Hurricane Rina sends us off course – Days four and five

As you can see from the photo, the weather in Falmouth, Jamaica was about to change.  So were our plans for a visit tomorrow to Grand Cayman. Rather than make his familiar departure announcement as we sailed away, the Captain instead chose to tell us mid-afternoon, that due to tropical storm Rina,  we weren’t going […] Read more…