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Carnival takes delivery of Carnival Panorama cruise ship

Carnival Cruise Line took delivery of its 27th cruise ship this week, with the Carnival Panorama at the Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera, Italy.

The third of the Vista Class ships, Panorama will now head to Long Beach, California for its naming ceremony and inaugural sailing in December. Carnival Panorama will launch year-round service from Long Beach, Calif., on Dec. 11, becoming the line’s first new ship homeported on the West Coast in more than 20 years.

Carnival releases first Sky Zone at sea details and prices

Carnival Cruise Line announced  first-ever Sky Zone trampoline park at sea aboard Carnival Panorama, debuting this December in Long Beach.

Guests will find the new facility on decks 6 and 7, which covers more than 3,000 square feet across a 12-lane trampoline court.

Sky Zone will be open all day on sea days with late afternoon and evening sessions on port days. One-hour sessions will be held throughout the cruise and available for three different age groups – 6 months to 5 years; 6-14; and 15 and older.

Carnival and Royal Caribbean will build new cruise terminal in St. Lucia

Carnival Corporation & plc and Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. announced today the signing of a memorandum of understanding with the government of Saint Lucia to form a joint venture to manage the existing cruise pier and terminal facilities in Saint Lucia, and to design, construct and operate a new cruise port on the island.

Carnival Corporation, Royal Caribbean and Government of St. Lucia Sign Memorandum of Understanding

Watch: Shaq stars in new Carnival Cruise Line safety video

Carnival's Chief Fun Officer Shaquille O’Neal is the star of a brand new safety briefing video that can be seen by guests onboard its ships.

The “Safety is Serious Fun” video stars Shaq, who appears in his nautical-themed “CFO office” and guides guests through the safety messages delivered by three Carnival crew members as they tour the ship and experience the dining, entertainment and recreation features that await the 5.2 million guests who annually sail with the world’s most popular cruise line.

Carnival Cruise Line Signs Three-Year Extension with Mobile, Alabama

Carnival Cruise Line and the City of Mobile signed a three-year extension at a press conference held aboard the Carnival Fantasy. That ship will continue sailing from Mobile through November 2022

With the agreement, Carnival Fantasy will continue its popular four- and five-day cruises to Mexico from the Alabama Cruise Terminal, bringing 170,000 guests to Mobile annually. 

Carnival Cruise Line resumes visits to Grand Bahama

Carnival Cruise Line announced it has resumed regular visits to Grand Bahamas with a visit today when Carnival Pride docked in Freeport. Carnival Elation will follow on Sunday, Oct. 13 and Carnival Freedom on Tuesday, Oct. 15.

Carnival passenger injured after falling onto cruise ship deck

A passenger on the Carnival Valor was injured after he fell off a railing to a lower deck.

"Carnival Cruise Line can confirm that a 23-year-old male guest sailing on Carnival Valor was injured on board and, after being evaluated by the ship’s medical team, it was determined that he required further evaluation and treatment," Vance Gulliksen, a spokesperson for Carnival said in a statement. "He was airlifted off the ship via helicopter and transferred to a shoreside medical facility."

Carnival begins construction on new Cruise Terminal in Sasebo, Japan

Carnival Corporation & plc announced it officially began construction of a new cruise terminal in Japan, located at the port of Sasebo.

Carnival announces Captain and senior officers for Mardi Gras cruise ship

Carnival Cruise Line announced the appointment of the senior officers for Mardi Gras, currently under construction at the Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland and set to debut in summer 2020.

Mardi Gras’ senior officers will include:

Royal Caribbean and Carnival cancel sailings to Cuba

In the wake of the new U.S. government policy change towards Cuba, Carnival and Royal Caribbean have both cancelled their sailings to Cuba.

Royal Caribbean

For all 2019 sailings on both Majesty of the Seas and Empress of the Seas, Royal Caribbean has secured alternative ports and is in the process of communicating the new itineraries to our guests and travel partners. For these guests, they will have the option of remaining on their sailing with the new itinerary and receiving a 50% refund or they may cancel their cruise and receive a full refund.

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