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Carnival Cruise Line orders another Excel-class ship

Feb 14, 2024

Carnival Cruise Line has announced its latest venture in expanding its fleet, finalizing an agreement with the German shipbuilder Meyer Werft to construct another Excel-class ship. Set to debut in spring 2027, this fourth Excel-class vessel marks a significant milestone for Carnival Corporation, representing its first new-build order in five years.

Carnival Cruise Line Carpenter Dies in Bahamas, Body Returned with Missing Organs

Feb 13, 2024

The Catania Prosecutor's Office has opened an investigation into the death of a 54-year-old Carnival Cruise Line carpenter who died in a hospital in the Bahamas. Alfio Torrisi passed away in October 2023 while under medical care at the Rand Memorial Hospital in Freeport, Bahamas. He was hospitalized after falling ill aboard the cruise ship Carnival Paradise, where he was employed by Techni Teak, a company based in Riposto, Sicily.

Carnival Magic hits pier in Ocho Rios

Feb 07, 2024

The cruise ship Carnival Magic, currently hosting the ShipRocked cruise encountered adverse weather conditions upon its arrival at Ocho Rios, Jamaica. 

Carnival Sunrise En Route to Dry Dock in Spain

Feb 06, 2024

The cruise ship Carnival Sunrise is currently crossing the Atlantic Ocean on its way to the dry dock at Navantia shipyard in Cadiz, Spain. The vessel, built in 1999, has been out of service since February 1 and is expected to arrive at the dry dock on February 10. The routine maintenance and refurbishment work will take two weeks.

Costa Firenze transferred to Carnival Cruise Line

Feb 05, 2024

Carnival Cruise Line has expanded its fleet to 27 ships with the recent addition of Costa Firenze, now renamed Carnival Firenze, from sister line Costa Cruises. This report highlights the key details of the new vessel and its upcoming operations.

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Carnival Transforms Levi’s Stadium to Celebration Key With Mixed Reality

Jan 31, 2024

Carnival Cruise Line recently unveiled its exciting new cruise destination on Grand Bahama using cutting-edge mixed reality, a technology that blends digital content with the real world. The innovative showcase took place at Levi’s Stadium in San Francisco, just before the San Francisco 49ers faced off against the Detroit Lions on January 28, 2024.

4 Former Carnival and Royal Caribbean Cruise Ships Could Start Operations for SeaJets

Jan 26, 2024

Recent speculations in the Greek media suggest that the former Costa cruise ship Costa Magica could be the first vessel to start operations for SeaJets. The ship, renamed Mykonos Magic, might set sail under SeaJets Cruises in June, kicking off the restart for three former Carnival Corporation and Royal Caribbean ships acquired by the company during the pandemic.

Arrivederci Costa Firenze – Hello Carnival Firenze!

Jan 22, 2024

On January 21, 2024, Costa Firenze bid farewell to its last voyage under the banner of Costa Cruises, concluding a two-week Mediterranean and Canary Islands cruise with a final stop in Savona. The next stop is Cadiz, Spain where the ship will undergo dry-dock at Navantia shipyard and will be rebranded as Carnival Firenze.

First Chinese-Built cruise ship sets sail from Shanghai

Jan 02, 2024

The first Chinese-built cruise ship Adora Magic City embarked on its maiden voyage from Shanghai, marking a significant step for Chinese shipbuilding capabilities and underscoring the ambition to reduce the dominance of European shipbuilders in the lucrative cruise sector.

Team Carnival Completes St. Jude Marathon And Raise Over $17,500

Dec 05, 2023

In the spirit of friendship and compassion, five members of the Carnival Family, led by Hailey Dennis, recently undertook a challenge that went beyond personal achievement. Six months ago, they set out a goal to train and complete the St. Jude Marathon in Memphis, all while fundraising for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital - ALSAC. The results of their efforts were not only measured in miles but in the tremendous impact they made on the lives of the children St. Jude serves.