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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.

Carnival reaches deal to pay $20 million in damages for polluting the environment

Federal prosecutors and Carnival Corporation have reached a tentative agreement to pay $20 million in fines, following evidence some of the cruise line's ships continued to pollute the oceans despite promising years ago to stop.

Carnival acknowledged in court documents Monday it violated terms of probation from a 2016 criminal conviction for discharging oily waste from its subsidary cruise line, Princess Cruise Lines, and subsequently covering it up.

Carnival Cruises announces new environmental policy changes

Carnival Cruise Line announced today sweeping changes to its fleet that are aimed at protecting the environmental impact of its ships.

Carnival Cruises' Senior Cruise Director and Brand Ambassador John Heald published a letter about a number of recent changes, explaining the importance the company places on the environment.

The cruise line is making some major changes on its ships over the next few months and some of the changes may have already been noticed on a recent cruise.

These changes include:

Carnival Cruise Line Adds Drinks to HUB App’s ‘Pizza Anywhere’ Feature

Following the successful rollout of Carnival Cruise Line HUB App’s ‘Pizza Anywhere’ feature, the company has expanded this functionality to include beverage delivery. After choosing a hand-tossed pizza with their preferred toppings, guests will be asked whether they would like a beer, soda or water to accompany their meal. To place an order, guests simply tap on the ship’s map to mark their location, take a selfie to identify themselves and select their desired order.

Carnival cruise ship rescues man from sinking boat

The Carnival Paradise rescued a man near Cozumel who was in a small, sinking boat last week.

The cruise ship was on a four-day cruise when it reversed course to save the man from Mexico.

"While en route back to its homeport of Tampa, Carnival Paradise was alerted of a small craft in distress with one person in the water while the ship was 13 miles north of Cozumel," Carnival Cruise Line spokesperson Vance Gulliksen explained. "Carnival Paradise reversed course and lowered a rescue boat, brought the mariner onboard and provided food, water and medical treatment."

Carnival teams up with the Harlem Globetrotters

The most famous basketball team and Carnival Cruise Line have teamed up, with Carnival becoming the official cruise line sponsor worldwide.

To celebrate the partnership, Carnival is launching an exclusive “Trot the Globe” sales event from May 21 – 23 which can be accessed at

Carnival Cruise Line moves AirShip to New York

Carnival Cruise Line is sending its AirShip to New York this summer to celebrate the arrival of Carnival Sunrise.  The month-long tour of the airship will coincide with the ship’s official naming ceremony at the Manhattan Cruise Terminal on May 23.

Carnival Cruises sued for offering cruises to Cuba

Carnival Corporation is being sued for doing business at properties the Cuban government seized in Cuba.

The lawsuit says Carnival is accused of touring to property confiscated by the Cuban government after the Fidel Castro-led revolution in 1959.

Jacksonville resident Javier Garcia-Bengochea and Kentucky-based Havana Docks Corp. both owned property in Cuba before it was seized. They're seeking damages from Carnival.

Carnival Sunrise departs from Norfolk on first sailing

Following a $200 million renovation, Carnival Sunrise is making her debut today at Norfolk’s Decker Half Moone Cruise Center.

Carnival Sunrise is kicking off an inaugural season of four- to 14-day voyages that visit destinations in the Caribbean, Bermuda, Bahamas, the Panama Canal, New England and Canada with the first four cruises from Norfolk.

Carnival Sunrise now includes popular features, such as:

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